IHG expands in Russia: IHG announced its second InterContinental-branded hotel in Russia, the 173-room InterContinental St. Petersburg set to open in 2016.
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.
Viceroy rebrands: Viceroy Hotel Group announced that The Jalousie Plantation and Tides Zihuateanejo will be rebranded as Viceroys.
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.
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.
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.