With the opening of Wyndham Grands in Asunción and Montevideo, 10 of Wyndham Hotel Group's 18 brands operate in 11 countries across the continent.

Construction on the property is expected to take approximately 18 months and will cost $79 million.

Hilton has the largest number of guestrooms currently under construction in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Oman.

Qian Jin will spearhead the 230-plus Hilton hotels in the pipeline in Greater China.

Heart of America Group of Moline, Ill., owns and manages the 107-room hotel.

Deflection has become as much a part of Eric Danziger's arsenal as brand development.

AAHOA's annual conference drew record numbers to San Antonio to discuss the state of the franchise industry.

Hilton has signed a deal with Eastern Group to open a DoubleTree in Irkutsk, Russia next year.