News in brief: Hilton, Red Lion, Pierre Hotel

Hilton comes to i-City: I-R&D Sdn Bhd signed a deal with Hilton Worldwide to develop a DoubleTree Hotel in i-City in Malaysia. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 with the hotel opening in 2018.

Read more at The Star


Red Lion signs in Colorado: Red Lion Hotels Corp. signed a franchise agreement for a new location in Colorado. The new location in Fort Collins is expected to convert by the end of 2014. 

Read more at Yahoo


Pierre Hotel rental: A full floor of the Pierre Hotel has been leased to an undisclosed international tenant for US$500,000 per month. The six bedroom, six and a half bathroom listing has set the record for the most expensive rental in New York City.

Read more at the Daily Mail


Noble acquires 11 hotels: Noble Investment Group has closed on the acquisition of 10 Marriott and one Hilton branded hotels from McKibbon Hotel Group.

Read more at PR Newswire


Chateau de Birot sold: China’s New Century Tourism Group has provisionally agreed to buy Chateau de Birot in Bordeaux, France. The sale is set to be formally signed off on December 19.

Read more at Decanter


Best Western on Expedia: Best Western and Expedia have signed a global partnership with Best Western’s 4,000-plus properties now featured on Expedia’s 150-plus travel sites in 70 countries.