News in brief: Hampshire, Minor, Disney

Hampshire to expand in LA:  Hampshire Hotels and Resorts has signed an agreement to manage a US$45 million new-build hotel planned to open in 2013 in Los Angeles under its Dream Hotels brand.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times


Minor to expand in Sri Lanka:  Minor International plans to build two new hotels and re-open two other hotels after renovations in Sri Lanka.

Read more at Lanka Business Online


Disney cancels planned resort:  The Walt Disney Co. has canceled plans to build a resort on 15 acres (6 hectares) at National Harbor, Maryland. The majority owner of the development Peterson Cos. is in talks with Disney to repurchase the land.

Read more at The Washington Post


Hilton may expand in Philippines:  Alliance Global Group Inc. said on Friday that it is near signing an agreement with Hilton Worldwide to manage a new hotel in Resorts World Manila.

Read more at Business World Online


Hotel strategy for $10 billion development:  Coventry Development Corp. announced on Monday that it is working on a hotel development strategy for its US$10 billion mixed-use development in Houston.

Read more at MarketWatch


Developer wins lawsuit against Starwood:  The developer of the ill-fated St. Regis Fort Lauderdale hotel won US$43 million from the brand’s owner, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Read more at The Miami Herald


Meliá expands in Cape Verde:  Meliá Hotels International announced the signing of its fourth hotel in Cape Verde on the island of Boa Vista.

Read more at Meliá Hotels International