Place your Bets on Pechanga Resort & Casino’s $285 Million Renovation

Temecula Valley, CA., Sept. 15, 2017 – Pechanga Resort & Casino just doubled down with a $285 million expansion, set to open late December this year. Just minutes from downtown Temecula’s Old Town and Temecula Valley Wine Country, visitors are encouraged to skip the lengthy commute to Las Vegas and explore the world-class entertainment, AAA Four Diamond Resort lodging and amenities, massive 200,000 square foot casino floor, luxurious spa, award-winning golf, and curated cuisines of Pechanga Resort and Casino. Continue reading “Place your Bets on Pechanga Resort & Casino’s $285 Million Renovation”


AccorHotels creates lifestyle division for boutique brands

The logo of French hotel operator AccorHotels is seen on top of the company's headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo
The logo of French hotel operator AccorHotels is seen on top of the company’s headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, France April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta |

PARIS (Reuters) – AccorHotels (ACCP.PA), Europe’s largest hotel group, is creating a new lifestyle division to pool its fast-growing “boutique” hotel brands, the company said on Monday.

From Feb. 1, Cedric Gobilliard will head the division, which comprises the Jo&Joe youth hostel brand and AccorHotels’ stakes in Germany’s 25hours Hotels and France’s MamaShelter brands. Continue reading “AccorHotels creates lifestyle division for boutique brands”

El San Juan Hotel to Join Curio – A Collection by Hilton Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

el-san-juan-hotel-to-join-curio-a-collection-by-hilton-following-multi-million-dollar-renovationSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – December 22, 2016 – El San Juan Hotel is pleased to announce that it will open its doors as part of Curio – A Collection by Hilton TM to travelers and locals alike on February 5th, 2017. Following a property-wide multi-million-dollar renovation, one of the most extensive completed at the property since its inception in 1958, the highly anticipated reopening will debut the majority of the updates made to the iconic San Juan property. The new look designed by Jeffery Beers, one of the top hotel and restaurant designers in the world, will include completely remodeled guest rooms, a new pool, 22 luxury cabanas, a new fitness center and spa facilities, modern meeting spaces, new restaurants, upgraded shops and a modernized rendition of its legendary lobby that effortlessly weaves its iconic features with state of the art design. Continue reading “El San Juan Hotel to Join Curio – A Collection by Hilton Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation”

Trans World Corporation Acquires Lindner Hotel, Conference and Recreation Center in Much, Germany

trans-world-corporation-acquires-lindner-hotel-conference-and-recreation-center-in-much-germanyNEW YORK – Trans World Corporation (“TWC” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: TWOC), a premier owner and operator of casinos and hotels in Europe, today announced that, on December 21, 2016, it acquired, through its subsidiary Trans World Hotels Germany GmbH (“TWHG”), the Lindner Sport & Aktivhotel Kranichhöhe (“Lindner Hotel”), a business and recreational hotel property located in Much, Germany, which is approximately 19 miles northeast of Bonn.

The hotel had been operating successfully under the banner of Lindner Hotels & Resorts for approximately ten years. TWC will operate the hotel under its Trans World Hotels (“TWH”) brand and has planned renovations to upgrade the property to four-stars from its current three-star rating. TWC intends to rename the property “Hotel Kranichhöhe” and continue to employ all employees of the former Lindner Hotel. Continue reading “Trans World Corporation Acquires Lindner Hotel, Conference and Recreation Center in Much, Germany”

5 Luxury Hotels with Refined Farmhouse Style

Originally Published at Architectural Digest |

After a long day spent strolling down local trails or a playing a few rounds of golf, there’s perhaps no better way to unwind on a quintessential country escape than retreating to an elegant farmhouse-inspired haven. Drawing inspiration from humble country inns, these sophisticated hotels are as luxurious as they are unpretentious. From airy cottages with colorful floral bouquets and quirky woodwork to storied ranch retreats with antique grandfather clocks and locally crafted furniture, these destinations will teleport you to a calmer state of being. But there will be no Buddha statues or reflection ponds in sight—this vacation will be effortless, subtle, and unassuming in a way that only a farmhouse’s rustic charm could conjure.

Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

Photo: Courtesy of Twin Farms

You’ll have a hard time prying yourself away from the 20 cottages that dot the picturesque wooded landscape at Twin Farms. Each whimsical lodge strikes the perfect balance of elegant yet laid-back, with features like wood-burning fireplaces, sunken bathtubs, and even a patio tucked away in the treetops. From $1,500/night (includes meals and alcohol);
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Midas Hospitality Opens 122-Room Staybridge Suites in Maryland Heights, Missouri

midas-hospitality-opens-122-room-staybridge-suites-in-maryland-heights-missouriSt. Louis, Mo., Nov. 16, 2016 – A $16 million Staybridge Suites recently opened at 25 Progress Parkway in Maryland Heights, Mo. The 122-room all-suites hotel will be managed by Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group. The hotel was built by Midas Hospitality’s sister company MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations.

Staybridge Suites offers both one and two bedroom suites for its guests. The hotel provides fully equipped kitchens, state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and plenty of amenities including free laundry facilities and complimentary breakfast.

“With the full kitchens and all-suites layout, the Staybridge Suites-Maryland Heights is perfect for the extended stay and transient guest visiting the Maryland Heights/Westport Plaza area,” said Kurt Furlong, Midas Hospitality’s Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The hotel is the epitome of convenience with easy access to Interstates 70 and 270. The hotel’s location sits proximate to the many nearby corporations including the expansive Edward Jones’ North Campus.”

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midas-hospitality-logoAbout Midas Hospitality

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 27 hotels in 11 states. The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood. Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo. For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit


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PRISA Group – McVC and Peachtree Hotel Group Join Forces to Develop Three Florida Hotels

AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa/Airport – Westshore
AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa/Airport – Westshore

ORLANDO, Fl., September 12, 2016 – Officials of the PRISA Group, a family-owned developer, builder and owner of green residential communities, hospitality and resort projects in Puerto Rico and Florida, and Peachtree Hotel Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing hotel investment and management platforms, today announced that their newly instituted partnership broke ground on development of three, select-service hotels in Florida:

● the dual-brand SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando/ Mall at Millenia and Residence Inn by Marriot Orlando/ Mall at Millenia, with 120 and 134 suites, respectively, and

● AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa/Airport – Westshore with 175 rooms.

The properties currently are under construction with a planned opening date of December 2017. The three hotels will be managed by Marriott Corporation. The construction is being conducted by a partnership between PRISA Group and Orlando-based Welbro Building Corporation. Miami-based Popular Community Bank provided the financing for the projects.

“Our select service hotel platform continues to grow with the addition of three new hotels in key markets in Florida, all next to vibrant food, beverage and entertainment options and with a modern design aesthetic,” said Federico Stubbe, PRISA president and CEO. “We continue to pursue ground-up opportunities in submarkets in the Southeast with strong entertainment offerings.”

The Orlando hotels are located adjacent to the Mall at Millenia, the top 7th highest grossing mall in the U.S, and the AC Hotel in Tampa will be part of the MetWest International complex, located in Westshore, the largest office district on the west coast of Florida.

“We continue to seek out best-in-class partners, and PRISA’s well regarded reputation as a leading provider of green residential and hospitality projects throughout Puerto Rico speaks for itself,” said Jatin Desai, Peachtree’s chief investment officer. “With more than $89 billion in tourism revenue in 2015 alone, Florida remains one of the nation’s top destinations, and we fully expect these properties to quickly become market leaders following their initial ramp-up stages.”

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando/Mall at Millenia and Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando/Mall at Millenia

The dual-brand SpringHill Suites /Residence Inn is part of a growing trend to combine hotel brands that appeal to different guest profiles into a single structure. Located in the geographic center of Orlando, the two hotels will reside in a popular hotspot, within close proximity to major attractions including Universal Studios, Orange County Convention Center, I-Drive 360, Orlando Eye, Festival Bay Mall, Wet’n Wild, Sea World, Disney World, Downtown and the new, highest grossing premium outlet mall in the country. The Mall at Millenia is the centerpiece of a 450-acre master-planned development that includes 2.2 million square feet of premier office space and other commercial venues, conveniently located next to I-4.

The 134-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at Millenia boasts spacious suites that combine form and function, providing separate living and sleeping areas. The rooms include contemporary case goods with new, custom design items from West Elm, a dry bar, refrigerator, microwave, spa-like bathroom, walk-in shower and a 43” TV. The 120-room Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando at Millenia is designed for comfort and extended-stays, typically five days or longer. The property’s spacious suites feature a six-foot, walk-in shower, a 43” TV and a kitchen fully equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave and coffee maker.

Both hotels share a spacious outdoor setting boasting a resort style pool with bar, game area with giant board games and a lounge with water and fire features. Other amenities include complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour market, a lobby bar and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the properties. The properties also provide a well-equipped Lifestyle Fitness Center, as well as two meeting rooms totaling 1,600 square feet.

AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa/Airport – Westshore

The AC Hotel will reside within MetWest International, a high-end, 32-acre, mixed-use development in Tampa’s thriving Westshore Business District, Florida’s largest office district, located immediately southeast of Tampa International Airport. This property is adjacent to the upscale shopping and entertainment center, the International Plaza, Bay Street and Tampa International Airport, which currently is undergoing one of the largest airport expansions in the U.S. The MetWest International mixed-use complex boasts six upscale restaurants and bars within steps of the hotel, as well as a variety of large corporate tenants. Nearby attractions include downtown Tampa, the Raymond James Stadium and George M. Steinbrenner Field.

This 175-room property appeals to the chic traveler in search of design innovation. The guest rooms follow simplistic design and include a signature closet, work desk, luggage bench and a 47” TV. Clean-cut, linear aesthetics highlight the public space areas, inclusive of a collaborative space with a communal table and reading section. The hotel’s lounge displays contemporary European design with signature lounge seating and a multimedia area. Other amenities include a market, two media salons and a business/social events room, featuring Workspace on Demand by Marriott for online meetings at other locations, over 900 square feet of a state-of-the-art fitness center, pool and pool bar, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and 2,300 square feet of meeting space.

prisa-groupAbout PRISA Group – McVC

PRISA Group is a family-owned developer, builder and owner of green residential communities, hospitality and resort projects in Puerto Rico and Florida with 1,500 employees and over $100 million in annual revenues. The company has developed and built over $750 million in hospitality projects in the past 4 years alone, all on-time and on-budget, including Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, West Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences, three Hyatt Place hotels, one Hyatt House, and two casinos, among others. PRISA has been active in Florida since 2003 with the development of Tampa Bay’s first conservation subdivision, Lake Toscana. The company was awarded the 2014 Developer of the Year Award for the Americas by Hyatt Corporation. For more information, please visit

With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and real estate industries, McConnell Valdes Consulting (McVC) specializes in the planning, financing and development of hospitality and mixed-use real estate projects such as the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, Vieques W Retreat, Westin Rio Mar, and Costa Caribe Resort, among many others. McVC is an affiliate of McConnell Valdés LLC, the largest law firm in the Caribbean.
peachtree-hotel-groupAbout Peachtree Hotel Group

Peachtree Hotel Group
Peachtree Hotel Group operates, develops and invests in premium-branded, select- and limited-service and extended-stay hotel assets under the Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice and InterContinental Hotels Group flags. Since its inception, Peachtree has acquired, developed or originated nearly $1 billion of hotel properties and first mortgage notes. Peachtree’s current portfolio is comprised of 62 hotel assets totaling 7,308 rooms, including 29 real estate assets and 33 notes. For more information, please visit
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