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Marriott International Announces New Loyalty Brand

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has unveiled its new loyalty brand, Marriott Bonvoy, which will replace the Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)...

Starwood Launches Innovation Studio

STAMFORD, CONN. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled Starlab, an innovation studio located in Manhattan, N.Y.’s Garment District. Starlab unites the company’s digital, design and...

Courtyard Marks 1,000th Hotel Milestone

BETHESDA, Md. ― Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating its 1,000th hotel milestone. Celebrations kick off today at the grand opening of the Courtyard Agra in India. On March...

Marriott and Starwood Shareholders Approve Merger

BETHESDA, Md. and STAMFORD, Conn. — Stockholders of both Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have voted to move forward with the proposed...

AHIP Sells Oklahoma-based Hotel

VANCOUVER — American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) has sold its 77-room Country Inn & Suites by Carlson hotel located in Norman, Okla. for US$4.5 million. The...

Hilton Launches Meetings-and-Events Focused Brand

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton has launched a new upscale brand focused on meetings and events. Signia Hilton aims to transform the industry...

Westin Launches Competition to Design New Kids’ Menu

STAMFORD, Conn. — Westin Hotels & Resorts has launched a global competition to reinvent recipes for the brand’s Eat Well Menu for Kids. Hotel associates will have six...

Four Seasons Creates Fund in Honour of Former CEO

TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has created an empowerment fund at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in honour of its former...
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RLHC Announces New Brand Alignments

SPOKANE, Wash. — Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC) has unveiled the evolution of its brand portfolio following the acquisition of Vantage Hospitality’s hotel-franchising business in September 2016. “Our...

Rena Reiss Named Executive VP, General Counsel for Marriott International

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International, Inc. has appointed Rena Hozore Reiss as executive vice-president and general counsel, reporting to president and CEO Arne Sorenson and serving as...