News in brief: Holiday Inn Express, Park Inn, Fibra

Holiday Inn Express adds 3 hotels in England, Ireland:  IHG signed a franchise agreement with Brayford Hotels to open the 80-room Holiday Inn Express Grimsby in 2015, a franchise agreement with Sherland Property OpCo Ltd to open the 138-room Holiday Inn Express Middlesbrough – Centre Square in 2016, both located in England. IHG also signed a franchise agreement with existing IHG owner Findlater House Ltd to open the 198-room Holiday Inn Express Dublin – City Centre in 2016.

Read more at IHG’s website


Park Inn to add 4 hotels in Pennsylvania:  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signed a franchise agreement with WestPenn Hotels to open four Park Inn by Radisson-branded properties in Beaver Falls, Clarion, Indiana and Uniontown.  The hotels are slated to open by the end of 2015 and will add a total of 613 guestrooms.


Fibra Inn buys hotel in Mexico:  Fibra Inn bought the 143-room Hotel Mexico Plaza Silao for a total of 91.2 million pesos (US$7 million), which it will convert to a Wyndham Garden.

Read more at BusinessWire


Home Inns closes Yunshang Siji acquisition:  Home Inns Group closed its previously announced purchase of Yunshang Siji Hotel Management Co.


IFA, Tijaria launch vacation club:  IFA Hotels & Resorts and Tijaria are launching a vacation club business via a US$50 million joint venture.

Read more at Breaking Travel News


Playa wins CHRIS Deal of the Year:  Playa Hotels & Resorts was awarded the Single Asset Transaction of the Year Award at the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit.

Read more at PR Newswire


Archer to expand in Texas:  LodgeWorks Partners is partnering with Endeavor Real Estate Group to open the 168-room Archer Austin.


NYC airport revamp to include new hotel:  The planned revamp of LaGuardia Airport will include the addition of a 126-room AC Hotel by Marriott-branded hotel, set to open in 2016.

Read more at Crain’s New York