News in brief: Rezidor, Hilton, Wynn

Rezidor entering Qatar:  Rezidor Hotel Group announced that it will convert the 583-room Ramada Plaza Doha to a Radisson Blu and will invest US$18 million in the property.

Read more at Arabian Business


Hilton expands in UAE:  Hilton Worldwide announced that it signed a management deal for its second DoubleTree by Hilton-branded hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, to open in 2014.

Read more at Arabian Business


Wynn denies shareholder’s charge:  Wynn Resorts Ltd denied charges of withholding its records, filed in a lawsuit by Kazuo Okada, its largest shareholder.

Read more at Press of Atlantic City


Clubhouse expands in UK:  Clubhouse Group bought the 88-room Abbey Hill Hotel, located in Milton Keynes, U.K.

Read more at Property Magazine International


Tourism to hit 1 billion in 2012:  The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer predicts that international tourist arrivals will hit a landmark 1 billion in 2012 after increasing 4% to 980 million in 2011.

Read more at UNWTO