Business Traveller rounds up new and recently opened hotels from brands including Hilton, Hyatt and Anantara.
Hotel Herman K, Copenhagen
Brochner Hotels has opened its newest Copenhagen location in a former electrical transformer station in the city centre. The structure’s façade features dark bronze slats with large glass doors, a design that makes it stand out among the surrounding buildings.
There are 27 rooms and 4 suites, including a penthouse with a private roof terrace. Guests are invited to attend the daily Wine Hour at the hotel bar or head to the hotel’s restaurant, Roxie, to get a taste of Nordic cuisine in a cosy setting. From £392.
The Bernic Hotel NYC, Tapestry Collection
The upscale brand from Hilton offering a luxurious place to sleep has made its debut in the city that never does. The hotel’s location, five blocks from Grand Central Station and also from the Chrysler Building, puts guests in a prime spot to explore the Turtle Bay neighbourhood in Midtown East.
There are 96 rooms, all featuring underfloor bathroom heating, walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling windows. Three in every four rooms also have balconies. The Allora restaurant features an Italian-American-inspired menu with everything from pasta and seafood to a grilled branzino (a type of sea bass) dubbed the “Godfather” (perhaps because it sleeps with the fishes). From £223.
Hyatt Regency Zhenjiang
Situated atop the sky-high Suning Plaza Tower (338m tall) in the Da Shi Kou central business district, the newest Hyatt Regency hopes to give guests a taste of Zhenjiang’s history, culture and cuisine. The city sits at the intersection of the Yangtze River and Grand Canal, about a three-hour drive inland from Shanghai.
The hotel occupies the 57th through 76th floors of the tower, and has 298 rooms and 20 suites. The main restaurant, Xiang Yue, serves authentic Hangzhou and Jiangsu dishes, while the Market Café offers simple dishes from the East and West, while the Pastry Shop makes gourmet cakes and breads. Nearly 1,530 sqm of event space, which includes an 880 sqm ballroom, is available. From £60.
Radisson Blu Prague
An existing hotel in Charles Square is getting a full renovation and rebranding, and the resulting 160-room Radisson Blu is set to open in 2019. The hotel’s location, 1.8km south of the Old Town and a mere 300m west of New Town, places guests within walking distance of some of Prague’s best sights.
Dining options at the hotel include a lobby bar and lounge, an all-day restaurant and a terrace bar overlooking the city. A fitness centre and spa will also be available.
Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku
Kimpton Hotels and Resorts, the boutique subsidiary of IHG, is planning its newest Asian site set to open in 2020, just in time for the Summer Olympics. The hotel will be in the Shinjuku ward, the thriving business and entertainment centre housing some of the tallest skyscrapers in Japan.
There will be 162 rooms, a fitness centre, a chapel and three event spaces able to accommodate up to 300 people. Three restaurants will serve guests Japanese-style meals.
Anantara Jinsha Chengdu, China
The luxury resort brand will launch its first property in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, southwestern China. It will be part of the Essence Chengdu, a mixed-use development spread over a 200-hectare site that, when completed, will have serviced apartments, town houses, residential villas and the 150-room hotel.
The development, which is located a 30-minute drive away from the city centre, will also feature a 47-hectare wetland park. An all-day dining restaurant, specialty restaurant, and a bar and tea lounge will be available to hotel guests. Chengdu is the fifth-most populous urban area in China and is known globally as a research hub for China’s beloved giant pandas.