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Construction on Osage Casino Hotel is Underway

June 18, 2021

The Osage Nation broke ground on new casinos locations in Bartlesville and Pawhuska Oklahoma. First announced in June 2020, the projects will relocate and expand the tribe’s existing casinos in Pawhuska and outside Bartlesville in Osage County. Completion of the facilities has been delayed throughout the planning process, but both are expected to open in fall […]

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Let’s Meet There Whitepaper Shows Scientific Evidence for Safe Face-to-Face Events

June 18, 2021

Nine months ago, The U.S. Travel Association launched the Let’s Meet There campaign to encourage Americans to consider making plans for travel.  This association held a press conference earlier this week that shared scientifically-backed evidence that it is safe to meet face-to-face and conduct professional meetings and events (PMEs). This report examines mitigation and risk […]

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GBTA Calls for Action as World Leaders Meet at G7 Summit

June 18, 2021

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is calling for world leaders of the G7 countries to lead conversations for a seamless return of international travel to boost the global economic recovery. Aviation and business travel are critical factors in the success of the global economy and international relations. As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

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Hotel Performance Reaches Pandemic-era Highs

June 18, 2021

U.S. weekly hotel performance remained relatively flat from the previous week but still reached pandemic-era highs, according to STR‘s latest data through 5 June. 30 May through 5 June 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*): Occupancy: 61.9% (-14.0%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$123.49 (-6.7%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$76.44 (-19.7%) Each of […]

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Casino Hotel Resort Expansion Planned in Wayland, Michigan

June 11, 2021

Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan is planning a $300 million expansion project of its property near Wayland into a hotel resort. The expansion is expected to include a 250-key, four-diamond hotel with suites, rooms, a restaurant and a full-service spa. The casino also plans to create its own version of a year-round island oasis […]

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Downtown Convention Hotel Planned in Abilene, TX

June 11, 2021

The Abilene, Texas city council approved plans for the development of a design/build for a downtown convention center hotel. The agreement was signed with DPR Construction who will proceed with the development of the design/build project which is to begin this month. The Doubletree Hotel project consists of the city facilities which include public conference […]

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The 2021 Destinations International Annual Convention is Happening This July

June 11, 2021

Destinations International, the global trade association for convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards, is hosting the 2021 Annual Convention July 13-15 as a hybrid event. This year’s event is all about embracing disruption, something the whole travel/tourism industry had to do this past year. Attendees will learn more about where the travel/tourism is […]

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Hotel Occupancy Reaches Second-Highest Level Since Start of Pandemic

May 25, 2021

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached its second-highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to STR‘s latest data through 15 May. 9-15 May 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*): Occupancy: 59.1% (-16.4%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$113.54 (-15.4%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$67.05 (-29.2%) Friday/Saturday occupancy came in higher than any […]

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Pharmacy ‘Vending Machines’ are Making their Way to Hotels

May 21, 2021

When your group is checking into a hotel for your next meeting or event, keep an eye out for a new convenience that is becoming more prevalent in lobby areas.  Pharmacy ‘vending machines’ contain essential hygiene and travel products such as shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, common medications, and deodorant; thus providing a new one-stop-shop for […]

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Hotel Management Company Launches ‘Meeting Bubble’ Program

May 21, 2021

Pyramid Hotel Group, a national hotel management company, came up with a new health protocol system known as the ‘meeting bubble.’  This program includes floor buyout options, dedicated meeting space, and extensive cleaning and safety protocols. Additionally, each individual hotel offers hybrid meeting options through audio-visual capabilities, as well as special perks, programming, and incentives […]

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