News in brief: Thompson, Driftwood, Disney

Thompson expands in Miami:  Thompson Hotels has taken over management of Hotel Victor on Miami Beach.

Read more at Thompson Hotels


Driftwood announces 4 additions:  Driftwood Hospitality Management announced four management deals on Wednesday for a DoubleTree by Hilton in Wilmington, Delaware, a Comfort Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland, a Best Western Plus in Porterville, California and a Staybridge Suites in Orlando, Florida.


Meliá launches Facebook campaign:  Meliá Hotels & Resorts have launched a Facebook campaign that gives away free weekend stays at their locations in exchange for sharing well-being tips with your Facebook friends.

Read more at Event Planner Spain


Disney to build Avatar park:  Walt Disney Co. announced on Wednesday that it is developing a theme park based on the hit film “Avatar.” Disney is apparently investing US$400 million in the project.

Read more at Reuters


Charlotte hotel needs nets:  The Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina has installed nets on the building’s exterior after a chunk of metal detached from the wall and fell on Friday.

Read more at The Charlotte Observer