News in brief: Ovolo, Hard Rock, Wyndham

Ovolo to add 2 hotels in Hong Kong:  Ovolo Group announced that it will open a 162-room hotel via warehouse conversion on 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road and a 85-room hotel on 100 Shek Pai Wan Road this year.

Read more at Hospitality Net


Hard Rock expands in California:  Hard Rock International announced that it will convert the 162-room Hotel Zoso, located in Palm Springs, to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs to open this fall.

Read more at Hard Rock International


Wyndham’s adjusted income up in 2012:  Wyndham Worldwide’s reported net income for full year 2012 was US$400 million compared with a net income of US$417 million for the prior-year period. However, adjusted net income for the full year 2012 was US$469 million compared with US$414 million in 2011, boosted by stronger operating results at the company’s lodging and vacation ownership businesses.

Read more at Wyndham Worldwide


Interwest Capital buys Arizona hotel:  Interwest Capital Corp. bought the 249-room Crowne Plaza San Marcos Gold Resort for US$11 million from CP San Marcos LLC.



Chatham acquires Texas hotel:  Chatham Lodging Trust bought the 197-room Courtyard by Marriott Houston Medical Center for US$34.7 million.

Read more at EON


Jin Jiang expands in China:  Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Co. announced on Wednesday that it signed a management contract with Jiangsu Kwin Real Estate Co. to open the 285-room Jin Jiang Joy Lake Hotel Jianhu in the third quarter of this year.

Read more at EIN News


Hersha sells Rhode Island hotel stake:  Hersha Hospitality Trust sold its 66.7% stake in the 92-room Courtyard Providence Warwick, located in Warwick, Rhode Island, for US$7.1 million.

Read more at the Central Penn Business Journal