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Hilton Signs 9 Mexican Properties

January 13, 2017 by douloff

MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton has signed nine properties in Mexico representing a number of brands, it was announced Jan. 11. These newly announced properties contribute nearly 1,200 rooms to the hotel company’s pipeline and will join the portfolio of more than 45

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Hilton Opens in China’s Mount Sanqing National Park

January 12, 2017 by douloff

SHANGRAO, China and MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton announced last month the opening of Hilton Sanqingshan Resort in China’s Mount Sanqing National Park. The property’s 372 guestrooms and suites feature French windows that provide unobstructed mountain views. In-room amenities include 42- to

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Aloft Opens Second Hotel in Taipei

January 12, 2017 by douloff

TAIPEI — Marriott International has opened Aloft Taipei Beitou Hotel, the brand’s second property in Taiwan’s capital, it was announced Jan. 5. The 292-room hotel’s loft-inspired rooms and suites are equipped with SPG Keyless check-in system where guests can use

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Nashville’s Convention Centre Adding Space

January 11, 2017 by douloff
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A construction project of almost $20 million at The Music City Center will add a food and beverage outlet and expand the exhibit hall and Davidson Ballroom concourse space, it was announced Jan. 5. The expansion will add 5,000

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Lake Lucerne Resort Opening this Summer

January 9, 2017 by douloff
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LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND — Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne is accepting bookings for incentive groups for March and will be open to other guests by June, it was announced last month. For meetings and events, the resort’s 23,762-square-foot conference centre will feature up-to-date

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Update: What’s New in Las Vegas

January 8, 2017 by douloff
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LAS VEGAS — Here’s an update on the latest news of renovated hotels, new restaurants and new attractions in Las Vegas, announced last month. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas introduced the first phase of a $13 million refresh

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IHG Opens First Dual-Branded Property in Canada

January 6, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO – InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the 77-room Candlewood Suites and 137-room Holiday Inn Express property near the West Edmonton Mall, the company’s first dual-branded property in Canada, it was announced Jan. 3. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites

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Hilton to Open in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2019

January 6, 2017 by douloff

TBILISI, Georgia & MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton plans to introduce its Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to the capital of Georgia with the signing of a management agreement with Granat LLC, it was announced last month. In early 2019, the

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Lavelle’s Breakfast of Champions

January 4, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Soon after it opened last year, on downtown Toronto’s King Street West, Lavelle became the It Spot, and its rooftop restaurant and swimming pool/deck were jammed day and night with a trendy and beautiful crowd. During the film festival, the

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Miraval Group to Develop Wellness Resort in Texas

January 4, 2017 by douloff
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NEW YORK — Miraval Group has acquired the 220-acre Travaasa Austin Resort in the Hill Country of Texas, which it will redevelop and expand into a 120-room destination wellness resort, its first in Texas and the South, it was announced

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JW Marriott Opens on Florida’s Marco Island

January 3, 2017 by douloff
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MARCO ISLAND, FLA. — Following a $320 million renovation, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa has converted to a 726-room JW Marriott property, it was announced Dec. 3. “This brand conversion brings to fruition years of

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Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Restaurant Closing Jan. 2

January 3, 2017 by douloff

VANCOUVER — ORU Cuisine at Fairmont Pacific Rim will permanently close its doors following breakfast service on Jan. 2, it was announced last month. Replacing ORU Cuisine will be a new restaurant, to be unveiled in spring, that will be