News in brief: Steigenberger, Marriott, Rosewood

Steigenberger to enter Belgium:  Steigenberger Hotel Group announced that it will take over management of the 269-room Conrad Brussels at the beginning of January 2013, and will run it in the future as the Steigenberger Grand Hotel Brussels.

Read more at PR Newswire


Marriott expands in Mexico:  Marriott International’s JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, announced today plans to open a new 300-room JW Marriott Hotel in Cabo San Lucas in 2015 under an agreement with Operadora Punta Peninsula, S.A. de C.V., and ownership group Grupo Diestra.

Read more at eTurbo News


Rosewood expands in Thailand:  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announced that it will open Rosewood Phuket in 2014.

Read more at Hospitality Net


Worldhotels expands in Italy:  Ripa Hotel, located in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, has joined Worldhotels and will be rebranded as Worldhotel Ripa Roma.