Openings in Toronto; Shanghai; Miami; Orlando; Tulsa; Dubai; and Brentwood, Tenn. >>
Toronto – The dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Brampton West and Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto has opened, offering a conference center with 3,500 square feet of meeting space that connects the hotels. Each room features oversized windows, a desk and ergonomic desk chair, 50-inch HDTV with premium channels and an alarm clock with USB charging points. Guests of the Hilton Garden Inn have a variety of on-site dining options, as well as The Shop, a 24-hour grab-and-go retail space. Home2 Suites offers a combination of studio and one-bedroom accommodations, fully accessorized kitchens, complimentary breakfast, Spin2 Cycle combined laundry and fitness area and Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items.
Shanghai – The 191-room Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Hotel has opened, the first international hotel in the central area of Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Pudong and less than 20 miles from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Rooms feature digital room keys, walk-in showers, fast and free WiFi and 43-inch LCD TV’s. The property has several dining outlets including a restaurant, bar and 24/7 grab-and-go market. There are also several meeting rooms with 9,580 square feet of space.
Miami – Mr. C Coconut Grove, the first for the brand in Florida, has opened with 100 rooms and suites. Features include the Bellini Restaurant and Bar on the top floor, a top-floor ballroom with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and ground-floor meeting space for up to 750. There is also a rooftop pool, fitness center and lobby lounge.
Orlando – WoodSpring Suites Orlando International Drive has opened near the Orange County Convention Center. The 138-room property offers three suite layouts, each equipped with an in-room kitchen featuring a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher and stove. There is an expanded lobby with a coffee station, free WiFi, fitness center and guest laundry room.
Tulsa – Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened with 96 rooms in the heart of the city’s Deco District. Occupying an Art Deco building constructed in 1927, the hotel has a restaurant, a coffee and cocktail area, fitness center and 7,800 square feet of meeting space.
Dubai – Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District has opened in Old Dubai. The 202-room property offers free Wifi, a café, a 24/7 market and a “coffee to beverages” bar. There is 3,230 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour gym and a rooftop pool.
Brentwood, Tenn. – The SpringHill Suites Nashville Brentwood has opened 14 miles from Nashville International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Nashville. Amenities include free breakfast and WiFi, a 24/7 market, guest laundry, lobby bar, indoor pool, fitness center and 3,252 square feet of meeting space.