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Jim Merkel, president of RB Hotel Development, an affiliate of Rockbridge, shows us how the company is well positioned to continue to be a leading investor in the hospitality game. Read their story and much more in our November/December issue.

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Midwest U.S. attracting hotel investors
posted on Jan 30 15

Cities in the Midwest, particularly secondary markets, are becoming targets for growth among hotel developers and brands. Recent activity include Al Habtoor Group‘s purchase of the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield, Ill., and a project by Jackson Street Management to convert a six-story office building in Milwaukee into a hotel. AC Hotels by Marriott has secured deals to open properties in Des Moines, Iowa, and Minneapolis, while Value Place Hotels has added three Minneapolis properties to its pipeline. Read the Hotel Management online story here

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All Inclusive Collection seeks 2,900 new rooms in 2 years
posted on Jan 29 15

The All Inclusive Collection seeks to build on double-digit demand growth in 2014 by expanding its portfolio with 2,900 additional rooms over the next two years. Hotel officials says that as of now it plans for another Hard Rock property of 1,800 rooms in Riviera Maya/Cancun area andĀ also is in the process of finalizing plans for a 200-room city property in the Caribbean. Read the TravelPulse story here

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REITs expected to remain active in hotel space
posted on Jan 29 15

The pace of hotel transactions activity in 2015 is likely to be as brisk as last year, with real estate investment trusts seeking opportunities alongside foreign wealth funds and private equity firms. Read the Hotel Management online story here

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Drought prompts hotels to take sustainability steps
posted on Jan 29 15

Some hotels in the Western United States are dealing with a drought that has plagued the area for years by taking steps to develop more sustainable practices. CityCenter in Las Vegas, for example, has its own plant that produces hot water and some of the site’s electricity. Bathrooms feature low-flow sinks, and linens are washed every third day. Read the TravelAge West story here

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FED CON: Illinois Tollway to start $1.6B worth of construction
posted on Jan 29 15

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an order to the state’s agencies saying they could not award any contracts unless his administration gave the OK. That halted some of Move Illinois, a $12.1 billion project to rebuild and widen roadways. However, Rauner has told the Illinois Tollway to go ahead with $1.6 billion in work this year. Much of that will go to the rebuild of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. Read the Chicago Tribune story here

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