Hospitality
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2/19/2018

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.

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USA Today
2/19/2018

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.

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2/19/2018

Revenue per available room spiked by 626% in Minnesota's Twin Cities market over Super Bowl weekend. Occupancy in Minneapolis hit 99%.

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Hotel News Now
2/19/2018

Graduate Hotels is planning to open more than two dozen boutique properties in US college towns, adding to the 10 properties already in its portfolio. Each Graduate property is tailored to the local university.

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CNBC
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Graduate Hotels
2/19/2018

Insiders say the hotel industry retains solid fundamentals even as growth slows. "Slow-but-steady growth is the 'new normal,' " said Michael Bellisario of Baird Equity Research.

2/19/2018

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.

2/19/2018

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.

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TravelPulse
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Kimpton
2/19/2018

Oregon's Portland Design Commission has approved a 197-key boutique hotel by Graves Hospitality.

2/19/2018

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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Travel Market Report
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Irma, Maria, Irma
2/16/2018

After decades of dullness that obscured their grandiose history, hotel bars have made a comeback in ambience, cocktail creativity and menu appeal. Top mixologists give their take on the evolution of the amenity.

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VinePair