News in brief: China Lodging, Watergate, Four Seasons

China Lodging Group reports Q3 earnings: China Lodging Group said net income was US$226.1 million for the third quarter of 2014, a 21% year-over-year increase. Total revenue for the quarter was reported at US$239.7 million.

Read more at Nasdaq’s Globe Newswire


Watergate Hotel to reopen: The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., will reopen in 2015 after a US$125 million renovation funded by Euro Capital that includes adding 100 rooms, ballroom space, a spa and rooftop lounge.

Read more at the Washington Post


Four Seasons goes high-tech: The Four Seasons Resorts Lana’i recently launched guest wristbands for room access. Food and beverage transaction abilities will be added to the wristbands in 2015.

Read more at HOTELS


Ritz-Carlton gives back: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. is the first founding partner of IMPACT 2030: The Global Initiative for the Advancement of Corporate Volunteering. IMPACT 2030 aims to mobilize corporate volunteers to contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more at Marriott’s website


Pillo Hotel sold: The Pillo Hotel Galway in Ireland was sold to the Dalata Hotel Group for €10.5 million (US$12.9 million). The deal is subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and is expected to close within 30 days.

Read more at RTE News