Palmetto Greens debuts March 13

By | February 14, 2008

Colonial Charters Golf & Country Club, Longs, S.C., owner Mike Matheny initially planned to close his course for less than a year to make alterations that would allow for additional housing on the property, says an article in the Sun News. What he did was take a lot more time to create a lot more […]

Vernon to Serve Term as President of USGA

By | February 14, 2008

James F. Vernon of Pasadena, Calif., has been elected to serve a one-year term as president of the United States Golf Association. The election of officers and the full 15-member USGA Executive Committee took place  on Feb. 9 at the USGA’s Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. As president, Vernon, 58, will lead the Association’s professional […]


French Lick Resort Casino announces new marketing staff

By | February 14, 2008

French Lick Resort Casino in French Lick, Ind. announces the addition of Steve Houser and Mary Lynn Babetski to the marketing department. Houser is director of sales and marketing, while Babetski fills the position of advertising manager for the 3,000-acre resort, which includes French Lick Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Casino, The […]


Maui Resort gets New Restaurant, Spends $60 million to Renovate

By | February 14, 2008

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Maui is spending $60 million on a renovation that will include a total upgrade of all 546 guest rooms and suites to be completed this month. Public area renovations of the lobby, front desk, water features and third-level parking structure, will be completed next spring. In addition, the […]


Great Wolf takes out $55M mortgage on resort

By | February 14, 2008

According to an article in The Business Journal of Milwaukee, Great Wolf Resorts Inc. of Madison, Wis. recently closed on a $55 million mortgage loan on its Williamsburg, Va., Great Wolf Lodge resort to provide cash for its "current development objectives." Great Wolf Resorts (NASDAQ: WOLF) operates nine resorts in six states and Canada under […]


Interstate Hotels & Resorts partners with FFC Capital

By | February 14, 2008

According to an article in The Washington Business Journal, Interstate Hotels & Resorts Inc. has formed a joint venture with FFC Capital Corp. The venture acquired 22 Exel Inn properties in the Midwest, which were converted to Wyndham Worldwide brands as soon as the deal closed. Arlington-based Interstate invested a 10 percent equity interest in […]