Articles by Maya Shwayder

Maya covers the U.N., Europe, and the Middle East for IBTimes. She joined the company in July 2012 after having previously worked with DNAinfo.com and Gawker.

She hails from Detroit, and has spent time living in The Netherlands and Italy.

Maya holds a bachelor's from Harvard in psychology and Italian language and literature, and a master's in journalism from Columbia.

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Blackstone To Buy LaSalle Hotel For $3.7 Billion

Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP said on Monday it would buy U.S. hotel owner LaSalle Hotel Properties for $3.7 billion, topping a rival bid from Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in April for $3.5 billion.