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nytimes.com - Conor Dougherty - One Way to Get People Off the Streets: Buy Hotels
One Way to Get People Off the Streets: Buy Hotels
The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — The inside of the van was lined with plastic. The driver was masked and ready to go. There was a seat for just one passenger. Gregory Sanchez eyed the setup warily. Mr. Sanchez was 64 and homeless, and the van was there to…

wsj.com - Chip Cutter - Travel Boom Coming, Expedia CEO Says: 'Hotels Will Come Screaming Back'
Travel Boom Coming, Expedia CEO Says: 'Hotels Will Come Screaming Back'
Wall Street Journal

Peter Kern became chief executive officer of Expedia Group Inc. last April, during the travel industry's worst crisis in decades. It was a precarious moment: Calls to the company's call centers had surged 500% as consumers canceled flights and…

irishtimes.com - Eoin Drea - Hotel quarantine system is an international embarrassment
Hotel quarantine system is an international embarrassment
The Irish Times

Ireland is the only EU state to introduce a system of mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers from other EU members. Although dressed up has preventing the introduction of new variants of Covid into Ireland, it is, in reality, only the latest…

dailycamera.com - Lucas High - Hotels-to-apartments developer buys Longmont's Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel
Hotels-to-apartments developer buys Longmont's Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel
Boulder Daily Camera

The Best Western Plus Plaza in Longmont, 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd., was sold this month to a developer specializing in transforming hotels into apartments. (file photo) The Best Western Plus Plaza in Longmont, which has welcomed guests for almost four…

smh.com.au - Pallavi Singhal - COVID-19 transmission in Sydney quarantine hotel under investigation
COVID-19 transmission in Sydney quarantine hotel under investigation
The Sydney Morning Herald

Health authorities are investigating a potential transmission of COVID-19 within a quarantine hotel in Sydney. Seven returned travellers who were being quarantined on the 12th floor of the Adina Apartments Hotel in Town Hall were all found to have…

nypost.com - Dean Balsamini - Woman shot at NYC hotel near JFK airport, cops say
Woman shot at NYC hotel near JFK airport, cops say
New York Post

A woman was shot in a room at the JFK Inn at 154-10 S. Conduit Ave. in Queens. A woman was shot early Saturday in a budget hotel about two miles from John F. Kennedy International airport in Queens, police said. The violence unfolded around 2:40…

globalnews.ca - Simon Little - Vancouver buys Best Western hotel to add to social housing roster
Vancouver buys Best Western hotel to add to social housing roster
Global News

The City of Vancouver has added another former hotel to its stock of housing for the city's homeless. Story continues below advertisement Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart announced the purchase of the Best Western at 205 Kingsway for an undisclosed…

nytimes.com - Sarah Bahr - In a Spasm of Violence, Indianapolis Faces the Country's Latest Mass Shooting
In a Spasm of Violence, Indianapolis Faces the Country's Latest Mass Shooting
The New York Times

INDIANAPOLIS — He appeared in the parking lot after dark — a hooded figure with a gun who immediately began spraying bullets in every direction. He stepped into the FedEx warehouse, a place where he had once worked, and continued…

koat.com - Kalyn Norwood - Albuquerque hotel has more than a dozen openings, but manager says they can't find workers
Albuquerque hotel has more than a dozen openings, but manager says they can't find workers
KOAT

Updated: 11:22 PM MDT Apr 16, 2021 Albuquerque hotel has more than a dozen openings, but manager says they can't find workers Updated: 11:22 PM MDT Apr 16, 2021 Albuquerque hotel has more than a dozen openings, but manager says they can't find…

irishmirror.ie - Richard Simpson - Inside Bucks Fizz's rock n roll lifestyle - drink, drugs and trashed hotel rooms
Inside Bucks Fizz's rock n roll lifestyle - drink, drugs and trashed hotel rooms
irishmirror

They were the ultimate in bubbly 80s pop… but it seems the sparkling image of Euro­vision darlings Bucks Fizz was all a Land of Make Believe. Forty years after they stormed the contest – and the charts – with Making Your…

jpost.com - By  CELIA JEAN - Harmony Hotel in Jerusalem brings a new feeling to an old city
Harmony Hotel in Jerusalem brings a new feeling to an old city
The Jerusalem Post

The Harmony Hotel is located in the heart of Jerusalem, the center of which is familiar to the world as an ancient, holy city. The hotel, however, which gets its inspiration from its surroundings, represents itself as “a new feel to an old…

irishtimes.com - Conor Pope - Mandatory hotel quarantine: exemption for fully vaccinated comes into force
Mandatory hotel quarantine: exemption for fully vaccinated comes into force
The Irish Times

Fully vaccinated people are now exempt from the State's mandatory hotel quarantine system after new rules came into force today. In a series of tweets posted on Saturday evening, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said regulations providing for…

theguardian.com - Ruth Michaelson - 'In this world, social media is everything': how Dubai became the planet's influencer capital
'In this world, social media is everything': how Dubai became the planet's influencer capital
The Guardian

On the electric blue tarmac of a helipad on the edge of Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island on the Dubai coastline, Busra Duran stands on tiptoes. Wearing multicoloured trainers and a pink tulle minidress, the 28-year-old Turkish influencer is…

whatnowatlanta.com - [Renderings] 40-Story GWCCA Campus Hotel On Verge of Construction Start
[Renderings] 40-Story GWCCA Campus Hotel On Verge of Construction Start
What Now Atlanta

A 40-story Signia by Hilton hotel project planned for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus is scheduled to start construction next week, according to updated project information provided at the start of this month. Plans for the…

ktla.com - Megan Telles - With its trained staff, CA airline hopes to make travel easier for people with autism
With its trained staff, CA airline hopes to make travel easier for people with autism
KTLA

With staff who have all completed specialized training in autism awareness, JSX Airline hopes to make travel easier for those who are on the spectrum and their families. The airline, founded in California, is certified as “Autism…

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