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Aloft, Holiday Inn & Suites Make Their Debuts in Japan

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Two brands—Marriott’s Aloft and IHG’s Holiday Inn & Suites—have opened their first Japan properties. Aloft Tokyo Ginza The first property from Marriott International’s
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Shovels in the Ground for Projects in Mexico, Southern U.S.

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Sbe has entered a partnership with Be Grand to expand the Mondrian brand with the first-ever Mondrian Hotel & Residences in Mexico City,
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Marriott Plans More Than 80 Hotels in UAE by 2023

BETHESDA, MD—Marriott International expects to add 11 new properties by year-end and a robust development outlook over the next five years in the UAE.
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Marriott Plots “Robust” Africa Expansion

NAIROBI, KENYA—Marriott International has revealed rapid expansion plans across Africa here from the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). Strong demand for select-service brands and
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Executives on the Move at McKibbon, IHG, Sabre; More…

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—McKibbon Hospitality has a new VP of engineering and IHG has appointed  two new VPs in Europe. Here’s a look at recent personnel shifts:
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Lark Goes AWOL; More U.S. Openings

NATIONAL REPORT—New properties are opening across the country, including two in Massachusetts. Here’s a closer look at what’s new: Lark Hotels Opens AWOL Lark
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At Aloft Hotels, Emerging Artists Reach for the Stars

NEW YORK—Ed McMahon, host of a popular talent showcase that aired on TV in the 1980s, once said, “shoot for the stars, even if
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Amazon Debuts Alexa for Hospitality

SEATTLE—Amazon today revealed Alexa for Hospitality, a new experience offered by invitation to hoteliers that brings the simplicity and convenience of Alexa to hotels,
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Aloft’s New F&B Format Gives a Boost to Breakfast

BETHESDA, MD—Today, Aloft Hotels revealed the U.S. launch of the brand’s revitalized Re:fuel by Aloft food & beverage program, with a new breakfast format.
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