News in brief: Britannia,, Canada

Britannia buys 2 UK hotels:  Britannia Hotels bought two hotels in Scarborough, U.K., The Royal and The Clifton, from English Rose Hotels Scarborough for an undisclosed price. The asking price was about

Read more at BBC News gets $10 million:  Russian OTA has received US$10 million in funding.

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Canadian hotel transactions up:  A new report from Colliers shows that the hotel transaction volume in Canada rose to US$1.1 billion, a 54% increase over the previous year and 167% higher than 2009. Meanwhile average price-per-room increased to US$108,000, a 30% increase over 2010 and nearly 40% of hotel transaction volume came from cross-border sellers.

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Scotland outperforms UK:  New data from PKF shows Scottish hotels outperformed the rest of the U.K. in January.

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Aqua expands in Hawaii:  Aqua Hotels & Resorts is taking over management of the 147-room Maui Beach Hotel.

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Playboy Club at Palms closing:  The Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort, located in Las Vegas, will close in June.

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