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10/19/2018

Tribal Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Mich., has installed facial recognition software for a pilot program with VSBLTY to gather data on "dwell time," gender, age and emotions, as well as recognize objects of interest and weapons. The software aims "to create a virtual perimeter around the casino floor to analyze player behaviors, further gamify player engagement, all while augmenting security operations to make Gun Lake even safer," VSBLTY CEO Jay Hutton says.

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10/19/2018

The Mashantucket Pequot tribe has filed an appeal over a federal court ruling that prevented a joint venture casino in Connecticut. US District Judge Rudolph Contreras said in his dismissal last month that competitor MGM has the right to intervene in any follow-up appeal.

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10/19/2018

IHG has signed off on the development of the Regent Kuala Lumpur to open in 2021. "I'm confident that our impressive new positioning and brand identity will allow us to continue to take the brand to the world's best destinations and help position Regent as a real leader within luxury hospitality," said IHG CEO Keith Barr.

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10/19/2018

Hilton occupies the No. 2 spot on Fortune's latest list of the best workplaces in the world. Hyatt ranked 14th out of the 25 companies making the cut.

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10/19/2018

"The Small Luxury Cookbook Volume 3" was released this month, and it contains recipes from Small Luxury Hotels of the World member properties.

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10/19/2018

A developer is proposing a hotel-condo development in the Turtle Creek section of Dallas. The luxury property would have 175 hotel rooms and 82 residential units.

10/19/2018

Enso Ango bills itself as the first "dispersed" hotel in Japan, as the property is spread among five separate buildings in Kyoto. The separation helps guests immerse themselves in the city.

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10/18/2018

You can prevent meetings from disrupting your day by determining if you need to attend, whether the information could be exchanged electronically or if someone else could go in your place, writes Scott Matteson. If attendance is required, hold fast to the agenda and keep yourself on schedule by lining up your meetings consecutively, he writes.

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10/18/2018

Luxury camping, aka glamping, is once again a popular trend offering high-end travelers authentic experiences. This trend has led to the formation of several glamping destinations, including Costa Rica's Nayara Tented Camp and the One&Only resort in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

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10/18/2018

More people are using agents despite the ubiquity of the internet, because agents can provide travel perks and help save time, Tammy Levent writes. Families, upscale travelers and millennials are most likely to turn to agents for their travel needs.

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