MGM Settles Las Vegas Shooting Lawsuit for Up to $800 Million

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Windows are broken at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas, the room from where Stephen Craig Paddock fired on a nearby music festival, killing 58 and injuring hundreds on Oct. 1, 2017. John Locher / AP Photo

Skift Take: While it’s good MGM is shelling out money for its role in the mass shooting, it’s hard to forget that the company actually filed a lawsuit against some of the shooting’s survivors two years ago.

— Isaac Carey

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IHG’s Six Senses Goes a Step Further on Being Green Among Hotel Chains

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Six Senses Bhutan: Investing in local farming is one way it contributes to the community. Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Skift Take: While other chains may have difficulty getting owners to spend on sustainability, Six Senses commit them by management contract. And while other chains are just getting rid of single-use plastic straws and bottles, Six Senses wants to be completely free of plastics by 2022. Will parent IHG follow suit?

— Raini Hamdi

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Selina, Backed by Former WeWork CEO, Seeks $500 Million Fund for Hosting Millennial Travelers

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A Selina co-working space in Medellin, Colombia. The startup, which provides travelers with co-working spaces and hotel-style lodging, is aiming to raise a $500 million fund to invest in buying, leasing, and converting U.S. real estate. Selina

Skift Take: Selina, which provides travelers with co-working spaces and hotel-style lodging, hopes to raise a $500 million fund to invest in U.S. real estate. If it meets its goal, it will reassure investors that it remains untarnished by WeWork’s recent bad publicity.

— Sean O’Neill

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