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Rove Hotels Unveils the Only On-Site Hotel at Expo 2020 Dubai

With Expo 2020 Dubai now less than a year away, the eyes of the world are back on this much-awaited event, as it gears up to help shape the future. A homegrown hotel brand that can be found at the heart of communities across Dubai – Rove Hotels made the very special announcement that it will be the only hotel at Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be taking place from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022.

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For those who Rove: Rove Expo 2020, the only on-site hotel at Expo 2020 Dubai, adjacent to Al Wasl Plaza – (Photo : AETOSWire)

A gateway to inspiring experiences of culture, innovation and human excellence at Expo 2020, the Rove Expo 2020 hotel – part of the Rove brand – will feature 312 king, twin and accessible Rover Rooms, as well as 19 Rover suites. Furthermore, the only hotel at Expo 2020 will boast several F&B outlets, including The Daily, a grab & go Rove Café and The Bar, along with a rooftop swimming pool and sundeck overlooking the Al Wasl Plaza, 100% sustainable in-room amenities, a 24-hour gym, prayer rooms, and more.

Marjan Faraidooni, Chief Pavilions and Exhibitions Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, “This is a significant step forward in the development of the Expo 2020 site. An on-site hotel is a great addition to the world-class facilities we are creating to welcome people from all around the world to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.”

“Rove Expo 2020 will remain as a permanent modern hospitality offering at District 2020, which will evolve into a smart human-centric community as the future of Expo 2020 Dubai. It will support District 2020’s aim to create a mixed-use development and an innovation-driven urban destination that caters to the needs of its future workers, residents and visitors through its diverse community offering,” she added.

The Rove team is even more excited and determined than ever to cater to the diverse needs of visitors from all over the world as the one and only hotel destination inside Expo 2020.

“This exciting hotel will no doubt boost the already huge appeal of such a historical and major event for the UAE, and offer Expo 2020 visitors a new and innovative type of hospitality option at the heart of the Expo site,” said Mr. Ahmad Thani Rashed Al Matrooshi, Board Director of Rove Hotels LLC.

For more information, visit https://www.rovehotels.com/hotel/rove-expo-2020/

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Rudy Giuliani had an ex-cop guarding the door in that Borat hotel scene, Sacha Baron Cohen tells Colbert

Borat showed up to taunt Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week, but Stephen Colbert got to interview Sacha Baron Cohen on Monday’s Late Show. And Cohen had some new details about Borat Subsequent Moviefilm‘s most infamous scene, where Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, puts himself in a compromising position with a young actress playing Borat’s daughter, Tutar.



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Giuliani “has denied that he was actually doing anything untoward toward this girl, this 24-year-old woman playing your 15-year-old daughter,” Colbert said. “Do you have anything to say to Rudy Giuliani about going into a bedroom with a supposedly teenage girl to drink whisky and zip your pants up and down?” Cohen noted that Giuliani “said that he did nothing inappropriate, and you know, my feeling is if he sees that as appropriate, then heaven knows what he’s intended to do with other women in hotel rooms with a glass of whisky in his hand.”

Cohen explained that while the actress, Maria Bakalova, was in the hotel room with Giuliani, he was hiding in a custom-built box in the wardrobe, unable to see but supposed to be getting updates from his producer based on the cameras hidden in the room. “You don’t want Maria left alone with Giuliani,” Colbert suggested, and Cohen said Giuliani thought he was alone with her. “He brought a cop with him, an ex-policeman, and the policeman does a sweep of the entire hotel suite,” he explained, and then Rudy’s security guard left and “sits outside the room, ensuring that no one could come in and out — which is actually more scary when you think about it, for her.” Things got even dicier when he turned on the phone, Cohen said.

Cohen also recounted what really happened when he interviewed Trump as another of his alter-egos, Ali G, and showed unreleased footage of Borat narrowly escaping a gun-rights rally after being recognized by undercover Black Lives Matter activists. Watch below.

