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12/2/2016

The Literary Man Obidos Hotel, an 18th-century monastery-cum-hotel in Portugal, celebrates literature with more than 45,000 books throughout the hotel. The 30-room bookworm's dream is set in a Middle Ages village northwest of Lisbon.

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12/2/2016

MGM Resorts International wants to build a casino in Atlanta if Georgia lawmakers and residents vote to legalize gaming, company executive Lorenzo Creighton said. MGM Resorts faces tough opposition from Gov. Nathan Deal, conservative lawmakers and the religious community.

12/2/2016

River cruise line AmaWaterways will be offering new excursions in India in as early as 2018, and the brand will depend heavily on agents to educate travelers about their cruise offerings and the region's most interesting highlights.

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12/2/2016

Tucked off in a corner of eastern France, the off-the-beaten-path city of Strasbourg in many ways is the epitome of what visitors seek: It's picturesque and historic, yet quite literally off the proverbial beaten path. There, laced by a network of canals, is a community of classical charm, medieval churches, excellent museums and an ambiance of fun and good living. Visitors will want to stroll through Strasbourg's inner city, cross the district's many canals at the Pont du Faisan bridge, tour the Notre Dame Cathedral and visit Renaissance buildings such as the Grande Boucherie, the chamber of commerce, Maison Kammerzell and Hotel Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg.

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12/2/2016

Geneva may be best known for its watches and chocolate, but it also offers visitors an array of cultural opportunities. Travelers can shop for Italian cashmere at a small boutique, dine on Italian dishes at Michelin-starred La Bottega and tour the Archeological Site museum.

12/2/2016

Maximum occupancy is less profitable for hotels than a balanced approach that weighs the operational expense that rises with heavy bookings, according to an STR study. Profitability peaks at occupancy rates of 75% to 85% for full-service hotels and 71% to about 80% for limited-service properties, data analysts said.

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HotelNewsNow.com
12/2/2016

SBE Entertainment Group sealed a deal this week with a merger value of $805 million when it finalized its purchase of Morgans Hotel Group. The new company will operate 22 boutique hotels, plus nightclubs and restaurants.

12/2/2016

The Stella is scheduled to open in March near College Station, Texas. The 176-room property will be managed by Trust Hospitality and will include a restaurant serving locally inspired dishes.

12/2/2016

New detailed drawings have emerged of the proposed dual-brand, two-tower Embassy Suites and Curio -- A Collection by Hilton project across from Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. Requested modifications regarding signage, height and stepback have been conditionally approved by city officials.

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12/2/2016

Hawaii Airlines will add service connecting Haneda, Japan, and the Kona International Airport. The airport has been approved to accept flights from Japan beginning Dec. 20 after re-establishing its customs station.