Ritz-Carlton to debut in Kazakhstan: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. announced that it will open the 145-room Ritz-Carlton Almaty, owned by a subsidiary of Capital Partners LLC, by the end of 2013.
Accor to expand in United Arab Emirates: Accor announced that it will rebrand the 317-room Deira City Centre Hotel, located in Dubai, as the Pullman Deira City Centre in February 2013.
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Starwood ‘to reflag’ Dubai Pullman: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is reportedly set to reflag the 481-room Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates under its Sheraton brand.
Park Hotel Group to expand in Singapore: Park Hotel Group has been appointed by RB Capital Hotels to a 300-room hotel, set to open in 2015 in Singapore’s Little India district.
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KSL buys stake in Whistler Blackcomb: KSL Capital Partners bought a 24% stake in the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, located near Vancouver, Canada, for US$115 million.
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Kew Green expands in UK: Kew Green Hotels added four Holiday Inn Express branded hotels to its management portfolio, located in Glasgow, Leeds, Norwich and Brighton.
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