News in brief: LaSalle, Estonia, Mercure

LaSalle buys San Francisco hotel:  LaSalle Hotel Properties announced on Wednesday that it bought the Villa Florence hotel property in San Francisco for US$67.2 million.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal


Event buys Tallinn hotel:  An affiliate of the Event Hotel Group bought the 280-room Radisson Blu hotel property in Tallinn, Estonia.

Read more at The Financial


Accor expands in Australia:  Accor has signed an agreement with Iwasaki Sangyo to manage the Japanese company’s Capricorn Resort in Yeppoon, Australia. The resort will be rebranded as Mercure.

Read more at Asia Travel Tips


Hilton spa concept enters Europe:  Hilton Hotels & Resorts is debuting its eforea: spa at Hilton at its new location in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Read more at the Hilton Global Media Center


Brits may get Olympics discount:  Britain’s Conservative-led government is planning on securing a 20.12% discount at British hotels for U.K. residents during the 2012 Summer Olympics to encourage domestic tourism.

Read more at AOL Travel