News in brief: CBRE, Elephant Hotel, IHG

CBRE examines Asia Pacific investor intentions: Risk appetite from prime core assets in the Asia Pacific region has risen, according to CBRE’s Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2015. Other key findings include overall intention to invest is strong but has moderated from last year, and major markets — including China, Japan and Australia — remain the top investment destinations with other mature markets moving up in the rankings.

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The Elephant Hotel acquired: Bluebelt Hospitality acquired the leasehold of the historic Elephant Hotel at Pangbourne in England.

Read more at Travel Daily Media


IHG signs in Lisbon: IHG has signed the InterContinental Lisbon – Estoril in Portugal. The hotel will operate under a management agreement with Margem Encantada SA.

Read more at IHG’s website


Holiday Inn Belfast sold: Dalata acquired the Holiday Inn Belfast in Ireland for £18.5 million (US$26.2 million). The transaction is reportedly the biggest hotel transaction ever in Belfast.

Read more at the Belfast Telegraph