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Hotels and Resorts Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 21, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Michael Isenbek | November 21, 2015

Hotels and Resorts Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 21, 2015

In a blockbuster deal, Marriott International, Inc. announced it is buying Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. for $12.2 billion in a stock and cash deal. Combined, the companies operate or franchise over 5,500 hotels worldwide containing 1.1 million rooms.

In a recent “Caribbean Insights” story, TravelPulse’s Brian Major discusses how closure and painful outcomes are in store as elements that have stalled completion of Bahamas mega-resort Baha Mar are resolved.

While it’s true the average traveler can’t indulge in pricey, first-class amenities during every trip, why not take the plunge just once? Click to see which ones we recommend.

In ruins just a year after opening from Hurricane Odile, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos has triumphantly reopened. In the spirit of the company tagline “the Evolution of All-Inclusive,” some modifications have been done to streamline the guest experience. Click to find out the details.

Mobile hotel booking app HotelTonight has added “Tonight +1,” a new booking feature that allows for a last-minute additional night’s stay to be added — sometimes with a significant discount. Definitely a convenience when plans change, or when you just want to sleep in past check-out time.


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