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  • Hotel front for Hyatt in Palm Springs
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    Hyatt sees ‘normalized’ US RevPAR growth, record pipeline in Q1

    The company is also making progress on its goal to permanently reduce owned real estate, CEO Mark Hoplamazian said.

  • Singer Noah Kahan plays a guitar on the beach.
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    Hard Rock rolls out global loyalty program across hotels, retail, casinos

    In a multimillion-dollar campaign for the launch, celebrities Shakira, John Legend, Lionel Messi and Noah Kahan plugged member benefits, which span Hard Rock property types.

  • Exterior of Choice Hotels International, Rockville Corporate Headquarters
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    Conversions, extended stay drove Choice Hotels pipeline growth in Q1

    The hotel company’s record domestic rooms pipeline grew 11% sequentially in the first quarter of 2024, including a 59% increase for conversion rooms.

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    Ethan Miller via Getty Images
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    Wynn CEO credits Super Bowl for Q1 growth, remains ‘bullish’ on Vegas

    Entertainment drivers like the Sphere are bringing leisure travelers to the market, while group demand at Wynn Las Vegas is pacing to have its “best year ever.”

  • Hotels line the coastline of Honolulu.
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    okimo via Getty Images
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    How Hawaii’s short-term rental laws could impact hotels

    New legislation paves the way for Hawaii to regulate, and potentially ban, short-term rentals — affecting the state’s hotels and the people who work in them.

  • Accor will open the first U.S. Handwritten Collection hotel in San Francisco.
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    Accor to open first US Handwritten Collection hotel in San Francisco

    The French hospitality company continues its strategic U.S. expansion with the conversion-focused midscale brand.

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    Spencer Platt via Getty Images
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    The Gen Z traveler has landed: Here’s what the numbers say

    With 72% of millennials and 65% of Gen Zers planning to spend more on travel this year than 2023, brands need to connect at each step of the journey.

  • The exterior of an OYO hotel in England.
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    Hotel operator, tech provider OYO plots US expansion with 250 hotels

    The India-based hospitality technology company will grow its footprint in domestic markets with “strong growth potential,” including in Florida, Nevada and California.

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    Courtesy of Hilton
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    Latest Tempo by Hilton hotel opens in Louisville

    Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu is the third property to open under Hilton’s expanding lifestyle brand.

  • The outside of the Garner Auburn – Seattle on a sunny day.
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    Courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts
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    IHG’s Americas RevPAR slumps in first quarter

    CEO Elie Maalouf said the market has already recovered from the pandemic, blaming “adverse calendar timing” for room profitability in the quarter.

  • An IHG Hotels and Resorts-branded robe
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    IHG taps Salesforce to offer customers more tailored experiences

    A single, standardized CRM platform will help IHG understand its customers on a deeper level, the hotel company said.

  • The Venetian Resort will undergo a $1.5 billion renovation.
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    The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas to undergo $1.5B renovation

    The project, which the Venetian claims is “the largest and most expensive hotel renovation in history,” will touch every aspect of the resort, from its logo to its suites.

  • Choice Hotels has relaunched the Park Inn by Radisson brand.
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    Courtesy of Choice Hotels International
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    Choice Hotels bets on conversions with Park Inn by Radisson relaunch

    The repositioned brand, assumed in Choice’s Radisson Americas acquisition, will cater to “younger, value-conscious travelers,” while being “simple for owners to deliver.”

  • An image of the Bellagio Las Vegas, now part of MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy.
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    Courtesy of Marriott International
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    MGM CEO: Marriott loyalty partnership ‘exceeds expectations’

    MGM said it expects the relationship to be a growth driver in 2024 as the company reports a “record” first quarter, which also benefited from luxury strength in Las Vegas.

  • Workers march holding signs reading "One Job Is Enough."
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    Hotel workers hold nationwide protests ahead of contract expiration

    A possible “widespread labor dispute” could impact 40,000 hospitality workers across the U.S. and Canada, according to Unite Here.

  • A rendering of the dual-brand prototype.
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    IHG opens first dual-branded Avid Hotels and Candlewood Suites property

    The company has 40 additional dual-branded locations in its Americas pipeline to follow the North Platte, Nebraska, opening.

  • An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip at night
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    f11photo via Getty Images
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    Vegas segment a bright spot in tough Q1 for Caesars Entertainment

    The gaming and resort company took a “butt-kicking” in the quarter, according to CEO Tom Reeg, but occupancy in Las Vegas hit an all-time high for Q1.

  • The exterior of a Marriott hotel.
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    International markets buoy Marriott Q1 as US RevPAR growth slows

    Group and large corporate travel boosted RevPAR in the U.S. and Canada as leisure travel normalized in the region.

  • A holographic concierge in a meeting room.
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    Courtesy of Proto
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    Hotel Tech-in: The hologram concierges beaming up to hotel guest rooms

    With the Proto M hologram device, guests at the Beverly Wilshire in California can speak to real-time holograms of hotel staff from the comfort of their suites.

  • Las Vegas Skyline
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    Long-vacant Las Vegas lot poised for multibillion-dollar resort project

    Developer LVXP is planning an entertainment and lifestyle venue, anchored by an “ultra-luxury” hotel and sports arena, at a site where a similar project failed just months ago.

  • 90% of Business Travelers File Expense Reports Within 7 Days of Returning from Their Trip
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    Business travel trends hoteliers need to know: Amex GBT

    As corporate trips resurge, professionals want more sustainable hotel options, integrated technology and local, authentic experiences, according to American Express Global Business Travel.

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    Courtesy of Cordish Companies
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    Cordish Companies, Bruce Smith Enterprise to develop $1.4B Virginia casino resort

    A 200-room Live! Casino & Hotel will anchor the Petersburg, Virginia, mixed-use development pending voter approval.

  • Construction site
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    Extended stay ‘dominates’ record US hotel construction pipeline

    In the first quarter of 2024, the total hotel project pipeline increased 9% year over year, with extended stay and conversion properties contributing to the growth, according to Lodging Econometrics.

  • Two empty lounge chairs in front of a pool overlooking a vast hilly region.
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    Courtesy of Photos courtesy of Mr & Mrs Smith
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    Hyatt says goodbye to Small Luxury Hotels, welcomes Mr & Mrs Smith

    Though Hyatt’s former partner is moving to Hilton, Mr & Mrs Smith-curated luxury properties could fill in the gaps.

  • A bedroom at WaterWalk.
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    Courtesy of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
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    Failed Choice Hotels deal drives developer interest for Wyndham in Q1

    Wyndham grew its development pipeline to record highs in the quarter, bolstered by an easing of developer uncertainty surrounding Choice Hotels’ takeover bid.