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Hotel construction in a post-recession boom phase

While some sectors of the economy may still be wondering which way is up, the hotel industry is confidently moving ahead, rapidly building projects that couldn't get financing during the recession and filing plans for more.

"They're all saying one thing: 'Go! Go! Go!' This is a hot market," said Jan Freitag, a senior vice president at Tennessee-based STR travel research.