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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
Anne Arundel police said a man robbed a Red Roof Inn Saturday in Hanover after telling a hotel clerk that the room rates were just too high. About 9 p.m. Saturday, a man entered the lobby of the Red Roof Inn in the 7300 block of Parkway Drive in Hanover and asked how much the nightly rates were. When the clerk answered, the man brandished a handgun and demanded money. The clerk gave the suspect money from a cash drawer, police said. The suspect fled on foot after finding a second cash drawer empty, police said.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
Anne Arundel police said a man robbed a Red Roof Inn Saturday in Hanover after telling a hotel clerk that the room rates were just too high. About 9 p.m. Saturday, a man entered the lobby of the Red Roof Inn in the 7300 block of Parkway Drive in Hanover and asked how much the nightly rates were. When the clerk answered, the man brandished a handgun and demanded money. The clerk gave the suspect money from a cash drawer, police said. The suspect fled on foot after finding a second cash drawer empty, police said.
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BUSINESS
By Dow Jones News Service | May 5, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Marriott Corp. said it will offer travelers summer room rates at up to 65 percent off the regular rate, along with a "kids eat free" program.Marriott's 21-day and 14-day advance purchase, non-refundable summer rates will be available at more than 185 hotels for seven days a week from June 19 through Sept. 7.The company said many Marriott hotels are offering weekday room rates as low as $59 and $69 a night and weekend rates as low as $49 a night.Marriott officials said the chain will continue to offer 21-day and 14-day advance purchase rates with reductions of 40 percent to 50 percent.
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Baltimore Sun reporter | April 5, 2012
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Located just 10 minutes from the Punta Cana airport, Cap Cana is a self-contained, 30,000-acre ecological resort area with pristine oceanfront beaches, the luminous Cap Cana Marina, cliffs and forested hiking trails, as well as countless water-based activities. The development encompasses several resorts including Adam Jones' favorite, the Fishing Lodge. Getting there US Airways, Air Tran and American Airlines offer connecting flights to Punta Cana from BWI-Marshall.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | April 17, 1998
Marriott International Inc. yesterday reported that its first-quarter income jumped 29 percent over the same period a year ago, the result of a healthy lodging industry, acquisitions and increases in average room rates.The Bethesda-based hotel giant generated net income of $89 million in the three-month period ended March 27, fueled largely by its purchase of the Renaissance Hotel Group N.V. and a 9 percent gain in daily average room rates."The U.S. lodging industry remains very robust, and Marriott lodging continues to set the pace in terms of both [revenue available per room]
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1998
Marriott International Inc. reported yesterday that its earnings in the second quarter rose to the highest level in the company's 41-year history, thanks to gains in room rates and additions to its portfolio.The Bethesda-based company's net income of $101 million, 37 cents per share, was 20 percent higher than in the comparable period a year ago, further evidence of the strong U.S. economy and the hotel industry's continued strength. Marriott's total sales in the three months that ended June 19 also increased significantly, to $2.5 billion, a 16 percent gain from the corresponding period in 1997.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1997
Marriott International Inc. reported yesterday that its first-quarter net income rose 22 percent, to $77 million from $63 million, the result of growth in international markets and higher rates for its hotel rooms.The Bethesda-based hotel operator earned 57 cents a share for the quarter ended March 28, compared with 47 cents a share for the corresponding period the year before. Analysts had projected that earnings would be between 55 cents and 65 cents a share.Sales were up 18 percent, to $2.6 billion, from $2.2 billion in the 1996 period.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2001
After working on the problem for six months - even recycling heat from laundry dryers and dishwashers - the owners of the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel felt they had no choice. The Renaissance has become one of a growing number of hotels across the nation to have added surcharges to their room rates, forcing customers to help foot rising energy bills. "Our costs have been soaring extraordinarily," John C. Davis, the hotel's director of marketing, said. "At the same time we were reluctant to dive into this.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | April 2, 1996
A Houston hotel company yesterday finalized the purchase of the twin-towered Omni Inner Harbor Hotel for $25 million, the largest sale of a downtown lodging property in five years.The Gencom Group said its interest in the 707-room Omni stems from improved occupancy and room rates for local hotels, as well as the anticipated boost to the area's $1 billion tourist industry after the completion of the Convention Center's $150 million expansion."As a reasonably priced convention destination, Baltimore is a great area," said Lee Grossbard, a Gencom vice president of operations.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Ginger Thompson in Mexico City contributed to this report | December 10, 1995
In a story Sunday about Host Marriott Corp., the amount reported for revenues of the company's hotel operations should have been $315 million.The Sun regrets the errors.With his round-rimmed glasses, soft smile and disarming voice, Terence C. Golden doesn't look the part of an empire builder.But that's exactly what the new 55-year-old president and chief executive of Host Marriott Corp. is -- thanks to a unique set of events that are both shaping the lodging industry and setting the course for the Bethesda-based hotel owner.
