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2/20/2020

More than 10 million people had personal information exposed by a data breach last year at MGM Resorts International, according to the cybersecurity firm Under the Breach. MGM reported the breach Wednesday and gave no figure as to those affected but said that sensitive information such as credit card numbers was not involved.

2/20/2020

AAA's 2020 Five Diamond designation has been bestowed on six new hotels in Boston; Los Angeles; Mexico; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Five diamonds indicate properties that "consistently exceed expectations by providing their guests highly personalized, memorable experiences," AAA's Stacy Barber says.

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TravelPulse
2/20/2020

Agency Eleven created an augmented reality Instagram filter for Black History Month that superimposes figures from ancient and traditional African cultures, such as the Yoruba religion, on users' faces before finding their match. The initiative was conceived by copywriter Dotun Bello, who emigrated in 2015 to the US from Nigeria.

2/20/2020

An 11-story tower may be added to the historic Seelbach Hilton Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky. The joint owners, Louisville-based Musselman Hotels Management and Rockbridge Capital of Columbus, Ohio, say they also plan extensive upgrades to the hotel, one of the city's largest.

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2/20/2020

Industry observers say the forthcoming theme park at Universal Orlando Resort should give rise to thousands of new hotel rooms in the vicinity. Development already is brewing in the area around Universal's Epic Universe and its ancillary hotels, with a $605 million Orange County Convention Center expansion highlighting the pipeline.

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Universal Orlando Resort
2/20/2020

The Grand Hyatt at SFO is an opulent example of the rise of airport hotels as distinctive accommodations and not merely convenient stopovers. Soundproofed rooms, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and cosmopolitan cuisine are among the San Francisco property's draws.

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Forbes
2/20/2020

With flights directly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, no longer banned, John O'Ceallaigh set up camp in the Four Seasons, the city's only luxury resort property. He says the interior decor is a bit dated but the customer service, snorkeling offerings and Sinai Blues dive center are amazing.

2/20/2020

Public bathrooms in New York City -- when you can find them -- have always been a dicey choice. However, a curbside kiosk bathroom in Midtown's Greeley Square Park has received a $600,000 update, making it a welcome respite in more ways than one, Winnie Hu writes.

2/20/2020

A new cookbook called "Rage Baking" has come under fire for not crediting Tangerine Jones, a black woman who has pushed back against racial injustice with the phrase "rage baking" for years. The book encourages women to resist and protest through baking but usurped the movement from its original context of race.

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Eater
2/20/2020

Maria Cardenas, Elvia Huerta and Rosario Rios are three taqueras fighting to survive and make a name for themselves in a male-dominated taco industry. Although there are many high-profile taqueros, women haven't received the same attention despite a long history of taqueras selling food to survive.