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IHG opens new Staybridge hotel in Albany, US
31 March 2015 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened a new 112-room property, Staybridge Suites Albany Wolf Road-Colonie Centre, in Albany, New York,...

Taj Group opens new 296-room hotel in Dubai
30 March 2015 India-based Taj Group has opened its new 296-room Taj Dubai in the Burj Khalifa downtown area of Dubai,...

Siege at Somalia's Maka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu ends
30 March 2015 A siege at Maka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, which was rocked by explosions carried out by Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants has now ended, with 14 people...

Hyatt Hotels signs management contract with Rael Development for Andaz hotel in US
27 March 2015 An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels has signed a management contract with Rael Development for an Andaz hotel in Palm Springs,...

JW Marriott opens first property in Italy
27 March 2015 JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has opened its first property in...

IHG signs agreement with Kalis Group for new Crowne Plaza hotel in Australia
26 March 2015 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has entered into a management agreement with hospitality firm The Kalis Group for a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Hobart,...

MGM Resorts breaks ground on $800m casino resort in downtown Springfield, US
25 March 2015 Hospitality firm MGM Resorts International has broken ground on the new casino resort in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts,...

Starwood to debut W brand hotel in Bellevue, Washington
25 March 2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement to debut the W brand in Bellevue, Washington, US as part of the $1.2bn expansion of The Bellevue Collection, owned by Kemper...

CWI buys Westin Pasadena hotel for $142.5m
24 March 2015 Real-estate investment trust (REIT) Carey Watermark Investors (CWI) has acquired Westin Pasadena hotel in the US for around $142.5m....

Marriott opens new 245-room property in Zurich
23 March 2015 Marriott International's Autograph Collection has opened a new 245-room hotel, Kameha Grand Zurich, in Switzerland....

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort finishes $30m property-wide renovation
23 March 2015 US-based Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, which features 318 rooms, has completed its $30m property-wide renovation. ...

Starwood to boost Latin American portfolio with two new agreements
20 March 2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed two separate agreements in a bid to bolster its footprint across Latin America and Caribbean, while strengthening its Mexican presence....

Marriott’s Autograph Collection adds third property in France
20 March 2015 Marriott International's Autograph Collection has added a third French property, Boscolo Exedra Nice, to its 24-hotel portfolio in Europe....

Noble and Hyatt Hotels open new property in Columbia, US
19 March 2015 Noble Investment Group and Hyatt Hotels have opened a new 130-room Hyatt Place property in Columbia, South Carolina....

Hilton opens 374-room property in Canada
18 March 2015 Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened a 374-room property, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, in the Canadian city of Mississauga,...

Graves Hospitality releases new airport hotel renderings in Minneapolis
18 March 2015 US-based Graves Hospitality has released concept renderings of a new luxury hotel to be developed at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport....

Hyatt and Rustaveli partner for new property in Republic of Georgia
17 March 2015 Hyatt Hotels has signed a management agreement with Rustaveli Property for a new property in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia....

Starwood opens new Four Points property in Greater Boston, US
16 March 2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened its third Four Points property in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, US....

IHG expands South East Asian presence with Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
16 March 2015 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has expanded its presence in South East Asia with the opening of Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road in Bangkok....

Autograph Collection to introduce new property in Portland, Maine
13 March 2015 Marriott International's portfolio of hotels, Autograph Collection, is set to add a new property to its portfolio in Portland, Maine, US, becoming the collection's 79th property worldwide....

Choice Hotels opens new Cambria brand property in Plano, US
13 March 2015 Choice Hotels International and O'Reilly Hospitality Management have opened a new Cambria hotel & suites Plano-Legacy in Plano, Texas, US....