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RPI August 2014

Restaurant Performance Index Registers August Gain

(Washington, D.C.)  (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant ...

Hilton Worldwide Opens First DoubleTree by Hilton in Queensland

SYDNEY–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. The 237-room Cairns hotel, formerly a Holiday Inn, occupies an exceptional waterfront location ...

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Acquires JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

ANNAPOLIS, Md.–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Chesapeake Lodging Trust  announced today that it has closed on the previously announced acquisition of the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square for ...

IHG Announces First Holiday Inn Express Hotel for Managua

MIAMI–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– IHG announces the opening of the first Holiday Inn Express hotel for Managua, Nicaragua. The new-build, 114-room Holiday Inn Express Managua hotel is located ...

Southeast Restaurant Group Purchases 20 TGI Fridays Restaurants

NEW ORLEANS–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Southeast Restaurant Group which currently operates TGI Fridays™ restaurants in Alabama and Louisiana, announced today the purchase of an additional 20 Fridays restaurants. ...

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Pamela Smith Imprisoned for Woodstock Inn Embezzlement

(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Pamela Smith, 58, of Barnard, was sentenced on September 22, ...

Huddle House Sued by EEOC for Racial Harassment

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) H2H Enterprises, Inc., dba Huddle House, violated federal law by subjecting a black employee to a hostile work environment because ...

Hotel Nikko Guangzhou Opens in November

TOKYO–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Nikko Hotels International, JAL Hotels Co., Ltd.’s international luxury hotel group, announced that in November it will open Hotel Nikko Guangzhou, its new luxury ...

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Interval Leisure Group Completes Acquisition of Hyatt Residential Group

MIAMI & CHICAGO–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Interval Leisure Group  a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging across a broad spectrum of the vacation industry, has completed the previously ...

Westin Hotels to Launch in Greenwood Village, Colorado

STAMFORD, Conn.–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced plans to open The Westin Greenwood Village in 2016. Owned by Greenwood Village Hotel, LLC, ...

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Fire at Shangri-la Hotel Mongolia

(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) A fire broke out at the high rise Shangri-la Hotel in Mongolia on Monday. The hotel is currently under construction and was expected to ...

Wyndham Hotel Group to Open First Ramada in Ethiopia

(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of a management agreement for the Hotel Group’s first property in Ethiopia, the 136-room Ramada Addis. Upon ...

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