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  • Charlotte, North Carolina, had 67 hotel projects, or 7,772 rooms, in its Q1 hotel construction pipeline.
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    HITEC host city Charlotte saw strong conversion activity in Q1

    A significant portion of the North Carolina market’s hotel development pipeline comprised conversions in the quarter, according to Lodging Econometrics.

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    Courtesy of Marriott International
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    Marriott teams up with Starbucks in latest loyalty play

    Marriott Bonvoy and Starbucks Rewards members can link accounts to earn points redeemable toward both room nights and free coffee, as Marriott expands offerings for its 203 million members.

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    Courtesy of Jeff Marsh via Wild Spring Dunes
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    Dream Golf extends resort collection to East Texas

    The 2,400-acre Wild Spring Dunes will feature accommodations, home sites and multiple golf courses.

  • The Biden administration signed into law legislation that gives TikTok owner ByteDance one year to sell the platform or face a nationwide ban.
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    How a TikTok ban could impact hotel marketing efforts

    Hospitality industry pros share what hotels stand to lose from a potential ban as well as alternative hotel marketing strategies to consider.

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    Courtesy of Common Thread Hotels
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    PRG Hospitality Group rebrands to Common Thread Hotels

    The move reflects a new company ethos for the boutique hotel operator.

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    Why choosing a hotel is tougher than buying a car — and how AI can help

    Accenture’s Emily Weiss spoke with Susibu about the plight of "over inspiration" and how hoteliers can use technology to cut through the noise and build brand loyalty.

  • Romer House Waikiki, the first adults-only hotel on Hawaii’s Oahu Island, is officially open.
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    Highgate opens first adults-only hotel on Oahu

    The boutique Romer House Waikiki will target the travelers-without-kids demographic on the island, according to Highgate Hawaii President Kelly Sanders.

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    Opinion

    The US has a severe labor shortage. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help.

    Updating the federal tax credit could provide a solution to the hotel industry’s ongoing labor shortage, which persists despite some hoteliers raising wages and improving benefits.

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    IHG’s Kimpton to restore Hawaii’s Coco Palms resort

    The property will be IHG Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in Hawaii belonging to its growing luxury and lifestyle portfolio.

  • Hotel Equities appointed Aik Hong Tan as chief investment officer.
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    Hotel Equities names Aik Hong Tan chief investment officer

    The appointment comes less than a month after the hotel management company made other C-suite and executive leadership changes.

  • The Eastern facade of the United States Capitol Building, with the House of the Representative's stair.
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    House of Representatives passes law to regulate hidden hotel fees

    Hospitality organizations including AHLA and AAHOA support the anti-“junk fee” legislation, which would create a unified standard for displaying mandatory fees across the lodging sector.

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    Opinion

    3 ways hotels can streamline operations this summer

    As the busy season ramps up, hoteliers should consider strategies for keeping their workflows streamlined and their guests safe.

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    Canary Technologies raises $50M to accelerate AI hotel solutions

    The Series C funding will go toward helping hoteliers modernize their tech stacks and improve the guest experience as “enthusiasm” for AI grows, according to company President SJ Sawhney.

  • Choice Hotels' Everhome Suites Lexington North has opened.
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    Choice Hotels bets on extended stay with Everhome opening, development

    With Everhome Suites Lexington North in Kentucky, the midscale brand has four properties open and dozens more in the pipeline.

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    LuxUrban Hotels names new CEO

    Robert Arigo will take over the beleaguered company, which has “much work to do” following legal troubles.

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    Hotel conversions take top spot in adaptive reuse

    Over 151,000 units converted from other building uses are in progress across the country — of which 34,000 are coming from hospitality.

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    Hotel employment rose in May, but owners’ labor woes remained

    The accommodations sector added 700 jobs in the month, but many hoteliers still can’t fill open positions even with increased wages, according to AHLA.

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    Pyramid Global Hospitality expands luxury lifestyle, resort portfolios

    The hotel management company has added 12 properties in markets including Florida, Arizona and Maryland to its roster in 2024 alone.

  • Choice Hotels International relaunched the upper upscale lifestyle brand Radisson Blu.
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    How Choice Hotels is revamping Radisson brands amid upscale push

    Choice execs Philipp Mirow and Indy Adenaw share details about the new conversion-friendly Radisson brand and upper upscale lifestyle flag Radisson Blu.

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    Sofitel workers in DC narrowly vote to decertify union

    Workers at the Sofitel Lafayette Square previously claimed parent company Accor and property owner Brookfield Asset Management were engaging in union busting.

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    Why TGI Fridays expects hotels to be a growth channel

    The full-service chain, which opened a unit inside Hilton Garden Inn in Hollywood, California, says converting generic restaurants inside hotels decreases time and cost to develop.

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    LuxUrban Hotels continues leadership shakeups amid lawsuit woes

    Michael James will take over as CFO and Alexander Lombardo will join the board of directors as the beleaguered hospitality company works to overcome setbacks.

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    Las Vegas led top 25 US markets for events volume growth in May: Knowland

    The market outpaced Oahu Island, Hawaii, which saw increased events volume in the month from weddings as well as education and consulting events.

  • Marriott launched the midscale brand Project Mid-T by Marriott at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.
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    Marriott development execs talk new US midscale brand Project Mid-T

    Marriott’s Noah Silverman and Diana Plazas-Trowbridge share details about the newly launched transient, conversion-focused brand.

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    Business travel ‘major boost’ to US economy: report

    Business travel supported more than 600,000 accommodations jobs in 2022 and contributed to a significant number of hotel stays, according to the Global Business Travel Association.