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REAL_ESTATE
January 13, 1989 | By Melissa Dribben, Special to The Inquirer
DOUBLETREE Glassboro, Gloucester County 609-881-2282 The peach and apple orchard that once was Rowan's Farm is well on its way to becoming Doubletree, 150 single-family houses in Glassboro. Rowan still has land and fruit-bearing trees nearby. From April to October, his farmstand is open on the field across the road from the Doubletree development. For fallow times, Super Fresh and Acme sell produce only a few blocks away on Route 47. Doubletree houses, ranging from $119,900 to $155,150, come in 51 exterior colors.
NEWS
January 1, 2016
Pennsylvania's delegation at the Democratic National Convention will stay at the Double Tree Hilton downtown this summer, while New Jersey's bunks at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport. Hawaii and Idaho will have to travel a little farther from the Double Tree Hilton in Valley Forge. American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will stay at the Courtyard Lansdale - 42 miles from the Wells Fargo Center. Area hotels will house about 6,000 delegates over the course of the convention, which runs from July 25-28.
NEWS
August 9, 1987 | By Kitty Dumas, Inquirer Staff Writer
When officials of Together Inc., Glassboro's only counseling and referral service, saw its new children's shelter being built on Greentree Road in June, they thought a dozen youngsters would be moving in by July. But because of delays, said Susan Sasser, executive director of the shelter, it probably won't open until next month. The delays stem from the state's rejection of plans for a sewer system submitted by Site Development Inc. of Marlton, the developers of The Center at Doubletree.
REAL_ESTATE
January 17, 1993 | By Sheila Dyan, FOR THE INQUIRER
Townhomes at Doubletree, Glassboro, Gloucester County DeMaio Builders Inc. is offering deals to home buyers who are in the market for them. You can pick the package that is perfect for you at the builder's two-story condominium homes at the Townhomes at Doubletree, in Glassboro. The standard homes, priced at $83,900 (interior unit) and $94,900 (end unit), include a full basement, gas heat and central air conditioning, and a bathroom with a tub and a stall shower, a double vanity and a ceramic-tile floor.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1986 | By Gregory R. Byrnes, Inquirer Staff Writer
A shopping center and 570 housing units will be built at Delsea Drive and Heston Road in Glassboro, Site Development Inc. said yesterday. Construction on DoubleTree, a 200-acre planned-unit development, will begin this spring, according to John P. Silvestri, president of the Marlton-based real estate development firm. The $75 million project will be built on land that is operated by Rowand Farms, which cultivates fruit trees, said Silvestri. It is across from the College Town Shopping Center.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1993 | By Tom Belden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Negotiations to let Hershey Entertainment & Resort Co. escape from its lease on the Philadelphia Hilton Hotel are moving ahead, thanks in part to Herco's determination to file for bankruptcy for all of its operations, if necessary, to speed the process, hotel-industry sources say. Herco, which has a dozen profitable properties in Hershey, Pa., has indicated that it would "consider all options" to get out of its lease on the hotel, spokesman Jay...
NEWS
November 10, 1993 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority gave unanimous approval yesterday for its representatives to begin negotiations with the developers of a $520 million project expected to return Atlantic City's "Queen of Resorts" to her former grandeur. The Maryland-based Rouse Co., known nationally for projects such as the Gallery Market East in Philadelphia and the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, will work with the Doubletree Hotels Corp. and Caesars Boardwalk Regency Corp. on the city's ambitious "Gateway Project.
TRAVEL
January 11, 2016
Q: I booked a room at the DoubleTree hotel in Vancouver, Wash. through Hotwire for our children's and grandchildren's stay over Thanksgiving. We received a confirmation of the reservation for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights for a total of $272. We had no further communication with Hotwire. When our children arrived at 10 p.m. with their kids - 7-month-old twins and a 2-year-old - they were told Hotwire had canceled the reservation. I didn't get any message or email from Hotwire saying it was canceling my reservation.
NEWS
October 29, 1993 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The $520 million "Gateway Corridor," expected to be the centerpiece of the city's plan to move from gambling mecca to family resort, will be built by the Maryland-based Rouse Co. The company has developed the Gallery Market East in Philadelphia, Inner Harbor in Baltimore and Riverwalk in New Orleans. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority hired Rouse to work with Doubletree Hotels Corp. and Caesars Boardwalk Regency Corp. on the project, which is expected to provide 1,000 permanent jobs and 5,600 construction jobs, according to Nick Amato, executive director of the development authority.
TRAVEL
August 15, 2016
Name: Room Mate Hotels, room-matehotels.com What it does: A hotel group launched by three friends who were looking for hotels they actually wanted to stay in. It began in Madrid and has expanded to 23 hotels in 12 cities in Europe, the United States, Mexico, and Turkey. More hotels are planned in 2017 for Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Barcelona, Spain, among other destinations. What's hot: Each property in the hotel group has its own name and distinctive decor. That personal approach extends to hotel guests, whom the staff is encouraged to treat as friends, buddies, or roommates.
