You Can Spend Thanksgiving Privately At These Hotels

Going out for Thanksgiving is always a popular option rather than having one family member take on the responsibility of putting on the dinner. A weekend at a hotel or resort is also popular right now given the months spent in quarantine by many families without

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New York’s Storied Roosevelt Joins Growing List of Prominent Hotels to Close Their Doors

New York City’s once seemingly indomitable hospitality industry sustained another blow this week when the owners of the historic Roosevelt Hotel, a 96-year-old Midtown institution, announced that the 1,025-room hotel will cease operations on Oct. 31.

Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel opened in the fall of 1924, and its Italian Renaissance façade of chiseled marble and limestone has been an unchanging fixture of the Manhattan streetscape ever since.

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Louisiana hurricanes are causing thousands to languish in hotels. Now they’re waiting for help from FEMA.

“We’re not complaining about it. It’s a place to live,” said Skyla M. Thomas, 20. “But at the same time, it’s disgusting.”

She and her partner, Quaylon Pitre, thought they had stability 125 miles away on the outskirts of Lake Charles, La., where Pitre worked as a casino security guard. Thomas cared full-time for their children, including an infant who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. They rented a three-bedroom

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Marriott, Hyatt or Holiday Inn Express: Comparing hotels’ covid protocols

Until last week, the last time I stayed at a hotel was back in March. Since the pandemic began, I spent months locked down alone in my D.C. apartment, then with family in Upstate New York. I took bike trips and road trips to go camping, but I avoided hotels completely.

In the meantime, hotels, like the rest of the travel industry, were suffering. According to the American Hotel &

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Xenia Hotels says 37 of 38 hotels and resorts are open

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Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc. (xhr) offered an update of its business Wednesday during the pandemic, while also announcing new amendments to some of its borrowing and unveiling a $150 million five-year bond deal. The Orlando, Fla.-based REIT said 37 of its 38 hotels and resorts are open, after being closed during the pandemic, and it is continuing to review the timing of reopening its Hyatt Regency Portland

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One Of London’s Best Hotels Just Got A Chic New Bakery

There’s no shortage of five-star hotels or photogenic bakeries in London, but that’s not to say there isn’t room for more. Enter The Connaught Patisserie, the new pretty-in-pink patisserie by The Connaught, one of London’s most iconic luxury

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As pandemic worsens strain on homeless shelters, Montreal to provide temporary housing in hotels



a man preparing food in a kitchen: Volunteers at the Welcome Hall Mission prepare a Thanksgiving meal for patrons.


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Volunteers at the Welcome Hall Mission prepare a Thanksgiving meal for patrons.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says she’s working with federal and provincial governments to temporarily house people who are homeless in mostly vacant hotels once again, as shelters continue to see an increase in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I think we must seize the opportunity to quickly give a roof to many people who

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Ovolo Hotels goes vegetarian with ‘Year of the Veg’ to honour sustainable living

As the world continues to shift towards sustainable living with plant-based diets and ethical eating, Ovolo Hotels is joining in on the action by going completely vegetarian! Launching ‘Year of the Veg’, all Ovolo hotels in Hong Kong and Australia will be cutting out all meats across all its bars, restaurants, and room service menus, replacing them with plant-based foods for an entire year starting this October.

We want

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pushes for project to turn hotels in homeless housing

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The City Council is expected to decide on a proposal that would turn two purchased hotels into housing for San Diego’s homeless, and on Monday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer made a push in favor of the plan.

Part of California’s Project Homekey includes an initiative to provide more homeless Californians with permanent housing amid the COVID-19 crisis. The project’s budget is $600 million, with $37 million for

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Universal Music Group Set To Launch UMusic Hotels In Atlanta, Orlando, Biloxi, MS




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UMusic Hotel In Biloxi, MS



UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and DAKIA U-VENTURES, an entertainment impact investment group, are launching UMUSIC HOTELS, a new global collection of music-based experiential hotel properties, as part of their previously announced joint venture. UMUSIC HOTELS’ first three announced locations will be ATLANTA, ORLANDO and BILOXI, MS, with additional cities across the U.S. and around the world to come.

