Today's Hotel Development News Today's Hotel Development News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource JLL Hotels & Hospitality Expanding Sub-Saharan Africa Offering JLL announced this week that the firm is expanding its Sub-Saharan Africa offering to include its hotels service and has appointed regional industry expert, Xander Nijnens as Head of Hotels & Hospitality, Sub-Saharan Africa. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:36:12 EST Ashford Trust Launches Ashford Hospitality Select Dedicated to Premium Branded Select-Service Hotels Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has approved the formation of Ashford Hospitality Select, Inc., a new privately-held company dedicated to investing primarily in existing premium branded, upscale and upper-midscale, select-service hotels, including extended stay hotels, in the United States. Ashford Select is expected to launch sometime in the first half of 2015. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:21:57 EST Full House Resorts, Inc. Provides Update mends Credit Facilities - Plans to Add Suites to New Silver Slipper Casino Hotel - Schedules Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 5, 2015 - Announces Change to Its Board of Directors Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:37:53 EST Accor Acquires 35% Stake in Mama Shelter Brand This partnership gives MAMA SHELTER access to ACCOR’s development and distribution network, which will allow it to accelerate its openings and offer its customers new destinations. MAMA SHELTER will open in Los Angeles in February 2015 and is already working on opening an address in Lille, a second location in Paris, as well as others in Zurich, Mexico City, Seoul, Amsterdam, Barcelona, New York and London. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:14:31 EST Wyndham Brand Expands in Maryland U.S. growth continues with newly renovated meeting destination near Baltimore Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:44:41 EST Marriott to Launch Moxy Hotels in the U.S. in 2016 Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) announced today the introduction of Moxy Hotels to the U.S. The new and contemporary brand, first launched in Europe, is entering the market in a bold way, with eight identified projects slated for major metropolitan locations, including New York City (Chelsea, Mid-town and Lower Manhattan), San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans and Chicago. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:39:34 EST Hotel Van Oranje in Noordwijk Joins Autograph Collection Says As the first hotel in the Benelux to form a partnership with Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, Hotel van Oranje enjoys a prime location on the Dutch coast. Situated just steps from Amsterdam’s beaches and the lively Noordwijk shopping boulevard, Hotel van Oranje has been recently refurbished with newly modernised rooms. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:30:18 EST First Two HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts Properties Launch in China InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the locations of its first two HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts properties in Greater China. HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts is the world's first international luxury hotel brand specifically designed for Chinese consumers. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:14:27 EST Westin Buffalo Announced for June 2016 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) and Delaware North today announced that Starwood’s world-renowned Westin brand will soon debut in Buffalo, N. Y. The Westin Buffalo will open in June 2016 at 250 Delaware Avenue as part of a new 12-story mixed-use development that will house Delaware North’s world headquarters. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:23:55 EST Ritz-Carlton Petaling Jaya to Open 2016 in Malaysia The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. plans to open its second luxury hotel in Malaysia in one of the fastest growing catchment areas known as the Petaling Jaya Golden Triangle, within a development named Empire City. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:14:30 EST Andaz Singapore Announced for 2017 Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with M+S Pte. Ltd for an Andaz hotel in Singapore’s up-and-coming Ophir-Rochor district. Expected to open in 2017 in the DUO development, Andaz Singapore will be the brand’s first hotel in Southeast Asia’s gateway city. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:05:35 EST Hyatt Introduces New Full Service Lifestyle Brand - Hyatt Centric Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today introduced Hyatt Centric, a new, full service lifestyle brand designed for business and leisure travelers. The launch marks the sixth brand Hyatt has introduced since 2006. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:53:22 EST Marriott to Purchase Canada's 38 Hotel Delta Hotel Brand for C$168 Million Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today it has signed definitive agreements to acquire the Delta Hotels and Resorts® brand and management and franchise business from Delta Hotels Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) for C$168 million (approximately $135 million). Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:08:41 EST First Andaz Hotel in Canada Coming to Ottawa in 2016 Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) yesterday announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Claridge Homes for an Andaz hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. When Andaz Ottawa Byward Market opens in mid-2016, it will become the first Andaz-branded hotel in Canada as well as the city’s first hotel under Hyatt’s brand portfolio. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:08:09 EST Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Sold to JV Executives of Davidson Hotels & Resorts and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners, a privately held real estate investment manager, today announced that its joint venture has acquired the 499-room Hyatt Regency Indianapolis from Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:50:51 EST Virgin Hotels Nashville to Open Fall 2016 Virgin Hotels Nashville will feature 240 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites, along with 15 penthouse residential units. The ground floor will include Virgin Hotels' signature space, The Commons Club, a hybrid, bar/lounge, laidback study and restaurant with the vibe of a membership club but without the fees. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:33:11 EST The Westin Market Street in San Francisco Sold for $350.0 Million LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) today announced that it acquired The Westin Market Street in San Francisco, California for $350.0 million. The Company funded the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings from its senior unsecured credit facility. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:21:19 EST New 278 Room InterContinental Hotel Announced for Southwest Washington, D.C. IHG and Carr City Centers announce a new InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in Washington, D.C. The 278-room new build hotel will be part of The Wharf, a world-class, mixed-use waterfront development located on the historic Washington Channel. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:14:55 EST Hilton Worldwide Provides Development Update in 2014 Hilton Worldwide Approved more than 500 deals representing more than 80,000 rooms with no portfolio acquisitions or major investments. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:17:46 EST Starwood Signs 394 Room Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it is expanding its footprint in Germany with the signing of the Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade. The franchise agreement with Esplanade Operation GmbH, a subsidiary of Host Hotels & Resorts' European joint venture, marks the conversion of the existing Grand Hotel Esplanade to a Sheraton hotel. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:56:16 EST