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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a potential landmark abortion rights case Wednesday, as the state of Mississippi defended an abortion restriction law that directly challenges Roe v. Wade. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, centers on the law, which bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, much sooner than the current legal standard, which prohibits abortion bans prior to fetal viability — roughly 23 to 24 weeks into pregnancy. Throughout the arguments, the justices alternated between examining not just the legal standards for abortion laws based…

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Chief Justice John Roberts Wednesday questioned the lawyer challenging a Mississippi abortion law about why its ban on abortion after 15 weeks doesn’t give women enough time to choose to terminate a pregnancy. “If you think that the issue is one of choice — that women should have a choice to terminate their pregnancy — that supposes that there is a point at which they’ve had the fair choice, opportunity to choice,” Roberts said. “And why would 15 weeks be an inappropriate line? Viability, it seems to me, doesn’t have…

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Rentals United announces the opening of its first office in the USA

BARCELONA – The short-term rental sector has been expanding in the United States in recent years (albeit detracked by the COVID pandemic), outpacing even that of hotels. With brands such as VRBO and Airbnb driving consumer demand and supply, the industry has developed an extensive ecosystem of startups that support it. Channel management being one of the critical technologies has become integral to property managers around the world. In line with this relative growth, Rentals United is announcing the opening of its first North American office in the United States. Already holding a large roster of…

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Palladium Hotel Group announces December reopening of TRS Cap Cana Hotel

MADRID, SPAIN – After a series of successful reopenings in Mexico and the Caribbean, Palladium Hotel Group will resume operations in the Dominican Republic this December with the reopening of TRS Cap Cana Hotel. The property, located in Punta Cana, is set to reopen on December 4, just in time for the holidays.  News of the reopening comes after the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards recognition from Recommend Magazine, where Palladium Hotel Group was awarded Best Overall All-Inclusive Resorts (Bronze) and Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts (Silver) for their Mexico and Caribbean properties.  The adults-only…

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Preferred Hotel Group, Inc. launches new sustainable hotel brand, Beyond Green

LONDON – Guided by an inherent passion to transform travel as a force for good, Preferred Hotel Group, Inc. – the family-owned company that manages and operates global travel and hospitality brands including Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Historic Hotels of America, Historic Hotels Worldwide, PHG Consulting and Beyond Green Travel – announces the launch of Beyond Green. This innovative hospitality brand debuts with a global portfolio of 24 founding member hotels, resorts, and lodges that exemplify sustainable tourism leadership. Driven by purpose, the new brand  represents Preferred’s steadfast commitment to build a better and brighter future for…

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Marriott International signs agreement with Ingenious Holding Ltd to bring Moxy brand to the Middel East

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with Ingenious Holding Limited to debut the company’s bold and experiential Moxy Hotels brand in the Middle East. Slated to open in 2025, the 320-room Moxy Downtown Dubai will rise within the city’s iconic downtown neighbourhood and tourist hub. “We are excited to work with Ingenious Holding Limited to open the first Moxy Hotel in the region,” said Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “The introduction of Moxy continues to reinforce the demand we are seeing for affordable accommodation across the Middle…

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Oetker Collection announces The Woodward, Geneva, Switzerland – Opening Spring 2021

Oetker Collection announces that Spring 2021 will see the addition of The Woodward, a new hotel in the heart of Geneva, to its exclusive portfolio of masterpiece hotels. Owned by Bastion Holdings, the hotel sits directly on the shores of Lake Geneva, offering panoramic views of Mont Blanc. Originally built in 1901 by French architect Francois Durel, in a post-Haussmann style, the hotel is located on Quai Wilson and is currently being completely transformed and carefully reimagined by world-renowned architect Pierre-Yves Rochon. Beyond The Woodward’s historic facade, guests will find classic-meets-contemporary interiors, providing a stylish…

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Shaner Silver Spring Hotel, LLC, announces opening of Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg

MECHANICSBURG, PA. – Officials of Shaner Silver Spring Hotel, LLC, a partnership between Shaner Hotels, an award winning, international hotel owner, operator and developer, and Quarryville, Pa.-based Paul Risk Construction, a fourth generation, family-owned construction company, today announced the grand opening of the 107-room Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg in Pa. Paul Risk Construction acted as the general contractor during the building process. Shaner Hotels will provide management services for the property. “Construction for all property types has been an uphill battle for most developers, but we were able to complete the…

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Chatham Lodging Trust completes opportunistic sale of Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – Chatham Lodging Trust, a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels, has completed the sale of the 192-room Residence by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley for $67 million, or approximately $349,000 per room, to the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC). Proceeds from the sale will be used to repay the $27 million mortgage on the hotel. After sales related expenses, including Marriott termination fees, remaining net proceeds of approximately $38 million will be used to repay credit facility borrowings.…

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Airport Dimensions launches third sleep ’n fly lounge at Dubai International Airport

Airport Dimensions, an award-winning global designer, provider and operator of premium shared-use lounges and airport experiences, has opened a sleep ’n fly Sleep Lounge at Concourse C (Terminal 3) in Dubai International Airport. The new facility will offer guests a unique, private space in which to rest and socially distance. Sleep ’n fly is the pioneer and number one brand in dedicated airport Sleep Lounges, offering passengers a welcome opportunity to have some downtime without having to leave the airport, ahead of their departing or connecting flight. The Concourse C lounge…

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