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Music giant’s hotel foray includes $1.2B Mississippi project

A $1.2 billion state-of-the-art hotel and entertainment venue in Biloxi, Mississippi, is among the first three properties Universal Music Group plans to open as it enters the hospitality arena. Atlanta and Orlando, Florida, also will help launch the UMUSIC brand. …

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Analysis: Hotels travel 2nd leg of 5-phase recovery road

The US hotel industry is in the second stage of a five-stage recovery process, having seen a boost in domestic bookings as the first phase, according to a study by SiteMinder. The current phase, plateauing or leveling off, will be …

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Las Vegas, Phoenix chosen for Atari Hotels debut

Video-game giant Atari plans to open a line of hotels, beginning in Las Vegas and Phoenix, with emphasis on virtual reality as well as cutting-edge design. The 400-room Atari Hotel near the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to open in …

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Design unveiled for Portland, Oregon airport terminal

Earthquake resilience and interiors with touches of nature are among features unveiled for a redesign of the terminal at Portland International Airport in Oregon. The ZGF design also focuses on travelers’ health and safety, and the project is expected to …

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Florida’s Bodega brand to build fast-casual concept

The parent of Bodega Taqueria & Tequila in Miami will launch a fast-casual concept, Bodega Taqueria. The first three units are scheduled to open in South Florida next year, with a menu featuring tacos and inventive takes on Mexican street …

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ShopRite testing store-within-a-store concept shops

ShopRite will use three stores—one in New York and two in New Jersey—to test its new Fresh to Table concept shops, which will offer ready-to-cook, ready-to-heat and ready-to-eat meal options. The meal solutions store allows the grocer to showcase its …

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US leaves world well behind in hotel, room openings

More hotels and rooms have reopened in the US since March than in any other country, but project deferrals and abandonments have surged here as well, STR reports. With a count of 521 properties comprising 55,395 rooms as of Oct. …

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Savory invests in pizza concept Via 313

Texas-based Detroit-style pizza concept Via 313 has attracted equity investor Savory, which will take a stake in the brand with plans to open about 12 new units over the next two years. Savory, a $100 million fund launched by Mercato …

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A&W’s old-fashioned model plays well in the pandemic

A&W Restaurants‘ tradition of operating in less-populated areas and popular summer vacation spots has paid off during the pandemic, as consumers working remotely fled big cities. Some A&W units are family-run and many are old-fashioned drive-in restaurants. Read the Restaurant …

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Rooftop F&B opening at Chattanooga defies downturn

For months, the hospitality industry has battled financial hardship in the wake of COVID-19. In Chattanooga, one local hotel is beating the odds and expanding during the pandemic. Read the WRCB-TV story here

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