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thestar.com - Tess Kalinowski - Toronto's hotel industry has been gutted by the pandemic. Can it bounce back?
Toronto's hotel industry has been gutted by the pandemic. Can it bounce back?
Toronto Star

Rosie Karavos has worked at the Pan Pacific Toronto hotel (formerly the Prince Hotel) for 17 years. After months of closures, layoffs and work reductions, she was finally recalled to her dishwashing job in September as visitors started to trickle…

techcrunch.com - Mary Ann Azevedo - Selfbook raises $25M at a $125M valuation to simplify the hotel booking experience
Selfbook raises $25M at a $125M valuation to simplify the hotel booking experience
TechCrunch

Image Credits: Founder and CEO Khalid Meniri / Selfbook Selfbook, a hotel payment software startup, announced today that it has raised $25 million in a Series A round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. Valia Ventures, Fin Venture Capital…

theguardian.com - Ben Doherty - Inside Melbourne's Park hotel, refugees sit and wait for Covid to find them
Inside Melbourne's Park hotel, refugees sit and wait for Covid to find them
The Guardian

Inside the closed door of his room in the Park hotel in Melbourne – his “cage” for the past 10 days after eight years in detention – Salah Mustafa has nothing to do but wait for the coronavirus he fears will inevitably…

techcrunch.com - Tage Kene-Okafor - Vendease gets $3.2M to help hotels and restaurants buy food supplies in Africa
Vendease gets $3.2M to help hotels and restaurants buy food supplies in Africa
TechCrunch

Vendease, an online marketplace that allows restaurants and other food businesses to buy supplies straight from manufacturers and farms, has raised a seed round of $3.2 million, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The news is coming seven months…

rte.ie - RTÉ News - Armada Hotel in recruitment drive for 100 staff
Armada Hotel in recruitment drive for 100 staff
RTÉ

The Armada Hotel in County Clare is to create more than 100 new jobs in its recruitment drive, 'The Quest for Ireland's Best'. The jobs are being created as a result of a €3 million redevelopment plan due for completion in February 2022 at…

nikkei.com - Staff Writer - Japan's restaurants and hotels welcome life after state of emergency
Japan's restaurants and hotels welcome life after state of emergency
日本経済新聞

TOKYO -- As Japan slowly opens up its economy after a lengthy emergency declaration, the restaurant and tourism industries are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 'We can finally stay open until late at night,' said Kazunari…

avclub.com - Dan Jakes - Podmass gets spooky this week with tales of haunted hotels, ghost trains, and Silent Hill 2
Podmass gets spooky this week with tales of haunted hotels, ghost trains, and Silent Hill 2
The A.V. Club

In Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends the previous week's best episodes. Have your own favorite? Let us know in the comments or at podmass@avclub.com. Here's the thing about trains: They'll kill…

azbigmedia.com - Blufish - How a former medical office will be transformed into boutique McDowell Hotel
How a former medical office will be transformed into boutique McDowell Hotel
AZ Big Media

In recent years, adaptive reuse has become common practice in the construction industry. From factories transformed into chic lofts to historic buildings renovated into trendy restaurants, the trend to repurpose older and unused structures has…

thecity.nyc - Reuven Blau - Homeless Bounced From Hotels to Streets and Shelters: A NYC Pandemic Odyssey
Homeless Bounced From Hotels to Streets and Shelters: A NYC Pandemic Odyssey
THE CITY

About a month after the pandemic shut down New York, the de Blasio administration began moving the first of thousands of people staying in the city's shelter system to private hotels virtually emptied by the lockdown. Homeless people largely hailed…

hypebeast.com - Eric Brain - Mathieu Lehanneur's Renault 'SUITE N°4' Is a Luxury Open-Air Hotel on Wheels
Mathieu Lehanneur's Renault 'SUITE N°4' Is a Luxury Open-Air Hotel on Wheels
Hypebeast Hong Kong Limited

Renault is celebrating the 4L's 60th anniversary this year, and in honor of the occasion it has partnered with the multifaceted designer Mathieu Lehanneur to create “SUITE N°4.” The conceptual design takes an existing 4L and…

nypost.com - Ethan Sears - Aaron Rodgers blames bad back on hotel bed: 'Killing me'
Aaron Rodgers blames bad back on hotel bed: 'Killing me'
New York Post

Aaron Rodgers would like to sleep in his own bed. Following the Packers' 24-10 win over the Washington Football Team, Rodgers said he woke up Sunday morning with a stiff back, blaming it on the hotel bed he slept in Saturday night. “My back…

therealdeal.com - Priyanka Modi - Hotel Severance Bill Pushes Omni Berkshire Place to Reopen
Hotel Severance Bill Pushes Omni Berkshire Place to Reopen
The Real Deal

TRD STAFF OCT 25, 2021 6:37 PM Depending on who you ask, a new law requiring hotels to reopen by Nov. 1 or pay severance to out-of-work employees either achieved its intended results, or claimed its first victims. The Omni Berkshire Place, a…

cornwalllive.com - Elliot Ball - Student battling mental health took her life in hotel room
Student battling mental health took her life in hotel room
Cornwall Live

A Falmouth University student was found dead in a Plymouth hotel room bathroom after a long-term battle with mental health, an inquest heard. The inquest was opened by senior coroner Ian Arrow at Plymouth Coroner's Court, which formally named the…

skift.com - Tour Operator Intrepid Travel to Open Its Own Branded Hotels Across Asia Pacific
Tour Operator Intrepid Travel to Open Its Own Branded Hotels Across Asia Pacific
Skift

A significant part of Intrepid Travel's planned expansion involves finding pandemic-induced hotel investment bargains. But this kind of strategy hasn't panned out in other parts of the world. Another tour operator is throwing its hat into the ring…

cnbc.com - Hugh Son - Mastercard says any bank or merchant on its vast network can soon offer crypto services
Mastercard says any bank or merchant on its vast network can soon offer crypto services
CNBC

Mastercard is preparing to announce that any of the thousands of banks and millions of merchants on its payments network can soon integrate crypto into their products, CNBC has learned. That includes bitcoin wallets, credit and debit cards that…

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