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U.S. Hotel Construction Up 6.8% in January

STR’s hotel pipeline data for the U.S. showed 1,615 projects accounting for 208,807 rooms in construction as of the end of January 2020. This represented a 6.8% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the development pipeline. “The industry is...

Midas Hotel Fund Invests in Milwaukee Property

Midas Hospitality—a leading hotel development, management and investment firm—recently acquired Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, which is ideally situated directly on the RiverWalk. This “different by design” hotel from Marriott is located at 1230 Old World Third St. and offers 160 tech-forward rooms with five meeting rooms...

Fort Collins is to Receive a Duel-Branded Hotel in Fall 2020

Hart Hotels, an Omaha hotel development company, is planning a 98-room dual-branded hotel at Johnstown’s 2534 development in Fort, Collins Colorado.  This developer is building a Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites hotel, and it is expected to open in the fall of 2020. The hotel...

Muckleshoot Casino Sets 2022 Reveal for Resort Opening

With 20,000 Square-feet of Technologically Advanced Function Space On the cusp of its 25th anniversary, Muckleshoot Casino is setting its vision firmly on the next quarter-century to come. After starting in a humble tent, the Pacific Northwest’s largest gaming destination will soon reach a milestone...

Long-Anticipated Salt Lake Convention Center Hotel Breaks Ground

After extensive planning, Visit Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, Portman Holdings and Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the plans, timeline and details of the long-awaited and much-anticipated Salt Lake convention center hotel during a groundbreaking ceremony held Friday, January 10, at the Salt Palace Convention...

MJM Group Opens New Aloft Charlotte Airport Hotel

Leading hotel developer MJM Group recently opened its sixth Marriott brand hotel in North Carolina.  Its new Aloft Charlotte Airport hotel is the first Aloft to be built in City Park Charlotte, a 150-acre community that includes residential, retail and offices surrounded by a...

Hotel Planned for Downtown Journal Star Site

A new hotel is planned to be built at the Lincoln Journals Star’s downtown production building north of Q Street, between 9th and 10th Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska. Drury Development has a contract to buy the site and plans to close next month and develop...

A New Loews Hotel is Being Planned for Arlington

The developers at Loews Hotels and Co. and The Cordish Companies are planning a new 888-room hotel and convention center, with an apartment complex attached to Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.  Loews Hotels will break ground on this new Arlington hotel in the city’s...