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  • A bedroom at WaterWalk.
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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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    f11photo via Getty Images
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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
  • 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.

    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
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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
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    Courtesy of Under Canvas
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    Under Canvas expands to California as glamping market heats up

    The upscale outdoor hospitality company will open an 80-acre camp near Yosemite National Park in 2025.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Courtesy of Hilton
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    Hilton brings lifestyle, conversion brands to Canada

    Hilton’s multi-brand expansion in the country will see the newly launched Spark by Hilton chain go abroad for the first time, as conversions and lifestyle hotels drive the company’s portfolio growth.

    By April 9, 2024
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    MartinR35 via Getty Images
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    Hotel brands look to conversions, partnerships to increase net unit growth: JLL

    Growth in hotel conversions — which has been spurred by elevated interest rates and higher construction costs — is expected to continue into 2025.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Courtesy of Azul Hospitality Group
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    Hilton Tapestry Collection adds lifestyle property The Knoll Hotel Napa Valley

    Hilton’s collection brands — part of its growing lifestyle portfolio — are a major source of conversions for the company.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts
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    IHG debuts room prototypes for Staybridge, Candlewood and Atwell Suites

    New room options for the company’s three suites brands were designed to offer developers more flexibility in the “rapidly growing suites space.”

    By March 27, 2024
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    Retrieved from IHG Hotels & Resorts on June 13, 2023
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    IHG continues luxury lifestyle push with San Antonio InterContinental

    The $158 million redevelopment, inspired by “the golden age of Hollywood,” is slated to open this summer in the Texas city’s central business district. 

    By March 26, 2024
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    Courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts
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    Q&A

    IHG VP talks ambitious plans to scale conversion brand Garner

    Karen Gilbride spoke with Hotel Dive about IHG's plans to open 1,000 Garner hotels in the U.S. and why the lower midscale segment is important to developers and travelers.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Courtesy of Steve Freihon
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    Graduate Hotels brand expands to Auburn, Alabama

    The 35th property in the brand’s portfolio — soon to be owned by Hilton — will open near Auburn University.

    By March 22, 2024
  • Couches on a terrace overlooking Gwinnett, Georgia.
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    Courtesy of Bruce Johnson
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    Westin opens metro Atlanta’s latest convention hotel

    The property in Gwinnett, Georgia, is the neighborhood’s first full-service, four-star hotel.

    By March 21, 2024
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    SolStock via Getty Images
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    Why college towns are attractive to hoteliers

    Hilton, which acquired Graduate Hotels, isn’t the only hotel group betting on college towns. Experts share the unique appeal — and challenges — of the markets.

    By March 15, 2024
  • A rectangular pool in front of a glass-walled high rise.
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    Courtesy of Method Co
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    $150M luxury boutique hotel to open in Atlanta this summer

    Featuring 16 floors, an elevated pool deck and a members-only club, Forth Atlanta is the latest luxury property to announce an opening amid the city’s hotel construction boom.

    By March 8, 2024
  • The Westin Maui Resort & Spa transitioned its Ocean Tower into Kūkahi Tower.
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    Westin Maui Resort & Spa completes $160M renovation

    The Hawaii property transitioned its Ocean Tower into Kūkahi Tower, updating the guest room design and adding a 10,000-square-foot amenity center.

    By March 8, 2024