Le Méridien to debut in Chicago: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced on Wednesday the signing of the 172-room Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center, scheduled to open in 2014.
Temple buys 2 Canadian hotels: Temple Hotels announced that it purchased 50% stakes in the 350-room Courtyard Ottawa Downtown for US$13 million and the 116-room Residence Inn London Downtown for US$6 million.
Louvre launches new websites: Louvre Hotels Group launched new websites for its Première Classe, Campanile and Kyriad brands that feature TripAdvisor integration.
Crestline expands in Virginia: Crestline Hotels & Resorts announced it has been appointed to manage the 55-room The Berkeley Hotel, located in Richmond.
Clearwater increases Kamat stake: Clearwater Capital Partners increased its stake in Kamat Hotels India by 9% to 41.3%.
Vacant Atlanta hotel sold: The vacant Clermont Motor Hotel has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Ethan Orley and Philip Welker’s Clermont Hotel Partners, which plans to redevelop the property as a lifestyle hotel.
Read more at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
South Carolina hotel development started: Local Hotel Adventures began construction of the 100-room The Andell Inn, which will be located on Kiawah Island near Charleston and is scheduled to open in 2014.
Bespoke expands in England: Bespoke Hotels has taken over management of the 111-room Park Inn by Radisson Sheffield, which will be rebranded as the Sheffield Metropolitan.