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Hotels, motels, and resorts will be forever changed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Business Insider spoke to top travel CEOs from companies like Hilton, Club Med, and Aman Resorts about how the coronavirus will change the experience of staying in a hotel.
Hoteliers predict that travelers will prefer smaller, less dense hotels and outdoor amenities.
Breakfast buffets could become a thing of the past, and room service could come in the form of a bag dropped outside your door.
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Hotels and resorts are in a state of crisis. 

As of May 20, seven out of 10 hotel rooms in the US were sitting empty and thousands of hotels are completely closed, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Hotels have lost more than $25 billion in room revenue since the start of the pandemic, and 70% of hotel employees have been laid off or furloughed, per the AHLA. Empty hotels are desperately selling bonds for future discounted travel.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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