Openings in Rotterdam; Sydney; Winchester, Va.; Pune, India; Belmont, Calif.; and Charlottesville, Va. >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Rotterdam – The Slaak Rotterdam, a Tribute Portfolio hotel, has opened minutes from the city center in a landmark building that formerly housed a newspaper. The 74-room property features mobile check-in and mobile key entry, private balconies in many of the rooms, two Press Rooms for meetings and a fitness studio.
Sydney – The Fullerton Hotel Sydney has opened in the heart of the Central Business District. Housed in the former General Post Office, the property marks the first international expansion of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts, which has two locations in Singapore. The 416-room hotel offers a restaurant and bar. Rooms feature Bluetooth speakers, Nespresso machines with pods and a pillow menu.
Winchester, Va. – Tru by Hilton Winchester has opened with 94 rooms near Stonewall Industrial Park. Rooms feature mobile desks and large bathrooms. Amenities include a breakfast bar; large lobby to work, play and eat; a 24/7 “Eat. & Sip.” Market; and a fitness center.
Pune, India – The Ritz-Carlton, Pune has opened, the second for the brand in the country. Situated in the heart of downtown, the hotel has 195 guestrooms and 35 suites, with several Club Level floors offering access to the Club Lounge on the 18th floor. There are five restaurants and bars, a 25,000 square foot wellness floor with a fitness studio and yoga deck and 35,000 square feet of event space.
Belmont, Calif. – The 96-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Belmont has opened near the downtown areas of San Mateo and Redwood City. It offers studio, one-and two-bedroom accommodations with full kitchens. Amenities include complimentary breakfast and evening social hours on weekdays, free WiFi and a grocery shopping service.
Charlottesville, Va. – The 103-room Staybridge Suites Charlottesville Airport has opened minutes from Charlottesville Albermarle Airport. Suites feature full kitchens. Amenities include free breakfast and WiFi, complimentary light meals and refreshments Monday through Wednesday, indoor pool and fitness center.