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Trump Adminstration

article Trump Congratulates Businesses for Helping Fight Coronavirus. But His Own Company Has Been Absent. (4/2/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- As America’s coronavirus crisis has mushroomed, President Donald Trump has repeatedly touted the efforts of businesses to meet a desperate...
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Cahuilla Band

article Cahuilla Casino postpones new hotel opening because of coronavirus (4/1/2020)
(California) -- Cahuilla Casino near Anza has postponed the planned April 2 opening of its new casino hotel property, the Cahuilla Casino Hotel, until further notice,...
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Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article New Marriott data breach impacts 5.2 million guests (3/31/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Previously burned by a hack of its Starwood reservations system, Marriott International on Tuesday disclosed another major data breach, this one affecting...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Some Las Vegas Strip resorts accepting bookings for day after shutdown ends (3/31/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s 30-day casino shutdown is set to end April 16, and some Las Vegas properties are accepting bookings for the following day. The exact...
article Strip hotels winding down operations as part of 30-day shutdown (3/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The casino floor at the Strat was empty Wednesday morning, except for a few employees with gloves wiping down escalators and tables. Its slot machines...
article Inside the world's most expensive hotel room - designed by Damien Hirst (3/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Artist Damien Hirst, known for his lavish, pop culture-related designs, has designed a hotel suite that is now the most expensive hotel room in the world...
article $300M resort reveals its dream for Las Vegas Strip (2/23/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A $300 million resort from the Dream Hotel Group has been announced for the far south end of the Strip. Plans call for a 21-story, 450-room hotel-casino...
article 2 Las Vegas Strip hotels upgraded to 5 stars by Forbes (2/13/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- On Wednesday, Forbes Travel Guide announced that two Las Vegas hotels — the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore — had been upgraded from a four-star...
article Former Lucky Dragon has new name, reopens near Las Vegas Strip (2/7/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The owner of the former Lucky Dragon has renamed and reopened the failed Las Vegas hotel and plans to renovate its old casino space. Ahern Hotel, which...
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Detroit Gaming

article Greektown Casino-Hotel opens rooms for first responders (3/30/2020)
(Michigan) -- Greektown Casino-Hotel, which has been shuttered since Michigan imposed a shelter-in-place order last week, is offering free stays to Detroit first...
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Macau Gaming

article Occupancy rate of Macau’s five-star hotels at 10% in February as visitor arrivals hit record lows (3/30/2020)
(Macau) -- The occupancy rate of five-star hotels in Macau dropped to just 10% in February, according to figures from the Statistics and Census Bureau. Due to the COVID-...
article City of Dreams Macau offers hotel refunds up to Feb 29 (2/7/2020)
(Macau) -- Two Macau casino resorts promoted by Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd – City of Dreams Macau and Studio City – have posted notices on their...
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Philippines Gaming

article Suntrust Home raising $300m for hotel casino (3/30/2020)
(Philippines) -- Suntrust Home Developers Inc., a company that is 51-percent owned by Asia’s largest junket operator Suncity Group Holdings Limited., plans to...
article Life in the time of Covid-19: A casino hotel’s action plan (3/28/2020)
(Philippines) -- Here in the Philippines, the month of March has always ushered in the dry season in lieu of what is called “summer” in other parts of the...
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Kootenai Tribe

article Bonners Ferry hotel provides last resort lodging for commerce workers (3/28/2020)
(Idaho) -- Tourism is all but gone, but occupancy remains high at the Kootenai River Inn in Bonners Ferry. Owned and operated by the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the inn...
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COVID-19

article Coronavirus Rocks the Luxury Hotel Industry (3/26/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The ever-expanding fallout surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has shocked the hotel industry, forcing dozens of the world’s most famous hotels to...
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Shoshone-Bannock

article Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel makes plans to reopen (3/24/2020)
(Idaho) -- Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel has announced it will close its gaming floor, food outlets, and hotel until April 3. The Gaming floor was closed March 21 at 1 a...
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Arizona Gaming

