Weekly hotel openings: Canada, China, Russia, Taiwan, the UK

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
Toronto, Canada

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."
http://www.ritz-carlton.com

Kerry Hotel Pudong
Shanghai, China

Shangri-La's new five-star brand offers a design-led food and beverage concept, 567 luxury rooms and Shanghai's largest hotel gym.
http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/shanghai/kerryhotelpudong

Courtyard Kazan
Kazan, Russia

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.
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/kzncy-courtyard-kazan/

W Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan

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.
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3573

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.
http://www.wlondon.co.uk

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