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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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Whole Foods looks to restaurants, bars to draw shoppers
posted on Jan 23 15

Six new Whole Foods Market stores in the Chicago market will include in-store restaurants and bars, as the retailer seeks to offer shoppers an experience to keep them coming to the stores. Read the Chicago Sun-Times story here

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FED CON: Construction begins on $753M House building remodel
posted on Jan 23 15

The Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., is beginning a renovation project that will take place over the next 10 years and cost almost $753 million. Contractors will update plumbing, heating and cooling systems and eventually fix the marble facade. The project will cost about $900 per square foot. Read The Washington Times story here

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Virgin Hotels debuts with opening of Chicago property
posted on Jan 22 15

Virgin Hotels debuted its first property with the official opening of the Virgin Hotels Chicago. Located in the center of Chicago’s Loop district in the historic Old Dearborn Bank Building, the 26-story building features 250 guest rooms, including 40 one-bedroom suites and a pair of Penthouse suites. Read the TravelPulse story here

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Tijauna Flats added 9 new units in 2014
posted on Jan 22 15

Tjuana Flats cooked another year of growth in 2014 with an 1.24 percent increase in same restaurant sales and nine new restaurants. The fast casual Mexican eatery chain opened six new stores in Florida this year and its first in Georgia, as total revenues grew just over 8 percent. Read the Orlando Sentinel story here

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Experts forecast 2020 hotel design trends
posted on Jan 21 15

Hotel experts share their predictions for hotel design in 2020. Most agree that technology and the environment will be front-and-center, with energy conservation, integrated technology, repurposed goods and locally sourced products gaining popularity. Read the HotelNewsNow.com story here

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