News in brief: Rezidor, Langham, IHG

Rezidor expands in Qatar:  The Rezidor Hotel Group announced an agreement with Al Jassim Group to open Hotel Missoni Doha in 2015.

Read more at Reuters


Langham expands in China:  Langham Hospitality Group signed an agreement to manage a 330-room hotel in Xiamen, China.

Read more at Hospitality Net


IHG gets new COO:  John Bamsey has retired as IHG’s COO of India, Middle East and Africa and will be replaced by Pascal Gauvin.

Read more at Hotelier Middle East


IHG switches reporting structure:  IHG announced on Tuesday that it will switch its segmental reporting structure from Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific to Americas, Europe, Asia/Middle East/Africa and Greater China.

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Shangri-La launches sustainable seafood:  Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced on Tuesday a new policy of prohibiting serving shark fin in all of its operated restaurants and banquets.

Read more at 4-Traders


Billions pledged to build Russian resorts:  Two wealthy Russian businessmen have signed preliminary agreements to invest 70 billion rubles (US$2.2 billion) in resorts in Dagestan.

Read more at RIA