• Issue 927

Interstate adds Ibis pair

Management company Interstate has signed two more UK hotels. It will now manage Ibis Budget hotels in Derby and Leicester, adding 154 rooms to its UK portfolio.

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Moscow landing for HIE

IHG has signed to open a new Holiday Inn Express at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The 192 room new build property opens in 2017 and will operate under a management agreement with Palmira LLC.

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Ramada adds Shoal Bay

Wyndham has signed to take over the Shoal Bay Resort & Spa in Australia under Ramada branding. The property, one of New South Wales’ most historic hotels, has recently been refurbished and sits on five acres of beachfront.

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Le Meridien accelerates

Le Meridien has 11 hotels on track to open within the next 12 months. The expansion means the brand will have more than tripled its presence in the Americas since being taken on by Starwood in 2005.

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Bangkok visitors hit

Hotels in Bangkok are seeing occupancies of 20-25%, rather than the expected 70-80%, the result of a government imposed state of emergency. Plans by the Thai government to lift the state of emergency have been postponed after further shootings, reports Reuters.

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