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August 2016

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Sereno Hotels opens new Il Sereno Lago di Como hotel on Lake Como in Italy 02 August 2016 Sereno Hotels has opened its new hotel Il Sereno Lago di Como on Lake Como in...

July 2016

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Acumen starts construction of Marriott Hotel in Nashville 28 July 2016 US- based real estate development consultancy Acumen Development Partners has started the construction of North Point Hospitality's (NPH) $137m tri-branded Marriott hotel in downtown...

Pacific Beach Hotel reveals $115m redevelopment plan of Waikiki hotel 22 July 2016 Pacific Beach Hotel has unveiled its $115m redevelopment plan of the Waikiki...

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to open luxury hotel in Tokyo 12 July 2016 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Mitsui Fudosan, a Japanese real estate development company, plan to build a luxury hotel in Tokyo's Otemachi business district....

Apple Hospitality REIT completes acquisition of Home2 Suites by Hilton in Atlanta 12 July 2016 Apple Hospitality REIT has closed the purchase of a 128-room Home2 Suites by Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia, US, for...

Drury Hotels Company opens Drury Inn & Suites in Grand Rapids, Michigan 08 July 2016 Drury Hotels Company has opened its Drury Inn & Suites in Grand Rapids, Michigan....

Scandic Hotels and Pandox extend leases for 19 hotels in Nordic region 01 July 2016 Scandic Hotels, a leading hotel company in the Nordic countries, and property company Pandox have agreed to extend the leases for 19 hotels in the Nordic region and to start a renovation...

June 2016

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Choice Hotels to open Cambria hotels & suites brand in North Charleston 28 June 2016 Choice Hotels International has signed an agreement with franchise partner SpringBridge Development and management partner Raines Hospitality to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in...

EU approves Marriott International to acquire Starwood 28 June 2016 The European Union (EU) has unconditionally approved US-based lodging company Marriott International’s proposed acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

Courtyard by Marriott opens new location in Pennsylvania, US 24 June 2016 Courtyard by Marriott has opened a new hotel in Erie, in the US state of Pennsylvania under White Lodging Services...

Arbor Lodging Partners buys Hilton Garden Inn Oakland/San Leandro 22 June 2016 Arbor Lodging Partners has acquired Hilton Garden Inn Oakland/San Leandro in San Leandro, California, US for an undisclosed...

Hygiene and cleanliness play key role in booking a hotel, says study 20 June 2016 A recent study in the UK has revealed that hygiene and cleanliness are of great importance for booking a...

G6 Hospitality opens 100th Studio 6 location 17 June 2016 US-based owner and operator of economy lodging locations G6 Hospitality has opened its 100th Studio 6 location in Colorado City,...

Peachtree Hotel Group to invest $183m in ten new hotels 14 June 2016 US-based Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG) has announced plans to invest about $183m in ten new hotels, which will add to its portfolio of select-service properties nationwide....

Paséa Hotel & Spa opens in California 10 June 2016 Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) and R.D. Olson Development have opened Paséa Hotel & Spa, which is the latest addition to the Meritage Collection's portfolio of lifestyle and luxury hotels...

sbe to introduce SLS Atlanta Hotel & Residences in Atlanta 10 June 2016 sbe, the Los Angeles-based firm that develops, manages and operates hospitality venues, plans to launch SLS Atlanta Hotel & Residences, which is located in vibrant Midtown Atlanta....

Interstate Hotels & Resorts to manage Sheraton Cerritos Hotel 10 June 2016 Interstate Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, which was recently acquired by Crown Jewel of Pacifica, which will boost investment in capital upgrades to...

Noble acquires 1,396-room Marriott Hotel portfolio 03 June 2016 Noble Investment Group has closed the purchase of a 1,396-room portfolio of Marriott branded select-service and extended stay hotels from Ashford Hospitality...

MGM Resorts and Sydell to rebrand Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in US 03 June 2016 MGM Resorts International and Sydell Group have partnered to rebrand and transform Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in the US....

sbe sells The Redbury Hotel in Los Angeles for $40.9m 02 June 2016 sbe, the Los Angeles-based hospitality company that develops, manages and operates hospitality venues, has announced the sale of The Redbury Hotel in Los Angeles, California for...

May 2016

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Spain’s IBEROSTAR to open two new hotels in New York City and Miami, US 27 May 2016 Spain-based IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans to open two new hotels in New York City and Miami, expanding its footprint into the...