TRAVEL
By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2011
As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired menus, Halloween delights and more, to usher in this glowing season of change. Lodging 1. Nestled amid the abundant trees of Maryland's largest forest, Savage River Lodge is an ideal starting place for leaf peeping. The handsome three-story lodge boasts a grand stone fireplace and the onsite cabins have oversized soaking tubs, plus porches with rocking chairs.
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November 26, 2010
Cyber Monday travel deals What's the deal: If you missed Black Friday, there's still time to catch a travel deal on Cyber Monday — online retailers' answer to the brick-and-mortar post-Thanksgiving extravaganza. Many Americans are making at least part of their travel arrangements online, so you might as well click your way to some savings. Here are a few examples I've seen so far: •Hotels.com is offering up to 50 percent off room rates when you book online and use code 4DAY.
TRAVEL
November 10, 2010
'Get More NYC' in winter and save on hotels and more What's the deal: Visitors to New York City can save up to 25 percent off room rates or other value-added offers when staying during January and February. NYC & Company, the city's official tourism and marketing group, has special offers at nearly 100 hotels throughout New York districts, neighborhoods and boroughs. What are the savings: Discounts vary. For example, The James New York is offering 20 percent off the best available rate when staying two or more nights.
TRAVEL
By Sophie Terbush and Baltimore Sun reporter | May 7, 2009
Go here: Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Choptank River waterfront, Cambridge is a still-quiet vacation spot poised for discovery as restored 19th-century buildings become home to contemporary boutiques and art galleries, and streets are outfitted with new plantings and period lighting to accentuate the old-fashioned charm of the historic district. A walk downtown will reveal restaurants, antique shops, thrift shops, maritime museums, spas and more. For a more official walking tour, take one of historic High Street, guided by a docent in Colonial costume who will reveal the fascinating history of downtown Cambridge (West End Citizens' Association, 410-901-1000)
TRAVEL
By Margaret Backenheimer and Margaret Backenheimer,Chicago Tribune | August 12, 2007
Hawaii is a big-draw for tourists. Here are some hotel and resort bargains to make it even more attractive: Across from Kuhio Beach at the east end of Waikiki, the ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel is in the swim with snazzy updates such as Tiki's Grill & Bar, where a "retro South Pacific design" evokes the 1950s. The "Fall Special" at this revamped hip hotel gives guests in ocean-view rooms every third night free, with room rates starting at $264 per night, valid Aug. 24-Dec. 20. A takeaway breakfast in a souvenir cooler is included daily for all guests.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,Sun reporter | September 7, 2006
Baltimore's publicly financed convention center hotel faces significant competition and needs increased convention attendance to succeed, but can make money just by performing as well as the average downtown hotel did in 2004, according to an analysis by Standard & Poor's. The city's above-average hotel occupancy and room rates fuel competition, but the Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel's ability to serve as a headquarters and its direct link to the Baltimore Convention Center by pedestrian bridge give it a competitive edge, the S&P report said.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,Sun Staff Writer | July 7, 1995
Marriott International Inc. yesterday reported net income rose 22 percent to $111 million in the first half of 1995, backed by strong increases in both occupancy and room rates among its various product lines.The Bethesda-based lodging company, which operates more than 920 hotels containing more than 180,000 rooms, generated $4.1 billion in sales in the first six months of 1995 as compared with a year ago, an increase of 6 percent.Marriott International's second quarter performance also produced double-digit increases.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1996
Marriott International Inc. continued to take advantage of the hotel industry's positive momentum in the first quarter, posting a 21 percent gain in net earnings.The Bethesda-based lodging, resort and senior living community operator generated net income of $63 million, or 47 cents per share, with increases in virtually every segment of its business.The earnings increase came amid revenue growth of 7 percent to $2.2 billion in the period that ended March 22, as compared with the same period a year ago."
TRAVEL
By JANE ENGLE and JANE ENGLE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 26, 2006
Chris Williams appreciates plush surroundings. In December, he and his wife, Alice, stayed in a $350-a-night Ritz-Carlton in Florida. "Marble everything," he said. But last month, the couple from Rome, Ga., decided on the Holiday Inn Express Hollywood, where room rates recently ran as little as $104 per night, for their five-day getaway to Los Angeles. "It's nice to live in luxury," said Williams, who supervises technicians at a cable TV company. "But it's not feasible." Millions of frugal travelers agree.
TRAVEL
By BILL ORDINE and BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER | January 29, 2006
I THOUGHT I WAS A PRETTY SAVVY Las Vegas traveler. I've had the foie gras as big as a football at Picasso's, the five-star gourmet room at the Bellagio. I've listened to a Nevada lieutenant governor belt out torch songs at her ristorante just outside of town and partied with card sharks at the World Series of Poker. Frankly, it's nothing to brag about. Go to Vegas 50, maybe 60, times during the course of 25 years and stuff happens. But my most recent trip, where the challenge was to do Vegas over a weekend for $500 -- including airfare, hotel, food, entertainment and gambling -- required breaking new ground, even for a far-too- frequent flier to Sin City.
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