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September 2010

U.S. Hotel Industry on Upswing

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U.S. Hotel Industry on Upswing
The U.S. hotel industry showed gains in both occupancy and average daily room rate in July and August, according to Smith Travel Research and e-forecasting.com.
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Southwest Plans Newark [N.J.] Service
Southwest Airlines plans to lease 36 slots from Continental Airlines at Newark Airport, which would enable the low-cost carrier to fly up to 18 daily round-trips from Newark.
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Hotel Survey Shows Green, Tech Gains
Key findings of the American Hotel & Lodging Association's 2010 Lodging Survey indicate that hotels are becoming greener, healthier and more tech-savvy.
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Vermont Resort Launches CSR Programs
Woodstock Inn & Resort launched Meetings with a Mission, a selection of CSR programs for groups.
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With Pittsburgh as its hub, Western Pennsylvania spreads west of the Appalachian divide and encompasses many of the state's

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Site Scene

Happenings – Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania

The 185-room Fairmont Pittsburgh (412.773.8800) opened in March with 12,000 square feet of meeting space, a 102-seat restaurant and a spa.

The Doubletree Hotel at the Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center (412.373.7300) recently opened adjacent to the 100,000-square-foot Monroeville Convention Center. The property includes 191 guest rooms and 17,000 square feet of hotel meeting and banquet facilities, as well as 100,000 square feet of additional convention center space.

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Site Scene


The Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel recently completed a renovation. The 242-room hotel offers a lobby lounge with access to free Wi-Fi and Internet-enabled computer stations. Other amenities include a fitness center and 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. For more information, call 216.257.1500.

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Past Issues

PCMA Reorganizes for Education Focus - 9/07/2010
Benchmark Releases Beverage Trends - 9/01/2010
Marriott Marquis Set to Break Ground in D.C. - 8/26/2010
Edition Hotel Planned for D.C. - 8/19/2010
W New York Downtown Set for Debut - 8/05/2010
N.J. Gov. Unveils Big Plan for Atlantic City - 7/29/2010
Survey Says Conf. Centers Hit Harder Than Hotels - 7/20/2010
JBG, Marriott Agree on CC Hotel in D.C. - 7/13/2010
Andaz 5th Avenue Makes Big Apple Debut - 7/08/2010
Destination Toledo Chief Resigns - 7/01/2010


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David G. Gabri
Chief Content Director Tyler Davidson caught up with David G. Gabri, president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International, at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, where he was honored with an Academy of Leaders Award.
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