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11/16/2018

Robust lodging growth has taken place in Nashville, Tenn., since the opening of the $623 million Music City Center in 2013, an analysis of STR data shows. The number of hotels has increased by 20 to a total of 61, and revenue per available room rose to $180 from $111, with the latter jump second only to Maui, Hawaii, among US submarkets.

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11/16/2018

An economically and historically prominent agricultural crop for South Carolina is being honored by a new arrival in Mount Pleasant with the apt name Hotel Indigo. Management plans to carry the theme through, even though the 14-year-old affordable-luxury brand was created without connection to the region.

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11/16/2018

The Sleepbox Nap Lounge is opening its first US location soon in the Washington Dulles International Airport. Startup Sleepbox provides modular, soundproof sleeping pods.

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Travel Weekly
11/16/2018

Florida's Boca Raton Resort & Club resort dates back to 1926. Today, the sprawling resort has 1,047 guest rooms.

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11/16/2018

Shangri-La Hotels is tapping technology from Tencent to improve services. "We will strive to work with Tencent and integrate hardware with heartware," said Hui Kuok, chairman of Shangri-La Asia.

11/16/2018

The 45-key Heckfield Place has opened in Hampshire, England. Plans for the property were first announced in 2012.

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Robb Report
11/15/2018

The Dallas area boasted the third-largest number of hotel rooms under construction -- 6,223 -- among US metro areas last month, according to STR. Finishing those rooms would mean a 7% year-over-year increase, second only to New York City's 12%.

11/15/2018

Seven hotels under the La Quinta by Wyndham brand opened in the third quarter in five US states, raising that Wyndham Hotels & Resorts portfolio to nearly 900 properties. Wyndham also struck 10 La Quinta franchise agreements, nine of them new-construction, during the period.

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11/15/2018

The 15,000-square-foot Spa at Auberge Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will open by year's end. It will have outdoor cabanas, a fire pit and 14 treatment rooms.

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Haute Living online
11/15/2018

Skin care startup Atolla uses machine learning to pinpoint issues and generate product recommendations. The company is raising money on Kickstarter.

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TechCrunch