Openings in Winnipeg; Maple Grove, Minn.; Dubai; Moline, Ill.; Memphis; and Doha, Qatar >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Winnipeg – Best Western Premier Winnipeg East has opened with 77 rooms and 64 suites. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness and business centers and three meeting rooms ranging from 300 to 1,000 square feet. Rooms feature large, flat-screen TV’s, microwaves and refrigerators.
Maple Grove, Minn. – The dual-branded Residence Inn by Marriott and SpringHill Suites Minneapolis Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes has opened with 96 and 84 suites, respectively. The hotels share a heated indoor pool, fitness center and 558 square feet of meeting space. The Residence Inn offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, each with a full kitchen; complimentary breakfast and WiFi; grocery delivery service; 24-hour market; and onsite laundry room. The SpringHill Suites offers larger-than-typical rooms with West Elm sofas that can be converted to daybeds or trundle beds and a West Elm swivel chair.
Dubai – Hyatt Place Dubai Jumeirah has opened with 204 rooms a short distance from Dubai International Airport. Amenities include free WiFi, a restaurant and bar, breakfast buffet complimentary for World of Hyatt members, The Market for 24/7 grab and go items, event spaces for small-scale meetings, a fitness center and a pool.
Moline, Ill. – The Axis Hotel, Moline, Tapestry Collection by Hilton has opened with 104 rooms in a landmark building constructed in 1929. The property has a restaurant and bar, and a ballroom. There is free parking onsite. Rooms offer views of the Mississippi River.
Memphis –The Central Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened with 123 rooms in what was a 105-year-old transportation hub. Amenities include a restaurant, bar and 8,000 square feet of event space. Rooms feature free WiFi, 49-inch HDTV’s, easy access USB outlets, and Keurig coffee makers. There is also a fitness center.
Doha, Qatar – The 120-room Four Points by Sheraton has opened, 20 minutes from Hamad International Airport and a short drive from the city center. Rooms offer free WiFi, LCD TV and minibar. Amenities include a fitness center, spa, Turkish bath and pool. There are also four dining venues and meeting space in four event rooms.