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Hopes high as Allen, Texas, unveils convention center, hotel

Leaders in Allen, Texas, say the economy is already benefiting from the $91 million convention center and hotel. The 90,000-square-foot convention center and 300-room Marriott Delta Hotel took two years to build. Read The Dallas Morning News story here

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New management plans $1.5M makeover for Charlotte, N.C., DoubleTree

The DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte Airport hotel is getting a $1.5 million facelift thanks to new management. The hotel on Yorkmont Road was purchased by Phoenix American Hospitality, a Dallas-based hotel fund manager, in 2015 for just over $14 million, property records show. Read The Charlotte Observer story here

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Skyway Marina Vintage Mall in St. Petersburg, Fla., goes vintage

Vintage and handcrafted pieces are now easy to find at Skyway Marina Vintage Mall in St. Petersburg, Fla., a space that was once home to a Sears outlet, movie theater and supermarket. The area, which was once Skyway Mall, is now home to a cluster of businesses selling everything from midcentury modern furniture to vintage toys. Read the Tampa Bay Times story here

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Next round for famed Philly boxing site: Moxy hotel

The historic facade of the Blue Horizon building on North Broad Street is to become the face of a new “micro-hotel” under Marriott’s millennial-focused Moxy brand, opening a new chapter for the storied North Philadelphia boxing venue site. Read The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News story here

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Dual-brand Hyatt proposed for Upper Macungie, Pa.

Upper Macungie residents could see a six-story hotel with a restaurant take shape in the coming years, as the township planning commission was presented with sketch plans for such a project. Read the WFMZ-TV story here

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Empire Place in Sioux Falls, N.D., planned as mixed-use space

A new mixed-use space is being developed near The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls, N.D. The property will include retail, restaurants and potentially multifamily housing. Read the KELO-TV story here

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New Haven former church, bank to give way to hotel

As the downtown keeps evolving, what once was a church and then a bank now will be the site of a hotel. Read the New Haven Register story here

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Hotel, amphitheater plans weighed in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority is continuing to explore two major projects totaling an estimated $180 million. Read the Grand Rapids Business Journal story here

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Wilmington, N.C., readies for Aloft construction kickoff

Construction on a new hotel in downtown Wilmington will begin soon. The 125-room hotel will be located at 501 Nutt St., next to the Coastline Convetnion Center. Read the WECT-TV story here

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Tower with 2 Marriott brands to open this year in Ky.

On Whiskey Row, crews are making good progress on two new hotels. The 15-story tower is coming together. Read the WAVE-TV story here

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