Amid the rapidly changing landscape and a recovering Arizona economy, Pacific Hospitality Group and Mortenson recently broke ground on a 238-room, eight-story Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Phoenix. Pacific Hospitality Group, in partnership with Mortenson, is developing the project.

HCW announced construction is currently underway for the 265-room Caesars Republic Scottsdale luxury brand hotel, and is on schedule to open in January 2022. "We are excited construction is moving forward as planned on Caesars Republic Scottsdale beginning with the underground utilities," said Richard Huffman, chief executive officer and president of HCW.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) The owner of Atlantic City's Showboat hotel plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor water park next to it and will break ground in August, he said. Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who runs the Showboat as a hotel that does not offer gambling, applied for a state tax credit to help finance the water park.

One of the world's most iconic consumer brands and entertainment producers — Atari — announced a deal with GSD Group, a leading innovation and strategy agency, led by founder Shelly Murphy and partner Napoleon Smith III, to acquire the rights to build video game-themed Atari Hotels in the United States, with the first location breaking ground in Phoenix later this year.

After extensive planning, Visit SaltLake, Salt Lake County, Portman Holdings and Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the plans, timeline and details of the long-awaited and much-anticipated Salt Lake convention center hotel during a groundbreaking ceremony held Friday, Jan.

A half-hour from Salt Lake City, excavation efforts continue on a luxury resort inspired by both the landscape and local mining history. The mountain town of Park City, Utah, is home to the largest ski area in the nation, and is considered an ideal setting for the new development.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced June 18 that it will break ground on a $60 million North Shore hotel later this summer. The seven-story, four-star property will be called The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh and will include 219 guest rooms. The hotel will attach to the existing casino on the east facade, facing the Carnegie Science Center.

A 247-room Holiday Inn Express hotel will break ground in Washington, D.C.'s Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. Birchington LLC, owned by Habte Sequar, closed on a construction loan from Atlanta-based Stonehill Strategic Capital to commence construction on the $93 million project.

Construction began last March on the new $23 million, seven-story Aloft in Columbus, Ohio, and Welty Building Company Ltd. , which is managing the project, expects to deliver the boutique hotel by September. The developer behind the project is Indus Hotels.

PACE Equity recently completed funding for the largest new PACE construction project in Ohio, a sustainable Homewood Suites and Hilton Garden Inn to be constructed in Easton. The project reflects the developer's commitment to the environment while meeting demands of the new generation of green travelers.

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, announced that Gilbane Building Company will serve as the general contractor of the new $700 million project. Located at 900 Packer Avenue between 10th and Darien Streets, in the heart of the South Philadelphia Stadium District, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia will transform the area into the first integrated sports, entertainment and casino resort destination in the region.