News in brief: Wynn, Le Meridien, Hotel Equities

Wynn project snags casino license for Boston area: Massachusetts’ state gambling commission voted in favor of developer Steve Wynn’s vision to turn land on the Mystic River, just north of Boston in Everett, into a US$1.6 billion gambling resort.

Read more at the Boston Globe


Le Méridien continues growth in India: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the signing of Le Méridien Ahmedabad, a 200-room new-build hotel owned by Seven Leisure Private Limited slated to open in 2018.

Read more at Starwood’s website 


Hotel Equities adds Florida hotel: Atlanta-based Hotel Equities assumed management of the 77-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel in Marianna, Florida.


Southern California beach hotel to be rebuilt: Los Angeles shopping-mall developer Rick Caruso will spend about US$185 million to rebuild a former hotel in Montecito, California, whose previous owners include Ian Schrager into the 170-room Miramar Beach Resort and Bungalows.

Read more at Bloomberg