Recent Headlines

Within Motels

New Company, Catching Planes LLC Debuts a Subscription-Based Flight and Hotel Booking Platform

Catching Planes LLC makes it possible for any traveler to become a member of an exclusive travel booking platform that offers deeply discounted flight and hotel bookings. Once a traveler becomes a member, they get access to a booking platform where flight and hotel bookings can be made. It is a deeply discounted, end-to-end booking platform that offers 24/7 support. - June 16, 2022 - Catching Planes LLC

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. Sponsoring Blood Drive May 31

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, May 31, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held at Thomas Real Estate, Inc., 625 Sea Mountain Highway in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. - May 11, 2022 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Thomas Real Estate Inc Celebrates 60 Years of Service

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. (TREI), located in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., proudly rang in 2022 recognizing its 60th year of service excellence. TREI was started by Mildred Thomas in the spring of 1962. She was one of the first women in real estate in the coastal area. In 1963, she became acquainted... - January 30, 2022 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. Receives Marketing Awards

Angie Krall, director of marketing at Thomas Real Estate, Inc., received two honors from the 2021 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award competition. The two platinum Summit International Awards were for marketing collateral materials and online marketing/advertising. The Summit Marketing... - January 21, 2022 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

OTO Development Acquires Hospitality Complex in Ocean City, Maryland

Dunes Manor Hotel, Court & Suites is latest addition to Carolina-based hotelier's growing beachfront portfolio. - December 11, 2021 - OTO Development

OTO Development Acquires DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach

Riding a wave of optimism about leisure travel, South Carolina-based OTO Development has acquired its sixth beachfront property since Q4 2018: DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront on Florida’s Space Coast. - September 12, 2021 - OTO Development

Thomas Real Estate Inc. Receives Six Marketing Awards

Angie Krall, director of marketing at Thomas Real Estate, Inc., received six honors from the 27th Annual Communicator Awards. The Awards of Distinction for marketing excellence were for: individual e-mail marketing for online advertising and marketing; features-animation for online marketing;... - June 09, 2021 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Rosalind Stacy Receives 2020 Hospitality Employee of the Year Award

Thomas Beach Vacations (TBV) of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., is pleased to announce that Rosalind Stacy, director of guest services, received the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce (MBCOC) Hospitality Employee of the Year Award. The MBCOC honored 2020’s and 2021’s most visionary and... - May 01, 2021 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

OD Beach Rentals Joins Thomas Real Estate, Inc.

OD Beach Rentals, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., has merged with Thomas Real Estate, Inc., of North Myrtle Beach. The merger expands the services of the Thomas Beach Vacations division. - February 17, 2021 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Thomas Beach Vacations Joins Safe Stay Program

Thomas Beach Vacations (TBV), located in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., recently joined the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) Safe Stay program. Safe Stay cleaning guidelines, rooted in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), are endorsed by hospitality leaders... - July 10, 2020 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Thomas Beach Vacations of North Myrtle Beach Reopens to Guests

Thomas Beach Vacations of North Myrtle Beach Reopens to Guests

Thomas Beach Vacations (TBV), located in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., is excited to restart its vacation rental operations. It has been closed for several weeks due to the COVID-19 business closures. - May 03, 2020 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

HOTELSIGNS.com Hires Daina Bailey as a Vice President of National Accounts

HOTELSIGNS.com announces the addition of a new vice president of national accounts to its team to aid in growing the company’s existing success. Daina Bailey brings significant experience—more than 25 years in signage sales—to the position. A seasoned signage expert, she has worked with both U.S. and international hospitality brands and companies across multiple industries. - March 12, 2020 - HOTELSIGNS.com

Nicoletti’s Property Management Joins Thomas Real Estate, Inc.

