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article Recovery of workers killed in Hard Rock collapse to begin next week, City says (7/9/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Two historic Canal Street buildings are gone and giant red cranes are at Canal and North Rampart streets now. Soon, crews will begin to use those cranes...
article Hard Rock Hotel plans in a hard place amid battle over bond proceeds (7/6/2020)
(Kansas) -- The leaders of a small Kansas town who were promised a Hard Rock Hotel are stuck waiting as the bond trustee and developer wage a legal fight over bond...
article ANALYSIS: Covid19 hotel development analysis: Hard Rock International [Infographic] (7/3/2020)
(Florida) -- With over 200 venues – including cafes, hotels, casinos and live music venues – spread across more than 70 countries, Hard Rock International (...
article 7 things we’ll see at Hard Rock Hollywood casino reopening (5/29/2020)
(Florida) -- Mandatory masks, full-body thermal scanners, Plexiglas barriers, unplugged slot machines — this will be the new reality at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...
article Struggling hotels roll out welcome mat for local tourists (5/23/2020)
(Florida) -- As South Florida hotels stage their comeback from the coronavirus pandemic, there is a consensus among owners and industry leaders about who will lead the...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs casinos are closing their hotels again (7/8/2020)
(New York) -- No more reservations will be accepted for hotel stays at both Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Casino Hotel. In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
article Tioga, Vernon Downs Reopening Hotels (6/25/2020)
(New York) -- Both Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs are reopening up their hotels as they wait to open up their casinos after the months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19...
article Tioga Downs hotel, restaurant to open June 26, casino will remain closed for now (6/24/2020)
(New York) -- Tioga Downs Casino Resort will reopen its hotel and restaurant on Friday, June 26, but not the casino as the Southern Tier moves into Phase 4. Guests can...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamestown S’Klallam

article Jamestown S’Klallam hotel in last stages (7/7/2020)
(Washington) -- Workers were putting finishing touches on the new five-story 7 Cedars Hotel on Tuesday. “It’s 95 percent complete,” Jerry Allen, 7...
1 Article on this Issue

Caesars

article Las Vegas' Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace reopens (7/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace has reopened. The Caesars Entertainment property is the seventh to open since Nevada lifted a COVID-19 shutdown that lasted...
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article The First Adults-Only Casino And Resort Is Opening In Las Vegas This Fall (6/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The new Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is set to open in time for Halloween—two months sooner than its original scheduled date of...
article Hakkasan’s Casa Calavera and L.A.’s Kassi Club Expand to Virgin Hotel Las Vegas (6/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Boldly committed to a late fall debut, the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas dining portfolio continues to surprise, with two new high-profile tenants planning...
article AAA: Las Vegas Leads Nation in Hotel Bookings During COVID-19 Crisis (6/26/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino resorts and hotels have booked more hotel stays than any other destination in the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept tens of...
press release M Resort Spa Casino celebrates reopening and announces 'no resort fee summer' (6/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- M Resort Spa Casino would like to celebrate its recent June 4 reopening and #welcomeback its loyal guests by offering those in search of a summer escape...
article Circa to be 1st new hotel-casino to open since Lucky Dragon (6/21/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens was standing in the parking lot of a Las Vegas office building a few years ago, waiting for the foreclosure auction of a faltering resort:...
article 3 nights, 3 hotels: What it's really like to stay in a hotel during the coronavirus pandemic (6/13/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The voicemail light was blinking when I checked into my room at New York-New York Hotel & Casino during the Strip's reopening last week. Instead...
article Giving Away the House? Las Vegas Resorts Reopen With Rock-Bottom Rates (6/8/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Initial visitors to Sin City following coronavirus shutdowns may feel like they hit a jackpot before they even board a plane. Some Las Vegas casino...
article Low casino room rates could be a risky strategy, experts say (6/5/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is returning to its value destination roots during the coronavirus pandemic, with hotels offering free parking, waived resort fees and...
article Las Vegas Casino Hotel Rooms ‘Heavily Discounted’ During Summer Reopening (5/26/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos are set to reopen Thursday, June 4, and analysts say hotel room rates will be greatly reduced in the months ahead. Las Vegas casino...
article Analyst: Less than half (if that many) of the Las Vegas Strip’s hotel rooms could reopen next month (5/25/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- According to initial plans released by several casino companies, roughly 41% of the total Las Vegas Strip hotel room capacity will, tentatively, reopen on...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Trinidad Rancheria

