3 top Texas hotels claim coveted spots on new Conde Nast Hot List

No doubt, Houston boasts world-class luxury hotels. But locals looking for weekend or extended Lone Star State getaways can look to three new shining stars.

Conde Nast Traveler has released its Hot List for 2021 and highlights a trio of Texas top stays. Thompson Dallas was the city’s only hotel to make the prestigious list of 69 best new hotels from around the world. Two Austin properties round out a Texas trio: Commodore Perry Estate and Hotel Magdalena.

Part of the lifestyle hospitality brand Thompson Hotels, the Dallas hotel opened in November 2020 in the historic George

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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas: First In

When Peter Morton opened his hard-partying Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in 1995 on Paradise Road, a mile east of the Las Vegas Strip, it was dubbed a Vegas resort for a new generation. And that generation made some of the city’s wildest (and perhaps haziest) memories standing in lines stretching from the casino to the  notorious Rehab pool party, where cabanas could go for $10,000 and making it rain—dollar bills, Champagne—just meant it was Sunday. It was permanent spring break, where you could sidle up to your rock idol at the Center Bar and revel in the

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Hyatt Hotels post bigger loss as pandemic keeps people at home

Hotel operator Hyatt Hotels Corp reported a bigger loss for the first quarter on Tuesday as people stayed at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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But the company said business demand gained momentum in the period, albeit at a more modest pace than leisure demand.

After the pandemic pushed the hospitality industry to one of its worst downturns in 2020, hotel operators are expected to bounce back this year on the back of rising inoculation

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U.S. Travelers Say ‘Aloha’ Again, Bringing Relief to Hawaiian Hotels

HONOLULU—Hawaii’s hospitality industry is slowly returning to life, belatedly joining the mainland’s rebound as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and fewer travel restrictions are helping to fill the state’s restaurants and hotel beds.

Waikiki Beach is crowded with surfers. Farther north, families with toddlers are playing on the shoreline at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Long lines form outside nearby restaurants and shaved-ice stores.

Occupancy rates in Hawaii’s hotels reached 49% for the week ended April 24, according to hotel data tracker STR.

That is still below the 57% occupancy level nationwide, STR said. Hawaii has experienced a slower

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Homeless being moved out of Kansas City hotels

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It has been 19 days since Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and the leader of the KC Homeless Union announced the city would cover 500 hotels rooms for 90 days for people experiencing homelessness to give people some stability.

People had been living in a dozen facilities across town. Now people from two hotels are being relocated to other facilities across the metro.

William Hunter and his family moved into the EconoLodge with a 90-day deadline in mind. Less than 30 days in and he has already landed a job at a place in walking distance

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Two Silicon Valley hotels head to foreclosure

SUNNYVALE — Two Silicon Valley hotels are headed for the auction block and foreclosure, fresh evidence that economic ailments unleashed by the coronavirus still sicken the hospitality industry.

The lender that holds the mortgage on the hotels, one in Sunnyvale and one in Mountain View, has scheduled a public auction for the two properties, which would be a prelude to a loan foreclosure and seizure, according to property documents filed on April 20.

The property owners of the Hotel Avante, 860 E. El Camino Real in Mountain View, and the Wild Palms Hotel, 910 E. Fremont Ave. in Sunnyvale, defaulted

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