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Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 18, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | November 18, 2015

Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 18, 2015


Sheraton Adds Two Hotels to 'Grand' Tier
The Starwood brand announced Wednesday that both the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel and the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers have been designated "Sheraton Grand" properties.
Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

New Orleans' First Hyatt House Opens
The Big Easy welcomed its first Hyatt House hotel Tuesday with the opening of the 194-room Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown.
Source: Hyatt Hotels

Puerto Vallarta Launches '12 Days of Winter' Campaign
The promotion will run from Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, offering participants the chance to win daily prizes as well as a grand prize two-day all-expense paid vacation for two.
Source: Visit Puerto Vallarta

Analysts Weigh in on Marriott's Brand Overlap
Several hospitality industry analysts have chimed in on how the company will look to move forward following its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts and its 11 brands.
Source: Hotel News Now

With Marriott and Starwood set to merge, the future of the two companies' loyalty programs promises to be among the most polarizing decisions...Read more from Hotel News Now.

If you plan on traveling to the Big Apple for the upcoming Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there's no shortage of ideal hotels to choose from...Read more from

Colorado's Steamboat Ski Resort will open early for the first time in over a decade...Read more from

Somadome's meditation pods are now available at four U.S. hotel spas...Read more from the New York Times.

Looking for a family-friendly getaway? Central America boasts several accommodating eco-resorts...Read more from Minitime.

Georgia's (the country, not the state) Rooms Hotel Kazbegi has teamed with Gudauri-Heliskiing to offer a unique heli-skiing package for thrillseekers this winter...Read more from Design Hotels.

The Jumeirah Group has joined forces with Google to launch Jumeirah Inside, a fully immersive digital travel platform where users can make bookings and access behind-the-scenes footage...Read more from Jumeirah.


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