Drury hotel opening timed for Disney World’s 50th year

The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs will make the first phase of its debut in spring 2021 in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary, the developer announced. The 14-story, 604-room tower carries an estimated cost of $28 million. Read The Business Journals story here

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Neighborhood Goods adds new NYC location

Neighborhood Goods was set to open its new location in New York City with more than 40 emerging brands, according to Women's Wear Daily. The 4,500-square-foot space in Chelsea Market is the second location for the Texas-based concept, which is re-creating the department store format to showcase direct-to-consumer brands.

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Former World Trade Center in New Orleans chosen for Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced plans for a new hotel that will open in New Orleans late next year. Read the Frequent Business Traveler story here

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First Washington Tru by Hilton breaks ground in Spokane

Spokane-based GL8 Hospitality LLC is breaking ground on a Tru by Hilton property in Spokane Valley, marking the brand’s first in the state. The 43,000-square-foot, four-story building will be at 13509 E. Mansfield Ave., east of CenterPlace Regional Event Center. Read The Spokesman-Review story here

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Colorado’s Pizzeria Locale opens first new location in 5 years

Pizzeria Locale is making a comeback with a new location in its home state of Colorado, its first new store since 2014. The fast-casual pizza chain closed all five of its out-of-state locations, but is looking to the future with a new focus on pick-up and delivery orders. Read The Business Journals story here

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Sleep Inn/MainStay Suites Hotel coming to Rome, Georgia

The same developer who wanted to locate a Sleep Inn in Summerville Park has now signed a contract to build a four-story, 89 room Sleep Inn/MainStay Suites Hotel off Braves Boulevard in front of the RiverPoint Apartments. Read the Rome News-Tribune story here

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Denial of tax help ends $356M Indiana project

A hotel developer has dropped plans for a $356 million project near one of northwestern Indiana’s busiest highway interchanges after local officials balked at the company’s incentives request. Read The Journal Gazette story here

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Siegel Suites slated to replace Las Vegas’ defunct Atrium hotel

A boarded-up hotel east of the Strip is slated to be torn down and replaced with a Siegel Suites. Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal story here

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Lidl to open first Baltimore store at redeveloped shopping center

Baltimore will soon welcome its first Lidl store at the redeveloped Northwood Plaza Shopping Center. It will act as an anchor store for the 100,000-square-foot retail property, which also expects to host Barnes & Noble College Cafe and a public safety building for Morgan State University. Read The Baltimore Sun story here

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis sports new stylish design

This fall, one of the city’s largest hotels, the San Francisco Marriott Marquis unveiled a brand, spanking new design. If you’re visiting the Bay area for the holidays, its worth checking into one of the property’s 1,500 guestrooms to take advantage of the prime location in downtown SF: located on Mission and 4th Streets. Read the Forbes story here

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