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Hotels and Resorts Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 28, 2015

Hotel & Resort | Michael Isenbek | November 28, 2015

Hotels and Resorts Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 28, 2015

Jamaica’s already-booming hotel and resort industry is getting another boost, with another $200 million worth of new projects and expansions commencing by the end of 2015. Click to find out the details.

Arguably the biggest question mark to come out of Marriott International's recent acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is the future of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty programs. Addressing these concerns, Marriott president and CEO Arne Sorenson made a brief video, and said that for now, the two programs would remain unchanged. Click to watch his complete remarks.

The Carillon in Miami Beach was a home away from home for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the rest of the Rat Pack when it opened in 1959. Purchased earlier this year by, Z Capital Partners, the hotel is undergoing a renovation that will bring back that strong vintage vibe that those legendary entertainers knew well — then possibly take the brand worldwide.

Hilton has confirmed a credit card data breach, more specifically, they detected unauthorized malware targeting customers' payment card information. This announcement came just days after Starwood revealed a similar issue. Click to see if your personal information may have been compromised.

The latest review from cloud-based solutions provider TravelClick revealed that North American hotels are experience strong revenue growth headed into 2016. And, interestingly, digital and mobile bookings are driving that success.


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