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As Seattle area keeps building hotels, there soon may be too much room at the inn

The Marriott chain has introduced their new hotel, Moxy, on Republican Street in the South Lake Union neighborhood. The Moxy hotels will be in other cities as well.

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Seattle's hotel market has been on a record-setting run, with high demand and fat profits. Yet as a range of new players bring on as many as 3,000 new hotel rooms by 2021, it's far from clear how smoothly all that new supply can be absorbed.

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