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.
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.
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.