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Holiday Inn coming to downtown Columbia, S.C.

A new full-service hotel is opening in downtown Columbia that promises to pump more energy into a revitalized downtown. The Holiday Inn is going into the former office building on 1223 Washington St., a half block from Main Street next to the Sheraton. It will feature 90 rooms, a restaurant and a bar. Read The News & Observer story here

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New Sheraton logo unveiled in Portland, Maine

Marriott International announced that Sheraton Hotels has begun the rollout of its new logo with the reflagging of the former Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks as the Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks. Read the Frequent Business Traveler story here

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Paradise Point in San Diego to be renamed Margaritaville

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) and Margaritaville Holdings plan to open Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego in 2020. Read the Seeking Alpha story here

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida stadium wins approval

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., City Commission has ratified Inter Miami's $60 million stadium plan, clearing the way for construction to begin. The stadium is expected to be ready by March in time for the Major League Soccer season. Read the Miami Herald story here

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Miami-Dade warehouse eyed for hotel-office conversion

Say Group wants to replace a warehouse in Miami-Dade County with a hotel/office project. County officials received a pre-application on May 30 from Galician Enterprises for the 1.74-acre site at 5500 N.W. 74th Ave. The site is northwest of Miami International Airport in a largely industrial district. Read The Business Journals story here

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Last steel beam set Talladega Phase II transformation

After every Hoar Construction worker on site signed it with a permanent marker, the last overarching steel beam was raised high in the air and put into place today for the massive Open Air Social Club, the centerpiece of the Talladega Garage Experience that will debut during the track‚Äôs NASCAR Playoffs doubleheader weekend (Oct. 11-13). (more…)

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Hot Raleigh, N.C., retail spot pegged for Springhill Suites

A new hotel is planned for the Corners at Brier Creek, making it one of the latest additions proposed for the burgeoning retail center. Read The Business Journals story here

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Brownsville, Texas, airport to get new terminal

Work is underway on a new terminal at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport in Texas. Completion of the $43.8 million building is expected by late 2020. Read The Brownsville Herald story here

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Terrace, lounge cap $50M D.C. W Hotel makeover

The final phase of a $50 million renovation lasting more than a year was completed recently at the W Washington, D.C., hotel. The past month saw the unveiling of a new-look POV terrace and POV lounge, both featuring views of the National Mall and Washington Monument. Read The Business Journals story here

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Hotel coming as part of $720M Tampa Hard Rock addition

It was the 1980s when the Seminole Tribe of Florida looked to its 30 acres on Orient Road as a potential tourist attraction and source of revenue. Read the Tampa Bay Times story here

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