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Marriott to deploy Verizon’s hospitality communications express technology
19 December 2014 Marriott International has signed an agreement with to deploy Verizon Enterprise’s Hospitality Communications Express technology....

Dalata to buy Moran Bewley's Hotel Group for €455m
19 December 2014 Ireland-based Dalata Hotel Group has agreed to acquire Moran Bewley's Hotel Group for around €455m....

Two hotel industry groups file lawsuit against city of Los Angeles
18 December 2014 The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) have filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, arguing against an ordinance...

Hampton by Hilton opens its first hotel in Panama
18 December 2014 Hampton by Hilton has opened a new 108-room hotel in Panama, which is the first property for the group in the country....

IHG to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430m
17 December 2014 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has agreed to acquire US-based independent boutique hotel operator Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430m in cash....

Accor forms strategic alliance with Huazhu
17 December 2014 French hotel operator Accor and China-based Huazhu Hotels Group have formed a long-term alliance to create a diversified hotel company in China with more than 2,000 properties....

Hoteles City Express to open four new hotels in Mexico
16 December 2014 Mexican limited-service chain Hoteles City Express is set to open four new hotels, bringing its total offering to 96....

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to open fourth property in Croatia
16 December 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has entered an agreement with Hoteli Dubrovacka Rivijera to open a new Sheraton hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is the group's fourth hotel in the country....

Marriott to develop new hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland
15 December 2014 Marriott International has entered an agreement with Aberdeen City Council to develop a new hotel in the area....

IHG opens third property in New York Metro area
15 December 2014 InterContinental Hotels Group's (IHG) Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown, the third of its brand, has opened in the New York Metro area....

Starwood's Element Brand opens first hotel in New Hampshire, US
12 December 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s eco-wise Element brand has opened its first hotel in New Hampshire, US....

Host Hotels & Resorts opens YVE Hotel Miami in Florida
12 December 2014 Real estate investment trust Host Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the new YVE Hotel Miami in the heart of downtown Miami's business and financial district. ...

IHG opens new hotel in Mexico
11 December 2014 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the new 185-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites in Hermosillo, Mexico....

Wyndham to leverage Sabre’s SynXis Enterprise Platform
11 December 2014 Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide, is set to implement Sabre's SynXis Enterprise Platform across all its group properties, as part of a global strategic technology partnership....

Tampa’s hotels select Bright House services
10 December 2014 Tampa area's newest hospitality properties have selected Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions for its video, communications and networking services....

Starwood to open first Luxury Collection hotel in Japan
10 December 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement with Mori Trust to launch the first Luxury Collection hotel in the Arashiyama district in the western part of Kyoto, Japan....

Marriott debuts AC Hotels by Marriott brand in North America
09 December 2014 Marriott International has opened the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon, marking the official entry of its boutique brand, AC Hotels by Marriott, in North America. ...

IHG to sell Paris property for €330m
09 December 2014 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has agreed to sell its InterContinental Paris – Le Grand to Constellation Hotels France Grand, for €330m...

Swiss Belhotel to open 20 hotels in Middle East and North Africa in 2015
08 December 2014 Hong Kong-based Swiss Belhotel International has announced plans to open 20 new hotels in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region in the year...

Concord Hospitality to develop new Marriott-branded property in Westerville, US
08 December 2014 The city of Westerville in the US has signed an agreement with Concord Hospitality to construct a new Marriott Renaissance hotel and conference centre at Westar Place, the site previously known...

IHG to develop 200-room property in New Zealand
05 December 2014 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has entered a management agreement to develop 200-room hotel, Crowne Plaza Christchurch, in New Zealand....