Development


  • A rendering of the exterior of Moxy Asheville.
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    Retrieved from Marriott on May 24, 2024
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    McKibbon Hospitality expands in North Carolina with dual-branded, lifestyle hotels

    Openings this summer include the first-ever dual-branded Tempo by Hilton and Homewood Suites property, as well as Moxy Asheville.

    By May 24, 2024
  • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Orlando will offer family-focused amenities.
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    Courtesy of Lion Star Hospitality
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    Family-friendly Nickelodeon-branded resort coming to Orlando in 2026

    The more than 400-key Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Orlando will offer kid-focused amenities, catering to increased travel demand in the Florida market.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Courtesy of Hilton
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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.

    By May 22, 2024
  • A strategic partnership between Mohari Hospitality and Weller Development will bolster development of Six Senses Napa.
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    Courtesy of Weller Development Partners
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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.

    By May 21, 2024
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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.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Courtesy of Hard Rock International
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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.”

    By May 16, 2024
  • The exterior logo sign at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
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    Ethan Miller via Getty Images
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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.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami Beach
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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.

    By May 15, 2024
  • Choice Hotels opened the third Everhome Suites hotel in Nampa, Idaho, debuting the brand standard prototype.
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    Courtesy of Choice Hotels International
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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.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Courtesy of Aimbridge Hospitality
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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.

    By May 14, 2024
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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.

    By May 14, 2024
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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.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Courtesy of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
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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.

    By May 9, 2024
  • Exterior of Choice Hotels International, Rockville Corporate Headquarters
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    Courtesy of Choice Hotels
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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.

    By May 8, 2024
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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.

    By May 3, 2024
  • The Venetian Resort will undergo a $1.5 billion renovation.
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    Courtesy of The Venetian Resort
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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.

    By May 3, 2024
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    Courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts
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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.

    By May 1, 2024
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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.

    By April 30, 2024
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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.

    By April 29, 2024
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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.

    By April 26, 2024
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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.

    By April 25, 2024
  • The exterior of Conrad Orlando as seen from across a lagoon.
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    Courtesy of Hilton
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    Record pipeline, group travel drive Hilton growth in Q1

    The company made several moves to further bolster its pipeline in the quarter, particularly through acquisitions and partnerships in the growing lifestyle segment.

    By April 24, 2024
  • A rendering of the entrance to The Detroit Edition.
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    Courtesy of Bedrock Partners
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    Luxury lifestyle brand Edition to open first Midwest hotel in Detroit

    Downtown Detroit’s first five-star hotel will occupy 45 floors of a high-rise near General Motors’ future global headquarters.

    By April 19, 2024
  • The check in area at the Nobu hotel at Caesars New Orleans.
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    Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment
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    Nobu brings hotel, restaurant to Caesars New Orleans redevelopment

    The hospitality players are once again joining forces — this time to revamp the former Harrah’s hotel and casino in a multimillion-dollar project.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Courtesy of Jackson-Shaw
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    Dual-branded Marriott hotel underway in North Phoenix

    The property will feature an AC Hotel by Marriott and Element by Westin under one roof as developers cater to growing business travel to the area.

    By April 17, 2024