Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Oct. 28, 2015
View the latest industry news and notes for Wednesday, Oct. 28.
New Extended-Stay Property to Open in Puerto Vallarta in 2016
G6 Hospitality announced that it has broken ground on a brand new Estudio 6 property in Puerto Vallarta set to open in the second half of 2016. The project signals G6's second Estudio 6 property currently under development in Mexico...Read more from G6 Hospitality.
TravelClick Acquires ZDirect
Hospitality industry solutions provider TravelClick announced that it has acquired customer relationship management platform ZDirect, marking the company's second acquisition in the past year...Read more from TravelClick.
Airbnb to Test Travel Packages in San Francisco
This December, the company will begin piloting "handcrafted trips" known as "Journeys" in San Francisco. The packages will include things like transportation from the airport, scheduled outings and food...Read more from The Next Web.
Casa Velas Showcases $1 Million Renovation
The luxury all-inclusive adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta debuted its $1 million renovation in celebration of its 10-year anniversary this fall. A total of 38 suites were remodeled from top to bottom...Read more from Hotel Casa Velas.
Starwood Reports Third Quarter Earnings
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide revealed financial results for the third quarter of 2015, announcing earnings per share figures of $0.74 (excluding special items) and $0.53 (including special items)...Read more from Starwood.
Interval Leisure Group to Acquire Starwood's Vacation Ownership Business
Starwood also announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement with the Interval Leisure Group that will see an ILG subsidiary acquire and then merge with Vistana Signature Experiences...Read more from ILG and Starwood.
Best Ski Resorts for Families
TripAdvisor's family-focused travel site Family Vacation Critic has revealed its list of the best ski resorts for families for the 2015-16 season. Editors weighed a variety of factors, including kids programs and promotions...Read more from Family Vacation Critic.
Bank-Breaking U.S. City Hotels
Travelers might be surprised to learn that New York boasts the seven most expensive city hotels in America...Read more from Luxury Hotels.
Diamond Resorts International Completes Worldwide Renovations
The company announced Tuesday that it has finished expanding and refreshing facilities at several of its properties around the world, including an enhanced outdoor experience at its Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort...Read more from Diamond Resorts.
Wyndham Hotel Group to Debut in Vietnam
Wyndham announced Wednesday plans to open a 217-room hotel in the popular Southeast Asian tourist destination of Ha Long Bay. The $40 million project is expected to be completed in early 2016...Read more from Wyndham Worldwide.
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