News in brief: IHG, M&C, Lightstone

News in brief: IHG, M&C, Hyatt

Holiday Inn Express to expand in Bangkok: IHG signed a management agreement with TCC Hotels for the 184-room Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathornhotel, currently under development.

Read more at IHG’s website


M&C to expand in Kuwait City: Millennium & Copthorne Hotels signed an agreement with Gulf Real Estate Development House Company K.S.C. to manage the 307-room Millennium Hotel & Convention Centre, Kuwait.


Lightstone buys 2 Florida hotels: Lightstone Value Plus Real Estate Investment Trust bought the 127-room Hampton Inn Miami-Airport West, located in Doral, and the 104-room Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale-Airport, located in Hollywood, from Baywood Hotels for US$31 million.

Read more at The Miami Herald


IHG names Oliver Bonke Americas COO: IGH appointed Oliver Bonke to the position of chief commercial officer for the Americas.

Read more at the Atlanta Business Chronicle


The Kessler Collection to expand brand: The Kessler Collection will open four new “Bohemian Experience” properties in Charleston, South Carolina, Birmingham, Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, and Healdsburg, California.

Read more at Miami Herald


Red Lion to expand in Washington: Red Lion Hotels Corp. signed a franchise agreement for the 80-room Red Lion Inn & Suites Walla Walla, set to join the system by the end of this year.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal