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Hotels and Resorts Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 12, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Michael Isenbek | December 12, 2015

Hotels and Resorts Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 12, 2015

Rendering courtesy of MORPHotel

Is it a cruise ship? Is it a hotel? Gianluca Santosuosso's MORPHotel is a category-defying concept that takes cues from both. The design, still on the drawing board, is based on a spine, with hotel rooms composing the vertebrae. While still just an idea, MORPHotel has garnered some attention. Click for more details.

Orlando World Center Marriott, the world’s largest under that brand name, also boasts a lauded 564,000-gallon pool, which will now be showcased by a nightly laser light show. The 13-minute "Light Up The Night" display at Falls Pool Oasis will also feature digital graphics and music.

Wild Dunes Resort, nestled on the Isle of Palms just minutes from downtown Charleston, SC just completed $4 million in renovations to its Tom Fazio-designed course. But it’s not just another day at another resort with this gem. Click to find out what other activities are being offered.

Wyndham has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after being sued by the agency when data breaches by the hotel chain resulted in fraudulent charges totaling more than $10.6 million. On a positive note, data security standards are more firmly established in the wake of this legal action.

AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotel group, is about to get even bigger. The company is set to acquire FRHI Holdings Ltd. in a cash-and-share deal valued at $2.9 billion. Included in the sale are the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel luxury hotel brands, a total of 115 existing properties with a combined 43,000 rooms. Click for more details.


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