Openings in Chicago; Santa Clara, Calif.; Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal; Dubai; Norcross, Ga., and Milan >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Chicago – The 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop has opened. It offers a fitness center, restaurant and bar, free WiFi and meeting rooms.
Santa Clara, Calif. – The 263-room Delta Hotels Santa Clara Silicon Valley has opened close to the Santa Clara Convention Center and many high-tech companies; it is three miles from Mineta San Jose International Airport. The property offers a heated pool, 24-hour fitness center, restaurant and bar, coffee shop, Delta Pantry for beverages and snacks, and more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal – The 194-room Hilton Porto Gaia has opened in a former port warehouse. The first Hilton-branded property in northern Portugal, it offers two bars and a restaurant, a large fitness canter and 23,680 square feet of meeting space.
Dubai – Staybridge Suites Dubai Financial Center has opened with 360 suites opposite the Dubai International Financial Center and a few steps from the metro station. Each of the 360 rooms – including studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites – comes equipped with a fully equipped kitchen, smart TV and washer/dryer. Amenities include free breakfast, a 24/7 convenience store, three-times-a-week social with complimentary snacks and drinks, a 75-foot pool and a gym.
Norcross, Ga. – Crowne Plaza Atlanta NE – Norcross has opened just northeast of Atlanta. It features a fitness center, men’s and women’s steam rooms and sauna, outdoor pool, a Marketplace for takeout food, a restaurant and 9,400 square feet of meeting space. There is also a Plaza Workspace co-working area.
Milan – Voco Milan-Fiere has opened with 280 rooms; it is the first for the Voco brand in Italy. Located close to Linate and Malpensa airports and with easy access to business hubs, the property offers a variety of meeting spaces, including an onsite Congress Center for up to 630 people. Amenities include two restaurants/bars, fitness room and wellness area with an indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath.