HNA’s rise and fall as a hotelier shows how suddenly the company’s ambitions have changed from its empire-building days, when it expanded beyond its means by gobbling up everything from big stakes in Deutsche Bank AG to skyscrapers in Manhattan. It’s part of a broader retreat for the Chinese conglomerate, which has sold more than $17 billion in assets this year to lower one of the country’s biggest corporate debt piles. […] In its latest sale, HNA agreed to sell its holdings in Stockholm-listed Radisson Hospitality AB and closely held Radisson Holdings Inc. to Jin Jiang International Holding Co., which is controlled by the Shanghai government and owns 12 percent of France’s Accor SA. Though total value of the sale wasn’t disclosed, Bloomberg reported earlier this month that Radisson could fetch at least $2 billion.Patrick Clark and Young-Sam Cho (Bloomberg)