News in brief: AccorHotels, TripAdvisor, Hyatt

AccorHotels expands loyalty program: AccorHotel’s loyalty program, Le Club AccorHotels, has announced a new partnership with Velocity Frequent Flyer. Starting September 30, Le Club AccorHotels’ members will be able to transfer hotel-loyalty points to frequent-flyer points.

Read more at eGlobal Travel Media


TripAdvisor rolls out Instant Booking: TripAdvisor now offers hotel listings on its first page for major cities including Chicago, New York and Miami, enabling travelers to book without leaving the website.

Read more at TripAdvisor


Hyatt Place D.C. sold: Songy Highroads has sold the Hyatt Place D.C./Downtown/K Street in Washington, D.C., for US$68 million. RLJ Lodging Trust was the buyer.

Read more at the Washington Business Journal


San Juan Beach Hotel sold: Paulson & Co. will buy the San Juan Beach Hotel in Puerto Rico for US$20 million. The hotel will be renovated into a luxury boutique hotel. 

Read more a Yahoo News


Priceline updates Tonight-Only Deals: is launching an updated Tonight-Only Deals mobile booking platform with an enhanced search option and expanded list of participating hotels.

Read more at PR Newswire


Kayak abandons hotel meta-search: Kayak is experimenting with eliminating hotel meta-search. The experiment is visible on on Safari.

Read more at Skift


North Point sells two hotels: North Point Hospitality Group completed the sale of its Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Savannah Midtown hotels in Georgia.


Peaks Resort and Spa acquired: Telluride Ski & Golf closed a deal with Peaks Capital Partners to take over the Peaks Resort and Spa in Colorado.