New $57M hotel in Washington started life as seminary

All around The Lodge at Saint Edward State Park are reminders that it was once a seminary, built in the 1930s to educate young men for the priesthood. Read The Seattle Times story here

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New plan for Minnesota Viking’s HQ area drops 2nd hotel

The updated plan for development at Viking Lakes, the area around the Minnesota Vikings' headquarters and practice facilities, nixes a second hotel, cuts out sustainability guidelines and adds four days for the city of Eagan to hold events on the plaza area. Read the Star Tribune story here

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Renovation underway at Waikiki’s Halekulani Hotel

The Halekulani Hotel, closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic and currently undergoing renovation, is slated to reopen Oct. 1. Read the Travel Weekly story here

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AC Hotel ready for business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Located in Sunrise, Florida,, the new 174-room AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise has completed. The eight-story project is located on the grounds of the Sawgrass Mills mall, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States, and is the first AC brand hotel in Broward County. Read the Building Design + Construction story here

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Hotel-convention center link eyed in Corpus Christi, Texas

Visit Corpus Christi is in talks to build a hotel that would connect to the American Bank Center. Experts, which the City of Corpus Christi eagerly wants to build and connect the hotel to the ABC. Read the KIII-TV story here

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$20M facelift coming to Hard Rock in Atlantic City, NJ

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has announced plans for a $20 million upgrade, including suite renovations and an improved beach bar. The makeover also will include more slots and table games, a new Starbucks and an unspecified "dining outlet," the firm said in a statement. Read the Courier-Post story here

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Memphian boutique hotel makes its debut

It’s a new beginning for Overton Square. The Memphian, a new hotel in the heart of Midtown, opened its doors to its first guests. Read the WREG-TV story here

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10-year-old California city will welcome first hotel

Eastvale, a young city that celebrated its 10th birthday a few months ago, is getting its first hotel. A $25 million, four-story, hotel with 120 large rooms, or suites, is rising on the city’s south side next to the 15 Freeway, just north of the sprawling SilverLakes sports complex in Norco. Read The Press-Enterprise story here

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Hyatt’s tommie Austin in Texas to debut in August

Austin gets another cool new hotel property this summer—tommie Austin, a JdV by Hyatt hotel, which will debut alongside the adjoined Thompson Austin. Read the Forbes story here

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Nevada City, California., welcomes National Exchange Hotel
The National Exchange Hotel in Nevada City has completed the remodel of the 165-year-old historic downtown building. City officials and dignitaries were given the first tours following a land recognition by members of the Nisenan. Read The Union story here
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