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Carlson Hotels to drop family name; may move its offices

Carlson Hotels Inc. isn’t owned by the Carlson family anymore, and its new leaders say it’s time to start acting like it. The Star Tribune reports on plans by the company — which controls the Radisson hotel flag and Country Inns & Suites — to change its name to something that drops the well-known family name. […]

Country Springs Hotel rebranding as The Ingleside Hotel

A prominent Pewaukee hotel is rebranding. The Country Springs Hotel, which was purchased by Waukesha Hospitality in February, will rebrand itself as The Ingleside Hotel in spring 2018, according to a company news release. Chicago hotel design firm The Getty Group is leading the design and rebrand, which will take place on the heels of […]

Hotel Metro becoming a Marriott Autograph facility, according to bid

Hotel Metro, a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown, is reportedly being taken over by Marriott International, according to reports. A bid listed in The Daily Reporter indicated that Hotel Metro will be converted into a Marriott Autograph hotel, Marriott’s collection of boutique hotels worldwide. Marriott’s Autograph collection helps showcase “some of the […]

HPT to buy more conservatively, focus on renovations

Hospitality Properties Trust continued an acquisitions-based growth strategy in the third quarter that added 16 hotels to its portfolios—on top of 18 that were added in Q2. But company executives said during an earnings call with investors that going forward, the strategy could change. “We’re being a little bit more conservative about how we invest, […]

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