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Welcome to L.A.’s Luxury Hotel Boom, Featuring $20,000 Suites and James Bond Exotic Cars

Los Angeles Times 04/19/18 Welcome to L.A.’s Luxury Hotel Boom, Featuring $20,000 Suites and James Bond Exotic Cars By Hugo Martin http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-five-star-hotels-20180419-story.html   At the newest five-star hotel around Los Angeles, a massive bronze chandelier hangs from its nearly three-story Art Deco lobby, suffused with the scent of fresh-cut roses. Upstairs, each room is fitted...
IC Mark Hopkins SF

New Owner of Iconic Nob Hill Hotel Proposes Adding Rooms, Amenity Space

San Francisco Business Times 04/11/18 New Owner of Iconic Nob Hill Hotel Proposes Adding Rooms, Amenity Space By Katie Burke https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/04/11/intercontinental-igh-mark-hopkins-nob-hill-sf.html One of San Francisco’s largest hotels wants to make major changes with plans to add rooms and amenities. The new owners of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins have proposed demolishing a portion of the 383-room...
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Hospitable Housing: Motels Are Being Repurposed to Support the Homeless Population

Bisnow 03/27/18 Hospitable Housing: Motels Are Being Repurposed to Support the Homeless Population By Joseph Pimentel https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/affordable-housing/turning-motels-into-homes-for-the-homeless-86613 Legend has it in the mid-1970s two young computer programmers, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, stayed at a New Mexico motel where they came up with a little-known computer program called Microsoft that would later change the world....