News in brief: IHG, Hyatt, Viceroy

IHG expands in Russia:  IHG announced its second InterContinental-branded hotel in Russia, the 173-room InterContinental St. Petersburg set to open in 2016.

Read more at IHG News


Hyatt expands in Thailand:  Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced a management agreement for a 222-room new-build hotel in Bangkok, to be branded the Park Hyatt Bangkok.

Read more at MarketWatch


Viceroy rebrands:  Viceroy Hotel Group announced that The Jalousie Plantation and Tides Zihuateanejo will be rebranded as Viceroys.

Read more at The Sacramento Bee


Macdonald to manage Donnington Grove:  Macdonald Hotels & Resorts signed an agreement to manage the historic 32-room golf hotel Donnington Grove Country Club in Newbury, England.

Read more at Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings


Providence Biltmore sale approved:  A judge approved the sale of the 292-room Providence Biltmore hotel to Finard Coventry Hotel Management for US$16 million.

Read more at The Boston Globe


New York hotel rebrands as Hilton:  The 386-room Crowne Plaza Albany-City Center, located in Albany, New York, has rebranded as the Hilton Albany.

Read more at Hospitality Biz India