Words that conjure endless excitement – new additions to the arts scene, celebrity chefs transforming the dining experience, pace setting fashion and soaring architecture, tradition and innovation now exist side by side. In the midst of it all, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is now open. “Downtown New York has been reborn as the most vibrant neighbourhood in city,” says Peter Humig, general manager of the all-new Hotel.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts have designated Sheraton Salzburg Hotel as a Sheraton Grand, welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognised for their enticing destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. Having just completed a comprehensive, five year top-to-bottom renovation, the Sheraton Grand Salzburg joins a portfolio of 34 other Sheraton Grand properties worldwide, with destinations ranging from Istanbul and Dubai, to Beijing and beyond.
Marriott International in partnership with R.D. Olson Development has opened Hawaii’s first Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea. The newly constructed hotel will welcome local officials; community dignitaries; business leaders; lifestyle and trend influencers to a grand opening celebration.
InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the 108-room Holiday Inn Express Mexico Toreo hotel, located in Naucalpan in greater Mexico City’s north-western area. This hotel opens following an investment made by its franchisee of more than US $2 million dollars. Gerardo Murray, regional vice president of brands and marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG said: “Strategic location and modern design make the Holiday Inn Express Mexico Toreo hotel a top choice for travellers visiting Mexico City’s north-western area especially for those seeking quality accommodations while traveling for business or leisure.”
AC Hotel Guadalajara, Jalisco, has opened its doors, inviting guests and locals alike to experience a new way to stay in Mexico, catering to the creativity, passion, and entrepreneurial spirit of a new generation of travellers. The launch of the 188-room AC Hotel Guadalajara, developed and owned by FibraHotel and operated by Marriott International, marks the arrival of the design-driven brand in Mexico.
InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the EVEN Hotels brand’s fourth hotel and second New York City location, the 202-room flagship EVEN Hotels Brooklyn. Located at 46 Nevins Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the hotel is also adjacent to IHG’s Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown which opened in April.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced its newest property, Waldorf Astoria San Francisco. The property will be the centrepiece of a two million square-foot, mixed-used complex that will feature luxury entertainment, retail and office space. Destined to become the preferred hotel for global luxury travellers, Waldorf Astoria San Francisco will reside within the first 21 stories of a signature tower designed by the architecture firm Foster + Partners.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is opening the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Centre, a 222-room hotel located in the heart of Georgetown, Texas, and just 27 miles outside of Austin. The hotel offers ample meeting space with sophisticated design, appealing dining options and convenient access to the city’s most charming attractions.
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, in San Antonio, is opening its doors under the Country Inns & Suites brand name after undergoing a complete renovation. The midscale hotel offers 97 guest rooms and suites. “We are thrilled to add this refreshed hotel to our growing portfolio in Texas,” said Jeffrey Freund, senior vice president, midscale brands, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Hilton Worldwide is opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside and Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Downtown/Bayside, bringing a total of 364 new rooms to the heart of downtown San Diego. The opening further establishes Hilton Worldwide’s strong presence in California, and it is another prime example of the company’s expansion into urban areas.
InterContinental Hotels Group is opening the new-build 112-room Holiday Inn Express Mexico Aeropuerto hotel. This is the first Holiday Inn Express branded property near Mexico City’s Benito Juárez International Airport and is IHG’s fifteenth property in the city.
Canopy by Hilton has unveiled plans for Canopy’s first United States-based hotel in Portland, Oregon. Residing in the Pearl District on Portland’s Gallery Row, among cobblestone streets and stylish upscale boutiques and restaurants, Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District is a new-build property slated to open in fall 2017. “We are excited about our newest addition to our growing Canopy by Hilton portfolio,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton.