Hotels worldwide are offering rooms based on popular cartoon characters. Examples include a Mario Brothers-themed room at the Langham Melbourne in Australia and a Barbie-themed room at Double Tree by Hilton in Denver.
Yotel is delving into a new market segment with YotelPad, whose accommodations can also be used as residential or short-term rentals. The company plans to open YotelPads in Switzerland, Dubai, Miami and Park City, Utah.
Revenue per available room spiked by 626% in Minnesota's Twin Cities market over Super Bowl weekend. Occupancy in Minneapolis hit 99%.
California saw $6.2 billion in hotel deals last year, including a record $1.67 billion in Los Angeles County. Strong deal flow in the state appears to be continuing, an Atlas Hospitality Group report indicates.
Kimpton has taken the sixth spot on the annual 100 Best Companies to Work For rankings by Fortune. Kimpton is the first hospitality company to be listed in the top 10.
Oregon's Portland Design Commission has approved a 197-key boutique hotel by Graves Hospitality.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association says around half of hotels in destinations impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria have reopened. Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and St. Martin were all affected.
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