Tony Potter has been named CEO of CHI
Ltd, the hotel management arm of the Malta-based Corinthia Group of
companies. Before joining CHI, Potter served as group CEO for
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.
According to local reports, the
173-room Normandie Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been sold to
Caribbean Property Group, which also owns the Ritz-Carlton San Juan
Hotel, Spa & Casino. Plans are for the Normandie to be upgraded
to a W Hotel by the end of the year. If the timeline proves
accurate, the hotel will be the first W Hotel in Puerto Rico,
followed by the 156-room W Vieques, to open in 2008.
The former Ivanhoe Plaza Hotel in Orlando is now the Sheraton
Orlando Downtown. The 341-room property, which recently underwent a
renovation, has 20,000 square feet of convention space, including
18 meeting rooms.