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Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 4, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | November 04, 2015

Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Nov. 4, 2015

View the latest industry news and notes for Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Mexico's Hotel El Ganzo in San Jose del Cabo has reopened following a lengthy hurricane recovery effort. In celebration, the hotel is offering a whopping 40 percent off select three-night stays this week...Read more from Hotel El Ganzo.

Asia's first animation theme park is scheduled to open in 2016. Malaysia's Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) will feature more than 40 different attractions spanning six different themed zones. In addition to beloved DreamWorks characters, local favorites will be featured as well...Read more from

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts announced the much-anticipated opening of the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort and Spa this week. The five-star resort boasts 299 guestrooms and suites, an ultra-exclusive Griffin Club, Jasha Spa and Temazcal and Cafe des Artistes...Read more from Marriott.

Hilton Worldwide announced Tuesday that it's opened the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Qatar. The new property will be located in Doha's Old Town business district...Read more from DoubleTree.

Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels has taken over Venice's historic San Clemente Palace Hotel. The property immediately joins Kempinski's portfolio and will reopen as the San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice in March 2016...Read more from Incentive Travel.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was recently recognized at the 2015 Social Hotel Awards for its outstanding use of digital video. The brand's "Chef-to-Chef" campaign generated more than one million video views...Read more from Hotels Mag.

Book early and don't be afraid of the hotel's actual website. Those are some tips for booking a hotel this upcoming holiday season...Read more from Mashable

From Disney's MagicBands to smart bracelets, hotels are beginning to embrace wearable technology. Read more from the International Luxury Hotel Association.


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