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Riley Hotel Group president Joseph Moffa goes inside how the company is building and sustaining partnerships in the hospitality market’s recent revolution. Read its story and much more in our March/April issue.

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$224M deal adds 9 hotels to Ashford’s portfolio
posted on May 27 15

Ashford Hospitality Trust has inked a $224 million deal to acquire nine hotels that will add 1,251 rooms to its inventory. Remington Lodging will manage the properties. Read the HotelsMag.com story here

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Hilton to rebrand Embassy Suites, Hampton Hotels by adding “by Hilton”
posted on May 26 15

Hilton Worldwide Holdings has announced that all its Embassy Suites and Hampton Hotels brands will soon have the phrase “by Hilton” added to their names. Research and historical brand data indicate that its guests are more likely to stay at a “by Hilton” hotel, and we are confident that this simple global modification to the Embassy Suites and Hampton brands will have a positive impact on brand performance. Read the HotelsMag.com story here

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Dolce Hotels to debut its first Ohio property in 2017
posted on May 26 15

Dolce Hotels and Resorts, owned by the Wyndham Hotel Group, will debut its first Dolce Hotel in Ohio when it is completed in 2017. The 217-room property will include facilities such as a conference center and a rooftop garden. Read The Cincinnati Enquirer story here

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EIA: Average size of new U.S. commercial buildings growing
posted on May 26 15

According to EIA’s “Today in Energy” brief, there are myriad changes in the number of commercial buildings and floorspace in different regions of the country. The EIA states that the South’s share of new buildings exceeds its share of the U.S. population (the South comprises 37 percent of the population, but 46 percent of new buildings. Almost half of all commercial buildings constructed since 2000 were built in the South, which experienced the fastest rate of population growth across all census regions over the 2000-2012 period. These new buildings are 32 percent larger than those constructed before 2000. For more information, check out the brief.

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Nordstrom aims to raise the bar at flagships
posted on May 22 15

Nordstrom opened an upscale bar in its Seattle flagship last week, as part of an ongoing renovation project designed to make the store, along with its San Francisco and Chicago flagships, more appealing to international shoppers. Read the American City Business Journals/Seattle story here

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