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Cleveland Hotel Arranged Prime Time Debut for RNC

This summer’s upcoming Republican National Convention has completely booked a deluxe Cleveland hotel property that has not even officially made its debut. The new, 9-story, 276-room Holiday Inn is scheduled to open May 8. To read more, click here.

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Hotels Lose Out Over HB2 Controversy

When rock band Pearl Jam decided to cancel its concert in Raleigh, N.C., last week in opposition to House Bill 2, it cost four local hotels a total of $60,000, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau reported. And celebrities ...

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Seattle Room Rates Increase

Seattle’s tourism industry is booming, and driving hotel room rates up along with it. Visitors spent an estimated $6.8 billion last year, a nearly 6 percent jump from 2014. Occupancy jumped above 80 percent last year, with a room rate ...

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San Francisco to Vote on Airbnb Regulation

San Francisco has proposed a tougher rule on home-sharing services like Airbnb, and will vote today on legislation to increase requirements for the short-term rentals. New legislation would enforce requirements on development, including a 25 percent affordable housing requirement for ...

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While Occupancy Dips, ADR, RevPAR Rise

Although U.S. hotel occupancy dipped slightly in the first quarter of 2016, the industry experienced healthy gains in both average daily rate and revenue per available room, according to data from STR. Compared with the first quarter of 2015, occupancy ...

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Hotels Race to Finish Ahead of Olympics

As preparations for the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, enter the home stretch, questions are being raised about the city’s readiness to host the event. The developers behind Rio’s first Trump-branded hotel are racing to open ...

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