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May 2019's Converge Newsletter
Airbnb Does an About-Face and Gets Into the Hotel Business
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May 14, 2019 via Commercial Observer

After more than a decade of positioning itself as a hotel killer, Airbnb is starting to get into the traditional hotel business. The San Francisco-based startup has been investing in and acquiring other hotel booking sites, and it will help RXR Realty operate a hotel at 75 Rockefeller Plaza.

The RXR deal is the first of its kind for Airbnb, which has spent years battling New York City’s government because its business model encourages homeowners and tenants to violate city short-term rental laws. RXR plans to convert ten floors of 75 Rockefeller Plaza, a 1940s office building in Midtown, into “high-end apartment-style suites with a diverse mix of amenities,” the real estate company announced last week. The hotel portion of the 33-story building will feature a slew of amenities including access to a private social club and business center on the property’s top floor, coworking areas, a new ground floor restaurant and bar, event space and various food options.'s ConvergeBlog
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Hotel Lenders Explain Different Options For Development

May 14, 2019 via Hotel News Now
Lenders to the hotel industry assess the current lending environment and discuss different forms of financing available to developers.
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An Employer’s 7-Step Guide To Navigating Newly Revived No-Match Letters

May 7, 2019 via Fisher Phillips

The first and perhaps most obvious step is to read the letter carefully and understand what it says. Too often employers rush into action before taking the time to read and understand the no-match letter.
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Take Great Care In Hotel Entrance Area—Or You’ll Pay
April 9, 2019 via Hotel Management

Cars whiz, people don’t. Upshot—the hotel entrance area, which is populated with cars and people coming and going, is a location that is ripe for accidents. Vigilant management is required. Anything less can lead to lawsuits.
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