DoubleTree to debut in Seychelles: Hilton Worldwide signed an agreement with Allamanda Hotel Developments Ltd. to convert the Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa to the DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles- Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa in December 2012.
HEI buys Florida hotel: HEI Hotels & Resorts bought the Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown, located in Clearwater, for an undisclosed sum.
Prism files to purchase Texas Sheraton: Prism Hotels & Resorts filed contract to buy the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa for US$55 million, but approval must be granted by a bankruptcy judge.
Emaar expands in Kenya: Emaar Hospitality Group signed a management contract to open The Address Masai Mara in 2013.
Jabal Omar project secures financing: Jabal Omar Development Co. announced that it has secured US$1.3 billion to develop its Makkah project.
Taj expands in India: Indian Hotels Co. announced that it will develop with Unique Properties a 5-star hotel in Patna.