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More hoteliers going green

Driven by social responsibility, corporate peer pressure, heightened consumer awareness and long-term economics, the hospitality industry is working to reduce its environmental impact. Read the JLL Real Views story here

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10 Waramaug properties finish makeovers

Waramaug LS Hotels, a private investment group, completed renovations of a portfolio of extended-stay hotels. The properties are located throughout the submarkets of Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Detroit with three SpringHill Suites by Marriott and seven TownPlace Suites by Marriott totaling …

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Detroit first, Oakland, Calif., next for West Elm hotel venture

Retailer West Elm‘s first hotel will debut in Detroit next year, while the company announced plans for an Oakland, Calif., property for 2020. Read the Travel Weekly story here

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Midas Hospitality purchases first hotel in Texas

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently purchased a Staybridge Suites in Houston from Pride Management Inc. of Beaumont, Texas. The $21.6 million property opened in January of 2017 and is the first hotel the company has acquired in …

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop focused on growth through franchising

Fort Worth, Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has grown to 117 units since its founding in 2001, and it plans to open 30 more mostly franchised locations this year. The chain is focused on growth through franchising, and it has developed …

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Santa Clarita, Calif., gives OK to hotel, brewery

Santa Clarita will be getting a new hotel and brewery after the planning commission’s approval of two projects recently. Read The Signal story here

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10 Waramaug properties finish makeovers

Waramaug LS Hotels, a private investment group, completed renovations of a portfolio of extended-stay hotels. The properties are located throughout the submarkets of Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Detroit with three SpringHill Suites by Marriott and seven TownPlace Suites by Marriott totaling …

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A&W forges growth with a return to its root beer roots

A&W was struggling to grow under Yum Brands’ ownership when a franchise group acquired it in 2011. Today, the chain is back in growth mode with 900 restaurants, an agreement that gives it the same purchasing power it had under …

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Dave & Buster’s to open 12 new restaurants this year

Dave & Buster’s will open its 100th entertainment-themed restaurant in the coming weeks, and it expects to open a dozen more of varying sizes this year. Store closings by major national retailers are creating more opportunities for the chain as …

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Craft brewers try their hand at taprooms

Thirsty commuters stepped off the train in Evanston on a recent evening and made a beeline for Sketchbook Brewing, a cozy 25-seat taproom that opened last year. Some bought beer to lug home; other loyal denizens bellied up to the …

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