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5/27/2020

US hotel rooms under construction reached record levels of 215,000 in March and 220,000 in April while the industry suffered its worst downturn on record, STR reports. The pandemic will reverse the trend eventually, says STR's Jan Freitag, but the slowdown won't necessarily be drastic.

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Skift
5/27/2020

The Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel has tweaked its tradition of service to the East Boston YMCA by supplying a hot meal each week to the staff there. The donation through the hotel's restaurant, Connolly's Publik House, compensates for the pandemic-caused cancellation of the fundraising breakfast the Hilton hosts annually for the Y.

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Connolly
5/27/2020

Visions Spa Salon in Novi, Mich., is eagerly awaiting an end of the current stay at home order, set to expire June 12. The spa is preparing for the reopening with social distancing markers in place and touchless temperature screening.

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WXYZ-TV (Detroit)
5/27/2020

Luxury consumers will be seeking privacy in their travels and will strive to find deeper meaning with their trips rather than satisfy idle curiosity, various travel insiders say. Less-traveled and more natural destinations are likely to take center stage, as are expectations for sanctuary-style privacy and safe wellness offerings.

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Singapore Tatler
5/27/2020

Keeping a healthy distance from other travelers is likely to be important to luxury travelers, some of whom are renting tricked-out RVs for solitary vacations. Others are turning to locations such as New Mexico's 550,000-acre Vermejo resort, which allows natural pursuits and easy social distancing, and Utah's 600-acre, ultra-luxe Amangiri, where not all of its 34 suites will be booked and where wellness staff can provide gloved, masked massages.

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Reuters
5/27/2020

Ten nongaming hotels in Las Vegas stand ready to take in tourists who show signs of the coronavirus and are turned away by resorts. The state Gaming Control Board issued guidance regarding the move in conjunction with the University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

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University Medical Center
5/27/2020

Noni Salon Boutique & Spa in Encinitas, Calif., is reopening amid a slowdown in the coronavirus pandemic. "We're really excited to get back to work," said owner Tawnya Proctor.

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KUSI-TV (San Diego)
5/27/2020

Sun Esthetics and Spa has opened for business in Shelby County, Ala. Facials, permanent makeup, microblading and eyebrow treatments along with hairstyling are all on the menu.

5/27/2020

Nail artist Lucy Tucker, who counts Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Jessica Biel among her clients, shares summer nail trends.

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Glamour online
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Selena Gomez
5/27/2020

Statistics such as a 200% increase in late-summer bookings for Las Vegas fly in the face of recent travel predictions that consumers will stay away from large crowds. Carolyn Corda recommends analyzing various data points related to specific areas to get a better read on what actually may transpire.