Bay Area officials want to purchase your hotel. Here’s why and what you should know

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2020/07/30/bay-area-officials-sprint-project-roomkey.html By Alex Barreira  – Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business Times Jul 30, 2020, 4:27pm PDT Updated Jul 30, 2020, 4:29pm PDT A new state initiative is granting Bay Area officials about $100 million to purchase permanent housing for the homeless, opening a potential exit route for some struggling hotel owners. It’s part of Project Roomkey, a project which aims...

LA Celebrity Hideaway Chateau Marmont Could Become Private Residential Club

Iconic Property’s Owner Explores New Model as Pandemic Hits Hotels Hard https://product.costar.com/home/news/shared/616076017?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=personalized&utm_content=p4 By Lou Hirsh CoStar News July 29, 2020 | 6:46 P.M. The iconic Chateau Marmont hotel, a nearly century-old landmark off Los Angeles’ famed Sunset Strip and known as a secluded luxury stopover for celebrities, is being eyed by its current owner for a conversion...

Motels are having a moment. It’s a coronavirus thing

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-07-24/motels-coronavirus-design By ROGER VINCENTSTAFF WRITER  JULY 24, 2020 11:03 AM After many years of being looked down on, motels are getting new respect in the era of social distancing. Guests at open-corridor inns may come and go without passing through crowded lobbies, packed elevators or enclosed hallways where viruses may linger. “In outdoor corridors, people feel safe,” said...