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Brands Battle OTAs for Guest Loyalty

The competition between online travel agencies and hotel chains continues to heat up in an ever-evolving marketplace. Online travel agencies have a symbiotic relationship with hotels (after all, they do draw in more guests), but also take away from the ...

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John C. Portman, Jr. Wins AHA Lifetime Achievement Award

John C. Portman, Jr. Wins AHA Lifetime Achievement Award

ATLANTA—The Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA) today announced that it has presented John C. Portman, Jr. with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the overall architectural look and feel of Atlanta, particularly in the hotel sector. The award ...

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Despite Struggles, Economy Grows Faster Than Expected in Q4

The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than previously expected. The revised 1.4 percent increase is higher than the Commerce Department’s initial 1 percent increase. While slightly better than anticipated, corporate profits dropped in 2015 ...

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California Experiences Development Boom

Last year was a boom time for California’s hotel industry, with the state setting records in terms of sales volume, price per room, and new construction. This era of increased development offers hoteliers strong performance metrics, but at the same ...

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Grand Sierra Resort Gets Lighting Makeover

Grand Sierra Resort Gets Lighting Makeover

When the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev. took over a former MGM Grand hotel, their first order of business was to give the dated décor a modern makeover. The main focus of the façade. Designers at Las ...

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Clement Palo Alto Set to Open This Month

Clement Palo Alto Set to Open This Month

PALO ALTO, Calif.—The Clement Palo Alto is set to open this month with 23 one-bedroom suites. The Clement Palo Alto service includes personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest’s choice. All wine, beer ...

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