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JW Marriott Opens First Hotel in the Caribbean

JW Marriott Opens First Hotel in the Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic—Marriott International Inc. continues to grow its JW Marriott hotel brand with the opening of the 150-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo. The hotel is located in the upscale Piantini financial district and located inside the Blue Mall, ...

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First Wyndham Grand in China Opens in Xi’an

First Wyndham Grand in China Opens in Xi’an

XI’AN, China—Wyndham Grand Xi’an South has opened its doors to the modern business and leisure traveler. The hotel is owned by HAOXIANGLAI Investment Holdings Co. Ltd. and under the direct management of Wyndham Hotel Group. Wyndham Grand Xi’an South is ...

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Assessing the True Cost of Franchise Fees

Assessing the True Cost of Franchise Fees

The series of fees that hotel companies charge their franchisees covers a variety of services provided by the franchisor. PKF Hospitality Research’s annual Trends in the Hotel Industry survey discretely captures four of these fees—advertising and marketing, reservations, royalty, and loyalty ...

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AH&LA Hires New VP of Communications

AH&LA Hires New VP of Communications

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association today announced the appointment of Chandler Smith as vice president of communications specializing in government affairs. Smith, former communications director for Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), will work closely with the government affairs team ...

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AJ Capital Partners Launches Graduate Hotels

AJ Capital Partners Launches Graduate Hotels

CHICAGO, Ill.—AJ Capital Partners today announced the launch of Graduate Hotels—a new hotel collection targeting college markets across America that celebrates each respective town’s local culture and history. Each Graduate Hotel will be part of a well-curated, thoughtfully crafted collection ...

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