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New Orleans Airbnb Rentals Growing Rapidly

New data shows that Airbnb is taking off in New Orleans, offering about 4,000 properties in the city. According to InsideAirbnb, about 72 percent of the rentals are entire homes. Similar to other cities, controversy is mounting over how rentals, sometimes ...

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New Frontier: Space Hotels

Real estate developer and founder of Bigelow Aerospace, Robert Bigelow, is looking to build expandable habitats for use in outer space. Faster, cheaper, and easier to launch than metal structures, he anticipates that his habitats will be leasable to business ...

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The MC Hotel to Join Autograph Collection

The MC Hotel to Join Autograph Collection

MONTCLAIR, N.J.—The Pinnacle Companies, in a joint venture with The Hampshire Companies and investment partner Circle Squared Alternative Investments, announced the groundbreaking of “The MC” hotel, the first full-service hotel to open in Montclair since the Hotel Montclair closed in ...

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Hospitality Employees See Dollar Signs

Good news for those working in hospitality: Wages are moving on up. According to the ADP Workforce Vitality Report, the labor market continued to improve for almost all industries in the first quarter of 2016. In particular, the leisure and ...

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Le Méridien to Open in Fort Lauderdale

Le Méridien to Open in Fort Lauderdale

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that its Parisian-born Le Méridien brand will open in Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with owner and U.S. real estate developer Charles S. Cohen. Le Méridien Fort Lauderdale Airport will ...

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On Cusp of Union Deal, Airbnb Gets Backlash

As of late, Airbnb has been in discussions with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the largest labor unions, to promote unionized housekeepers. This is the closest the home-sharing service has come to formally partnering with a labor ...

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