Austin – Moxy Austin-University has opened as the first location for the brand in Texas. Located directly alongside the University of Texas at Austin campus, the 162 rooms have platform beds, work surfaces and peg walls instead of closets. There is a 150-seat Bar Moxy, a 24-hour taco counter, free Wi-Fi and a fitness center.

Hildesheim, Germany – The Intercity Hotel Hildesheim has opened next to the city’s main railway station. The 150-room property offers a Bistro Lounge, a bar and three combinable conference rooms. All rooms offer free fast Wi-Fi, a safe and a refrigerator.

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia – The 368-room Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel and Residences has opened in the commercial heart of the city. The property is opening in phases, with the first including 120 guestrooms and 20 residences; there will be 54 residences in all. The remaining guestrooms and two restaurants are expected to open in February, and the third and final phase with the remaining residences in March. The hotel will offer 25,000 square feet of event space and a spa.