Today's Hotel Development News Today's Hotel Development News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Presence in Oman With Two New Hotels: Ramada Encore and Ramada Hotel & Suites Connected by a footbridge, the three star Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra and four star Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra will be strategically situated along Sultan Qaboos street; a short distance from Muscat International Airport, nearby shopping centres and Oman’s renowned Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Both properties are owned by the Al Khaleel Group. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:01:49 EST Choice Hotels International Signs Master Development Agreement To Enter Middle East Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced today the signing of a master development agreement with Equinox Ventures Ltd, a joint venture between Equinox Group Ltd. and Al Tayyar Travel Group, to introduce and develop three of Choice's brands: Clarion, Comfort and Quality across the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:15:07 EST Marriott International Signs 300 Suite Doha Marriott Executive Apartments Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is preparing for significant growth within the Middle East and Africa (MEA) announcing the signing of a 300-suite Marriott Executive Apartments and unveiling plans to open 17 new properties across the region this year. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:10:14 EST Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa Receives 'Sheraton Grand' Designation Joining 24 other Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is recognized as a heritage resort, offering a true escape at a property that is exemplary in every way with distinctive architecture, design, amenities and personalized service. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:29:30 EST China's HNA Tourism to Acquire Carlson Hotels, Inc. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd. and Carlson Hospitality Group, Inc. yesterday announced they have entered an agreement, for the acquisition of Carlson Hotels, Inc., which owns the Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brands and the Club Carlson global hotel rewards program. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:07:27 EST Fairmont Announces New Hotels in Morocco & Saudi Arabia The two new projects include Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco and Fairmont Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, which are both scheduled to open before 2020. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:56:53 EST DusitD2 Phuket Resort Converting to Swissôtel Phuket Patong Beach Resort Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has been appointed to manage its second resort in Phuket, and fourth property in Thailand. Currently operating as dusitD2 Phuket Resort, it is scheduled to commence operation as Swissôtel Phuket Patong Beach Resort in June 2016. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:40:02 EST Wyndham Hotel Group Continues Impressive Growth Across Middle East and Africa At this week’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Wyndham Hotel Group announced three new development deals which are bringing globally recognised brands and international standards of accommodation to some of the region’s most exciting travel destinations. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:19:17 EST Fairmont Costa Canuva Announced for 2018 Along the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico The new Fairmont Costa Canuva is slated to open in late 2018 and will reside within the new master-planned seaside community, 'COSTA CANUVA', on the Riviera Nayarit. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:33:39 EST Financing Secured for Tri-Branded Marriott Project in Nashville North Point Hospitality Group closed last week on an $89 million construction loan for the $137 million, 21-story hotel. The project includes $48 million in private equity and is 100 percent funded without any state or local incentives. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:23:25 EST Hope Town Harbour Lodge in the Bahamas Joins Ascend Hotel Collection The Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced the addition of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in the Abacos, a chain of islands in the northern Bahamas, to its offerings in the Caribbean. The lodge sits in picturesque Elbow Cay, Abaco at Hope Town in a secluded tropical location only accessible by boat. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:17:03 EST Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel Designated a Sheraton Grand Property Joining 23 other Sheraton Grand properties around the globe, Sheraton Grand Los Angeles recently completed an all-encompassing $75 million renovation, featuring a full refurbishment of all 496 guest rooms and suites, a complete refresh of the lobby and meeting spaces, and introduction of new dining experiences. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:33:14 EST Starwood Hotels & Resorts Targets 100 Hotels in Middle East by 2020 Company strengthens presence in the region with five new deals and five openings in 2016 across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:13:37 EST Fibra Inn Completes Acquisition of the Casa Grande Ciudad Juarez Hotel The transaction was paid with resources coming from debt issuance, representing a final investment of Ps. 111.3 million plus taxes, acquisition-related expenses and corresponding VAT expenses. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:55:14 EST Hotel La Jolla Joins Curio Collection Upscale Hotel on Pacific Coast Owned and Managed by Khanna Enterprises, LTD Joins Expanding Global Collection Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:51:10 EST Ohia Waikiki Hotel Joins Aqua Brand Aqua-Aston Hospitality announced the completion of renovations to the Aqua Ohia Waikiki. With the extensive upgrades to its guest rooms and public spaces, the property joins the Aqua Hotels & Resorts portfolio. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:35:40 EST Greystone Hotel In Miami Beach Breaks Ground 92-room boutique hotel on Collins Avenue expected to open in 2017 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:07:53 EST Wynn Resorts Brings Beach To Las Vegas A 38-acre Crystal Lagoon will be the centerpiece of the development that will feature 260,000 square feet of premium meetings and convention space, a 1,000-room hotel tower, a small casino and extensive dining and nightlife. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:03:18 EST 298 Room Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai to Open End Of 2016 Hotel amongst five new properties set to open in the UAE in 2016 and nine scheduled to open by 2018 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:42:46 EST Starwood Announces Two Aloft Hotels for Lima, Peru Both hotels are owned by and managed by Libertador, one the leading hotel groups in Peru. Grupo Libertador also owns and manages three Starwood hotels under The Luxury Collection brand in Cusco, Urubamba and Paracas and The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:23:27 EST