8/1/16 – Tour Tampa’s Underworld With the Man Who Inspired New Cigar City Mob Movie

The Infiltrator stars Bryan Cranston as undercover agent Robert Mazur, a Tampa resident who in the late 1980s helped smash Pablo Escobar’s money-laundering operation and bring down the Medellín Cartel, the world’s largest illegal drug operation. Filmed around Tampa Bay, the film’s settings make for an intriguing tour.

7/13/16 – Downtown Chattanooga Hotel, Condominiums and More Included in Extensive $88 Million Project

The investment, one of the biggest ever downtown, will transform the area around the 261-room Westin that’s under construction in the landmark Gold Building.

6/16/16 – Le Méridien Tampa Rolls Out New Bicycle Programme

Guests Can Unlock the Destination from a New Perspective on Two Wheels with Priority Bicycles


6/1/15 – Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens in the Canyon West Shopping Center in the Growth Corridor in Southwest Lubbock

Home2 Suites by Hilton – Lubbock is now open in the Canyon West Shopping Center.

2/19/15 – Gas Prices, Dollar, Supply Growth Raise Red Flags

Speaking during a dinner held in conjunction with the recent Memphis Lodging Update, several industry leaders said they were slightly concerned about the effects of energy costs.

1/16/15 – USA Today Names Le Méridien Tampa One of the City’s 10 Best

Hotel noted for its careful renovation of a national landmark, a former federal courthouse.


12/9/14 – Le Méridien Tampa Inducted Into Historic Hotels of America

Le Méridien Tampa, downtown Tampa’s newest luxury hotel, has been recognized by Historic Hotels of America as one of 24 inductees for 2014.

11/5/14 – Bizou Brasserie at Le Méridien Tampa Reimagines the Guest Experience With Menu and Dining Room Enhancements

Bizou Brasserie implements recent enhancements in response to valuable guest feedback.

9/11/14 – How Starwood Hotels Will Let You Use Your Apple Watch

Starwood is the first hotel company to get involved with the new technology, and Maximum’s Paul West explains how it will evolve the front desk.

8/25/14 – Country Music Star Kelly Pickler Performs at Four Points Nashville-Brentwood

Pickler’s intimate Saturday night show was part of the Hear The Music, See The World concert series put on by Starwood Preferred Guest and Live Nation.