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Developer John Q. Hammons Dies at Age 94

Developer John Q. Hammons Dies at Age 94

John Q. Hammons passed away on Sunday at the age of 94. The respected hotel developer and businessman spent 52 years in the lodging industry and developed 201 hotel properties in the course of his career. Hammons grew up in ...

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Source Code: Shopping Local for Furnishings

Source Code: Shopping Local for Furnishings

Using locally produced furnishings is becoming a popular trend in hotel design. Not only are there environmental benefits, such as lowering consumption of petroleum by eliminating long-distance shipping, it also promotes local economies and job growth. Michael Suomi, principal and ...

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Courtyard by Marriott Enters Saudi Arabia

Courtyard by Marriott Enters Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, UAE—Marriott International Inc. celebrated the opening of the Courtyard Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter. Courtyard by Marriott already has a strong footprint in the region with properties in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Meqbel, Mayor ...

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Candlewood Suites Opens Hotel in Atlanta

Candlewood Suites Opens Hotel in Atlanta

ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the new Candlewood Suites Atlanta West I-20 hotel. “We’re excited to expand the Candlewood Suites hotel brand in the Atlanta area,” said Robert Radomski, vice president, brand leadership, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites, ...

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The Plaza Launches Gatsby Suite

The Plaza Launches Gatsby Suite

Director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel “The Great Gatsby” brought in a whopping $50 million at the box office during its recent opening weekend. And fans of the book and the movie are swooning over the ...

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