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Hotel News Briefs :: Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica Gets Delayed

October 9, 2008 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

There's tons of hotel news flying around this week and we don't have time to give each and every story the love and attention it may deserve, so you will have to settle for some news briefs.

· Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica Delayed: We've spent a lot of time today talking about hotel openings and delays here so it's fitting we end the day with another. The Hotel Shangri-La was to re-open tomorrow after a long renovations process. However, the reservations line says the hotel will open at the end of October. Meanwhile, the website is only taking bookings for after November 12th. Either way, it ain't opening tomorrow.

More news briefs are after the jump.

· Doubletree Hearts Tennessee: Doubletree opens its 9th property in Tennessee. Aloft, you better act quick! [Market Watch]

· PacMan Jones Goes Off at the Joule: An NFL player went ballistic on his bodyguard at the Joule Hotel in Dallas. But no one has been charged with anything and the hotel isn't reporting any damage. Ho-hum. Now, what's Amy Winehouse been up to? [Chicago Tribune]

· What to Tip the Hotel Maid: No one really remembers to tip the housekeeper but if you do, here's how to do it so you know the maid will get it. [About.com Hotels]

· Sunset Marquis' New Look Gets Sized Up By LAT: The LAT's hotel critic Valli Herman spent a night in one of the newly renovated Sunset Marquis villas for $450 a night. The hotel looks great and has a wow factor but there were a few service missteps. [LAT]

· Hotels Are Getting Hit: We don't like to dwell on the bad economy any more than we need to but this is a pretty significant report. As you can guess, hotel occupancy is down. [Forbes]

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