Much-anticipated Virgin Hotel in Palm Springs postponed, developer plans to build condominiums

The Virgin Hotel project in downtown Palm Springs has officially been postponed, the city announced Thursday evening.

City leaders cited that the change in plans was spawned by the impacts of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry. They added that Grit Development and Virgin Hotel developers “specifically and mutually agreed to replace this existing hotel plans on that site with the residential project.”

“I’m glad to see housing going downtown and

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Police investigate shooting outside Division Road hotel



a car parked in front of a house: A boarded-up front door to the Lexington Inn & Suites on Division Road is pictured, Thursday, September 10, 2020.


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A boarded-up front door to the Lexington Inn & Suites on Division Road is pictured, Thursday, September 10, 2020.

One man suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting outside a Windsor hotel on Wednesday.

At 11:30 p.m., patrol officers reponded to the 2100 block of Division Road for a report of gunshots fired, police said in a news release on Thursday.

Police learned a suspect

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‘Hotel Paranormal’ Episode 10: Malicious spirits that once checked in but never left terrorize guests and staff

Just like it is good and bad in the world, there can be good and bad contained within a single building. Some entities can be nice and helpful, while others more malicious with intentions to bring harm to anyone that dares to interrupt them. In the season finale episode of Travel Channel’s ‘Hotel Paranormal’, Kamran Kamrava, Shelley Wade and Kaitlyn are attacked by the evil residents in their hotel –

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Police investigate shooting at Tampa hotel

TAMPA — A shooting at a Tampa hotel left a man seriously injured early Friday, police said.



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Officers dispatched about 12:40 a.m. to a shooting call at the Godfey Hotel and Cabanas, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway Blvd., found a 25-year-old man bleeding from a gunshot wound, according to Tampa police. The shooter, described by police as a

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Northeastern University Dismisses 11 Students for Attending Hotel Party

Northeastern University announced Friday that 11 first-year students have been dismissed from school after they were found together in a room at the Westin Hotel in Boston earlier this week in violation of university and public health protocols aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.



a stone building that has a sign on a brick wall: Signage is displayed at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, April 20, 2020. College financial aid offices are bracing for a spike in appeals from students finding that the aid packages they were offered for next year are no longer enough after the coronavirus pandemic cost their parents jobs or income.


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Signage is displayed at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, April 20, 2020. College financial aid offices

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Philadelphia Hotel, Spa Awarded 5 Stars By Forbes Travel Guide

PHILADELPHIA — Philly is now home to a five-star hotel thanks to a new travel guide from Forbes.

Forbes Travel Guide recently published a “sneak peek” at its 2021 five star winners, and the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center was among the “world’s best properties.”

This marks the first time a Philadelphia hotel has earned the distinction from Forbes.

The hotel is the highest in all of North

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Dallas Is Finally Getting a Quarantine Hotel

Some hotels are more accessible than others, but our lodging options are usually restricted by our budgets. One hotel in Dallas, however, is soon to become uber-exclusive, and your money won’t be getting you in. The hotel will cater only to the 2 percent: only Dallas County residents who have contracted COVID-19.

The hotel will be a resting place for people infected with coronavirus who need to isolate themselves

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Unique archaeological findings displayed in a Nazareth hotel

The owners of the Legacy Hotel in Nazareth, the Afifi group, in cooperation with Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), have put up a display of artifacts found during an excavation during the hotel construction, according to a statement by the IAA.
The hotel, located near the Annunciation Church at the heart of the city, has been previously used as a garage for buses owned by the Afifi family who runs the
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Tel Aviv coronavirus hotel gets five stars from recent guest

“I had a first-class coronavirus experience,” said Marion Fischel, a journalist who recently spent 10 days in quarantine in a coronavirus hotel in Tel Aviv after returning from a trip abroad.Fischel, who used to write for The Jerusalem Post, was sent to the Metropolitan, a coronavirus hotel in Tel Aviv after returning to Israel from a brief stay in Athens and several months in Spain. She had been visiting Madrid
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Argument during hotel party led to shooting at Ramada Inn, records allege | Crime and Courts

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New Orleans sues Hard Rock Hotel developers over fatal collapse

The lawsuit was filed exactly a week after the final body was recovered from the wreckage, 10 months after the collapse.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans has filed a lawsuit against 1031 Canal, the developers of the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel which partially collapsed last year, killing three people. 