article Trinidad Rancheria makes McKinleyville pipeline plea (6/21/2020)
(California) -- A proposal by the Trinidad Rancheria to connect to McKinleyville’s water system received a mostly chilly reception from the public during a meeting...
article Trinidad Rancheria Asks for Pipeline Extension to Get Water Via Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (6/12/2020)
(California) -- Having hit a roadblock in negotiations with the City of Trinidad, the Trinidad Rancheria has turned a beseeching eye toward the county’s largest...
article Water glitch not stopping Trinidad Rancheria hotel (5/31/2020)
(California) -- The Trinidad Rancheria is forging ahead its with plans to build a five-story, 100-room hotel near its casino, despite the City of Trinidad’s...
article City Pumps Brakes on Trinidad Rancheria’s Request for Water (5/22/2020)
(California) -- During a hectic and a technologically troubled Webex meeting last night, the Trinidad City Council discussed the controversial topic of water for the...
article Trinidad Rancheria & council in water fight (5/18/2020)
(California) -- The Trinidad Rancheria is alleging that the City of Trinidad has failed to work with the tribe to provide water for its proposed hotel. Because of this...
article Tug-of-water: Trinidad Rancheria says city not acting in good faith (5/18/2020)
(California) -- The controversial hotel project in Trinidad brinks on the city’s agreement to supply the five-story, 100-room development with 10,000 gallons a day...
article The City of Trinidad and the Trinidad Rancheria Are at Odds Again Over the Water Supply for the Tribe’s Hotel Project (5/16/2020)
(California) -- The building of a new hotel on the Trinidad Rancheria has encountered another hurdle as the tribe is now demanding that the City of Trinidad supply the...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Ute Mountain Casino Hotel south of Cortez set for partial reopening (6/19/2020)
(Colorado) -- Ute Mountain Casino Hotel plans to reopen Sleeping Ute RV Park beginning Monday, and the 90-room hotel, gift shop and Kuchu’s Restaurant on Friday....
1 Article on this Issue

Coquille Tribe

article Coquille Tribe moves forward with hotel plans (6/19/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Coos Bay Coquille Tribe’s efforts to build a casino was denied earlier this month. The Tribe is still moving forward with plans for a new hotel in...
article Coquille tribe plans Medford hotel (5/18/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe plans to build a 111-room hotel in south Medford on land next to its proposed casino. The 63,350-square-foot Hotel at the Cedars...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Developers propose 'Aboriginal' art gallery in new Halifax hotel — but did they talk to any Indigenous people? (6/16/2020)
(Nova Scotia) -- A developer from Newfoundland wants to include an “Aboriginal” art gallery in its new downtown Halifax hotel as a public benefit in exchange...
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Mojave

article Avi opening limited number of hotel rooms today (6/10/2020)
(Nevada) -- Last back in the water but finally rejoining the Laughlin casino lineup, Avi Resort and Casino is back open in a limited capacity after a shutdown that has...
1 Article on this Issue

Resorts AC

article Resorts Casino Hotel launches Play Safe, Work Safe plan (6/9/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel has confirmed details of its Play Safe, Work Safe plan to responsibly welcome back guests and team members...
1 Article on this Issue

