Hyatt terminates contract with Moscow hotel: After halting development activities and new investments in Russia as its reaction to the humanitarian crisis, Hyatt appears to have become the first major brand to terminate a contract, announcing it has ended its association, contracts and relationship with Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park. Hyatt has also suspended providing services under the current management agreement at Hyatt Regency Sochi from 11:59 p.m. local time on April 14. Hyatt said it was still evaluating its existing agreements with third-party entities that own Hyatt hotels in Russia, including open and yet-to-open hotels while complying with government directives and sanctions.
Big year for Embassy Suites: With more than 255 hotels in five countries and territories open and a pipeline of 40 properties, Embassy Suites by Hilton has a busy year at hand with plans to open eight hotels in 2022. The latest opening on April 4 was Embassy Suites by Hilton Round Rock (Texas). The most notable upcoming openings are the 506-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown, the largest Embassy Suites property in the U.S., and Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort, its first resort in the island vacation destination that will begin accepting reservations this fall.
Edition coming to Detroit?: Marriott International has reportedly signed a deal to develop an Edition-branded hotel in downtown Detroit at the site of developer Dan Gilbert’s Hudson skyscraper. An official announcement is expected soon.