News in brief: Shaza, Starwood, Meliá

Shaza to expand in Oman:  Shaza Hotels announced on Monday plans to open a beach resort in Salalah, Oman.

Read more at Zawya


Starwood expands in UAE:  Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed an agreement with Amer Eisa Mousa Al Amri to open Aloft Sharjah in 2015, to be located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Read more at AME Info


W planned for Philly:  A W Hotel is planned for a new-build site in Philadelphia that was originally going to be a Waldorf-Astoria.



Meliá expands in Germany:  Meliá Hotels International announced that it signed a lease agreement to open a 134-room Innside by Meliá in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2013.

Read more at Meliá Hotels International