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One-Third of Upper Upscale Pipeline Remains Unbranded

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the upper upscale category in the U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline is at 66,303 rooms/307 projects. About one third, 20,974 rooms/101 projects, have yet to make a branding decision. Of the 45,329 rooms/206 projects ...

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Expedia Partners with Marriott

Expedia Partners with Marriott

SEATTLE, Wash.—Expedia, Inc. has announced a new partnership with Marriott International, which integrates Expedia’s technology to power Marriott’s own dynamic packaging platform “Vacations by Marriott” on Marriott.com in the United States. Expedia fosters a test and learn environment that allows ...

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Dual-Branded Hilton Opens in D.C.

Dual-Branded Hilton Opens in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Hilton Worldwide has announced its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton Washington, D.C. NoMa Union Station and Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington, D.C. NoMa Union Station. Offering 239 new rooms, the dual-brand hotel is ideally located in ...

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California Hotel Sales Drop After Record Year

California hoteliers are noticing a drop in transactions through the first half of 2016 after 2015 consistently broke records, according to Atlas Hospitality Group. Hotel transactions in the state have experienced a 56 percent year-over-year decline in total-dollar-volume. To read ...

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U.S. Adds 151,000 Jobs in August

This August, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This rise was slightly lower than initially anticipated, as June and July showed stronger gains: 546,000 jobs were added in June and July combined. According to Reuters, ...

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Ikona Hotel Opens Following Renovation

Ikona Hotel Opens Following Renovation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Ikona Hotel, formerly the Shell Motel located at 3030 Bayshore Drive in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced today its opening its doors following a multi-million dollar renovation that simultaneously restored key features of the midcentury modern building while modernizing ...

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