News in brief: Carlson, Genting, Overstock

Carlson appoints interim leader:  On Thursday Carlson appointed Scott Meyer to serve as interim leader, midscale brands, Carlson Hotels, Americas.

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Miami chamber endorses casino:  The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday endorsed Genting Group’s plans to build a casino-resort in Miami.

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Overstock launches travel website: launched a hotel booking website Travel, to be managed by a subsidiary of

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RCR buys Kicking Horse:  Resorts of the Canadian Rockies bought the Kicking Horse Resort, located in Golden, British Columbia.

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Interstate expands in Illinois:  Interstate Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage the 473-room Pheasant Run Resort, located in St. Charles, Illinois.

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