Weekly hotel openings: Canada, China, Russia, Taiwan, the UK
Friday 18 February 2011
It's been a busy week for hotel openings, with new landmark properties popping up all over the world. Valentine's Day proved truly auspicious for W Hotels, which opened simultaneous properties in London and Taipei.
Ritz Carlton Toronto
Ritz Carlton re-entered Canada in style this week with the opening of its 53-storey, 267-room property, which promises a minimum room size of 42 square meters and features a Tom Brodi restaurant and a 2,130 square meter 'Urban Sanctuary."
Kerry Hotel Pudong
Shangri-La's new five-star brand offers a design-led food and beverage concept, 567 luxury rooms and Shanghai's largest hotel gym.
Situated close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Kazan Kremlin, the new Courtyard Kazan offers 150 rooms, a bar, cafe, 24-hour market, Mediterranean restaurant and flat-screen televisions in every room.
Offering views of the iconic 101 Tower, the W Taipei was somewhat overshadowed by the W London's glitzy opening, although it's no less impressive. The 405-room property offers a pool sky deck, several restaurants and bars and Bose sound systems in all rooms.
W Hotel London
London, United Kingdom
Starwood's design-led brand brought a fun side to Leicester Square at its opening this week, as well as adding 192 rooms. The building, covered in translucent color-changing glass, also holds a gym, 3D cinema, spa, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant.
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