Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRMP) (the “Company”) today announced that Mark Juliano has been named the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and that Ivanka M. Trump has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Both appointments are effective immediately. Mr. Juliano’s first order of business will be to capitalize on the brand’s strength and utilize his operational expertise to bolster revenue in the near and long term.Mr. Juliano stated, “The company has faced a variety of challenges during the past year, but I am confident that the changes we are implementing in our business model will show results as we move forward.”He continued, “In addition to our extensively renovated properties, we now have the infrastructure in place to accomplish the goal of attracting new customers and expanding our already large player base. Source: BusinessWire
Hyatt makes quiet entrance into Ukraine. The long-awaited grand opening of the five-star Hyatt Regency Kiev – St. Sophia is slated for the first week of September, making it the second international hotel brand to enter the capital after 2005’s arrival of the Radisson SAS. The hotel is located in the city centre, steps away from St. Sophia Square and Cathedral and near many of Kiev’s most popular tourist attractions. Source: Kyiv Post
Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Scott Mumma director of national sales for the leading hospitality management company.Eric Terry, vice president of sales & marketing, made the announcement.Mr. Mumma is based at Benchmark's northeast offices, located at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, New Jersey. "I am so pleased to announce Scott's new appointment within our company," said Mr. Terry."He has been an important leader within our sales force for many years.Scott comes to his new position with a thorough understanding of our products and with important national customer relationships already in place." As director of national sales for Benchmark Hospitality, Mr. Mumma is responsible for developing and expanding national accounts for the company's portfolio of properties located across the country and off shore.He also oversees the company’s national trade show strategy.
The St. Joe Company’s WaterColor Inn and Resort has announced that its acclaimed 60-room seaside hotel has joined the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection, making it the only member in Northwest Florida. Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the ultimate luxury collection, featuring more than 165 exceptional properties in the most desirable locations around the world.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), announced plans for a 100-room new-build Hotel Indigo in Athens, Ga.Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2007, with an expected opening date of spring 2009. The four-story new-build property will be owned by Rialto Property Partners, LLC, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group, and will be managed by IHG’s Americas operations division, The Hotel Management Group.
Langham Hotels International (LHI) today announced the management contract signing of the Langham Place Hotel, Changchun in China. The management contract is signed with Changchun Jinzuo Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. for a new five-star hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2009 in downtown Changchun. This is LHI’s second new hotel announcement within the past 3 months after the Langham Place Hotel, Chaoyang, Beijing, reflecting the group’s accelerated expansion plan in China.
With positive first quarter tourism figures and modern attractions on the rise, Jordan is set to become one of the most popular holiday spots for Middle East travellers according to a Grand Hyatt Amman spokesperson. Amman, the capital city of Jordan, has seen an increase in city life with new restaurants, social venues, and cutting edge design on the rise.The Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities revealed a total of 1,387,627 visitors for the first quarter of 2007- a significant increase compared to 2006.
Lifestyle Hotels buys country hotel in Yorkshire Moors. The Ox Pasture Hall country hotel near Scarborough has been sold off a guide price of £1.7m to Lifestyle Hotels, a company set up to develop luxury gourmet hotels. The Grade II-listed, three-star hotel occupies a 17-acre site within the North York Moors National Park complete with garden, paddock and ponds. It attracts a good mix of local, commercial and visitor trade. It dates back to the mid-18th century and was created from a farmhouse with an attached wing and converted outbuildings forming a central courtyard.