News in brief: Marriott, Temple, Minor

Courtyard to enter Romania:  Marriott International announced this week that its brand Courtyard by Marriott is set to debut in Romania in 2014 when the the 147-room Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest opens.

Read more at the Marriott News Center


Temple buys Alberta Hilton Garden Inn:  Temple REIT bought the 160-room Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton, located in Edmonton, Alberta, for C$31 million (US$30 million).

Read more at the Edmonton Journal


Minor buys Phuket resort:  Minor Hotel Group bought the 77-room Bundarika Villas & Suites Resort, located in Phuket, Thailand.

Read more at The Phuket Insider


Carey Watermark buys New Orleans hotel:  Carey Watermark Investors Inc. bought the 155-room Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD for US$22.8 million as part of a joint venture with HRI Properties.

Read more at MarketWire


Davidson expands in DC:  Davidson Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda-Washington DC.

Read more at Enhanced Online News


LA approves Marriott subsidy:  The Los Angeles City Council approved a US$67.4 million tax subsidy for a new Marriott hotel development in downtown L.A.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times


UK manor hotel sold:  The 47-room Great Hallingbury Manor, located in Great Hallingbury, was bought for £2.5 million (US$3.8 million) by Surya Hotels.

Read more at The Financial