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Work begins on nongambling Caesars hotel in Arizona

Construction has launched on a 265-room Caesars Republic luxury hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. The nongambling hotel, a project of developer HCW and Caesars Entertainment, is expected to open in 2022. Read the AZ Big Media story here

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Makeover underway at Houston’s La Colombe d’Or hotel

The developers behind Montrose's La Colombe d'Or are revealing more details about its ongoing renovation. Read the Houston Chronicle story here

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Oklahoma City Fourth memorial moved for Renaissance

Almost 30 years after the stars and stripes first went up in the heart of Bricktown, the American flag was taken down for one last time to make way for a 10-story Renaissance hotel. Read The Oklahoman story here

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Gourmet F&B continues Cabazon, California resort expansion

The Morongo Casino Resort and Spa will host a job fair Tuesday, Aug. 13 to staff the Mozen Asian Kitchen, an upscale restaurant scheduled to open next month. Read The Press-Enterprise story here

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Local firm eyes Atlanta towers with Dream Hotel

A plan to bring a new-to-market hotel brand to Buckhead is moving forward. Atlanta-based Cartel Properties recently filed plans in Atlanta for the two-tower project, located just north of the Buckhead Village. Read The Business Journals story here

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Aloft makes debut in Ocean City, Maryland

Marriott International’s Aloft Hotels has teamed up with Blue Water Development and Real Hospitality to open Aloft Ocean City, a 120-key hotel in Ocean City, Md. Read the Commercial Property Executive story here

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Florida’s Spa + Wellness at Diplomat Beach Resort completes revamp

Spa + Wellness at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla., has completed upgrades to the facility and treatment menu. Crystals, an oxygen chair and CBD oil are featured on the new treatment menu. Read the Luxury Travel Advisor story here

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Margaritaville rebranding coming to Texas resort

The 186-acre La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Texas has changed ownership and will become a Margaritaville Resort. Renovations will begin this year with a summer 2020 opening planned. Read The Advocate story here

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InvenTrust expands retail footprint in Orlando

InvenTrust Properties has acquired two retail properties in Orlando, Fla., for a total of $63.5 million. Read the Commercial Property Executive story here

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Commercial Retreat 2019 Location & 2018 HiLites


The 2019 Commercial Retreat will be held in Memphis, TN September 26th-29th, 2019 at The Hu Hotel downtown Memphis TN.



The 2018 Commercial Retreat was held September 27th - October 1st at The 21C Museum Hotel downtown Lexington, KY.


CR 2018 1st Half Editorial Coverage

CR 2018 2nd Half Editorial Coverage


CR 2018 Videos: Thursday Night Dinner, Friday Breakfast, Keeneland Race Track Tour, Mill Ridge Farm Tour, Friday Lunch, Round Table Discussion, Bourbon Tasting, Friday Night Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, One-On-One Meetings

CR 2018 End User Attendees & Video Testimonials:


CR 2018 Vendor Sponsors & Video Testimonials:


The 2019 Commercial Retreat editorial coverage in the CCR Sept/Oct 2018 & CCR Jan/Feb 2019 issues.

To be an end-user attendee or sponsor, please contact David Corson at 678.765.6550 or e-mail at

CR 2014 & 2013 Hi-Lights
CR 2015 Hi-Lights
CR 2016 Hi-Lights
CR 2017 Hi-Lights

Past Retreat Participants:
Ameristar Casinos, Concord Hospitality Enterprises, Corporex Select Service Hotels, Darden Restaurants, Davidson Hotels, The Dow Hotel Company, Gencom Group, Global Hyatt, Globiwest Hospitality Group, Heart of America Group, Hilton Hotels, Host Hotels & Resorts, Innkeepers USA, InterContinental Hotels Group, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, JHM Hotels, The Kor Group, K Partners Hospitality Group, Loews Hotels, Marriott International, Marshall Hotels and Resorts, Noble Investment Group, The Pomeroy Group, The Procaccianti Group, Red Roof Inn, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Sol Casinos, The Hotel Group, White Lodging, Wyndham Vacation Ownership , A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, AMF Bowling, Ann Taylor, AutoZone, Badcock Furniture Home Furniture, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bebe Stores, Belk, BCBG, Cato, Chico’s, Payless ShoeSource/Collective Brands, Crate & Barrel, DSW, Finish Line, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Guess? Inc., Guitar Center, The Home Depot J.C. Penney, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Kohl’s, Limited Brands, Liz Claiborne, Luxottica Retail, Marc Ecko Enterprises, Marie Callender’s, OfficeMax, Rite Aid, Sheetz, Shoe Carnival, Spencer Gifts, Target, Thorntons, Tractor Supply, True Religion Brand Jeans, U.S. Cellular, Urban Brands, Wegmans, The Yankee Candle Company, Yum! Brands, 7-Eleven, Au Bon Pain, Chick-fil-A, Brinker International, Damon’s Grill/Max & Erma’s, Denny’s, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Dunkin’ Brands, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Famous Dave’s of America, Panera Bread, Red Robin, Sonic America’s Drive-In, Ted’s Montana Grill, Church’s Chicken, Zale Corp, Water Works, Retail Design Institute, Grand Hinckley Casino, Gentiva Health Systems, Gaylord Hotels, Papa Ginos, Vision Hospitality Group, Amscot Financial, Bob’s Stores, Converse, Desert Diamond Casinos, Fast Fix Jewelry & Watch Repair, Liberty Group, Rollingstone Restaurants & Lounge, Spartan Stores, Stuart Weiztman, Total Wine & More, Tourneau, Wyndam Hotels, AT&T, Brown Shoe Company, Dollar General, FedEx Office, The Multnomah Athletic Club, Starwood Hotel, Tuesday Morning, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Chipotle, Family Dollar, GNP Development, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, Naple’s Franchising, Office Depot, Pizza Studio, Smashburger, The Little Gym, LLC, Amtrak, Subway, Subway, Wawa Inc, Chico’s, Health First, J.Crew, Fun Brands LLC, US Cellular, Whataburger Restaurants, Campus Crest, Cici’s Pizza, Grifols Plasma Centers, Sports Authority, Ann Taylor, Bank of of America, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Francesca’s, Steak `n Shake Enterprises, Inc., Under Armour, Whitestone REIT, Whole Foods, American Signature Furniture, Broad Street, Cedar Lake Cellars, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Hilliker Corporation, LA Dodgers, Level Office, Shop Talk 360,Value City Furniture/American Signature Furniture, Continental Realty, Crestpoint Companies, IHG, Lee Health, ShopCore Properties, Spence Diamonds, Topco, Tuesday Morning, Ulta, Woodforest National Bank, TJM Consultants, RPM Pizza/Dominos, Atlanta Housing Authority, Aaron’s Inc, Allied Partners, Barteca Restaurant Group, Buffalove Development, Five Below, Forever 21, GameStop, Loro Piana, Orscheln Farm & Home.

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