Wiring suspected in fire that destroyed Augusta’s iconic Bunkhouse Inn

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The Bunkhouse Inn, built in Gilman in 1912, was later cut in half so so mules could pull it two miles to Augusta. It burned down Saturday. Gilman is now a ghost town. (Photo: TRIBUNE PHOTO/KRISTEN INBODY)

The owners of a historic hotel on Main Street in Augusta that burned down over the weekend are planning to rebuild a new hotel that they hope will become the

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‘Waiting for FEMA’: Displaced and distraught, thousands who fled Louisiana hurricanes languish in hotels

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a tiny hotel room, the couple’s three young children buzzed around them on two beds pushed together. A pile of donated toys sat on the floor near a baby stroller that doubles as a cart to fetch groceries. Cockroaches lurked inside an open cabinet near a mini refrigerator.

“We’re not complaining about it. It’s a place to live,” said Skyla Thomas, 20. “But at the

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Another Rockwood Inn is for sale | Somerset

Another Rockwood inn is on the market.

The Rockwood Trail House Bed & Breakfast and Bike Shop is for sale.

Owners Lynn and Debbie Sanner, who have owned the property since 1998, plan to retire if they find the right buyer.

“We are feeling out the market,” Debbie Sanner said. “If we sell it, who knows. If we don’t, we will hang in there.”

Changes are coming to a trio

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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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APEX Surface Care Incorporates Latest ICE Robotics For High-Tech Commercial Maintenance | News

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — APEX Surface Care, the nation’s most experienced, reliable and sustainable surface care company, today announced it has integrated industry-leading ICE Robotics autonomous cleaning equipment and technology into its surface care solutions, delivering a more modern, efficient and data-driven maintenance approach. By incorporating the latest high-tech equipment, APEX Surface Care is raising the bar for North America’s most image-conscious facilities.

Incorporating robotics into

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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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As pandemic worsens strain on homeless shelters, Montreal to provide temporary housing in hotels

a man preparing food in a kitchen: Volunteers at the Welcome Hall Mission prepare a Thanksgiving meal for patrons.

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Volunteers at the Welcome Hall Mission prepare a Thanksgiving meal for patrons.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says she’s working with federal and provincial governments to temporarily house people who are homeless in mostly vacant hotels once again, as shelters continue to see an increase in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I think we must seize the opportunity to quickly give a roof to many people who

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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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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pushes for project to turn hotels in homeless housing

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The City Council is expected to decide on a proposal that would turn two purchased hotels into housing for San Diego’s homeless, and on Monday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer made a push in favor of the plan.

Part of California’s Project Homekey includes an initiative to provide more homeless Californians with permanent housing amid the COVID-19 crisis. The project’s budget is $600 million, with $37 million for

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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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Ovolo Hotels goes vegetarian with ‘Year of the Veg’ to honour sustainable living

As the world continues to shift towards sustainable living with plant-based diets and ethical eating, Ovolo Hotels is joining in on the action by going completely vegetarian! Launching ‘Year of the Veg’, all Ovolo hotels in Hong Kong and Australia will be cutting out all meats across all its bars, restaurants, and room service menus, replacing them with plant-based foods for an entire year starting this October.

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Universal Music Group Set To Launch UMusic Hotels In Atlanta, Orlando, Biloxi, MS


UMusic Hotel In Biloxi, MS

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and DAKIA U-VENTURES, an entertainment impact investment group, are launching UMUSIC HOTELS, a new global collection of music-based experiential hotel properties, as part of their previously announced joint venture. UMUSIC HOTELS’ first three announced locations will be ATLANTA; BILOXI, MS; and ORLANDO, with additional cities across the U.S. and around the world to come.


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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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Neighbors: Inn brings the world to her door | News Sun

ALBION — In January 2009, Albion resident Tammy Luce was in the crawl space of her historic red brick home, trying to feed wires for cable TV and the telephone up through the floor. Friends were waiting above, ready to grab the wires.

The temperature was well below freezing.

“I love ice fishing, but I’ve never been that cold in my life,” Luce said. “I was in there two or

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Apex Hotels Goes on Point with Infor

LONDON, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Infor today announced that luxury hotel operator Apex Hotels has invested in Infor technology to create a standard platform across its entire property portfolio. Apex Hotels operates 10 sites throughout the United Kingdom, spanning 1,476 rooms in both three-star and four-star hotels. Infor has already delivered the first two of 10 implementations at the flagship Apex City of London – a property

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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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File photo of the former Regency Hotel – now the Bonnington Hotel – in 2011

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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Tuesday’s papers: Mask back-chat, cheap hotels and a demanding dad | Yle Uutiset

Nuori pukee kasvomaskia ylleen.
Face masks have been a touchy subject in Finland.

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Finland’s journey towards mass face mask-wearing has not been straightforward. In the spring the country did not offer a recommendation to wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus, and Ilta-Sanomat on Tuesday reports that this was not a unanimous decision by health authorities.

The first official communication on face masks came in April, when the

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