Stories tagged: hotels
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019
A motor inn catering to America’s generation of car travelers opened in 1963 on the site of what used to be the historic Spokane Hotel. The Ridpath Motor Inn had …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Two North Idaho hotels have wrapped up extensive renovations.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
The automobile changed the American traveling culture. Stately hotel blocks became less important than the motor inn, motel, or what the Spokesman-Review called “highway hotels.”
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018
Worthy Hotels Inc. has purchased the Red Lion Hotel at the Park for $35 million.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018
At-capacity hotels in downtown Spokane are seeing last-minute cancellations for this weekend’s Hoopfest, leaving the door open for some late bookings.
Sun., June 17, 2018
Amazon is working with homebuilders and hoteliers to make its smart speaker and artificial-intelligence system a part of everyday life for new customers. The company has put its engineers to …
Sat., March 24, 2018
What kind of economic impact the NCAA women’s basketball regional and Pacific Northwest Qualifiers tournaments have on the community varies depending on the variables and formulas used, but one thing …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
Democratic lawmakers are introducing legislation that would ban federal officials from spending any taxpayer-funded travel expenses at Trump-owned properties or locales owned by other senior government officials.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017
The company will open the first of its Scion line of hotels – marketed as a four-star boutique brand – early next year through a deal the company inked for …
Wed., May 24, 2017
Like many cities nationwide, Spokane had a fitful start permitting short-term rentals. In early 2014, the city began issuing cease-and-desist letters to property owners advertising overnight stays online, saying local …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017
The Trump Organization is launching a chain of new hotels with plans to open in cities large and small across the country. The bold expansion plan raises some thorny ethical …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017
China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, paving the way for President Donald Trump and his family to develop a host of branded businesses from hotels to …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
In “Hotel Chic at Home” (The Monacelli Press), author Sara Bliss tries to capture the transformative power of travel, and that moment in a stylish hotel when you say to …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
Red Lion Hotel Corp., a Spokane-based chain with ambitious growth plans, has announced its intent to raise money through a public stock offering.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
As a candidate, President-elect Donald Trump looked into the possibility of establishing hotels in Cuba, according to the head of a major Spanish hotel chain.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
Seattle voters Tuesday night were approving a ballot measure that would grant new rights and benefits to hotel housekeepers.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016
Who would invite Latin American or Muslim dignitaries to a building named for the man who has smeared their people, not to mention the female half of humanity?
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
Red Lion’s Inn at the Park has been transformed to reflect changes in the way people travel, the fourth Red Lion hotel to undergo the Hotel RL conversion.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
An undisclosed number of people who used credit cards at 20 Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, Westin and other hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have had their …
Sat., June 4, 2016
A nearly $2 million project will update the Red Lion Hotel at the Park. Baker Construction & Development has started that remodeling work, at 303 W. North River Dr., to …
Thu., May 12, 2016
A vacant motel that’s become an eyesore at the gateway to downtown Spokane could reopen by the end of the year. Work to remodel the Trade Winds Motor Inn could …
Mon., April 18, 2016
Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline.
Mon., March 14, 2016
A fight for control of the Starwood hotel chain is under way following a $14 billion buyout offer Monday from a consortium led by China’s Anbang Insurance Group.
Tue., March 8, 2016
The $55 million jury verdict over nude videos of sportscaster Erin Andrews taken through a hotel peephole will likely reverberate a long time for hotels and their guests, whether she …
Sun., June 2, 2013
1. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Orlando Fla. As many as six can comfortably stay in themed suites at this fanciful Disney resort. Your crew will be immersed in decor …
Sun., March 10, 2013
NEW YORK – When Amy Eisen originally booked a weeklong vacation to celebrate her 30th anniversary, she was looking at a $3,749 hotel bill. But Eisen reserved her room at …
Fri., March 1, 2013
Spokane-based Red Lion Hotels Corp. reported Thursday a net loss of $14.7 million for 2012 compared with a loss of $7.1 million in 2011. But the hospitality company also reported …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012
In the span of four weeks Walt and Karen Worthy pieced together ambitious plans to build the city’s largest hotel: a 700-room, 15-story showpiece connected to the Spokane Convention Center. …
Sun., May 8, 2011
If you’re budgeting for summer travel, be on the lookout for fees on your hotel bill for everything from newspapers to luggage storage. Some of them can be avoided. Be …
Tue., April 20, 2010
Spokane County hotels have sold substantially more rooms so far in 2010, and bookings for future business are up dramatically, the president of the Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau said …