Archive for July, 2010

Are Pensacola Hotels Safe?

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

There have been special concerns over hotel chains located in Pensacol and the surrounding areas. Will the oil spills affect tourism? Will hotels find their once-packed schedules filled with empty spaces?

The good news is that hotels in the Pensacola area have actually seen an increase in business overthe past month, with a 15.5% increase in June alone.

The problem? Researchers state these numbers are not up due to tourism. Instead, they have risen because of the number of people visiting the gulf to help with the oil spill cleanup.

Whether or not tourism will be affected is something only time can tell.

Host Hotels Turns a Profit

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

We’re glad to see that some hotels are beginning to bounce back a bit from the recession. Just recently, Host Hotels announced that they turned a profit during the 2nd quarter of 2010. This time last year, they reported a loss.

The lodging chain operates over 109 hotels around the world, with front companies like marriott and Hilton at the helm of operations. While the company still expects an overall loss this year, things may be looking up for the travel industry.

Lakewood Builds Home for Veterans

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Years after an earthquake destroyed their home, the veterans living in Lakewood will receive their new home at the American Lake VA. The home will feature 83 residental units, a hospice center, a rehab center, and a dedicated home for Alzheimers and dementia.

The home is scheduled it open this summer, after just a few more finishing touches are completed. There are 55 residents slated to move in immediately.

The center will feature some eco-friendly construction, and – of course, some soundproofing to protect them from the sounds of nearby aircraft. We can’t wait to see the veterans get the new home they deserve!

Soundproof Dividers?

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Need to split up your home or office space on a limited budget? Consider adding some soundproof dividers. You can either purchase them premade or make your own out of some drywall and green glue. You could also make a sound screen, similar in nature to a divider but easier to move around.

There are options for those looking to soundproof on a budget. You just have to be a bit creative!