News in brief: L.A. wage hike, Mövenpick, Wyndham

L.A. City Council approves wage increase for hotel workers: Large hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least US$15.37 an hour to their workers.

Read more at Los Angeles Times


Mövenpick to expand in Dubai: Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is planning to open the 246-room Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai in 2017.

Read more at Gulf News


Wyndham signs Africa property: Wyndham Hotel Group announced the signing of a management agreement for the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property in Africa, the 290-room Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa, expected to open in 2017.


InterContinental New York Barclay closed for renovation: The hotel recently checked out its last guest in preparation for the 18-month, US$175 million refurbishment.

Read more at MarketWatch