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HOTEC structure means business

HOTEC structure means business Heather Gunter CARLSBAD, CALIF. — About 200 attendees will network and participate in individual appointments at HOTEC North America, a meeting forum for hotel management. The three-day event is scheduled June 2-5 at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. The forum’s itinerary consists of a series of prescheduled meetings, […]

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Lodging stocks outperform broader indices

Lodging stocks outperform broader indices Lodging real-estate investment trusts advanced more than 6 percent in the four-week period ending Dec. 7, while lodging C-Corps advanced about 3 percent. Lodging stocks outperformed broader equity indices, which advanced by about 1 percent during this period. Selected notable corporate news includes: Lowe Enterprise Investment Management acquired the Miramonte […]

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Hotel laundry service can deliver a mixed bag of messages – Consultant’s Corner / At Your Risk

Hotel laundry service can deliver a mixed bag of messages – Consultant’s Corner / At Your Risk – Column Anthony Marshall I scanned the hotel’s laundry price list to find the cost for a tuxedo dress shirt. It was $17.50–yikes. I’m not sure I paid that much for it brand new. Later, when I asked […]

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Sales awareness

Sales awareness Shirley Pavorsky I applaud [Howard Feiertag’s] recent article “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” [Oct. 18 issue, page 10]. I am in complete agreement that my valet, bell, door, guest-service agents and concierge are salespersons for the hotel. The Hilton Inn at Penn just celebrated its fifth anniversary […]

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Kitchen faucets

Kitchen faucets The new Floriano kitchen faucet features a dual-function pull-down wand, high-arc design and bio-morphic shape. The faucet comes complete with a uniquely styled, matching soap/lotion dispenser and bud vase. A coordinating bar/prep sink faucet is available. Delta Faucet Co. CIRCLE 342 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COPYRIGHT 2004 Advanstar Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group

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Firewalls, private networks enhance Internet security

Firewalls, private networks enhance Internet security Robert Selwitz Just as high-speed Internet access has become an assumed lodging amenity, so has the need to protect data and systems once a guest plugs into a hotel modem. That’s the view of Will West, president and c.e.o. of STSN, a Salt Lake City-based broadband Internet provider who […]

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AFM Hospitality agreed to acquire Miami-based Boutique Hotels & Resorts International, a membership company with more than 40 hotels and resorts in its portfolio – Breaking news

AFM Hospitality agreed to acquire Miami-based Boutique Hotels & Resorts International, a membership company with more than 40 hotels and resorts in its portfolio – Breaking news – Brief Article * AFM Hospitality agreed to acquire Miami-based Boutique Hotels & Resorts International, a membership company with more than 40 hotels and resorts in its portfolio. […]

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Entertainment options

Entertainment options Showtime fills the room with unlimited entertainment, Hollywood Hits No One Else Has, critically acclaimed original series, powerful original pictures, one-of-a-kind live events and championship boxing on America’s No. 1 Boxing Network. For more information, visit www.sho.com. SHOWTIME. Make your guests stay. Showtime. Circle 326 COPYRIGHT 2005 Advanstar Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale […]

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The Collins Plaza hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Collins Plaza hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Elaine Simon n The Collins Plaza hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will become the Cedar Rapids Marriott during the third quarter. John Q. Hammons Hotels owns the 221-room hotel. Compiled by Elaine Simon, esimon@advanstar.com COPYRIGHT 2004 Advanstar Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group

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weeding out the ‘bad apples’

Third-party screening: weeding out the ‘bad apples’ William Atkinson NATIONAL REPORT–The U.S. Department of Justice reports that one out of every 32 adults is a criminal, and that two-thirds of criminals end up being rearrested within three years after release from prison. If you hire applicants with criminal records, you might end up in trouble […]