News in brief: Bulgari, Hilton, W

Bulgari expands in China:  Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with OCT Group to open a new hotel in Shanghai in 2015.

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Hilton expands in England:  Hilton Worldwide announced on Monday the signing of a franchise agreement with RB Hotels Limited to open Hilton at the Ageas Bowl/Southampton.

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Philadelphia W project approved:  A new-build W-branded hotel in Philadelphia has been green-lighted.

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Qatari bank buys 2 London hotels:  Qatar First Investment Bank bought the Leinster Inn Hotel and the Westbourne House and will convert both properties into residential apartments.

Read more at Hotelier Middle East