August 2, 1999
The Clarion Suites was proud to be a host hotel for the 1999 "Greek" Picnic. In fact, we were impressed that we had not experienced any of the negativity portrayed so vehemently on television and in the newspapers. So imagine our surprise at the letter (July 28) of Melissa Stuckey of Princeton, indicating horrendous treatment by our staff. A hotel is defined by the quality of service it provides to its guests. Our success is measured by how our guests evaluate our services and facilities.
June 29, 1989 |
The area hotel boom continues. The latest entry is Embassy Suites, which is seeking to build a seven-story hotel with a restaurant and lounge on a 5.34-acre parcel at the corner of Pennsylvania and Summit Avenues. The property is owned by Hansen Properties, of Ambler, which on Tuesday night made a presentation to the Whitemarsh Planning Commission. Hansen's proposal requires a special exception and three variances. The commission recommended that the township's Zoning Hearing Board grant all four requests.
October 22, 2012 |
HAVANA - Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in months, a top hotel executive told the Associated Press on Sunday, challenging persistent rumors that the aging revolutionary is near death. The 86-year-old retired leader dropped off a Venezuelan guest at the Hotel Nacional on Saturday afternoon, then stayed to chat with hotel staff, commercial director Yamila Fuster said. "Fidel Castro was here yesterday, he brought a guest and spoke to workers and hotel leaders for 30 minutes," Fuster said.
May 21, 2015 |
New York-based Carey Watermark Investors plans a $21.3 million renovation of the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia hotel after acquiring a majority interest in the property, the company said in a release. The renovation, to be done in a joint venture with previous full-owner Philadelphia Hospitality Partners, will cover the South Broad Street hotel's 299 guest rooms, lobby, ballroom and other spaces, Carey Watermark said. Work is due to be completed before the end of June 2016, the company said.
July 8, 2013 |
It was a good night for a beacon, with fog as thick as the forest all along U.S. Highway 74. And there, in the soft edge of the headlights, a billboard promised that up ahead in the town of Murphy stood a Best Western hotel. "Pet friendly. " "Free Internet. " And, as if on cue, "Free Belgian Waffle Breakfast. " Here, too, in the mountain music homeland of western North Carolina - a place remote enough that fugitive Eric Rudolph, the so-called Olympic Park bomber, long evaded the FBI in the hills and hollows until arrested early one morning in 2003 in Murphy - a bed for the night comes with make-your-own waffles?
January 3, 2012 |
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Investigators say a confrontation at a central New Jersey hotel that ended with a Texas man being fatally stabbed and another critically injured was a random attack. Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano says 30-year-old Chad Everette Robertson of Shoreacres was killed early Saturday when he tried to help a 29-year-old colleague from Houston who was being attacked by several people. Robertson - the married father of five young children - was stabbed multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
April 20, 2015 |
CANCUN, Mexico - For most sea turtles, crawling onto the beach at night to lay eggs is a risky proposition. Out of the water, they are achingly slow, ungainly . . . and vulnerable. But in tourist meccas where hotel sprawl has rendered the coastline a virtual Monopoly board of development with 24/7 hubbub, the annual trek onto the sand becomes all the more treacherous. Tourists, cameras in hand, camp out for a look at these massive tortugas, or worse, try to pet them or pose for pictures with them.
January 20, 2015 |
After scrapping a controversial plan for a hotel, apartments, and retail space on one of the region's most desirable sites, BioMed Realty Trust has returned to Radnor Township with a counterproposal. But officials and residents of the Main Line community say the new plan - for an office park near the heavily traveled intersection of the Blue Route and Lancaster Avenue - is even worse. "The dismay that I feel, it comes from the fact that this is a very sophisticated community and we should be able to come up with a better solution for this site," Commissioner Elaine Schaefer said at last Monday's meeting when the plan was presented.
May 16, 1993 |
Pilots flying over the Holiday Inn Airport hotel in Essington are sure to notice the hotel's $3 million facelift that took place over the last three months. From the hotel's new white and green exterior to the lobby's new marble floor and desk, the renovations have modernized the building's appearance. The 21-year-old hotel celebrated its grand reopening Tuesday and Wednesday with a few hundred of its clients and hotel competitors. About half of the hotel's 303 rooms were closed over the course of the project, as each of the hotel's six floors was recarpeted, refurnished and painted, said Phyllis Turner, director of sales and marketing for the hotel.
August 15, 2003
An editorial Thursday erred in describing the projected effects on hotel demand should the Pennsylvania Convention Center expand. An expansion could lead to an increase to 700,000 occupied hotel room nights per year by 2010. In the late 1990s, the average annual occupied room nights attributed to the Convention Center was 450,000.