News in brief: Dorchester Collection, Rosewood, Yotel

Boycott reportedly hurting Beverly Hills Hotel’s performance:  The boycott of The Dorchester Collection hotels over a new law in Brunei that advocates the stoning of gay individuals is reportedly causing a “significant loss of revenue.”

Read more at Variety


London’s Dorchester burglarized:  Jewelry in display cases at the 244-room The Dorchester, namesake hotel of The Dorchester Collection, was burglarized in a smash-and-grab operation early Tuesday morning.

Read more at The Guardian


Rosewood to expand in China:  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will open the 251-room Rosewood Guangzhou in 2017.

Read more at eTurboNews


Yotel to expand in San Francisco:  Yotel signed an agreement with Synapse Capital to open a 200-room Yotel-branded hotel in San Francisco.

Read more at The Bold Italic


Mantra to expand in Australia:  Mantra Group will rebrand the 80-room Diamant Hotel Canberra, which it bought from 8Hotels, as the Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra in July.

Read more at Asia Travel Tips


Holiday Inn Express to expand in Turkey:  IHG signed a franchise agreement with Liv Yapi Gayrimenkul Yatirim to open the 110-room Holiday Inn Express Istanbul – Halkali, set to open in this year.

Read more at Breaking Travel News


Ireland hotel sales up, debt remains:  The value of Irish hotel sales will exceed €350 million (US$473 million) by the end of 2014, according to Savills Ireland, while a new report by economist Alan Ahearne shows the Irish hotel industry still needs a further €1.4 billion (US$1.9 billion) in restructuring to bring debt to a sustainable level.

Read more at the Irish Examiner