Friday, March 30, 2012
HB ON THE SCENE: Marriott To Expand In Downtown LA
LOS ANGELES-Coinciding with Marriott International's General Managers Conference here this week at the two-year-old JW Marriott at LA Live, the developers of a new dual-brand Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott located across the street unveiled plans for their project, which will bring another 392 rooms to the city's quickly emerging downtown neighborhood.
Developers Williams Dame and American Life expect construction on the $172 million, 23-story project to begin this spring with the 174-room upper-end select-service Courtyard and the 218-suite upscale extended-stay Residence Inn scheduled to open in mid-2014.
Attending the launch event were senior Marriott International executives, including outgoing CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr., incoming CEO Arne Sorenson, and COO for select-service and extended-stay lodging Liam Brown (pictured with a rendering of the project) along with representatives of Williams Dame and American Life and city officials... Full Story
Driftwood Acquires Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport
RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC-Driftwood Hospitality Management acquired the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park. It is the third addition to Driftwood's portfolio in the past 30 days.
Park Hyatt Debuts In India
HYDERABAD, INDIA-The Park Hyatt brand has opened its first hotel in India, the Park Hyatt Hyderabad here.
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