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Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel and Casino to Close

Hard Rock International will cease operations of The Mirage Hotel & Casino to begin transforming the venue into the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas. The new resort will feature a guitar-shaped hotel nearly 700 feet in height.
North America

Disney Vacation Club’s New Island Tower

Disney’s Island Tower at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, opening December 2024, says it will be an eco-friendly addition to Walt Disney World.
North America

Hotels See a Rebound in Business Travel 

A new report points to a resurgence in business travel, with group travel boosting hotels and companies increasingly sending employees on trips, challenging earlier predictions that virtual meetings would replace in-person business interactions permanently.
North America

Choice Hotels Addresses Failed Wyndham Merger

Choice Hotels commented on their Wyndham hostile takeover implosion and said it was challenged by a ‘difficult’ administration and a regulatory body that Choice said was ignorant of hotel industry pricing structures, among other reasons.
North America

MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy Launches

MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy, the brand created by MGM Resorts International and Marriott International, is now accepting reservations for 16 hotel and resort destinations on Marriott’s website and app.
North America

Hilton’s Loyalty/Glamping Move

Hilton announced a new exclusive partnership with AutoCamp to offer Hilton guests an experience that blends the spirit of an iconic outdoor adventure with the hospitality and design-forward thinking of a boutique hotel.
North America

Host Hotels and Pebblebrook Report Earnings

The earnings season for hotel companies kicked into high gear with Host Hotels and Pebblebrook becoming the first REITs to show their hand.
North America

Melia Hotels Announces International Push

In 2024, the company’s expansion plans include an initial goal of opening more than twenty hotels and continuing to sign as many new projects.
North America

U.S. Hotels See Best Rates and Occupancy Since 2019

The DJIA ended Friday with a gain of 395 points, while NASDAQ was up 255, the S&P 500 rose 59 points and the 10-year treasury yield ticked up a little to 4.15%. Lodging stocks were mostly…