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reDiscover the City of Saint Charles!

July 21, 2020

  Historic Saint Charles is open for business and has several sights and activities to explore and experience! To learn more about Saint Charles’ upcoming events, shopping, dining, and history, click here. MM&E

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Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements To Travel Safely

July 17, 2020

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide. This checklist is part of AHLA’s Safe Stay guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment […]

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Hotel Occupancy Flattens Second Week of July, With Lower Room Rates

July 16, 2020

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending July 11th showed mostly flat occupancy and lower room rates from the previous week, according to STR. 5-11 July 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 45.9% (-38.0%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$97.33 (-26.8%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$44.67 (-54.6%) Aggregate data for the […]

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Missouri Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.9%

July 16, 2020

The Missouri labor market’s recovery continued in June 2020, following the major job losses earlier in the year from COVID-19 shutdowns. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 71,600 jobs over the month, and over-the year job losses, though still substantial, were less than in April and May. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased more than […]

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Missouri Unemployment Recovery is One of the Quickest in Nation

July 16, 2020

According to the “States Whose Unemployment Claims are Recovering the Quickest” report conducted by WalletHub, Missouri has experienced one of the quickest unemployment recoveries compared to the rest of the states.  This analysis focuses on each state’s prior week recover, recovery since the start of COVID-19, and change in unemployment claims over multiple durations of […]

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Hotel Occupancy Slightly Declines in the Beginning of July

July 15, 2020

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending in July 4th showed a slight decline in occupancy from the previous week, according to STR. 28 June through 4 July 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019): Occupancy: 45.6% (-30.2%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$101.36 (-20.9%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$46.21 (-44.8%) Occupancy had […]

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Hotel Industry Launches Training Course to Advance Safe Stay Guidelines

July 9, 2020

To further expand the hotel industry’s Safe Stay initiative, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced COVID-19 Precautions for Hotels, an online course developed in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) and created to help hotels train their staffs on the enhanced safety and cleanliness guidelines. The new training course was created in consultation […]

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Old Kinderhook Increases Safety to Take on Corporate Meetings & Events

July 9, 2020

Old Kinderhook updated their meeting policies to ensure attendees remain safe and healthy as they begin interacting at face-to-face meetings and events.  The following procedures are outlined in Old Kinderhook’s Safe Meetings 2020 policy: We will have sanitizer stations available near all of our meeting rooms. We will maximize our meeting spaces to accommodate safe […]

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Loop Trolley Announces Free Weekend Service in Support of Loop Businesses

July 6, 2020

As local St. Louis businesses begin to resume operations in response to the gradual relaxation of social distancing that was required to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Loop Trolley leadership is excited to announce its schedule for the 2.2 mile heritage trolley system. It recommenced its FREE weekend service from 11:00am – 7:00pm on July 4th. […]

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Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton Prepares For Fall Opening With Socially Distanced Meeting Practices In Place

July 2, 2020

Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton , a new hotel opening this fall in downtown Clayton, Missouri, announces plans for socially distanced conferences and meetings. Located on Bonhomme Ave., just west of Hanley Road, the 268-room hotel will open after a multi-million dollar, full-scale transformation by Silverwest Hotels. With its proximity to Clayton’s Business District, Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton […]

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