Addition of hotel planned at Bally’s Kansas City

Bally’s Kansas City in Missouri is interested in building a 123-room hotel in conjunction with True North Hotel Group, pending the execution of amendments to the casino’s lease terms. The casino recently unveiled a $50 million expansion, and the company’s master plan includes the addition of a hotel during a second development phase. WDAF-TV

Melia’s portfolio in Mexico to increase from 7 to 14

Melia Hotels International plans to double its portfolio in Mexico to 14 hotels over the next two years. Among the new additions are the Zel Sayulita, a 145-room beachfront property opening in 2025; the 125-room ME Sayulita, which will open this year with three restaurants, a pool and rooftop bar; and the 140-room ME San […]

How the Renovated Route 66 hotel is leaning into its history

The Americana Motor Hotel on Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, held its grand reopening after renovating the 1962 building with a nostalgic, retro atmosphere. The hotel includes blackout shades and disco balls in the 89 rooms and honors its location in the International Dark Sky City by offering telescope rentals for stargazing. The Arizona Republic

Casino Royale goes big to join Resorts World

The trend in Las Vegas Strip construction has been toward eliminating small hotels and constructing larger buildings that feature multiple brand-name hotels and boutique properties under one roof. The newest is the $4.4 billion, 3,500-room Resorts World Las Vegas, which includes a Hilton, Crockfords and Conrad, while older properties such as Casino Royale are being […]

Anvil Agrinomics and the change cannabis game

Jim Megerson believes every building should be designed, built and operated sustainably. That’s why at Anvil Agrinomics LLC (AnvilAg), the national mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering design firm he founded uses innovation and creativity to develop sustainable solutions for its clients. The goal is to optimize the results for its clients’ specific requirements. Megerson, […]

2022 room revenue highest at Marriott, Hilton

According to the 2023 Big Book of Travel Data, Marriott International had the highest room revenue worldwide of leading hotel groups in 2022 with $61.4 billion, followed by Hilton Hotels at $41.5 billion and IHG Hotels & Resorts at $25.8 billion. Hampton by Hilton topped the list of gross room revenue for an individual brand, […]