Travel & Hospitality
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1/24/2020

Noble Investment Group has purchased a hotel between downtown Charleston, S.C., and the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island beaches. The 133-key Hilton Garden Inn Charleston-Mount Pleasant is the third acquisition by the Atlanta-based hospitality group since late last year.

1/24/2020

The 93-room Brentwood Inn & Suites near the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has been sold for $18 million to a group with ties to the Jose Cuervo spirits company. The buyer, Miami-based Agave Holdings, also is affiliated with the backer of a major mixed-use project in Coral Gables, Fla.

1/24/2020

Alaska Airlines has adopted a new line of uniforms the company says are the first to be certified by Oeko-Tex for safety and sustainability. The line, created by Seattle designer Luly Yang, includes 90 pieces of clothing and accessories that respond to employee feedback for pockets and comfort. The uniforms will be rolled out through the year.

1/24/2020

American Airlines donated its last retired MD-80 aircraft to Lewis University. Students saw immediate benefit as they watched airline workers change out an engine that won't be staying with the plane. The donation gives the school a more modern aircraft with newer avionics for aviation maintenance students to work on.

1/24/2020

UPS plans to train 130,000 delivery drivers to spot sex trafficking victims. "It's not just about our employees, but it's truly about our community," UPS' Danelle McCusker Rees said, adding: "This issue impacts everyone."

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WGCL-TV (Atlanta)
1/24/2020

Pittsburgh International Airport has pledged to the "2030 Challenge" with goals to reduce emissions and energy and water use by 50% in the coming decade. It is the first airport in the world to take on that challenge, in conjunction with its terminal modernization plans.

1/24/2020

United Airlines is contributing $25 million to a $44 million upgrade for restrooms at Newark Liberty International Airport. The redesign project is part of $80 million in restroom upgrades at airports run by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which is footing the rest of the bill.

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NJBIZ (New Jersey)
1/24/2020

Progress continues on Memphis International Airport's $245 million renovation project. The airport posted photos of ongoing construction, which began in January 2019 and is expected to take two years to complete.

1/24/2020

The Gaming Standards Association is putting "International" in front of its name to better reflect its global role in advising the gaming industry on electronic gaming machine technology and digital infrastructure. The organization, which has offices in North America, Europe, Japan and Macao, will host an educational seminar in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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GGRAsia (Macao)
1/24/2020

More and more of the ultra-wealthy are turning to hotels' "branded residences." About 65,000 such homes now exist around the world, Savills reports.

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