Hotels, Malls Fail to Pay Cook County Taxes

Hotels and shopping malls have skipped out on their Cook County tax payments

Hotels and shopping malls have skipped out on their Cook County tax payments

Pummeled by the pandemic, numerous hotels and shopping malls in Cook County have skipped their latest property tax payment.

And the total has added up to nearly $500 million the county hasn’t collected, according to Crain’s.

In Chicago, Hilton and Marriott brands, and the luxury Drake Hotel on North Michigan Avenue have accrued the biggest unpaid bills.

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University Students Room in Chic Hotels, Apartments During Pandemic | Voice of America

Cristina Lozano, a junior at New York University (NYU), has been staying at the chic W New York Hotel, a 1911 beaux arts-style building that overlooks Union Square Park and offers a short walk to the Empire State Building.

The hotel is booked until next summer, when prices are advertised from the $400s to the $600s a night. For now, the place belongs to Lozano and others like her, who

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Xenia Hotels says 37 of 38 hotels and resorts are open

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Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc. (xhr) offered an update of its business Wednesday during the pandemic, while also announcing new amendments to some of its borrowing and unveiling a $150 million five-year bond deal. The Orlando, Fla.-based REIT said 37 of its 38 hotels and resorts are open, after being closed during the pandemic, and it is continuing to review the timing of reopening its Hyatt Regency Portland

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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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Benidorm tourism destroyed by UK quarantine rules as just 17 of 140 hotels remain open

JUST 17 of Benidorm’s hotels out of 140 are to remain open as the tourism industry is destroyed by the UK quarantine restriction.

The popular holiday hotspot relies on British tourists, who have deserted the resort.

Just 12 per cent of Benidorm's hotels are still open as Brits desert the resort

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Just 12 per cent of Benidorm’s hotels are still open as Brits desert the resortCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Benidorm is still pressing for a safe air corridor to be set up

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San Diego City Council to purchase 2 hotels for homeless housing

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council took a major step Tuesday in its fight against homelessness, approving the purchase of two former hotel properties to create 332 permanent units for more than 400 San Diegans currently experiencing homelessness.

The council, which voted 9-0, approved spending $67 million for a former Residence Inn in the Hotel Circle area and $39.5 million for a former Residence Inn in the Kearny

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Misinformation, opposition dog city’s plan to convert two hotels into housing

Getting homeless people off the street and into permanent homes is not a controversial idea. Getting people to agree on where they should live, however, can be a tough sell.

San Diego city officials are experiencing that challenge once again as plans move forward to buy two hotels that could house 400 homeless people who are staying at a temporary shelter in the San Diego Convention Center.

The proposal to

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6 Wisconsin hotels voted among best in country by Conde Nast Traveler readers

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New York’s Storied Roosevelt Joins Growing List of Prominent Hotels to Close Their Doors

New York City’s once seemingly indomitable hospitality industry sustained another blow this week when the owners of the historic Roosevelt Hotel, a 96-year-old Midtown institution, announced that the 1,025-room hotel will cease operations on Oct. 31.

Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, the hotel opened in the fall of 1924, and its Italian Renaissance façade of chiseled marble and limestone has been an unchanging fixture of the Manhattan streetscape ever since.

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You Can Spend Thanksgiving Privately At These Hotels

Going out for Thanksgiving is always a popular option rather than having one family member take on the responsibility of putting on the dinner. A weekend at a hotel or resort is also popular right now given the months spent in quarantine by many families without

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Things to do, restaurants and hotels in Durango, Colorado

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DURANGO, Colorado — If ever there was a tourist destination built for social distancing during a global pandemic, it’s this scenic and spacious town of about 20,000 residents at the base of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado.

Durango offers plenty of wide-open spaces for nature lovers, adventure seekers and history buffs, with numerous outdoor dining choices — some in spectacular settings.

And you’re not likely to have

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Marriott, Hyatt or Holiday Inn Express: Comparing hotels’ covid protocols

Until last week, the last time I stayed at a hotel was back in March. Since the pandemic began, I spent months locked down alone in my D.C. apartment, then with family in Upstate New York. I took bike trips and road trips to go camping, but I avoided hotels completely.

In the meantime, hotels, like the rest of the travel industry, were suffering. According to the American Hotel &

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10 new hotels in Asia we can’t wait to stay in once it’s safe to travel again



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It’s been a strange and sometimes challenging year, but that hasn’t stopped a host of incredible new hotels from opening their doors across Asia.

From Tokyo to Bangkok to Bali and beyond, an impressive slate of new properties is ready to welcome travellers once travel restrictions have been lifted. We’re not quite there yet unfortunately, but there’s no harm in daydreaming about future holidays in

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



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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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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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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.

We want

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




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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.

The

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



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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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