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8/16/2018

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the White House will "continue to try to diversify" its staff, although President Donald Trump has not appointed any blacks to one of his 48 senior assistant or deputy assistant roles. Omarosa Manigault Newman was the only black person to serve in a senior position in Trump's White House.

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8/16/2018

The Paramount film company, Equinox fitness clubs and fashion labels such as Armani and Versace are among the brands entering the hospitality sector. "The hotel business is becoming a lifestyle business," said Chekitan Dev, a professor at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

8/16/2018

Newburgh, N.Y., is seeking proposals to transform its city hall into a boutique hotel. The building is in disrepair, and city services will be moved prior to any project.

8/16/2018

The Rosewood London invites guests to enjoy its Arts Afternoon Tea, an artistic take on the popular British pastime.

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8/16/2018

The Ultimo hotel in Sydney appeals to lovers of astrology. Guests are invited to experience the city based on their astrological signs.

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8/15/2018

The rooftop bar of the Holston House Nashville in Tennessee is the site of classes in drink-mixing, combined with some cocktail history, every Wednesday evening through this month. Don Hernandez, the hotel's beverage director, conducts the 90-minute, $30 sessions.

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8/15/2018

New York led the way in hotel construction in the second quarter with 169 projects. Dallas finished second with 156 projects, according to Lodging Econometrics.

8/15/2018

Looking ahead to its conversion to a for-profit corporation, Best Western International has filed its intentions to offer 55 million shares of common stock. The company said the conversion, which will result from a merger with its wholly owned subsidiary, is necessary to raise capital in the face of multiple competitive challenges.

8/15/2018

Tech companies are showing keen interest in the $250 million Ameswell office-hotel complex under construction near the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The triangle-shaped development is being touted as a site for work, meetings and leisure.

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8/15/2018

Instaroom, a new web-based concierge platform, promises to save hoteliers and guests time and money by consolidating multiple channels of information and transactions. "We believe that today's travel distribution scene disconnects travelers from hotels with an abundance of different middlemen, creating an ecosystem that is neither beneficial for the hotel nor the traveler," CEO Niklas Pettersson said.