News in brief: Ascott, Steigenberger, Ashford Hospitality

Ascott signs in Turkey: The Ascott Limited secured a contract to manage the 159-unit Somerset Maslak Istanbul slated to open in 2016. This will be Ascott’s first serviced resident in Turkey.

Read more at The Straits Times


Steigenberger debuts in Turkey: Steigenberger Hotel Group will open the Steigenberger Hotel Istanbul Airport in June 2016. This will be Steigenberger’s first property in Turkey. 

Read more at ITCM


Ashford Hospitality offers common stock: Ashford Hospitality Trust has priced its public offering of 9.5 million shares of common stock as US$10.65 per share. Ashford Hospitality also granted the underwriter of the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.425 million shares of common stock. Robert W. Baird & Co. served as sole underwriter for the offering. Settlement is expected to occur on February 4.

Read more at PR Newswire


HotelTonight goes local: HotelTonight has launched two location-specific rate options: Rate Drop and Bonus Rate. Rate Drop is a same-day offer starting at 3 p.m. at hotels nearby. BonusRate is a rotating offer that can be found up to seven days in advance.

Read more at Yahoo