With the next World Expo on the horizon, Rezidor is aiming to grow its UAE pipeline.

The position is responsible for the growth of the La Quinta brand in the Northeast.

The hotel is located in what was at one time was the world’s largest brick-and-mortar building.

The David Mexico Design Group and Bullock Smith and Partners designed the 27-story property opening this fall.

Henri Wilmes, VP of hotel acquisitions for London and Regional Properties, will be part of a MR&H panel on investment trends in the Med.

FB Real Estate Fund/Real Estate Capital Management owns the 333-room hotel and Pinnacle Hotel Management manages it.

The $13-million project is Hospitality Management’s third Best Western property and its fourth hotel overall.

This is the fourth Hotel RL location to launch since the brand’s first opening last August.

Along with updating guestrooms, the property also enhanced the lobby lanai and added a new beachfront restaurant.