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2016 Lodging Industry Enjoys Positive Cycle

The hotel industry’s performance during 2016 was solid in most Michigan markets and the year ended on a positive note, reports Charles Skelton of Hospitality Partners in Ann Arbor. The firm has tracked the state’s lodging sector performance for years.

Laurus Corporation Announced New Name and Rebranding of Vail Cascade Resort and Spa

Laurus Corporation, a real estate investment and development firm, announced that the 285-room hotel, Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, will be rebranded and renamed.

The Former Vail Cascade Resort and Spa will reopen in early 2017 as Hotel Talisa, Vail. The name comes from the Native American word, which translates to beautiful water. The hotel honors the Southern Ute Indians, the Rocky Mountain’s original residents.

Bowlero Set To Open This October

Bowlmor AMF will reopen Brunswick Zone XL Lone Tree as Bowlero, which will debut in Colorado this October.

The renovated Bowlero Lone Tree will have 60,000 square feet of space, with 48 lanes of bowling, an interactive arcade, two new bars and a laser tag arena. The space will also have an updated A/V system, with video walls and a state-of-the-art sound system.

Bowlero will provide a unique take on the bowling, and the overall entertainment experience. The arcade alone will feature 60 games, like Pac Man Smash, Star Wars Battle Pod, Mega Stacker and many more.

Williamstown Launches Website

Williamstown, N.J., has launched a new website to inform people—from residents to developers—about the town. The site (growwithwilliamstown.com) reflects the latest branding and logo for the suburb.

“This new website showcases the growth and prosperity of our town,” says Mayor Daniel P. Teefy. “The main navigational sections of the site outline who we are, where we are and what incentives are offered to ease the new business process here in Williamstown.”

Yakima Central Plaza Begins Construction

Yakima Central Plaza has been approved for development and construction in Yakima Valley, Wash. This will be a $12-million dollar project to convert a parking lot into a public gathering and event space that will be used year-round.

“The plaza will provide a new, dynamic amenity for our residents while attracting visitors and meetings to Yakima,” says John Cooper, president and CEO of Yakima Valley Tourism and a member of the Plaza Steering Committee. “It will be the place everyone gathers to celebrate and enjoy what makes the Yakima Valley special.”

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