Chicago – The dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown South and Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop has opened with a total of 342 rooms. The 30-story property incorporates the 146-room Hilton Garden Inn as well as the 196-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton, which offers studio and one-bedroom units, all with full kitchens. The hotel is in the South Loop neighborhood, home to extensive commercial development, and offers a shared 24-hour business center, fitness center and indoor pool. There is meeting space for up to 85 people, as well as a variety of dining options.
Rome – Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has opened in a renovated 11th-century palazzo in the heart of the city at the top of the Spanish Steps. The 104-room property has six food and beverage outlets, a spa, two meeting rooms, two banquet rooms and extensive outdoor meeting space. The hotel offers free WiFi.
Madrid – Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid has opened in the heart of the city; it encompasses two historic buildings. The 89-room property is billed as the first hotel in the history of Plaza Mayor and features an outdoor rooftop pool, spa, fitness center and restaurant.
Rapid City, S.D. – The dual-branded, 219-room Hilton Rapid City Rushmore and Tru by Hilton Rapid City Rushmore hotel has opened. The property offers two distinct breakfast areas but all rooms have mobile check-in, Digital Key, free WiFi and 55-inch flat-screen TV’s. The property also offers a shared 24-hour fitness center and indoor saltwater pool. The Hampton Inn provides free breakfast and On the Run breakfast bags while the Tru has a complimentary breakfast bar and 24/7 market with snacks and drinks.
Greenville, S.C. – Homewood Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown has opened with 151 suites, including studio and one-bedroom accommodations, all with full kitchens. Amenities include free breakfast and WiFi, laundry facilities and a grocery shopping service. There is a fitness center, outdoor pool and sports court and a large patio with a grill area.
Agra, India – The Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra has opened with 239 rooms. It offers multiple dining options, including a rooftop bar with views of the Taj Mahal. The property has 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor banquet space and a 14,000 square-foot pillarless hall that is one of the largest in India.