Westin Nova Scotian Honours Bartender

HALIFAX — Halifax's Westin Nova Scotian hotel, a New Castle Hotels and Resorts property, has named a cocktail lounge after a longtime employee who’s been serving drinks...

Hilton Seeks Partners for New Restaurants

MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to open 500 new restaurants globally over the next three years and is seeking partnerships with restaurateurs to make...

IHG Introduces Wellness Hotel Concept

ATLANTA — The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has introduced Even, its newest wellness-based hotel brand and eighth brand in its portfolio. “The wellness sector continues...

Choice Opens 5,000th Franchised Property

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Choice Hotels International, Inc. has reached a milestone, with the opening of the Comfort Suites hotel in Katy, Texas, its 5,000th domestic franchised...

Windows by Jamie Kennedy Opens

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Windows by Jamie Kennedy has opened at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ont. “Chef Kennedy brings this...

Wynn Buys Out Okada

LAS VEGAS — Wynn Resorts Ltd. has forcibly bought all shares controlled by Kazuo Okada after finding the Japanese tycoon made improper payments to overseas gambling regulators,...

BW Launches Facebook Booking

PHOENIX — Best Western International is expanding its reach, allowing travellers to reserve hotel rooms on its Facebook page. “More than ever, Best Western’s customers...

Sheraton Set to Open 20 Hotels in 2012

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced plans to open 20 new Sheraton Hotels in 2012, with 12 in China. “Sheraton’s impressive global pipeline...

Choice Hotels Honours Its Top Properties

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada honoured 26 of its properties for excelling in guest satisfaction, awarding nine hotels with a Platinum Hospitality Award, and giving 17 Gold...

TripAdvisor Reveals Optimism for Hotel Sector

NEW YORK — The Trip Advisor Business Survey, one of the world’s largest hotel business surveys, completed by more than 9,000 accommodation owners and managers worldwide, revealed...