Hooters files for bankruptcy: The owners of the Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas filed for bankruptcy on Monday with a total liability of US$162 million.
Marriott website deemed fastest: A recent USA Today-commissioned study showed Marriott International’s www.marriott.com is the fastest lodging website.
Ernst & Young take Hotel Verta: Ernst & Young revealed on Tuesday that it had taken over administration of London’s Hotel Verta, a US$81 million (£50 million) luxury hotel that opened only in September. Hotel Verta is part of the struggling von Essen hotel group.
Hyatt replacing Kempinski: Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski and the Serengeti Bilila Lodge Kempinski are both changing management, with the former becoming the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam – The Kilimanjaro.
Starwood signs deal for Thai hotel: The 77-room The Gurich will be rebranded as Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa on September 30.