News in brief: Carlson Rezidor, Revel, Nashville

Radisson Blu grows in UK: Carlson Rezidor will open the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham airport in 2017. This will be Carlson Rezidor’s 15th hotel in the country.

Read more at Carlson Rezidor’s website


Revel’s third bid unsuccessful: Advisors for the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, failed to get approval for an agreement to sell the hotel for US$82 million. Revel had asked Burns to approve the sale agreement with Glenn Straub, who failed to close a prior sale agreement. 

Read more at Reuters


Nashville rates increase: According to’s latest Hotel Price Index survey, Nashville’s average hotel room rate had the biggest price increase among the top 50 U.S. destinations in 2014. The average price of a hotel room increased 15%, jumping to US$164 in 2014 from US$142 in 2013.

Read more at the Nashville Business Journal


Hotel Equities to operate new Texas Fairfield: Hotel Equities was selected as the management firm for the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott under development in Waxahachie, Texas. The hotel is expected to break ground in April and open in 2016.


Westcliff Hotel sold: Westcliff Hotel in South Essex was sold in an off-market deal to MGM Muthu Hotels for an undisclosed sum.