News in brief: Ascend Collection, TUI, CSM

Ascend Collection adds 21 Bluegreen properties:  Choice Hotels International announced on Tuesday that it added 21 Bluegreen Vacation Club Resorts in the U.S. to its Ascend Hotel Collection.

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TUI AG won’t bid for TUI Travel:  TUI AG announced that it will not buy TUI Travel.

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CSM buys Washington hotel:  CSM Lodging bought the 164-room Courtyard by Marriott North/Lynnwood Everett, located in Lynnwood.

Read more in the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal


Chesapeake expands in Delaware:  Chesapeake Hospitality has transitioned management of the 59-guest Country Inn & Suites Newark, Delaware.

Read more at Identity PR


Le Brun painting found at Ritz Paris:  An oil painting by Charles Le Brun was discovered in a suite that Coco Chanel lived in at Ritz Paris. The painting will be auctioned.

Read more at Expatica


2 Maine hotels given green light:  A 131-room Courtyard by Marriott and 110-room hotel were approved for construction in Portland. Both are expected to open in 2014.

Read more at the Boston Herald


Cambria Suites expands in Texas, Arizona:  Choice Hotels International on Tuesday announced that it signed an agreement with O’Reilly Hospitality Management to open the 121-room Cambria Suites Phoenix-Desert Ridge and 129-room Cambria Suites Plano.

Read more at PR Newswire