George, Washington prepares to welcome first hotel

Caleb McNamara has never run a hotel before. A general contractor from a long line of builders, McNamara and his business partner Bill Stevens last year decided almost on a whim to build the new Microtel by Wyndham in George. Read The Columbia Basin Herald story here

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Charleston, SC, building makes encore as boutique hotel

A new boutique hotel, Emeline, opened at 181 Church Street. The hotel is comprised of 212 king rooms, including 128 luxury suites and 16 double-king-bed rooms. Additionally, the hotel features a large flexible event space and 10 smaller private occasion spaces. Read the WCBD-TV story here

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The Sessions Hotel honors Bristol, Virginia, music legacy

Music imagery and history oozes from every sparkling pore of The Sessions Hotel. Read the Bristol Herald Courier story here

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Macy’s iconic San Francisco store has reopened

People often equate Macy M’s with New York City. Its iconic Herald Square headquarters store, located smack in the middle of Manhattan, is a landmark for both shoppers and visitors. But when many West Coast residents think of Macy’s, they think of San Francisco. For almost 75 years, Macy’s has been a Union Square retail destination. Read the Forbes story here

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Riverfront Embassy Suites opens Wed. in Rockford, Illinois

With gorgeous views of Davis Park, the Rock River, downtown and far beyond, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront will open to the public for the first time. Read the Rockford Register Star story here

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Element hotel by Peachtree makes Orlando, Florida debut

Hotel occupancy rates are recovering across the country, just in time for Peachtree Hotel Group to open a new 165-key property in Orlando, Florida. Located in the 20-acre IOCON Park entertainment district, the Element Orlando Universal Blvd is part of the Marriott International brand of hotels. Read the Commercial Property Executive story here

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$8M SpringHill Suites launches in Orangeburg, South Carolina

A newly constructed hotel has officially opened in Orangeburg. The $8 million, 84-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott is now serving guests. Read The Times and Democrat story here

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Luxury hotels coming to Solvang, California

The city of Solvang is getting two brand new hotels from luxury hotel brand Highway West Vacations, expanding the region’s upscale hospitality offerings as the county moves to rebuild its tourism industry. Read the Santa Barbara News-Press story here

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Construction begins on AGC of Utah training center

Fifty members of AGC of Utah were on hand Monday to break ground on a training center in Salt Lake City. The $5 million center is being built next to the chapter's headquarters and offers 16,000 square feet of space. Read the Engineering News-Record story here

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Mint Car Wash begins building 3rd Savannah, Georgia location

Mint Car Wash, a Savannah-based exterior express car wash company, has announced plans to build a third location in the greater Savannah area. Earlier this year, Mint hosted a grand opening event for its second location (4747 E. U.S. Hwy. 80) benefiting Coastal Pet Rescue. The original Mint Car Wash opened at 10000 Abercorn Street in July 2018.

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