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Qatar Airways will look for hotel buys in the U.S., U.K.
posted on Mar 27 15

Qatar Airways has announced plans to buy hotel properties in North America and the U.K., following its acquisition of the Sheraton Skyline Hotel property at London’s Heathrow Airport, which is still managed by Starwood under the deal. Read the Bloomberg story here

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Preferred Hotel Group rebrands, organizes property into 5 collections
posted on Mar 27 15

Preferred Hotel Group has been rebranded as Preferred Hotels & Resorts and its 650 properties organized into five new collections. Read the HotelsMag.com story here

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Yum Brands to expand Super Chix concept with 2nd eatery
posted on Mar 26 15

Yum! Brands Inc. will open its second Super Chix restaurant in Dallas in late April, a year after debuting the concept in suburban Arlington, Texas. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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Demand for hotels in America’s college towns stable
posted on Mar 26 15

Some hotel owners and operators believe markets dominated by colleges or universities are recession-proof, or close to it. They’re not, but these markets do generate stable hotel demand, with occupancies and rates to match, sources said. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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Macy’s shares details on off-price plans, global growth
posted on Mar 25 15

Macy’s upcoming off-price retail format will be more like a T.J. Maxx than a higher-end outlet store to keep it from competing with Bloomingdale’s growing outlet concept. The retailer will also invest to further integrate its online and physical retail worlds this year and expand Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s in international markets. Read the Fortune story here

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