Business Traveller rounds up new and upcoming hotels from brand including Hyatt, Hilton and Movenpick.
Hyatt Place Macae, Rio de Janeiro
This hotel marks the second Hyatt Place in Brazil, joining the Hyatt Place Sao Jose do Rio Preto that opened in November 2016, and bringing Hyatt one step closer to its goal of developing nine Hyatt Place hotels across Brazil. Located in the Cavaleiros neighbourhood, Hyatt Place Macae offers 141 rooms, each fitted with a Hyatt Grand bed and hi-tech amenities. Along with a rooftop pool and 24-hour gym, the hotel also provides more than 148 sqm of meeting and event space and a business centre, also open 24/7. Eateries include a takeaway market and the Coffee to Cocktails Bar, which serves speciality hot beverages as well as beers, wines and cocktails.
Hotel Indigo The Hague Palace Noordeinde, Netherlands
One of Intercontinental Hotel Group’s brands, Hotel Indigo has opened its newest Dutch hotel in a former bank building opposite the (royal) Palace Noordeinde. Complete with 63 boutique rooms and 6 suites, the hotel is designed to reflect the political importance of The Hague, incorporating royal portraits and art deco stained glass into its rooms. The hotel is equipped with two meeting rooms amounting to nearly 400 sqm as well as a business centre. Guests can dine at Stocks and Bonds Brasserie, where food is served throughout the day and champagnes, fine wines and Dutch gins are served throughout the evening.
Hilton Belgrade, Serbia
Hilton has made its Serbian debut with its Belgrade hotel, opened on March 8. Situated in the capital city’s Old Town, the hotel is located near various tourist attractions such as the Kalemegdan Fortress, Museum of Yugoslavia and Church of Saint Sava. With 242 rooms and 19 suites, the hotel boasts large windows to let natural light in each guest space. In addition to a 24-hour health club, the hotel also offers a ballroom with space for more than 500 people as well as an outdoor garden space for hosting events. Dining venues include Two Kings Restaurant and Bar, which serves Serbian cuisine, and the SkyLounge Bar and Dining, which serves Pan-Asian cuisine.
The Robey Hotel, Chicago
One of Chicago’s newest hotels occupies the building formerly known as the Northwest Tower, a 62-metre tall skyscraper on Damen Avenue. Redeveloped by Belgian design team Nicolas Schuybroek Architects and Marc Merckx Interiors, The Robey boasts 89 rooms of two types: Tower Rooms and Annex Lofts. The former capitalizes on modern design and hardwood floors while the latter lends itself to an urbanized warehouse look. Along with a rooftop pool, The Robey provides space in its Cabana Club and Up Room for meetings and events. Guests can dine at the Cabana Club on the sixth floor or the Cafe Robey, which serves modern American fare.
Movenpick Resort and Spa Kuredhivaru, Maldives
Scheduled to open mid-2018, this contemporary resort will be situated on Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll, a southern division of the Maldives. The resort is planned to have 108 units: 33 beach villas, 72 water villas and 3 beach suites. The resort will contain an extensive spa with 14 private treatment rooms, as well as athletic facilities and a gym. Kuredhivaru is also a 15-minute speedboat ride away from the first Marine National Park in the Maldvies, which consists of a group of nine uninhabited islands to explore. Guests will also be able to choose from five dining venues during their stay.
25 Hours Hotel Das Tour, Dusseldorf
Combining French design and German engineering, the Hotel Das Tour lies in the Dusseldorf district Le Quartier Central. Opening in June, the hotel features both French- and German-style rooms as well as the Melange Suites, which are a combination of the two designs. As for food, The Paris Club Restaurant and Bar occupies the 16th and 17th floors, offering French cuisine and views of the Dusseldorf skyline. In addition to a sauna and gym, the hotel offers meeting and event facilities on the first floor including a conference room and two smaller breakout rooms. Standard amenities aside, the hotel also provides bikes for its guests to explore the city with as well as helpful maps of cycling routes throughout the city.
Solaz, A Luxurty Collection Resort, Los Cabos
Also slated to open in June, Solaz in Los Cabos will be the Luxury Collection’s first hotel in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Designed by architectural firm Sordo Madaleno, the resort pays tribute to traditional Mexican culture with desert landscape style and original art by Mexican artist Cesar Negrete. The hotel boasts 128 rooms and 21 residences on a 34-acre stretch of land. In addition to 380 metres of white sand beaches, the resort also features 50-metre infinity pools overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Along with exercise facilities and a 3,000 sqm spa, the resort offers event space to accommodate up to 1,000 people. The resort will feature four dining venues; guests can enjoy seafood at Al Pairo, tapas at Cascabel, freshly grilled steaks at Mako or cocktails and wine at La Cava.