$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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Cohabit in Avon touted as Colorado’s first pod hotel

Just minutes from Vail and surrounded by mountain resort hotel rooms that typically cost hundreds of dollars, the Cohabit in Avon is a place that could save a person a lot of money if they don’t mind rooms that save a lot of space. Read the KUSA-TV story here

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Hotel doubts stall project in Bremerton, Washington

Construction on Marina Square, one of the largest housing developments in the city, has been on hold since April as developers work to replace the project’s planned 125-room hotel. Read the Kitsap Sun story here


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Hotel-residential complex approved in Smithville, NJ

A more than 18-acre parcel of land used for parking close to Route 9 and across from the Smithville Inn will house an assisted-living facility and apartments in the near future. Read The Press of Atlantic City story here

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Time-out taken by hotel builders in Ashtabula, Ohio

While the Riverbend Hotel concept has grown to include an all-seasons rooftop bar and party venue, the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for the partners in the project to secure all the financing. Read the Star Beacon story here

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