News in brief: Hyatt, Worldhotels, Disneyland

Hyatt trims LodgeWorks purchase:  Hyatt Hotels Corp. revealed in a SEC filing this week that it has reduced its purchase of 24 hotels from LodgeWorks to 20, saving US$141 million.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal


Worldhotels, Antoitalia partner:  The independent hotel group Worldhotels announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Italian hospitality real estate firm Antoitalia Hospitality.

Read more at PR Newswire


Disneyland renovating:  At the past weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced that the Disneyland Resort will undergo an extensive renovation.

Read more at InlandSocal


Maldives tourism up:  The first seven months of 2011 saw an 18% year-on-year increase in tourists visiting the Maldives, according to new data from the island nation’s tourism ministry. The bulk of the increase in tourists came from China.

Read more at Minivan News


Kenya warns African Safari Club:  The Kenyan government warned the African Safari Club hotel and tour company that its assets will be nationalized and auctioned off if employees’ wages in arrears are not paid.

Read more at MENAFN


Lego hotel coming:  Legoland California announced on Thursday that it plans to build a 250-room Lego-themed hotel in Carlsbad, California.

Read more at Carlsbad Patch