New Seattle arena taking shape

If you take one look under the roof, you'll no longer use the word renovation. The new arena is the future home of Seattle Kraken NHL games and Seattle Storm WNBA games. Read the KING-TV story here

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New Mexico landmark hotel looks to crowdsourcing for restoration

It’s one of the older hotels in New Mexico but it’s in bad shape and the owner is struggling to fix it up. Now, a local historian hopes to raise money to restore the 114-year-old railroad hotel in Belen. Read the KRQE-TV story here

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Hotel debuts at Halifax, Nova Scotia, convention center site

The Sutton Place Halifax will open its doors to guests on September 8, 2020. The new property is part of the Nova Centre, a mixed-use development that is also home to the Halifax Convention Center. Read the Frequent Business Traveler story here


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Austin, Texas, plans new light-rail station

Capital Metro Red Line MetroRail of Austin, Texas, and Brandywine Realty Trust will share the cost of a new $24 million station connecting the city's Domain area to a high-density, mixed-use development. Construction will begin in the fall. Read the KVUE-TV story here

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$1B megaproject bets on revival of downtown LA

A $1 billion mixed-use project in downtown Los Angeles is proceeding through its halfway mark as developers count on people returning to the city after the coronavirus pandemic subsides. The lofty Grand complex was designed by Frank Gehry and will fill a full city block offering apartments, stores, restaurants, theaters and a hotel across the street from Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall. Read the Los Angeles Times story here

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Hyatt Place at Florida airport to open next year

Even though travel may not be on your mind these days, a new hotel next to the Orlando Melbourne International Airport is preparing for the next travel season. Read theHometown News story here

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$19M Staybridge Suites coming to Covington, Georgia

A 113-room Staybridge Suites Hotel will join two previously announced Marriott hotels as upscale lodging choices in the Covington Town Center project. Read The Covington News story here

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Viking spirit captured in new Minnesota Omni hotel

The Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, scheduled to open next month in the Twin Cities suburb of Eagan, Minnesota, will honor the state's Nordic heritage in a modern setting. Among thematic features of the 320-room hotel, the first Omni property in Minnesota, is a spa offering alternating hot and cold treatment that originated in Finland. Read the Bring Me The News story here

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Facelift forges ahead at historic Hacienda Hotel in Florida

Progress continues on renovations to the historic Hacienda Hotel, despite delays brought on by construction setbacks and COVID-19. Read the Bay News 9 story here

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Salem, Massachussets hotel roof goes green with live plants

Three stories of hotel rooms and apartments at the Hampton Inn project downtown overlook a massive, squishy gray membranous material protecting the rooftop of the enclosed parking garage at the site. Read The Salem News story here

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