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24 Jan 2019
Hotel Northland To Open February 14

Looking for an extraordinary way to spend Valentine’s Day? The Hotel Northland will officially open for business Thursday, February 14, at 3 p.m., the hotel’s standard check-in time.

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24 Jan 2019
The Walnut Room At Hotel Northland To Open On February 14th for Valentine's Dinner

The Walnut Room is ready to become Green Bay’s new favorite restaurant for dining, cocktails and for downtown “power breakfasts,” when it opens for dinner on February 14, 2019. The restaurant’s opening coincides with the official opening of Hotel Northland, Autograph Collection® which opens on February 14th to its first overnight guests.

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06 Dec 2017
F&B is the Differentiator for Greenwood
Hotel News Now

For Greenwood Hospitality Principal Aik Hong Tan, it’s all about the food and
beverage. Greenwood Hospitality has 22 hotels in its portfolio—including two set
to open in 2018. The company’s portfolio is comprised almost entirely of full-service
hotels.

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05 Aug 2017
Using social media to improve guest service
Hotel News Now

On a hot and sunny Saturday in August, a new mother (we’ll call her Shelly) pulls into the driveway of a hotel for her first family trip with the baby. Shelly balances her bags and daughter and heads into the hotel, working out the day’s schedule in her mind. Feed the baby, have lunch, meet her husband, change for the event.

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30 Mar 2016
Preparing for a Changing Market
Hotel News Now

As the industry reaches the peak of the RevPAR growth cycle, Aik Hong Tan discusses the need to put in place game plans to address the pending phase of slowing revenue growth.

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25 Feb 2016
Greenwood Hospitality Featured in Lodging Magazine Article
Lodging Magazine

Tom Conran discusses how Greenwood has applied food tourism trends to its hotel portfolio. He focuses on differentiation, communal spaces, and shareable meals.

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30 Dec 2015
Guest Experience Trends: What to Watch in ’16
Hotel News Now

There have been countless reports and studies on guest-facing trends for the coming year. And there’s no shortage of trend-related articles on Hotel News Now. But what exactly can travelers expect in 2016 when it comes to the guest experience? HNN sought to answer that question with this virtual roundtable.

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28 Dec 2015
New Supply Will Continue to Headline 2016
Hotel News Now

U.S. hotel supply was a hot-button issue in 2015, as the gap between supply and demand values regulated to an extent, and some markets saw faster-paced supply influxes. In a virtual roundtable, hoteliers and market analysts weighed the impact supply growth had on their companies and the industry overall this year, taking into account new players on the scene.

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01 Dec 2015
Greenwood Hospitality Acquires DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport

Greenwood Hospitality Group has acquired the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport hotel.

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08 Jul 2015
F&B Trends Aren’t All About Food
Hotel News Now

A big part of maximizing food-and-beverage revenue at your hotel comes down to identifying and investing in trends that have staying power. Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to dining and drinking trends gives your restaurant relevance as a neighborhood destination, not just a choice for guests.

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07 Jul 2015
F&B: What’s Making Money Now?
Hotel News Now

To boost F&B profitability in a period when culinary trends can seem daunting and expensive (custom ice, farm-to-table sourcing and top-shelf bourbon programs come to mind), hoteliers are putting in the work to make F&B margins better.

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05 Jun 2015
Millennial Preferences Shift Hotel Catering
Hotel News Now

Millennial meeting trends are touching the catering department in hotels, with these meeting planners wanting creativity and customization in style and substance. Many of today’s gatherings and events are less formal and more dynamic.

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01 Apr 2015
Greenwood Profiled in Lodging Magazine
Lodging Magazine

Greenwood Hospitality was profiled as a leading hotel management company in Lodging Magazine’s April 2015 issue.

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20 Mar 2015
How To Reach The Hotel Opening Finish Line
Hotel News Now

The grand opening of a hotel is the finish line in what many would consider a marathon. The ribbon cutting is the end result of an exhaustive process that stretches over approximately 18 months and involves all of the parties that are required to ensure the doors open without a hitch. Here’s how to navigate the journey successfully.