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Allbridge and Ipanema Solutions Merge to Simplify Technology Implementation for Hotels

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allbridge, the leading provider of data, video, and voice technologies for hospitality and senior living properties, is pleased to announce that they have merged with Ipanema Solutions (“Ipanema”), a provider of technology engineering, systems design, and project management for new build hotels.

Ipanema offers brand-approved technology design and implementation to streamline the process of deploying converged networks and smart building technologies. The

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Hotels Slowly Rebounding as Travel Begins Its Comeback

Despite the shellacking that hotels received—and its parent industry, tourism—from the pandemic, the beginnings of a recovery appear to be taking place. 

April was a tough month across all hotel brands, but business has been on the uptick every month since then, according to a Placer.ai report. The average decline in stays in July was over 42% but, in August, that number across four major chains fell to 35.8%.

Further,

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Ovolo Hotels are now completely vegetarian

In a move befitting the world’s slow but progressive shift towards embracing vegetarianism, veganism, and all of the other ‘isms’ which look to incorporate some plant-based goodness to an otherwise omnivorous diet, Ovolo hotels around Australia and Hong Kong have gone completely vegetarian. 

While it’s not a permanent shift (for now), the Monster Kitchen and Bar at Ovolo Nishi in Canberra, Za Za Ta at Ovolo The Valley in Brisbane

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Apex Hotels Goes on Point with Infor

LONDON, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Infor today announced that luxury hotel operator Apex Hotels has invested in Infor technology to create a standard platform across its entire property portfolio. Apex Hotels operates 10 sites throughout the United Kingdom, spanning 1,476 rooms in both three-star and four-star hotels. Infor has already delivered the first two of 10 implementations at the flagship Apex City of London – a property

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City council to vote Tuesday on buying hotels for homeless housing

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other civic leaders gathered Monday to urge the City Council to vote Tuesday to purchase two hotels for housing hundreds of homeless San Diegans.

Faulconer, who was joined by City Council President Georgette Gomez, Councilmember Chris Ward and San Diego Housing Commission President and CEO Richard C. Gentry, asked that the council purchase the Residence Inn Hotel Circle and Residence Inn Kearny

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City leaders, San Diego Housing Commission push to transform hotels into housing for homeless

The city said the transformation would allow for 332 units to become housing for people experiencing homelessness.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — City leaders and the San Diego Housing Commission are looking for approval to purchase both the Residence Inn on Kearny Mesa Road and the one on Hotel Circle in Mission Valley to increase housing for people experiencing homelessness in San Diego county, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On

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Touch-free entertainment system launched for hotels

Gold Key Media has launched MediaPad, a touch-free digital platform offering entertainment solutions compatible with the Arabic language to hotels across the Middle East.

The digital entertainment platform offers hotel guests touch-free and instant access to the latest local, regional and international newspapers and magazines in 25 languages, e-books, games, audio, and video content.

It is the perfect solution for hotels to also display their Covid guidelines, restaurant and room

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Sydney’s endangered seahorse population is finding new life in ‘seahorse hotels’

Sydney’s reputation for stunning beaches precedes it. But we can’t forget that the briny deep surrounding our Emerald City is not only for the enjoyment of humans, but is home to aquatic species like the endangered White’s Seahorse, or Sydney Seahorse.

The future has been uncertain since these delicate little slow swimmers (we’re not being rude, they really are known to be one of the slowest critters in the ocean)

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San Diego’s homeless to transition out of convention center, into hotels by December with council approval

With the San Diego City Council’s approval, the city will convert two Residence Inn locations into fully furnished, move-in ready, apartment-style homes.

SAN DIEGO — The City of San Diego is expected to vote Tuesday on a major plan to turn two local hotels into housing for the homeless. With the San Diego City Council’s approval, the city will convert two Residence Inn locations  – one on Kearny Mesa Road

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Two downtown hotels get boost from Blue Jays’ games in Buffalo | Local News



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Tom Long, general manager of the Westin on Delaware.




The hotel has hosted pro hockey teams and entertainers before, but circumstances were different this time.

“It did open your eyes on how serious they took Covid and all the protocols that were in place,” Long said.

That included the occupancy limits for elevators. “Almost every player walked the stairs every time they went up or down,” Long said.

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