News in brief: TUI, Scandic, FibraHotel

TUI to launch new brand:  TUI revealed in a recent earnings report that it plans to launch in the second half of this year a hotel brand that may consist of as many as 50 properties within five years.

Read more at Bloomberg


Scandic to expand in Norway:  Scandic Hotels will develop and operate the 300-room Scandic Flesland Airport, scheduled to open in 2017 in Bergen.

Read more at TTG Nordic


FibraHotel to develop hotel in Mexico:  FibraHotel will develop the 45-room Fiesta Inn Suites Queretaro hotel, set to open in Q4 2014.


Hay Creek to expand in New York:  Hay Creek Hotels signed a management deal for the 111-room Canandagua Finger Lakes Resort and Spa, set to open in 2015.

Read more at eTurboNews


Hyatt authorizes share repurchase:  Hyatt Hotels Corp. authorized the repurchase of an additional US$300 million of the company’s common stock.

Read more at MarketWatch


Yotel New York launches loyalty program:  Yotel New York is launching TheClub@Yotel, a loyalty program that will feature VIP access to networking events at the hotel.


Hilton launches Spanish, Portuguese language websites:  Hilton Worldwide unveiled local language websites in Spanish with and in Portuguese with

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