The four-story brick-and-terra-cotta façade of the original Cedar Hotel was preserved, fronting a new 18-story glass tower.

The company will use part of $475 million in capital support set aside for the brand to target developers that will build multiple properties.

The hotel joins New Castle’s portfolio of Westin hotels, which includes the Westin Nova Scotian—the brand’s first franchise.

Prisa Group developed the 175-room hotel, while Peachtree Hotel Group and Argosy Real Estate Partners acted as additional equity investors.

Designed by São Paulo-based designer Jalil Amor, Mama Shelter Belgrade pays tribute to the Serbian capital’s Ottoman history.

The expansion design was overseen by New York-based Ennead Architects and Dallas-based Jacobs Architects.

Hotel Management’s 2018 Franchise Fees Survey is open through April 17. Results will be published in the June issue.

Stephen Yang talks entrepreneurship, San Francisco’s development struggles and his belief in home sharing.

Slated to open at the end of the year, the Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel will be along the city’s main commercial, business, and leisure artery of Sukhumvit.