Recent openings include a 60-room AmericInn in Jonesborough, TN and a 42-room AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Belle Fourche, SD.
Carlson Hotels Worldwide
Minneapolis-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide added 12 properties — one Radisson SAS, four Radissons, four Country Inns & Suites, one Park Plaza Hotel and two Park Inns — to its global portfolio in April.
Additions in the U.S. include Country Inns & Suites in Oxford, AL, Wilder, KY, North Charleston, SC and El Dorado, AR; two Radissons in Fort Worth, TX; Radissons in Des Plaines, IL and Columbia, SC; and a Park Plaza Hotel in Lancaster, PA.
Choice Hotels International
In May, Choice added three properties — two Quality Inns and a Quality Suites — in Mexico City. The company also signed Mexicana Airlines as its 11th airline rewards partner.
The new-construction Hilton Canary Wharf opens this month in London. The 283-room property is Hilton's 16th in the city.
Harrison Inn Stardust, Inc. opened the Hilton Suites Ocean City (MD) Oceanfront in early June. A subsidiary manages the 225-unit property.
When it opens later this summer, the Ft. Myers/Estero (FL) Embassy Suites Hotel will be the company's 1,000th property to open since it merged with Promus Corp. in 1999.
GEM Realty Capital, Merrill Lynch Global Principal Investments, Bonnet Creek Venture Ltd., Hilton Hotels and other investors will develop a 1,000-room Hilton and a 500-room Waldorf=Astoria at Bonnet Creek, a resort development adjacent to Walt Disney World in central Florida. The Waldorf=Astoria will be the brand's first ground-up property to be built since the original in New York City. The complex opens in 2009.
Later this year, Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Ltd. will open the new Hilton Hefei in the capital of Anhui Province in China. Hilton will manage the 556-room property.
In the past two months, Homewood Suites by Hilton properties opened in Holyoke, MA; Houston; Maryland Heights, MO; and Brighton, MI.
Recent Hilton Garden Inn openings include properties in Greenbelt, MD and Manchester, NH.
Recent additions to the family of brands include Scottish Inns in Utica, NY and North Tonawanda, NY; Passport Inns in Niagara Falls, ON and Niagara Falls, NY; a Passport Inn & Suites in Natchez, MS; and Red Carpet Inns in Anderson, IN, Beckley, WV and Virginia Beach, VA.
InterContinental Hotels Group
NorthStar Hotels Group converted a former Hilton in Cherry Hill, NJ into a 408-room Crowne Plaza.
A partnership between IHG and Al Futtaim Group will open three hotels next year in the Dubai Festival City mixed-use development. The new properties include a 500-room InterContinental, a 215-unit InterContinental Residence Suites and a 316-room Crowne Plaza.
In early June, Hospitality Properties Trust opened a Staybridge Suites in Parsippany, NJ. IHG manages the 150-unit property.
Bluehawk Investments and Normandy Realty Co. selected The Peabody Hotel Group to manage their Holiday Inn in Newton, MA. Peabody will also assist in the repositioning of the 193-room property.
Hayes Reid Development Group recently completed renovations and conversion of a former Hampton Inn in Celebration, FL into The Palms Hotel by Lexington. The 160-room property is the hotel component of The Palms Hotel and Villas, a condo hotel resort in central Florida.
Developer Louis Cappelli will build The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in downtown White Plains, NY. The project, which includes 123 hotel rooms and more than 400 private condo units, is part of the $400-million Renaissance Square mixed-use development.
Highland Hospitality Corp. converted a former Radisson in Mt. Laurel, NJ into a Marriott Hotel. Sage Hospitality operates the 283-room property.
Texarkana Lodging last month opened a TownePlace Suites in Texarkana, TX. InterMountain Management operates the 85-suite property.
The new Residence Inn Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar opened last month in south Florida. White Lodging Services manages the 130-unit property.
A joint venture between Leisure Sports, Inc. and R.D. Olson Development will build a Renaissance ClubSport in Aliso Viejo, CA. The 174-room property opens in late 2007.
Ocean Park Hotels recently started construction on two new Courtyards by Marriott in California: a 138-room property in San Luis Obispo and a 140-unit hotel in Santa Clarita.
Marriott recently honored Atlanta-based Sivica Hospitality with its Partnership Circle Award, the top honor for its franchise partners. Sivica operates 15 properties, including 11 Marriott-branded hotels.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
A venture between Genesis and Lionstone Development will build a St. Regis Resort and Residences on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The project, which opens in 2008, includes 133 hotel rooms and 49 condo hotel residences.
Developers Ideurban Consultores and DINE broke ground in May on a St. Regis Resort in the resort community of Punta Mita, Mexico.
Zhejiang Haiwai Holding Co. selected Starwood to operate the Sheraton Hangzhou Hotel, Qianjiang in the Zhejiang Province of China. The 400-room property opens in 2009.
Focus Lodging Group recently converted a former independent hotel to the Sheraton Independence Hotel in suburban Cleveland. The hotel has 179 rooms.
The LeFrak Organization and Melvin Simon & Associates will build a 26-story Westin on the waterfront in Jersey City, NJ. The 429-room hotel will open in 2008.
Shanghai You You International Plaza Co. refurbished and converted a former independent property in Shanghai, China into a Four Points by Sheraton.
Starwood signed deals for two aloft hotels in Canada. Manga Hotels International will build a 250-room aloft in downtown Toronto, while Silver Hotel Group is developing a 136-unit property at Trudeau Airport in Montreal.
Sheraton Woodbridge LLC, a subsidiary of American Property Management, named Hersha Hospitality Management to operate the 307-room Sheraton at Woodbridge Place in Iselin, NJ.
The Trump Organization
The Trump Organization and Irongate will develop a Trump International Hotel and Tower as part of Outrigger Enterprises' Waikiki Beach Walk project in Honolulu. The beachfront luxury property will have 460 condo hotel units.
US Franchise Systems
A new Microtel Inn & Suites opened in May in Gardendale, AL. Bella Investments owns and Essex Hotel Management operates the 82-room property.
Walt Disney World Resorts
Walt Disney Resorts was inadvertently left out of The Brand Report in the March 1 issue of Lodging Hospitality. The company has 20 resorts with 25,545 rooms.
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