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    How political party conventions are impacting hotel rates in Chicago, Milwaukee

    Research from hospitality data provider Lighthouse shows the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are having “vastly different” effects on the cities’ respective hotel markets.

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    Spark by Hilton brand goes abroad less than 1 year after first hotel opening

    The conversion brand already has a presence in 30 U.S. markets as the “cost-effective” property type fuels Hilton’s pipeline growth.

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    The summer 2024 travel trends that will impact hotels

    Americans hitting the road this summer will have different demographics, budgets and reasons for travel — and more of them are opting for alternative lodging.

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    Tripadvisor, Mars Petcare team to solve pet owners’ travel headaches

    As part of the partnership, Tripadvisor debuted a new award category recognizing the world’s most pet-friendly hotels.

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    Henderson Park acquires Arizona Biltmore for $705M

    With the buy, the global private equity firm gains a foothold in Phoenix, which CEO Nick Weber calls “one of the country’s premier hospitality markets.”

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    US hotel RevPAR to grow 3% for remainder of 2024: CBRE

    Despite a “weaker than expected” first quarter, CBRE analysts forecast an uptick in international visitors, election-related events and muted supply growth will drive RevPAR results.

  • A strategic partnership between Mohari Hospitality and Weller Development will bolster development of Six Senses Napa.
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    Strategic partnership spurs $2.5B in luxury hospitality development

    Mohari Hospitality and Weller Development Partners will develop resort and branded residential properties across North America, including one of the first Six Senses in the U.S.

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    How Hilton is courting small- and medium-sized businesses

    The company needed a way to “recognize and reward” the guests making up 85% of its business transient segment, VP of global business travel sales Christiane Cabot Bini tells Hotel Dive.

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    Courtesy of Marriott International
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    Marriott expands Moxy Hotels brand in Colorado, Florida

    Moxy St. Pete and Moxy Boulder will open later this summer.

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    Courtesy of Cris Molina for IHG Hotels & Resorts
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    IHG, Marriott launch ‘multisensory’ offerings for luxury and lifestyle guests

    The amenities debut as guests increasingly seek unique experiences and a greater connection to nature, particularly at lifestyle hotels.

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    Wyndham names Amit Sripathi chief development officer

    Sripathi succeeds Chip Ohlsson, who will leave Wyndham in June after more than 30 years with the company.

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    What hotel owners need to know about California’s workplace investigations law

    Senate Bill 553, aimed at preventing and addressing workplace violence, is applicable to all California employers — including hotel business owners.

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    Expedia debuts AI-powered virtual concierge Romie

    The online travel agency’s AI assistant helps with planning, shopping and booking a trip — and steps in when plans go awry.

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    The Mirage to close in preparation for Hard Rock’s Vegas rebrand

    The resort will shut its doors for nearly three years as Hard Rock works to “change the Las Vegas skyline.”

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    Rio Hotel & Casino names Patrick Miller CEO amid $340M transformation

    The former MGM Resorts exec will head the Las Vegas property as it prepares to join the Destination by Hyatt brand this fall.

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    Hotel industry trends that drove RevPAR declines, pipeline growth in Q1

    Marriott, Wyndham, IHG and others saw revenues down year over year in the first quarter of 2024, but development pipelines expanded, with conversions and extended stay leading growth.

  • Cvent named the Grand Hyatt Nashville the top meetings hotel in North America.
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    Retrieved from Cvent on May 15, 2024
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    Top hotels and destinations for meetings in North America: Cvent

    Several Nashville hotels led other U.S. properties in the category, while Orlando was the overall best meetings destination, according to the hospitality tech provider.

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    Fontainebleau Miami Beach to open convention center

    Coastal Convention Center will cater to the growing number of meetings and events travelers visiting the metro area.

  • Choice Hotels opened the third Everhome Suites hotel in Nampa, Idaho, debuting the brand standard prototype.
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    Choice Hotels opens Everhome Suites, debuting brand standard prototype

    The third hotel to open under the midscale extended stay brand meets developer and investor demand for the product type in markets with major medical, manufacturing and logistics facilities.

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    Aimbridge taps longtime Marriott exec as chief global growth officer

    Eric Jacobs will succeed Allison Reid as the hospitality management company continues leadership shakeups.

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    Hotel energy, water consumption rose amid post-pandemic travel surge

    Cornell University's latest Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index noted a general increase in energy and water consumption for the first time in 10 cycles.

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    Placemakr makes ‘major’ expansion in Texas

    The flexible-use hospitality and multifamily operator is launching four new properties in the Lone Star State.

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    Retrieved from Hotel Marcel on May 10, 2024
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    The Connecticut hotel offering a road map for zero-emissions hospitality

    Transforming a 50-year-old office building into the first all-electric, Passive House-certified hotel in the U.S. was a challenge. But the end result has been “good for business” at Hotel Marcel.

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    Hospitality workers at Virgin Las Vegas launch 48-hour walkout

    As many as 700 workers will strike over the weekend as the hotel remains a holdout in the city’s labor disputes.

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    The top extended stay brands and markets to watch in 2024

    Hospitality pros share where they predict extended stay development and investment activity will take place this year, as well as which hotel brands are leading the segment.