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MGM Resorts proposes $9B casino resort in Osaka, Japan

MGM Resorts International has joined Japanese financial firm Orix Corp. in presenting a bid to build a $9 billion casino resort in Osaka, according to The Wall Street Journal. Japan nation legalized gambling in 2018, but interest by global firms …

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Pipeline grows in NYC, elsewhere

New York City’s hotel pipeline swelled to nearly 22,000 rooms as of July 1, according to STR, more than making up for pandemic losses and heralding a challenge to market performance. Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Dallas each boasted …

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New Richmond, Virginia casino opening date shifts to 2024

The casino at ONE Casino + Resort in Richmond, Virginia is now expected to be ready for an October 2024 opening, a delay from the original launch date of 2023 due to the time required for state approvals. The hotel, …

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Soccer titan Ronaldo opens Big Apple hotel

The debut of the Pestana CR7 Times Square in New York City brings Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo’s fledgling hotel enterprise to the US. Named for the star’s uniform number, the lifestyle hotel results from a collaboration between Ronaldo and …

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Great Wolf Lodge resort planned for Nashville, Tennessee

A Great Wolf Lodge water park resort could open in Nashville, Tennessee A $20 million grant was allocated for the project as part of the state’s budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. WZTV-TV

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Second Sensei wellness retreat opening next year

Sensei Porcupine Creek, the brand’s second retreat, will open next year in California. The sister resort to Hawaii’s Sensei Lana’i, the retreat will incorporate spa treatments, nutrition and activities such as yoga and hiking. Spa Opportunities

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Hotel conversion planned for 2 University of Maine landmarks

Two of UMaine’s oldest buildings at its Orono campus may soon be transformed into a single boutique hotel if the university system’s trustees approve the multi-million dollar project. Bangor Daily News

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Entertainment center could open at California casino

Red Hawk Casino in California has announced plans to build an entertainment center atop its eight-level parking garage. Plans for the 75,000-square-foot venue include virtual reality gaming suites, an indoor go-kart track and a bowling alley, according to The Business …

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Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art welcomes Hard Rock Hotel

Situated in the Madrid’s Triangulo de Oro del Arte (Golden Triangle of Art) and just across from the famed Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in the city’s Atocha quarter, the brand-new Hard Rock Hotel Madrid officially opened. TravelPulse

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Legoland New York’s hotel to open Aug. 6

Legoland New York Resort in Goshen will take reservations for Aug. 6 and beyond for its Legoland Hotel. The resort will offer vacation packages to guests who book a stay at the 250-room hotel, which has themed play areas and …

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