article Study: Arizona could lose 81,984 jobs tied to hotel industry because of coronavirus fallout (3/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- More than 40% of the 200,000 people who work in Arizona's hotel industry could lose their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe,...
article Arizona resorts’ wow factor features you won’t read about on TripAdvisor (3/22/2020)
(Arizona) -- Even though Arizona’s tourism industry is struggling to cope with the unprecedented current health crisis, the industry boasts a wow factor that will...
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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation suspends casino, hotel operations (3/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, and Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Chuck Garrett, have continued to monitor...
article Cherokee Nation closing casinos and hotels through March (3/17/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced it's closing all of the tribe's casinos and hotels, including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, at midnight...
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New Mexico Gaming

article Picuris Pueblo closes pueblo, Hotel Santa Fe (3/22/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Picuris Pueblo Governor Craig Quanchello took steps Friday (March 20) to protect Picuris Pueblo and...
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Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article Wildhorse closing Tower Hotel, Cineplex on Sunday (3/21/2020)
(Oregon) -- After shutting down the casino floor and most of its other services earlier this week due to the novel coronavirus, Wildhorse Resort & Casino is closing...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article All Atlantic City Resort-Casinos Close Temporarily (3/17/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- All nine of this city’s resort-casinos have temporarily suspended operations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 following an order by New Jersey...
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MGM Resorts

article Guests check out of MGM, Wynn on Strip before they go dark (3/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Guests at MGM Resorts properties and Wynn Las Vegas packed their bags and checked out Tuesday, leaving only employees to see to the final details of the...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

press release Firekeepers Casino Hotel designated a Four Diamond Hotel by AAA for fifth year (3/10/2020)
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers Casino Hotel has been designated a Four Diamond Hotel by AAA for the fifth consecutive year. The 243-room hotel, one of an exclusive group in...
article FireKeepers Casino Hotel retains four-diamond status for fifth year (3/4/2020)
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers Casino Hotel has been designated a Four Diamond Hotel by AAA for the fifth consecutive year. The 243-room hotel is part of an exclusive group...
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Trinidad Rancheria

article Trinidad Rancheria: Hotel Could Open Next Summer (3/10/2020)
(California) -- If all goes as it hopes, the Trinidad Rancheria could have its hotel overlooking Trinidad Bay open in the summer of 2021, says Executive Director Jacque...
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Hard Rock

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is a terrific alternative — just prepare for a lot of noise and cigarette smoke (3/9/2020)
(Florida) -- Located just off I-4 on the Tampa Reservation – one of the six governed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida – the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &...
article BLOG: Hit the jackpot in Tampa at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (2/21/2020)
(Florida) -- Music pumping through the speakers provides the call of the Hard Rock, while the blinking, ringing slot machines and enthusiastic activity at the blackjack...
article Does the Hollywood Hard Rock Hotel rock, or is it a one-hit wonder? (2/20/2020)
(Florida) -- Speeding down the asphalt behemoth of the Florida Turnpike, it’s impossible to miss the latest addition to the swampy peninsula’s flat horizon....
article The Seminole Hard Rock Resort & Casino in Tampa recently underwent a $750 million expansion and renovation project. (1/31/2020)
(Florida) -- If the King was alive today — and some say he is — he’d likely be pleased with the extensive upgrades to the Seminole Hard Rock Resort...
article Hard Rock Hotel saying goodbye with ‘Party Weekend’ (1/30/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Nearly 25 years after it first opened, the resort-casino on the corner of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue is celebrating its final days as the Hard Rock...
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Minnesota Gaming

article Running Aces Casino and Racetrack raises the stakes with new hotel (2/29/2020)
(Minnesota) -- It doesn’t have the name recognition or history of Canterbury Park, but Running Aces Casino and Racetrack in Anoka County may give its south metro...
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Muckleshoot Tribe

