News in brief: Drury, Dorsett, Atlantic City

Ohio school district approves building sale to Drury:  The Cleveland School District approved the sale of a former administration building to Drury Hotel Co. for US$4.5 million. Drury will redevelop the building into a 180-room hotel.



Dorsett, Diamond form affiliation program:  Dorsett Hospitality International and Diamond Resorts formed an alliance that will allow Diamond’s members to use their points to stay at Dorsett hotels.

Read more at Travel Daily Media


Atlantic City launches $20 campaign:  Atlantic City Alliance launched a US$20 million advertising campaign “Do AC” that will feature TV, radio, print and online ads.

Read more at Calgary Herald


TripAdvisor buys Jetsetter:  TripAdvisor bought the members-only sales site Jetsetter from Gilt Groupe.



Houston Marriott Marquis approved:  Houston First Corp. and Rida Development Corp. announced that the financing is in place to begin work on a 1,000-room Marriott Marquis to be located next to the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Read more at the Houston Business Journal