News in brief: Four Points, De Vere, Fairmont

Four Points to debut in British Columbia:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced on Thursday that its Four Points by Sheraton brand is set to debut in British Columbia with the opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport will in the spring of 2013.

Read more at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide


De Vere to pilot new room type:  De Vere Village Hotels is installing a trial of a new superior room type at three hotels.

Read more at The Financial


Fairmont “preparing for bond sale”:  Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is reportedly linking the interest rate of a loan it’s seeking to forthcoming credit ratings in preparation for a bond sale.

Read more at Bloomberg


Norman Carr Safaris to open Zambia resort:  Norman Carr Safaris announced that it will open Chinzombo, a 6-villa resort in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park in January 2013.


Ryanair launches hotel search engine:  Budget airline Ryanair launched a hotel search engine.

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