• Issue 1128

M&C Glasgow battle

Millennium & Copthorne has revealed plans to extend its Glasgow hotel. The hotel stands to lose more than 50 rooms that will be demolished to make way for a revamp of Queen Street station, reports The Herald.

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Lastminute sold

Travel site Lastminute.com has been sold for GBP76m to Swiss online travel group Bravofly Rumbo. The price is a fraction of the GBP600m its sellers Sabre paid for the business in 2005, reports the Financial Times.

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Blackstone backs Sentosa

Blackstone is buying into the W hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa island. The private equity investor is teaming up with Malaysia’s CIMB Bank to buy cashflows from the Sentosa Cove resort project, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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Autograph signs in Dubai

Marriott has signed the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai to its Autograph Collection. The 446 room hotel will join the grouping of independent hotels in early 2015.

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