News in brief: Peppers, Host, Wyndham

Peppers expands in Tasmania:  The 86-cabin Cradle Mountain Lodge, set in Australia’s World Heritage Cradle Mountain-St. Clair National Park, rebranded as Peppers Cradle Mountain.

Read more at The Australian


Host increases dividend:  Host Hotels & Resorts increased its dividend payout by 20% to a quarterly payment of US$0.06 per share.

Read more at Zacks


Wyndham expands in China:  Wyndham Worldwide Corp. announced on Tuesday that it signed an agreement to manage the 565-room Wyndham Grand Zi’an South, a property under construction set to open in December 2014.

Read more at eTravel Blackboard Asia


Genting looking at Vietnam:  The Genting Group, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment to study the feasibility of a casino-resort in the country.

Read more at InterGame