Openings in Pecos, Texas; Doha, Qatar; Johannesburg; Vancouver, Wash.; Puebla, Mexico; and Brookhaven, N.Y. >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Pecos, Texas – The WoodSpring Suites Pecos has opened with 119 rooms just north of Interstate 20. The property offers three suite layouts, an expanded lobby with a coffee station, free WiFi and guest parking, 24-hour fitness center and guest laundry room.
Doha, Qatar – Park Hyatt Doha has opened in the city’s new commercial and residential downtown district, Msheireb. It is less than 10 miles from Hamada International Airport and close to a light rail stop that runs through the development. All of the 187 rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury window seats and marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, rain showers and double vanity sinks. There are several restaurants, extensive meeting space, a spa and fitness center.
Johannesburg – Holiday Inn Johannesburg Sunnyside Park Hotel has opened in a historic building dating to 1895. Located a 25-minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport, it features a fitness center, outdoor pool and business center. The 152-room property has a restaurant, a British-style pub, a ballroom for up to 240 people and multiple small meeting spaces.
Vancouver, Wash. – The 87-suite Residence Inn Portland Vancouver has opened six miles from Portland International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Portland. The property offers studio and one-bedroom suites, each with a full kitchen. Amenities include free breakfast and WiFi, a food and beverage market, onsite laundry room and weeknight social gathering. There is an indoor pool, fitness center and meeting room.
Puebla, Mexico – MM Grand Hotel Puebla, Tapestry Collection by Hilton has opened, the brand’s first in Latin America. The 93-room property, a half hour from Hermanos Serdan International Airport, has a Mexican restaurant and a bar. Rooms feature 42-inch HDTV’s and workstations. There is 4,000 square feet of meeting space.
Brookhaven, N.Y. – Home2 Suites by Hilton Long Island Brookhaven has opened with 146 suites. Amenities include Spin2 Cycle, a combined laundry and fitness area; Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items; and complimentary breakfast. There is an indoor pool and outdoor grill area.