News in brief: Kimpton, Element, Park Inn

Kimpton to expand in Denver:  Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants signed a management agreement with Continuum Partners LLC for a 200-room hotel set to open in late 2015.

Read more at Denver Business Journal


Element to expand in Florida:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide held a groundbreaking ceremony with Eurocon LLC for the 139-room Element Miami Doral, set to open in July 2015.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal


Park Inn to expand in Turkey:  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will open the 137-room Park Inn by Radisson Izmir in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Read more at Rezidor’s website


DoubleTree to expand in Mexico:  Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with Inmobiliaria Ugon SA de CV to open a 132-room DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Celaya in late 2015.


JA buys resort in Maldives:  JA Resorts and Hotels bought an island resort in the Maldives, which it will relaunch as the 84-room JA Maldives on March 28.

Read more at Gulf Business


Soneva launches new website:  Soneva Group launched a new brand website.

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Hotel Equities to expand in Florida:  Hotel Equities signed a management agreement for the 117-room SpringHill Suites Pensacola Beach.


Absolute to expand in Indonesia:  Absolute Hotel Services signed a management agreement to open the 122-room U Sameera Pecatu Bali in the third quarter.


Hostmark to expand in Illinois:  Hostmark Hospitality Group signed an management agreement with Saint Charles Resort LLC to open the 473-room Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, located in St. Charles.


J Street developing hotel in San Diego:  J Street Hospitality it developing a 90-room Courtyard by Marriott in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, set to open in the summer of 2015.