August 6th – 9th , 2015, Denver, CO at The Hotel Monaco
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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
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
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.
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