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Author Ellison to be memorialized in new Oklahoma City hotel

A 120-room hotel named in honor of Oklahoma City literary icon Ralph Ellison is set to be built at Classen Curve with designs aimed at featuring local artists and authors. Read The Oklahoman (story here

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N.C. university looks to develop downtown hotel

ECU is in active discussions to bring more development into the downtown/Dickinson Avenue areas, the vice chancellor for administration and finance reported during recent Board of Trustees' committee meetings. Read The Daily Reflector story here

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Garage space to guest rooms: Westin Tampa Bay conversion

The investors who bought the Westin Tampa Bay in July are moving forward with a large-scale renovation of the property—one that will convert underutilized parking garage space to hotel rooms. Read The Business Journals story here

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San Diego’s Little Italy readies for Carte Hotel

San Diego’s vibrant Little Italy neighborhood is a constantly evolving place that in recent years has seen an endless stream of exciting new restaurant openings, neighborhood improvement projects and the launch of trendy retail and residential spaces. Read the TravelPulse story here

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Opulent Jewel of Waikiki reopens after $50M makeover

The Jewel of Waikiki, the ultra-luxury hotel that made national headlines for its $5,000 nightly price, opened over the weekend following a $50 million renovation. Read The Business Journals story here

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Life House to bring first boutique hotel to N. Denver

The New York-based Life House brand will debut North Denver's first boutique hotel by early next year. Read The Denver Post story here

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Tribute Portfolio opening first Tampa-area property with Karol Hotel

The 123-room Karol Hotel will open in Clearwater, Florida, this fall, and it will have a rooftop bar with a view of Tampa Bay. The hotel will be the first Tribute Portfolio hotel in Pinellas County. Read The Business Journals story here

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New name, look coming to Toronto hotel

It’s time to say goodbye to the Thompson hotel—kind of. This fall, the Thompson will begin a yearlong face-lift that will see it transformed into a 1 Hotels property. Read The Hollywood Reporter story here

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Hotel plan prompts $23M loan draw by Rockford, Ill.

Rockford will borrow $23 million to build promised amenities at a downtown site where a former factory is becoming a hotel. Read the Elko Daily Free Press story here

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Owner preps small Seattle hotel for big-time location

Vraj Nariya was 12 months away from his 20-year pension in 2002 when the Vancouver, Washington, trucking company he worked for as a forklift operator filed for bankruptcy, putting him and 12,000 other people out of a job. Read The Business Journals story here

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