Pebblebrook Agrees to Sell Union Station Hotel in Downtown Nashville for $56M

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has agreed to sell Union Station Hotel, a 125-room hotel in downtown Nashville, for $56 million. The hotel is part of Marriott’s Autograph collection. The historic property is situated at 1001 Broadway in a former railroad terminal that opened in 1900. Amenities at the property include a restaurant and bar, fitness center, business center, valet parking and meeting and event space. Pebblebrook expects the sale to close in the third quarter of this …

Heritage Hospitality Group Underway on 104-Room Residence Inn Hotel in Waco

WACO, TEXAS — Developer Heritage Hospitality Group is underway on construction of a 104-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Waco. The four-story property, which is expected to open in mid-July, will feature a sport court, outdoor pool, fitness center and meeting rooms. Atlanta-based Hospitality Ventures Management Group will manage the

AHLA Releases ‘Roadmap’ for Hotel Industry Recovery, Calls on Congress to Provide Relief for Hotel Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released what it called a “Roadmap to Recovery” for the hotel sector in the United States. In the document, AHLA notes that the April jobs report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says the hotel industry was hit the hardest of any sector tracked, losing 7.7 million jobs. The AHLA wrote a letter on behalf of its members to the U.S. Congress urging it to prioritize hotel workers and small businesses …

Sam Moon Group to Open 303-Room Hyatt Regency Frisco Hotel on June 1

FRISCO, TEXAS — Locally based developer Sam Moon Group will open the Hyatt Regency Frisco, a 303-room luxury hotel located at the intersection of Preston Road and the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Frisco on June 1. Construction began in May 2018. The 18-story hotel is connected to Stonebriar Mall, a 1.7 million-square-foot shopping and dining destination. Brookfield Properties owns the mall, with Nordstrom and Dillard’s as anchor tenants. A number of entertainment concepts such as Kidzania, …

AHLA Releases Hotel Cleaning Standards Initiative in Response to Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released its “Stay Safe” cleaning standards initiative. AHLA rolled out the guidelines to aid hotel chains that are reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Washington, D.C.-based organization created the standards with help from an advisory council comprising industry leaders and public health experts. The initiative encourages the use of cleaning products that have a concentration of bacteria-killing …

Extended Stay America Opens 92-Room Hotel Near Richmond

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA. — Extended Stay America Inc. has opened Extended Stay America-Colonial Heights, a 92-room hotel in Colonial Heights. Each room features kitchens with full-size refrigerators, microwave ovens, cooktops, platform beds with storage space beneath, recliners and high-speed Wi-Fi. Amenities include a fitness center, laundry room and a lobby. Kara Hospitality is managing the property. The new building is located at 441 Charles H Dimmock Parkway, 23 miles south of downtown …

Ashford Hospitality Trust to Return PPP Loan, Appoints New CEO

DALLAS — Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE: AHT) announced this weekend that it will return all funds from loans it received from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), citing recently changed rules that would have put the Dallas-based company at compliance risk. Ashford, whose portfolio includes some 120 U.S. hotels totaling nearly 25,000 rooms, has also made a change in leadership, replacing CEO Douglas Kessler with J. Robison Hays III as the company’s new …

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $2.7M Sale of Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Wisconsin

EAST TROY, WIS. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $2.7 million sale of the Quality Inn & Suites in East Troy, about 35 miles southwest of Milwaukee. Built in 1999, the 51-room hotel is located at 2921 O’Leary Lane. The property spans 38,660 square feet. Ebrahim Valliani, John Yurich, Allan Miller and Chris Gomes of Marcus & Millichap’s Chicago Oak Brook office marketed the hotel on behalf of the seller, a private investor. The team also secured and represented the buyer, a …

Hotels Require More PPP Loan Funding to Save Jobs, Declares Major Trade Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) sent a letter to the U.S. Congress on Monday requesting more funds for small business hotels across the country. According to a report from AHLA, small business hotels won’t be able to bring back laid off employees or prevent further layoffs with the current funds offered by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Small Business Association (SBA) initiative established by the CARES Act. The PPP funds cover 47 …

Thompson Thrift Retail Group Sells Hotel Pad Within $60M Mixed-Use Development Near Indianapolis

FISHERS, IND. — Thompson Thrift Retail Group (TTRG) has sold the hotel pad site at The Stations, a $60 million mixed-use development in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers. The buyer, Indiana-based Dunn Hospitality, plans to open a $20 million, 145-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel in late 2021. The Courtyard hotel will include meeting space, fitness facilities, an indoor pool and bistro bar. Later this year, TTRG plans to break ground on a Class A, four-story office building within The …

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