Hospitality
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2/16/2018

Nuvola bills itself as data-driven guest management software that promises to modernize dated systems, especially those still relying on pen and paper. The first iteration of the software was launched in 2012, with founder and CEO Juan Carlos Abello selling it door-to-door.

2/16/2018

Siren Hotel, the Shinola Hotel and the Element Detroit Hotel are all slated to open in Detroit this year. A new project near Little Caesars Arena would bring 100 rooms to an eight-story building in the city's Cass Corridor.

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Shinola Hotel
2/16/2018

A luxury hotel designed by British visualization studio The Boundary with mostly concrete is being planned for an undisclosed location in Arizona's Sonoran Desert. Exposed concrete will be used throughout the retreat, which could cost an estimated $15 million to build.

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Dezeen
2/16/2018

South Korea's Seoul Dragon City, which opened in the fall, features four AccorHotels properties and 1,700 guest rooms.

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Seoul Dragon City, AccorHotels
2/15/2018

Contrary to rumors, China's Anbang Insurance Group Co. does not plan to sell New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, according to the CEO of the hotel's manager, Hilton Worldwide Holdings. Anbang is said to be selling assets under pressure from its government, but Christopher Nassetta said the company is proceeding with conversion of some Waldorf Astoria rooms to luxury condos.

2/15/2018

IBM is suing former Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre for allegedly violating a noncompete agreement by taking the same job at Microsoft. IBM argues McIntyre is taking "trade secrets" to Microsoft, saying she has vast knowledge of IBM's diversity and inclusion practices.

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Quartz
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IBM, McIntyre, Microsoft
2/15/2018

The Tucson University Park Hotel in Arizona has struck a 20-year franchise deal with Marriott Hotels after a year of independence. Georgia-based owner Atrium Holdings had a 20-year franchise agreement with Marriott following the 250-room hotel's opening in 1996.

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Marriott Hotels
2/15/2018

An interactive bar top with eerie high-tech graphics highlights a new nighttime-oriented watering hole coming Feb. 23 to the Hotel Epik in San Francisco. Called Nokturnal, the venture is the latest by consultancy The Tonic Nightlife Group.

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Eater
2/15/2018

Preserved religious items share space with edgy design touches in the Line, a Washington, D.C., hotel which was originally the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The neoclassical structure built in 1912 was unoccupied for nearly a quarter of a century before New York-based Sydell Group bought it five years ago.

2/15/2018

Great food, plenty of activities, local color, unusual amenities and tech-savvy, convenient rooms are the five hotel features business guests demand most, according to online booking company Upside Travel. The firm cites several hotels as standouts for delivering these perks.