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Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Oct. 19

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | October 19, 2015

Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Oct. 19

View the latest industry news and notes for Monday, Oct. 19.

Wyndham Hotel Group Teams with TripAdvisor

The Wyndham Hotel Group announced Monday it has extended its partnership with TripAdvisor, adding its inventory to the travel site's instant booking platform. The properties will be available for booking on TripAdvisor as soon as this fall...Read more from Wyndham Hotel Group.

Crown Resorts Reveals Plans to Build 90-Story Hotel in Melbourne

The project would cost more than $727 million and include a 135-foot sky bridge connecting the hotel with another Crown property at its Melbourne, Australia, gambling and entertainment complex. If approved, the tower would be one of the largest in the city, covering more than 656,000 square feet...Read more from The Age.

RCI Adds Calypso Cay Resorts to Network

Wyndham Worldwide brand RCI has signed an agreement to add Kissimmee, Florida's Caribbean-themed Calypso Cay Vacation Villas at Calypso Cay Resorts to its vacation exchange program...Read more from Wyndham Worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide Recognized by Association of Financial Professionals

Hilton Worldwide received the AFP's 2015 Pinnacle Grand Prize Sunday amid ongoing efforts to improve its credit ratings and market capitalization...Read more from the AFP.

New Openings

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria Monday, signaling the ninth Hyatt-branded hotel in the Houston, Texas, area. Located next to the state's largest shopping center, the new 14-story property boasts 325 rooms, including 20 suites...Read more from Hyatt Hotels Corporation

InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort Monday. The 105-room resort joins the InterContinental Mumbai Marine Drive as the company's second luxury hotel in India...Read more from IHG.


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