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Riley Hotel Group president Joseph Moffa goes inside how the company is building and sustaining partnerships in the hospitality market’s recent revolution. Read its story and much more in our March/April issue.

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IKEA to bet big on neighboring retail
posted on Apr 27 15

IKEA will invest as much as $3.2 billion on new shopping center development in the next several years, looking to capitalize on the demand from retailers to set up shop near the furniture giant’s massive stores. The Sweden-based retailer operates 318 stores around the globe, which drew 716 million shoppers last year. Read the Reuters story here

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Southern California could see another major stadium project
posted on Apr 27 15

A petition to build a $1.7 billion football stadium to be shared by southern California’s San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders has received enough signatures to send the proposal to city hall in Carson, near Los Angeles. Strong support for the project is due to the large number of jobs it is expected to create. A second NFL stadium is also being planned in nearby Inglewood. Read the CNBC/The Associated Press story here

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Carey Watermark is on track for further expansion
posted on Apr 27 15

Carey Watermark Investors is seeking more hotel acquisitions and is aiming for a balanced portfolio that includes resorts, select-service hotels and full-service properties in urban areas. Company officials said CWI isn’t exclusively interested in the top 25 markets because of the strong performance that the company is seeing in high-growth markets such as Denver, Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tenn. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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JW Marriott finds a market in properties with 1,000-plus rooms
posted on Apr 27 15

JW Marriott‘s opening of two properties with 1,000-plus rooms highlights the company’s move to build larger hotels faster. In February, the company opened JW Marriott Austin in Texas, a 1,022-room property, and it plans to open the 1,015-room JW Marriott Hotel Macau in May. Read the TravelPulse story here

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Loews Hotels & Resorts adds a third brand
posted on Apr 24 15

Loews Hotels & Resorts unveiled its third brand, Loews Regency, and placed the recently acquired Mandarin Oriental in San Francisco under the new brand, renaming it the Loews Regency San Francisco. The company hopes to see one or two more new Loews Regency hotels this year. Read the HotelsMag.com story here

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