* Cancun resort: AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group subsidiary, opened the doors to its 23rd resort in Mexico: Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa. The 438-room hotel recently completed a renovation, and has seven restaurants, four bars and lounges, 24-hour concierge service, two pools and the Dream Spa by Pevonia.
* Dual opening: Wyndham Hotel Group opened the Wyndham Grand Xi’an South and Wyndham Kunming Resort in China, ahead of the upcoming Wyndham Xuzhou East, which will open by the end of 2014. There are currently 760 hotels and more than 86,200 rooms open in China under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada and Super 8 brands.
* Courtyard in Texas: Vision Hospitality Group opened the Courtyard by Marriott Houston NW/290 Corridor, marking the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based company’s entry into the Houston market.In addition to the 112 rooms, the hotel has more than 2,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor swimming pool, fitness and business centers and an outdoor patio with water feature and fire pit.
* Seventh opening: The Cobblestone Inn and Suites opened in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The 45-room hotel has an onsite beer and wine bar, meeting facilities, a fitness room, guest laundry, coffee service, a convenience store and free Internet access. A complimentary hot breakfast bar and weekday newspaper is also available.