Today's Hotel Development News Today's Hotel Development News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource Cle Elum Travelers in Cle Elum, Washington Closed by Crystal Investment Property, LLC Crystal Investment Property, LLC, a member of Hotel Brokers International, announced the successful sale of the Cle Elum Travelers Inn in Cle Elum, Washington. Crystal Investment Property, LLC, a licensed Washington State broker, represented both parties in the sale. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:40:47 EST Carlson Rezidor Announces First Radisson Blu Hotels in Uganda & Ghana and Further Strengthens Leading Position in Africa With 30 hotels under development, the group holds the largest pipeline on the continent. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:05:03 EST Hilton Worldwide Opens First DoubleTree by Hilton in Queensland The 237-room Cairns hotel, formerly a Holiday Inn, occupies an exceptional waterfront location on the Coral Sea in the vibrant city of Cairns. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:36:05 EST Cornerstone Hospitality Adds Three Virginia Properties to Their Portfolio Cornerstone Hospitality announced today the addition of the Hampton Inn and Sleep Inn & Suites, located in Stony Creek, Virginia and Comfort Inn, South Hill, Virginia to their portfolio. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:28:11 EST Element Orlando is Slated to Debut in July 2016 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its Element brand plans to open a third hotel in Florida, less than a mile from Universal Studios Orlando. Element Orlando is slated to debut in July 2016, following next year’s opening of both Element Orlando North and Element Miami Doral. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:35:42 EST Chesapeake Lodging Trust Sells Courtyard Anaheim at Disneyland Resort Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) announced today that it has closed on the previously announced sale of the Courtyard Anaheim at Disneyland Resort for a sale price of $32.5 million, or $212,000 per key. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:33:33 EST W Marrakech Announced for 2017 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced that it will launch the W brand in Marrakech in 2017 with the opening of W Marrakech. Owned by Morocco-based Menatlas 14 S.A., the 148-room hotel will be located in the city’s dynamic Hivernage district. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:08:56 EST Best Western Plus at Itcc Penampang to Open 2016 in Malaysia The hotel group formed a partnership with Sabanilam Enterprise Sdn Bhd for the management of a brand new BEST WESTERN PLUS hotel and conference facility at the ITCC Penampang complex - a 10.5-hectare mixed-use development that is taking shape in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:31:02 EST Intercontinental New York Barclay Undergoes Extensive Renovation InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG announced that the InterContinental New York Barclay is to close for a $175 million renovation. IHG will contribute 20% of the renovation costs as announced on 19 December 2013, with the remainder funded by Constellation Barclay Holding US, LLC. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:22:13 EST SpringHill Suites - Austin/Cedar Park to Open 1st Quarter 2016 Worth Hotels, LLC announced the development of SpringHill Suites – Austin/Cedar Park, TX to be located at 1110 Discovery Blvd. in Cedar Park. Worth Hotels, LLC is developing this hotel and will operate the hotel after opening which is estimated for the 1st Quarter of 2016. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:57:24 EST Traders Hotel Singapore Rebrands to Hotel Jen Singapore Rebranding today as Hotel Jen Singapore, the Traders Hotel Cuscaden Road is the first Traders property to rebrand globally. Following the recent launch of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, this brings the number of Hotel Jen room keys in Singapore to over 1,000, catering to a new 'Jeneration' of independently minded business and leisure travellers. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:20:24 EST Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene to Open 2015 in Nigeria Owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government, Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene marks Starwood’s 10th hotel in Nigeria and second hotel in the state of Akwa Ibom, after Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:23:17 EST Konotta Island Resort in the Maldives Sold to Outrigger Subsidiary The resort, a partially completed 48-villa project was sold to OKM Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaii-based Outrigger Enterprises Group. Outrigger Enterprises Group will now complete the outstanding construction work and launch the property as its flagship Maldivian resort in 2015. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:11:26 EST Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai Announced for 2017 Plans for a new hotel apartment tower in Downtown Dubai completes one more step towards Dubai's vision of welcoming 20 million visitors by 2020. The modern skyscraper will become the seventh Dubai property of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, who announced it signed a management and operating agreement with El Housein Limited. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:04:34 EST 900 Room InterContinental Hotel Announced for Downtown Los Angeles InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the signing of a new 900-room InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in downtown Los Angeles, California. The luxury hotel will make its mark on the city's skyline as part of Korean Air and Hanjin Group's more than $1.1 billion new-build Wilshire Grand project. Once completed it will be the largest InterContinental hotel in the Americas region. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:09:43 EST Marshall Hotels & Resorts Named to Manage Three Hotels Currently Under Construction Marshall Hotels & Resorts announced that it has been selected to operate three hotels currently under construction. These contracts, coupled with a previously announced Hotel Indigo under construction in Manhattan, bring the company's year-to-date growth to nine new contracts. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:47:04 EST Fairmont Sanur Beach to Open December 2014 in Indonesia Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced it has been appointed to manage an all-suite beachfront resort in Bali, Indonesia. Scheduled to commence operation as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali by December 2014, it is currently the Regent Bali and is owned by PT Pancaran Kreasi Adiprima. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:13:56 EST The Ritz-Carlton Company to Assume Management of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa The Ritz-Carlton will assume management of ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa on October 2, 2014. The luxury resort will become The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami marking the tenth property in the hotel company’s Florida portfolio. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:47:58 EST Inland American Real Estate Trust Sells $1.1 Billion Hotel Portfolio NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE: NRF) last week announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a $1.1 billion hotel portfolio from Inland American Real Estate Trust. The Portfolio is comprised of 52 upscale extended stay and select service hotels with approximately 7,000 rooms. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:12:05 EST Park Inn by Radisson Residence Dubai Jumeirah Village Triangle to Open in Q2 2017 The property featuring 261 studios and apartments is scheduled to open in Q2 2017. It brings Carlson Rezidor’s portfolio in Dubai to 14 hotels with around 3,300 rooms in operation and under development. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:03:10 EST