News in brief: Rezidor, Swissôtel, Delta

Rezidor expands in South Africa:  The Rezidor Hotel Group announced that it will open the 122-room Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands in the first quarter of 2014.

Read more at The Rezidor Hotel Group


Swissôtel expands in United Arab Emirates:  Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts announced that it will open the 280-room Swissôtel Jadaf Dubai, part of a mixed-use development that will include two other hotels, in 2016.

Read more at Incentive Travel


Delta expands in Canada:  Delta Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a 150-room, 4-star hotel in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Read more at CBC News


Blackstone shopping three Florida Hiltons:  Blackstone Group is reportedly looking for a buyer in whole for the 296-room Hilton Cocoa Beach and the 200-room Hilton Key Largo Grande and for a leasehold interest for the 416-room Hilton Clearwater Beach for a combined US$250 million.

Read more at Real Estate Alert


Red Lion expands in Colorado:  Red Lion Hotels Corp. announced that it signed a franchise license agreement for a hotel at Denver International Airport.

Read more at The Sacramento Bee


Atlantic City Hard Rock cancelled:  AC Gateway said on Wednesday that it will not proceed with developing a Hard Rock International casino-resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, citing economic issues.

Read more at CNBC


Worthys to build Washington hotel:  Walt and Karen Worthy announced plans to build a 700-room hotel next to the Spokane Convention Center.

Read more at The Spokesman-Review