News in brief: Qatar, Lalit, Miami Beach

Engel, Beaufort partner on Doha development:  T.R. Engel Group and Beaufort Global Partners are partnering to implement the development of four hotels in Doha, Qatar, for an undisclosed client.


Bharat bringing Lalit to London:  Bharat Hotels will convert an academic institute building it bought in London into a 70-room The Lalit-branded hotel to open in three years.

Read more at Mint


South Beach buys Miami Beach property:  South Beach Group bought a vacant hotel building in Miami Beach for US$6.75 million and plan to renovate it for US$15 million.

Read more at MarketWatch


Buckingham to become Quin:  New York City’s historic Buckingham Hotel will reopen after its renovation is complete as The Quin Hotel.

Read more at DNA Info


Access expands in Chicago:  Access Hotels & Resorts assumed management of the Hotel Sax Chicago from Thompson Hotels. The property is owned by LaSalle Hotel Properties.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune


Starwood partners with Bentley:  Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced on Tuesday a partnership with Bentley Motors and its brands St. Regis and The Luxury Collection.

Read more at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide