News in brief: Preferred, Hilton, Indian Hotels

Preferred expands in Vegas:  Preferred Hotel Group announced on Thursday that it has added Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, both located on the Las Vegas Strip, to its membership.


Hilton Worldwide expands in Brazil:  Hilton Worldwide announced that it has signed a management agreement with Carvalho Hosken Hotelaria Ltda. for the 298-room new-build Hilton Barra, Rio de Janeiro.


Indian Hotels gets 1-year reprieve for Taj:  Indian Hotels Co. was granted a one-year extension of its management lease for The Taj Mahal Hotel, located in New Delhi.

Read more at The Financial Express


Absolute expands in Thailand:  Absolute Hotel Services Group announced that it will open U Avela Hua Hin will open in early 2014.

Read more at Travel Daily Media


Carnation expands in India:  Carnation Hotels signed a contract with Bajaj Hill Resorts Pvt Ltd for managing Suryavilas Luxury Resort & Spa in Himachal Pradesh.

Read more at The Economic Times


Tata Sons increase Indian Hotels stake:  Tata Sons has increased its stake in Indian Hotels Co. by purchasing 46.3 lakh shares.

Read more at The Economic Times