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.
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.
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.
August 31, 2015 |
Mark Potts has been a history buff since his grandfather entertained him decades ago with tales of the Titanic. But in recent years, the Berks County resident's fascination has expanded from simply absorbing the history to researching it - and maybe even changing it. At least when it comes to one of the nation's most infamous serial killers. Two years ago, Potts reached out to Jeff Mudgett, a Las Vegas lawyer and great-great-grandson of the man known as H.H. Holmes, who killed at least 27 people - possibly many more - before he was hanged in a Philadelphia prison in 1896.
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.
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 24, 2015 |
Steve Patterson's parents owned a small hotel and restaurant in the West Midlands of Worcestershire, England, when he was growing up, so the fact that his three-year-old business provides places to stay in Philadelphia makes perfect sense. Except that Patterson's Ur Home in Philly (UrHip) places people in need of shorter-term accommodations in one of its 48 homes in the city, Conshohocken and the Valley Forge area rather than in hotel rooms. "Hotel rooms can get claustrophobic after a time," said Patterson, noting that the apartment homes in his growing UrHip portfolio are a good deal larger.