Accor North America
In late September, Emerald Hospitality opened the 120-room Novotel Toronto Airport. The property underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation.
PC Hotels opened an AmericInn Lodge & Suites last month in Moorhead, MN.
LA Hotel Enterprise LLC broke ground recently on an AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Perham, MN. The 49-unit property will open next spring.
Best Western International
Additions to the membership group include the Best Western North East (MD) Inn; the Best Western Riverview Inn and Suites in Rahway, NJ; the Best Western Mount Olive Hotel in Budd Lake, NJ; the Best Western La Grange (TX) Inn and Suites; the Best Western Bar-celona Suites in Albuquerque, NM; the Best Western Garden Inn in Union City, GA; the Best Western Fairgrounds Inn in Du Quoin, IL; the Best Western Tempe (AZ) by the Mall; and the Best Western Commerce (GA) Inn.
Owners of a new luxury condo building in the Times Square area of New York City named BridgeStreet as sole corporate housing manager for the building. Fifty of the property's 137 condo units are set aside as corporate apartments.
Budget Host Inns
The membership chain added nine affiliated inns so far in 2006, including properties in Eureka Springs, AR; Monte Vista, CO; North Branch, MN; Sioux City, NE; Stroudsburg, PA; Humble, TX; Texarkana, TX; Alexandria, VA; and a new-construction inn in central Texas.
Carlson Hotels Worldwide
Carlson Hotels added eight properties in August, including a Radisson Hotel in India, a Radisson SAS Hotel in Ireland; and five Country Inns & Suites and one Park Inn in the U.S.
The Palms in Turks and Caicos will be rebranded as The Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos. The 72-suite property will change names in early 2007.
Choice Hotels International
Choice Hotels added 32 properties in August and 31 in September.
Franchisee Dean Patel, owner of Airport Hospitality LLC, broke ground last month on a Cambria Suites in Savannah, GA. The property opens next September.
Hanuman Enterprises named Atlanta-based Hotel Equities to manage its 73-room Sleep Inn & Suites in Kingsland, GA.
Hampton Inns opened 11 hotels in August and five in September.
JSC Sadko Hotel chose Interstate Hotels & Resorts to manage the Hilton Leningradskaya in Moscow, Russia. The 275-room property is undergoing renovation and will reopen in mid-2007.
Las month, an affiliate of Buccini/Pollin Group opened the Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport. PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. operates the 280-room property.
Following a $60-million restoration, the former Heidelberg/Capitol House Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA reopened last month as the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Capitol House Hotel Operating Co. owns and Prism Hotels manages the 290-room property.
Northridge Capital chose Crestline Hotels & Resorts to manage its 189-room Hilton Garden Inn Arlington (VA) Courthouse Plaza.
Village Resorts LLC will open an Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa this month in La Quinta, CA. Hilton will manage the 146-unit property.
Historic Hotels of America
The National Trust Historic Hotels of America added nine members: Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, AZ; Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco; Hamilton Crowne Plaza, Washington, DC; Palmer House Hilton, Chicago; Hotel Pere Marquette, Peoria, IL; Hilton Baton Rouge (LA) Capitol Center; Historic Tidewater Inn, Easton, MD; Union Station, a Wyndham Historic Hotel, Nashville; and The Buccaneer, Christiansted, USVI.
Ahsel Holding converted a former Regent Hotel to the second InterContinental in the capital of Kazakhstan. Renovations to the 290-room InterContinental Almaty included the addition of 15 suites.
Following a $4-million renovation, Promotora de Hoteles S.A. recently relaunched the InterContinental Medellin in Columbia.
The new InterContinental Boston opens this month. The property has 424 guestrooms and suites.
Crown Realty & Development Corp. will develop the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, AZ. The 292-room property opens in 2008.
New Holiday Inn Express properties will be developed in Markham/Richmond Hill, ON, Canada and Medellin, Colombia. A 64-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites opened in September in Toole, UT.
J Herzog & Sons, Inc. hired Richfield Hospitality to manage its recently acquired 200-room Holiday Inn Parkside in Missoula, MT.
A new Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites opened in September in Ann Arbor, MI. Ann Arbor Lodging LLC owns and The Koehler Organization operates the 107-room property.
Crowne Plaza news: MHI Hospitality Corp. will develop a 310-unit property in Hollywood, FL; Castrop Wolfe Development is converting a former Clarion in Dublin, OH to a 217-room Crowne Plaza; Trinity Hotel Investors named Crestline Hotels & Resorts to manage Crowne Plaza properties in Englewood, NJ and Williamsburg, VA; a former InterContinental in Bogota, Colombia will be rebranded as a Crowne Plaza; and Roberts Hotels Group opened a 218-room Crowne Plaza in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta.
Shree Balaji LLC opened a Staybridge Suites in Davenport, IA. Dellisart Lodging manages the 80-suite property.
In partnership with the Beetham Organization, Jumeirah will develop and operate the Jumeirah Hotel at Beet-ham Tower in London's South Riverbank neighborhood. The 261-unit property will open in 2011.
New Courtyard by Marriott properties opened recently in St. Petersburg, FL; Hattiesburg, MS; and Marlborough, MA.
Morgans Hotel Group
A joint venture between Morgans Hotel Group and an affiliate of Hudson Capital have purchased an apartment building in South Beach, FL and will convert it to a 342-unit Mondrian Hotel.
NYLO Hotels broke ground this month on its first hotel, a 176-room property in Plano, TX. A second groundbreaking is stated for Warwick, RI in the second quarter of 2007.
The Blue Rose, a 1,292-unit condo hotel complex under development in Orlando, joined Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
The Preferred Boutique division recently added seven properties, including three in the U.S.: The Lodge at Sea Island, St. Simons Island, GA; Sherry Netherland, New York; and Fifteen Beacon, Boston.
The Honigman Group will break ground early next year on Rosewood Telluride, a luxury resort and residential complex in Colorado. The mixed-use complex will include 75 guestrooms and 65 residences.
Total Service Development LLC signed a deal to develop up to 12 Settle Inn properties in Wisconsin. The first, an 81-room property in Grand Chute, will open next year.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
The Resort at Singer Island (FL), a Luxury Collection property, opens next month. WCI Communities is developing the resort, which includes 239 suites and 66 residences.
Asha Companies will develop an aloft hotel in Chantilly, VA. The 131-room property will open in 2008.
Barry Real Estate Cos. will develop the W Atlanta Downtown Hotel & Residences. The property, which opens in 2008, will have 237 hotel rooms and 76 condo units.
The 411-room Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL opened in early September.
A former Clarion Hotel recently reopened as the Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport. RCG-KC Hotel LLC owns the 200-room property.
Noble Investment Group renovated and converted a former Wyndham Hotel to the Sheraton Metairie-New Orleans. The property has 182 rooms.
US Franchise Systems
New Microtel Inn & Suites properties opened recently in Tracy, CA; Dover, DE; Altus, OK; Kingsland, GA; and Charles Pointe, WV.
Wyndham Hotel Group
Piedmont Avenue Holdings selected Crescent Hospitality Corp. to oversee the renovation and reflagging of two downtown Atlanta properties into a 211-room Wyndham Garden Hotel and a 242-room Baymont Inn & Suites.
Owner P.D. Patel and operator Hotel Equities recently reopened the Wingate Inn in Alpharetta, GA following an extensive renovation. The 84-room property was one of the first three Wingates to open on the same day in 1996.
Wyndham will manage or franchise 15 Wyndham Hotel properties in key markets, including Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago New York City.
Six new Super 8 Hotels opened in China in September. Three of the properties are in Beijing.
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