News in brief: Wyndham Garden, AMResorts, Avani

Wyndham Garden to enter Middle East:  Wyndham Hotel Group signed a deal with Al Siddiqi Holding to open the 153-room Wyndham Garden Doha in 2017, the brand’s first in the Middle East.

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AMResorts to expand in Mexico:  Apple Leisure Group signed an agreement to convert the Grand Oasis Viva resort in Cancun into the 441-room Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, set to reopen under the new brand in September.


Avani to expand in Seychelles:  Minor Hotel Group signed an agreement with Currimjee Group to convert the Le Meridien Barbarons Beach Hotel into the 124-room Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, set to open in the fourth quarter after a US$8 million refurbishment.


Quorvus adds 3 hotels in UK, Kuwait:  Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group added three hotels to its Quorvus Collection, including the 404-room The May Fair Hotel London, the 136-room G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, located in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the 169-room Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait.


Swiss-Belhotel to expand in Malaysia:  Swiss-Belhotel International signed an agreement to open the 334-room Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan, Malaysia.