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Hotel executives: Economic conditions improving    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Even with real estate investment trusts on the sidelines they still dominate conversations when U.S. hotel acquisitions are the topic. Industry leaders attending a dinner held in conjunction with the recent 14th annual Memphis Lodging Industry Update said they believe hotel suitors have not seen the last of the REITs — but they definitely have a purpose. More

Gaylord CEO Colin Reed wants to boost international travel
Nashville Business Jouranl    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin Reed wants Tennessee to snag a larger portion of the $1 trillion worldwide tourism industry. While tourism and hospitality are Tennessee's largest private industries, valued at $14 billion, the state has historically failed to attract international travelers. Specifically, Reed said Tennessee's share of nationwide foreign travelers is less than 1 percent. More

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Nashville airport undergoing facelift, adds new parking
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The Nashville International Airport is getting a facelift, and all the work is being done overnight. They also have opened more short-term parking spots. The airport is replacing 1,000 glass panels above the ticketing terminal. They started work overnight recently and are using a crane to remove the heavy glass panels. More

Family plans release of new material from late country legend
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Waylon Jennings' family will soon release songs the country music icon recorded shortly before his death 10 years ago. Musicians who worked with Jennings have gathered to finish the tracks. Jennings wrote at least eight of the 12 songs on the tentatively titled "Goin' Down Rockin': The Final Recordings." More

Nashville's Christian, country and classical artists feel changes in Grammy categories
The Tennessean    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The sentiment seems universal among recording artists: None of them do it for the awards, but it sure is nice to win. Last April, the Recording Academy announced a category restructure that made it tougher for some groups to earn the organization's recognition: The field of categories was narrowed from 109 to 78 for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. More

New hotel announced near Vanderbilt campus
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Plans have been announced for a new seven-story, 192-room Homewood Suites hotel to be built near Vanderbilt University. The new hotel will be built near the entrance to Vanderbilt's campus. Homewood Suites is a Hilton brand of upscale hotels with "residential-style lodging" for extended stay customers. More

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Permit: Ben Bredesen's brewery coming to east Nashville
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Metro Nashville has issued a building permit for the conversion of a former east Nashville mattress factory to make way for two breweries. Fat Bottom Brewing and Broadcast Brewing Co. plan to operate out of the former Fluffo Mattress factory where a restaurant and beer garden are also planned. More
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