News in brief: Interstate, Aloft, Holiday Inn Express

Interstate expands U.K. portfolio: Interstate Hotels & Resorts has announced two new U.K. management contracts, for the 81-room Ibis Budget Hotel Derby and 73-room Ibis Budget Hotel Leicester.

Read more at Interstate’s website


New Aloft to open in New Jersey: Owned by Sun Development and Management, the 172-room Aloft Secaucus will open in mid-2016 within the Plaza at Harmon Meadow.

Read more at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s website


IHG signs Holiday Inn Express Moscow – Sheremetyevo Airport: The 192-room hotel, expected to open in 2017, will operate under a management agreement with Palmira LLC.

Read more at IHG’s website


Minor Hotel Group rebrands Malaysia hotel: The former Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa is now Avani Sepang GoldCoast Resort.

Read more at AsiaTravelTips