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Kellie Adams and Monica Weagel to Manage Downtown Dallas's New Dual-Branded Hotels

DALLAS, TX. September 7, 2017 - based NewcrestImage is one step closer to opening the dual-branded AC Hotels by Marriott® and Residence Inn this October with the appointments of Kellie Adams as General Manager and Monica Weagel as Director of Sales. The dual-branded tower will revitalize the 21-story Mercantile Commerce Building which has remained vacant for over 25 years in downtown Dallas.

Ms. Adams, with over 20 years of hospitality experience, was most recently General Manager at the Homewood Suites Dallas Downtown and has been recognized with numerous industry awards for outstanding performance in operations, sales, and customer service. With more than 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry including her most recent position as Director of Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn in Frisco, Ms. Weagel brings an impressive network of relationships and practices.

“Ms. Adams and Ms. Weagel have exemplified exceptional qualities that complement and enhance the brands’ philosophies. We are excited to debut and celebrate the completed hotels in the coming month,” explains Mital Patel, President of NewcrestImage Management.

The dual-branded hotel will be opening at 1712 Commerce Street in downtown Dallas in autumn 2017. AC Hotels, founded by renowned hotelier Antonio Catalan (‘AC’) in Spain, celebrates the beauty of classic modern design with a European soul and Spanish roots. Residence Inn is a welcoming name for today’s ambitious extended-stay traveler with a desire for both work and play.

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Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.