Dusit expands in Thailand: Dusit International announced that it is partnering with Vilailux Development Co. to open the 79-room DusitD2 Khao Yai in 2014.
Read more at the Pacific Asia Travel Association
McKillen, Barclay bros. appeal trial to start: Paddy McKillen is headed back to court with the Barclay brothers this week for control of Maybourne Hotel Group.
Rezidor expands in Ukraine: The Rezidor Hotel Group announced that it will open the 199-room Park Inn by Radisson Troyitska, Kyiv in the third quarter of this year.
Richfield expands in Vermont: Richfield Hospitality and Shelbourne Falcon Investors announced the joint purchase of the 161-room DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington for an undisclosed amount.
NYC’s Flatotel to be converted to condos: The 289-room Flatotel, located on West 52nd Street has been sold for US$180 million by Joseph Chetrit and David Bistricer, who will convert it to condominiums.
Read more at Crain’s New York Business
Accor launches new mobile apps: Accor announced new mobile applications on Android, iOS and Blackberry operating systems for its Ibis brand and accorhotels.com.
US hotel openings to increase: 55,080 guestrooms are set to open in 2013 for a 1.1% increase in the US hotel supply, while in 2014 66,102 rooms, a 1.3% supply increase is expected, according to new data from Lodging Econometrics.
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Thailand hotel loses IHG management: Regent Group announced that IHG’s five-year management of the 560-room Holiday Inn Resort Regent Cha-am has ended, and the hotel has been renamed the Regent Cha-am.
Rio hotel may miss World Cup: The 630-room Hotel Gloria, located in Rio de Janeiro, appears likely to miss the 2014 World Cup as it will be closed for renovations.