Chicago hospitality: Andrew McCutchen arrives to unkempt hotel room

Chicago hospitality: Andrew McCutchen arrives to unkempt hotel room
When the former National League MVP arrived to the Windy City late Thursday night for his club's important weekend series at Wrigley Field, he found his hotel room to be anything but sweet, homely or accommodating. It was more, well, take a look for …
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Opponents seeking public vote on proposed Kansas City hotel
Opponents of public subsidies for a $ 311 million convention hotel in Kansas City have turned in petitions seeking a public vote on the proposal. The group needs 1,700 valid signatures for Kansas City initiative petitions. The Kansas City Star reports …
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Record hotel occupancy in Santa Cruz County
SANTA CRUZ >> Hotels in Santa Cruz County set records for occupancy — 71 percent — and average daily room rate — $ 156 — for first eight months of the year, according to STR, which tracks the industry. A third metric, revenue per available room, at …
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Hotel has room for improvement

Hotel has room for improvement
On the hotel's website, the location —1477 N.E. 183rd Avenue — is celebrated as being close to Portland International Airport and the Columbia River Gorge. Gresham Police, however, find the location of the 82-room hotel problematic as the department …
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With closing of deal, Citizen Hotel sale sets a record
Sale of the Citizen Hotel this month likely sets a record for the highest price paid per room in city history. Parties to the sale did not disclose a price when the deal became public in August. County records show the sale, which closed Sept. 1, was …
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New hotel fees include a charge to guarantee the room you want

New hotel fees include a charge to guarantee the room you want
The average rate of a hotel stay in the U.S. is expected to increase to $ 120 this year, a 5% increase over 2014, according to a forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers. On top of that, U.S. hotels are expected to collect a record $ 2.47 billion in extra fees …
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Local Reps and Tourism Stakeholders talk ideas to fixing Hotel/Motel Tax
SAVANNAH,GA- Hotels, short term vacation rentals, and bed and breakfasts across Savannah and along the Georgia coast are seeing increased business this holiday weekend. That's contributing to increased revenue for the state with the new $ 5 per night …
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Man shot outside of Phoenix hotel dies, PD looking for 'person of interest'
PHOENIX – A 41-year-old man died Sunday evening after an early morning shooting outside of a Phoenix hotel. Officers say the shooting happened just after 1:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Premier Inns near Interstate 17 and Peoria Avenue. Rodney …
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Conventional wisdom: Maybe Pittsburgh needs no subsidized mega hotel
Without the promise of sizable subsidies from taxpayers, developers have shown no interest in building a big, full-service hotel near Downtown's David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It turns out that lack of enthusiasm for a facility of at least 1,000 …
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