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Hotel Industry News – Week Ending 11.25.06

HotelAmeriSuites is giving guests 2 free movie passes this holiday season.

Choice Hotels opened 40 new properties in the month of October. Locations include: Broken Arrow, OK; Panama City, FL; Bentonville, AR; Taupo, New Zealand; Glendale, AZ; Devonport, Australia; Giles Plains, Australia; Hervey Bay, Australia; Mildura, Australia; Walpole, Australia; Anaheim, CA; Galt, CA; Vacaville, CA; Yuba City, CA; Groton, CT; Kissimmee, FL; Lakeland, FL; Dawson, GA; McDonough, GA; Lincoln, IL; Franklin, IN; Cave City, KY; Georgetown, KY; Cordoba, Mexico; Monterrey, Mexico; Alanson, MI; Carson City, NV; Socorro, NM; Ulstein, Norway; McAlester, OK; Portland, OR; Akron, PA; Easton, PA; Columbia, SC; Brownsville, TN; Cornersville, TN; Smyrna, TN; Hillsville, VA; Hillsville, VA and Tacoma, WA

Embassy Suites opened the new Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa-Downtown Convention Center in Tampa Florida.

Hyatt Hotels has added Amtrak to its partner list.

IC Hotels Group
has opened the Crowne Plaza Maruma Maracaibo Casino & Convention Center in Maracaibo, Venezuela. The Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare is offering guests breakfast-in-bed for two in the morning, as well as a donation of 10 percent of each stay to The Night Ministry, a Chicagoland charity.

MGM Grand in Las Vegas now has a check in desk at the Las Vegas airport. You can check in to your room while waiting on your bags.

NYLO Hotels, a new business travel hotel, broke ground on its pilot property in Plano, Texas, which is expected to open at the end of 2007.