San Diego City Council approves hotel purchases for homeless housing

San Diego City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved the purchase of two hotels that within two months could become permanent homes for 400 people now at a temporary shelter at the Convention Center.

While no one knows when the venue again will be used for conventions, ending the shelter prepares the city for when that day finally comes. The city opened the shelter in April out of fears that

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Davidson Hotels & Resorts Bolsters Southeastern Footprint With Addition Of The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Leading hospitality management company Davidson Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center to its growing portfolio. Operated by Davidson’s lifestyle and luxury division Pivot Hotels & Resorts, the 230-room, Art Deco-inspired boutique hotel is part of Curio Collection by Hilton. Located in New Orleans’ Arts and Warehouse District adjacent to The National WWII Museum, the property was

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Manchester City Council is smoothing the path for a 35% affordable accommodation requirement on purpose-built student accommodation, and it is pondering ways to make landlords pay for the extra costs high-density PBSA creates.

The new requirements follow a policy rethink that concluded the city’s student housing stock is poor quality, too expensive and that landlords are getting away with shirking the social cost of their schemes.

The city restricted PBSA

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All-New stayAPT Suites Hotel Brand Launches in U.S.

With hotel-lodging veteran Gary A. DeLapp at the helm, stayAPT Suites is poised for both a successful launch and long-term presence in the industry segment. President and CEO DeLapp is known for his notable contributions within the hotel industry, especially in the extended stay segment, with previous executive leadership roles served at Woodspring Suites, Extended Stay America, and Invitation Homes.

“For too long, it’s been status-quo for long-term lodging guests

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Japan’s Hoshino Resorts to open hotel in China’s Zhejiang in 2021

This supplied photo shows the location Hoshino Resorts Co. plans to open a hotel property in the Mt. Tiantai area in China’s Zhejiang Province. (Photo courtesy of Hoshino Resorts/NNA/Kyodo)


TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) — Hoshino Resorts Co. plans to open a hotel property in a major sightseeing area of China’s Zhejiang Province in the spring of 2021, the Japanese company said.


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Resorts World Casino to open hotel at Aqueduct Racetrack

This is a real gamble.

Many New York hotels are sitting largely empty because of lost business due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But the owner of Resorts World Casino NYC at Aqueduct in Queens announced plans Monday to open a new $400 million Hyatt Regency-run hotel next to its gambling facility, which is located near JFK airport.

The hotel will be called Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York

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Hyatt and Genting Americas Announce Plans for Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 13, 2020–

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Genting Americas announced today plans for a new hotel located at Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC). Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2021, and will be an eight-story 400-room four-star hotel with residential-inspired guestrooms and premium suites with energizing design and insightful in-room technology. The hotel will

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Austin hotel association hosts food drive for industry employees

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A food drive to help employees of hotels — who have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic — was held Tuesday afternoon.

The Austin Hotel & Lodging Association and the Austin Concierge & Guest Services Association held a drive-thru food drive for hotel industry employees Tuesday (KXAN/Frank Martinez)

The drive was held at the Omni Southpark Hotel located at 4140 Governors Row as part of its

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Kyambogo hostel owners oppose university accommodation fees guidelines

Kabojja Hostel which is found in Banda, a Kampala Suburb.(PHOTO BY RONARD SHABOMWE)

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Hostel Owners around Kyambogo University have opposed the University demand of carrying forward hostel fees of Semester two to cater for the remaining period on re-opening this week.

According to Elli Katunguka the Vice Chancellor Kyambogo University, the management negotiated with some hostel owners and agreed that the hostel fees which

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Ballarat accommodation provider has concerns over how fines will shape incoming business | The Courier

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A LEADING Ballarat accommodation provider wants clarity on how overseas-based online travel agents can withhold information from properties given thousands of dollars of fines could be placed on businesses if they let people from locked down areas stay. Gavin James, who runs Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments, is calling for more protection for businesses which can be fined up to $10,000 if the wrong person visits their property. He

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Decatur tourism: Virus drops lodging tax collections 16% | Decatur

The lodging tax that supports Decatur-Morgan County Tourism was down 16% as fiscal 2020 neared its end and was still recovering from larger declines caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

Decatur CFO John Andrzejewski said the city collected $1.17 million through Aug. 31 from the 7% lodging tax compared to $1.40 million at the same point last year.

