Today's Hotel Development News Today's Hotel Development News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource Sheraton Phuket Kalim Beach Resort to Open Early 2018 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced its Sheraton brand will re-enter Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, with the signing of Sheraton Phuket Kalim Beach Resort. Scheduled to open in early 2018, the agreement with Phuket Advance Development Ltd follows closely behind the recent announcement of the debut of the W Hotels brand in Phang Nga Bay, representing Starwood Hotels’ growing presence in the region. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:32:25 EST Brand New 240-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Set to Open in Edinburgh City Centre in Early 2016 Located in the centre of Edinburgh, Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh Hotel will offer business and leisure travellers a refreshing hotel experience with contemporary and efficient design to ensure convenience and productivity throughout the entire guest stay. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:44:07 EST Melià Hotels International Opens the Melià Dunas, Its Second Hotel on the Island of Sal (Cabo Verde) Meliá Dunas provides 1,143 luxurious suites distributed amongst several buildings, all with fabulous views, 14 bars and 5 restaurants. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:23:39 EST Best Western Premier Ion Delemen to Open 2016 in Malaysia Best Western International's expansion in Malaysia continues with the addition of a new luxury hotel in the Genting Highlands. The company is going to manage the brand new BEST WESTERN PREMIER Ion Delemen, Genting Highlands, which is currently under construction and will open in the first quarter of 2016. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:33:09 EST Shangri-La Hotel Phnom Penh Announced for 2019 Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. and Oxley Gem (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the management and operation of the first Shangri-La hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:32:22 EST JLL Secures $150 Million in Acquisition Financing for 16-property Select-service Portfolio in Ohio, Kentucky Robust Appetite for Select Service Hotel Portfolios Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:32:38 EST Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria to Open Fall 2015 Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Songy HighRoads, a commercial real estate development firm based in Atlanta, Ga., to develop Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria. The hotel will be managed by Aimbridge Hospitality and is scheduled to open in fall 2015. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:07:36 EST First Finish Completes Multimillion‐Dollar Renovation of Top‐Producing Embassy Suites Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion in D.C. Sees Transformation of Guest Suites & Public Space Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:54:56 EST Hotel Okura Manila Announced for 2018 Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. announced it will open Hotel Okura Manila (tentative name) in 2018, a new luxury resort in the Philippines. Okura has an agreement to manage the hotel with Resort World Bayshore City, Inc., a subsidiary of Philippines-based Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:46:24 EST Over $87 Million in New Hotel Investment Announced for Quito, Ecuador A deal to develop and franchise eight hotels in the country under Wyndham Hotel Group brands over 10 years. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:44:48 EST Red Lion Launches Hotel RL Brand RLHC (NYSE:RLH) announced the launch of a new upscale hotel conversion brand targeted for the top 80 U.S. urban markets. Hotel RL is a full-service, lifestyle brand inspired by the spirit of the Pacific Northwest and designed for consumers with a millennial mindset. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:14:52 EST First Radisson Blu Hotel Announced for Belarus The very first Radisson Blu hotel in the capital city Minsk will enjoy a prime location on a main axis leading from the centre to the airport. Featuring 200 rooms with signature services such as free high speed internet access, the upper upscale property will open its doors in Q2 2017. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:40 EST Montage Hotels & Resorts Launches Pendry Hotels First Pendry Hotel slated to open in the heart of San Diego's historic Gaslamp District in 2016 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10:48 EST Choice Hotels Celebrates Continued System Growth in 2014 As part of a comprehensive strategy to reintroduce the new and improved Comfort brand to developers and consumers, the existing Comfort portfolio embarked on extensive product upgrades. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:39:28 EST Hyatt Place San Juan Breaks Ground in Puerto Rico Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), PRISA Group and McConnell Valdés Consulting yesterday announced the groundbreaking for Puerto Rico’s fourth Hyatt-branded select service hotel, the $29.7 million Hyatt Place San Juan. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:32:53 EST Meliá Hotels Signs Hotels in Qatar and Indonesia During his tour of several countries in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, the Vice Chairman of the leading Spanish hotel company today announced the signing of two luxury hotels in major destinations: Qatar and Indonesia. The future Meliá Doha, whose opening is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015, and the Gran Meliá Bintan, which will open in 2017. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:26:39 EST Shimao Group Launches MiniMax Hotel and MiniMax Premier Hotel Brands Shimao Group has recently unveiled its concept hotel brand, MiniMax Hotel, following the launch of its proprietary hotel branding program and debut of the first hotel under the proprietary MiniMax brand. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:28:18 EST Carlson Rezidor Announces 30 Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson Agreement for Saudi Arabia Carlson Rezidor and Al Hokair Group, a leading hospitality and entertainment group in Saudi Arabia, have signed a long-term country development agreement: Across the Kingdom, Carlson Rezidor will operate around 30 new and existing hotels, resorts and serviced apartments under the core brands Radisson Blu (upper upscale) and Park Inn by Radisson (midscale). Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:38:53 EST Q3 2014 Rezidor Hotel Group Development Update In Q3 2014, Rezidor signed five hotels with 1,300 rooms - bringing the company’s signings from January to September 2014 to a total of 22 hotels with 4,500 rooms which is in line with last year. Further pursueing its asset-light and geographically diversified emerging markets strategy, Rezidor accelerated its growth in key focus countries and regions. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:25:07 EST New-Build Radisson Hotel Schaumburg Announced for Chicago Suburb Radisson announced the signing of the Radisson Hotel Schaumburg, which will be located at 1998 North Roselle Road. The brand new construction hotel will offer 137 guestrooms and will open in August of 2015. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:50:12 EST