Santa Barbara, California hotel becomes part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection

The 1930s Vista Mar Monte has been reincarnated as the Mar Monte Hotel, becoming Santa Barbara’s newest lifestyle boutique hotel thanks to a host of contemporary amenities and design features. With this latest property, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand grows to 21 hotels worldwide. Read the TopHotelNews story here

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3 Miami Beach hotels OK’d for $750M renovation project

A three-hotel restoration project with an estimated cost of $750 million won approval from the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board after the New York developer agreed to lower the height of a planned condominium near one building. Most of the hotels' space will be converted to condos and only one, the Raleigh, will continue as a hotel. Read the Miami Herald story here

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$30M in upgrades coming to 2 St. Pete Beach hotels

Benchmark Global's hotels on St. Pete Beach are set to undergo $30 million in renovations after being in the planning stage for years. The Grand Plaza Hotel, known for its revolving restaurant Spinners, and The Beachcomber will have updated rooms, a fresh coat of bright-colored paints and enhanced wedding spaces. Read The Business Journals story here

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Long-idle Warrior Hotel reopens in Sioux City, Iowa

Sioux City’s Warrior Hotel is open again for the first time in 40 years. The historic downtown building at 6th and Nebraska Streets hosted private events with guests staying at the newly refurbished hotel. Read the KSCJ-AM/FM story here

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Church rezoning opens hotel path in Chattanooga, Tennessee

A lodging company has won the city's blessing for a zoning change on former church land near Hamilton Place mall that's to lead to a new hotel and help build another home for the congregation. Read the Chattanooga Times Free Press story here

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Hampton Inn & Suites debuts on Erie, Pennsylvania bayfront

The new Hampton Inn & Suites on Erie's bayfront opened to travelers and guests Monday. The new hotel, owned by Erie-based hospitality group Scott Enterprises, features 94 guest rooms, including 32 studio-style suites. The suites, which offer extra space and amenities, can accommodate up to four guests. Read the WICU-TV/WSEE-TV story here

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JE Dunn proceeds with high school Veterinary Sciences Building in Florida

JE Dunn Construction is progressing on a 8,797-square-foot, new classroom building and accessory barn structure that will expand the veterinary sciences program at Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School in Seminole, Florida.

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Fairfield Inn project forges ahead in Somerset, Massachussets

You might have noticed the new traffic lights with dedicated turn signals pointing in and out of a Route 6 construction site across from The Home Depot plaza. Read the SouthCoastToday story here


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Huntsville, Alabama construction remains busy

A new tower for Huntsville Hospital in Alabama is just one of many construction projects that are proceeding in the city despite the coronavirus pandemic. Five of the biggest projects remain on track for completion in 2021, including The Eclipse, a mixed-use development with 278 units and 18,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Read the story here

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Napa, California weighs conversion of post office to hotel

The plan to recast downtown Napa’s 1930s-area post office building into a 163-room hotel will go back before city land-use and historic preservation authorities. Read the Napa Valley Register story here

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