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13 Mar 2015
Radisson in Cross Keys Wins President’s Award
Hotel Executive

Greenwood Hospitality is pleased to announce today that the Radisson hotel in Cross Keys, Maryland was presented with the 2014 President’s Award. The hotel was selected from more than 440 Radisson hotels globally.

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12 Mar 2015
Radisson in Cross Keys Wins Sales Team of the Year Award

Greenwood Hospitality is pleased to announce today that the Radisson hotel in Cross Keys, Maryland was presented with the 2014 Sales Team of the Year Award. We congratulate the sales team at the Radisson Cross Keys for this recognition of their performance.

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02 Mar 2015
Hilton Harrisburg Receives Hilton’s 2014 Most Improved Housekeeping Award for the Americas

Greenwood Hospitality is pleased to announce that the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel has received Hilton’s 2014 Most Improved Housekeeping Award for the Americas region. The Hilton Harrisburg Hotel was the only recipient in the category for hotels under 500 rooms. We congratulate the entire team at the Hilton Harrisburg for this recognition of their dedication to guest service and satisfaction.

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27 Feb 2015
Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Airport Achieves Best RevPAR Index Growth In Its Category for 2014

Greenwood is pleased to announce that the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport has won the Embassy Suites Hotels Best RevPAR Index Growth Award among Airport Hotels. This award honors the hotel with the highest RevPAR Index growth in its category during the 2014 calendar year as determined by STAR data. We congratulate the entire team at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Airport on this impressive honor.

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25 Feb 2015
Heinen’s Grocery Opens at The 9
Cleveland.com

Heinen’s opened its first downtown Cleveland location in the historic Cleveland Trust building, part of The 9 complex along with the recently opened Metropolitan Hotel. The repurposed historic rotunda drew visitors from all over the city along with local dignitaries and community leaders for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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23 Jan 2015
Greenwood Opens Renaissance in Allentown Pennsylvania
Hotel Business

Greenwood Hospitality Group opened a Renaissance Hotel in Allentown, PA in one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the United States. The seven story Renaissance offers 170 guestrooms and suites and 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

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03 Dec 2014
Think About Labor Issues in the Coming Year
Hotel News Now

Finding ways to think outside the box to control costs, create efficiencies and adapt to meet the needs of a changing workforce will improve the bottom line now and lay a solid foundation for the future.

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20 Oct 2014
Greenwood Receives Multiple Awards From Marriott

Greenwood Hospitality Group announced today that it received Marriott’s prestigious Partnership Circle award, one of four awards Greenwood received from Marriott at its 2014 MINA & Full Service Owners Conference, which was held in Tucson, Arizona.

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12 Jun 2014
Hotels Should Create a Sense of Place, Stories
Hotel News Now

The hotel should not be viewed as a commodity but rather a distinct buying proposition with meaningful benefits. The key is to take the traveler on a journey consisting of memorable moments throughout the property. We must think in terms of being in the memory management business and thus create stories throughout the guest stay.

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25 Apr 2014
Mastering the Art of Transforming Your Hotel
Hotel Executive

Research suggests that guests today are seeking an experiential element to their lodging stay. It’s more than a clean guestroom and internet access. The key is to take the traveler on a journey consisting of memorable moments throughout the property.

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23 Mar 2014
Mastering the Art of Building an “A” Team
Hotel Executive

Recent financial and industry-specific performance indicators, as well as general economic forecasts, suggest that 2014 will sustain positive trends in overall performance. During the improvement cycle, hotel owners and managers alike have been in an enviable position.

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16 Feb 2014
The Henry on Fox News
Fox News

Chef Tim Enfield at The Henry Hotel’s Tria Restaurant was featured on Detroit’s Fox Morning News.

