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Starwood Hotels to debut Element brand in Syracuse, New York
30 July 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will debut its eco-friendly Element brand in Syracuse, New York, with the opening of the Element Syracuse Inner Harbor in 2018 in the city’s...

Starwood unveils first Westin property in Zhoushan, China
30 July 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled its first Westin property in Zhoushan in the Zhejiang province of...

Hilton Hotels & Resorts opens first property in Shandong, China
29 July 2014 Hospitality group Hilton Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its first property in Shandong Province, China, as part of its plan to expand across the...

Starwood Hotels to open second Aloft property in Silicon Valley, California
29 July 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is extending its partnership with Shashi Corporation with a new development deal for a second Aloft brand property in Silicon Valley,...

Jumeirah Beach Hotel to undergo expansion
28 July 2014 Jumeirah Group has received formal approval from the Dubai government for the fifth phase of expansion of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which has been earmarked for completion by...

Loews Hotels acquires InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel
28 July 2014 Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned-subsidiary of Loews Corporation, has acquired the 556-room InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Chicago,...

Hilton Worldwide expands presence in Eastern Europe
25 July 2014 Hospitality giant Hilton Worldwide has signed a new development deal to open a DoubleTree by Hilton property in Minsk,...

Hard Rock to open all-inclusive resort in Mexico
24 July 2014 Hard Rock International has announced a new property in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, as part of its aggressive international growth...

Hilton Worldwide to open dual-branded property in South Carolina, US
24 July 2014 Hospitality group Hilton Worldwide has signed a deal for a dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Columbia, South...

Four Seasons Hotels to open new property in Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
23 July 2014 Four Seasons Hotels, a Canadian international luxury hotel management company, will open its new property at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, in...

Starwood Hotels plans to have 100 hotels in India by 2015
23 July 2014 International hospitality group Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which currently operates 39 hotels in India, is aiming to have a total of 100 hotels in the country by the end of 2015,...

DoubleTree by Hilton unveils eighth property in Northern California
22 July 2014 Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton have unveiled the DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasanton at the Club in San Francisco, US, following a comprehensive multi-million dollar renovation....

Pebblebrook Hotel purchases The Nines Hotel for $127m
22 July 2014 Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has acquired Portland, Oregon-based luxury hotel The Nines Hotel for...

Vantage Hospitality signs deal to acquire America’s Best Franchising brands
21 July 2014 Hotel operator Vantage Hospitality Group has entered into an agreement to acquire America’s Best Franchising's (ABF) hotel brands for an undisclosed...

Palace Resorts to open new property in Jamaica
21 July 2014 Palace Resorts has announced plans to open a property in Jamaica, the group’s first property outside of...

Starwood Hotels to open new Westin property in Houston, Texas
18 July 2014 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is set to open its fifth Westin brand hotel in the greater Houston region of Texas in collaboration with The Howard Hughes...

Rezidor Hotel signs deals for 11 properties in Q2 2014
18 July 2014 The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed 11 new projects in the second quarter of 2014, in a bid to expand its global...

DoubleTree by Hilton opens new hotel in Ohio, US
17 July 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide has opened a new property in Newark, Ohio, as part of its aim to expand its...

Ashford Hospitality to acquire Marriott-branded hotel in Northern California
17 July 2014 Ashford Hospitality Trust, Texas-based real estate investment trust (REIT), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley hotel in a $37.5m debt-financed...

Hilton Worldwide to open new DoubleTree property in Nova Scotia, Canada
16 July 2014 Global hospitality group Hilton Worldwide has signed a deal to open new 120-room all-suite DoubleTree by Hilton property in Halifax, Nova Scotia,...

Chinese holidaymakers increasingly using technology to book hotel accommodation: Study
16 July 2014 Over half of Chinese international holidaymakers are booking their hotel accommodation via the web or mobile apps, up from 45% in 2013, according to a survey conducted by...