News in brief: Westin, Driftwood, DoubleTree

Westin to debut in San Jose: Owned by SCH Partners, The Westin San Jose in California is slated to open in July 2013 across the street from the newly expanded San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

Read more at the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide website 


Driftwood plans major property renovations: Driftwood Hospitality Management during the third and fourth quarter of this year is working on renovation projects at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square in Ohio, the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Wilmington Legal District in North Carolina and the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.


DoubleTree to expand in Malaysia: Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Daiman Landmark Hotel Sdn Bhd to open the 365-room DoubleTree by Hilton, Johor Bahru, Malaysia — its third DoubleTree in Malaysia — in mid-2014.

Read more at MarketWatch 


Hampton Inn Boston/Braintree acquired: Carey Watermark Investors has completed the acquisition of the 103-room hotel in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Read more at the Boston Globe 


Gleneagles faces payout after norovirus outbreak: Compensation for the more than 100 guests struck by the vomiting bug last week at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland could exceed £200,000 (US$307,456).

Read more at the Daily Record