Worcester, MA, June 5, 2013 – The Courtyard by Marriott Worcester (MA) announces its grand re-opening after its multi-million dollar renovation, including new furniture and fixtures, comes to completion on June 5, 2013. The Courtyard’s renovation project includes an all new lobby – refreshed with superior furnishings and upscale finishes carefully designed to provide guests with more space and a higher quality stay. Hotel renovations also include the addition of complimentary wireless internet, a new 24-hour market and signature Courtyard Go-board in its Lobby, as well as a completely retiled pool.
Keene, NH, October 8, 2012 – On October 20, 2012 New Hampshire's own Keene Pumpkin Festival will carve it out on National Television's Home and Garden TV (HGTV). HGTV's popular network series Property Brothers will host an episode titled “Pumpkin Wars” where the co-host duo of actual brothers Drew & Jonathan Scott will each travel to either Keene, New Hampshire or Highwood, Illinois – new on the Pumpkin Festival circuit. Each city's festival is carving to win claim to the national record for most carved pumpkins in one place - over 32,000 - and the Property Brothers will host an episode, to be aired at a later date, around this honor when a winner is revealed at the festival on October 20, 2012. Keene’s Festival has taken claim of this world record 8 times as their festivals bring in 40,000 to 60,000 visitors each year. If each of these visitors contributed just one pumpkin, Keene could reach its goal at winning record number nine, and beating the Pumpkin Wars’ rival festival in Illinois.
Chelsea, MA, August 9, 2012 – The new Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Logan Airport/Chelsea (MA) has announced its opening on August 9, 2012. The new LEED® targeted Residence Inn, with 5 stories and 128 suites is one of only two hotels in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and its first new hotel in over 10 years. The hotel is conveniently located minutes off of Route 1 in Chelsea – connected to the metropolitan highway system and minutes from Logan International Airport and Downtown Boston. As an Extended Stay hotel the new Residence Inn by Marriott caters to business travels such as those conducting long term training and long distance relocation. Business or Leisure guests to Boston and the surrounding areas will find eco-friendly spacious suites all featuring full kitchens, separate sleeping, living and work spaces, as well as an indoor heated saltwater pool and fitness center. High speed wired and wireless internet, a non-smoking policy and a pets-allowed policy make this new hotel an inviting option for travel into the Boston area.
How tough is the economy? Between 2008 and 2010 the Top 100 Private Companies in NH collectively saw revenues drop by more than $3 billion, from 40.5 billion in 2008 to $37.2 billion in 2010, a 7 percent decline. Despite that drop, there are signs of recovery, including the fact that 60 percent of companies on this years' Top 100 saw revenues grow during that time frame, though for most growth was modest.
As published in the September 2011 issue of Business NH Magazine.
Keene, NH - May 2011 - The Lane Hotel was constructed in 1891 by Elisha F. Lane. Now a Keene landmark, the building’s first 100 years served as home to Goodnow Department Store, until it closed in 1995. Meticulous care and considerable design transformed the building to the majestic structure of the E.F. Lane hotel that first opened in 2001. High-ceilings and exposed brick walls are some of the features that showcase the urban appeal of this downtown hotel. Select two-level suites include sitting rooms. The street-level lobby looks out upon vibrant Central Square.
While few gew during the recession, more are expanding this year.
Let’s get the bad news out of the way. With fiscal years 2008 and 2009 in the mix, only 33 percent of businesses on our annual list of the Top I00 Private Companies in NH grew during the past three years. That`s a record low especially when compared to the 2009 list. That list measured average annual revenue growth between 2006 and 2008, and 67 percent grew.
As published in the September 2010 issue of Business NH Magazine.
Keene, NH, June 23, 2010 – The new Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Keene is pleased to announce that its highly anticipated opening is now official. The new Courtyard by Marriott is a full service hotel including conference and event facilities for corporate and private functions of up to 200 guests. Construction began on the facility in August 2009, and is currently in the final stages of obtaining LEED Certification; constructed to meet the highest of environmental standards. The new Courtyard located in downtown Keene is in ideal proximity to Keene State College, and many of Keene’s major businesses and attractions.
Portsmouth, NH, April 7, 2010 – Colwen Management, the managing company for Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Portsmouth, NH, has announced Ron Rockelein as the General Manager for this premier downtown property. Hilton Garden Inn offers superior guest services and amenities for business travelers and leisure guests. With an onsite restaurant and lounge, as well as indoor saltwater pool and fitness room, the hotel looks to maintain and excel in its services and operations through the strategic placement of Rockelein as the new General Manager.
Portsmouth, NH, January 26, 2010 – The new Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center located at Portwalk Place in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is pleased to announce its planned opening in May 2010. The Center will be a full service conference and event facility offering prefunction and event space for corporate and private functions. Construction began on the facility in July 2009 and the state-of-the-art facility will open in May 2010 in time for the busy summer season.
Foxborough, MA, March 9, 2009 – Colwen Hotel Management, the managing company for the new
Renaissance Hotel & Spa at Patriot Place, has announced they will hold a job fair on Monday,
April 6, 2009 from 9:00am – 8:00pm at Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035.
Portsmouth NH, March 3, 2009 – Homewood Suites ® by Hilton, the national brand of upscale
all-suite, residential-style hotels is proud to announce that the Portsmouth, NH location managed by Colwen
Hotel Management recently received the following awards at the Hilton’s annual conference in San Diego,
CA last month.