News in brief: Cambria Suites, Bognor Regis, RCI

Cambria Suites expands in US:  Choice Hotels International Inc. announced on Wednesday that its brand Cambria Suites would debut in Washington, D.C. as part of a mixed-use development and that a 127-room Cambria Suites hotel will be built near the Houston airport.

Read more at MarketWatch


New hotel at Bognor Regis:  A new US$38 million (£25 million) Wave Hotel will be built at the Bognor Regis Resort in Great Britain.

Read more at Travel Daily UK


RCI expands in Cyprus:  The Akamas and Alexandria resorts in Cyprus have become RCI vacation exchange affiliates.

Read more at A Place in the Sun


TripAdvisor testifies against Google:  In U.S. antitrust proceedings on Wednesday, online hotel review website publisher TripAdvisor testified that Google Inc. threatened to shut out TripAdvisor websites from its search engine if their content was not provided to Google Places.

Read more at Tnooz


Home Inns secures loan:  Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. secured a loan of US$250 million for an acquisition.

Read more at Bloomberg Businessweek