Razing, renovation coming to hotels in Toledo, Ohio

The shell of the former Hotel Seagate in downtown Toledo will come down after all. The building, which was set to be renovated into a new hotel development, was found to be too far past the point of cost-effective renovation. It will be razed before next year's Solheim Cup. Read the WTVG-TV story here

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Hotel added to New Mexico Native American center campus

Business and leisure travelers have a new option when it's time to stay in Albuquerque. The Marriott TownePlace Suites Albuquerque Old Town recently opened its doors near the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Read The Business Journals story here

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$42M loan jump-starts hotel project in Millbrae, California

A new Marriott Residence Inn is expected to sprout next to the Millbrae BART station after landing a construction loan that serves as a welcome counterpoint to the pall of economic uncertainty cast by the coronavirus. Read the San Jose Mercury News story here

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Apartments to replace former Sears space at Colorado mall

A former two-story Sears store at the Chapel Hills mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado is expected to be demolished to make room for a gated apartment complex. The propsed project includes three-story and two-story buildings with a total of 300 units. Read The Gazette story here

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Hotel, housing plans approved in Bonita Springs, Florida

Two expansive new building projects that can include up to 800 housing units can be built along Estero Bay. Read the Naples Daily News story here


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Chicago chefs create new to-go concepts

Michelin-starred chef Noah Sandoval recently turned his talents to pizza in partnership with restaurateur Bruce Finkelman. The pandemic spurred the pair to create walk-up concept Pizza Friendly Pizza, one of a growing number of new concepts in Chicago aimed at feeding demand for off-premises dining. Read the Chicago Tribune story here

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MJM adds Charlotte property to its NC Marriott lineup

Leading hotel management developer MJM Group recently opened its seventh Marriott brand hotel in North Carolina. Its new Courtyard by Marriott is the second hotel they’ve built in the Charlotte Steele Creek, NC market. Read the Travel Daily News International story here

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Kroger to power California bakery with solar

Kroger has unveiled a solar array on top of its 300,000-square-foot bakery facility in California, which makes baked goods for the grocer's banners Food 4 Less and Ralphs. The array uses nearly 3,000 solar panels to generate almost 1 megawatt of power, and was installed in partnership with REC Solar and the city of La Habra. Read the Progressive Grocer story here

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Sept. 22 debut set for Grand’s Gallery Tower in Las Vegas

The Downtown Grand has officially christened its latest expansion, Gallery Tower, named for the art program that will be displayed throughout the property. After 18 months of construction, the tower is accepting reservations for stays beginning Sept. 22. Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal story here

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$115M hotel-convention center advances in San Benito, Texas

The San Benito City Commission has approved a development agreement for the Rio Grande Valley Epicenter (RGVE), a $115 million hotel and convention center project. Read The Brownsville Herald story here

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