Premier Inn German expansion
Whitbread is to launch its Premier Inn economy hotels in Germany. The company has bought a 200 room property in Frankfurt for a 2015 opening, reports the Financial Times.
Starwood sells in Rome
Starwood Hotels has sold the St Regis in Rome, realising EUR110m in a deal with Constellation Hotels. The sale combines with a long term management agreement for the property to continue under the St Regis flag.
Accor Orbis offer
Accor has offered Polish hotelier Orbis a package of 46 hotels in eastern Europe, for EUR142m. The package includes hotels in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Poland and would make Orbis the sole licensor of Accor brands in the region.
Carlson adds in Minsk
Carlson Rezidor has signed its first Radisson Blu hotel in Belarus. A 200 room hotel will open in the capital Minsk in mid 2017.
Melia has signed new hotels in Qatar and Indonesia. A 282 room Melia Doha will open in the first quarter of 2015, while a Gran Melia is planned for Bintan, opening in 2017.