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13 Dec 2013
Greenwood to Manage New Renaissance Hotel
Hotel Executive

Greenwood Hospitality new management deal to open the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown PA was featured on Hotelexecutive.com The Renaissance Hotel will be the anchor point for one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the United States.

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04 Nov 2013
Prepare for the next phase of the cycle
Hotel News Now

As hotel performance begins to decelerate, hoteliers must anticipate the challenges that lie ahead. As the clock ticks down to the end of 2013, most of us would agree our industry is back in business.

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22 Oct 2013
Upscale Renaissance Hotel coming to Allentown
The Morning Call

The hotel will be managed by Colorado-based Greenwood Hospitality Group, which manages 11 hotels, including the Hilton in downtown Harrisburg and the Hilton Garden Inn in Hershey.

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08 Oct 2013
Greenwood Hospitality to Operate the Metropolitan Autograph Collection Hotel Cleveland
Cleveland.com

"It’s iconic,” said Tom Conran of Greenwood Hospitality Group, a Colorado-based hotel management company that will operate the Metropolitan. “The artwork, the furnishings, they’ll all tie back to the iconic nature of this building and the bank building next door … We just believe that the experience of this hotel will be that much different than anything else downtown.”

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28 Aug 2013
How to Differentiate your Hotel at Check-in

Tom Conran of Greenwood writes article on Hotel check in Experience. By creating unique experiences with simple service initiatives, hoteliers can make their property the preferred accommodation in town.

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14 Aug 2013
Greenwood Hospitality Principal Tom Conran Appointed to Hotel Business Review Editorial Board
Hotel Executive

HotelExecutive.com, the leading online hotel industry business resource, is pleased to announce that Tom Conran, Principal of Greenwood Hospitality, has joined the journal as a contributing editor to the publication’s primary business journal, the Hotel Business Review.

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01 Jul 2013
Maria Burbano earns certification as a Senior Professional In Human Resources
Press Release

The certification, awarded by the HR Certification Institute, signifies that Maria Burbano possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the field.

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18 Jun 2013
Aik Hong Tan featured in Globest.com article

Aik Hong Tan of Greenwood Hospitality was featured in a Globest.com article.

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31 May 2013
Creating buzz with F&B

Thomas Conran of Greenwood Hospitality publishes article about hotel restaurant game changers.

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16 Apr 2013
Aik Hong Tan featured in article by pionline.com
Pension&Investments

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13 Mar 2013
The Henry featured in Hotel News Now article
HotelNewsNow.com

Detroit Hoteliers have seen a rebound effect. “The springboard will always be the auto industry, but there are a number of ancillary sectors that provide us a lift as well,” said Tom Conran, principal of Greenwood Hospitality Group which owns the upscale 308 -room The Henry, Autograph Collection hotel in outlying Dearborn

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19 Feb 2013
Aik Hong Tan of Greenwood Hospitality publishes Investing in Secondary Markets is Lucrative.
HotelNewsNow.com

Mr. Tan says the key to successful investments in secondary markets is the existence of diverse and sustainable demand generators

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09 Jan 2013
Tom Conran was interviewed by Lodging Hospitality Magazine regarding 2013 Hotel outlook.
Lodging Hospitality Magazine

Conran says dynamics of the market have maintained pretty good progress in ’11,’12, and now ’13, investors today are more optimistic and confident in hotel real estate.

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01 Nov 2012
Greenwood is most pleased to announce the addition of the Sheraton Gunter to the Greenwood Portfolio.
San Antonio Express-News

The iconic Gunter Hotel was developed in 1909 and was the City’s largest building. 

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31 Aug 2012
Paul Wood featured in a recent Hotel Business Tech Trends

In the article, Wood covers the future industry trends of guest room entertainment and expectations. Wood says “Technological trends and consumer demands over the past several years have changed how the industry markets its properties and services the guests”

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03 Aug 2012
William D. Kohl Named Principal Partner for Greenwood Hospitality.

Greenwood has been featured in the online magazine fb101.com. The accouncement of Bill Kohl joining Greenwood will enable the company to explore additional opportunities in the culinary sector.