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SCDA Architects’ Chan Soo Khian, Prestige Titan Award 2020 winner, on his hotel endeavours and sustainable buildings



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Architect Chan Soo Khian, the Prestige Titan Award 2020 winner, adds another feather to his cap with his latest philanthropic project to revolutionise green accommodation. Mavis Teo gets under the skin of the entrepreneur. The 25th anniversary of SCDA Architects is more than just a significant milestone; it comes as the culmination of its past two decades of achievements, innovation and global expansion. If the measure of success is in how it is widely recognised and admired by many even outside of the world of architecture and property development both locally and globally, then indeed, this home-grown firm has hit the home run. The man behind it is none other than the founder and principal architect Chan Soo Khian, who is better known as Soo Chan. He won the inaugural President’s Design Award’s Designer of the Year honour in 2006. Under his leadership, SCDA (Soo Chan Design Associates) snagged the Design of the Year accolade for the National Design Centre in 2016. The firm is also known for spearheading some of our nation’s most beautiful ultra-luxury developments, such as The Marq and Leedon Residence. More recently, Soo Khian was thrust into the limelight again when SCDA was awarded the revamp of Singapore Art Museum. Needless to say, international accolades have been aplenty – some of these bestowed by the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Today, SCDA’s projects in Singapore only account for 10 per cent of its portfolio. Ninety per cent of it is in another 79 countries across six continents. In New York, Soo Khian is hailed as Singapore’s hottest export. Out of SCDA’s three projects in the metropolis, press the likes of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal headlined the launch of uber-luxe Soori High Line through in-depth interviews with Soo Khian. Through Soori High Line’s design, SCDA stretched the imagination of homebuyers in the Big Apple by conjuring the image of a lavish mansion in an urban apartment block – with a stunning design that incorporates a terrace, high ceilings, natural light and a private pool (at 16 of the 31 units). Another reason for the media buzz is that SCDA is also the developer for Soori High Line. This earned Soo Khian the label of a developer in New York, although he is quick to dismiss that. “First and foremost, I am an architect and designer,” states the trim and dapper 58-year-old at SCDA’s four-storey office in a Chinatown conservation shophouse. We beg to differ. Chan Soo Khian is clearly a lot more than these labels. SCDA has, under Soo Khian’s direction, grown to become known as one of the few multidisciplinary firms in Singapore to provide clients a holistic experience for architecture, interiors, landscaping, and furniture and product design. In addition to serving as a professor at the National University of Singapore Department of Architecture where he sits on the curriculum advisory board, the Penang-born Soo Khian also runs a

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Outraged mother in quarantine hotel shares photos of what her 18-month-old son was offered for lunch

‘Does this seem suitable?’: Outraged mother in quarantine hotel shares photos of what her 18-month-old son was offered for lunch – including two plain pieces of white toast, potato chips AND French fries

  • A young mum in hotel quarantine has blasted her conditions at the Quest hotel
  • She said chips, instant noodles, French fries, and toast were served to baby son
  • After being stuck in Prague for four months she says she is ‘mentally struggling’

A young mum has criticised her quarantine hotel after staff served two-minute noodles, french fries, a packet of chips and plain white toast to her 18-month-old son for lunch.

Barbora O’Grady was visiting her sick mother in the Czech Republic when she got stuck in Prague with baby Oliver due to coronavirus border closures.

The dual citizen told Daily Mail Australia she hasn’t seen her husband in over four months and that her harrowing experience in mandatory self isolation has left her ‘struggling mentally’. 

Ms O’Grady said she can cope with the ‘appalling’ food which is included in the $3000 quarantine bill, but feels ‘it’s criminal’ to give it to Oliver. 

