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Wingate by Wyndham celebrated breaking ground on its latest new-build project in Angola, IN, the first new hotel to be built in the city in decades. The four-story, 99-room hotel will be located in Angola Innovation Park and will reflect the brand’s latest new-build prototype design. Scheduled to open next year, the hotel is being developed by JICI Inc., and will be managed by General Hotels Corp. It will be the fourth Wingate hotel in the state, joining sister properties in Indianapolis and Plainfield. Attendees at the groundbreaking celebration included state and local government officials and prominent members of the community.

NYC & Company brought together the five-borough hotel community this past week for an event to honor the nearly 90 female-identifying general managers who oversee properties throughout New York City. The event was hosted at The Towers—Lotte New York Palace—in the Jewel Suite.

Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ (MHR) chairman, Kwek Leng Beng, has inked an exclusive three-year partnership with Chelsea Football Club. Kwek received a Chelsea FC jersey bearing his title at an event that included, left to right, Simon Scoot, MHR; Chris Madsen, Chelsea FC; Jennifer Fox, MHR; Kwek; and Franck Kermarrec, MHR. The Millennium Hotel at Chelsea Football Club is shown left

The Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach, an oceanfront hotel, averages at least one sea turtle nest on property annually. Artificial lights can have a harmful impact on the turtles, causing them to become disoriented and unable to make it back to the ocean. Working with the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Beachfront Lighting program, the hotel underwent a retrofitting project to replace exterior balcony and terrace lighting with shielded, energy-efficient amber LED alternatives, which reduced impact to nesting sea turtles.

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