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.
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.
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.
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