Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Completes Acquisition of Bellagio Real Estate from MGM Resorts International for $4.25 Billion in Sale-Leaseback Transaction

November 18, 2019 – New York and Las Vegas – Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (“BREIT”) and MGM Resorts International (“MGM Resorts”) (NYSE: MGM) today announced the closing of the previously announced 95%/5% BREIT-led joint venture with MGM Resorts to acquire the real estate assets of the Bellagio for $4.25 billion in a sale-leaseback transaction.…

Up Spirits Premium Rum Cake Featuring Pusser’s Original Royal Navy Rum Now Available

New Up Spirits Rum Cake puts a Spotlight on History and High Spirits. Charleston, S.C., November 6, 2019 – For centuries, Royal Navy families have baked tasty rum cakes to honor and celebrate special occasions and now the “Up Spirits” Premium Rum Cake, featuring a generous pour of Pusser’s Rum, is now available for purchase…

Riegel Linen Restructures to Drive Growth

Denver and Aiken, S.C., OCTOBER 31, 2019 – The management team of the Riegel Consumer Products Division of Mount Vernon Mills Inc. (“MVM”) has partnered with Lion Equity Partners to carve out the business from MVM and stand alone as a new entity, Riegel Linen LLC (“Riegel”). Riegel Linen is a leading importer, manufacturer, and…

Back to Basics: Metasearch

October 31, 2019 – Metasearch platforms can seamlessly provide online travel shoppers with real-time pricing and availability throughout key touchpoints in the travel planning journey. Metasearch is becoming more sophisticated and so should your hotel’s strategy around it. With recent updates such as the joining of Google Hotel Ads with Google Ads and the rollout…

Q3 Proves Tough for UK’s Regional Hotels as RevPAR Falls Again, Reveals Latest Hotel Market Tracker

28 October 2019, London: Trading in Q3 for UK hotels has again showed a considerable contrast between those in London compared with the Provinces, according to the latest UK Hotel Market Tracker: Q3 2019, produced by HVS London, AlixPartners and STR. With London properties seeing rate-driven RevPAR [rooms revenue per available room*] growth of 5.1%…

Wines from Spain and The National Young Arts Foundation Bring a Celebration of Spanish Wine to Miami for the ‘Spain’s Great Match’ Event

The Iconic Annual Wine and Food Event in the U.S is Heading to Miami at The National Young Arts Foundation on November 5th. New York, October 22, 2019 – The Trade Commission of Spain and Wines from Spain proudly announce their 26th annual Spain’s Great Match is returning to Miami. The largest comprehensive Spanish wine…

Executive Chefs Maurizio Ferrarese and Luis Roger Delight Diners During Exclusive Dinner at Ristorante Cavour Inside Hotel Granduca

Ristorante Cavour, MAD and BCN Taste & Tradition Chefs Collaborate for One-Time Only, Sold-Out Dinner Houston, October 18, 2019 – Popular Houston restaurant chefs Maurizio Ferrarese of Ristorante Cavour, and Luis Roger of MAD and BCN Taste & Tradition combined their talents and delighted guests with an intimate seven-course dinner last Tuesday evening. Guests enjoyed…

Windstar Cruises Announces 2021 Alaska Sailings and Cruise Tours

The small ship cruise line’s most highly rated cruise destination now has a seven-day itinerary option, plus two new Signature Expeditions excursions locations Seattle, October 7, 2019 – Windstar Cruises announces its 2021 Alaska season today, offering nine different journeys from June through September on four unique itineraries, including a new seven-day option from Vancouver…

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Host Eighth UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, October 7, 2019 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan will be organizing the 8th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 9-12 October 2019), under the theme ‘Smart Cities, Smart Destinations’. The agreement was signed by UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, and Nur-Sultan´s Mayor, Bakhyt Sultanov on…