Hilton enters Sierra Leone: Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with a hotel in Sierra Leone, the company’s first location there.
UK pubs on decline: A new Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels survey finds British pubs are on the decline, with 45% reporting a decrease and sales and 25 public houses closing every week. However, pubs that serve food are faring better with a 63% increase in sales.
3 Johannesburg hotels for auction: Three hotels on Johannesburg’s Garden Route owned by the Hartkorp Group are being put up for auction.
Inland American buys $72 million hotel: Inland American Lodging Group Inc. bought the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa for US$72 million, the company announced on Monday.
Rezidor expands in Hungary: The Rezidor Hotel Group announced on Tuesday that it will open a 136-room Park Inn by Radisson in Budapest, Hungary in 2012.
STR launches DataCast: STR Analytics, a division of STR Global launched a new hotel forecasting tool called DataCast.