Scandic shops in Stockholm
Scandic Hotels has agreed a deal to convert the Pub department store in Stockholm into a 400 room hotel. The historic building will feature an interior recreating its original 1920s feel, following the conversion.
Indigo food search
IHG’s Indigo boutique brand has started a search for artisan food suppliers and producers. The UK campaign underlines the brand’s focus on sourcing food and drink for its hotels locally.
Roy agrees Grosvenor deal
Embattled hotel investor Subrata Roy has signed a deal to get him out of an Indian jail. Among new backers in a GBP1.3bn deal is a UK hotel group that will take over the Grosvenor House, reports the Telegraph.
Moxy heads to US
Marriott has signed eight US properties to its Moxy brand, adding to a pipeline of 20 in Europe. The group is the first of the major global chains to pursue a microhotel strategy, reports the Wall Street Journal.