A young mum in hotel quarantine has been served two-minute noodles and French fries for her and her 18-month-old son (pictured)

A young mum in hotel quarantine has been served two-minute noodles and French fries for her and her 18-month-old son (pictured) 

An outraged mum has blasted her quarantine conditions after being given chips for lunch

Ms O'Grady said her 18-month old son was served two minute noodles for lunch

Also on the hotel quarantine menu was chips and two-minute noodles (pictured) 

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Is this lunch appropriate for an 18-month-old child?

‘My son got instant noodles for lunch today! Does that seem suitable? He’s 18 months old! Who gives that to a one and a half year old toddler?’ She said.

‘And with lunch they always give packets of crisps, even for the child. It’s so gross.’ 

She said the pair haven’t eaten any of the food provided to them so far, apart from a yoghurt and crackers.  

Ms O’Grady said a small salad is also provided but it’s not ‘substantial’. 

When she asked for more appropriate food, she claims nothing was done. 

‘There’s not much to look forward to when you are in quarantine,’ she said. 

‘You are held between four walls and it’s tough. When bad food full of carbs arrives, it’s like the last straw… when I saw today’s lunch, I burst into tears.’

Ms O'Grady said she can cope with the 'appalling' food which is included in the $3000 quarantine bill, but feels 'it’s criminal' to give it to baby Oliver (pictured together)

Ms O’Grady said she can cope with the ‘appalling’ food which is included in the $3000 quarantine bill, but feels ‘it’s criminal’ to give it to baby Oliver (pictured together)

Ms O'Grady (pictured with family) was visiting her sick mother in the Czech Republic when she got stuck in Prague with baby Oliver due to coronavirus border closures

Ms O’Grady (pictured with family) was visiting her sick mother in the Czech Republic when she got stuck in Prague with baby Oliver due to coronavirus border closures

There is an option to purchase food of the hotel from Uber Eats, but Ms O’Grady says it’s going to be too expensive to order it everyday. 

Ms O’Grady lives on the Central Coast and was scheduled to land in Sydney on a repatriation flight, but the plane was diverted to Brisbane.

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Channel Your Inner Artist At The Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel

For a long time now, hotels and cruise ships have paid close attention to the artwork displayed on their walls and in guest rooms. For example, the Ritz-Carlton group, for many years, utilized an art consultant here in Boston, who curated collections specifically for the hotel walls, right down to attending art auctions. 

And, more recently, Regent Seven Seas Cruises unveiled a breathtaking $5 million art collection to be permanently displayed aboard their newest ship, Splendor. Taking nearly two years to curate and commission, the 300-piece collection is sourced from artists and galleries from around the world and debuted  when the new ship launched in February 2020.

“Artwork featured on Seven Seas Splendor is one of the most discerningly curated collections of museum-quality 20th and 21st century art on the seas,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., who personally commissioned artwork for the ship. “We created a contemporary fine art collection that transforms each space with thoughtfulness, color and inspired creativity to perfect the ambience of luxury. This is truly a cohesive collection our guests will appreciate, with each piece impeccably displayed in public areas and in guest suites throughout this magnificent ship.” The collection features works from more than 200 artists across dozens of mediums.

Well, now here’s something else that ups the scale. Now you can visit a hotel that is an artist hotspot, and actually create your own masterpieces.

Renaissance Reno Downtown is transforming their riverside rooms into private art studios, equipped with a blank canvas, acrylic paints, vision-boarding and spray paint, plus any other mediums upon request.

Alicia Cavallo, Director of Marketing for the property, granted me an exclusive interview for Forbes.com, about this new development at the hotel. “When the COVID-19 quarantine kept everyone at home for the most part, some hotels were experiencing business people coming in to use the property as a remote office. We thought, ‘How can we incorporate the arts and culture of our area into this?’” she told me. After all, Reno Tahoe is known for its burning art scene, and streets filled with internationally recognized street art.  That said, the hotel organized easels and canvas, paper, pastels, pencils, charcoal, brushes, watercolors, and more, so that guests staying at the property could create their own paintings. Ms. Cavallo added, “We’re very involved in the art scene here and wanted to take it a step further.”

