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  • Metropolitan at The 9 Hotel Joins Marriott's Autograph Collection
    The Metropolitan at The 9 is affiliated with Autograph Collection®, Marriott International's exclusive collection of more than 50 independent hotels that have been carefully selected for their chic styles and distinct guest experiences. The hotel has 156 boldly designed rooms and suites.

  • National Restaurant Association Announces Employee Education Alliance
    The National Restaurant Association announced a new alliance with business-advocate Job Creators Network (JCN) in an effort to provide entrepreneurs and business leaders in the industry with the tools they need to educate restaurant employees about the public policy issues that directly impact restaurant job opportunities.

  • London Leads EMEA Hotel Investment Market
    Strong business and leisure demand is also driving confidence in the Manchester and Edinburgh hotel investment sector according to JLL

  • Hilton Panama Opens in Panama City
    Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Panama, a 347-room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Panama City, Panama.

  • $415 Million SLS Las Vegas Opens
    After years in the making, SLS Las Vegas, the lifestyle-driven resort by global hospitality leader sbe, will open its doors at midnight as the first major casino resort debuting in Las Vegas in several years. A $415 million renovation of the legendary Sahara Hotel, the SLS Las Vegas introduces an unparalleled resort experience as sbe's largest hotel to date.

  • National Food Safety Month Marks 20 Years of Promoting Food Safety Best Practices
    As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year’s National Food Safety Month (NFSM), held annually in September, will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.

  • AAA - Nearly 35 Million Traveling for Labor Day - Highest Since Recession Driven Decline
    AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

  • Cathay Pacific Launches Flights Between Boston and Hong Kong, Expanding North American Gateways to Eight
    The new service will link New England and Hong Kong directly for the first time, and marks Cathay Pacific’s sixth gateway in the United States, and eighth in North America.

  • Holiday Inn Coatzacoalcos Opens in Veracruz, Mexico
    The Holiday Inn Coatzacoalcos hotel, owned by Hotelera Pedregal, S.A. de C.V. is franchised by an affiliate of IHG and is located at Blvd. John Spark #4, Reserva Territorial Duport Ostion, Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

  • 224 Key Thompson Nashville Expected to Open in Summer 2016
    The 224-key Thompson Nashville, expected to open in Summer 2016, will be a valued amenity and social anchor in the epicenter of The Gulch, a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that is swiftly becoming one of Nashville's most coveted urban destinations boasting more than 50 restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues.

  • Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Turnaround Fueled by Same-Store Sales Growth Streak
    Sales and growth are heating up at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream®, even though the frozen yogurt industry is showing signs of cooling off. The 200-unit, franchised premium frozen treat chain, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary, is enjoying its sixth straight quarter of same-store sales growth, with some markets up as much as 13.1 percent over last year. It is the chain’s best performance in 12 years.

  • Matthew Watts Named Director of Music & Marketing for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
    Bringing more than 15 years of experience in the music industry, Watts will focus on the strategic development, direction and implementation of music marketing activities and brand partnerships for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, as well as overseeing The Sound of Your Stay® music amenity program, VIBE managers at the brand's 20 hotels and curating the sonic landscape for the hotels and casinos.

  • United Airlines Makes Significant New Investment in In-flight Food and Beverage Service
    This month, United began offering customers in premium cabins on North America flights four new salad entrée choices – a Southwestern salad, an Asian-style noodle salad, a seasonal greens with roast beef and blue cheese salad and a Strawberry Fields salad – replacing the previous chicken and shrimp salad options.

  • Business Aviation Rebounds in Second Quarter
    Following a tepid performance in the first quarter of 2014, business aviation made a strong comeback in the second quarter of the year. According to JSSI's Business Aviation Index, Q2 2014 global business aviation activity grew by 8 percent QoQ and by 3 percent YoY.

  • The Biggest Loser Resort Chicago to Open September 6
    With the success of two existing locations in Malibu, CA and Niagara, NY, The Biggest Loser Resort announces the openings of two new state-of-the-art locations this fall. The Biggest Loser Resort Chicago will open September 6 in the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort & Spa in Chicago, IL and The Biggest Loser Resort at The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation will open October 18 in Jacksonville, FL.

  • Scandinavian Airlines Arrives in Houston
    SAS will depart from Houston to Stavanger each day of the week except for Tuesdays. The flight departs Houston at 9:35 p.m. arriving the next day in Stavanger at 2.20 p.m. Departures from Stavanger are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., arriving into Houston at 7:40 p.m. on the same day.

  • Front Burner Appoints Bud Culp As General Counsel
    In this newly created position, Culp will provide guidance to the company's executive leadership team and will be responsible for all legal aspects related to the business, including all franchise disclosure and compliance matters, while mitigating risk on behalf of Front Burner Brands.

  • GRILLiT Franchise Marketing Initiative For The Southwest Kicks Off In Austin, Texas
    GRILLiT, Inc. (OTC Pink Markets: GRLT) announced that its southwestern United States master franchisee operator, Texas Expansion Wing Group, LLC, is beginning its franchise marketing campaign in Texas today, exhibiting at a major retail franchise forum.

  • Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 14 New Restaurants In Kansas
    Dunkin' Donuts announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with three franchise groups to develop 14 new restaurants in Wichita and Topeka, Kansas over the next several years.

  • Kempinski Hotels and The Stafford London Terminate Management Agreement
    Kempinski Hotels and The Stafford Hotel Ltd. announce today that they have mutually and amicably agreed to end the management agreement for The Stafford London by Kempinski.