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Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012WITH the Bahamas Food Services/Sysco deal moving forward, one Bahamian wholesaler yesterday expressed hope that Bahamian-owned suppliers could survive if the Texas-based distribution giant stuck to serving the hotel industry. Patrick Treco, managing director of Continental...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012SOLD: Large Back Bay residence, 149 RMS, BALLPARK VU. European-style with luxury appointments in sizzling neighborhood. Kitchen with award-winning food service. Convenient access to public transportation, snazzy retail shops (some in-house) and restaurants (ditto). BU sold the four-star Hotel Commonwealth this week to a partnership...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012With more tourists, business travelers and conventioneers visiting the city, downtown Chicago is about to get more of something else: hotel rooms. Seven hotels comprising 2,340 rooms are under construction downtown, including a 400-room Loews hotel in Streeterville that broke ground last week. With 37,921 rooms downtown now, that’s...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012The recently closed Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel has been sold to a Los Angeles firm that operates parking lots. The financially troubled hotel, at 4747 S. Howell Ave., was sold to a pair of investment groups affiliated with the L&R Group, according to state real estate records filed Thursday. The sale price was $3.3 million. L&R...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2012 (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — MCR Development LLC announced today that it has acquired ten Marriott and Hilton hotels from Skye Hospitality. The portfolio is comprised of 1,294 rooms and is characterized by its young age, high-quality construction, and prominent visibility in four Baltimore...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Digicel and Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) today broke ground on the $45 million 175-room Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand hotel in the Turgeau area of Port-au-Prince, with opening expected in early 2015, making it the first four-star branded hotel in Haiti. At a ceremony...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012VANCOUVER, Dec. 18, 2012 (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) – A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (the Fund) and A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (A&W Food Services) announced today that, effective January 5, 2013, the number of A&W restaurants for which royalties are paid to A&W Trade Marks Limited Partnership...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012HONG KONG, Dec. 18, 2012 (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) – Hong Kong-based Great Eagle Group, owner of Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Canada, will assume management of the 1,590-room property under its subsidiary Langham Hospitality Group. Starting 1 July 2013, the landmark hotel will be rebranded The Chelsea Toronto....

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012MIAMI–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)–Brilla Group, a Miami-based private equity firm focused on the hotel and resort asset class in South Florida, the Caribbean, México, and Colombia, announced today the sale of one of its portfolio assets, The Raleigh, to a joint venture between David Edelstein, owner of Miami...

Last Updated - Saturday, December 29, 2012TAMPA, Fla.–(www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com)–Iconic twelve-time world wrestling champion, movie star and producer Hogan announced today the launch of Hogan’s Beach, a 20,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar located at the Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel. Opening New Year’s Eve, the new hotspot offers...

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