Advanced technologies are providing fresh opportunities for hotels, allowing designers to improve ROI while creating the look they want.

This month, Boone County Fiscal Court approved a 1-percent increase on transient hotel room taxes, following Campbell and Kenton county increases last month.

Newport Beach, Calif.–based Stratus Development Partners is developing the projects, and construction is expected to begin in September 2017.

Design-wise, the building is in sync with the preexisting structures.

The renovation saw the AAA Four Diamond property update all guestrooms, common areas, event spaces, spa and gardens.

John McKibbon collaborated with Doug Stratton of Stratton Design Group, Brian Bunce of BB+M Architecture and Winford Lindsay Architects on the project.

Growth in the single-currency bloc rose 2.2 percent in the second quarter, a sign the ECB's quantitative easing program is working.

The AC Hotel Asheville Downtown is the second AC Hotels by Marriott to open in the Carolinas, and the 21st in the U.S.