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Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 11, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | November 11, 2015

Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 11, 2015

PHOTO: A rendering shows the planned Hard Rock property set to open in 2018 in Atlanta. (Courtesy of Hard Rock International)

View the latest industry news and notes for Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Hard Rock International has announced plans to open a new property in 2018 in Atlanta. The 220-room hotel will be located right next to the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the future home of the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Atlanta United FC (MLS) set to open in 2017...Read more from Hard Rock Hotels.

MGM Resorts International will treat dozens of wounded warriors to a VIP Veterans Day celebration in Las Vegas this upcoming weekend. The five-day event kicks off Friday and includes a parade, a welcome dinner and several excursions in the area...Read more from MGM Resorts International.

A Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences are currently under construction in Boca Raton, Florida. The 164-room property is scheduled to open in late 2017, becoming the only five-star hotel in Boca Raton. The hotel will be adjoined by a tower comprising 100 luxury condominiums...Read more from Penn-Florida Companies.

British Columbia's Big White Ski Resort will be the first in the region to open this season. Receiving nearly three feet of snow already, the resort will open Friday, nearly two weeks earlier than expected...Read more from the Seattle Times.

Hotel booking app HotelTonight has laid off approximately 20 percent of its staff globally in an effort to become more "streamlined and focused," according to CEO Sam Shank...Read more from the San Francisco Business Times.

With virtual reality projected to grow into a $30 billion industry by the end of the decade, hotels are beginning to embrace the technology...Read more from

The Dominican Republic's Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection has been named the Caribbean's best all-inclusive resort by TripAdvisor. Find out which other resorts were recognized for 2015...Read more from Yahoo.


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