News in brief: Residence Inn, Sheraton, Hilton

Marriott to enter Bosnia:  Marriott International announced that it will enter Bosnia with the 75-room Residence Inn Sarajevo, set to open in late 2014 under a franchise agreement with SEIC Hospitality.

Read more at Marriott’s website


3 Sheratons signed in Africa:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that it signed three Sheraton Hotels & Resorts-branded hotels in Mauritania, Guinea and South Sudan including the Sheraton Nouakchott, set to open in 2017, the 282-room Sheraton Conakry, set to open in 2015 and the 235-room Sheraton Jubal, also set to open in 2015.

Read more at MarketWatch


Hilton to expand in Malaysia:  Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with Pekah Hotels to open the 313-room Hilton Kota Kinabalu in 2015.

Read more at Travel Daily News


Mantra to expand in Australia:  Mantra Group will manage a 68-room hotel under development in Melbourne under its Peppers brand.

Read more at Travel Weekly


Bali hotel rebrands:  PT Buahan is taking over management of its owned 38-room Ubud Hanging Gardens by Orieng Express, rebranding the Indonesian hotel as Hanging Gardens Ubud.


&Beyond expands in Tanzania:  &Beyond announced it took over management of the 13-villa Benguerra Island Lodge, located in Zanzibar.