News in brief: Kosmopolito, Accor, Wyndham

Kosmopolito to enter Singapore:  Kosmopolito Hotels International is set to debut in Singapore when the 285-room Dorsett Regency Singapore opens at the end of this year.

Read more at The Borneo Post


Accor expands in Ivory Coast:  Accor announced that it will take over management of the Hotel Ivoire, located in Abidjan, which will be rebranded under as a Sofitel.

Read more at Travel Daily News


Wyndham expands in Panama:  Wyndham Hotel Group announced the expansion of its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand in Panama with the addition of the Wyndham Grand Playa Blanca, a 220-room all-inclusive resort located on the Pacific coast in Panama’s Coclé Province.

Read more at Wyndham Worldwide


Rizzani de Eccher investing in Caucasus:  Rizzani de Eccher plans to invest €1 billion (US$1.2 billion) in OAO Northern Caucasus Resorts.

Read more at Bloomberg


Aminona Luxury Resort project greenlighted:  A court decision against environmental groups means the 650 million Swiss franc (US$663 million) Aminona Luxury Resort project in the Swiss Alps can break ground. The ski resort will feature lodging for up to 2,500.

Read more at Reuters


Red Lion sells Montana hotel:  Red Lion Hotels Corp. announced that it entered into an agreement to sell the Red Lion Colonial Hotel, located in Helena, for US$5.6 million.

Read more at MarketWatch


Gemstone expands in California:  Gemstone Hotels & Resorts announced that it assumed management of 43-room Maison 140, located in Beverly Hills.