UK deals down in Q1
The total value of transactions was lower in the first quarter of this year than Q1 2013, according to a study from Zolfo Cooper, AM:PM and HVS.
Premier Inn for Dubai
Nakheel has signed an agreement with Premier Inn to open a 372-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai.
Marriott offers points for interaction
Marriott International is offering members of its Marriott Rewards loyalty programme extra points for sharing content about the company on social media.
OTAs continue to drive booking growth
Online Travel Agents saw a 9.2% increase in bookings on the year in the first quarter in the US, according to research from TravelClick.
Wynn, MGM moot Japan IPOs
Wynn Resorts and MGM International are reported to be considering IPOs to fund gambling resorts in Japan.
Blackstone makes USD1.75bn Vegas buy
Blackstone Group is reported to have acquired The Cosmopolitan casino complex in Las Vegas from Deutsche Bank for USD1.75bn.