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Marriott International Acquires Latin American Hotels

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Marriott International acquires Latin American hotels City Express photo of City Express hotel evening

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The brand will operate City Express properties in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Marriott International has reached an agreement to acquire the City Express brand portfolio comprised of 152 hotels.

The City Express portfolio includes hotels in 75 cities in Mexico, one hotel each in Costa Rica, Columbia, and Chile, along with five under-construction projects. The new brand name will include the signature “by Marriott” endorsement, joining 30 other brand names in the Marriott franchise system.

General Manager Appointed at Jacquard Hotel

In early 2018, the Jacquard, part of the Autograph Collection will open with Jason Dorfman as its general manager in Denver. In the Cherry Creek North neighborhood, the hotel will be owned and operated by Stonebridge Companies, which is also based in Denver.

New Hire for Visit Dana Point

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Sean Keliiholokai has been hired as the executive director for Visit Dana Point. In his role, he will be responsible for growing the local tourism industry with improevments on visitor attraction and retention, lodging offerings, and meetings and groups iniatiavies.

Keliiholokai, who started his position last month, formerly was the director of sales and marketing for the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau in California. Keliiholokai also spent time at the Hyatt Regency Orange Count, Marriott International and Disneyland Resort.

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