Quality of Sleep is Significant Opportunity for North American Hotels, J.D. Power Finds

August 12th, 2019

Forget the minibar, sleek lobby and mints on the pillow. If hotels really want to build loyalty and delight their customers with stand-out lodging experiences, they need to focus on the bed. According to the J.D. Power 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index (NAGSI) Study, quality of sleep is one of the most important components of a hotel guest experience with the potential to drive ...

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Tribal, gaming officials break ground on new Convention Center

July 5th, 2018

Ground was broken on the morning of Tuesday, June 26 on a new Convention Center at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina, that will include 83,000 square feet of conference space and a fourth hotel tower.  The project is expected to take 30 months to complete.

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3 Memphis getaways: rock star, rustic or refined

July 5th, 2017

Think of the Guest House at Graceland as an Elvis Presley-inspired hotel, rather than as an Elvis Presley-themed hotel. You certainly don’t need to be his No. 1 fan to stay here — it’s pretty cool on its own.

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The Guest House at Graceland Earns AAA Four-Diamond Rating

November 18th, 2016

The Guest House joins the exclusive ranks of prestigious hotels and resorts in the U.S.

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Elvis Presley Enterprises details biggest expansion since Graceland opened

September 16th, 2016

Greg Hnedak, founder and CEO of DreamCatcher Hotels, which is developing the hotel, said a lot of the features in the hotel are similar to what the company has designed in its hotels over the last few years, but they added a “hipper feel of what Elvis would have wanted.”

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Indian Gaming: Spotlight on DreamCatcher Hotels Founder and CEO, Greg Hnedak

November 6th, 2015

Indian Gaming Magazine sat down with DreamCatcher Founder and CEO, Greg Hnedak to learn more about his work in Indian Country, from how the company got its start to its most memorable project to a look at the future. 

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Verde Independent: Yavapai-Apache Nation To Build New Hotel

September 8th, 2015

CAMP VERDE, AZ - The Yavapai-Apache Nation has announced that it will build a new luxury hotel as part of its Cliff Castle Casino. The Tribal Council selected DreamCatcher Hotels (DCH) of Memphis, Tennessee to work with the Nation in developing the Hotel and the luxury quality standards that will be part of the Hotel's operations. 

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Businessweek Interviews Owner of The Guest House at Graceland, DreamCatcher's Newest Development

August 14th, 2014

“It was built under the concept of how inexpensively you could build a hotel,” says Joel Weinshanker, managing partner of Graceland Holdings, which is developing the new hotel.

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FOX Affiliate WHBQ Covered The Guest House at Graceland Groundbreaking

August 14th, 2014

"Elvis had plans for Graceland," Priscilla Presley said. "We get to see his dream come true on this property." The new hotel will have a restaurant, concert hall, meeting space and will be more than triple the accommodations of the Heartbreak Hotel across the street. "This is the biggest hotel project in Memphis and Shelby County in over 30 years!," Memphis Convention and Visitors ...

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LEED Certification for Hnedak Mountain Home, DreamCatcher Room Showcase

November 7th, 2013

Sitting 660 feet above the White River, with an expansive wood deck perched atop Fletcher Mountain, Greg Hnedak’s new house in Mountain Home, Arkansas, is bound for Gold-level LEED certification. LEED certification for homes signifies excellence and innovation in environmentally responsible building design and construction.

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Indian Gaming: Spotlight on Greg Hnedak, CEO of DreamCatcher Hotels

August 13th, 2013

Hnedak’s career change from architecture to the creation of a new hotel brand and development company naturally followed his 30+ years in hospitality design. Having first-hand experience with what works well and what doesn’t in branded hospitality, he took his cues from the slowing economic climate in 2010 to create a new hotel concept envisioned for the “new normal” ...

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The Commercial Appeal: DreamCatcher Hotels - 5-Star Feel, 3-Star Cost

July 28th, 2013

The luxurious, overhead Kohler shower spray is the first feature that Greg Hnedak shows a visitor to one of the mock hotel rooms in the Downtown headquarters of his new company, DreamCatcher Hotels...

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Casino Enterprise Management: Beyond the Casino Floor

March 1st, 2013

Coushatta Casino Resort Just outside another major metropolitan market, the Coushatta Casino Resort, which draws customers from Houston and across Southern Louisiana, looked to hotel expansion as a means to stay competitive. “

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Indian Gaming: A Unique Destination in Louisiana’s Cajun Country

March 1st, 2013

Coushatta Casino Resort, located in the deep piney woods of Southwest Louisiana near the small town of Kinder, is one of the largest landbased casinos in Lousiana. Non-stop gaming excitement rolls on 24 hours a day on a huge gaming floor (over 100,000 sq. ft.) with 2,800 of the newest and most popular slots, over 70 table games, and a friendly staff who specialize in personalized guest ...

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Hotel Management: The Genesis of DreamCatcher Hotels: Hnedak Bobo Group creates a turnkey solution in Louisiana’s Seven Clans Hotel

February 26th, 2013

National Report—When Conrad Granito was hired as the GM of Coushatta Casino Resort in August 2008, the property was well on its way to a massive $257-million expansion and renovation project. Less than two months later, Lehman Brothers had filed for bankruptcy and the Great Recession was in full bore. The project in Kinder, La., still only on paper, couldn’t get financed and never got ...

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Hotel Business Design: The Total Package

January 16th, 2013

"Do-it-all" DreamCatcher Hotels debuts its first of three properties, turning founder Greg Hnedak's vision into a reality. 

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Casino Journal: Interior Motives - Tribal Resorts Look Inward and Turn to Amenities and Renovation to Grow Existing Business and Provide Market Differentiation

November 16th, 2012

When the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., first opened its doors in 2007, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians-owned property’s primary claim to fame was its 130,000-square-foot casino—the largest and only land-based gaming facility within a 150-mile patch of Southwest Michigan, according to company literature at the time. 

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Indian Gaming: Architectural Design in Indian Country

October 10th, 2012

DreamCatcher Hotels Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Project: New 401-Room Hotel A few short years ago, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana needed more hotel rooms to support their growing customer base, but the game-changing economy significantly affected how they could accomplish their goals.

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Casino Enterprise Management: DreamCatcher Hotels - Luxury, Affordably

September 28th, 2012

Article featured in Casino Enterprise Management If you are a casino operator with half the budget of larger operations, that does not mean you should get half the product!

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New DreamCatcher Hotel Brand Introduces The 4-Star Hotel Experience At A 3-Star Price

August 27th, 2012

Casino Enterprise Management MEMPHIS (August 27) DreamCatcher Hotels has launched its first turnkey hotel in partnership with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, supplying top-to-bottom services from architecture and construction to the selection of in-room products, furniture and fixtures. 

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Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Announces New Hotel Expansion

January 13th, 2011

Kinder, LA—The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, owner and operator of Coushatta Casino Resort, is proud to announce their newest hotel expansion which will include 401 new hotel rooms with 18 luxurious suites. The new hotel will be connected to the casino on the north side of the property, just steps away from the casino floor. The addition of the new hotel increases capacity at Coushatta ...

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