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Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Could Bring New Concerns to Arizona Hospitality Industry

Group warns of drop in number of travelers amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic While winter generally brings relief for the hospitality industry, there are also possible signs of trouble this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. FOX 10’s Steve Nielsen reports. PHOENIX – Winter is coming, and that’s usually a …

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City Council Approves Laura Street Trio Incentive Package

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday night approved a $ 26.67 million taxpayer fundraising program that paves the way for the restoration of the historic Laura Street Trio. The vote was 16 to 1 in favor of the loan package that will help the SouthEast Development Group convert …

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“We are doing all we can” to help the evacuees from the KNP complex

Note to readers: We have made this story free as a vital public service for our communities in the foothills. If you can, help fuel local journalism. Subscribe to the Visalia Times-Delta. Your support goes a long way to helping us provide you with meaningful and in-depth coverage. As the …

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It’s time for hotel finance teams to reassess their budget drivers

By Jill Wilder As we all know, budgeting for 2022 will present some challenges. Without a crystal ball, we will have to use our knowledge to find new ways to plan our future. While historic pilots have helped hoteliers in previous years with their future planning, it’s a whole new …

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Apple Hospitality REIT acquires Aloft Portland, Maine

RICHMOND, Virginia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (the “Company” or “Apple Hospitality”) today announced the acquisition of the 157-room Aloft Hotel on the downtown waterfront of Portland, Maine (the “Hotel”) for a total purchase price of $ 51.2 million, or approximately $ 326,000 per key. …

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US Open: how Murphy Jensen continues to make a difference

The US Open has many memories for Murphy Jensen, who has attended the tournament every year since he was 15 and has seen his older brother Luke play in the junior competition. Jensen, who spent two years at USC, built his own career, highlighted by teaming up with Luke to …

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COVID’s Impact on Hotel Industry Won’t Last Long: Indian School of Hospitality CEO

Hospitality education is undergoing a transformation as COVID-19 required a blend of contactless technologies with personalized service. In an interview, Dilip Puri, founder and CEO of the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) and former managing director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts South Asia, said the impact of COVID-19 on the …

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Economic oddity: record job vacancies and many unemployed people

WASHINGTON — The disconnect is shocking: Across the United States, employers desperate to fill jobs have posted a record number of job postings. They also raise salaries and offer bonuses to people who accept job offers or recruit their friends. And yet millions more Americans are out of work compared …

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Long Beach may take the next step soon to move Queen Mary to Harbor Department – Press Telegram

Long Beach may soon take another step towards handing over control of the Queen Mary and the 40 acres of surrounding parks, cruise terminals and parking lots to the Port Department, with city council due to vote next week on whether to begin negotiations on how which would work. . …

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Onmi Hotel Boston boosts city’s hotel market crippled by coronavirus pandemic

The largest hotel to launch in Boston since the mid-1980s opens next week in a market decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. The hope is that this sprawling spectacle of a building could help spur the recovery. “This hotel will serve as a destination for the city of Boston,” Omni Hotels …

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