Today's Hotel Development News Today's Hotel Development News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource Fairmont Grand Del Mar Announced for San Diego Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced that it will take over management of San Diego's top-rated hotel and rebrand it as the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:06:35 EST New 251 Room Crowne Plaza Hotel In Midtown New York City Announced for 2017 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announce the signing of a 251-room Crowne Plaza hotel in the heart of New York City. The property is scheduled to open in 2017, and IHG will manage on behalf of the owner, LRR Holdings, LLC. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:14:14 EST Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence to Open Q4 2015 Carlson Rezidor announces the very first Park Inn by Radisson in Romania: the Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence featuring 210 keys is scheduled to open in Q4 2015. It will be part of Carlson Rezidor's first dual-branded property in the country - opening its doors right next to the existing Radisson Blu hotel. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:20:54 EST AMResorts Announces Five New Resort Contracts During Q1 2015 The new deals will expand the company’s footprint in the Dominican Republic with Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa and Dreams Dominicus La Romana; Mexico with Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa; Costa Rica with Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica; and to Aruba for the first time with Zoëtry® Isla Di Oro Aruba. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:08:52 EST The Crest Hotel Tachikawa to Be Rebranded As Hotel Nikko Tachikawa Tokyo On March 2, 2015, JAL Hotels and OWNCO concluded a Management Outsourcing Operations Agreement. A comprehensive renewal project will start on April 1, 2015, for the major facilities of The Crest Hotel Tachikawa, including guest rooms and restaurants. It is expected that the renewal process will take approx. 6 months to complete. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:46:49 EST Andaz Palm Springs Hotel Announced for Late 2016 Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Rael Development Corporation for an Andaz hotel in Palm Springs, Calif. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:32:22 EST Dual-Branded Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Denver Downtown Announces Topping Out Construction Milestone White Lodging Services and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that Denver's first dual-branded Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Denver Downtown has reached its final construction height or 'topped out.' Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:10:58 EST Barry Sternlicht Launches 1 Hotels Brand Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht today announced the launch of the new mission-driven luxury lifestyle brand 1 Hotels. The first property debuts in South Beach today, followed by Central Park in late spring and Brooklyn Bridge Park at the end of 2015 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:45:45 EST Sun-Star Group To Develop Luxury Hotel at Mexico's Lake Chapala Mexico’s Sun-Star Group announced the development of an internationally branded luxury hotel at Lake Chapala, a popular destination located within 50 kilometers of Guadalajara Mexico’s second largest city, and home to a large population of expatriates. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:09:22 EST Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. to Be Acquired by an Affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, L.P. Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with an affiliate of Centerbridge Partners, L.P. whereby Centerbridge, a leading private investment firm, will acquire Great Wolf, North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:17:03 EST Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Announced for 2016 in Salamanca, Mexico Hilton Worldwide yesterday announced the signing of a management agreement with Grupo Aldo Promotora de Inversion SAPI de CV to operate a new build Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Salamanca, Mexico. Scheduled to open in 2016, this new Hilton Garden Inn in one of Mexico's key industrial cities serves as an example of the company's continued expansion efforts in Mexico. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:23:23 EST W Bellevue to Open 2017 in Greater Seattle Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced an agreement with Kemper Development Company and Associates (KDC) to debut the iconic W brand in Bellevue, Washington, as part of the $1.2 billion expansion of The Bellevue Collection. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:14:03 EST Westin Pasadena Sold for $142.5 Million Carey Watermark Investors Incorporated (CWI) announced that it has acquired the landmark Westin Pasadena hotel. The full-service hotel includes 350 guestrooms and is located in downtown Pasadena, California. The acquisition price was $142.5 million. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:51:29 EST Best Western Introduces Two New Hotel Brands Vīb and BW Premier Collection to Asia After unveiling the new offerings at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, the company today hosted an event in Bangkok for international developers and investors to see and learn about the brand’s global development strategy for these two new hotel products. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:28:54 EST Market Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Resort in the Maldives For Sale JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has been appointed by AAA Group on an exclusive basis to advise on a strategic, vacant possession disposition of Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Resort and Spa, in The Maldives’ Noonu Atoll. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:14:15 EST Karisma Hotels & Resorts to Develop Nickelodeon Hotels The deal includes plans to debut Nickelodeon Hotels with the opening of Nickelodeon Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in late 2016. A second Nickelodeon Hotel will open in Mexico shortly thereafter. Karisma Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning luxury hotel collection, which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:42:17 EST Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel Joins Autograph Collection Kameha Grand Zurich is surrounded by the Glattpark, which features forests, meadows and ponds covering more than 30 acres, Kameha jogging trails, beach volleyball, basketball, and the 'Kameha Lake', Zurich's largest freshwater lake. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:08:53 EST Hotel Nikko Tokyo to Be Re-branded As Hilton Tokyo Odaiba Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Tokyo Humania Enterprise Inc. to re-brand Hotel Nikko Tokyo and manage the hotel as Hilton Tokyo Odaiba. On October 1, 2015, the property will be converted and unveiled as a new Hilton hotel, joining Hilton Worldwide’s existing portfolio of 11 operating and pipeline hotels in Japan. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:42:13 EST Mantra Group to Acquire Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Australia Pty Ltd for $29.5 Million Mantra Group Limited today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Australia Pty Ltd for $29.5 million, subject to customary completion adjustments and conditions. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:55:14 EST Marriott SpringHill Suites Hotel and Marriott TownePlace Suites Hotel in Henderson, Nevada Sold Solstar Investments, LLC of Los Angeles, California announces the acquisition of the 120-room Marriott SpringHill Suites Hotel and the 108-room Marriott TownePlace Suites Hotel located in Henderson, Nevada, a thriving suburb of Las Vegas. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:39:57 EST