Newsletter | August 24, 2007 Newsletter: 2007 U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide: Designed To Assist The Hotel Owner
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Outsourced LP Solution Reduces Shrink
As your retail chain and/or stores grow, so does your exposure to loss. Attempting to manage that increased exposure with few or nonexistent resources can be tough. After you realize assistance is vital, ask yourself if you should create an internal LP infrastructure or if you should consider outsourcing the task. One retailer that recently decided to outsource its LP program is Yankee Candle Company, Inc...

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2007 U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide: Designed To Assist The Hotel Owner
HVS, the leading global hospitality consulting and hotel appraisal firm, recently published the 2007 U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide – a survey of the fees charged by the major hotel franchisors in the economy, mid-rate, and first-class market segments. This guide enables hotel owners to easily compare the total cost of one hotel franchise with that of another...

Loss Prevention: LP Innovations Serves Effective, Efficient Audit Process
While evaluating options regarding an effective and efficient cafe audit process after an organizational change, Hard Rock Cafe compared two alternatives — creating an internal audit team versus partnering with an external loss prevention firm with the required expertise and ‘fit' with Hard Rock's company culture and objectives...

Westin Celebrates The Opening Of Its 150th Hotel: The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the grand opening of The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, an upscale hotel located just outside of the city of Chicago in the rapidly growing suburb of Lombard, Illinois...

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Lewisville Opens Doors In Texas
Hilton Garden Inn is proud to announce the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Lewisville/Dallas in Lewisville, Texas representing the latest addition to the brand's growing collection of Hilton Garden Inn hotels across North America and Europe...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Opens Two New Restaurants
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc., the largest fine-dining company in the U.S., recently announced the opening of two new franchised restaurants located in Columbia, South Carolina, and Mishawaka, Indiana, bringing the total number of restaurants to 109 worldwide...

Doubletree Hotels Adds 20th Hotel To Southern California Collection Behind Legendary Castle Wall In Commerce, Calif.
Doubletree Hotels welcomes its 20th Southern California hotel to the brand's upscale, full-service hotel collection with the addition of the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles/Commerce. The hotel is located inside The Citadel, a California landmark that combines name-brand shopping at the Citadel Outlets with a touch of Hollywood cinema history...

The Land Of Pharaohs Welcomes Sun International Hotels & Resorts
Sun International Hotels & Resorts announces the November 2007 opening of 948 hotel rooms at Port Ghalib, the largest privately owned marina on Egypt's Red Sea, developed by the M.A. Kharafi Group at a total investment of 1.2 billion US Dollars...

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts And Cranium, Inc. Take Family Fun Chain-Wide In The U.S.A.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Cranium, Inc. announced recently the chain-wide expansion of their family-friendly Cranium Lending Library to the majority of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts properties in the United States...

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