Hospitality
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9/18/2018

Blake Lively has incorporated a tiny Swarovski crystal martini into her manicure as she promotes her latest film, "A Simple Favor."

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9/18/2018

Game-streaming video platform Twitch has hired three women to serve in leadership positions, among them its first head of diversity and inclusion. The hires mean four out of the seven C-suite leaders at the company are women.

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Fortune
9/18/2018

Hilton and Playa Hotels & Resorts have formed a strategic partnership. "We view this as just a first step toward what is possible as part of this strategic alliance, and Playa is thrilled to continue to grow alongside Hilton and our other world-class partners," said Playa CEO Bruce Wardinski.

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9/18/2018

AccorHotels is keeping a close eye on the evolution of voice-search technology and its potential influence on travel. "This could have an absolutely massive, transformational, revolutionary impact on the distribution ecosystem that travel has known for the last decade," said Steven Taylor, AccorHotels' global chief brand officer.

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Skift
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9/18/2018

The Turnberry Isle Miami plans to grow to 685 guest rooms and join the JW Marriott portfolio later this year as the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa.

9/18/2018

A third Travelodge-branded property is coming to Thailand in 2020. Travelodge Phuket Town will have 159 guest rooms.

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Travel Daily Media
9/17/2018

Jay Stein, CEO of Dream Hotel Group, says smaller US cities are "hot" for hotel development. Nashville, Tenn., and Dallas are on Dream Hotel's growth map.

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Yahoo
9/17/2018

The Natura Cafe, an all-day eatery featuring healthy cuisine, is set to open this month in New York's Dream Hotel, joining four other restaurants and bars. Tao Group chefs John Villa and Brad Warner are in charge of the Natura menu.

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New York Post
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9/17/2018

Generator is trading its traditional hostel character for a less austere boutique approach under different ownership and the guidance of CEO Alastair Thomann. Since London-based Queensgate Investments Fund II acquired the 13-property brand in 2017, the private-room count has been raised, an upgraded reservation process has been implemented, revenue has jumped and expansion is in high gear.

9/17/2018

Community is the key to brand success from the standpoint of Two Roads Hospitality, Chief Marketing Officer Sherri Gilligan told attendees at the chain's recent conference in Aspen, Colo. Food, fashion, arts, entertainment and wellness should be employed to personalize guest and visitor experience, she urged.

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