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Hospitality news

I'm pushed for time today--trying desperately to get the cover story for the July/August issue of Medical Meetings wrapped up, so I'll just list out a few of the more interesting hospitality industry items that have come across my desk from hotel-online recently:

Wi-Fi Going from an Added Value to an Expected Amenity; In 2002, 1,000 Hotels Were Equipped for Wireless Connection, Nearly 25,000 Hotels Expected to Offer Wi-Fi by 2007

Three French Waiters Suing New York's "21" Club Claiming Age and Accent Discrimination

(accent discrimination? That's a new one to me!)

Ohio State University Considers Renaming the 151 room Blackwell Hotel, Namesake, Roger D. Blackwell, Is a Convicted Felon

Hawaii, Illinois, and Pennsylvania Have Biggest Budgets for Travel and Tourism Promotion; TIA Ranks All the States Budgets for 2005

Resignation of Atlanta CVB Executive VP Carey Rountree Not Linked to Loss of the 100,000 Attendee National Association of Home Builders

InterContinental Boston Hotel and Residences Subject of Call for Boycott from Local Hotel Union; The 424 room Hotel at Mid-point of Construction

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