News in brief: Noble, Sun, von Essen

Noble buys W Atlanta:  Noble Investment Group bought the 291-room W Atlanta – Buckhead hotel.

Read more at PR Newswire


Sun buys Grayston:  Sun International has entered into a 20-year lease agreement with the Cavaleros Group for the Grayston Hotel in Johannesburg.



Former von Essen hotel sold:  The Greenway Hotel in Shurdington, U.K., has been bought by the Eden Hotel Collection.

Read more at This is Gloucestershire


RCI adds Somerpointe:  RCI has added the Somerpointe Resorts portfolio to its vacation exchange network.

Read more at MarketWire


IFC makes 100th African investment:  IFC has made its 100th hotel investment in Africa with a US$5.5 million financing package for Opulent Ltd.

Read more at The East African


Benchmark expands in Florida:  Benchmark Hospitality International has signed an agreement to manage One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Miami Beach.