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Best Western adds 5 new Vib hotels
posted on Sep 02 15

Best Western International has announced plans to expand its Vib boutique hotel brand with five additional hotels expected to open in 2016. The boutique properties will be located across the United States, including Los Angeles, Little Rock, Ark., and a second Miami property. Read the TravelPulse story here

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Saks’ 1st W. Canadian Off Fifth store to open in Calgary
posted on Sep 02 15

Saks Fifth Avenue will open its first Saks Off Fifth store in Western Canada in September 2016 – a 30,000-square-foot store at CrossIron Mills in Calgary. Parent Hudson’s Bay Co. will open its first two full-line Saks department stores as well as three other previously announced Saks Off Fifth stores next year in Canada. Read the Calgary Herald story here

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Nordstrom makes SPACE for new designs
posted on Sep 01 15

Nordstrom will debut a new seasonal in-store boutique dubbed SPACE Thursday at three of its flagship department stores, and roll out the concept at a fourth store next month. Read the Haute Living online story here

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American Hotel Income Properties is acquiring railway hotel portfolio
posted on Sep 01 15

American Hotel Income Properties aims to widen its portfolio with five railway lodgings. A $44.8 million acquisition plan has been confirmed and submitted concerning properties in Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming. Once the deal is complete, TR Lodging Enterprises Inc. will manage the hotels. Read the SNL Financial story here

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Sycamore Partners to pay $3B for Belk department stores
posted on Aug 31 15

New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners will acquire 127-year-old family-owned regional department store chain Belk for $3 billion, the companies said Monday. Under the deal, Belk’s headquarters will remain in Charlotte, N.C., and Tim Belk will keep his CEO title. Belk is the first department store acquisition for Sycamore. Read The Charlotte Observer story here

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