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International Tourism Remains Strong

(hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals ...

Man dies after fall from downtown Austin hotel balcony

Austin (hospitalitybuisnessnews.com) According to the Statesman.com, a man has died after falling from a balcony on the seventh floor of the Hilton Garden Inn on ...

Westin to open new Hotel in the greater Houston area

STAMFORD, Conn.–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)– Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and The Howard Hughes Corporation today announced that the renowned Westin brand will soon open its fifth ...

Vantage Hospitality Group Agrees to Acquire America’s Best Franchising’s Hotel Brands

CLEVELAND, July 17, 2014 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire America’s Best Franchising, Inc.’s ...

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Acquires Rim Hospitality’s Management Platform

ARLINGTON, Va., July 17, 2014 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) – Interstate Hotels & Resorts announced today the acquisition of the management agreements of Rim Hospitality. Interstate will create a ...

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McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

BEIJING (AP) — McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them ...

Police say deadly hotel fall was accidental

ST. LOUIS (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) According to FoxNewsNow Police say a man’s fatal fall from the 10th floor of a St. Louis hotel was accidental. They identified ...

Officials suspect suicide after body found at base of Marriott hotel

MONROVIA (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) According to the Pasedenastarnews.com, suicide is suspected after a man plummeted to his death from the top of the Courtyard Marriott hotel in ...

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U.S. Hotels In Profitable Portion Of Business Cycle

(By: Robert Mandelbaum and Gary McDade) Despite the slowdown in the pace of rooms revenue (RevPAR) growth in 2013, U.S. hotels were able to sustain ...

Should Restaurants Be Allowed to Add Gratuity?

A New York U.S. District judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against Darden Restaurants (and several other high-end NYC restaurants) alleging that adding automatic ...

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Omar Amanat Wins Lawsuit Victory Against Doronin For Control of Amanresorts

LONDON, July 18, 2014 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) – In a legal victory for entrepreneur Omar Amanat,  Adrian Zecha, 81, renowned hotelier and founder of Amanresorts, has been reinstated ...

Huddle House Diner Franchise to Add 10 Units in Long Island

LONG ISLAND, NY–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)  – Jul 17, 2014 – Huddle House diner franchise is adding 10 units over the next five years in New York, marking ...