All articles by Umesh Ellichipuram

Umesh Ellichipuram

Star Asia Group invests in two Japanese hotel operating companies

Star Asia has become one of the largest shareholders in Greens Co. and Washington Hotel Corp.

Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality signs management agreement with Shanghai West Bund Development

MGM Shanghai West Bund will feature 161 guest rooms and 58 suites.

LAK Real Estate to build largest hotel in Finland

The 700-room hotel will be located next to Terminal 2 of renewed Helsinki Airport.

Blackstone to divest The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for $5.65bn

As agreed, MGM Resorts International will acquire the operations of the property located on the Las Vegas Strip.

Marriott’s St. Regis Hotels and Resorts opens new hotel in China

The St. Regis Qingdao has 233 guest rooms, including 30 luxury suites with ocean views.

Hyatt opens second branded hotel in Ekaterinburg, Russia

The new hotel features a 24/7 fitness centre, zoom bar and restaurant and event spaces.

Host Hotels & Resorts takes over Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo in US

The 200-room property is said to offer all the benefits of a Florida Keys resort.

Kintetsu to sell eight-hotel portfolio in Japan to Blackstone Real Estate

Kintetsu Group has agreed to sell eight-hotel portfolio in Japan to Blackstone Real Estate’s funds.

US hotel operator MCR acquires Inn of Naples hotel in Florida

US-based hotel owner-operator MCR has purchased the privately-operated three-star hotel Inn of Naples located in Tamiami Trail North, Florida.

Wyndham to launch new La Quinta hotel in Dubai

Hotel franchising company Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has expanded La Quinta by Wyndham brand in the Middle East with a new hotel in Dubai.