Hospitality
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10/20/2017

The Hutton Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., has transformed extra space into guestrooms for songwriters. Country singer Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder served as design consultants.

10/20/2017

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. of Richmond, Va., has acquired the Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Waterfront hotel in Maine for an undisclosed price. The five-story hotel has an assessed value of $15.5 million.

10/20/2017

Brooklyn, N.Y., is joining Manhattan as a pod hotel site with next week's scheduled opening of Pod BK in the Williamsburg neighborhood. With their compact rooms, minimalist design and affordable prices, microhotels are growing in popularity with younger travelers.

10/20/2017

The recent hurricanes have taken a toll on InterContinental's Americas business. IHG noted a slowdown in growth of revenue per available room for the third quarter.

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10/20/2017

Lightfoot Travel co-founder Lucy Jackson says her company overlays "pared-back authenticity" with "highly personalized service that you couldn't find elsewhere." She says experiential travel "is going beyond visiting some place; it's about becoming immersed in the country, tapping into the local culture, seeking out new and exciting authentic experiences, connecting meaningfully with the community, and developing a rich knowledge and understanding -- not just about your surroundings, but also about yourself."

10/20/2017

Curacity is seeking to "force a new conversation between hotels and OTAs as to where demand originates and what entity deserves the financial credit," says CEO Mike Keriakos. The company helps hotels measure the connection between online content and bookings.

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10/20/2017

Beginning in 2019, Marriott will roll out a trio of 600-foot Ritz-Carlton yachts, each one taking up to 298 people in 149 suites.

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10/20/2017

Developer Noel Sutton plans to create the nine-room Viceroy Hotel, renovating a three-story building in Buffalo, N.Y.

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10/20/2017

The Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel is on track to open Nov. 1 in Charlotte, N.C. The property features 217 guest rooms.

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10/20/2017

The 188-key and 10-suite Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa is opening as the company's first hotel in Sri Lanka.