News in brief: Rezidor, Aston, Gomes

Radisson Blu to enter Guinea:  The Rezidor Hotel Group announced that it will open the 249-room Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry in Guinea in 2014.

Read more at Reuters


Aston expands in Indonesia:  Aston International announced two new developments in Indonesia — the 173-room Aston Paramount Malang and the 160-room Aston Serang, both to open in 2013.


Gomes dies:  Dennis Gomes, co-owner of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and a former mob-busting prosecutor in Las Vegas, died on Friday at age 68.

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle


MGM loans extended:  MGM Resorts International reported that lenders have agreed to extend 62% of its US$3.5 billion in debt.

Read more at Bloomberg Businessweek


von Essen hotel sold:  The Seaham Hall Hotel sold for £5 million (US$7.9 million).

Read more at The Journal


Orient-Express narrows loss:  Orient-Express Hotels reported a US$9.1 million loss for the fourth quarter in 2011, up from a US$15.3 million loss during the same period in 2010.

Read more at MarketWatch


Hersha loss narrows:  Hersha Hospitality Trust reported a US$2.8 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2011, up from a US$8.8 million loss during the same period in 2010.

Read more at BusinessWire


Pegasus sees rates increase:  Following a record increase over 2010 in December 2011, January 2012 saw business rates grow +3.8% and leisure rates rise +7.0% over January 2011, according to Pegasus Solutions.