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This selective directory lists research sources for the hospitality industry, including tourism, hotels, resorts, clubs, spas and restaurants or the food service industry. Our focus is on capital investment projects in the industry and for local economic and commercial real estate development purposes - not for research or services related to consumer interests in travel and leisure or dining and recreation.
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Hospitality Industry - Tourism, Hotels, Resorts, Clubs, Spas and Restaurants

Hotels, resorts, and spas - associations, publishers, news media see also tourism promotion below
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA)
Hotel industry sector news and blogs on Alltop
Hotel & Motel Management magazine
The Hotel Times - international hotel real estate
Lodging Hospitality magazine
Hospitality Net
Hospitality management companies, hotel chain brands
Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Regent, Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inns & Suites, Park Inn - also Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and cruises as well as restaurants - TGI Fridays, Pick Up Stix
Hilton Hospitality Inc. - Hilton, Conrad Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites
Hostmark Hospitality Group - hotel management companies
Global Hyatt Corporation
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC - includes InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, Hotel Indigo
Loews Corporation - Loews Hotels

Marriott International - Marriott, Renaissance, The Ritz Carlton, TownePlace Suites, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn, Courtyard by Marriott
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide - Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Le Meridien, Four Points, St. Regis, Elements Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
Motel 6 - franchise, see Accor North America
Accor North America, and Accor global hotels - Sofitel, Novotel, Adagio, Motel 6, Ibis, Pullman, Mercure, Formule 1, and others

Vantage Hospitality Group - America's Best Value Inn
Hospitality industry events
Americas Lodging Investment Summit - ALIS
BHN - Burba Hotel Network - global hotel investment events
International Hotel Investment Forum Berlin Conference
International Hotel Motel Restaurant Show - IHMRS
RealShare Hotel Investment & Finance - one of the periodic RealShare conferences about real estate by Incisive Media
Hotel investment groups, REITs, real estate developers
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.
Boyd Gaming Corporation - owns and operates gaming entertainment properties - California Hotel & Casino, Echelon Resorts
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
Exclusive Resorts - luxury destination clubs and private vacation homes
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. - hospitality company in the casino gaming entertainment business - Harrah's, Caesars, Horseshoe
Hersha Hospitality Trust
Hospitality Properties Trust
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Kerzner International - developer of the Atlantis resort hotel in Dubai and Paradise Island, Bahamas as well as "One&Only" resorts
LaSalle Hotel Properties
MGM MIRAGE - developer in gaming and entertainment, casinos, riverboat casinos, resorts - MGM Grand, Circus Circus, Excalibur
MHI Hospitality Corporation
Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc.
Supertel Hospitality Inc.
Trump Entertainment Resorts - casinos
Hospitality industry consultants, services, real estate brokers
Hotel Brokers International

International Society of Hospitality Consultants
Hotel AEC - architects, engineers, construction, interior design
HVS Compass
JN+A Nehmer
Lean Kitchen Solutions, LLC - applies "lean" design principles as in manufacturing operations to the work flow of commercial kitchens
Restaurants and clubs
National Restaurant Association (NRA) - major trade show
Nation's Restaurant News
Restaurant Business magazine
Restaurant Hospitality magazine
Restaurants & Institutions magazine
Chain Store Guide - database lists includes chain restaurants
Tourism promotion (see also regional directories)
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)
Utah Hotel & Lodging Association
Utah - state tourism website
Recreation & Leisure, Amusement
Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers Assn.
National Marine Manufacturers Association

research pending to update this directory

We welcome sources or corrections

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