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2 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield opposes casino despite selling 1st parcel of land to MGM

This Republican file photo of 82 Howard St., the former St. Joseph's rectory in the South End of Springfield, was purchased by MGM Resorts International in 2012 for $1 million, despite the building's value being assessed at $362,000. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield recently came out in opposition to casino gaming in Massachusetts, despite profiting off the sale, which helped clear the parcel for MGM's proposed $800 million casino resort.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Boston, MA, Media, MGM Mirage, South End (Boston, MA)

6 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston

A Tale Of Two Cities: Everett Celebrates Wynn Win; Revere Reacts To Casino Loss With Disappointment

Wynn Resorts wanted to bring a little bit of Las Vegas to Everett. It proposed a five-star destination resort on the the site of a former chemical plant on the banks of the Mystic River.

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Related Topix: Everett, MA, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Gaming, Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas, THQ, Video Games, Boston, MA, Charlestown (Boston, MA)

10 hrs ago | Hotel Business

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Completed

The multi-million-dollar renovation at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North has been completed, according to Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation. The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, located within the Concourse Corporate Center, underwent a transformation of all 372 guestrooms; the expansion of its 20,000 sq.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, MCS, Life, Food, Dining

Tue Sep 16, 2014

National Post

Hotel's 'tip-the-housekeeper' campaign draws ire from a public suffering tipping fatigue

For Edmontonian Jodi Costello, a night on the town is a flurry of mandatory monetary thank-yous: First, the cab driver gets a tip. Then the bartender during the wait for a table.

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Related Topix: Marriott International

CBC News

Marriott's new housekeeper tip envelopes spark etiquette debate

More than 160,000 Marriott hotel rooms across Canada and the U.S. will soon have envelopes prompting guests to tip their housekeeping staff. Guests staying at Marriott hotels will now have an extra prompt in their rooms reminding them to tip their housekeeper.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Canada

Hotel Interactive

Starwood Hotels' Aloft to Debut in El Paso, TX

Set to Launch in the summer of 2016, Aloft El Paso Downtown will Appeal to the Next Generation of Travelers with its Loft-Like Design, Intuitive Technologies and Live Music at the WXY Bar. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced plans for its leading-edge Aloft brand to debut in El Paso, Texas.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, El Paso, TX, University of Texas at El Paso

Daily Kos

Marriott will encourage guests to tip housekeepers. Um, yay?

Here's a mixed blessing for you: Marriott International will be encouraging guests in its hotels to tip the housekeepers , by leaving envelopes for that purpose in rooms. Which ... on the one hand, anything that improves low levels of tipping for this group of overwhelmingly female, mostly low-paid workers is good.

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Related Topix: Marriott International

Travel World News

The Luxury Collection Celebrates 140th Anniversary of Hotel Imperial...

As part of a multi-million dollar investment to restore one of Europe's most iconic hotels under The Luxury Collection, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today unveiled the restored public spaces at Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna. The one-year, $14M restoration of the hotel's ground floor, which includes the landmark lobby, a signature restaurant, destination bar, Imperial Cafe and Imperial Torte shop, and private event venues, was led by British interior designer Alex Kravetz, in close collaboration with the Bundesdenkmalamt .

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Related Topix: World News, Austria, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Travel/Tourism, Vienna, Austria Travel, Austria Travel, Europe Travel, Arts, Interior Design

The Day

Massachusetts gaming panel wants to hear more from Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts will get another chance to address the Massachusetts Gaming Commission this morning when the commission resumes deliberations that are expected to lead to the awarding of a casino license for the Greater Boston area. The commission adjourned Monday after discussing the casino operators' responses to tailored conditions the commission has proposed attaching to the license award.

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Related Topix: Destination Hotels and Resorts, Gaming, Wynn Resorts, Boston, MA, Charlestown (Boston, MA)

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Forbes.com

Let's Celebrate Global Tourism's Contributions on September 27 - World Tourism Day

I'm Ed Fuller, an internationally recognized hospitality industry leader, educator and author. I recently concluded a 40-year career with Marriott International where my experience included chief sales & marketing officer, global leadership in crisis management, future business assessment, top-level customer relationship management and long-term strategy development that applied corporate philosophies, delivered on brand promise and enabled ethical decisions.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Marketing, UC Irvine, Boston University, Irvine, CA, Business News

Building Operating Management

Only open 6 years, San Francisco hotel still has potential for major water savings

"We went from zero occupancy to 100 percent in three days," says Harry Hobbs, the hotel's director of engineering. "InterContinental Hotels wrote us a letter telling us we were their most successful hotel opening in 60 years of the company."

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Related Topix: InterContinental Hotels Group

Canada NewsWire

Four Seasons Food Truck Kicks Off Tour Down America's East Coast

In each destination, the local Four Seasons culinary team will play host on the truck, serving up exclusive menus and culinary experiences to the local community and hotel guests, ranging from intimate farm dinners to charity events in partnership with local universities. "After a great run down the West Coast last year, we are thrilled to kick off our East Coast tour," said , Vice President of Food and Beverage, Americas.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Four Seasons Hotels, Life, Food, Recipes, Dining

Hotel News Resource

DoubleTree Grand Key Resort Sold for $77 Million

RLJ Lodging Trust today announced that it has acquired the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort located in Key West, FL for a purchase price of $77.0 million, or approximately $358,000 per key. RLJ Lodging Trust today announced that it has acquired the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort located in Key West, FL for a purchase price of $77.0 million, or approximately $358,000 per key.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL

Business Journal

Up To Speed: Home Depot acted proactively to prevent a breach, but not in time

Alibaba has received enough demand for its initial public offering that it plans to stop taking orders for the record-breaking sale early, said people with knowledge of the matter. Betty Liu reports on "In The Loop."

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Related Topix: Home Depot, Retail, Household Products, Target, Home, Home Improvement, Marriott International

NewsOK.com

Gambling regulators resume Boston casino talks

State gambling regulators were to resume discussions on awarding the lucrative Boston-area casino license to either Wynn Resorts or Mohegan Sun. In a surprise move, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission suspended last week's deliberations in order to give the two casino giants time to respond to a series of terms and conditions the panel wants to impose on the projects.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Gaming, Wynn Resorts

WAVE-TV Louisville

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called "The Envelope Please," begins this week.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, DuBois, PA

KOLD-TV Tucson

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

By BETH J. HARPAZ AP Travel Editor NEW YORK - Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called "The Envelope Please," begins this week.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Cornell University, DuBois, PA

News9 Oklahoma City

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

A Manhattan judge must decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with murder in the death of a 1979 missing boy. The videotaped confession of a man who admitted killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 is expected to be played in court as a Manhattan judge determines whether it is fair game for the suspect's murder trial.

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Related Topix: Marriott International, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Crain's New York Business

The BR Guest coup

When titans Barry Sternlicht and Stephen Hanson began clashing over how to run BR Guest Hospitality, Mr. Sternlicht quietly began casting around for a new chief executive for the restaurant company. In June 2013, the investment banker hired James Gersten, a veteran restaurateur, as a senior vice president overseeing hospitality for his growing hotel portfolio - but he had bigger plans for him.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Travel/Tourism, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Home Listing, Home

Seeking Alpha

Intrawest Resorts Holdings' (SNOW) CEO Bill Jensen on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Greetings and welcome to Intrawest Resorts Holdings Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode.

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Related Topix: Recreation, Intrawest Corporation

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