Business Traveller rounds up new, renovated and upcoming hotels from brands including Sheraton Grand, Andaz, Hilton Garden Inn and Niccolo.
Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Old Trafford
Hilton has opened a property at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. A ten-minute walk from Old Trafford station, 85 of the hotel’s 150 rooms look over the cricket pitch, and 80 of these have balconies. On match days, a number of rooms can be converted to hospitality boxes. There is also a business centre, restaurant and gym, as well as a 24-hour pantry serving snacks and drinks.
Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga
This Leading Hotels of the World member has reopened the property after a €65 million renovation. The two-year refurbishment has restored original design features such as its carved wooden arches, Andalusian tiling, hand-painted frescoes and stucco ceilings. Overlooking La Caleta beach, the hotel has 200 rooms and suites, five restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, and 14 meeting rooms.
Sopot Marriott Resort and Spa, Poland
Marriott Hotels has opened its second property in Poland. Overlooking the Baltic Sea, the hotel has 145 rooms, an Italian restaurant, Pescatore, and all-day dining restaurant Mera Brasserie, which serves international cuisine. The spa has four swimming pools, including an outdoor rooftop infinity pool, plus 35 treatment rooms. For meetings, there are 225 sqm of event space, with three meeting rooms and a foyer.
Hotel Mim Sitges
A 45-minute drive from Barcelona in the coastal town of Sitges, the hotel is one of the latest to join Preferred Hotels and Resorts. Owned by footballer Lionel Messi, the hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar and an expansive spa with a 500 sqm “hydrotherapy zone”, two pools, an “oxygen room”, sauna and hammam. Rooms come with free wifi, a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and paraben-free, eco-friendly toiletries. The Sky rooftop bar and pool offers 360-degree views across Sitges and the Mediterranean.
Hotel G, Yangon
Hotels G has opened a lifestyle hotel in Yangon’s entertainment district. Rooms range in size between 15 and 30 sqm, and feature a Bluetooth stereo, Metis Organic toiletries, an LED Smart TV, Handy smartphone and a pillow menu. The ground-floor Babett Eatery and Bar is open all day and serves premium wines, cold cuts and cheese. The hotel is a 55-minute drive to Yangon International airport, and ten minutes to the 2,500 year-old Shwedagon Pagoda.
Wharf Hotels has opened a Niccolo property in the Chinese city of Chongqing. Located on the top 10 floors of the 62-floor Chongqing IFS Tower 1, the 252-room hotel has an all-day dining restaurant, a tea lounge, and a bar, plus a gym, a spa and 20-metre swimming pool. Rooms come with HD Smart TVs, coffee and tea making facilities, a safe and minibar, with marble bathrooms featuring Lorrenzo Wet toiletries. For events, there is a 700 sqm ballroom, alongside ten meeting rooms and a glass enclosed outdoor conservatory with 11-metre high ceilings.
Hyatt is set to open an Andaz property in Singapore this December. With interiors designed by André Fu, the 342-room hotel will feature four restaurants offering a range of pan-Asian dining experiences including a rooftop bar on the 39th floor. An outdoor pool and 24-hour gym will also be available, as well as all-day refreshments in the hotel’s “Sunroom”. For events, there is 1,375 sqm of space, including a ballroom with eight metre ceilings, plus an outdoor events terrace.
Sheraton Grand Lahore
Marriott International has announced plans to open its first Sheraton Grand in the Pakistani city. Scheduled to open in 2021, the hotel will have 168 rooms with four restaurants, a spa and meeting facilities, including a 500 sqm ballroom. It will be designed by Eco.id Architects, who have worked on W Maldives, Sheraton Kathmandu and the Four Points by Sheraton Bintan.