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Hotels see business case for solar energy
posted on Sep 21 18

The 133-key Courtyard by Marriott Lancaster in Pennsylvania is an example of how hotels are becoming savvy to the benefits of solar power. The property is going 100% solar, a move that will save money in the long run. Read the Hotel News Now story here

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IKEA pitches hotel conversion in New Haven, Conn.
posted on Sep 21 18

IKEA is proposing a 165-key hotel in New Haven, Conn. The project would convert the Marcel Breuer Modernist building into a hotel. Read the New Haven Register story here

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Atlanta starts redeveloping quarry as a park
posted on Sep 21 18

Ground is being broken for a 280-acre park with a 2 billion-gallon reservoir at the Bellwood Quarry in Atlanta. The park would be the largest in the city when completed, and a mixed-use project is also being planned in the area. Read the Curbed/Atlanta story here

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Crate & Barrel to create a Chicago-area eatery
posted on Sep 20 18

Home goods retailer Crate & Barrel will open a full-service restaurant in a store near Chicago next year, in partnership with Cornerstone Restaurant Group. Chef Bill Kim will create the menu for the eatery, which will include indoor and outdoor dining space. Read the Chicago Tribune story here

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New Zealand sees surge in hotel development
posted on Sep 20 18

Auckland will add about 2,500 hotel rooms in the coming years as hotel development activity heats up across New Zealand. Projects in Auckland include InterContinental, Ritz-Carlton and Park Hyatt. Read the Travel Weekly story here

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