article Muckleshoot Casino pushes opening of 18-story hotel (2/26/2020)
(Washington) -- Muckleshoot Casino has pushed the opening of a new hotel to 2022 as it works to incorporate a rooftop restaurant and indoor pool, casino operators said...
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Chumash Tribe

article Santa Ynez Chumash hotels, Willows Restaurant earn AAA Four Diamond Awards (2/25/2020)
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel, the tribe’s Hotel Corque in Solvang and its Willows fine-dining restaurant all maintained their long-standing AAA...
article Chumash Hotels and Restaurant Earn AAA Four Diamond Awards (2/23/2020)
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort Hotel, the tribe’s Hotel Corque in Solvang and its Willows fine-dining restaurant all maintained their long-standing AAA...
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Genting

article Hilton Coming to Las Vegas with $4.3 Billion Multi-Brand Resort (2/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Hilton Hotels has partnered with Resorts World Las Vegas to bring a $4.3 billion luxury resort and casino to the Las Vegas Strip.The multi-brand...
article Hilton partners with Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas (2/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Elvis is coming back to the Strip. That’s how Resorts World Las Vegas President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Sibella characterizes a...
article Hilton Plans Las Vegas Hotel in Brand’s Return to the Strip (2/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Hilton was a landmark of the gambling mecca for decades. Now, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is bringing the brand back to the Strip. Hilton...
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Oneida Nation

article Oneida Indian Nation to changeover, open new hotel (2/7/2020)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation today announced its plans to open Sandstone Hollow Inn, formerly the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Verona. The Oneida...
article Oneida Nation buys Verona hotel, will rebrand it as Sandstone Hollow Inn (2/5/2020)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation announced it has acquired the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Verona and will rebrand the hotel as the Sandstone Hollow...
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Poarch Creek

article Wind Creek Bethlehem 1 step closer to bring glitz and glamour to new hotel (2/7/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Wind Creek is one step closer to upping the swank at its Bethlehem casino after a city authority qualified its new hotel project for inclusion in a...
article Wind Creek Bethlehem goes swanky with new hotel thanks to lucrative tax incentive (2/6/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Wind Creek Bethlehem will be able to bring the “glitz and the glamour” to its new 270-room hotel tower if the $100 million project gets...
article Wind Creek Bethlehem 1 step closer to bring glitz and glamour to new hotel (2/6/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Wind Creek is one step closer to upping the swank at its Bethlehem casino after a city authority qualified its new hotel project for inclusion in a...
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Illinois Gaming

article Rivers Casino Exploring Building Hotel On Des Plaines Site (2/4/2020)
(Illinois) -- As the competitive landscape of the gaming industry in Illinois increases in intensity, so do the plans of existing gambling businesses hell-bent on...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Oklahoma Hotel, Lodging Association announces 2020 board (1/29/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association (OH&LA) announced its 2020 Board of Directors at its annual Lodging Summit in January at the River Spirit...
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Video Gaming

article An Atari-themed hotel for gamers is opening in Phoenix, AZ (1/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- You read that right: Atari, the venerable gaming company, is opening a branded hotel in Phoenix targeted towards gamers and e-sports enthusiasts. Breaking...
article Atari Is Bringing a Video Game-Themed Hotel With Arcade Bar and Restaurant to Austin (1/29/2020)
(Texas) -- Retro video game company Atari is planning a gamer-focused hotel in Austin as part of a multi-city project. There is no word yet on where it will be located...
article Atari-Branded Hotels Coming to Eight U.S. Cities (1/29/2020)
(USA) -- In the beginning, there was online gaming. Then entertainment companies said: "Let there be more physical esports spaces." Welcome to the Hotel Atari...
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Other News