Nicoletti Property Management, of Longs, S.C., has merged with Thomas Real Estate, Inc., of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The merger will expand the services of the Thomas Annual Rentals division. “We continue to strategically grow in an effort to meet the needs and demands of the... - January 29, 2020 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

HOTELSIGNS.com Enhances Industry-Leading Services with Launch of SignStars(TM) Rewards Club

New SignStars(TM) corporate rewards program thanks loyal customers with exclusive benefits and promotions. - January 26, 2020 - HOTELSIGNS.com

eMenuTouch Presents NutrientMenus - Pre-ordering System for Drive Thru, Estimating the Guest Services to Less Than 60 Seconds

eMenuTouch Presents NutrientMenus - Pre-ordering System for Drive Thru, Estimating the Guest Services to Less Than 60 Seconds

System created with innovative Hi-Tech in traditional Guest Services for the next generation in exploring guest experiences whether Drive-thru or other hospitality venues where no one ever has serviced before. - September 27, 2019 - Queensway Group AB

Hyatt Centric Mountain View Announces Executive Appointments

Hyatt Centric Mountain View Announces Executive Appointments

Hyatt Centric Mountain View is expected to open mid-July with a leadership team boasting 83 years of combined hospitality experience. OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, is developing and will manage the new lifestyle hotel. - June 30, 2019 - OTO Development

OTO Development Moves Into Atlanta Market with New Management Contract

Hyatt House Atlanta/Downtown is the latest addition to OTO Development's managed portfolio, as the hospitality company brings its proven operations strategy -- designed to increase revenue, profitability and guest satisfaction -- to Metro Atlanta. - June 15, 2019 - OTO Development

Vacation Rentals Platform Offers Most Streamlined, Cost-Effective Way for Renters and Owners to Connect

A1VacationHomes.com, the five year old vacation rentals by owner website, has reached a new milestone with over 16000 vacation rentals by owner properties around the world and over 10000 properties in North America. - May 29, 2019 - A1VacationHomes.com Inc.

Thomas Real Estate of North Myrtle Beach Receives Four International Marketing Awards

Thomas Real Estate, Inc., of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., has received four Communicator Awards for marketing. The marketing team at Thomas Real Estate received awards for email entries in the categories of: 1) content marketing; 2) features animation/motion graphics; 3) individual email marketing; 4) features visual appeal. Style Strand Media, of North Myrtle Beach, created the animation and motion graphics for the email campaigns. - May 16, 2019 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Hidden View B&B Voted "Best of Virginia 2019" by Virginia Living Magazine Readers

Hidden View B&B Voted "Best of Virginia 2019" by Virginia Living Magazine Readers

Hidden View Bed & Breakfast - a luxury B&B, boutique resort, event venue, and vacation rental in Northern Virginia; and a member of Visit Loudoun and the Loudoun County B&B Guild - is honored to announce that it was voted Best of Virginia 2019 in Virginia Living Magazines’ eight... - May 15, 2019 - Hidden View Bed & Breakfast

OTO Development Certified as a Great Place to Work

It’s official: OTO Development is a Great Place To Work. The Spartanburg SC-based hotelier has been certified as a high-trust, high-performance workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. OTO earned this credential based on an extensive culture audit and ratings provided by employees in anonymous surveys. - January 05, 2019 - OTO Development

OTO Development Project in Annapolis, MD Wins 2018 Chamber President's Award

OTO Development turns old hotel property into a brand-new Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown... and this creative renovation earns accolades from Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce for bringing jobs, economic growth to Annapolis, MD. - November 04, 2018 - OTO Development

Now Manage Room Listings on Airbnb via STAAH Channel Manager

The real-time connection opens up a world of opportunities for properties, including hotels, looking to grow their revenue from the booming sharing-economy. - October 26, 2018 - STAAH Limited

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. Receives Summit Creative Award

Thomas Real Estate, Inc., of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., recently was honored with a 2018 Summit Creative Award for online advertising/marketing. - August 09, 2018 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

OTO Development Wins Hilton Developer of the Year Award for 2nd Consecutive Year

Pragmatic, patient approach to building in high-barrier-to-entry markets yields innovative projects and national accolades for OTO Development. - June 16, 2018 - OTO Development

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. Receives 16 Marketing Awards

Thomas Real Estate, Inc., of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., has received 16 Communicator Awards for marketing. With entries received from across the United States and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for... - June 13, 2018 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Hyatt Honors OTO Employees with Sales, Leadership Awards

Two OTO Development employees have been honored by the Hyatt brand. Chosen from select service colleagues across the Americas, Daniel Crangle was named Hyatt Franchise Revenue Manager of the Year and Osman Keskin was tapped for the HY-ACHIEVER Award. They were recognized for sales/revenue management efforts on behalf of the OTO-managed Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop. - June 02, 2018 - OTO Development

