News in brief: IHG, Hyatt, Hotel Zephyr

IHG raises dividend: IHG has raised its dividend by 10%. The company reports revenues have been driven in part by direct and indirect channels, including US$4 billion of digital revenues, and also reports it saw a 50% growth in mobile bookings to more than US$900 million.

Read more at IHG’s website


Hyatt House expands in Illinois: Janko Group and Janko Hospitality announced the development of a new Hyatt House in Evanston, Illinois. The 114-room hotel will include free WiFi access throughout the hotel, a 24-hour workout room and meeting space.

Read more at RE Journals


Hotel Zephyr coming soon: Davidson Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Dawson Design Associates to launch Hotel Zephyr at the site of the Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The hotel will remain open during the renovations, which is scheduled to be complete by this spring.

Read more at Hotel Zephyr’s website


Titanic hotel: A £4.9 million (US$7.52 million) grant has been awarded to convert the building at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard, where the Titanic was designed, into an 84-room boutique hotel. The building has been vacant since 1989.

Read more at BBC News