Ascott expands in Vietnam: The Ascott Limited announced that it has been selected to manage the 100-unit serviced residence Somerset Vista Ho Chi Minh City and Vista Residences, both located in Ho Chi Minh City.
Accor expands in Scotland: The 78-room Barony Castle has rebranded as the Mercure Eddleston Barony Castle Hotel and Spa. Prestige Hotel Management is managing the property.
Australian lifestyle hotel ‘bought’ by Richard Branson: The Australian press is speculating that the 7-room luxury boutique resort Rae’s on Wategos, located in Byron Bay, was bought for about US$20 million by Sir Richard Branson.
Israel to ease hotel building requirements: Israel’s government is set to rescind hotel development regulations to encourage new-builds.