New $227M Hotel Project On Kauai, $31M Office Building in Kaimuki

Significant new construction projects could bring the first new hotel to Kaua‘i in decades and a brand new building to the middle of Kaimuki on O‘ahu.

The Waialae Avenue building best known for its longtime tenant, a Goodwill store, has been a familiar Kaimuki landmark since it was built in 1950. The Goodwill store and donation center closed in March, but is expected to return as part of a major new building for the neighborhood.

Building owner The Omidyar Group has filed permits to tear down the existing building and replace it with

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Foreign Office revises Covid advice for non-essential travel | Coronavirus

Hopes that holidays to popular tourist destinations could soon restart have been boosted after the government scrapped advice that said people should avoid all but essential travel to areas including mainland Portugal and Spain’s Canary Islands.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said the updates meant the level of Covid risk in some places was no longer “unacceptably high”, prompting speculation about which countries will be put on the “green list” when international travel is allowed again.

Ministers are putting the finishing touches to their traffic light system, that will grade countries green, amber or red, determining whether travellers

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Member of first graduating class of UW’s Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Degree program joins Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office | News

Brynn Hirschman, a member of the first graduating class of the University of Wyoming’s Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Degree Program, has been named as Outdoor Recreation Coordinator within the Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails Division.

Hirschman, a native of Ohio, has served as a recreation specialist within the Outdoor Recreation Office during the past year.  Prior to that she served with the Wyoming Conservation Corps and worked at the famous Vee Bar Guest Ranch.

 “Brynn has brought an enormous amount of energy and positivity to the job during the past year, working hard to help grow and

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What Will Happen to All the Empty Office Buildings and Hotels?

Long a Holiday Inn, the West 57th Street property was reinvented as a boutique getaway in 2017 by a new owner, BD Hotels, whose portfolio includes downtown hot spots like the Mercer, the Bowery and the Jane. But then Covid hit, and BD defaulted, despite turning much of the Watson Hotel into a homeless shelter, for which the city reimbursed it.

For the 1964 building’s newest chapter, Yellowstone will turn one of the hotel’s two towers into market-rate apartments, according to sources familiar with the deal, while leaving the other tower as a hotel. Isaac Hera, the firm’s chief executive,

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‘Rarely has a president shown such little personal evolution in office’

He gave an interview in which he described the chief of staff as a “paranoid schizophrenic” and said Bannon was wasting time trying to “suck his own c–k”.

It was reportedly Trump’s wife, Melania, and daughter, Ivanka, who insisted he go.   The strength of the Trump marriage was a source of tabloid speculation: Melania appeared to swat his hand away on a couple of occasions and Trump once confessed that he’d forgotten to buy her a birthday present.

The truth was probably that the First Lady was shy, that she found the pressures of media scrutiny unbearable, even farcical.


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Empty hotel rooms have become private dining rooms and office spaces

Facing a second indoor-dining shutdown in November, executive chef Thomas Lents was back to square one trying to figure out how to keep his Detroit restaurant, the Apparatus Room, afloat. The rooms director at the affiliated Detroit Foundation Hotel was similarly worried.

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The two commiserated. “We’re going to have an empty restaurant and an empty hotel again,” Lents said. And then inspiration struck. “It was kind of that chocolate and peanut butter moment: ‘Wait a minute, we can maybe make this work.’”

It’s the kind of necessity-driven idea that hotels around the world

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