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8/15/2018

The rooftop bar of the Holston House Nashville in Tennessee is the site of classes in drink-mixing, combined with some cocktail history, every Wednesday evening through this month. Don Hernandez, the hotel's beverage director, conducts the 90-minute, $30 sessions.

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8/15/2018

New York led the way in hotel construction in the second quarter with 169 projects. Dallas finished second with 156 projects, according to Lodging Econometrics.

8/15/2018

Looking ahead to its conversion to a for-profit corporation, Best Western International has filed its intentions to offer 55 million shares of common stock. The company said the conversion, which will result from a merger with its wholly owned subsidiary, is necessary to raise capital in the face of multiple competitive challenges.

8/15/2018

Tech companies are showing keen interest in the $250 million Ameswell office-hotel complex under construction near the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The triangle-shaped development is being touted as a site for work, meetings and leisure.

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8/15/2018

Instaroom, a new web-based concierge platform, promises to save hoteliers and guests time and money by consolidating multiple channels of information and transactions. "We believe that today's travel distribution scene disconnects travelers from hotels with an abundance of different middlemen, creating an ecosystem that is neither beneficial for the hotel nor the traveler," CEO Niklas Pettersson said.

8/15/2018

The Pai-Shau Signature Hydrating Ritual at Remede Spa in Miami "aims to nourish and hydrate your hair using a signature tea complex that is infused into every one of the luxurious products," Paige Mastrandrea writes.

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Haute Living online
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8/15/2018

Habitude Salon Spa, Antonio Spa, and Penelope and the Beauty Bar are among Seattle-area spas offering interesting treatment options. Habitude has a massage on its menu that uses cannabidiol-based lotions.

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Seattle magazine
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8/15/2018

The Rancho La Puerta spa in Mexico has added a trio of villas for guests that feature outdoor gardens and lounging areas. Some villas include an in-room, 90-minute spa treatment.

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Forbes
8/15/2018

Coffee is the inspiration behind the cold-brew hair color, a look that is gaining traction on social media.

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PopSugar
8/15/2018

Belmond is reviewing its sale options after years of spurning offers. Properties in Belmond's portfolio include the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro and Cipriani in Venice, Italy.

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