Today's Hotel Development News Today's Hotel Development News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource Scandic Hotels Acquires Three Hotels from Bergen Hotel Gruppen AS Scandic Hotels continues to expand in the Norwegian hotel market by acquiring hotel operations in Bergen from owner Bergen Hotel Gruppen AS. Scandic will take over three hotels: Scandic Neptun, Scandic Bergen City and Scandic Strand with a total of 630 hotel rooms and some 40 conference rooms. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:38:23 EST Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for Seven Properties in Peru Partner Costa del Sol to Open 1,000 Rooms Under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® Brand Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:10:58 EST Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife Announced for Mid-2016 Hard Rock International announced plans for the beachfront Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, set to open in mid-2016. The upcoming property is Hard Rock's second project in collaboration with leading operators, Palladium Hotel Group, who recently opened the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, the brand's first European hotel. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:28:16 EST Red Roof Inn to Develop 35+ Hotels in Brazil Red Roof Inn is expected to open its first international destination in Brazil. Partnering with Brazil-based Nobile Hoteis, Red Roof Franchising, LLC will be working with Nobile to develop 35-40 properties – new builds and conversions - across the country over the next twenty five years. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:25:02 EST Wyndham Hotel Group Grows Ramada Brand with 20 Hotels in the UK Newly signed agreement will see 20 properties developed over 10 years Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:05:31 EST Hyatt Place Sorocaba and Hyatt Place Macaé to Open 2017 in Brazil Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) and FSA Group S.A. announced today that joint venture entities formed by Hyatt affiliates and FSA Group have entered into agreements to purchase two sites in Brazil to develop Hyatt Place Sorocaba and Hyatt Place Macaé. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:38:52 EST Park Hyatt Toronto Sold for $90 Million USD Oxford Properties Group and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today announced that Oxford Properties has purchased the 346-room Park Hyatt Toronto hotel from a Hyatt affiliate for approximately $90 million USD or $260,000 USD per key, subject to certain adjustments. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:23:56 EST Manhattan's The Gershwin Hotel Rebranded As The Evelyn Triumph Hotels has a collection of six boutique hotels located in Manhattan and is transforming The Gershwin Hotel into The Evelyn. The initial phase, which is nearing completion, includes new accommodations, enhanced guest services and cultural programming connected to the hotel's NoMad neighborhood location. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:04:02 EST InterContinental Hotels to Launch Two New European Properties InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the signing of two InterContinental Hotels in two focus markets in Europe. InterContinental Dublin will bring iconic luxury to Ireland, and InterContinental Baku represents the brand's debut in Azerbaijan. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:48:23 EST Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Bordeaux to Open Q2 2017 The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa will be built north of Bordeaux’s city centre as part of 'Les Bassins à Flots', a mixed-used complex which is currently the largest real estate development in France; facilitated by four governmental organisations. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:27:56 EST Dubai’s Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa Joins Autograph Collection Marriott International, Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) has signed up Dubai’s luxurious Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa to its Autograph Collection. This represents the debut of the exclusive portfolio of the one-of-a-kind-hotels in the Middle East and Africa. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:24:01 EST NewcrestImage to Develop First New-Build Hyatt House Hotel in Texas NewcrestImage recently celebrated the ground breaking of its newest hotel project, Hyatt House Frisco, TX located at 2875 Parkwood Blvd. The upscale, extended-stay hotel is scheduled for completion in Winter 2015. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:17:49 EST The Providence Biltmore Joins Hilton's Curio Collection Located in the heart of downtown Providence, the historic hotel was built in 1922 by Warren and Wetmore, the same architects behind New York City’s Grand Central Station. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:04:42 EST Casa Grande Hotels in Chihuahua and Delicias Sold to Fibra Inn Deutsche Bank Mexico, S.A., Banking institution, Trust Division F/1616 or Fibra Inn (BMV:FINN13) , a Mexican real estate investment trust specializing in the hotel industry serving the business traveler, announced that it acquired two Casa Grande hotels located in Chihuahua and Delicias, with a total of 204 rooms. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:53:24 EST Fujita Kanko To Open Seoul Hotel in 2018 Fujita Kanko Inc., a leading Japanese hospitality company headquartered in Tokyo, announced it has signed a hotel management agreement with Haesung Industrial Co., Ltd, a Korean real estate company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, to open a hotel in Seoul. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:24:07 EST IHG to Acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants for $430 Million in Cash Acquisition makes IHG the clear market leader in the boutique segment, the fastest growing segment in the industry. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:14:59 EST Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel to Open Q2 2015 in Croatia Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Hoteli Dubrovacka Rivijera d.d. to open a new Sheraton hotel in Dubrovnik, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:43:53 EST Residence Inn Aberdeen - Marischal Square Announced for Summer 2017 Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) and Aberdeen City Council have signed an agreement to deliver a brand new Residence Inn by Marriott hotel on the new Marischal Square development in the centre of Aberdeen. Work on the hotel, which is aimed at the extended-stay business and leisure markets, will begin in January 2015 and is expected to be completed by summer 2017. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:08:15 EST Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts Launches New Starfish Resorts Brand Starfish Resorts announce Starfish Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba as the first addition under the resort brand portfolio. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:56:56 EST Accor and Huazhu Create 2,000 Hotel China Alliance ibis, ibis Styles, Mercure, Novotel and Grand Mercure hotels in China to become part of Huazhu under a master-franchise for China, with a plan to develop 350 to 400 new Accor branded hotels in the midterm. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:44:55 EST