News in brief: Meliá, Marco Polo, Sonesta

Meliá quarterly profit flat:  Meliá Hotels International reported a €4.7 million (US$6 million) profit for the first quarter of 2012, up 0.2% year-on-year.

Read more at Meliá Hotels International


Marco Polo expands in Philippines:  Marco Polo Hotels is set to expand in the Philippines with the opening of the 313-room Marco Polo Ortigas Hotel, located in Metro Manila.

Read more at The Inquirer Business


Sonesta bringing extended-stay brand to Florida:  Sonesta International Hotels Corp. announced that is will convert a Staybridge Suites Orlando into 146-room Sonesta ES Suites Orlando.

Read more at Global Newswire


China’s suspension of travel tours hurts Philippines:  Filipino resorts say that the suspension of travel tours to the Philippines, implemented by the Chinese government due to a territorial dispute between the two countries, is hurting business.

Read more at Yahoo News