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Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Oct. 29, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | October 29, 2015

Hospitality Pulse: Hotel and Resort Industry News for Oct. 29, 2015

View the latest industry news and notes for Thursday, Oct. 29.

RIU Hotels & Resorts to Debut in the Maldives

The hotel chain announced Thursday that it's acquired a pair of islands in the Maldives where it plans to build two hotels connected by a wooden walkway. The 422-room project (currently in the design phase) is expected to be completed in 2018...Read more from RIU Hotels & Resorts.

San Francisco Hotel Rates Soar Ahead of Super Bowl 50

The NFL won't crown a champion until February 2016, but the Big Game is paying off for hotel owners in San Francisco. More than half of the city's hotels are already booked up for next year's Super Bowl, while the remaining vacancies have only gotten more expensive...Read more from Cheap Hotels.

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Rolls Out Virtual Reality

The company has launched Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (VR) headsets across its global sales offices, has produced 360-degree VR videos of more than one-quarter of its properties and expects to have one for all 94 of its hotels and resorts sometime next year...Read more from

Loews Regency New York Introduces Broadway, Pet Package

The Midtown Manhattan hotel announced that it's partnering with Broadway production Sylvia to offer the Play on Park Avenue package to pet owners and theater fans. The package includes a one-night stay at the hotel, tickets to the show, exclusive Sylvia merchandise and dinner for two at the Regency Bar & Grill...Read more from Loews Hotels.

Marriott International Announces Third Quarter Results

The company reported a 20 percent increase in diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year...Read more from Marriott International.

Secrets Hotels Often Keep to Themselves

From mandatory fees to view exaggeration, there are quite a few things consumers should know...Read more from


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