Hospitality
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5/25/2018

Work has started on the 1,055-room Omni Boston Seaport Hotel, which is slated to open in 2020.

5/25/2018

The Cascades Project in Tallahassee, Fla., will include an AC Hotel with 154 rooms.

5/25/2018

The Viceroy Los Cabos has opened in Mexico, part of the Icon Collection. The property has 194 guest rooms.

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5/24/2018

New Orleans hotels are increasingly opening their swimming pools to the general public. Most are adults-only and all impose fees or purchase requirements.

5/24/2018

Some female and minority high-school students are enrolling in programs to increase diversity in artificial intelligence. Data show that about 25% of computer scientists are women, but that figure may be lower in the AI field.

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5/24/2018

Minor International has agreed to buy an 8.6% stake in Spain's NH Hotel Group from hedge fund Oceanwood Capital, which would make Minor the second-largest shareholder in NH. The largest, HNA Group, is trying to sell its 30% stake.

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Skift
5/24/2018

Harvard's commencement and the NBA playoffs have led to a spike in Boston hotel rates and occupancy. Final figures are expected to show a repeat of last May, when average daily rates rose 17% on the night before graduation compared to the month as a whole.

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5/24/2018

The Rose Infinity Facial at Hotel Vancouver's Absolute Spa uses the Aroma Radiance Lift machine to tighten and tone skin. "After the treatment, we noticed skin felt more smooth, looked more hydrated -- and it stayed that way for several days after the treatment too," Aleesha Harris writes.

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5/24/2018

The Retreat hotel and spa is the first luxury property on Iceland's Blue Lagoon. The spa uses the lagoon's mineral-rich water in treatments.

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Vogue online
5/24/2018

About 2 million HydraFacial treatments were given in 2017, underscoring the popularity of this face treatment. To expand its reach, the company's HydraFacial Treatment Truck will provide free treatments, stopping in major US cities this summer.

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Allure