Some lawmakers are pushing for the US Department of Veterans Affairs to sell Pershing Hall in Paris, a building the department leases to a boutique hotel operator. "While Pershing Hall is probably a terrific hotel, it makes no sense that the VA keeps a luxury hotel in Paris on its books," said Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo.
A financing vehicle known as commercial property assessed clean energy is giving hotels a new way to finance improvements that add to sustainability. Improvements are paid off via a property-tax assessment.
The city of Temple, Texas, has issued a request for proposals from developers to breathe new life into two historic downtown buildings that have been vacant since the 1970s. "The city is looking for rehabilitation of the buildings in keeping with their historical character. We want to increase the number of residents downtown," says Kayla Landeros, acting city manager.
The ANA InterContinental Tokyo is opening new Club Rooms to guests next month. "They will be our top-level rooms and, in addition to offering fantastic views of the city, they will be innovative when it comes to technology, as well as the look and feel of the design," said Michel Chertouh, general manager.
Robert Gaymer-Jones will join Phil Keb of the Langham Hospitality Group in a panel discussion, "Hotel Development in a Competitive Market." They will discuss growth strategies, key areas of development, trends to watch and challenges hoteliers are facing over the next five years. Find out more.
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