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. Launches New Vacation Rental Website

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. Launches New Vacation Rental Website

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of its new Thomas Beach Vacations website, northmyrtlebeachvacations.com. The enhanced site provides faster access to beach rental information for users, as well as more organized and streamlined information such as pet-friendly rentals,... - May 11, 2018 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Queensway Presents eMenuTouch - Software System, Covering FDA Legislation Ingredient and Nutrition Fact Requirements, Filtering Menus in a Second and More

Queensway Presents eMenuTouch - Software System, Covering FDA Legislation Ingredient and Nutrition Fact Requirements, Filtering Menus in a Second and More

eMenuTouch is an in-house, native, multi-platform and multi lingual software system. It is designed specifically for the hospitality industry. Solving problems of human civilization is one of the primary aims of the venture. eMenuTouch transform all hospitality venues into Smart Venues. eMenuTouch software system implements not only FDA legislation and rules, but also EU FIC Food Information and beyond. - May 08, 2018 - Queensway Group AB

OTO Development Adds Four Properties to Managed Portfolio

Proven operations strategy adds momentum to Spartanburg SC-based hospitality company's third-party management client base. - March 17, 2018 - OTO Development

DoubleTree Largo/Washington DC Rings in Wedding Season with Bridal Showcase

Love is in the air -- but a perfect wedding is in the details. That's why DoubleTree Largo/Washington DC, a full-service hotel managed by OTO Development, rings in the wedding season with its annual Bridal Showcase. This fun, free event offers engaged couples an opportunity to check out a variety of products and services from Washington DC-area wedding vendors. - February 15, 2018 - OTO Development

South Carolina’s First AC Hotel by Marriott Opens in Spartanburg

AC Hotels by Marriott, the European-inspired, simplistic, elegant brand for the modern traveler, has announced the opening of AC Hotel Spartanburg, the brand’s first location in South Carolina. AC Hotel Spartanburg is locally owned by the Johnson family and operated by OTO Development, a Johnson Management company. - December 20, 2017 - OTO Development

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. of North Myrtle Beach Welcomes Rhonda Langley

Thomas Real Estate, Inc. of North Myrtle Beach Welcomes Rhonda Langley

— Rhonda Langley recently joined Thomas Real Estate, Inc., of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as an Accounting Assistant. - November 22, 2017 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

OTO Development Announces Plans for AC Hotel Bethesda

OTO Development is building its sixth AC Hotel by Marriott in the heart of downtown Bethesda MD – part of an ambitious mixed-use development and just a few short blocks away from Marriott International’s future global headquarters. - November 11, 2017 - OTO Development

Largo MD's First Homewood Suites by Hilton Breaks Ground

$20 million extended stay project in DC region is owned by Frontier Development & Hospitality Group and managed by OTO Development, a Johnson Management company. - November 08, 2017 - OTO Development

Julie Carelock Joins Thomas Real Estate, Inc.

Julie Carelock Joins Thomas Real Estate, Inc.

Thomas Real Estate, Inc., of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., is pleased to announce that Julie Carelock has joined the team as director of property services. Carelock has over 20 years of professional senior property management experience. She has successfully managed the operations of 1,015-unit... - November 07, 2017 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

adoba® Hotels Announces the Opening of Two Hotels in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

adoba® hotels, one of the best-green sustainable hotel brands in the nation, today announced the purchase and opening of the adoba® hotel Gladstone and the adoba® hotel Lockview in Sault St. Marie. Located at 26 Lowrie, Gladstone, MI, the adoba® Gladstone hotel offers 30 completely... - October 22, 2017 - adoba® hotels

Livit International Launches Travel Deals Website with Steep Discounts

Livit International Launches Travel Deals Website with Steep Discounts

Livit VIP provides huge travel discounts by taking the bulk buying concept brick and mortar stores use to pass on amazing travel savings to members of it's social travel club. Side-by-side comparisons of Livit prices with Priceline, Expedia, Kayak and other sites are viewable on www.livit.vip and show incredible savings to Livit customers. - October 12, 2017 - Livit VIP

Thomas Beach Vacations Releases 2018 Vacation Rates

Thomas Beach Vacations Releases 2018 Vacation Rates

Thomas Beach Vacations has recently released its North Myrtle Beach vacation booking rates through December 2018. - September 13, 2017 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

