News in brief: Accor, Alila, Steigenberger

Accor shares to be sold: Colony Capital and Eurazeo will sell 22.5 million Accor SA shares, or 9.65% stake of total Accor shares. Placing of the shares will begin immediately.

Read more at Reuters


Alila grows in Middle East: Alila Hotels & Resorts will open a second luxury resort development in Mirbat, Salalah, Oman, in 2017. The development is owned by Alil Salalah, a subsidiary of the Oman Investment Fund.

Read more at Hotelier Middle East


Steigenberger signs in Spain: Steigenberger Hotel Group signed a franchise agreement for the former Dorint Royal Golf Resort & Spa Camp de Mar in Spain. Its contractual partner is RIMC Camp de Mar Hotel Management S.L., a subsidiary of the RIMC International Hotels & Resorts Group.

Read more at Steigenberger’s website


IHG adds Manhattan hotel: IHG signed a new Crowne Plaza hotel in New York City. The 251-room property is scheduled to open in 2017, and IHG will manage the hotel on behalf of the owner, LRR Holdings.

Read more at PR Newswire


Chelsea Hotels to sell two inns: Chelsea Hotels is putting New York’s McCarren Hotel & Pool and Martha Washington Hotel up for sale. Eastdil Secured was selected to handle the transaction.

Read more at Crain’s New York