News in brief: Marriott, Rendezvous, Fairmont

Marriott sues Aqua:  A subsidiary of Marriott International Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Aqua Hotels and Resorts Inc. in regards to the former Waikiki Edition hotel.

Read more at Pacific Business News


Christchurch to see new downtown hotel:  The Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch will be the first of the city’s downtown hotels that closed following February’s quake to reopen its doors to guests.



Fairmont expanding in Jordan:  Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced on Wednesday that it will be opening the 290-room Fairmont Amman, located in the capital of Jordan in 2014.

Read more at MarketWatch


Aloft expands in Florida:  A renovated office building in downtown Orlando, Florida, will become an Aloft-branded hotel when it opens in 2013.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel


New casino-resort in Arizona:  The Gila River Indian Community plans to spend US$160 million to build a casino-resort and new hotel.

Read more at The Republic


Azerbaijan cracking down on illegal hotels:  The government of Azerbaijan announced that it will take tough measures against hotels operating without licenses.