Marriott Acquires Delta Hotels
Marriott International has announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand, plus management and franchise business from Delta Hotels Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation for C$168 million (approximately $135 million).
The Delta brand has 38 hotels and 10,000 rooms in more than 30 cities across Canada. When completed, the transaction will increase Marriott’s distribution in Canada to more than 120 hotels and 27,000 rooms, making Marriott the largest full service hotel company in Canada.
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.
Hyatt Announces Centric, a New Lifestyle Brand
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has introduced Hyatt Centric, a new, full service lifestyle brand designed for business and leisure travelers. The launch marks the sixth brand Hyatt has introduced since 2006.
More than 15 Hyatt Centric locations, comprised of open and previously announced hotels, will debut this summer in some of the world’s most popular cities, including NewYork, Paris, Atlanta, Chicago and Miami.
Each hotel will offer a unique take on its location with artwork, furniture, food and beverages that allows guests to get an authentic feel for the destination. The brand aims to offer a simple, welcoming environment that delivers the essentials in the easiest, most streamlined way possible. The brand will offer a balance of advanced digital capabilities combined with a knowledgeable staff delivering a personalized destination experience.
Until they open, you can learn more at hyattcentric.com. Set in the Opera quarter of Paris, the hotel formerly known as the Concorde Paris Opera has reopened as the Hilton Paris Opera. The 268-room property, originally built in 1889, is located in the French capital’s eighth arrondissement, opposite the Gare Saint Lazare train station.
The landmark hotel, which has undergone a $50 million refurbishment, features 29 suites, an executive floor and lounge, several bars and restaurants, including Le Grand Salon and Le Petit Bar, a fitness center and meeting and conference rooms.
Visit hilton.com for details.