It’s the perfect destination for creatives of all types to refuel their creative brain juice and embrace the natural artistic energy in the destination. Plus, this package also comes with complimentary bikes to draw inspiration from the Truckee River path, life-sized sculpture parks and mural alleys around town.  

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Trump campaign eyes hosting election night party at his DC hotel

President Donald Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital.

Over the past several days, the campaign has pushed out fundraising emails in the president’s name offering donors the chance to enter a drawing “to join Team Trump at the Election Night Party in my favorite hotel,” in Washington, suggesting he will use his luxury hotel as the backdrop for reacting to election results. The campaign has also spotlighted plans for the party in fundraising blasts from the president’s son Donald Trump. Jr.

“November 3rd will go down in history as the night we won FOUR MORE YEARS. It will be absolutely EPIC, and the only thing that could make it better is having YOU there,” Trump said in a fundraising solicitation.

For Trump, an election night party at his own hotel is symbolic for a businessman who leveraged his celebrity as a reality star and New York real estate magnate to win the nation’s highest office.

Critics see it as one more reminder of how the president has used his office to personally profit as foreign leaders, conservative supporters and administration officials use the lobby of Washington’s Trump International Hotel as an unofficial clubhouse for the Trump presidency.

Since 2017, the president and Republican National Committee have held several fundraisers at the president’s Washington hotel in the historic Old Post Office building, which the president’s company leases from the federal government.

Over the course of his presidency, the Trump campaign, the RNC and their joint-fundraising committees have spent over $7.4 million at Trump-branded properties.

The Washington hotel, which is blocks from the White House, has been sold out for weeks for Election Day as well as the days before and after Nov. 3. A basic room then is going for $1,200 a night, nearly triple the $476 room rate on Monday.

“Donald Trump has spent his entire presidency funneling taxpayer, campaign, special interest and foreign government money into the business that he still owns,” said Donald Sherman, deputy director of the nonprofit government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “In some ways, election night is going to be the pinnacle of his self dealing.”

The White House referred questions on the president’s election night plans to the Trump campaign, which did not respond to requests for comment.

It’s unclear how big Trump’s election night party will be. The District of Columbia, under coronavirus protocols, has capped mass gatherings at 50 people.

The president has sidestepped the district’s rules, which hold no weight on federal property, at other recent events. The president hosted hundreds of people on the White House grounds for an Independence Day weekend celebration, for his Republican National Convention speech in August and again at last month’s Rose Garden announcement of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Several attendees, including Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus in the days following Barrett’s event. Few guests wore masks.

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Trump looks to host election night party at his DC hotel

Critics say it’s one more reminder of how the president has used his office to personally profit.

President Donald Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital.

Over the weekend, the campaign pushed out fundraising emails in the president’s name offering donors the chance to enter a drawing “to join Team Trump at the Election Night Party in my favorite hotel,” in Washington, suggesting he will use his luxury hotel as the backdrop for reacting to election results.

“November 3rd will go down in history as the night we won FOUR MORE YEARS. It will be absolutely EPIC, and the only thing that could make it better is having YOU there,” Trump said in a fundraising solicitation.

For Trump, an election night party at his own hotel is symbolic for a businessman who leveraged his celebrity as a reality star and New York real estate magnate to win the nation’s highest office. 

Critics see it as one more reminder of how the president has used his office to personally profit as foreign leaders, conservative supporters and administration officials use the lobby of Washington’s Trump International Hotel as an unofficial clubhouse for the Trump presidency.

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Since 2017, the president and Republican National Committee have held several fundraisers at the president’s Washington hotel in the historic Old Post Office building, which the president’s company leases from the federal government.

Over the course of his presidency, the Trump campaign, the RNC and their joint-fundraising committees have spent over $7.4 million at Trump-branded properties.

