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Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 19, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | November 19, 2015

Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 19, 2015


Here are the latest industry news and notes for Thursday, Nov. 19.

Billionaire to Invest $300 Million in Fen Hotels
Wealthy investor George Soros has agreed to contribute $300 million to Fen Hotels' expansion efforts in Latin America.

TRYP by Wyndham Debuts in Puerto Rico
Wyndham Hotel Group's lifestyle brand debuted in Puerto Rico Wednesday with the opening of the 109-room TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde outside of San Juan.

Haitian Property to Join Marriott's Autograph Collection
Marriott International's Autograph Collection Hotels will add Haitian boutique hotel The Habitation Jouissant to its global portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Great Wolf Resorts Eyes Orlando Water Park
The water park chain said it's currently in negotiations to acquire land across from Orlando's Disney Springs in hopes of opening its first resort in Florida.


Some Swedish hotels have actually removed sausage and bacon from their breakfast menu in an effort to place more emphasis on sustainability and health.

This winter, Choice Hotels will allow loyalty program members to earn triple points up to 50,000.

Few regions are as conducive to diving as the Caribbean. Thankfully, there's no shortage of world-class resorts geared toward the popular water sport.

Hyatt Hotels announced Wednesday that it's been recognized as the top place to work for LGBT equality.

Germany's leading hotel company, the Steigenberger Hotel Group has debuted in the United Arab Emirates, opening a 367-room five-star waterfront property in Dubai.

As technology continues to advance, are hotel keys poised to become a thing of the past

Starwood announced Thursday that it will debut its Aloft brand in Shanghai with the opening of the Aloft Shanghai Nanxiang in 2018. Upon completion, the hotel will join two other Starwood properties, including the Le Meridien Shanghai Jiading set to open in 2017.


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