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Hilton to Open DoubleTree Hotel in Shanghai

Hilton to Open DoubleTree Hotel in Shanghai

Hilton announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Shanghai-Pudong hotel, the brand’s tenth in China.
The two-tower, 850-room hotel is located in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area, near the Shanghai New International Exposition Center, the Shanghai Central Business District, and the Shanghai High-Speed Maglev train to Pudong International Airport.
The hotel features 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a fitness center and spa, outdoor tennis courts, and an indoor pool.
The …

Holiday Inn Opens New Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport Hotel

Holiday Inn Opens New Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport Hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport hotel in Argentina.
The new seven-story Holiday Inn is the closest hotel to the Ezeiza International Airport, Argentina’s largest airport. The Holiday Inn Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport is attached to El Mangrullo, an Argentinan restaurant, and features five meeting rooms, a business center, a fitness center, and a spa.  It also has two of its own restaurants, Don Julio …

First Sofitel Opens in India

First Sofitel Opens in India

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has opened its first property in India, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, in the city’s Bandra Kurla Complex, within the business district.
The 302-room hotel features six restaurants and bars and is designed in a modern style with traditional Indian details. Amenities include nine meeting rooms  as well as a spa and fitness center with an outdoor pool.
(Pictured: Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square)

Revel Resort to Open in Atlantic City

Revel Resort to Open in Atlantic City

Revel, a new beachfront resort, is scheduled to open in Atlantic City, New Jersey this spring.
The 6.3-million-square-foot smoke-free resort will have 1,898 rooms, all with ocean views.  In addition, guests will have a choice of 14 restaurants, two nightclubs, two theaters, and ten pools. Other amenities include a 31,000-square-foot spa, a casino, 160,000 square feet of meeting space, and 55,000 square feet of retail space.
The restaurants include Amada, an Adalusian …

Marriott to Open World’s Tallest Hotel in Dubai

Marriott to Open World’s Tallest Hotel in Dubai

When the new JW Marriott Marquis Dubai opens in the fourth quarter of this year, it will be the world’s tallest hotel building at 1,164 feet (355 meters).
The 1,608-room hotel’s amenities will include a spa, an expansive swimming pool with deck covering the seventh floor, and 54,895 square feet (5,100 square meters) of event space.
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai’s nine restaurants will include a steakhouse and will serve cuisines ranging …

Starwood to Convert New York Helmsley Hotel to Westin

Starwood to Convert New York Helmsley Hotel to Westin

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is spending $65 million to renovate and rebrand Midtown’s New York Helmsley Hotel as Manhattan’s second Westin property.
The 774-room hotel will have a completely new façade, and will offer amenities including Westin Heavenly Beds, 15,000 square feet of event and meeting space, and an expanded lobby bar/restaurant.
The hotel will remain open during the renovation, which is scheduled for completion in June 2012.

Joie de Vivre to Open Hotel Lincoln in Chicago

Joie de Vivre to Open Hotel Lincoln in Chicago

In March, San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre Hospitality will open Hotel Lincoln in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
The 184-room boutique property will feature amenities that include a rooftop lounge with views of the city and Lake Michigan, meeting space, a coffee bar, and Chef Paul Virant’s Perennial Virant restaurant.
Hotel Lincoln is accepting reservations now for stays that begin in mid-March.