News in brief: Nobu, Waldorf Astoria, Aloft

Nobu to expand in Chicago:  Nobu Hospitality will open the 155-room Nobu Hotel Chicago in the city’s West Loop area in early 2016. Rockwell Group is designing the hotel.

Read more at Yahoo Finance


Waldorf Astoria to expand in Indonesia:  Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with PT Putragaya Wahana to open the 181-key Waldorf Astoria Jakarta in 2018.

Read more at the Financial Post


Aloft to expand in upstate New York:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed a franchise agreement to open the 132-room Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor in July 2016. The hotel will be owned and developed by COR Development Company, LLC, and managed by Real Hospitality Group.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal


AC Hotels by Marriott to expand in Ohio:  A 130-room AC Hotel by Marriott-branded property is planned for a development in Liberty Township, located in suburban Cincinnati.



Vibe to expand in Australia:  Toga Far East Hotels is partnering with Canberra Airport to open a new-build 191-room hotel under the Vibe Hotels brand.