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Halekulani Corporation managed both Halepuna Waikiki and luxury resort Halekulani, which also earned a top spot on the list as #3 Hotel in Hawaii.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and, among hoteliers, considered the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Condé Nast Travelers says more than 600,000  readers submitted responses.

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Book questions how 2 Africans businessmen died in Springfield hotel

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Two South African men, on a trip to ride motorcycles along historic Route 66, were found dead in 2015 in separate rooms at a Springfield hotel.

How they died was not immediately apparent.

But six weeks later, the Springfield Police Department announced the mystery had been solved after testing from the CDC: the two men — Gerrit Strydom, 45, and James Bethel, 44 — died from cerebral malaria.

It seemed the two men must have been bitten by infected mosquitoes during a fishing trip back in Africa, fallen ill and died after traveling to Springfield.

Case closed. Or at least, that’s how it appeared. 

A photo illustration of a mosquito. (Photo: CDC / GETTY)

But when the News-Leader requested the full investigative report in the case last month, the response from a police department spokeswoman was that the case is still considered open five years later — and the

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Choice Hotels or Extended Stay: Which is a Better Hotel Stock?

The Hotel and Motels industry is currently grappling with the coronavirus woes. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, companies have been adhering to temporary closures; travel restrictions; cancellation of events, conferences and meetings; social-distancing measures and other governmental regulations. Resultantly, occupancy rates and revenue per available room (RevPAR) have been negatively impacted.

Per STR, the U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy for the week ended Oct 3, 2020, came in at 47.9% compared with 48.7% for the week ended Sep 26. Meanwhile, RevPAR indicated a decline of 48.1% year over year, for the week ended Oct 3. Notably, we believe that the pandemic is likely to continue and have an adverse material impact on the hospitality industry for some time. So far this year, the Zacks Hotels and Motels industry have declined 24.2% against the S&P 500’s growth of 7.9%.

However, with cost-saving initiatives and digital enhancements in place,

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Holiday hotel bookings push out locals seeking shelter from storm power outages

ALBANY – The confluence of a days-long power outage in some communities and Columbus Day weekend means that many in the Capital Region who are seeking shelter in local hotels will likely be left shivering, in the dark, at home.

Hotels in and around the Capital Region are largely booked with leaf peepers and National Grid crews. Thus, the 46,000 National Grid and 130 NYSEG customers still without power as of late Friday afternoon who were hoping to book a room for a night or two until their electricity is restored after Wednesday’s thunderstorm are having to make a lot of calls to book a room.

“I’ve been told that 600 rooms were needed for work crews,” said Jill Delaney, president and CEO of Discover Albany. “That’s not typical, but they couldn’t double up because of COVID. Each crew person needs an individual space. But there are still some (hotels)

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Denver hotel ranked among 25 best in world

A Denver hotel earned a ranking among the top 25 hotels in the world in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, and another 18 hotels and resorts earned regional accolades from the travel magazine.

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Condé Nast Traveler also named Aspen the No. 7 small city in the United States, remarking: “Aspen is home to some of the best ski slopes in the United States—and some of the best resorts, too.”

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But the biggest honor locally went The Art, the 165-room luxury hotel at 1201 Broadway that is bedecked in artwork and features a fourth-floor balcony lounge overlooking the Golden Triangle district. Condé Nast Traveler ranked it as the No. 22 hotel in the world, the No. 9 hotel in the U.S. and the No. 1 hotel

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Mission Pacific Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, and The Seabird Resort, a Destination Hotel, to Debut in Oceanside, Calif.

Set to open Spring 2021, adjacent boutique properties are poised to become a world-class beach destination in San Diego County

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Oceanside Beach Resort Owner LLC, an affiliate of S.D. Malkin Properties, proudly announce the naming of the new Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort, both expected to open in Spring 2021 in Oceanside, Calif. The two adjacent hotels will be the newest and largest oceanfront resort development in San Diego County in more than half of a century, collectively spanning 700 feet of beachfront property. Along with immediate beach access, Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort will offer guests a combined 387 guestrooms – most with water-facing views – as well as a variety of food and beverage experiences, oceanview pools and meeting spaces, full recreational programming for beach services and water sports, and more.

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How a top South Beach hotel broker is still selling amid the pandemic

  • The hotel sector has been one of the hardest hit since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Susan Gale, a top broker in Florida’s South Beach, gave Business Insider a breakdown of what it’s been like selling hotels during the pandemic.
  • According to Gale, hotels can sell during these uncertain times if both sellers and buyers are willing to adjust to new market demands.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

“Just days before the shutdown, I had over $70 million under contract in hotels,” Susan Gale told Business Insider. “Every deal got canceled.”

“The market in Miami was unreal before the pandemic; 2019 was a record-breaking year for me and it looked like 2020 was going to be one of the best years in my 20-plus year career of selling hospitality assets,” she said, “but then everything shut down.”

Gale described the energy of the market during that time

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Why this Perth hotel was named Australia Pacific’s best in the business

The coronavirus pandemic has failed to quell momentum at Perth’s most desirable hotel destination.

COMO The Treasury used the health crisis to fine-tune several aspects of its offering and open a new underground cocktail bar, Pooles Temple, while it was closed, and on Wednesday was voted best hotel in the Australia Pacific region for a fourth time by the world’s most elite travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

COMO The Treasury's understated luxury has made the 48-room hotel a favourite with travellers.

COMO The Treasury’s understated luxury has made the 48-room hotel a favourite with travellers.Credit:MARTIN MORRELL

The 48-room, wellness-inspired urban resort in the heart of the city has helped transform Perth since undergoing a $110m restoration overseen by Perth designer Kerry Hill

The business occupies the 140-year-old Victorian stone and brick buildings that once housed a post office, land titles office and treasury and is now home to some of Perth’s most impressive bars and restaurants, such as David Thompson’s Thai

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Dublin luxury hotel crowned best in Ireland by international travel magazine

A luxury hotel in Dublin City Centre has been crowned the best in Ireland by an international travel magazine.

The Westbury Hotel in the capital was ranked top hotel in Ireland according to Condé Nast Traveller’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The five-star hotel is just a short walk from Grafton Street right in the heart of Dublin.

Room prices start from €200 and can go all the way to €2,302.50 for its presidential suite.

The description for the swanky hotel on Google reads: “A minute’s walk from Grafton Street, this swanky hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Little Museum of Dublin and an 11-minute walk from Dublin Castle.

“Luxe, airy rooms have custom wool carpets, chic furnishings and pillow-top mattresses. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines, plus marble bathrooms with heated floors and designer toiletries. Suites have living areas, and some add free-standing baths and/or

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14-story hotel, new restaurants, more gaming space coming to ilani Casino Resort

A major expansion at ilani Casino Resort will add a 14-story hotel, two new restaurants and more gaming space, according to the casino’s operators. In addition, ilani’s new 2,700-space, six-story parking garage is set to open next month.

On Oct. 15, workers will begin the expansion projects by first adding about 17,000 square feet to the casino’s floor space, said ilani President Kara Fox-LaRose. Workers will remove an existing wall in the casino near the food court to reveal the expansion, which is already under the same roof as the casino, but it’s currently a dirt floor with exposed beams. The project will cost $30 million, she said.

The expansion will add roughly 200 jobs, 200 slot machines and additional table games. It is scheduled to open next summer. Ilani originally planned to open the expansion at the end of this summer along with the parking garage, but the COVID-19

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