New Hotels

Westin to Open 200th Hotel

Westin to Open 200th Hotel

Starwood has announced it will open its 200th Westin hotel within the next twelve months.
The company plans to open 11 new Westin hotels this year, in locations that include China, Indonesia, Panama City, New York and Snowmass, Colorado.
China is Westin’s most prominent growth market, and six of the new hotels will be located there. Four more hotels are planned to open in the country by the end of 2013. Westin …

Conrad New York Hotel Opens

Conrad New York Hotel Opens

The 463-all suite Conrad New York Hotel has opened in Manhattan’s Battery Park City, as New York City’s first Conrad property.
The Conrad New York features a contemporary design including 2,000 pieces of modern art by a variety of artists in guest rooms and public spaces. The hotel’s 15-story atrium is anchored by a 13-floor-high blue and purple Sol LeWitt painting,
Guest room amenities include Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs, and …

Tryp by Wyndham Opens in New York City

Tryp by Wyndham Opens in New York City

Wyndham has opened its first Tryp by Wyndham hotel in the U.S., the 173-room Tryp New York City Times Square South, on West 35th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
The hotel offers signature guest rooms including Family, Samsung Experience, and Fitness. The Samsung Experience rooms feature amenities including 55-inch flat-screen TVs, 3-D glasses, Nintendo Wii systems, Blu Ray players, and iPod docking stations.
Family rooms can accommodate six to eight people …

Second Radisson Blu Opens in Chennai, India

Second Radisson Blu Opens in Chennai, India

Carlson Rezidor has opened the Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai City Centre, the second Radisson Blu in Chennai, India, and Carlson Rezidor’s fifty-first hotel in India.
The 162-room hotel is in the center of Chennai City, near the airport and business districts. It features amenities including high-speed Internet access, 9,700 square feet of meeting and event space, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a spa, and a discotheque.
Radisson Blu Chennai City …

Starwood to Open 80 New Hotels in 2012

Starwood to Open 80 New Hotels in 2012

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced plans to open 25 new hotels in Europe over the coming four years and 80 new hotels globally this year.   
This figure includes the new W hotel in Paris and Istanbul’s new Le Méridien.
Starwood will focus its efforts in Europe on what it calls “fast-growing markets,” which include Russia, Turkey, and the Ukraine.
Cities that will see new Starwood hotels include Kiev, Milan, Moscow, and Rostov-on-Don. …

Starwood Opens First Le Méridien Hotel in Turkey

Starwood Opens First Le Méridien Hotel in Turkey

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler, Turkey’s first Le Méridien hotel, designed by Turkish architect Emre Arolat.
The 34-story hotel’s exterior is rather distinctive as it appears to be three stacked blocks joined together.  The interior was designed by Turkish designer Sinan Kafadar.
Amenities at the 259-room hotel, which overlooks the Bosphorus (also known as the Istanbul Strait), include both indoor and outdoor pools, 21 long-stay suites, a …

InterContinental Launches Even Fitness Hotels

InterContinental Launches Even Fitness Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group unveiled Even Hotels, a brand that promotes fitness and health. 
Even Hotels will focus on the health-conscious traveler and will help guests stay active and eat healthier meals during their stays.
Guest rooms will be designed to support in-room workouts with unique amenities such as a coat rack that doubles as a pull-up bar.  The hotel will offer individual and group exercise activities and individualized advice and instruction, all …