Five NBA teams begin practices in Orlando bubble: ‘Honestly, it feels strange’

The Magic walked into a carpeted hotel ballroom Thursday in Orlando, Fla., outfitted with two NBA courts and four baskets, and made a little news. Even though they never played 5-on-5, even though never did any drills that required contact and even though they didn’t travel far to get there, the Magic became the first […]

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Appeals court pauses lawsuit over Trump hotel profits

Financial records related to President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel can be kept on hold, a federal appeals court said Thursday, while Trump asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal in a lawsuit that accuses him of illegally profiting off the presidency. The ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond […]

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Shuttered hotels costing NY $1.3 billion in tax receipts, report says

Severe limitations on travel and the virtual shutdown of the hotel industry during the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on the treasuries of state and local governments, a sobering new report reveals. Tax revenues that hotels generate for New York’s state and local governments will crater by $1.3 billion this year, according to an analysis […]

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Is it safe to stay in hotels as reopenings get underway?

Is it safe to stay in hotels as reopenings get underway? It depends on the precautions both you and the hotel take. It’s best to call ahead to see how the place you’re considering is working to minimize the risk of COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests asking if the staff […]

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Indiana, Wisconsin casinos open betting with masks, hand sanitizer – while Illinois studies its cards

Plexiglass partitions separate slot machines at the newly reopened Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, following the coronavirus shutdown.  | Provided by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Cars lined up outside the parking garage and hundreds of people queued up for admission to the Horseshoe when Hoosier casinos got the official green light to resume operations […]

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Hilton hotels to lay off 2,100 corporate employees

Hotel chain Hilton Worldwide Holdings said on Tuesday it would cut 2,100 corporate roles globally in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The company also said it is extending the previously announced furloughs, reduced hours, and corporate pay cuts for up to an additional 90 days. Earlier this month, AP reported that Hilton was one of […]

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Thousands march in NYC as curfew ends and peace prevails

Thousands of protesters filed past the Trump International Hotel and Tower in midtown Manhattan and hundreds of motorcyclists knelt at Barclays Center in another day of marches against police brutality By JAKE SEINER The Associated Press June 7, 2020, 11:17 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW […]

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Trump administration orders Marriott to cease Cuba hotel business

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The hotel Four Points by Sheraton is seen in Havana 2/2 By Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International (NASDAQ:) to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the U.S.-Cuban detente. Starwood Hotels, […]

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Marriott says Trump ordered stop to Cuba hotel business

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the US-Cuban detente. Starwood Hotels, now owned by Marriott, four years ago became the first US hotel company to sign a deal with Cuba since the 1959 revolution […]

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Hotels vs. Airbnb: Has Covid-19 Disrupted the Disrupter?

Airbnb, born in 2008, famously disrupted the hotel industry. It stole market share, put pressure on hotel rates, inspired the creation of affordable brands and saw hotels across the spectrum create restaurants, bars and lobbies that channeled the local vibe. Airbnb’s recent layoff of a quarter of its work force indicates the financial strain the […]

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Ashford hotel group slams feds, pledges to return PPP loan

A Texas-based hotel empire begrudgingly pledged to return coronavirus aid for small businesses after the feds threatened to go after big companies that kept the money. The Ashford Group of Companies slammed the Trump administration for shifting the rules of its $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program — as it announced plans to repay the loans […]

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Relaxed Rules and Warm Weather Test States

This briefing has ended. Follow A hotel group is returning tens of millions in S.B.A. loans. One of the biggest beneficiaries of the government’s small business lending program said on Saturday that its companies would return at least $70 million in loans received through the Paycheck Protection Program. Ashford Inc., which oversees a tightly interwoven […]

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Meet Paris Hilton’s Boyfriend Carter Reum | E! News

The hotel heiress and her businessman BF are Instagram official. See Paris’ adorable declaration of love for their anniversary! Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1146633/paris-hilton-goes-instagram-official-with-boyfriend-carter-reum-in-honor-of-their-anniversary #ParisHilton #ENews #CelebrityNews #CarterMillikenReum Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports and more, […]

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Goldman Sachs’ hotel the Conrad a respite for pandemic heroes

On any other Friday evening in mid-April, “The Loopy Doopy” rooftop bar at the Conrad Hotel in Battery Park City would be abuzz with Goldman Sachs bankers wrapping bright blue blankets around their shoulders while sipping overpriced happy-hour drinks. But this year, the bar is closed, and there are no bankers checked into the luxury […]

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These Chicago hotel workers are now on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

Jose Gonzalez, 27, is a cook at Hotel 166, a boutique hotel off Michigan Avenue that usually caters to tourists. Now, he and other Chicago hotel workers are on the pandemic frontlines. | Provided Among them: Jose Gonzalez, a cook at a boutique hotel that, under an emergency city contract, now houses peoples who are […]

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Hotels Open as ‘Comforting Refuge’ for Health Care Workers

Days after closing for the first time in its 200-year-history, Claridge’s, the storied luxury hotel in London’s Mayfair district reopened on April 3 to 40 doctors, nurses and other National Health Service workers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Claridge’s is one of many hotels around the world that shuttered to the public in recent weeks […]

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Four more hotels agree to rent rooms to ease strain on Chicago hospitals during pandemic

The Hotel Essex is among four additional hotels that have agreed to provide rooms to ease the burden on hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak. | Google Maps Hotel Cass, Hotel Essex, Hotel Felix and Hotel Julian will join Hotel 166 in providing the network of hotel rooms easing the strain on overburdened hospitals. All are […]

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Could the Cook County state’s attorney’s race turn into Bernard Epton redux?

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx speaks to reporters at the Hotel Essex Chicago after winning in the Democratic primary. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia | Sun-Times It’s a reminder of Bernard Epton vs. Harold Washington. The Cook County GOP is talking up nominee Patrick O’Brien to defeat incumbent state’s attorney Kim Foxx. Bernard Epton should […]

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2 Hyatts in Long Beach close as coronavirus flattens demand

By Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press U.S. hotel companies are seeking $150 billion in direct aid for their workers for what they say is an unprecedented fall-off in demand because of the new coronavirus. CEOs of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other chains met Tuesday with President Donald Trump to describe the impact and seek help. […]

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Paris Hilton Calls Ending Engagement “Best Decision of Her Life” | Daily Pop | E! News

The hotel heiress explains her decision to end her engagement and tells why her partner has to be"perfect." Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1125795/paris-hilton-says-ending-chris-zylka-engagement-is-the-best-decision-i-ve-ever-made #ParisHilton #ENews #DailyPop Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay for the hot takes and juicy gossip. Our hosts discuss, dissect, and debate […]

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