Tourism receives 64.3% of these revenues so its share was down

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Rotorua accommodation: Hotel guest nights skyrocket

Domestic hotel guest nights in Rotorua in the third quarter of the year were up 56 per cent compared to 2019. Photo / Getty Images

Rotorua is being labelled a “standout performer” and hotels are showing signs of bouncing back as new data shows guest nights have risen.

But a local hospitality representative is concerned there may not be enough

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Crimson, Quest hotels hold Passionately Pink Virtual Run



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IN SUPPORT of breast cancer awareness month, Chroma Hospitality, Inc., the management company behind Crimson Hotels and Resorts and Quest Hotels and Resorts, launches the fund-raising project Passionately Pink Virtual Run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 8.

Proceeds from the virtual run will go to STAGEZERO by Project Pink Support Group, a non-stock, non-profit organization, which aims to encourage and empower patients, families and communities to

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Hearing-impaired worker fired: Was there an ADA accommodation?

A disabled employee failed a safety test and was fired, but now the company’s in hot water for not trying hard enough to find an ADA accommodation for the worker.

Here’s a breakdown of the case.

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Mark Mlsna was a train conductor with Union Pacific who had
a hearing disability. Employees were required to wear ear protection, but when
Mlsna wore it, his hearing was impaired even more

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CCTV appeal after ‘shameful’ burglar raids sheltered accommodation

A CCTV appeal has been launched after a woman in her 80s was burgled in Liverpool.

A large amount of money was stolen from the elderly woman’s purse in Dene Court sheltered accomodation, on Long Lane in Fazakerley.

It is reported that a man gained entry to the flat at around 9.15pm on Sunday, July 26.

The victim was present at the time and although uninjured, was left shaken by

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Two downtown hotels get boost from Blue Jays’ games in Buffalo | Local News



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Tom Long, general manager of the Westin on Delaware.




The hotel has hosted pro hockey teams and entertainers before, but circumstances were different this time.

“It did open your eyes on how serious they took Covid and all the protocols that were in place,” Long said.

That included the occupancy limits for elevators. “Almost every player walked the stairs every time they went up or down,” Long said.

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24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for ‘operational reasons’



a city street in front of a building: File photo of the former Regency Hotel - now the Bonnington Hotel - in 2011


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OVER TWENTY HOMELESS families being accommodated in The Bonnington Hotel – formerly the Regency Hotel – are being moved as Dublin City Council is ending its use of the hotel for “operational reasons” at the end of the month. 

Private hotels and commercial providers in Dublin have been used regularly for homeless

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Pets allowed at new Tokyo accommodation for COVID-19 patients with mild or no symptoms



a tall building in a city: Temporary recovery facilities created by the Nippon Foundation are seen in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, in July. (Mainichi/Koichiro Tezuka)


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Temporary recovery facilities created by the Nippon Foundation are seen in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, in July. (Mainichi/Koichiro Tezuka)

TOKYO — Newly built 140-bed recovery accommodation in the capital’s Daiba district for novel coronavirus patients with mild or no symptoms will allow them to stay with their pets, it has been learned from plans laid out by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

As a general rule, COVID-19 patients with

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Fascinating photo book documents Pyongyang’s frozen-in-time accommodation options

Poolside bars, revolving restaurants, marbled lobbies and huge indoor swimming pools. These are standard features in posh Western hotels – and, it turns out, in North Korean hotels, too, as a fascinating new book reveals.

Hotels of Pyongyang, by author James Scullin and photographer Nicole Reed, takes readers inside the frozen-in-time, yet surprisingly glamorous, hotels of the hermit country’s capital city.

Extraordinary photos in the tome show how its hotels

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