USA Today The Fairmont Copley Plaza Chef Table Feature

10 Amazing Chef’s Tables You Should Know About 140 Supper Club | Boston By Chelle Koster Walton, Foodie and Local Expert   It’s no secret that Boston shines at cuisine, but this speakeasy-style chef’s table keeps a very low profile. “People make friends here and open up in a way that doesn’t happen at a regular […]

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Yahoo News On the Roof Top of the Knickerbocker with Katie Couric and Daveed Diggs

Daveed Diggs of ‘Hamilton’ on his Tony nomination, Broadway debut and rap career By Kaye Foley Daveed Diggs, rapper, writer, actor and star of “Hamilton,” is adding another title to his name — Tony nominee. Diggs plays both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the smash hit musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda about Alexander […]

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Hotel F&B Gastro Hub

FelCor’s Tap & Tavern is more than a flight of fancy at airport hotels. By Michael Costa Photos by Daryl Zape A “captive audience” could be described in hotel terms as guests who don’t have easy access to F&B outside a property. This is often due to a re-mote location, or in the case of […]

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Hotel F&B Cloud Control

FelCor raises Knickerbocker rooftop venue into thriving focus of events booking. Story by Denny Lewis, Video by Michael Costa, Photos by Aul Warchol Learn how to make St. Cloud’s signature Aqueduct and Queens & Tonic cocktails. After a redevelopment that exceeded the $250 million mark, the Knickerbocker Hotel at Broadway and 42nd Street in New York City […]

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REIT.com FelCor Lodging Looking to Create Value from Sales

FelCor Lodging Looking to Create Value from Sales By Sarah Borchersen-Keto Richard Smith, president and CEO of FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCH), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview at REITWorld 2015: NAREIT’s Annual Convention for All Things REIT at the Wynn Las Vegas. In September, FelCor sold the final hotel in its […]

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Lodging Magazine Rick Smith Interview

Success Story: Lean and Mean After a multi-year repositioning strategy, FelCor CEO Rick Smith is eager to go on the offensive By Megan Sullivan When Rick Smith became chief financial officer of FelCor Lodging Trust in 2004, the Irving, Texas-based company owned a lot of assets that didn’t make sense in a REIT model. These […]

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FelCor Helps a Local Shelter for the Day

FelCor is committed to strengthening our local communities and supporting worthwhile causes through community engagement, volunteer service and financial support. We recognize our corporate responsibility commitments can only be achieved through the dedication of our employees. Our culture emphasizes the power and value of our employees’ contributions to improve the communities we live in. FelCor […]

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Conde Nast Traveler 2015 Readers Choice Awards

Conde Nast Traveler announced their 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards and we’re thrilled to share The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club is No. 20 on the” Top 25 Resorts in Florida (Gulf & Central)” category. The recognition will is featured within the November 2015 issue of Condé Nast Traveler.   View the complete listing online […]

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FelCor’s Team Hope on a Rope

FelCor’s own Tom Corcoran, Chairman of the Board, rappelling down 15 stories of a building in 2015 to support the organization Shatterproof. Fundraising and rappelling was completed by more than 15 FelCor employees. Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting our loved ones from addiction to illicit and prescription drugs, and alcohol, and ending […]

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REIT.com FelCor CEO Sees Progress on REIT’s Repositioning

FelCor CEO Sees Progress on REIT’s Repositioning By Allen Kenney Richard Smith, president and CEO of FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. (NYSE: FCH), joined REIT.com for a CEO Spotlight video interview during REITWeek 2015: NAREIT’s Investor Forum, held in New York. FelCor is currently undertaking a multiyear repositioning initiative program. Smith said the company has made […]

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Frugal Beautiful The Mills House Wyndham Article

Pretty in Pink: The Mills House Wyndham Grand of Charleston, South Carolina By Shannyn, Frugal Beautiful author The Mills House Wyndham Grand is quintessentially Charleston.  With it’s beautiful pink walls, gas lamps and trickling fountain, it seems to invite you in from the street. It seems to be from another time, and you just want […]

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The New York Times The Knickerbocker Hotel Feature

Off the Menu Knickerbocker’s St. Cloud Comes with a Serving of History By Florence Fabricant The name of this stunning rooftop bar at the Knickerbocker hotel did not come from some brainstorming session, but from history. Originally, a hotel called the St. Cloud, built in 1868, was at the site of the Knickerbocker. John Jacob […]

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Bloomberg The Knickerbocker Hotel Article

The World Famous Knickerbocker:  A Hotel Comeback     Feb. 13 — The Knickerbocker Hotel is in the heart of New York’s Times Square and Broadway. The hotel opened its doors originally in 1906 with a little help from John Jacob Astor IV. Following a brief hiatus of more than a century – plus a […]

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CNN The Knickerbocker Hotel Article

Knickerbocker Hotel to reopen more than a century after its debut By Jessica Plautz, Mashable The Knickerbocker, left, opened in 1906 on Times Square. This postcard uses the square’s former name. Story Highlights The Knickerbocker opened in 1906 The Times Square hotel closed in 1921, and the building was used for offices The renovated hotel […]

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Leaders Magazine Rick Smith Interview

The Evolution of FelCor An Interview with Richard A. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, FelCor “EDITOR’S NOTE:  Richard Smith joined FelCor in November 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to FelCor, he was with Wyndham International as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Smith joined Wyndham in 1999 as […]

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Mardi GrAutism 2015

FelCor’s corporate charity is Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org), the largest autism advocacy organization. We participate in a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to support the organization, including hosting MardiGrAutism (www.mardigrautism.com), an annual event started by FelCor in 2009 and sponsoring the annual DFW Walk for Autism. Last year, we raised $165,000.00 for the cause, […]

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Yahoo The Knickerbocker Hotel Feature

10 Wow-Factor Hotel Openings in 2015 That Are Worth the Splurge By Elissa Garay From imaginative jungle villas to a revived ancient bathhouse, and futuristic towers to overwater bungalows, 2015 is proposing the latest and greatest in next-generation lodging. Cropping up in tried-and-true travelers’ havens like NYC and Venice, to further-flung locales from Marrakech to […]

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The Wall Street Journal FelCor Article

For FelCor, Less-Is-More Strategy Pays Off Real-Estate Investment Trust Has Shrunk Its Portfolio of Properties and Seen Its Share Price Soar By Craig Karmin For FelCor Lodging Trust Inc., a top-performing real-estate investment trust, it was about getting small. The Irving, Texas, investment firm expects early next year to complete a decadelong process of shrinking […]

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US Air Magazine The Mills House Wyndham Article

A Grand Tradition The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a Charleston institution By Ellie Baldini “History meets luxury at this elegant downtown establishment.  First opened in 1853, the full-service hotel offers classic Southern hospitality in the heart of Charleston.” The Mills House is ideally located in the charming Historic District, providing easy access to […]

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The Tampa Tribune Vinoy Hotel Article

Vinoy Hotel still holds special place in St. Pete’s history By Rodney Kite-Powell Long before the museums, high-rise condos and exciting nightlife, downtown St. Petersburg was defined by a unique kind of experience. Home to thousands of winter residents and tourists, St. Petersburg’s leaders touted their city to newspapers across the country as the place […]

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Zagat The Fairmont Copley Plaza Restaurant Feature

20 Stunning Restaurant Spaces Around the U.S. Boston: OAK Long Bar + Kitchen By Kelly Dobkin The Fairmont Copley Plaza is one of Boston’s most historical hotels and boasts one of its most quintessentially New England atmospheres. But last year’s renovations to its restaurant and bar have created a space that still combines classic swank […]

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