News in brief: Host, Orbitz, Aloft

Host terminates agreement to acquire D.C. hotel: Host Hotels & Resorts terminated its agreement to acquire the 888-room Grand Hyatt Washington D.C.

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Orbitz debuts mobile-only discounts on hotels: Orbitz Mobile Steals promise exclusive, mobile-only discounts of up to 50% on hotels worldwide.

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Aloft to debut in Detroit: The Starwood brand is expected to open the 236-key Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney by July 2014.

Read more at the Detroit News


Marshall Hotels & Resorts signs five management contracts: The Maryland-based company added the 42-room Radisson Hotel Cleveland-Gateway in Ohio; the 80-room Holiday Inn Express Braselton, 139-room Hampton Inn Atlanta/Marietta and 66-room Hampton Inn Cartersville in Ga.; and the 113-room Hampton Inn & Suites currently under construction in Ocean City, Maryland.

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HVMG announces major rebranding initiative: Hospitality Ventures Management Group’s transformation includes a new logo and website.

Read more at HVMG’s website