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More hoteliers going green
posted on Jun 22 17

Driven by social responsibility, corporate peer pressure, heightened consumer awareness and long-term economics, the hospitality industry is working to reduce its environmental impact. Read the JLL Real Views story here

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10 Waramaug properties finish makeovers
posted on Jun 22 17

Waramaug LS Hotels, a private investment group, completed renovations of a portfolio of extended-stay hotels. The properties are located throughout the submarkets of Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Detroit with three SpringHill Suites by Marriott and seven TownPlace Suites by Marriott totaling 10 properties and 1,103 rooms. Read the Hotel Management story here

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Detroit first, Oakland, Calif., next for West Elm hotel venture
posted on Jun 22 17

Retailer West Elm‘s first hotel will debut in Detroit next year, while the company announced plans for an Oakland, Calif., property for 2020. Read the Travel Weekly story here

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Midas Hospitality purchases first hotel in Texas
posted on Jun 21 17

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently purchased a Staybridge Suites in Houston from Pride Management Inc. of Beaumont, Texas. The $21.6 million property opened in January of 2017 and is the first hotel the company has acquired in Texas. Located at 9000 Main St. directly across from NRG Stadium, the 120-room hotel is also conveniently located near the Houston Medical Center(more…)

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop focused on growth through franchising
posted on Jun 21 17

Fort Worth, Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has grown to 117 units since its founding in 2001, and it plans to open 30 more mostly franchised locations this year. The chain is focused on growth through franchising, and it has developed two new training teams since NRD Capital bought a 70% interest in the company last year. Read the Nation’s Restaurant News story here

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