article These are the most expensive hotel suites in the world (3/11/2020)
(Worldwide) -- What would you expect from a hotel room that costs per night the equivalent of deposit on a not unreasonably sized house? 24-hour butler service? A...
article ‘I just want our Native people to … get their own place’ (2/29/2020)
(Minnesota) -- One year after a community of several hundred Natives camped out in a tent city to raise awareness of the lack affordable housing in Minneapolis, new...
article REPORT: Hotels Elevate F&B Experiences (2/25/2020)
(USA) -- Hotels here and abroad are enhancing their F&B outlets. New restaurant openings and upgrades, plus unique foodie experiences are all part of the mix.
press release Forbes Travel Guide Reveals The Hotel, Restaurant And Spa Of The Year For 2020 (2/24/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- On the heels of Forbes Travel Guide’s recent 2020 Star Awards, which honor the best in luxury hospitality, the company unveiled the hotel,...
article Police: Las Vegas Employee Starts Fire, Lies About Assault (2/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police have accused a 28-year-old woman of starting a fire at a hotel where she worked on the Strip and lying about being sexually assaulted in...
article A norovirus outbreak tied to a Louisiana casino left more than 200 people sick (2/10/2020)
(Louisiana) -- State health officials in Louisiana are investigating an outbreak of norovirus that has sickened more than 200 people, the Louisiana Department of Health...
article Man accused of assaulting woman in Las Vegas Strip hotel room (2/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A man is accused of picking up a key card from a casino floor at The Venetian and entering a room to have sex with an intoxicated woman, according to an...
article BLOG: Renaissance Curacao resort completes redesign project (1/17/2020)
(Curacao) -- The Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in Willemstad completed a $12 million redesign project that included its lobby, 223 of its 237 guest rooms, its...
article Las Vegas hotel refutes O.J. Simpson’s claim that his reputation was damaged by report about him getting kicked out of venue (1/14/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A popular hotel in Las Vegas is refuting O.J. Simpson’s claim that his reputation took a hit following a media report about him getting kicked out...
article Hotel Expansion Fever Hits Pay Dirt In Cripple Creek (12/27/2019)
(Colorado) -- The hotel expansion drums are still beating away in Cripple Creek, even if physical progress isn’t proceeding as rapidly as some business leaders may...
article How popular booking sites such as Expedia handle controversial resort fees (12/17/2019)
(Internet) -- If you go through a third-party booking site to make hotel reservations, you'll see certain hotels pop up first over others. In the case of Expedia...
article Execs on the Move at Access Point Financial, MGM, Rocco Forte (12/16/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Hospitality companies are bolstering their leadership rosters. Here’s a look at recent personnel shifts at Access Point Financial, MGM Resorts...
article TribalNet: Hotel rooms to be like the casino floor sooner than you think, tech expert says (11/12/2019)
(Tennessee) -- There will be a “blurring of the lines” between the casino floor and hotel rooms in the near future, and it’s coming sooner than you think, according to a...
article TribalNet: Lessons learned: Tribal casinos adjust to having kids on resort properties (11/12/2019)
(Tennessee) -- The opening in March of the $260 million renovation and rebranding of San Diego’s Sycuan Casino to the Sycuan Casino Resort changed the demographics of...
article As Resort Fees Rise, ASTA Presses for Transparency (10/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced they are raising Las Vegas hotel resort fees, at a time when Congress and attorneys general are looking to use...
article Congress takes on 'hidden fees' at hotels and resorts. Here's what it could mean for travelers (10/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- If you find yourself scanning and clicking on hotel prices only to see a higher bill when it's time to pay, you're not alone. Resort fees...
article Titus: Congress bill on hotel resort fees faces uphill path (10/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal legislation requiring transparency in hotel room rate advertising faces an uphill battle in the current Congress, according to Nevada U.S....
article BLOG: A Trio of Hotel Sales (10/4/2019)
(USA) -- Recent hotel sales are happening in Dallas, Virginia and up north in New Jersey: Here’s the details on the deals.
article How a button became one of the greatest #MeToo victories (10/1/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Housekeeper Fatoumata Bah’s voice trembled as she described the fear she experiences every time she knocks on a guest’s door. “Sometimes...
article Feds are having to get involved to keep resorts honest (9/27/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Casinos, hotels and other similar properties are facing heat over outrageous resort fees that are sometimes hidden and which can often drive up...

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