Aberdeen, Scotland – Residence Inn Aberdeen has opened, the first for the brand in the city. The 126-room property has studio and one-bedroom suites with full kitchens. Hotel features include 24-hour lobby, complimentary breakfast, restaurant, Grab ‘n Go market, shopping delivery service and free self-service laundry. There is also a 24/7 fitness center and regular Residence In Mix nights with drinks and snacks for socializing and networking.
Minneapolis – Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis-University Area opened on the University of Minnesota campus with 141 rooms and over 6,500 square feet of event and meeting space. The Amalgamate Kitchen is a full-service restaurant and bar open for three meals a day. The hotel offers a 24-hour market, heated pool, and whirlpool and fitness center.
Cincinnati – AC Hotel Cincinnati at the Banks has opened with 171 rooms and suites and three meeting spaces, including an 888-square-foot meeting room. Situated across from the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, the hotel has a rooftop bar, restaurant, fitness center and outdoor courtyard.
Sydney – Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbor has opened opposite the International Convention Center. All of the 590 rooms have views of Darling Harbor and the city. The property also offers a Club Sofitel with extra amenities and services; three bars; the Atelier by Sofitel restaurant; and nine meeting spaces, including the 450-person Magnifique ballroom.
Bethlehem, PA – Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown Bethlehem Center Valley has opened with 114 suites a short distance from Stabler Corporate Center. The hotel offers studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodations, all with full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Features include complimentary breakfast, evening social during the week, free WiFi, fitness center, indoor pool and over 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
New York – Cachet Boutique NYC, the US flagship property of the Asia-Pacific hotel management company Cachet Hospitality Group, has opened with 105 rooms in the Midtown West neighborhood of Manhattan. The hotel has a restaurant with another scheduled to open in 2018. Also coming in 2018 will be the Playboy Club NYC.
Dubai – Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai has opened with 298 rooms, including 65 suites. The property features multiple restaurants, including Morimoto Dubai from celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto. A spa will open in December. The hotel also offers Evenings at Renaissance where guests can connect, socialize and participate in programming.