News in brief: Hilton, Rezidor, Hartkorp

Hilton enters Sierra Leone:  Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with a hotel in Sierra Leone, the company’s first location there.

Read more at Hilton Worldwide Global Media Center


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.

Read more at Eat Out Magazine


3 Johannesburg hotels for auction:  Three hotels on Johannesburg’s Garden Route owned by the Hartkorp Group are being put up for auction.

Read more at Mail & Guardian


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.

Read more at Market Watch


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.

Read more at Reuters


STR launches DataCast:  STR Analytics, a division of STR Global launched a new hotel forecasting tool called DataCast.

Read more in this PDF from STR Analytics