News in brief: Hilton, BHG, Marriott

Embassy Suites to debut in Dominican:  Hilton Worldwide announced on Thursday that it signed an agreement with Desarrollos RDC, S.A. to open a 200-room Embassy Suites by Hilton in Santo Domingo in Q2 2013.

Read more at Embassy Suites Media Center


BHG expands in Minas Gerais:  Brazil Hospitality Group will begin managing the Hotel Presidente, located in Uberlândia, Brazil.

Read more at PRNewswire


Marriott expands in Ethiopia:  Marriott International announced that it will open a Marriott Executives Suites and a Courtyard by Marriott-branded hotels in 2014 and 2015, respectively, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Read more at Marriott International


Marriott to expand in New York:  New Castle Hotels and Resorts and RHS Holdings have partnered to build a dual-branded Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott-branded hotel in Syracuse.

Read more at MarketWatch



Brazil promises lower rates:  The Brazilian government said it has convinced Rio de Janeiro hoteliers to lower rates during the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in June.

Read more at Reuters