Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 17, 2015
Marriott CEO: Merger Will Spur Investment
Iberostar Opens 11th Cuban Property
San Diego Marriott to Offer Thanksgiving Buffet
SeaWorld Eyes New Resort Hotel
Prior to Monday's mega deal with Marriott, Starwood expanded its partnership with Design Hotels, allowing select member hotels to be booked through Starwood websites, mobile apps and its network of customer contact centers...Read more from HotelsMag.com.
Austin, Texas' hotel scene continues to expand with the opening of the 319-room Hotel Van Zandt, a Kimpton Hotel...Read more from Meetings and Conventions.
Despite the prevailing assumption, research from Bank of America suggests that an Airbnb booking is more expensive than a typical hotel stay in the U.S...Read more from Business Insider.
Plans are underway to develop four historic buildings in Topeka, Kansas, into a 79-room boutique hotel and restaurant...Read more from Cyrus Hotel.
Diminished tourism to Rwanda has resulted in dozens of hotels having been put up for auction over the past two years...Read more from Quartz.
At least four people sustained non-life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon when wind gusts blew construction materials off of the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood in southern Florida. An investigation into the incident is underway...Read more from NBC Miami.
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