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1/23/2018

The development of a 127-key Marriott Tribute property is scheduled to begin in June inside the Park Square building in St. Paul, Minn.

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1/23/2018

Steve Wynn has announced plans to develop a 2,000-key Wynn- and Encore-affiliated hotel on the site of the former Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

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1/23/2018

The Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua is being developed on the site of the shuttered Half Moon Bay Resort, which was destroyed by a 1995 hurricane. The property is slated to open in 2021.

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1/23/2018

Google engineer James Damore, the author of the infamous memo stating that women were not suited for the field, was not fired because of his political affiliations, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says. Damore has launched a lawsuit against the company, accusing Google of discriminating against white, conservative male employees.

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1/23/2018

After noticing a lack of gender diversity in the company, Lessonly CEO Max Yoder reached out to nonprofit organization Athena Alliance to help find a suitable female candidate for the board of directors. "To all of you who are looking to fill an independent board seat, my advice is take the time to go out of your network and don't stop until you find someone who is just right," Yoder writes.

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1/23/2018

Industry leaders have developed gender-lens investing strategies, which help investors support organizations that include and promote women. "A lot of our male clients really love this strategy because they have daughters in the workplace. You want your daughters to succeed as well as you want your sons to succeed," says Veris CEO Patricia Farrar-Rivas.

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CNBC
1/22/2018

Marriott International has made Aloft and Element special projects for growth among the 11 Starwood Hotels & Resorts brands it acquired with the chains' 2016 merger. The select-service and extended-stay sectors represented by the brands remain attractive to investors and are under-exploited, Marriott officials say.

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1/22/2018

Sonoma County, Calif., hotel revenues reached a record $309.8 million last year, more than doubling since 2009, STR reports. The peak was reached even as three hotels burned in the October wildfires, and the remaining properties were occupied by displaced residents seeking temporary shelter.

1/22/2018

A 114-year-old hotel in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. that fell on hard times has been restored to its French Renaissance splendor with no skimping on amenities. Developer Rocco Termini has spent $40 million on renovation since buying the Lafayette Hotel in 2009 and renaming it The Hotel @ the Lafayette.

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1/22/2018

Iberostar has unveiled a new logo and rebranding effort that includes organizing its properties into three segments: City Hotels, Ocean Resorts and Heritage Hotels, which encompasses historic or culturally significant properties.

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