Hotel openings - October 2023

30 Oct 2023 by Mark Caswell
Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe (image from https://stories.hilton.com/)

Business Traveller tries to report on as many of the new hotel openings worldwide as we can, but it’s not always possible to dedicate a whole news story to each and every one.

So here we round-up some of the new properties which have been unveiled this month. We’ll aim to keep this updated throughout the month, and then start a new feature for November, and so on.

Previous round-ups can be seen through the links below:

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Rosewood Munich

Rosewood Munich (image supplied by Purple PR)

Housed within two buildings which formerly served as the headquarters of the State Bank of Bavaria and the aristocratic residence Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, this 132-room hotel features Cuvilliés restaurant, and a 1,300 sqm Asaya Spa.


Tivoli La Caleta Tenerife Resort

Tivoli La Caleta Tenerife Resort (image from https://media.minorhotels.com/)

This former Sheraton hotel has been renovated and reflagged under Minor Hotels’ Tivoli brand, with features including 284 rooms, three outdoor swimming pools, padel courts, spa facilities and three F&B venues including Yazuka sushi restaurant.


Room2 Belfast

room2 Belfast Reception (image supplied by Grifco PR)

The fourth property by Eco hotel brand room2 – and the first outside of England – features 175 rooms across nine floors as well as a café,  tea room, four meeting and event spaces, a fitness centre, bar, restaurant and laundry room.


Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe

Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe (image from https://stories.hilton.com/)

This renovated all-inclusive resort hotel features 540 rooms and suites, as well as adult-only and family-friendly pools, and eight F&B venues including FLAMA STK steakhouse and Mexican restaurant Maxal.


AlmaLusa Alfama

AlmaLusa Alfama (image supplied by Mason Rose)

The third property by Portuguese group AlmaLusa Hotels is housed within a restored 12th century building in Lisbon’s Alfama district, and features 25 rooms, as well as Delfina Cafe.


Wyndham Grand Barbados, Sam Lord’s Castle Resort & Spa

Wyndham Grand Barbados, Sam Lord’s Castle Resort & Spa (image from https://corporate.wyndhamhotels.com/news-releases)

Situated on the former site of Sam Lord’s Castle on the southeastern side of the island of Barbados, this new-build all-inclusive property features 422 rooms, lagoon-style swimming pools, and F&B options including steak and seafood bar Castle View.


Spark by Hilton Mystic Groton

Spark by Hilton Mystic Groton (image from https://stories.hilton.com/)

The first property under Hilton’s new Spark “premium economy” brand is located in Mystic, Connecticut, and features 120 rooms, a seasonal outdoor pool and a 24-hour retail market.


Kimpton Grand Roatan Resort & Spa

Kimpton Grand Roatán Resort & Spa (image from https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media)

Situated on the West Bay Beach of Roatan Island in Honduras, this 119-room property features four restaurants and bars, and Kao Kamasa Spa with a glass-bottomed infinity pool looking down into the petrified coral reef of the Iron Shore.


Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club

Secrets Tulum Resort and Beach Club (image from https://newsroom.hyatt.com/)

This 300-suite and private villa adults-only resort features several outdoor pools, spa facilities, and a total of ten dining options including Barefoot Grill, Half Time Sports Bar, and Coco Cafe.


Novotel Kinshasa La Gombe

Novotel Kinshasa La Gombe (image from https://press.accor.com/)

Accor’s first Novotel property in the Democratic Republic of Congo features the brand’s new Metro design, with facilities including 115 rooms, a swimming pool and rooftop bar and restaurant KauKau.


Vienna House Easy by Wyndham Berlin Potsdamer Platz

Vienna House Easy by Wyndham Berlin Potsdamer Platz (Image supplied by Grifco PR)

The 161-room new-build property features a street art design motif created by local graffiti artists, with facilities including a fitness centre, BoBo Berlin restaurant and a bakery.


DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi

DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi (image from https://stories.hilton.com/)

This 144-room hotel is located around 25 minutes from Varanasi city centre, and features 144 rooms, an outdoor pool, all-day-dining restaurant and bar, and 20,000 square feet of events space.


The Residence Douz

The Residence Douz (image supplied by Fox Communications)

Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts’ first desert resort is located in southern Tunisia, and features 50 villas, a pool, two restaurants and a Spa by Clarins, all set within 14 hectares of rolling dunes.


ibis Styles Goa Vagator

ibis Styles Goa Vagator (image from https://press.accor.com/)

Located close to Goa’s Manohar International airport (MOPA), this 142-room hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and an amphitheatre.


Kimpton Hotel Theta

Kimpton Hotel Theta (image from https://www.ihgplc.com/en/news-and-media/news-releases)

Formerly home to the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square 8th Avenue, this 364-room New York hotel has reopened following a redesign, with features including lobby coffee shop Cafe Otto, and the rooftop Bar Sprezzatura (opening in 2024).


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