The lawsuit was filed exactly a week after the final body was recovered from the wreckage, 10 months

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Georgia Five-Star Hotel Built to Last on Penetron Foundation

The June 2020 reopening celebration of the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia followed a full-scale renovation of the country’s first five-star hotel. Penetron crystalline technology was widely applied to ensure durability of the below-grade concrete structures.

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The June 2020 reopening celebration of the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia followed a full-scale renovation of the country’s first five-star

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California fires: Gilroy man displaced by SCU Lightning Complex fire has truck broken into at hotel

GILROY, Calif. (KGO) — In an era of COVID-19, hotels have seen a massive decline in business. But with fire evacuations orders, hotels become a convenient place to stay safe.

BAY AREA FIRE UPDATES: Latest on evacuation orders, road closures here

Across the South Bay, the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has forced residents to evacuate their homes and find a safe place to stay like a shelter or hotel.

This

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City funds an additional 130 hotel rooms for those seeking COVID-19 quarantine

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – An additional 130 hotel rooms on Oahu will soon be available to those who need to quarantine away from their families.



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Hawaii continues to see a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

The initiative is part of a push to dramatically decrease the spread of COVID-19 on Oahu.

The centerpiece of that effort: A “stay-at-home” order that will go back into effect

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JSA Architecture and Nomah Transform a 19th-century Mexico City Structure into Hotel Umbral

A century-old structure in Mexico City is now Hotel Umbral, a 59-key property by JSA Architecture and Nomah that’s entered through a reception area defined by marble flooring and walls, a custom granite desk by JSA, and Nomah’s custom bench. Photography by Rafael Gamo.

Here’s a quick Spanish lesson. Umbral means threshold. But it’s also the name of a chic contemporary hotel in Mexico City as well as the

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Hotel Denim is a nod to Greensboro’s history of jean-making

ByGood Coffee in Winston-Salem and Hotel Denim in Greensboro are two Triad businesses that made the most of the pandemic.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Even in the middle of a pandemic, some Triad businesses are still finding success.

While we continue to spend more time at home and inside under the Governor’s ‘Safer at Home’ Phase 2, companies with a vision aren’t letting the pandemic stop their progress.

In Greensboro, what

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APAC Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues Growth Through Q2

PORTSMOUTH, NH—The latest construction pipeline trend reports for China and Asia-Pacific from Lodging Econometrics (LE) show growth for the region.

Analysts at LE report that China’s total hotel construction pipeline continues to trend upward to an all-time high of 3,574 projects/647,704 rooms. Up 19% by projects and 9% by rooms year-over-year (YOY), this is the 12th consecutive quarter China’s pipeline has increased.

China has 2,282 projects/408,403 rooms presently under construction.

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Spain’s Byblos Hotel to Be Redeveloped; More Europe Projects

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotels in development in Europe include Spain’s former Byblos Hotel being redeveloped as part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, Delano’s first outpost on the continent and more.

Redeveloped Former Byblos Hotel
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has revealed that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Intriva Capital European Principal Investment Fund I LP to redevelop the former Byblos Hotel in Mijas into a

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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. raped woman in Manhattan hotel in 2013, lawsuit says

NEW YORK — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is accused of raping a woman twice in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, according to a lawsuit that escalates the severity of the growing number of claims against him.

The lawsuit, dated Monday but filed publicly Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, alleged that the Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” actor attacked the woman, identified in court papers as “Jane Doe” to protect her privacy,

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COVID Long Island: Parents, children protest plan to turn Jericho hotel into homeless shelter

JERICHO, Long Island (WABC) — Hundreds of local parents and children from the Jericho School District held rally Tuesday morning to speak out against a hotel being converted into a homeless shelter in the local community.

The event was held outside of Oyster Bay Town Hall, where those in attendance discussed what they call unsafe conditions for the children and families in the neighborhood.

The group, called Concerned Jericho Parents,

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