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Editorial: Building more hotels reflects good foresight
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Negative perceptions about the rest of Africa has retarded hotel development across a wide band of countries below the Sahara. Being closer to the wealthy clientele in Europe has traditionally also given North Africa an edge. The survey showed that the …

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Aloft Jakarta Simatupang Announced for 2020
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Aloft Jakarta Simatupang will mark the third Aloft brand pipeline hotel in Jakarta behind the 140-key Aloft Jakarta Kebon Jeruk (September 2017) and the 160-key Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim (December 2017). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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Number of new African hotel developments surges
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SA occupies ninth spot in terms of planned hotel development on the continent, with about 2,058 rooms across 11 hotels in the pipeline. City Lodge Hotels said it was constructing a 169-room hotel in Nairobi, scheduled to be opened in the second quarter …

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Hotel owners look to termination clauses as market tightens
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"With many institutional investors and investment funds getting into the regional hotel development space, who typically have shorter holding periods, we believe that the termination clause is likely to become an important discussion point between …

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Starwood Hotels' Reimagined Extended-Stay Element Brand Gains Significant …
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“Element is seeing tremendous success as conditions for new hotel development continue to improve and owners and developers embrace the versatile brand's emphasis on smart, sustainable living,” said Allison Reid, Senior Vice President of North America …

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Africa's Hotel Room Numbers Surge
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The 2016 survey provides a full picture of hotel development across the continent – 36 hotel chains and 86 brands with more than 64 000 rooms in 365 hotels. The inaugural survey was completed in 2009. In that year, there were 19 international and …

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New 240-room Kruger hotel approved
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Phillips says the new hotel development is in line with the peripheral development policy, which allows for development on the outskirts of the park rather than within the park, where there is greater risk of ecological impact. "The geographical …

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Latest:Environmentalist warns destroying natural resources could harm tourism
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Martin referenced a situation in Dominica where an investor received 15 acres of land in the national park for hotel development. The environmentalist who said he has more than 20 years' experience as a hotelier, pointed out that this is just one of …

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ONYX Hospitality Group Announces Expansion Plans at the Arabian Travel Market …
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With Singapore Hospitality Holdings' experience in hotel development and ONYX's management expertise, this partnership will strengthen the growth of these two brands and create new opportunities for further expansion. Amari Koh Samui – Reopened 1 …

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Downtown gets big property value boost in 2016 thanks to new development …
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New developments brought $130 million in new tax base to Milwaukee's downtown area, and values of some existing offices went up significantly when the city released its 2016 property assessments this month. The annual update in property values brought …

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Planning committee takes a look Wednesday
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The hotel development also is expected to include a stand-alone Starbucks and Keg Steakhouse. The 100-room hotel and two restaurants are expected to create at least 100 full- and part-time jobs. A public planning meeting on the proposal was held in …

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All-suite Hilton headed for hotel-hungry Sarasota
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Hotel-starved Sarasota may get a new 109-room Hilton Homes2 Suites hotel near both Sarasota-Bradenton international Airport and the University of South Florida's Sarasota-Manatee campus. The planned all-suite hotel development site at 8260 N. Tamiami …

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Thousands of hotel rooms in the pipeline as Arabian Travel Market opens in Dubai
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“Comparatively speaking, investor sentiment has been cautious this year, which is slowing down the development process, mostly among the smaller private investors," said John Podaras, a partner at the hospitality consultancy Hotel Development Resources …

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Emmut Properties Plans Another 8-Story Development (Condo/Hotel) at Bowery and …
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With all the recent talk of Emmut Properties on the Bowery these days it's disheartening to learn of plans in store for the southeast corner of Broome Street. The heart of the endangered lighting district. The Hell's Kitchen-based developer acquired …

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Introducing HGU New York – A landmark hotel reborn
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With over 110 years in the "remaking," old New York meets New New York this June. NEW YORK – Alfa Development, one of Manhattan's leading real estate companies, will be opening its first boutique hotel project, HGU New York. Alfa Development has …

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Wage complaints surge amid labor protests over claims of payroll fraud, abuse …
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Millender-White, the general contractor overseeing the hotel development, did not respond to requests for comment for this article. But earlier this year, Millender's Adam Mack said his company has used UBS on numerous projects without incident. He …

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Misuse of Mixed-use Development
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Mixed-use development is an enticing concept. The notion is that by combining different categories–housing, office, retail–you can make better use of the available land by sharing underutilized resources, such as parking. For example, you could …

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New hotel-casino on Fremont Street planned by D Las Vegas owners
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Over the years, numerous properties have had cosmetic work done, but the Stevens' new hotel-casino would be downtown Las Vegas' first ground-up hotel development in decades. The brothers purchased the Las Vegas Club in August 2015.

