News in brief: Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka, Canada

Royal Host announces four-hotel sale:   Royal Host chain is selling four hotels in western Canada. The sale includes a Country Inn & Suites in Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon and a Super 8 in Regina.

Read more at Benzinga

Travelodge expands in UK:   Budget brand Travelodge UK announced 22 new hotels in a partnership deal with retailer Arcadia Group, including five in London for a total investment of £165 million.

Read more at UK Travel News

Development set for Sierra Leone hotel:   The Sierra Leone government is set to build a $40 million five-star hotel in capital city Freetown with World Bank funds. Completion is set for 2013, the brand operator has not been announced yet.

Read more at Sierra Express Media

Centara building 3rd Bangkok hotel:   Centara Hotels & Resorts has begun work on its third hotel in Bangkok at a cost of £14.3 million. Completion is set for mid-2012.

Read more at Travel Daily UK

Abu Dhabi hotel guests up 10%:   The number of hotel guests in the rapidly-developing Abu Dhabi emirate increased 10% from January to May this year over the previous year.

Read more at Khaleej Times

Shangri La Asia delays Colombo project:   Shangri La Asia annouced Monday that the completion of a a five-star hotel in Sri Lanka, part of a $500 million project will be delayed until 2014 due to the complexity of the building design

Read more at Reuters

Design blamed for glass falling:   Faulty designed is being blamed for the collapse of an all-glass wall which injured four people at the new W hotel in Austin, Texas.

Read more at The Statesman

Canad Inns building new hotel in Winnipeg:   Canad Inns is building a new hotel in Winnipeg, Canada adjacent to a casino. Completion of the $50 million project is set for 2013.

Read more at Winnipeg Free Press