Articles tagged “construction”

U.S. Hotel Industry Ended Record-Setting Development Streak in May

U.S. Hotel Industry Ended Record-Setting Development Streak in May

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hotel construction output lags metrics like occupancy in response to economic conditions. But the slow reaction time also means the development pipeline will likely take far longer to rebound from coronavirus than hotel performance.

4 weeks ago

Wellness Will Enjoy a Tailwind as a Design Theme for Resorts and Cities: The Long View This Week

Wellness Will Enjoy a Tailwind as a Design Theme for Resorts and Cities: The Long View This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Design's importance to travel has taken on a new urgency because of recent events, says Richard Centolella, the pioneering design thinker. We agree, and welcome all the new functionalities.

2 months ago

U.S. Hotel Construction Boom Hit a Record High in March Despite Coronavirus

U.S. Hotel Construction Boom Hit a Record High in March Despite Coronavirus

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Hotel builders shouldn't get too optimistic by a record-setting month. It can take as long as a year for economic downturns to reflect in the construction industry.

3 months ago

U.S. Hotel Expansion Threatened by Construction Worker Shortages

U.S. Hotel Expansion Threatened by Construction Worker Shortages

Nancy Trejos, Skift

U.S. hotel companies are facing a shortage of construction workers just as they are building new brands and properties. The result: delayed projects and higher costs. The industry will have to get more aggressive to recruit workers if it plans to keep the momentum going on its expansion plans.

7 months ago

Hotel Pipeline in U.S. Tilts Toward Midscale and Upscale Properties

Hotel Pipeline in U.S. Tilts Toward Midscale and Upscale Properties

Dan Peltier, Skift

The U.S. hotel pipeline isn't anywhere near pre-recession levels, but it is fairly healthy with the emphasis on midscale and upscale brands.

6 years ago

Grand Canyon Development Hits a Major Snag

Grand Canyon Development Hits a Major Snag

Felicia Fonseca , Associated Press

This town's experience is another example of how unevenly the spoils of the tourism industry fall among its stakeholders.

7 years ago

Hotel construction rebounds in the U.S., greatest boom in New York City

Hotel construction rebounds in the U.S., greatest boom in New York City

Reuters

The building boom will lead to deals in the second half of 2013, especially at recently renovated properties looking to boost occupancy and make ground on profits lost during construction.

7 years ago

The Chinese firm that wants to cram an entire city into the world’s tallest building

Lily Kuo, Quartz

Trees 200-floors in the air, a building constructed in just 7 months, and an actual plan for China’s rapid urbanization: There’s several points that make this plan unfeasible and we’d hate to watch it what happens should it fall.

7 years ago

Belize decries destruction of temples integral to tourism growth

Belize decries destruction of temples integral to tourism growth

Patrick E. Jones, Associated Press

Destroying historical temples to make way for better transport infrastructure equates to shooting oneself in the foot. These pyramids are essential for Belize's growing tourism sector.

7 years ago

Berlin allows destruction of iconic wall to make way for luxury flats

Berlin allows destruction of iconic wall to make way for luxury flats

Kate Connolly, The Guardian

It’d be a shame to see the Berlin Wall, its history, and the tourism dollars it attracts so frivolously discarded for an apartment building, but the situation highlights the city’s goal of appearing to be an innovative hub at whatever cost.

7 years ago

California to open two tunnels a mile long, thanks to Austrian know-how

California to open two tunnels a mile long, thanks to Austrian know-how

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press

The tunnels might look like a work of art with Euro-influenced design, but as the first tunnel to be built in decades in the earthquake-prone state it’s also an architectural experiment.

7 years ago

The never-ending construction of Berlin’s new airport is a puzzling study in inefficient planning

It’s shocking what a complete mess has been made of Germany’s new international airport with the most recent update being a last-minute, €1.2 billion capital injection needed to finalize the project.

8 years ago