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Sonesta Names Carlos Flores President and CEO

Sonesta Names Carlos Flores President and CEO

NEWTON, Mass.—Bill Sheehan, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of the Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, today announced the appointment of Carlos Flores as the company’s president and CEO, effective Jan. 20, 2015. In his new role, Flores will oversee the ...

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Virgin Hotels Makes its Debut in Chicago

Virgin Hotels Makes its Debut in Chicago

NEW YORK—Virgin Hotels has opened the doors to its first property, Virgin Hotels Chicago. The new hotel brand joins a portfolio of hospitality companies led by Virgin Group and its founder Sir Richard Branson. “It’s been a long held dream ...

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Urgo Hotels Acquires Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid

Urgo Hotels Acquires Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid

BETHESDA, Md.—Urgo Hotels & Resorts today announced that it purchased, for an undisclosed sum, the Whiteface Lodge Resort, located in Lake Placid, N.Y. Whiteface Lodge is situated on 6 million acres of upstate New York national park on the shores ...

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Concord and Kane to Develop N.C.’s first AC Hotel

Concord and Kane to Develop N.C.’s first AC Hotel

RALEIGH, N.C.—Concord Hospitality Enterprises and Kane Realty Corporation today announced that they will develop and operate North Carolina’s first AC Hotel, a Marriott International lifestyle brand, in Raleigh’s North Hills section. The AC Hotel will be located in the Park ...

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Marriott International Will Not Block Wi-Fi Devices

Marriott International Will Not Block Wi-Fi Devices

Amid a barrage of public criticism from travelers, Google, Microsoft, and other parties, Marriott International has taken a step back from its efforts to block personal Wi-Fi devices in meeting and conference spaces at properties it manages. In a statement ...

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