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Ind. city wants Marriott Autograph name on hotel project

Work will begin this spring on the Carmichael, a 120-key hotel in Carmel, Ind. The city is focused on attracting the Marriott Autograph Collection to the project. Read the Inside Indiana Business story here

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Palm Desert, Calif.’s Hotel Paseo on track for Feb. opening

Those who have long considered Palm Desert to be little more than the golf-happy anodyne southern sister to Palm Springs, please take note: The Hotel Paseo comes to town in February.  Read The Palm Springs Life online story here

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Jacksonville Beach, Fla., considers Margaritaville project

Jacksonville Beach will have the opportunity to get into the "Margaritaville state of mind" after the beachside city confirmed a proposal to construct a "Margaritaville" hotel project. Read The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story here

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Hotel boom continues in Calif.’s Sonoma County

Windsor’s newest hotel had barely opened its doors in October when wildfires sent thousands of evacuees fleeing for safety and shelter around Sonoma County. Read The Press Democrat story here

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Grand Bohemian hotel project in Charlotte, N.C., prepares to break ground

A new luxury hotel is targeting a late 2019 opening in uptown Charlotte. The Grand Bohemian, developed by the Kessler Collection, is expected to break ground in February. Construction on the hotel was originally supposed to start in 2016. Read The Charlotte Observer story here

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New Cabana Bay Beach towers at Fla.’s Universal Orlando Resort

Early last summer, the partnership of Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando opened two new towers at Cabana Bay Beach Resort, one of five on-site resorts servicing three theme parks and the mega-shopping, dining and entertainment complex of City Walk. Read the Travel Weekly story here

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Iowa developer builds My Place in Davenport, plans 40

A new My Place Hotel, now under construction in north Davenport, is the third of 40 My Place hotels to be built and owned by an Ames, Iowa-based developer. Read the Quad-City Times story here

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Project would turn Aspen, Colo.’s Crystal Palace building into boutique hotel

Developer Mark Hunt's boutique-hotel project pegged for the old Crystal Palace building in downtown Aspen has cleared the land-use approval process and now awaits the city's blessing of its building-permit application. Read The Aspen Times story here

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2017 a boom year for Madison, Wis., hotel room growth

Last year saw the greatest increase in hotel rooms in the Madison, Wis., area since 2008, the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau reported. Growth has been steady over the period, and the 401 rooms added in 2017 brought the region's total to 9,821. Read The Cap Times story here

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New owner plans renovation of Calif.’s Breakers Hotel

Pacific6, a community investment and development partnership capitalized at $100 million, has purchased the historic Breakers Hotel in downtown Long Beach, CA, with plans to completely renovate the nearly 100-year-old landmark into a boutique hotel. Read the Facility Executive magazine online story here

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