News in brief: Fattal, Oberoi, Marriott

Fattal in talks to buy German Holiday Inn portfolio:  Fattal Hotel Management is reportedly in advance talks to buy 22 Holiday Inns in Germany for €300 million (US$400 million).

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Oberoi appoints new president:  Kapil Chopra as been appointed president, The Oberoi Group.

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New book from Bill Marriott:  Marriott International executive chairman J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. has a new book out, “Without Reservations: How A Family Root Beer Stand Grew Into a Global Hotel Company.”

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Amalfi Hotel Chicago sold:  The 215-room Amalfi Hotel Chicago has been bought by a partnership composed of a private investment firm and affiliates of the Harp Group and Portfolio Hotels & Resorts.

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Cuba eases travel restrictions:  On Monday Cuba eased travel restrictions on its citizens, who will no longer need an exit permit and letter of invitation from someone in another country to travel abroad.

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