After half-century, Lake Minnetonka, Minn., welcomes new hotel

The first hotel on Lake Minnetonka in more than half a century opens this weekend in Wayzata, staging a sort of mini-comeback for the era of grand hotels that once dotted the shoreline. Read the Star Tribune story here

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Hotel development booms in Alaska

With 2 million visitors in 2016, Alaska has attracted an active hotel pipeline with multiple projects going up in Anchorage, the state's largest city. Four hotel projects are planned for the city. Read the Alaska Journal of Commerce story here

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Pact reached for hotel on Everett, Wash., waterfront

The Port of Everett has reached a deal with Seattle’s Columbia Hospitality to build a 142-room hotel on the Everett waterfront. Construction is expected to begin on Hotel Indigo by January and be completed no later than October 2019. The hotel is described as a “lifestyle boutique hotel with luxury accommodations.” Read the HeraldNet story here

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Work begins on $150M mixed-use property with hotel in Calif.

The dirt began flying Thursday on a $150-million outdoor shopping center envisioned four decades ago by the founders of Porter Ranch. Read the Los Angeles Daily News story here

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Historic Austin, Texas, property to become boutique hotel

The Commodore Perry Estate, a historic homestead on a pristine 10-acre patch of land along Waller Creek in Central Austin, is set to be transformed into a 53-room boutique hotel. Read The Business Journals story here

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San Francisco’s Galleria Park Hotel readies for renovation

San Francisco-based interior design firm BAMO will spearhead the latest renovations of the Galleria Park Hotel. Located in the San Francisco’s Financial District, the Joie de Vivre property from Two Roads Hospitality will feature a redesign inspired by the 1911 landmark structure’s Art Deco bones unveiled in two phases later this month and in early 2018. Read the Hospitality Design story here

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Midas Hospitality purchases first hotel in Texas

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently purchased a Staybridge Suites in Houston from Pride Management Inc. of Beaumont, Texas. The $21.6 million property opened in January of 2017 and is the first hotel the company has acquired in Texas. Located at 9000 Main St. directly across from NRG Stadium, the 120-room hotel is also conveniently located near the Houston Medical Center

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Builder eyes fall start for $1.8B Overland Park, Kan., project

The developer of the $1.8 billion Brookridge mixed-used project in Overland Park said he was hopeful that work on the project would get underway by the fall. Read The Business Journals story here

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Hotel, cafe planned for ex-governor’s mansion in Wisconsin

The owners of a prominent bed-and-breakfast hope to convert the historic former governor’s residence in the Mansion Hill neighborhood to a small hotel with cafe and event space. Read the Wisconsin State Journal story here

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Condo-hotel, arts center weighed for Basalt, Colo.

A development firm with an option to buy the controversial Pan and Fork property in Basalt wants to build a 55,000-square-foot condominium-hotel and a new arts center for a local nonprofit. Read The Denver Post story here

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