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Then and Now: TraveLodge River Inn

Much of Spokane’s downtown railroad and industrial infrastructure was removed in preparation for Expo ’74. But some areas weren’t ready for redevelopment until after Spokane’s big moment on the world …

Blackstone in talks to buy Bellagio and MGM Grand

Blackstone is in advanced talks to buy and lease back the iconic Bellagio and MGM Grand Las Vegas casinos from MGM Resorts International, according to people with knowledge of the …

Then and Now: Alberta Apartments

The Alberta Apartments were built on railroad right-of-way property in 1910 just a stone’s throw away from the tracks through downtown Spokane. Like most downtown housing, they were built during …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Under-construction hotel parking garage near Sacred Heart Medical Center catches fire Friday night

An under-construction parking garage caught fire on the South Hill on Friday night.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Political contests erupt as cities and hotel industry struggle to curb Airbnb

The explosive growth of short-term rentals – such as Airbnb – around the country has pushed local governments to rein in the practice, with help from the hotel industry, which …

Thousands of Northern California hotel workers join strike

Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.

Video: Police inspect wires, weapons in Vegas shooter’s room

Las Vegas police used explosives to blast into a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and found him dead, with a …

Trump family hotel business asked Panama president for help

Lawyers representing U.S. President Donald Trump’s family hotel business appealed to Panama’s president for help days before an emergency arbitrator declined to reinstate the Trump management team to a luxury …

Panama’s government steps into Trump hotel dispute

Panama’s government said Monday it was formally investigating a complaint that executives for President Donald Trump’s family hotel business were illegally occupying a 70-story luxury Trump hotel amid a management …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

One of President Donald Trump’s family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Poster child of recession, unfinished Vegas casino-resort to open in 2020

The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now scheduled to open in …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

U.S. says multiple Americans among casualties in Kabul attack

Multiple American citizens were among the dead and wounded in the Taliban’s 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in the capital Kabul over the weekend that left 22 dead, the …

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel recounted on Monday the ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners.

Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel

Houston police say an intoxicated man was arrested at a hotel ahead of a New Year’s Eve party for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing after officers found several guns …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Hotel owner hoping former den of sin will get new life

Being a former brothel isn’t usually a selling point. But in the case of Pendleton’s Oak Hotel, its owner is hoping its reputation precedes it.

Trump SoHo to shed ‘Trump’ amid reports of sagging business

The Trump SoHo hotel is dropping the name it shares with the U.S. president.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017

Somali police, intelligence chiefs fired after deadly attack

In the wake of a nightlong assault on a Mogadishu hotel in which 23 people were killed, Somalia’s government has fired the police and intelligence chiefs Sunday.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017

23 dead, more than 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel blast

A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Portland man with high bid for Alaska ferry plans boat hotel

The high bidder for Alaska’s ferry Taku wants to turn the 352-foot vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon.

Then and Now: Pedicord Hotel

Thomas J. Pedicord, born 1859 in Ohio and raised in Iowa, arrived in Spokane in 1889. In 1895, he took over the Gillette Hotel, first built by millionaire F. Lewis …

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Davenport doorman honored for 75 years of service

John Reed is the historic Davenport Hotel’s longest-serving employee, and now, at 86, he said he doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon.

‘Pay Trump Bribes Here,’ on wall above an entrance to the Trump Hotel in D.C.

The words “Pay Trump Bribes Here” were projected Monday night onto a wall above an entrance to the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington.

Burlington motel’s meth contamination sparks new law

A new state law will take effect July 23 that will allow local governments to evict residents from contaminated buildings.

UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017

Shilo Inn & Suites in Couer d’Alene changing hands

The Shilo Inn and Suites Coeur d’Alene has been purchased by Idaho Progress of CDA, LLC and will be operated by Butte, Montana-based Town Pump, Inc. The 138-room hotel is …

Two teens fall to their deaths from 18th-floor hotel balcony in South Carolina

Authorities say two teenage girls fell to their deaths from the 18th-floor balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina.

Man who doesn’t know how to swim rescues boy in hotel pool

Police say a Pennsylvania man who doesn’t know how to swim jumped in and rescued a boy from drowning in a pool at a New Jersey hotel.

Yakama tribal casino opens 200-room hotel

The Yakama Nation is opening a 200-room hotel at its Legends Casino near the town of Toppenish. The Yakima Herald-Republic says the hotel opens to the public on Saturday.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Extremist gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital, 11 killed

At least 11 were killed and 50 injured Wednesday as Somali security forces ended a siege by extremist fighters who stormed a hotel in the capital, police said.

Renovation begins at hotel in Yellowstone National Park

A hotel in Yellowstone National Park is not renting out rooms during a two-part, $7.9 million renovation.

Trump opens hotel with a media circus – but few Washington VIPs

The grand opening of Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in Washington on Wednesday was like no other ribbon-cutting of its kind. There was press in from as far away as Estonia. …