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Hyatt Hotels opens first property in Panama
31 October 2014 Hyatt Hotels and Immobiliare Real Estate Development Group have opened the first Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown in Panama City,...

Starwood opens second Aloft property in UK
31 October 2014 Starwood Hotels and Resorts has opened Aloft Liverpool, the second Aloft-branded hotel in the UK to expand the brand globally....

Kingsett, InnVest REIT and Ivanhoé Cambridge to purchase Fairmont Royal York Hotel
30 October 2014 KingSett Real Estate Growth LP, InnVest REIT and Ivanhoé Cambridge (realty wing of pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) have jointly purchased the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in...

Best Western signs deal for new hotel in Malaysia
30 October 2014 Best Western has signed a management contract for a new hotel in the Genting Highlands of Malaysia to expand its presence in the country. ...

Fairmont Hotels to open new 1,066-room hotel in Austin
29 October 2014 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has secured funding from Colony Capital to build a 1,066-room hotel in Austin, paving the way for construction to begin early next month on the $370m project....

London hotel introduces Harry Potter-theme rooms
29 October 2014 The Georgian House Hotel in central London has introduced Harry Potter-style gothic rooms based on the film franchise....

Hyatt Hotels signs franchise agreement for Hyatt Regency in Texas
28 October 2014 An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels has entered a franchise agreement with Songy HighRoads, a commercial real estate development firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, to develop Hyatt Regency Houston...

Hilton Worldwide signs deal for new hotel in Colombia
28 October 2014 Hilton Worldwide has signed a new management agreement with Fideicomiso Santa Marta Hotel to operate a new build Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the Caribbean port city of Santa Marta, Colombia....

Kinseth Hospitality to open Hampton Inn & Suites in Illinois
27 October 2014 Kinseth Hospitality Company (KHC) has started at the construction site of the Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka, Illinois, US....

Shangri-La International strikes deal to open new hotel in Cambodia
27 October 2014 Shangri-La International Hotel Management and Oxley Gem have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the management of the first Shangri-La hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia....

IHG debuts Holiday Inn Express hotel brand in Russia
24 October 2014 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in collaboration with Regional Hotel Chain (RHC) is to launch its Holiday Inn Express brand in Russia, the CIS and Georgia....

Melia Hotels signs deal to open hotels in Qatar & Indonesia
24 October 2014 Spanish hotel company Melia Hotels International has inked agreements for two new hotels in Qatar and...

Best Western International opens new hotel in Phuket
23 October 2014 Best Western International has launched a brand new hotel in Phuket, in a bid to expand its portfolio of hotels in Thailand....

Hilton Worldwide opens new hotel in Myanmar
23 October 2014 Hilton Worldwide has expanded its global portfolio of hotels to Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country’s capital city....

Starwood Hotels sells The St Regis, Rome to Constellation Hotels
22 October 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has divested The St Regis, Rome property to subsidiaries of Constellation Hotels Holding for €110m....

British Hospitality Association announces Sky as key partner
22 October 2014 The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has announced that Sky, a major entertainment and communications company, has joined it as a key...

Gansevoort Playa Imbert to open new resort in Dominican Republic
21 October 2014 Gansevoort Playa Imbert is to open a new property in Puerto Plata on the north coast of the Dominican Republic on 15 December....

Hyatt Hotels and Hotel Equities open new hotel in Georgia, US
21 October 2014 Hyatt Hotels and Hotel Equities have announced the opening of a new hotel in downtown Savannah, Georgia, US....

RLHC divests Red Lion Hotel Pocatello in Idaho
20 October 2014 RLHC has sold and franchised its Red Lion Hotel Pocatello in Idaho, US, for an undisclosed sum....

DoubleTree by Hilton opens new property in Florida
20 October 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton, a unit of Hilton Worldwide, has opened a new property in downtown St Augustine, US, following a complete redesign and renovation....

Jumeirah Group agrees deal to manage three new hotels and resorts in China
17 October 2014 Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company and a unit of Dubai Holding, has signed a deal to manage three new hotels and resorts in China....