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Jan132016

History of Residence Inn brand at 40 years old

The largest Residence Inn worldwide opened November 2015 as the 380 room Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Loop. The hotel marked the 700th hotel for Marriott International’s Residence Inn brand and celebrated 40 years since the opening of The Residence in Wichita, Kansas by Jack DeBoer, which introduced the extended stay hotel concept to the industry in…

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Jan062016

Skift publishes details of Marriott-Starwood deal

Skift.com has Dennis Schaal’s The Inside Story of How Marriott Didn’t Want Starwood Until It Did, where he pieced together the Starwood Hotels acquisition puzzle story of 2015. There were other players in the 2015 speculation of which hotel chain SPG members would ultimately bed with and presumably IHG, Hyatt and the Chinese all played…

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Aug312015

Grand Bohemian Charleston newest Marriott Autograph Collection hotel

Grand Bohemian Charleston Hotel in South Carolina has opened as the newest Marriott Autograph Collection hotel. The property is a Kessler Collection hotel from Richard Kessler, a boutique hotel developer from Savannah, Georgia. His Kessler Collection hotels formed the original core of Marriott Autograph Collection hotel brand when it launched five years ago. Autograph Collection…

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