Marriott reaches milestone in Asia-Pacific region

The opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne in Australia marks Marriott International’s 1,000th hotel in the Asia-Pacific region, with the company expecting to add 100 hotels in the area by the end of 2023. Almost half of the new hotels come from the select-service portfolio and will be opened in countries such as China, India, Japan […]

8 hotels coming to Saudi Arabia across Marriott brands

Marriott International plans to open up to eight hotels in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, representing several of its brands, such as Westin Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton and Four Points by Sheraton. The new hotels are part of an agreement with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company and will encompass about 4,400 rooms. TravelPulse

Atlantic City, N.J., redevelopment project expands

Colosseo Development Group now plans a complete recladding with watertight glass curtain walls for its redevelopment of the former Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City, N.J. It’s part of a plan that calls for two hotel towers, seven condominiums, restaurants, a retail mall and more, with the recladding necessitated by leakage from years of disuse […]

UK-based eatertainment chain Sixes Social Cricket plans US debut in Texas

Cricket is coming to America this summer. And that means cricket-themed eatertainment concepts are coming too. The London-based Sixes Social Cricket is scheduled to open in Dallas this summer. It’s a seven-unit concept in the UK that promises to “combine the thrill of cricket with a fun, social atmosphere,” according to press materials. Restaurant Business

Cordish proposes $250M redevelopment of La. casino-hotel

The Cordish Companies has presented a redevelopment plan to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board for Diamond Jacks Casino in Bossier City that would include a $250 million investment to build a new land-based casino with over 1,000 slot machines and electronic table games, a sportsbook and 30 live dealer tables. The proposed venue, which would […]

Sustainability initiative unveiled by BWH Hotel Group

BWH Hotel Group has launched “Because We Care,” a sustainability program that seeks to reduce the environmental footprint of its properties around the world. Initiatives already taking place across the company’s portfolio include the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, energy-saving LED lighting, compostable dishes, installation of EV charging stations and use of solar panels […]