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Hilton Reveals 2015 Lifestyle Brand

Hilton Reveals 2015 Lifestyle Brand

At last, Hilton Worldwide is expanding. The international chain recently announced a propitious new lifestyle brand called Canopy, aimed at travelers who value design, social common areas, and advanced technology. Christopher Nassetta, Hilton Worldwide CEO, announced the lifestyle-geared chain to nearly 1,900 owners and developers at Hilton Worldwide’s Global Partnership Conference last week. To date, […]

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Capitol Hill Hotel Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer

Capitol Hill Hotel Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer

Guests of the Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard look forward to contemporary style, tech-friendly features, and during October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), the chance to make the world a breast-cancer-free place. The hotel, which is located near Nationals Stadium, is partnering with GoPink!DC to collect donations this month for the American Cancer Society […]

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The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Announces an Immersion of Industrial-Chic

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Announces an Immersion of Industrial-Chic

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. has revealed a fresh, new look with luxurious enhancements to its 86 spacious guest rooms and suites. Inspired by Georgetown’s rich past as a thriving waterfront industry, the re-imagined guest rooms and suites feature a blend of vintage and industrial-chic elements, complemented with fine details, contemporary artwork and state-of-the-art technology. […]

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Hotels going hip, high tech

Hotels going hip, high tech

A great story about how hotels are reinventing themselves through technology by  Jodi Mohrmann,  published in news4jax Some U.S. hotels are going for a new look, including funky furniture and high-end décor. “When choosing a hotel my friends and I will steer towards a more modern and hip hotel,” said frequent traveler Paige Woodburn. She […]

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ILHA Conference Talks Hotel Online Reputation Management & Retail Partnership Opportunities

ILHA Conference Talks Hotel Online Reputation Management & Retail Partnership Opportunities

How does your hotel handle negative reviews online? Who manages your social media presence? Learn the most effective best practices in online reputation management, ensuring your hotel’s reputation stays intact. Who is the panel? Chris Keneally, Relationship Selling Evangelist with LinkedIn, V.J. Kelley, Head of Key Accounts at TripAdvisor, Jonathan Newbury, Vice President, Strategic Development […]

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D.C. hotel market undergoing building boom

D.C. hotel market undergoing building boom

Washington, D.C.’s boutique hoteliers are looking to bring a new demographic to a market whose approximately 106,000 hotel rooms, about the same number as New York’s, trail only Las Vegas, Orlando and Chicago among the largest U.S. hotel markets. These operators are also trying to reverse the trend of falling revenue caused largely by federal […]

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Host’s Sprint Four the Cure 5K to Benefit Cancer Research

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Host’s Sprint Four the Cure 5K to Benefit Cancer Research

Hosted by Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, the 34th annual Sprint Four the Cure 5K run/walk will be held on September 20 along the Potomac Parkway. Proceeds from this annual event support cancer research at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Sprint Four the Cure is a family-friendly event that includes a kids’ […]

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Local hotels struggle with low demand, high supply

Local hotels struggle with low demand, high supply

Great article by Abha Bhattarai publishd at washington post that discuses the low demand on hotels in DC. Hotel occupancy rates and revenues are up across the country — but not in Washington, where factors including government cutbacks and the introduction of the Marriott Marquis near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center have had a […]

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Groundbreaking for Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Groundbreaking for Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

  Donald J. Trump, president and chairman of The Trump Organization, and Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, executive vice presidents of development and acquisitions, broke ground on Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C., the company’s $200 million redevelopment of The Old Post Office. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Vincent Gray, Muriel Bowser, Council […]

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Washington, DC’s Metrorail Expansion Opening this Week

Washington, DC’s Metrorail Expansion Opening this Week

Washington, DC’s long awaited Silver Line Metrorail will open its doors for the first time this Saturday. This expansion to the city’s current lines could translate to enormous business opportunities for the massively expanding Tysons area, located just outside the city. Not only will this new connection to Washington, DC help local area growth, but […]

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Historic D.C. Hotel Launches Major Room Revamp

Historic D.C. Hotel Launches Major Room Revamp

The Grand Dame of D.C. hotels is updating her look. A bastion of elegance since she opened her doors in 1925, The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel is entering the final phase of a top-to-bottom renovation, with all 583 rooms and 74 suites scheduled for a stylish makeover starting October 16, 2014. The $20 million rooms project, […]

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IHG’s New EVEN Hotel brand expands to DC area

IHG’s New EVEN Hotel brand expands to DC area

Hot on the heels of announcing the opening its inaugural EVEN™ Hotels property in Norwalk, Conn., InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces that its second property, located in Rockville, Maryland at 1775 Rockville Pike, is officially open. EVEN Hotels is IHG’s newest lifestyle hotel brand, created with wellness at its core and designed to help […]

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