JW Marriott coming to Vancouver: Marriott International and Parq Holdings Limited Partnership announced it will open Vancouver’s first JW Marriott as part of a new US$600 million multi-faceted entertainment resort. Adjacent to the JW Marriott will be The Douglas, an Autograph Collection hotel. Construction is expected to be complete in 2016.
Conrad expands in China: Conrad Hotels & Resorts and City Expert Real Estate Co. will open the Conrad Ningbo in China in December 2019. The 300-room hotel will be designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and will include several restaurants, a lobby bar and event space.
African hotel development surges: This year’s Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey revealed an increase in hotel development in Africa, with a jump of 270 hotels and nearly 50,000 rooms. Sub-Saharan Africa exceeded North Africa hotel development by almost 70%.
Read more at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum’s website
Rosewood grows in California: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts was appointed by Caruso Affiliated to manage Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito. The property will open in 2018 and will be Rosewood’s third hotel in California.