Steps for Hotel Reflagging

When hotels are bought and sold, oftentimes the new owners of the hotel decide to do a hotel reflagging. This simply means that the hotel undergoes a name change. For example, the Gaylord hotel brand was recently purchased by Marriott. So, for example, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center moved their web site URL …

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Providence Biltmore Hotel Acquired By Finard Coventry Hotel Management

Finard Coventry Hotel Management has closed on its $16 million purchase of the historic Providence Biltmore, a landmark 292-room hotel located in the heart of downtown. The new ownership represents the next chapter for this storied property, originally constructed in 1922 and placed on the National Preservation Register. The Providence Biltmore, now affiliated with Preferred …

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Clean Hotels Rooms Start with the Design

Interior Image Group teams up with Crypton in designing “clean” guest rooms for luxury hotels by utilizing environmentally friendly fabrics that guarantee permanent protection and durability. Hotels look to interior designers to create spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, but can also be easily maintained. Advances in technology have opened the doors to creating visually distinctive …

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Let It Snow! Four Seasons Resort Vail Opens as Vail Mountain Declares Season Start One of the Best Ever

VAIL, COLORADO–(Marketwire – Dec. 10, 2010) – Editors Note: There are 2 photos associated with this Press Release The 2010-11 season is set to be one of the best ever in Vail Valley in the Colorado Rockies – 31 inches (79 centimetres) of snowbase is in place, and more than 170 runs are open already, covering 4,300 acres (1,700 hectares) of skiable terrain on Vail Mountain.

Wyndham Worldwide Donates $60,000 Through Social Good Campaign

SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide PARSIPPANY, NJ–(Marketwire – December 9, 2010) – Wyndham Worldwide ( NYSE : WYN ), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, today announced that through its social good campaign, the company’s Wishes by Wyndham philanthropic program will donate $60,000 to be equally divided between its three signature charities: the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, Christel House International and Starlight Children’s Foundation™. During the three-month Facebook campaign that began in August, Wyndham Worldwide pledged to donate $1 to its signature charities (up to $60,000) for every new person that “liked” the Wyndham Worldwide Facebook page . Through the campaign, Wyndham Worldwide gained almost 5,500 Facebook fans, who shared nearly 7,000 Facebook posts and tweets about the program, a Free Global Vacation Rental Site, Aims to Change the Online Vacation Rental Industry

SOURCE: Homeowners List Their Homes for Free, Vacationers Connect With Owners Direct SANTA CRUZ, CA–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – , a free website specializing in vacation rentals for active travelers, has launched and is already featuring over 300 properties in 20 countries. Their rapidly growing catalog provides property owners a more economical and competitive alternative to costly vacation rental sites. provides renters tools for finding their ideal destination — interactive maps, search filters, photos, a direct connection with property owners, video cams, weather updates and review section — making vacation property rental quick, safe, easy and with no cost to either the vacationer or property owner. “Providing vacation homeowners the means to list their property’s availability at no charge is a natural progression for this industry,” explains founder Mike LeClair. “Many online service providers that began with client fee based strategies, online dating sites being a prominent example, now offer their services without fees. The online vacation rental market is ripe for a similar transformation.” The site specializes in adventure travel, offering owners direct holiday homes in areas that offer skiing/snowboarding, surfing, scuba diving, kite boarding, city adventures and more. Locations for those who prefer to relax are available as well. The goal is the creation of a community of like-minded individuals — vacation homeowners and travelers — who use the site to help each other plan their perfect vacation.

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