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September 2016

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Hyatt sells Hyatt Regency Birmingham for around £38.6m 23 September 2016 Hyatt Hotels Corporation, a global hospitality company, sold Hyatt Regency Birmingham through its affiliate for approximately £38.6m to an affiliate of Bin Otaiba Investment...

China approves Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide merger 21 September 2016 The merger transaction of Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has secured approval of the Chinese Ministry of...

Hyatt to transition three hotels to Centric brand in US 16 September 2016 Hyatt Hotels has announced that three hotels are transitioning to the Hyatt Centric brand from the Hyatt...

Marcus to open new villas at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, US 14 September 2016 Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a unit of The Marcus, is set to open 29 new all-season villas at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, US, for both leisure and business...

Ashford Hospitality Trust completes sale of 124-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Florida 09 September 2016 Ashford Hospitality Trust has completed the sale of the 124-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Gainesville, Florida for approximately $27m in cash ($218,000 per key) to Key...

August 2016

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Wynn Palace opens in Cotai, Macau 24 August 2016 Wynn Resorts has unveiled Wynn Palace in Cotai, Macau, China....

Isle of Capri Casinos to divest Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles 24 August 2016 Isle of Capri Casinos has signed an agreement to divest the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles to an affiliate of Laguna Development Corporation (LDC), a Pueblo of Laguna-owned business...

Hoteles City Express opens City Express Suites Tijuana Rio, City Express Santiago Aeropuerto 03 August 2016 Hoteles City Express announced the opening of City Express Suites Tijuana Rio and City Express Santiago Aeropuerto in Mexico and...

MCR Development completes renovation of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Houston Intercontinental Airport 03 August 2016 MCR has completed the renovation of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Houston Intercontinental Airport, a 131 room select-service hotel in Houston,...

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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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...

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...

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...