Hotel update: Global round-up

14 Apr 2017 by BusinessTraveller

Business Traveller rounds up new and upcoming worldwide hotels, from brands including Marriott, Shangri-La, Accorhotels and IHG.

Candlewood Suites Celaya

Candlewood Suites Celaya

Located in the central Mexican city of Celaya, this Candlewood serviced apartments property offers 102 studio, one and two-bedroom suites with kitchens, a gym, laundry facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and outdoor grill area. It also has free parking and a 24-hour convenience store.

Four Points By Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham

Marriott has opened its first hotel in Kenya. Located in the upmarket neighbourhood of Hurlingham, the Four Points by Sheraton (originally a Starwood brand) is within easy reach of the city centre and features 96 rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop pool, bar and lounge, a gym and 8,500 sqm of meeting space. A 365-room JW Marriott Nairobi is also set to open in 2020.

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Ibis Styles Leeds City Centre Arena

Located in the centre of Leeds, the 134-room budget hotel is within walking distance of Leeds First Direct Arena, the O2 Academy and Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate Shopping District. Rooms come with a 32-inch TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a work desk and free wifi.

Hotel Indigo LA

Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown

Joining downtown LA’s mixed use Metropolis development, the decor of this 350-room hotel has been designed in mind of the Prohibition era, featuring elements inspired by underground speakeasies and Hollywood budding movie scene. There is a top-floor cocktail lounge, outdoor pool terrace, 24-hour gym and 11 meeting rooms.

Coming soon

Kerry Hotel Hong Kong

Kerry Hotel Hong Kong

Opening April 28, this is the first new-build hotel to open on Hong Kong’s Kowloon waterfront since 1955. Part of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the hotel’s 546 rooms are spread across 16 stories and boasts more than 1,000 pieces of contemporary Asian art within, plus five restaurants, a bar, a 24-hour gym, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a spa and 17 meeting rooms.

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Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites and Apartments

Accorhotels has announced that it will reopen the 1015-room Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites and Apartments on May 19. Set to be the world’s largest Mercure property, the property is currently undergoing a two-phase refurbishment, opening 120 of suites and one and two bedroom apartments, with the rest to open by the end of 2018.

The hotel will also have an all-day restaurant, a shisha lounge, two speciality restaurants, a health club, spa, swimming pool and 400 sqm of event space.

Cheval West Bay Aparthotel Doha

Cheval Residences is due to open serviced apartments in Doha in 2020. The 350-room hotel will sit on the Corniche waterfront, located within the city’s Abraj Al Tahwiliya mixed-use development, offering studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. There is also a gym, spa, outdoor swimming pools and a number of restaurants.


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Four Seasons Hotel Tunis

Opening later this year, this will be the brand’s first property in Tunisia, offering 200 luxury rooms with Mediterranean and Arabic design accents. Located on the waterfront, the hotel will be within reach of Tunis’ CBD and attractions such as the town of Sidi Bou Said, and will feature a spa, swimming pools, beach bistro and lounge, plus a “Monaco-inspired” brasserie.

Doubletree by Hilton York

The former York City Centre Hotel is set to become a Doubletree by Hilton York following a £6 million investment that will expand the property by 140 rooms. Due to open in this autumn, updates will include a new gym, food and drink options and refreshed public areas.

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