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Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012PETIONVILLE — The long-awaited soiree in the middle of the week attracted an invitation-only crowd of 800, including foreign diplomats, local celebrities and Haiti’s well-heeled and politically connected — all of whom had been waiting years for the final...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man shot and fatally wounded a woman, then killed himself Friday at the Excalibur hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, sending many patrons fleeing in fear. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. near the high-rise hotel’s front entrance, Las Vegas Metro Police Lt. Ray Steiber said. The man died at the...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012NIEUWPOORT, Curacao, Dec. 15, 2012 (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — Santa Barbara Hospitality, N.V., a hotel investment group, today announced that the former Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is under new management and will operate under a new name. The owner terminated its management agreement with Hyatt...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012DORADO, PR–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)  – Dec 12, 2012 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., recognized as the global leader in luxury hospitality, is pleased to debut the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Americas with Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico. Situated on 1,400...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012STAMFORD, Conn. STAMFORD, Conn.–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)–Dec. 13, 2012– Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. Boasting a prime location within the prestigious waterfront community of Tarpon Point, The Westin...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012LAS VEGAS, Dec. 11, 2012 (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment announced today that Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill will open at Caesars Palace Dec. 18, and that Gordon Ramsay BurGR will open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Dec 22.  Two restaurants from the same chef opening within...

Last Updated - Thursday, January 10, 2013OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 10, 2012 (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — McDonald’s Corporation today announced...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012Silver Spring, Md. (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) December 5, 2012 – Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, continues to grow its system size with the announcement of 76 newly opened franchised properties during the third quarter of 2012.  Additionally, the company has executed...

Last Updated - Sunday, December 30, 2012Bethesda, MD –Marriott International (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) announced today plans to introduce two of its mid-market hotel brands, the Fairfield Inn and Courtyard by Marriott brands in Brazil. The company will open a new 165-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and a 160-room Fairfield Inn...

Last Updated - Sunday, December 30, 2012PITTSBURGH — The Fairmont hotel in downtown Pittsburgh has been deemed safe after a bomb threat was called into the hotel Thursday afternoon. Authorities said the threat was called in to police for the hotel about 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Police Lt. Jason Lando said bomb dogs went through the entire hotel and found nothing. The scene...

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