News in brief: Chatham, Aman, Mozambique

Chatham acquires two hotels: Chatham Lodging Trust announced it has acquired the 81-room Residence Inn Boston (Dedham), Massachusetts, and is under contract to purchase the 105-room Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano in Florida. The Fort Lauderdale transaction is expected to close in late August, following customary due diligence. Chatham is acquiring the two hotels from the Claremont Cos. for US$55.5 million, or approximately US$298,000 per room.

Read more at Business Wire 


Latest volley in Aman dispute: Aman Resorts reportedly has sent a letter to all of its properties instructing staff to turn down any reservations made by Lalit Modi, who was once an advisor to Omar Amanat, Aman’s joint owner.

Read more at The Telegraph 


Eco-hotel, training facility planned for Mozambique: The Southern African Development Agency, in partnership with Lindner Hotels Real Estate and DEG – Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, has revealed plans to develop a 200-room sustainable eco-hotel with an attached hospitality training academy in Mozambique as a pilot project for further real estate investments throughout the African subcontinent.

Read more at the Southern African Development Agency’s website