Development


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    IHG’s Six Senses to open first US resort in South Carolina

    The wellness-focused spa, resort and residential community brand, founded in Thailand, is expanding as part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ ongoing luxury and lifestyle push.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Earnings

    Hotel trends that drove Q4 revenue, portfolio growth

    Despite a still-challenged lending environment and economic uncertainty, hotel operators focused on conversions and the booming midscale and luxury segments to fuel growth.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    $30M boutique hotel underway in Atlanta suburb

    The Chambray Hotel, a JdV by Hyatt property, joins the long list of hotel projects in development in the rapidly expanding metropolitan area.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Choice Hotels opens California Cambria amid upscale push

    The hotel company is ramping up investment in its upscale brands to differentiate itself as a competitor in the segment, including with the opening of Cambria Hotel Burbank Airport.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    IHG posts RevPAR, portfolio gains for full-year 2023

    Hotel conversions, making up a significant portion of the company’s openings and signings in the year, will continue to drive portfolio growth alongside luxury and lifestyle deals. 

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Hyatt unveils Thompson Houston amid luxury lifestyle push

    The opening comes on the heels of record pipeline growth for Hyatt, which plans to open other Thompson hotels across the U.S. later this year.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Loews Hotels opens $550M resort, convention destination near Dallas

    The Loews Arlington Hotel and Convention Center will cater to increasing group demand, particularly from sports and entertainment tourists visiting two nearby stadiums.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Extended Stay America breaks ground on new Select Suites prototype

    The property in Wildwood, Florida, uses a smaller footprint to maximize “financial efficiency” for franchisees.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    LivAway Suites expands as infrastructure spending boosts extended stay demand

    The brand’s latest hotel groundbreaking in Dewitt, New York, is poised to benefit from a nearby $100 billion factory project, the result of a passed infrastructure spending package.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Marriott CEO touts new midscale brand amid segment push

    After entering the midscale segment in the U.S. and Canada in 2023, the hotel company plans to continue growth in the space with groundbreakings on StudioRes and a looming brand launch.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Auberge Resorts Collection gets ‘significant capital’ investment to fuel global expansion

    Merchant bank BDT & MSD's minority stake will further grow the luxury brand portfolio in “gateway urban markets and high-profile experiential destinations.”

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Fairmont New Orleans to open in 2025 amid Accor luxury push

    Louisiana developer Kailas Companies will build the luxury hotel as part of one of the largest private investments in New Orleans in recent years.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Marriott reopens Dallas-area Ritz-Carlton after $55M renovation

    The opening signals the hotel company’s continued push in the luxury segment.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    AnderCorp breaks ground on $270M Louisiana casino, resort

    Construction is in full swing on the sprawling entertainment project in Bossier City.

    By Julie Strupp • Feb. 1, 2024
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    2024 Outlook

    Hotel industry forecast 2024: development, F&B, technology and more

    Leaders in the hospitality industry shared with Hotel Dive what trends will drive progress at hotels this year, impacting everything from on-site amenities to hotel workforce management.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Urban markets, sustainable tourism to drive global hotel investment in 2024: JLL

    Global hotel investment will accelerate this year, exceeding 2023’s volume by from 15% to 25%.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
  • A rendering of the forthcoming Margaritaville resort in Galveston, Texas features a pool and lounge chairs.
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    Margaritaville expands in Texas with 2 resorts

    Developers are bringing resorts to Galveston and Denison, Texas, amid the resort brand’s continued growth in the state.

    By Updated Jan. 25, 2024
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    US hotel construction pipeline hits record high

    In the fourth quarter of 2023, hotel projects surpassed the previous high from 2008, with conversions making up a significant portion of the pipeline.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Hilton’s Conrad brand debuts in Orlando

    Hilton expands its luxury portfolio with the hotel, situated on the 1,100-acre Evermore Orlando Resort.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Retrieved from SBE on January 22, 2024
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    Wyndham, SBE partner to launch ‘smart lifestyle’ brand

    The brand, under the working title “Project HQ,” will target millennial and Gen Z travelers who are “priced out of the lifestyle hotel market.”

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    2024 Outlook

    US hotel openings to watch in 2024

    From luxury beachside resorts to sustainable hotels, here are the projects hoteliers should keep an eye on this year.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    Retrieved from Marriott on August 11, 2023
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    Marriott breaks ground on inaugural StudioRes hotel

    The first-of-its-kind midscale extended stay property is underway in Fort Myers, Florida.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    Courtesy of Hilton
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    Signia by Hilton Atlanta opens with aim to capture events travelers

    The 976-room property by the Georgia World Congress Center is Atlanta’s largest ground-up hotel development project in 40 years.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Retrieved from Hyatt on January 11, 2024
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    Chicago’s largest hotel undergoes $102M renovation

    The Hyatt Regency property will see upgrades to guest rooms and suites, as well as two improved ballrooms.

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Hilton names new extended stay brand LivSmart Studios

    The lower midscale brand, announced last year, previously used the working title Project H3.

    By Jan. 10, 2024