OTO Development Makes Inc. 5000 List – for the 6th Time

OTO Development Makes Inc. 5000 List – for the 6th Time

OTO Development makes the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America – for the 6th time – and earns a spot on the “honor roll” of repeat honorees. - August 30, 2017 - OTO Development

OTO Development Earns 45 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence

Forty-five of OTO Development's owned and managed properties have earned the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently garnering positive guest reviews. - August 17, 2017 - OTO Development

Guilford College Shooting Guard Practices (Career) Goals at AC Hotel Chapel Hill

OTO Development’s soon-to-open AC Hotel Chapel Hill Downtown partners with the grassroots EmPOWERment program as part of its commitment to engaging the local community. This connection brought Leonard McNair to the OTO team for a summer internship, giving the Guilford College junior – who’s a shooting guard on the Quaker’s Varsity squad and a future entrepreneur – an opportunity to work on his career goals. - August 09, 2017 - OTO Development

OTO Development Adds 7 Properties to Managed Portfolio

OTO Development Adds 7 Properties to Managed Portfolio

OTO Development expands consistently via smart developments and savvy operations – for itself as well as an increasing number of hotel ownership groups. Lending its expertise to third-party management clients ranging from publicly traded REITs to private equity firms to high net worth individuals, the Spartanburg SC-based hospitality company recently added 7 new management contracts in key urban markets. - July 11, 2017 - OTO Development

Thomas Real Estate, North Myrtle Beach, Receives 16 Marketing Awards

Thomas Real Estate, North Myrtle Beach, Receives 16 Marketing Awards

Thomas Real Estate, Inc., of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., has received 16 Communicator Awards for marketing. The awards have been received from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. - June 30, 2017 - Thomas Real Estate Inc.

Art of the Name Game: AC Hotel Spartanburg Names Meeting Rooms in Honor of Featured Artists

Picking the perfect name is an art … sometimes literally. The designations AC Hotel Spartanburg chose for its meeting rooms -- Albers, Asawa and Noland – celebrate four of the diverse artists whose works will be on display at the soon-to-open hotel. - June 30, 2017 - OTO Development

OTO Development Wins Hilton Developer of the Year Award

OTO Development won Hilton’s Developer of the Year Award in the Focused Service category. The Spartanburg SC-based company was recognized for four Hilton-branded properties in California that opened in 2016: Hampton Inn & Suites LAX El Segundo, Hampton Inn & Suites Napa, Hilton Garden Inn Burbank Downtown and Hampton Inn & Suites Los Angeles/Santa Monica. OTO recently received Marriott International’s CONNECT Developer of the Year Award as well. - June 21, 2017 - OTO Development

AC Hotel Spartanburg Announces Rooftop Restaurant Partner

Much-anticipated "Level 10" restaurant comes to AC Hotel Spartanburg rooftop, putting Southern twist on European-inspired dining with small plates and specialty cocktails. - June 17, 2017 - OTO Development

OTO Development is First in South Carolina to Incorporate Cross-Laminated Timber Into Commercial Project

OTO Development is the first in South Carolina to incorporate cross-laminated timber -- a sustainable wood product -- into a commercial project. The hotel developer used CLT for a Home2 Suites by Hilton located in Mount Pleasant/Charleston. - May 26, 2017 - OTO Development

OTO Development's AC Hotel Chapel Hill Project Incorporates Modular Construction

OTO Development's new AC Hotel in Chapel Hill NC is incorporating modular construction into its build process. Guestrooms were built in a factory in Liverpool PA, then trucked to the jobsite and stacked into place. This is only the second Marriott-branded hotel in the US – and the first on the east coast – to go modular. - May 24, 2017 - OTO Development

Queensway AB's Innovation eMenuTouch Transforms All Hospitality Venues Into Smart Venues

Queensway AB's Innovation eMenuTouch Transforms All Hospitality Venues Into Smart Venues

eMenuTouch enables smart guest services on wireless and internet enabled devices to place orders and pay in remote and real time. Filter Allergens from all listed menus, display ingredients and Nutrition Facts in less than 10 seconds. Image tapping displays ingredients, Wine descriptions, notes and lifestyle preferences kosher, halal and vegetarian. - May 17, 2017 - Queensway Group AB

Press Releases 1 - 50 of 180