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Colorado Springs Goes Boutique

Colorado Springs, which sits approximately one hour south of Denver, has plenty to offer visitors seeking out natural wonders, cultural activities, and mouthwatering cuisine. But, up until this year, the city lacked a boutique hotel destination designed to capture the ...

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Mission: Transition

Restaurant renovations and conversions often appear to be somewhat of a magical transformation process to customers. It’s always a surprise when suddenly, and sometimes without warning, your favorite neighborhood Mexican taquería is completely changed into a high-end American gastro-pub. On ...

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REITs and the Recovery

Last May, Tom Baltimore, president and CEO of RLJ Lodging Trust, and his management team were engrossed in some strategic thinking. Part of the diverse business portfolio of The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson, who is probably best ...

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Ritz-Carlton Opens Its First Resort In Japan

Ritz-Carlton Opens Its First Resort In Japan

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the island of Okinawa. The 97 guestrooms and two suites of the Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa have balconies or terraces that overlook the East China Sea and the ...

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Can Your Hotel Handle the Heat?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), energy represents the single fastest-growing operating cost in the lodging industry. The EPA estimates that a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption would be equivalent to increasing RevPAR—revenue per available room—by $0.60 ...

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