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HotelHomes.com News Recap for August 8, 2013

These week’s news recap includes a record-breaking sale at the Ritz Carlton Residences Bangkok, a new record asking price at the Residences at Mandarin Oriental Boston, a new CEO for Four Seasons, Laura Ashley’s new hotel brand, a buyout for Commune Hotels, and new projects for Cartagena, Columbia, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Cairns, Australia!

Sale at Ritz-Carlton Residences Breaks Record in Bangkok

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Quick-news-30211767.html

Delano-branded Condo-Hotel Coming to Cartagena, Colombia

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/morgans-hotel-group-reports-second-quarter-2013-results-2013-08-05?reflink=MW_news_stmp

Cairns, Australia to Get A$4.2 billion Casino Resort Aimed at Chinese Gamblers

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/australia-casino-idUSL4N0G30KO20130802

Glass Facade In the Works at Baccarat Residences New York

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/01/baccarats_crystal_palace_gets_glassy_on_west_53rd_street.php

Atlanta Luxury Market Improving

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323610704578628143382936034.html

$13.5 million Home at Residences at Mandarin Oriental Boston The City’s Most Expensive Condo

http://boston.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/mandarin-oriental-spread-looks-to-set-boston-record.php

Construction Getting Started at Giant Los Angeles Mixed-Use Project

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/wehos_giant_sunsetla_cienega_hotelresidentialretail_project_finally_beginning.php

New Mixed-Use Hotel and Condo Project Coming to Knoxville, Tennessee

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/aug/07/hotel-condos-bridge-eyed-henley-site/

Ritz-Carlton Herzliya Slated To Open Later This Year

http://www.internationalmeetingsreview.com/israel/ritz-carlton-hotel-open-north-tel-aviv-96495

Timber Resorts Retained to Manage the Former Ritz-Carlton Club Bachelor Gulch

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/08/07/2873099/timbers-resorts-announces-addition.html

Changes to FHA Rules Affect Mortgages for Hotel-Residential Properties

http://reversemortgagedaily.com/2013/08/05/fha-tweaks-certification-standards-for-condo-financing/

The Plaza Hotel Gets New Culinary Director

http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/43847

Renderings Released of Boston’s New 40 Trinity

http://boston.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/clarendon-vs-40-trinity-luxe-condo-tower-doesnt-want-newcomer-shadowing-it.php

After 7 Years, Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Scheduled to Re-Open

http://www.kmir6.com/news/toprotator/Residents-Wait-for-Ritz-Carlton-to-Open-217848751.html

New CEO Named for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

http://www.incentivetravel.co.uk/news/latest-appointments/15068-new-ceo-for-four-seasons-hotels-and-resorts

Pritzker Buys Out Remainder of Commune Hotels & Resorts from Pomerancs

http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/43880

LVMH Buys St. Barth Hotel

http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/43792

Hyatt Focusing on Resorts

http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Article/10963/Hyatts-resort-focus-is-global

Laura Ashley Unveils First Hotel in England

http://www.canoe.ca/Travel/Activities/Hotels/2013/08/01/21017146-relaxnews.html

Inside Donald Trump’s Net Worth

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2013/07/31/donald-trump-claims-hes-worth-8b-we-got-exclusive-access-to-his-books-to-find-out/