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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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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