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30 Jul 2012
Greenwood Hospitality Featured on GloeST.com
GlobeST.com

Tom Conran was interviewed by GlobeST.com regarding the recent acquisition of the 341-room Hilton Harrisburg Hotel. “Greenwood will undertake a multi-million dollar renovation, of the hotel. Every guest room and all public spaces will be updated and various additions will be made to the property.”

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30 Jun 2012
Hilton Harrisburg Joins the Greenwood Portfolio
Greenwood Announcement

The Hilton Harrisburg Pennsylvania is a 341-room full service property with 26,000 square feet of meeting space located in the heart of Harrisburg, adjacent to the State Capitol complex, City Hall, and the financial district.

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08 May 2012
Crowne Plaza Cleveland South Independence Receives Award

The Crowne Plaza Cleveland South Independence, under the management of Greenwood Hospitality Group, was awarded the Service Excellence Hotel of the Quarter by IHG.

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12 Apr 2012
The Henry Receives Coveted Awards

The Henry, under the management of Greenwood Hospitality Group, was awarded several coveted awards from Marriott and Autograph Collection during the Global General Managers Meeting for Marriott.

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27 Mar 2012
Paul Wood of Greenwood Hospitality Featured in Hotel News Now Article
HotelNewsNow.com

Paul Wood of Greenwood Hospitality was featured in a Hotel News Now article: “Savvy Pricing Strategies Mitigate Risks.”

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13 Feb 2012
Paul Wood of Greenwood Hospitality Featured in Hotel News Now Article

Paul Wood of Greenwood Hospitality was featured in a Hotel News Now article: “Seasonality Strategies Key to Driving Demand.”

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29 Dec 2011
Paul Wood of Greenwood Hospitality Featured in Hotel News Now Article

Paul Wood of Greenwood Hospitality was featured in a Hotel News Now article: “Rewriting a Revenue Manager’s Job Description.”

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11 Aug 2010
Greenwood Hospitality And The Henry Are Profiled In Lodging Hospitality Magazine
Lodging Hospitality Magazine

Tom Conran was interviewed by Lodging Hospitality Magazine in a feature on the topic of distressed real estate and how opportunistic operators and investors like Greenwood are creating value in otherwise challenging circumstances. An excerpt from the article:

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14 Jun 2010
Greenwood Hospitality To Manage The Henry, An Autograph Collection Hotel

Greenwood Hospitality Group and Marriott International Inc. (MAR: NYSE) announce The Henry (formerly The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, in Michigan) has joined the Autograph Collection, Marriott’s newest collection of independent hotels and resorts with distinctive personalities. Greenwood Hospitality assumed management of the 308-room independent boutique-chic hotel on June 3. Improvements to the property, located at 300 Town Center Dr. in the Fairlane Plaza, will commence in August. 

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08 Dec 2009
Greenwood Hospitality Signs Management Agreement With The Hilton Oak Lawn Hotel

Greenwood Hospitality has been selected to manage the 184 room Hilton Oak Lawn Hotel, in the Oak Lawn suburb of Chicago.

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30 Nov 2009
Greenwood Hospitality Participates In Hotel Business Magazine’s Roundtable At The 2009 Lodging Conference
Hotel Business Magazine

Aik Hong Tan was asked to participate in a Hotel Business Magazine roundtable of hotel industry leaders at The 2009 Lodging Conference

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24 Sep 2009
Greenwood Hospitality Interviewed By Hotel News Now At The 2009 Lodging Conference
Hotel News Now

Tom Conran was interviewed by Jeff Higley, Editorial Director of Hotel News Now, at the 2009 Lodging Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

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05 Aug 2009
Greenwood Hospitality Group Launches Investment and Management Firm

Industry veterans Tom Conran, Aik Hong Tan, and Bill Zollars have joined forces to form Greenwood Hospitality Group, a Denver-based hospitality investment and management firm with offices in Los Angeles and Hartford. 

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