The Washington hotel, which is blocks from the White House, has been sold out for weeks for Election Day as well as the days before and after Nov. 3. A basic room then is going for $1,200 a night, nearly triple the $476 room rate on Monday.

“Donald Trump has spent his entire presidency funneling taxpayer, campaign, special interest and foreign government money into the business that he still owns,” said Donald Sherman, deputy director of the nonprofit government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “In some ways, election night is going to be the pinnacle of his self dealing.”

The White House referred questions on the president’s election night plans to the Trump campaign, which did not respond to requests for comment.

It’s unclear how big Trump’s election night party will be. The District of Columbia, under coronavirus protocols, has capped mass gatherings at 50 people.

The president has sidestepped the district’s rules, which hold no weight on federal property, at other recent events. The president hosted hundreds of people on the White House grounds for an Independence Day weekend celebration, for his Republican National Convention speech in August and again at last month’s Rose Garden announcement of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. 

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Hotel Allegro Rises from the Site of the Bismarck Hotel

The Hotel Allegro was created on the site of old Bismarck Hotel in 1998 in Chicago, Illinois. The original Bismarck Hotel was built in 1894 by Emil and Karl Eitel, brothers from Stuttgart, Germany. The Eitels were pioneers who installed ice-boxes in the hotel’s kitchen and air conditioning in the hotel’s restaurants. During World War I, the Bismarck was renamed the Randolph Hotel because of anti-German sentiment. After the war, the Bismarck name was restored. When the Eitel brothers built a new 19-floor Bismarck Hotel, the 22-story Metropolitan Office Building and the 2500-seat Palace Theatre, the original Bismarck was demolished.

The new Bismarck opened in 1926 with 600 rooms with spectacular features such as:

  • a wide marble staircase with a hand-wrought balustrade in the spacious lobby
  • vaudeville acts and big-name bands performing in the adjacent Palace Theatre
  • authentic German cuisine served at the Bismarck’s Swiss Chalet restaurant

In 1956, the hotel was acquired by the Wirtz family, owners of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Stadium. They installed air-conditioning throughout the building and telephones in every room. With its fortuitous location across the street from City Hall, the Bismarck was the official headquarters for the Cook County Democratic organization.

In 1996, Pal/Met purchased the Bismarck and, with Kimpton Hotels as operator, embarked on creating a thoroughgoing new identity with a theatrical ambiance. It reopened in 1998 with a new name, the Hotel Allegro, and a new identity. In 2008, interior designer Martha Angus was brought on board to craft a design concept that would tell the Hotel Allegro’s modern “Be a Star” story, while maintaining a reverence for the building’s past.

Guests enter the hotel on a red carpeted sweeping staircase, which leads to the renovated lobby area known as the “living room”. A striking mural, above the reception desk of the S.S. Normandie, built in 1932 as the fastest and largest ocean liner in the world enhances the classic feel of the space. Nearby, guests can venture from past to present as they enter the adjacent Cameo Lounge, which shows a contemporary look with laser-cut ink splatter mirrors, bright red faux crocodile wall coverings, and white leather couches.

The Hotel Allegro’s 483 luxurious guestrooms have a sleek design incorporating reflective surfaces, and lustrous furniture made of macassar ebony. Past and present is fused with Art Deco design features such as 1940s-inspired French desks, headboards inspired by 1960s luxury cruise ship cabins and 21st century geometric patterns and accents, including plexi-bedside table lamps. The historic Walnut Ballroom has fifteen-foot ceilings, large windows, and nickel-plated chandeliers of 1910 vintage.

The Hotel Allegro is a focal point for sightings of pop stars and rock bands such as Poison, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Tommy Lee, Midnight Oil, Flock of Seagulls, Warrant, The Killers, The Roots, Perry Ferrell, DJ Miles, Maeda and Rhianna. The hotel’s restaurant, 312 Chicago, hosts politicians from neighboring City Hall while the lounge, Encore, provides production parties for actors and producers from the nearby theater district.

