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Proposed Hotel And Local Apple Watch Apps

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Developers are finalizing a deal with Hilton to take on its Curio flag at the proposed hotel on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts property. Meanwhile, the city of Orlando’s selection advisory committee is evaluating the 155-room hotel proposal those developers brought to the city, though no date has been set for a decision. If approved, the hotel would include an artist gallery, create up to 100-125 new jobs in the region and take about 16-18 months to build. Based on industry standards, this hotel could cost more than $58 million dollars to construct.

In other business news, at least three local developers are working on apps for the new Apple Watch, which hits stores April 24. A University of Central Florida team is developing an Apple Watch app that will alert nurses of incoming patients, health stats and more. Lightmaker, a global Web agency with offices in Orlando, is working with the Ladies Professional Golf Association to create an Apple Watch app that will track scores, show player stats and track loyalty points from buying items during golf tournaments. And local mobile app firm Teeps is working on an Apple Watch app that can help local entrepreneurs find the right job candidate.

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