News in brief: Marriott, Hilton, African development

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.

Read more at MarketWatch


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.

Read more at Yahoo News


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.

Read more at PR Newswire