News in brief: Marriott, Sheraton, Ascott

News in brief: Marriott, Sheraton, Ascott

Marriott to renovate Detroit location:  The 1,329-room Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center will undergo US$30 million in renovations beginning in February 2014. The hotel will remain open throughout the year-long reconstruction process.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal


Sheraton expands in Turkey:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will build the 220-room Sheraton Samsun Hotel, opening in late 2014.

Read more at Starwood’s press center


Ascott expands in China:  The Ascott Limited will manage the Citadines Intime City Hangzhou. The 100-room hotel is scheduled to open in late 2014.

Read more on Breaking Travel News


International tourism exceeds expectations in the first half of 2013: According to data from the UNWTO, international tourism rose 5% compared to the same period in 2012.

Read more at UNWTO’s website 


IHG expands in Peru:  InterContinental Hotels Group will build the Holiday Inn Lima Airport Hotel. Operaciones Turisticas Peruanas S.A.C. will manage the 179-room hotel.

Read more at 4-Traders