News in brief: Aloft, Marriott, Radisson

Aloft to debut in Texas city: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s Aloft brand is scheduled to debut in El Paso in July 2016 with the 100-room Aloft El Paso Downtown owned by Bassett Partners and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality.

Read more at Starwood’s website 


Marriott plans first hotel in Ecuador: Marriott Hotels announced plans to open the 202-room Guayaquil Marriott in 2016.

Read more at Marriott’s website


Radisson suspends sponsorship of NFL team: The Carlson brand said it would suspend its sponsorship of the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings in light of child-abuse charges against the team’s running back Adrian Peterson.

Read more at USA Today


FelCor sells two hotels: FelCor Lodging Trust announced it sold the 446-room Holiday Inn-Toronto Airport and 221-room Embassy Suites Hotel-Indianapolis North for aggregate gross proceeds of US$29 million in separate transactions.

Read more at Business Wire


Wyndham signs deal for Ecuador hotel: Wyndham Hotel Group announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the 146-room Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor, owned by Pronobis, which is expected to open in late 2015.

Read more at CNN Money 


Summit buys Texas hotel: Summit Hotel Properties acquired the 209-room Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Austin for US$53 million.

Read more at RTT News


Revel auction approved: A U.S. bankruptcy court judge approved a Sept. 24 auction for the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

Read more at GlobeSt 


Peel becomes Tower: Manchester, England-based Peel Leisure has rebranded its hotel-operations division as Tower Hotel Management.

Read more at Bdaily Business News 


Club Med welcomes higher bid: The board of directors of Club Mediterranee said Monday it “welcomes positively” a new takeover offer from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International of €22 (US$29) per share.

Read more at Reuters 


Aparium announces Minneapolis hotel: Aparium Hotel Group and Fe Equus Development announced a joint venture to transform the Jackson Building at 300 Washington Ave. N. in Minneapolis into 120-room independent hotel scheduled to open in early 2016.