With new roadmap, Airbnb casts itself a veritable travel company, not an intermediary

Airbnb is a decade old and has grown to now include some 4.5 million listings worldwide. Co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky took to a stage in San Francisco to lay out the new iteration of Airbnb, showing the company's determination to become a true travel experience provider.Original author: David Eisen
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Charlie Sheen puts his L.A.-area home up for sale at $10 million

Charlie Sheen puts his L.A.-area home up for sale at $10 million

Sheen, 52, has a long list of film credits that include "Wall Street" (1987), "Major League" (1989) and "The Three Musketeers" (1993). More recently, he starred in the sitcoms "Anger Management" and "Two and a Half Men," for which he earned a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination.

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Clippers star DeAndre Jordan lists gated Malibu home for $6.5 million

Clippers star DeAndre Jordan lists gated Malibu home for $6.5 million

Living and dining rooms, a movie theater, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms lie within the 4,600 square feet of interior space. A wet bar finished in reclaimed wood siding sits off the kitchen, which has been upgraded with sleek custom cabinetry and a broad island. Off the second-floor master suite is a private balcony.

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Beverly Hills estate of Desmond's department stores owner seeks $8.495 million

Beverly Hills estate of Desmond's department stores owner seeks $8.495 million

The 5,177 square feet of living space includes a living room with a mirrored wet bar, a formal dining room, an office, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Firehouse red-hued cabinetry creates visual interest in the kitchen, which has a center island and an adjoining breakfast room.

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True Religion co-founder Kym Gold sizes up the Encino housing market

True Religion co-founder Kym Gold sizes up the Encino housing market

Navy-blue garage doors and plantation shutters accent the wide front of the home for a classic look. Inside, a chandelier-topped entry, a living room, formal dining room, chef's kitchen, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms are included in 8,545 square feet of living space.

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GrandStay Hospitality partners with SkyTouch Technology for property-management system

GrandStay Hospitality and SkyTouch Technology have formed a deal that will bring the SkyTouch Hotel OS to the hotel brand's 41 properties.Original author: Esther Hertzfeld
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Leeza Gibbons seeks $18.5 million for East Coast-vibe mansion in Beverly Hills

Leeza Gibbons seeks $18.5 million for East Coast-vibe mansion in Beverly Hills

Gibbons, 60, hosted "Leeza," her daytime talk show, from 1993 to 2000. More recently, she's hosted "America Now" and the PBS show "My Generation."

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Red Roof debuts Alexa skill for travel planning

The new innovation allows Red Roof to provide information to the more than 20 million Alexa users, answering questions to help drive hotel decisions.Original author: Esther Hertzfeld
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Debbie Reynolds’ former Midcentury home gets a touch-up in Palm Springs

Debbie Reynolds’ former Midcentury home gets a touch-up in Palm Springs

Reynolds reportedly bought the Midcentury Modern spot in the early 1960s for her parents, Raymond Francis and Maxene Reynolds. It was owned by the family for more than two decades before they sold it in 1987 for $79,500, records show.

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Newport Harbor Hotel partners with IDeaS for revenue strategy

Shaner Group's Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina is switching from a manual structure to an automated system.Original author: Esther Hertzfeld
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Agilysys adds mobile housekeeping to lodging-management system

Mobile housekeeping will allow staff to continuously keep track of room status on a mobile device, giving them an easy-to-use solution with an enhanced workflow.Original author: Esther Hertzfeld
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Usher pops his colorful Sunset Strip home on the market at $4.2 million

Usher pops his colorful Sunset Strip home on the market at $4.2 million

Also within more than 4,200 square feet of interior is a home theater, a purple-clad dining room, five bedrooms and 4.75 bathrooms. The updated chef's kitchen features a marble-ribboned backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast area with a built-in banquet.

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'Chicago' writer-producer Michael Brandt lands a new location in Brentwood

'Chicago' writer-producer Michael Brandt lands a new location in Brentwood

Michael Brandt, a writer and executive producer for such "Chicago" franchise shows as "Chicago Fire," "Chicago Med" and "Chicago Justice," has found a new spot on the West Coast. He's bought an estate in Brentwood for $5.11 million, or roughly $1 million less than the original asking price, records show.

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Holmby Hills estate built for late Paramount chief Brad Grey for sale at $77.5 million

Holmby Hills estate built for late Paramount chief Brad Grey for sale at $77.5 million

Clad in weathered wood panels, the Howard Bracken-designed home sits behind wood- and steel-framed gates and is surrounded by olive trees, orchards and gardens. A raised bridge connects the main house to a two-story recreation facility outfitted with two gyms, a cold plunge and a sauna with a blue-bottomed swimming pool.

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San Diego County sees first home sale over $20 million in more than a decade

San Diego County sees first home sale over $20 million in more than a decade

Last year, there were six sales of $10 million or more in San Diego County, with a high of $12 million, property records show. During the calendar years of 2015 and 2016, there were five sales of $15 million or more, including an oceanfront home in Del Mar that sold for $18 million.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ actress Teri Hatcher pines for a renter in Studio City

‘Desperate Housewives’ actress Teri Hatcher pines for a renter in Studio City

The 4,106 square feet of living space incorporates an eye-catching color palate. Forest green cabinetry accents the kitchen, and the living room is filled with navy blue built-ins. The hardwood-lined master suite, one of three bedrooms, holds a fireplace and sitting area.

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Malibu villa with rock pedigree rolls onto the market at $3.475 million

Malibu villa with rock pedigree rolls onto the market at $3.475 million

The 1991-built home was described in listing details as in need of renovations when Richards sold it, but has since been restored anew with 7,462 square feet of bright living spaces and modern comforts.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Arlington Rosslyn Key Bridge officially opens

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Original author: Elliott Mest
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Driving conversions requires a standout hotel website

A hotel’s website is critical to building brand awareness—but unique properties need unique sites.Original author: Alicia Hoisington
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Seller of two La Jolla homes seeks Bitcoin

Seller of two La Jolla homes seeks Bitcoin

The volatile digital currency has been zig-zagging in value since the start of the year, but the broker of the sale, Canter Companies, believes it could attract other buyers. One bitcoin was worth more than $17,000 in January, dropped to $6,914 on Feb. 5, and was up to $11,305 late Tuesday, said CoinDesk.

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