Author Archives: Mike Pallerino

Downtown Executive Plaza in Bristol, Va., opening in spring 2018

In the heart of downtown Bristol, you’ll see crews breathing life back in to a nearly-century old building. By this time next year Bristol, Va.’s “Downtown Executive Plaza” is set to be a 65-room boutique hotel. Read the WJHL-TV story …

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Southern California seeing slew of hotel openings

Hotel Indigo Downtown Los Angeles, the Dream Hollywood Hotel and the massive InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown are additions to Southern California’s hotel scene. Read the Successful Meetings online story here

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Hotels develop resort-style pools in the city

JW Marriott‘s plan for a 10,000-square-foot pool in Nashville highlights the move by hotels in urban areas to use the swimming pool to attract locals and guests. The Hyatt Regency New Orleans Bywater Pool Deck & Bar, for example, has …

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Voltaggio brothers plan Calif. sandwich concept

Sibling restaurateurs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio will open a fast-casual sandwich concept called STRFSH in Santa Monica, Calif., next month. The menu will include grilled fish sandwiches on toasted potato rolls and “boardwalk-style” fries. Read the Eater/Los Angeles story here

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Apple to open $27M Chicago store in Oct.

Apple will open its new Chicago flagship on Oct. 20 on Michigan Avenue along the north shore of the Chicago River. The $27 million store, which replaces a location that opened in 2003, will feature an outdoor plaza and space …

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Greenville, S.C., contributes to major hotel project

A new hotel is coming to downtown Greenville with some help from city council. Plans for a new $75 million Grand Bohemian Hotel built on the property where the Wyche Law Firm sits are moving along. City Council says they’re …

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500-room luxury hotel planned for $3B Tampa, Fla., project

Water Street Tampa’s plans for the southern end of downtown continued to come into focus Wednesday as the $3 billion project unveiled the most details yet about its planned 500-room, high-end hotel. Read the Tampa Bay Times story here

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Developer buys Las Vegas’ Fontainebleau for $600M

The unfinished Fontainebleau resort in Las Vegas has changed hands, with a group led by developer Steven Witkoff paying $600 million for the property. The move comes more than seven years after Fontainebleau was acquired out of bankruptcy by billionaire …

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Hilton pursues 100-property mark in LatAm

Hilton has signed some 30 deals in Latin America on its way to pushing its regional portfolio past the 100-property mark. Hilton open 15 new hotels in the region in the 12 months that ended June 30. Read the Hotel …

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San Diego property joining Marriott Autograph Collection

The Marriott Renaissance in downtown San Diego, Calif., will rebrand to become Hotel Republic. The 258-key property will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. Read The San Diego Union-Tribune story here

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