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Starwood Capital and Melia’s new JV to acquire seven Spanish properties for $198m
27 February 2015 US-based private investment firm Starwood Capital Group has created a new joint venture (JV) with Spanish hotel operator Melia Hotels International to acquire properties across key resort...

Japan to launch Godzilla-themed hotel
27 February 2015 Japan is to unveil a new Godzilla-themed accommodation, Hotel Gracery, in Tokyo....

MHG and Dubai Properties to develop new 290-room property
26 February 2015 Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has collaborated with Dubai Properties Group (DP) to construct a new Anantara hotel in Dubai....

RLJ sells 24 hotels for $240m
25 February 2015 RLJ Lodging Trust has sold 24 hotels in the US for a approximately $240m....

Starwood Hotels to launch Aloft and Element brands in Dubai in 2018
25 February 2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has partnered with wasl hospitality & leisure to launch the Aloft and Element brands in Dubai....

ITC to acquire Park Hyatt Hotel in Goa, India
24 February 2015 India-based ITC is set to acquire the Park Hyatt Hotel, Goa, for around Rs5.15bn ($83m)....

Al Shabaab car bomb kills 25 at Central Hotel in Somalia
23 February 2015 Approximately 25 people have been killed and more than 40 injured after Islamist militant group Al Shabaab set off a car bomb inside the compound of Central Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia....

Starwood opens new property in Vancouver, Canada
23 February 2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened a new property, Element Vancouver Metrotown in Canada....

Marriott divests Miami property for $230m
20 February 2015 Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has purchased The Miami Beach EDITION hotel from Marriott International for around $230m....

RHW Hotels deploys ElevenGC platform across 15 properties in US
20 February 2015 Hotel development and management company RHW Hotels has selected ElevenGC, a family of five-star guest computing software, as its business centre computer provider across 15 of its 18 properties...

Hyatt Hotels opens new property in Mexico
19 February 2015 US-based hospitality firm Hyatt Hotels has opened a new property, Hyatt Place Tijuana, in Baja California, Mexico....

Kerzner and BK Partners to develop two new resorts in Mexico
18 February 2015 Kerzner International Holdings has collaborated with BK Partners to develop and operate two new One&Only resorts on the Pacific Coast of Mexico....

Loews Hotels & Resorts to acquire Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Hotel
18 February 2015 Loews Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to acquire the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco Hotel located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District....

JW Marriott opens largest property in Austin, US
17 February 2015 JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has opened the34-storey JW Marriott Austin, which is the largest in Texas, US....

Travelodge to open 15 new hotels in UK
16 February 2015 UK hotel brand Travelodge has announced plans to invest £100m to open 15 new properties in 2015 across the country. ...

Westin Minneapolis hotel sold for $66.4m
16 February 2015 Carey Watermark Investors (CWI) has purchased a 214-room Westin Minneapolis hotel in the US for around $66.4m....

FelCor opens Knickerbocker Hotel in New York
13 February 2015 FelCor Lodging Trust has opened the new Knickerbocker Hotel in the heart of Times Square, New York City, US. ...

Marriott partners with Ali Bin Sultan & Brothers for two new properties in Saudi Arabia
13 February 2015 Marriott International has entered an agreement with Ali Bin Sultan & Brothers Group Holding to develop two new properties in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia....

Hilton completes divestment of Waldorf Astoria New York for $1.95bn
12 February 2015 Hilton Worldwide Holdings has completed the divestment of Waldorf Astoria New York to Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95bn....

MCR Development completes renovation at four Texas properties
11 February 2015 US-based hotel owner-operator MCR Development has completed renovations at four of its properties in Texas, which are Residence Inn Temple, Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi, TownePlace...

alldayPA unveils new Digital Detox service for hoteliers
11 February 2015 UK supplier of call answering services alldayPA has introduced its Digital Detox solution for hoteliers....