News in brief: Swissotel, Rosewood, MAve

Swissotel expands in China:  Swissotel Hotels & Resorts entered into a management agreement with Hengli Management Co. for the 400-room Swissotel Hangzhou, expected to open in 2018.

Read more at Yahoo News


Rosewood to expand in Bangkok:  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts signed a management agreement with Rende for the 146-room Rosewood Bangkok, scheduled to open in 2017.

Read more at Travel Daily Asia


NYC’s MAve hotel sold:  MAve Investors LLC bought the 72-room The MAve, located in Manhattan’s NoMad district, from creditors Westport Capital, Express Trade Capital and Madison Capital for US$28.5 million.


Hotel Indigo to expand in Illinois:  Developer Marquette Cos. signed a management agreement with IHG to open the 160-room Hotel Indigo Naperville on the Riverwalk.

Read more at Naperville Patch


Lausanne, PolyU launching exchange program:  The School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne are launching a student exchange program.

Read more at PolyU’s website


Northwood buys London West Hollywood:  Northwood Investors confirmed its purchase of the 200-room The London West Hollywood, located in West Hollywood, California.

Read more at The Sacramento Bee


NYC’s Plaza suing bike rack owner:  New York City’s 282-room The Plaza is suing the municipal government and Citigroup for installing a bicycle rack in front of the hotel’s entrance, calling it an “eyesore.”

Read more at Bloomberg