JV with Meraas Holding plans 10 Rove hotels in Dubai by 2020.

Construction will begin soon on the three-story, 64-room hotel, which is expected to take six months to build.

Opening in 2020, the new two-tower Shangri-La Hotel, Melbourne is already under construction.

Bonke brings 30 years of hotel industry experience to Hong-Kong-based Shangri-La.

AccorHotels is expanding its footprint in Africa with two new Nairobi hotels.

The hotel group will add more than 100 hotels to its current footprint of 113 luxury properties in the region.

A total of four new brands were announced in some fashion, while the collective industry remains unruffled at the top of the cycle.

Extended Stay America expects in the coming months to return to unit growth, with a target portfolio of 700 Extended Stay America branded properties by 2021.