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Woman is arrested after “fight” at hotel: Independence Police Blotter

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Disorderly conduct, Quarry Lane

A woman was arrested for disorderly conduct when police responded to a reported fight between two women and a man inside a hotel at 10:16 Oct. 10. When police questioned the three suspects, they each told the officer “they were having sex, not fighting,” reports said. All three were evicted from the hotel.  A short time later, police were called back to the hotel as one of the women had returned. She was cited and later released to her brother.

Employees at Independence Excavating reported a pickup truck stolen from a garage on the property at 4:42 a.m. Oct. 11. The company provided police with surveillance camera footage showing a man arriving at the property, cutting the lock on the gate, and trying to enter several vehicles in the company lot. The stolen 2016 GMC Sierra was inside the garage, unlocked with its keys inside. The suspect is seen backing the pickup he arrived in into the man door of the garage in order to jar it open. He is then seen leaving in the Sierra. Reports did not indicate where or how the suspect’s pickup was driven from the lot.

Theft, Chestnut Oval

A woman reported leaving her purse and phone inside a Drug Mart store at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The woman checked with store personnel who told her that the purse had not been turned in to the lost and found.  In addition to the victim’s driver’s license and credit cards, the $50 purse contained a $60 wallet, $800 iPhone, and $23 cash.

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New Bunkhouse Hotel Opens In Austin, Texas

It goes without saying that Austin, Texas, is a synonym for hipster city. It’s also laid-back, funky, creative and seriously musical. And if any hotel aims to embody the spirit of Austin, that would have to be the Bunkhouse Group hotels. 

Since its inception in 2006, this acclaimed hotel group has been steadily growing and currently has several properties in and out of Texas. These include Saint Cecilia (the secluded luxury estate in Austin), Austin Motel (perhaps the most stylish motel you’ve seen), and Hotel Havana (the historic property on San Antonio’s River Walk), just to name a few. 

As of September, a new hotel has been added to its expanding portfolio: Hotel Magdalena opened this month on Music Lane in the thriving South Congress neighborhood of Austin. 

With 89 rooms, it is the largest hotel to date within Bunkhouse Group, and will be the first mass timber hotel constructed in North America. Assembled in pieces, this renewable resource is visible in the hotel room ceiling design and the exterior walkways. The design throughout the property is evocative of Barton Springs — Austin’s most cherished natural-spring outdoor pool — and is complete with a rock quarry and a 900 sq ft pool. 

On the gastronomic front, the hotel’s restaurant, Summer House on Music Lane, will open this November. Open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Executive Chef Jeffrey Hundelt will be cooking over a live fire and, in response to the current challenge imposed by the Covid-19, there will be 70 covered outdoor patio seats. 

Amar Lalvani, CEO of Standard International and Bunkhouse Group, explained in an interview the challenges of opening a new hotel during a pandemic, the meaning of adding a new hotel to the group, and the hotel’s role in the community. 

Bunkhouse Group has several hotels, not only in Texas but California and Mexico. How does Hotel Magdalena differ from them, especially from those in Austin, while keeping the Bunkhouse identity? 

“All of the hotels share the elements Bunkhouse cares deeply about: inspired design, connection to the place (the locations and the buildings themselves) and the value of community, culture and music. However, each is a unique expression of those values and vary in their feel, as well as their offerings, programming and price. From the welcome accessibility of the Austin Motel (Austin) and Phoenix Hotel (San Francisco) to the tucked-away privacy of Hotel Saint Cecilia (Austin), Hotel San Cristóbal (Todos Santos, Mexico) and Hotel Havana (San Antonio) and of course the Hotel San José (Austin) where it all started which feels as relevant and progressive now as it did when its renovation was completed 20 years ago.

Hotel Magdalena is the first one in Austin truly developed from the ground up (the three prior were at least some portion historical renovations) and is a hidden world unto itself just off South Congress. It’s also the

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