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Ritz-Carlton St. Louis to undergo face-lift for outdoor space

The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis has filed plans to add a rooftop terrace on the second floor that would redesign the face of the Clayton hotel. Read The Business Journals story here

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Spa part of renovation plan for Michigan resort

Long known for its Scottish-themed Main Lodge featuring quaint fieldstone floors and plaid carpets, Boyne Highlands resort is embarking on a huge transformation. Read the MLive story here

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H-E-B joins mixed-use project in Houston

H.E. Butt Grocery has opened its first location inside a mixed-used development in Houston's Buffalo Heights District. The store features H-E-B's fourth The Roastery Coffee Kitchen and serves the property's apartments and offices alongside other retailers. Read the Supermarket News story here

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$35M twin hotel proposal floated in Hollywood, Florida

A dual hotel development is being proposed west of Interstate 95 in Hollywood. The site plan could include 242 hotel rooms and 9,400 square feet of restaurant space. Read The Business Journals story here

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Waikiki luxury boutique hotel to open this month

Waikiki Beach is well-known for its fun-vibe, excellent surfing and some amazing hotels. Halekulani is beloved as one of the island’s most historic and classiest properties and its owners are about to open a new boutique hotel. Read the Forbes story here

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Pod Philly debut inaugurates city’s micro hotel market

Philadelphia’s first micro hotel—Pod Philly—has opened, adding 252 rooms to the market. It joins six other Pod properties between New York and Washington, D.C. Read The Business Journals story here

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Hotel in Atlanta’s Buckhead district will wear Kimpton brand

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will flag a planned boutique hotel in Buckhead. Atlanta’s Portman Holdings LLC is developing the 216-room hotel on East Paces Ferry Road. It is converting the mid-century Sobu Flats condo building. It's expected to open in late 2020. Read The Business Journals story here

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Map shows construction boom in Columbus, Ohio

Nearly 300 development projects have been proposed, are in process or are newly completed across central Ohio, according to the Columbus Business Journal's Crane Watch map. Construction starts in the Columbus area rose 25% year over year to $4 billion for the first eight months of 2019, according to Dodge Data and Analytics. Read The Business Journals story here

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New-build W resort ends decades-old lull in Aspen, Colo.

Opened at the end of August 2019, the W Aspen & The Sky Residences at W Aspen is the first ground-up new build resort project in Aspen, Colorado, in decades. Read the Hotels Magazine online (free registration) (10/8)

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Colby College’s $26M hotel in Maine moving forward

Construction of a $26 million hotel downtown is on schedule, with the foundation expected to be completed this week. Read the Portland Press Herald story here

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