To everyone’s surprise, the book, called “The China Study,” has since sold 500,000 copies, making it one of the country’s best-selling nutrition titles. The book focuses on the knowledge gained from the China Study, a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine that showed high consumption of animal-based foods is associated with more chronic disease, while those who ate primarily a plant-based diet were the healthiest.
Homewood Suites by Hilton in Allen opened in February. Local extended-stay hotels outpaced the hotel market as a whole in 2009 in occupancy and revenue per available room. Hotel operators and analysts expect room rates to rise.
In the key measures of hotel occupancy and revenue per available room, local extended-stay hotels fared better than the market as a whole in 2009, according to Smith Travel Research
Thanks largely to the sluggish economy, local rates at extended-stay hotels dropped 6.6 percent to $62.51 on average last year, and by 7.4 percent to $86.85 industrywide, according to Smith Travel Research.