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Hilton Terminates Las Vegas Franchise

Hilton Worldwide has notified Colony Resorts LVH Acquisitions LLC, owner and operator of the off-Strip Las Vegas Hilton, that its franchise agreement will be terminated as of January 1, 2012.

Blackstone Preps Hilton for Flotation

Back in August 2007, I wrote about Blackstone’s acquisition of Hilton. "If you want my considered opinion about the Blackstone acquisition of Hilton, just remember that private equity investors buy and sell companies usually with other people’s money," I declared. I continued:

Hilton’s Hands Slapped in Starwood Settlement

Ed Watkins, Editor-In-Chief of Lodging Hospitality, gets it right (as usual).

Why Is a Hampton Franchise No. 1?

Hampton Inn amidst farms outside a small town in rural Kentucky
A newer Hampton Inn franchise sits in rural Kentucky, photo/bmm

IRVINE, Calif. — A magazine explains how it decides what is the best franchise to buy. But what comes out is a clearer explanation of what franchisor shares to invest in.