News in brief: Wyndham, TripAdvisor, Interstate

Wyndham expands in Peru: Wyndham Hotel Group signed a franchise agreement with Costa del Sol to open 1,000 rooms across seven Wyndham Hotels and Resorts branded properties in Peru during 2015.

Read more at Wyndham’s website


TripAdvisor campaign: TripAdvisor has launched a new television ad campaign to showcase the website as a comprehensive travel planning, shopping and booking tool. The ads call upon travelers to use TripAdvisor to “plan, compare and book” the perfect trip.

Read more at Globe Newswire


Interstate grows in the UK: Interstate Hotels & Resorts has signed six UK hotels: Holiday Inn Express Dundee, Staybridge Suites Birmingham, Ramada Encore Luton Airport, Holiday Inn Express Wigan, Indigo Hotel Brighton and Ibis Styles Greenwich North.

Read more at PR Newswire


Casino comes to the Catskills: The Montreign Casino Resorts project is planned at the site of the old Concord Hotel in the Catskills. The New York state casino siting committee approved the US$630 million project of an 18-story casino, hotel and entertainment complex with 61 gaming gables and 2,150 slot machines.

Read more at the New York Daily News


Scandic acquires hotel operations: Scandic Hotels has acquired hotel operations of Scandic Neptun, Scandic Bergen City and Scandic Strand from Bergen Hotel Gruppen AS.

Read more at Scandic’s website


Garrison buys 15 hotels: Garrison Investment Group purchased 15 hotels in Pennsylvania and West Virginia from Kratsa Properties. Aimbridge Hospitality will manage the hotels for Garrison.

Read more at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Park Hyatt sold: Oxford Properties Group purchased the Park Hyatt Toronto for US$90 million.

Read more at Business Wire


Haven Hotel launch: Hospitality Lodging Systems will launch a new soft brand called Haven Hotel in 2015. Properties will be able to either use the Haven name or retain their existing name and add a tagline that describes it as a Haven Hotel.