Hospitality
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3/24/2017

Independent hotels are following the lead of the big chains and adopting family-oriented strategies of their own. Offerings range from educational excursions to laid-back public spaces where kids can get together.

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HotelNewsNow.com
3/24/2017

The updated 49-room Anvil Hotel in scenic Jackson, Wyo., beckons big-city visitors with a motif that serves up luxury amenities in a frontier setting. "My goal was to open something that feels of this place. ... Not something forced," hotelier Erik Warner said.

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Bloomberg
3/24/2017

Club Med is pursuing the development of all-inclusive resorts in China following its acquisition of Fosun Group. China will become the French company's No. 2 market in coming years.

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Club Med, Club Med, Fosun Group
3/24/2017

A vibrant cruise industry presents a still-barely-tapped opportunity for hoteliers, especially with its appeal to millennials. Belmond and HNA Group have cruise components and Uniworld's new U service touts new views of Europe for younger travelers.

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HNA Group, Belmond, Uniworld
3/24/2017

The 66-key Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore is now part of Hilton's Curio Collection, following the hotel's $1 million revamp. The property features multiple meeting rooms and two ballrooms.

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Curio Collection
3/24/2017

The 146-key Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas, opened in 2015 in a conversion the 1890s-era Pearl Brewery building. The "glorious hotel will alternately bring to mind European elegance, South Texas ranch charm and 19th-century industrialism," Matthew Odam writes.

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Emma, Pearl Brewery
3/24/2017

Life Hotel in New York City is on track to open this spring with 98 rooms. The hotel occupies the former headquarters of Life magazine.

3/24/2017

The 242-key Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye will open in late 2018, according to Wyndham Hotel Group. The "first-class, high-end hotel" will have a spa, the largest swimming pool in Belize and several restaurants and will be just steps from the Belize Barrier Reef, says Wyndham's Paulo Pena.

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Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndam
3/24/2017

The Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat represents Movenpick's first deal in Oman's capital. The property will feature 274 guest rooms and 50 apartments.

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3/23/2017

The Hilton Cleveland Downtown is graced with a giant mural comprising nearly 3,000 Instagram photos gleaned from the community preceding last year's opening. Work from local artists also festoons the 600-room hotel as management seeks to boost civic pride and the city's global image.

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mass media, Instagram