News in brief: Accor, Westin, TripAdvisor

Accor reports revenue down 3.1% in Q3:  Accor reported revenue of €1.4 billion (US$1.9 billion) for the third quarter, down 3.1% year-on-year. Accor cited changes in the scope of consolidation of €78 million (US$106 million) and a highly negative €54 million (US$73 million) currency effect as pulling down reported revenue.

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Le Méridien expands in Ohio:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed an agreement with JHB Hotel LLC to open the 206-room Le Méridien Cleveland in January 2016.


Westin expands in Delaware:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed an franchise agreement PM Hospitality Strategies to open the 180-room Westin Wilmington in March 2014. The hotel is being developed by a joint venture of The Buccini/Pollin Group and Westport Capital.

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TripAdvisor launches TripConnect:  TripAdvisor launched TripConnect, which allows hotels to bid for placement in its metasearch pricing display.

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