Rincon Tribe

article Harrah’s Resort Southern California to reopen pool area Monday after coronavirus closure (6/5/2020)
(California) -- Harrah’s Resort Southern California announced in a news release Friday that it will reopen part of its pool complex, Dive, on Monday, June 8, with...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Mystic Marriott laying off 162 employees (6/4/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa has had to lay off 162 employees due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel’s Philadelphia-based...
1 Article on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Plenty of rooms: Natchez hotels ready to welcome return of customers (5/30/2020)
(Mississippi) -- Hotel owners in Natchez have seen an increase in visitors in recent weeks after some restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted. The Natchez...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City hotels welcome guests back as restrictions on short-term rentals loosen (5/29/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- The Claridge’s lobby was sparkling clean Friday afternoon, with bottles of hand sanitizer at the front desk and all employees masked to keep...
article Hard Rock, Tropicana and other Atlantic City casinos are taking hotel reservations (5/19/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Their casino gambling floors remain closed until further notice, but some Atlantic City establishments are still taking reservations for hotel rooms...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Macau five-star hotels Apr occupancy at 6.6pct: govt (5/28/2020)
(Macau) -- The average occupancy rate of Macau’s hotels and guesthouses has reached a historical low in April, at 12.9 percent, according to data published on...
article Commission Against Corruption says complaints of “irregular acts” by Macau gaming and hotel operators on the rise (5/21/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) noted in its 2019 annual working report that it had received an increasing number of complaints and tip-...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article Face Masks Required When Live! Casino & Hotel Reopens (5/28/2020)
(Maryland) -- Live! Casino & Hotel has unveiled its safety plan for the eventual reopening of the facility. Called the Play It Safe Plan, it is a health and...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article River Spirit Casino Resort to offer free night stay for healthcare professionals (5/28/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort announced it will offer a free night stay and $10 Rewards Play for all healthcare professionals. It is scheduled to officially...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Resorts will reopen Las Vegas hotel-casinos June 4 (5/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts’ luxury properties on the Strip will reopen June 4. In the wake of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic shutdown, the long-awaited...
1 Article on this Issue

Cahuilla Band

article Cahuilla Casino Hotel moves past coronavirus setback, gets ready to open (5/25/2020)
(California) -- After roughly year and a half of work, the Cahuilla Band of Indians thought they would be ready to celebrate the opening of their new resort property,...
article Expanded Cahuilla Casino Hotel to reopen May 27, Cahuilla Band of Indians says (5/16/2020)
(California) -- The Cahuilla Band of Indians announced on Friday plans to reopen its recently expanded Cahuilla Casino Hotel near Anza, Calif., on May 27. The move came...
article The new Cahuilla Casino Hotel will open to guests May 27 (5/15/2020)
(California) -- The new Cahuilla Casino Hotel, a $35.2 million casino and hotel intended to replace the original Cahuilla Casino in Anza, will open its doors to the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Nugget, Peppermill, Hyatt Regency Tahoe announce plans to reopen soon with precautions (5/21/2020)
(Nevada) -- The Nugget Casino in Sparks announced on Thursday that it will resume operations soon, with added health and safety protocols in the midst of the coronavirus...
article When will Nevada's hotel-casinos reopen? Here's what you need to know. (5/21/2020)
(Nevada) -- The pandemic has turned Nevada's premier tourist destinations into deserts of uncertainty. No one can say when COVID-19 will loosen its grip or when the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

COVID-19

article In quarantine at Gallup hotels (5/16/2020)
(New Mexico) -- It’s a Thursday afternoon, and Dr. Christian Root-Bowman has just finished checking on his COVID-19 patients. He’s wearing three masks, one...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Document shows shutdown toll on Trump hotel in Las Vegas: 552 layoffs (5/6/2020)
(Nevada) -- Documents have been made public detailing the layoffs of more than 500 workers at the hotel partly owned by President Donald Trump. In an April letter to the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Hotel Biz Can't Upend $296M Award In Casino Contract Fight (SUB REQ) (5/29/2020)
(Singapore) -- A Singaporean court rejected the latest efforts by hotel company Bloomberry Resorts Corp. to dodge an arbitration tribunal's ruling that it owes $296...
article River Cree shares 7-storey message of 'HOPE' with Edmonton (4/13/2020)
(Edmonton) -- Dozens of hotel rooms were lit at the River Cree Resort and Casino Monday night, but there wasn’t even one guest staying or playing there. The hotel...
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.

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