News in brief: Accor, Fairmont, Hyatt

Accor to expand in Saudi Arabia:  Accor announced that it signed a management agreement with King Abdullah International Foundation to open a 400-room Sofitel in Riyadh in 2015.


Fairmont to expand in China:  Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Hunan Taskin Investment Co. to open the 350-room Fairmont Changsha in 2016, to be located in Taskin City.


Hyatt to expand in Turkey:  Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced that a Hyatt affiliate has signed an agreement with Bosphorus Otelcilik ve Yatirim Ltd to open the 310-room Hyatt Regency Istanbul Ataköy in 2014.

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Cresta expands in Zimbabwe:  Cresta Hotels entered into a lease agreement for the operation of the 64-room Sprayview Hotel, located near Victoria Falls.

Read more at Newsday