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Pizza Hut Opens First Restaurant in Africa

DALLAS & JOHANNESBURG–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Pizza Hut  today announced the opening of its first restaurant in Africa. The introduction of Pizza Hut on the Continent reflects the ...

FelCor Sells Two Non-Strategic Hotels

IRVING, Texas–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated today announced that it sold its 446-room Holiday Inn-Toronto Airport and 221-room Embassy Suites Hotel-Indianapolis North for aggregate gross ...

Sonic Announces Fiscal 2015 Outlook

OKLAHOMA CITY–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced its fiscal 2015 outlook. “We have had great momentum in our business ...

The Components Of Franchise Fees

Atlanta GA (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com – By Robert Mandelbaum And Gary McDade) Hotel franchise companies (“the brands/chains”) charge their franchisees a series of fees that cover a ...

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens First Hotel On The Asian Side of Istanbul

September 15, 2014 – ISTANBUL and MCLEAN, Va. (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) – Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi, the debut of its flagship ...

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Ecuador Will Tax Fast Food in Effort to Fight Obesity Rates

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has announced a sweeping movement to crack down on the country’s soaring obesity rates by imposing a tax on junk ...

Marriott to Open First Hotel in Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador – September 16, 2014 (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)Marriott International’s signature brand, Marriott Hotels, announced plans to open the 202-room Marriott Hotel in Guayaquil in 2016, The ...

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for Quito Airport Hotel

QUITO, ECUADOR–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) – September 15, 2014 – Wyndham Hotel Group,  announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor, the ...

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Hilton Worldwide Anticipates 60 Percent Growth of Latin America Portfolio

MCLEAN, Va, USA – Sept. 16, 2014 - (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Hilton Worldwide announces plans to open nearly 40 hotels and resorts in Latin America by the ...

Robert Koger ordered to pay Host Hotels and Resorts $20M+

Alexandrian Virginia – September 16 2014 – (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has issued a preliminary order of ...

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International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year

Madrid, Spain, 15 September 2014 (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism ...

Delta Waterloo Opens in Canada’s Technology Triangle

September 15, 2014 – Waterloo, ON (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) – Delta Hotels and Resorts today announced the official opening of the new Delta Waterloo hotel in Waterloo, ...

Carl's Jr. grilling up controversy

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