News in brief: Aloft, American Liberty, Keauhou Beach

Aloft to debut in Russia:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced on Thursday that it will open its first Aloft-branded property in Russia with the Aloft St. Petersburg, scheduled for 2015.

Read more at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide


American Liberty, Gentry Mills buy Texas hotel:  American Liberty Hospitality and Gentry Mills Capital bought the 97-room Alden Houston.

Read more at the Houston Business Journal


Keauhou Beach to close:  Kamehameha Schools, a private trust, announced that it will close the Keauhou Beach Hotel, operated by Outrigger Resorts.

Read more at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser


Enchanted Resorts gets green light:  The city council of Calistoga, California, approved the development of the 110-room Enchanted Resorts.

Read more at the Napa Valley Register