News in brief: Crowne Plaza, Crestline, Fairmont

Crowne Plaza to expand in London:  IHG signed  a franchise agreement with Cannon Corporate UK Ltd to open the 130-room Crowne Plaza London – Albert Embankment in the spring of 2015.

Read more at IHG’s website


Crestline to manage to Marriotts in US:  Crestline Hotels & Resorts announced that it has assumed management of the 225-room Detroit Marriott Southfield, located in Southfield, Michigan, and the 222-room Atlanta Marriott Norcross, located in Norcross, Georgia.

Read more at Crestline


Fairmont to expand in China:  FRHI Hotels & Resorts signed an agreement with Hengli Management Co. to open the 300-room Fairmont Hangzhou in 2017.

Read more at MarketWired


IHG announces corporate responsibility targets:  IHG announced a series of new corporate responsibility targets for 2013-17, including reducing its carbon footprint per occupied room by 12%, reducing water use per occupied room in water-stressed areas by 12%, providing skills and improved employability to 20,000 people via IHG Academy and contributing a total of US$10 million to communities through monetary donations and in-kind support including funds deployed through the IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme.

Read more at IHG’s website