Development


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    Retrieved from Marriott Bonvoy on July 12, 2024
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    Marriott opens dual-brand hotel in Colorado

    With the combination SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites, Marriott joins a growing list of hotel companies betting on the dual-brand concept.

    By July 12, 2024
  • Marriott International is expanding its luxury JW Marriott brand, including in Reston, Virginia.
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    Courtesy of Crescent Hotels & Resorts
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    JW Marriott brand expands amid company’s luxury push

    With JW Marriott hotels underway in Reston, Virginia, and downtown Detroit, Marriott continues to make the luxury segment a “top priority.”

    By July 12, 2024
  • Wyndham Hotels & Resorts opened the inaugural Echo Suites hotel in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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    Wyndham opens first Echo Suites, plots extended stay growth

    The Spartanburg, South Carolina, hotel will be followed by other brand openings this year, as Wyndham looks to capitalize on increased demand generated by infrastructure projects.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Permission granted by Sarah Wilson
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    Extended stay brand LivAway Suites expands in Maine, Utah

    The growing flag will open in areas with notable job growth, as employees lean on extended stay hotels for temporary housing.

    By July 10, 2024
  • DJ Kygo's global live events business Palm Tree Crew will open the “music-focused” Palm Tree Club in Miami.
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    Courtesy of Palm Tree Crew
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    DJ to open ‘music-focused’ experiential hotel in Miami

    Kygo’s global live events business will replace Shuckers Waterfront Grill & Hotel with the 118-suite Palm Tree Club, merging the energy of a music festival with laid-back hospitality.

    By July 1, 2024
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago completed a $150 million renovation, touching the guest rooms.
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    Courtesy of Hyatt
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    Hyatt Regency Chicago wraps $150M renovation, awaits further upgrades

    The guest rooms and two ballrooms were revamped, and more changes are on the horizon for the city’s largest hotel.

    By June 28, 2024
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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.

    By June 20, 2024
  • 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.

    By June 20, 2024
  • Romer House Waikiki, the first adults-only hotel on Hawaii’s Oahu Island, is officially open.
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    Courtesy of REM Public Relations
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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.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts
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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.

    By June 14, 2024
  • Choice Hotels' Everhome Suites Lexington North has opened.
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    Courtesy of Choice Hotels International
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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.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Courtesy of Hard Rock International
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    Hard Rock’s Reverb brand is heading to Arizona

    The 195-room, $60 million Reverb by Hard Rock Scottsdale — a music-focused property designed to foster creativity and connection — will open in 2026.

    By June 6, 2024
  • Marriott launched the midscale brand Project Mid-T by Marriott at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.
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    Courtesy of Marriott International
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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.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Courtesy of Project HQ
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    SBE unveils details for ‘smart lifestyle’ brand Project HQ

    Project HQ will open its first U.S. location in Detroit, with plans to expand further across the Sun Belt in a bid to attract millennial, Gen Z and Latinx audiences.

    By June 3, 2024
  • An apartment with a kitchen next to a bed and a sofa.
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    Permission granted by Riaz Capital
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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.

    By Mary Salmonsen • May 31, 2024
  • Gale Miami Hotel & Residences will open June 1.
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    Courtesy of Gale Miami Hotel & Residences
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    Gale Miami opens luxury hotel, residences in city’s downtown

    The mixed-use project, featuring a convention center, will cater to “strong demand from worldwide travelers” to the South Florida market.

    By May 31, 2024
  • New York City skyline
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    StockByM via Getty Images
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    New York leads top 50 US markets for most hotels under construction

    The market’s pipeline includes a “noteworthy amount” of conversions, tracking with other cities across the country, according to Lodging Econometrics.

    By May 30, 2024
  • Aerial photo of a resort along the Oahu coast.
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    Host Hotels buys Hawaii’s Turtle Bay Resort for $725M

    The 450-room resort will be rebranded under Marriott's Ritz-Carlton flag amid high travel demand on Oahu.

    By May 30, 2024
  • A 1,000-room hotel operated by Omni Hotel & Resorts could soon anchor the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
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    Courtesy of Omni Hotel & Resorts
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    Omni Hotels & Resorts to invest $500M in New Orleans convention hotel

    Local travel pros expect the 1,000-room property adjacent to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to set the city apart as a meetings and events destination.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Retrieved from Marriott on May 24, 2024
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    McKibbon Hospitality expands in North Carolina with dual-branded, lifestyle hotels

    Openings this summer include the first-ever dual-branded Tempo by Hilton and Homewood Suites property, as well as Moxy Asheville.

    By May 24, 2024
  • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Orlando will offer family-focused amenities.
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    Courtesy of Lion Star Hospitality
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    Family-friendly Nickelodeon-branded resort coming to Orlando in 2026

    The more than 400-key Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Orlando will offer kid-focused amenities, catering to increased travel demand in the Florida market.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Courtesy of Hilton
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    Spark by Hilton brand goes abroad less than 1 year after first hotel opening

    The conversion brand already has a presence in 30 U.S. markets as the “cost-effective” property type fuels Hilton’s pipeline growth.

    By May 22, 2024
  • A strategic partnership between Mohari Hospitality and Weller Development will bolster development of Six Senses Napa.
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    Courtesy of Weller Development Partners
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    Strategic partnership spurs $2.5B in luxury hospitality development

    Mohari Hospitality and Weller Development Partners will develop resort and branded residential properties across North America, including one of the first Six Senses in the U.S.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Courtesy of Marriott International
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    Marriott expands Moxy Hotels brand in Colorado, Florida

    Moxy St. Pete and Moxy Boulder will open later this summer.

    By May 20, 2024
  • A guitar-shaped building is lit up in purple on the Strip.
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    Courtesy of Hard Rock International
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    The Mirage to close in preparation for Hard Rock’s Vegas rebrand

    The resort will shut its doors for nearly three years as Hard Rock works to “change the Las Vegas skyline.”

    By May 16, 2024