Openings in Dubai; Johannesburg; Bogota; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Taichung, Taiwan >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Dubai – Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk has opened with 595 rooms, suites and serviced residences. The property has five food and beverage venues, a pool and lounge, a spa and 24,756 square feet of meeting space.
Johannesburg – The 248-room Radisson Hotel & Convention Center has opened a 10-minute drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The hotel offers free high-speed Wi-Fi and multiple on-site dining options including a 24-hour Deli Café. Meeting space is available for up to 1,260 guests in the main hall as well as in six breakaway rooms and smaller conference venues. There is a fitness center, two outdoor heated pools and a spa.
Bogota – Four Seasons Hotel Medina Bogota has opened in the city’s financial district. It offers two restaurants, a 24/7 fitness center, 24-hour room service, airport pickup and 559 square feet of meeting space. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Park Inn by Radisson Riyadh has opened with 192 rooms and suites. There are several dining options, free high-speed Wi-Fi and four spacious meeting rooms. There is an outdoor pool and fitness center.
Taichung, Taiwan – The Moxy Taichung has opened, the first for the brand in the country. It is 15 miles from the Taichung International Airport and within easy reach of the High Speed Rail Taichung Station. Each of the 262 rooms offers a 55-inch flat-screen TV, fast and free Wi-Fi and a high-quality sound system. Amenities include a rooftop bar, a second bar, a fitness center and a “tech-enabled” meeting room.