New York – The 94-room Comfort Inn Long Island City has opened in this neighborhood a short subway ride from Manhattan that is home to several major corporations, including JetBlue Airways. The hotel offers free breakfast and WiFi, and a fitness center.
Osnabruck, Germany – Holiday Inn Osnabruck has opened in the center of the city, the 30th for the brand in the country. The 158-room property has three event spaces, the brand’s Open Lobby and a spa. It is located next to the main rail station, and the airport is a little over 20 miles away.
Shanghai – Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao has opened with 439 rooms a half mile from the National Exhibition and Convention Center and two miles from Hongqiao International Airport. An Executive Lounge offers private check-in and checkout, meeting rooms, a business center and all-day refreshments. The hotel has seven separate event spaces, as well as outdoor function space at the pool terrace or palm garden. A recreation center features a fitness center, spa and 76-foot pool. There are several restaurants and lounges.
Riga, Latvia – Radisson Hotel Old Town Riga has opened, the first Radisson in the Baltic region. The 60-room property is in a historic building and has a restaurant, meeting space, free WiFi and LCD flat-screen TV’s in the rooms. The restaurant serves classic Latvian dishes.
Lyon, France – InterContinental Lyon-Hotel Dieu has opened with 144 rooms after an extensive renovation of the iconic former hospital (Hotel Dieu). The property has several restaurants and bars, 16,146 square feet of meeting space in 12 rooms (all with natural daylight), a spa and 24-hour gym.