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Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv Opens

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv Opens

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has opened the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, their first location inEastern Europe. The hotel is located in the center of the Ukrainian capital’s (formerly known as Kiev)  historic Podil district.
The Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv features 258 rooms and 54 suites, as well as 1,210 sq m of event space (including a ballroom and eight meeting rooms). For recreation, the hotel offers a spa, a full fitness center, …

Westin Opens Lake Las Vegas Resort

Westin Opens Lake Las Vegas Resort

Starwood announced the opening of the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa, the brand’s second location in the Las Vegas area.  The resort was previously the Loews Lake Las Vegas, which we reviewed in January 2012.
The resort features 493 rooms, each with luxury amenities, including the signature Westin Heavenly Bed.
The Westin Lake Las Vegas offers views of its namesake lake and the surrounding mountains, as well as two pools, …

Park Hyatt Hyderabad Opens

Park Hyatt Hyderabad Opens

Hyatt announced the opening of Park Hyatt Hyderabad, the brand’s first in the Indian city.
The eight-story luxury hotel will offer 185 rooms and 24 suites, as well as “The Residence,” which has 42 fully serviced apartments on the top two floors.
Each hotel room is at least 463 sq ft (45 sq meters), and furnished with oversized desks, freestanding bathtubs, and other luxury amenities. Apartments come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom …

Luxury Boutique Hotel Casa San Agustin To Open In Colombia

Luxury Boutique Hotel Casa San Agustin To Open In Colombia

Casa San Agustin, a new luxury boutique hotel, will open in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia this summer. Cartagena is a walled city located on the Caribbean Sea.
The hotel will offer 22 rooms and nine suites, and incorporate three colonial-era buildings and an ancient aqueduct. Each room features a four-poster bed, and some will also provide plunge pools or Jacuzzis.
A third floor terrace will be open to guests during the day, …

Starwood Plans to Open 70th Aloft Hotel By 2013

Starwood Plans to Open 70th Aloft Hotel By 2013

Starwood has announced plans to open its 70th Aloft hotel worldwide by 2013.
Aloft is a brand geared towards Generation Y travelers, and focuses on modern design (such as their re:mix lounges and w xyz bars) and affordable rates.
The brand focuses on conversion of former hotels, as well as adaptive-reuse. The Aloft San Francisco Airport, which will open in fall 2012, was formerly a Clarion. Aloft Detroit Downtown, which will open …

Hyatt To Open First Hotel In Cambodia

Hyatt To Open First Hotel In Cambodia

Hyatt will open its first branded hotel in Cambodia in the first quarter of 2013.  A Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with Hotel De La Paix Siem Reap to rebrand it as the Park Hyatt Siem Reap.
Park Hyatt Siem Reap will feature 107 rooms and suites, meeting rooms, two restaurants, a bar, and a bakery. The location will also offer a fitness center, spa, and two swimming pools.
The …

Starwood to Open Aloft in Cupertino

Starwood to Open Aloft in Cupertino

Starwood plans to open a second Aloft hotel in Silicon Valley next summer.  Aloft is Starwood’s new brand and the Aloft Cupertino will be its second in the valley and its third in California.
The new hotel will feature 123 loft-like rooms with high-tech amenities.  Starwood also plans to infuse the hotel with a social vibe, as it has done with other Aloft properties.
The Aloft Cupertino will be centrally located in …