News in brief: Emaar, Radisson Lexington, Room Key

Emaar appoints Kufer as COO:  Emaar Hospitality Group appointed Josef Kufer as its chief operating officer. Kufer’s previous positions include senior vice president Africa for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

Read more at Emirates 24/7


Radisson Lexington to be rebranded:  Highgate Hotels announced that the Radisson Lexington Hotel in New York has become an independently operated property known as The Lexington New York City.

Read more at PR Web


Room Key adds partners:  Hotel search engine Room Key announced that it has partnered to add La Quinta Inns & Suites, Millennium Hotels & Resorts and The Leading Hotels of the World properties to its database.

Read more at Daily Markets


Radisson Blu launches new MICE offer:  The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced that the Radisson Blu brand is launching a new MICE offering “Experience Meetings,” which includes a “Brain Food” menu of fish, whole grain and produce.

Read more at Business Traveller


Regent opens 3 sales offices:  Regent Hotels & Resorts announced that it opened three new regional sales offices, in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Read more at Hospitality Net


Peacock expands in Iraq:  Peacock International Hotel Management announced that it will manage the 5-star Highcrest Hotel under development in Sulaimaniya, Iraq.

Read more at AME Info