• Issue 1082

Shiva deal

 

Shiva Hotels has bought the Kingsway Hall Hotel in central London, from Cola Holdings. Shiva plans to extend and refurbish the property ahead of a rebranding.

 

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Icelandic luxury

 

Airline Icelandair has signed to open a new luxury hotel in central Reykjavik. The new build property will have 70 rooms and is due to open in early 2016.

 

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Waldorf wobbles

 

US authorities are reviewing Hilton’s deal to sell the Waldorf Astoria hotel to Chinese buyer Anbang Insurance. The US government has long used parts of the hotel, and fears the new ownership might compromise security, reports the Wall Street Journal.

 

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Mantra’s Brisbane dash

 

Australian hotelier Mantra has announced its fiftieth hotel in Queensland, rebranding a 143 room aparthotel in Brisbane. The group now offers more than 8,000 rooms in the state across its Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree flags. 

 

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