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TRAVEL
August 15, 2016
Name: Room Mate Hotels, room-matehotels.com What it does: A hotel group launched by three friends who were looking for hotels they actually wanted to stay in. It began in Madrid and has expanded to 23 hotels in 12 cities in Europe, the United States, Mexico, and Turkey. More hotels are planned in 2017 for Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Barcelona, Spain, among other destinations. What's hot: Each property in the hotel group has its own name and distinctive decor. That personal approach extends to hotel guests, whom the staff is encouraged to treat as friends, buddies, or roommates.
TRAVEL
January 11, 2016
Q: I booked a room at the DoubleTree hotel in Vancouver, Wash. through Hotwire for our children's and grandchildren's stay over Thanksgiving. We received a confirmation of the reservation for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights for a total of $272. We had no further communication with Hotwire. When our children arrived at 10 p.m. with their kids - 7-month-old twins and a 2-year-old - they were told Hotwire had canceled the reservation. I didn't get any message or email from Hotwire saying it was canceling my reservation.
NEWS
January 1, 2016
Pennsylvania's delegation at the Democratic National Convention will stay at the Double Tree Hilton downtown this summer, while New Jersey's bunks at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport. Hawaii and Idaho will have to travel a little farther from the Double Tree Hilton in Valley Forge. American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will stay at the Courtyard Lansdale - 42 miles from the Wells Fargo Center. Area hotels will house about 6,000 delegates over the course of the convention, which runs from July 25-28.
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
As receptions go, this one was surprisingly warm, Wes Coulter recalls. His host committee was shopping for a Philadelphia hotel for players and their partners for the five-day 2014 National Gay Flag Football League's Gay Bowl, its annual championship tournament. Eight hundred ninety room nights all together. "We toured the DoubleTree and the Sheraton, and both were fighting for our business," Coulter said, recalling the February visits. So eager were the downtown hotels, he said, that the Sheraton laid out strawberries and champagne, and the DoubleTree offered gift bags and chocolate-chip cookies.
NEWS
December 18, 2010 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
There's an added burden of responsibility for an actor who portrays a real-life figure - especially a real-life figure still alive and kicking. If you don't get it right, you're likely to hear about it. And if you're Christian Bale and you're playing Dicky Eklund, the voluble pugilist who famously went the distance against Sugar Ray Leonard in 1985 and infamously went into a career nosedive when he started using crack cocaine, the actor knows ...
BUSINESS
June 14, 2009 | By Suzette Parmley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In these difficult times when hoteliers nationally are struggling to put heads in beds, why would a Center City hotel invest millions of dollars in a new look? "We made the gutsy move in preparation for when the economy improves," said Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia general manager Bill Fitzgerald. While the timing of the recovery remains unknown, choosing to refresh is a necessary tactic in the hotel industry - even in a downturn, experts say. The Doubletree, at Broad and Locust Streets, began a $13.2 million renovation in December 2006 during flush economic times, and decided to plow ahead to complete it even as the recession took hold and occupancy slid.
NEWS
March 11, 2002 | By Linda K. Harris INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was late Saturday. The city's hotels were brimming with out-of-towners for the late bloom of the flower show, the dazzling downbeat of a British maestro, and, yes, even a family funeral. At the sold-out Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia, the real drama began around midnight and lasted almost eight hours. Police were called to the hotel at 11 p.m. They knocked at Room 1904, but a man inside said that they couldn't come in and that he had a gun, according to Lt. Jim Pauley. An hour later, police announced that a man was barricaded inside the room.
NEWS
May 4, 2000 | by Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer
Doormen at city hotels are running a taxicab scam, and it's costing you a clean, safe ride around town. The uniformed men frequently demand "tips" from mostly immigrant cab drivers in exchange for sending business their way. They pocket between $2 and $5 per ride for a quick trip to the airport. If the drivers don't pay up, the doormen refuse to allow them to pick up. Some drivers charge the practice is extortion, a felony. Industry insiders and legal experts disagree on whether the so-called tips are illegal.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1997 | By Kevin Shinkle, BLOOMBERG NEWS Inquirer staff writer Tom Belden and the Associated Press contributed to this article
Doubletree Corp. and Promus Hotel Corp. yesterday agreed to merge, creating the world's third-largest hotel company with revenue of $5 billion and such well-known chains as Embassy Suites and Hampton Inn. Under the deal, Doubletree shareholders would get one share of a new company, called Promus Hotel Corp., for each of their shares, while Promus investors would get 0.925 share. The move combines Promus' ability to build brand-name hotels for budget-conscious travelers and Doubletree's fast-growing chain of upscale hotels.
NEWS
June 29, 1997 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Better watch where you walk Tuesday. Twelve thousand Lions will be stalking the streets of Philadelphia. And it's giving the city a roaring headache. The Lions Club International is kicking off its 80th Annual Convention with a Parade of Nations, a five-hour extravaganza that will close Market Street from Penn's Landing to 13th Street. The marchers will step off at 9:30 a.m. "Yes, it's an unusual request. Yes, it's difficult to accommodate, but yes, we're happy to do it," said Irene Baker, a spokeswoman for the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, which has assigned several handlers to the Lions.
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