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One of Scotland's largest retail projects in doubt over legal challenge
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ONE of Scotland's biggest retail developments has been thrown into doubt by a legal challenge over the ownership of the Edinburgh site. Edinburgh City Council has said it remains fully supportive of the landmark £850 million Edinburgh St James project …

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Sister Bay Approves Braun Property Map
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“What those developers want is a longer lot that facilitates that site development,” said Jackson. If the village moves forward with this kind of hotel development, they will likely return to the plat and, through a certified survey map (CSM), combine …

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VCAT seals fate of Melbourne's iconic Palace Theatre
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The theatre building will be replaced by a 12-storey hotel development, comprising 143 hotel rooms, a basement carpark and a “signature” bar and restaurant. The development will, however, retain a section of the former Metro Nightclub facade facing …

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Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Downtown To Debut In Historic Space In May
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NewcrestImage, a hotel development, construction and management firm based in Lewisville, Texas, owns the hotel. The 176-room modern, high-rise hotel, is a short walk to Dealey Plaza, the Majestic Theatre, Thanks-Giving Square and Deep Ellum. Guests …

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D Las Vegas owners plan new hotel-casino on Fremont Street
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The new hotel-casino would be the first ground-up hotel development in downtown Las Vegas in decades. Numerous properties have had facelifts over the years with a new tower opening at the Golden Nugget in 2009 and the Downtown Grand being …

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Regina airport eyeing hotel development despite flat passenger numbers
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REGINA – Passenger numbers at the Regina airport were down 0.5 per cent for 2015, but according to the airport authority that's good news. CEO Dick Graham said losing United Airlines was difficult, but that other American and Canadian discount carriers …

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Bellevue approves hotel development design
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The City of Bellevue will soon have an addition to the businesses that line its Main Street: a modern, three-story hotel. The Planning and Zoning Commission gave its stamp of approval to the design of the Silver Creek Hotel, which will be built on a …

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New centre required for big gigs
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The study found planned hotel development and airport expansion supported with increased air access, presents the ideal opportunity to significantly improve Hobart and Tasmania's share of national conventions above 500 delegates. A modern and flexible …

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COLUMN: Hotels, Yonge Street parking, Southlake…
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I feel positive this collaboration will enable us to plan an amicable strategy to increase hotel development in Aurora. I will keep you updated as information becomes available. The Town of Aurora plans to implement a parking plan pilot project on …

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One of Scotland's largest retail projects in doubt over legal challenge
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ONE of Scotland's biggest retail developments has been thrown into doubt by a legal challenge over the ownership of the Edinburgh site. Edinburgh City Council has said it remains fully supportive of the landmark £850 million Edinburgh St James project …

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Kevin Bowler: Hotel investment needed
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But that's not the case in other parts of the country: Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler told Mike Hosking there must be a push to encourage investment in hotel development. "We're seeing the interest and investment in hotels at an all …

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TCX planning 15-story hotel project in Jamaica
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Great Neck-based real estate firm TCX Development is set to contribute to the Queens hotel boom with plans for a new 15-story project in the borough's Jamaica area. TCX is looking to erect a 72-key hotel spanning 35,000 square feet at 92-18 150th …

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More hotel developers are checking out Davis
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Hotel development interest has been on the upswing in the region for more than a year, with room rates and occupancies breaking local records. The city would end up with 14 hotels, adding up to a combined total of 1,300 rooms, if the proposed projects …

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Una Mullally: Dublin is buzzing but where are the dance clubs?
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… to a live music venue of the same name, to a club abbreviated as ALT, and then a newer incarnation called Hangar, and now it has been subsumed into the enthusiastic hotel development trend that is part of the city's build-everything-but-houses fashion.

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