News in brief: Absolute, Marriott, Chatham

Absolute expands in Thailand:  Absolute Hotel Services Group announced that it signed a contract with Dava Estate to manage the 50-room U Zenmaya, located in Phuket set to open in early 2014.

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Marriott offers Arabic website:  Marriott International announced that it launched a new Arabic-language website


Chatham Lodging Trust acknowledges 13D filing:  Chatham Lodging Trust acknowledged Friday’s Schedule 13D filing by HG Vora Capital Management and affiliates reporting a 9.8% stake in the Chatham and their interest in having discussions with the company about a potential privatization.


Kennebunkport Resort Collection adds 2 hotels:  Kennebunkport Resort Collection added the 14-room Cape Arundel Inn and the 12-room Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, both located in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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