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    Hyatt reportedly in talks to acquire Standard International

    Hyatt is pursuing the global boutique operator for a deal that could boost its global footprint and loyalty program, according to Bloomberg.

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    US hotel construction activity hits 2024 peak: STR

    In June, the volume of U.S. hotel rooms under construction was the highest it’s been since February 2023, according to data from CoStar.

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    IHG unveils low carbon program, targets energy efficiency in hotels

    The company called the initiative an “industry first” and said it would help it “test, learn and share findings on sustainability measures.”

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    Corporate travel spend is up this year: Deloitte

    A vast majority of business travelers enjoy the experience, but higher prices continue to impact their plans, according to a new report.

  • The Phoenix metropolitan area has seen growing hotel occupancy, ADR and RevPAR in recent years driven by strong travel fundamentals.
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    Deep Dive // Hot Markets

    Market Spotlight: Phoenix

    Sports tourism and a flourishing manufacturing sector are driving hotel performance gains as well as investor and developer activity in the metro area.

  • Host Hotels & Resorts acquired 1 Hotel Central Park from Starwood Capital Group.
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    Retrieved from 1 Hotels on July 18, 2024
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    Host Hotels & Resorts acquires 1 Hotel Central Park from Starwood

    A Starwood spokesperson said the Manhattan asset traded for $265 million, a hotel deal that follows others between the buyer and seller in Nashville and Miami Beach, Florida.

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    Retrieved from Coury Hospitality on June 02, 2023
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    Coury launches hospitality management company aimed at core brands

    The new venture, Concert Hospitality, will allow Coury Holdings to manage “a more diverse range of investments,” according to CEO Paul Coury.

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    FTC takes aim at undisclosed franchising fees

    The agency also said policies that keep franchisees from reporting potentially illegal business practices to regulators are against the law.

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    US lodging prices fell in June

    Prices across economic sectors are easing, with travel costs leading the way, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s monthly Travel Price Index.

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    Luxury led lower-tier segments for guest satisfaction: J.D. Power

    Despite higher ADRs, upper-tier hotels fared better for guest satisfaction than limited-service properties, which should focus on renovations to boost ratings.

  • An exterior shot of the LED screen, made up of large, pink cubes that say "TSX."
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    $2.5B tower completed in Times Square

    The 47-story building houses the first-ever Tempo by Hilton hotel, which opened last summer, as the NYC neighborhood sees strong hotel demand.

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    Hotel restaurants use storytelling, immersive experiences to draw repeat guests

    Successful concepts center narratives, offer signature experiences and are well-attuned to changing customer tastes, experts say.

  • The 500-key hotel tower at Bally’s Chicago Casino will sit at the southern end of the development.
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    Bally’s changes hotel plans at 30-acre Chicago casino project

    The 500-key tower will move to the southern end of the development and be completed in a single phase.

  • Marriott International is expanding its luxury JW Marriott brand, including in Reston, Virginia.
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    JW Marriott brand expands amid company’s luxury push

    With JW Marriott hotels underway in Reston, Virginia, and downtown Detroit, Marriott continues to make the luxury segment a “top priority.”

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    Retrieved from Marriott Bonvoy on July 12, 2024
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    Marriott opens dual-brand hotel in Colorado

    With the combination SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites, Marriott joins a growing list of hotel companies betting on the dual-brand concept.

  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts opened the inaugural Echo Suites hotel in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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    Wyndham opens first Echo Suites, plots extended stay growth

    The Spartanburg, South Carolina, hotel will be followed by other brand openings this year, as Wyndham looks to capitalize on increased demand generated by infrastructure projects.

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    Sports tourism drives meetings growth in Las Vegas: report

    The sports entertainment category isn’t just driving leisure tourism. It’s also boosting meetings travel for events related to the industry, according to Knowland.

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    Hilton opens dual-branded resort in South Carolina

    The hotel company is “expanding its multi-brand footprint” with The Ellie Beach Resort Myrtle Beach and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. 

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    400 Small Luxury Hotels now available on Hilton’s platforms

    The partnership boosts Hilton’s luxury offerings as the segment grows.

  • A rendering of a LivAway Suites hotel.
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    Extended stay brand LivAway Suites expands in Maine, Utah

    The growing flag will open in areas with notable job growth, as employees lean on extended stay hotels for temporary housing.

  • Marriott International launched Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy, an online program designed to ease the travel management process for small- to medium-sized businesses.
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    Marriott unveils digital tools to ease business travel planning, booking

    Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy was designed to simplify the travel management process for small- to medium-sized businesses, which report frustrations with current platforms.

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    Despite added jobs, hotel employment lags pre-pandemic levels

    The accommodations sector added 700 jobs in June, but the American Hotel and Lodging Association says the hotel industry is still “behind where it needs to be.”

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    How the Chevron doctrine’s reversal could impact the hotel industry

    The ruling stands to affect interpretations of hotly debated statutes, including joint employer and independent contractor rules.

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    Westin Long Beach workers strike, demanding higher wages

    Workers at the hotel want a contract consistent with those already inked at properties across the region, as part of the SoCal multihotel strike that began last year.

  • The exterior of the Hilton Union Square.
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    Downtown San Francisco hotels’ value drops by $1B: Trepp

    In the latest blow to the city’s hotel market, Moody’s Ratings downgraded bond classes for the properties that Park Hotels & Resorts ceased payments on last year.