News in brief: Inland, Marriott, Leading

Inland Group buys California hotel:  Inland Group bought the 159-room Andaz San Diego from Kelly Capital for US$53 million this weekend.

Read more at U-T San Diego


Marriott to cut IT jobs:  Marriott International said on Monday that it plans job cuts among its 1,200 IT employees in Bethesda, Maryland.

Read more at The Washington Post


Leading consortium launches new website:  Leading Hotels of the World launched a new website

See the website at


Berlin hotels partner for LGBT-friendly collection:  VisitBerlin and 23 hotels have formed the Pink Pillow Berlin Collection.

Read more by downloading this PDF from VisitBerlin


Magnuson expands in Virginia:  Magnuson Hotels announced that it converted the Omni Newport News to 182-room Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point.

Read more at Hospitality Net