Analysis: Boutique hotels continue to outperform | Nutshell WiFi eyes hotel market | Barcelona's Corner Hotel crosses borders with Seagram's partnership
December 13, 2017
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Analysis: Boutique hotels continue to outperform
Boutique hotels continue to outperform nonboutique properties, according to an analysis by STR. Strong average daily rates drive the boutique segment's revenue per available room.
Hotel News Now (12/12) 
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A "spillover effect" from work neighbors can boost our productivity—or jeopardize our employment. Learn more through research from Kellogg School of Management Professor Dylan Minor.
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Hospitality Trends and Technology
Nutshell WiFi eyes hotel market
Nutshell WiFi is stepping up efforts to sell its services to hotels with the establishment of a hotel acquisition division. "The goal is to create a tool that serves as a bridge between the Wi-Fi already provided by the hotel and the guests using it during their stay -- a way that hotels can create an extra layer of communication and data gathering without interfering with the guest experience," Chief Operating Officer Bryan Lewis said.
eTurboNews (12/12) 
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Barcelona's Corner Hotel crosses borders with Seagram's partnership
The partnership between Barcelona's Corner Hotel and Seagram's Gin is a prime example of cross-industry collaboration.
Skift (12/12) 
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Spotlight on Development
Origin boutique brand coming to Raleigh, N.C.
A 126-key boutique hotel called Origin is going up in Raleigh, N.C., with plans to open in 2019.
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (12/12) 
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Fort Wayne, Ind., provides incentives for hotel development
The city of Fort Wayne, Ind., is providing a $2.5 million tax abatement and a $750,000 interest-free loan to a 125-key hotel property. Construction of the Provenance Hotels project is set to begin this summer.
WANE-TV (Fort Wayne, Ind.) (12/12) 
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El Paso, Texas, bringing new life to shuttered hotel building
A $78 million hotel in El Paso, Texas, is receiving around $23 million in government incentives. The project will turn the shuttered Plaza Hotel into a 131-key boutique property.
El Paso Times (Texas) (12/13) 
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International Update
Rosewood set to arrive in Germany
The Rosewood Munich will be the brand's first property in Germany and seventh in Europe. The hotel is due to open in 2023.
Travel Weekly (12/12) 
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Radisson Red project to break ground next year in Peru
Carlson Rezidor has finalized a deal to build a new Radisson Red property in Miraflores, Peru. The 110-key property is expected to break ground next year and will open in 2019.
Hotel Management online (12/12) 
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