This week saw the opening of two high-profile luxury properties in London, along with the official inauguration of Chicago's first JW Marriott and the first hotel on Morocco's new Mogador development.

Sonesta Bogota
Bogata, Colombia

This 126-room property is located in the center of Bogota's shopping and cultural districts, offering 126 guest rooms, a "living wall" in the lobby, a restaurant, lounge bar and fitness center.

JW Marriott Chicago
Chicago, IL, US

JW Marriott's latest property brings another top-end hotel to the Windy City and held its official opening this week with a glittering celebration. The hotel offers 610 guestrooms, a 1,850 square meter spa, two restaurants and a fitness center.

Hotel Sierra San Jose
San Jose, CA, US

This sleek new property features 164 rooms decked out with all the mod-cons you'd expect from a Silicon Valley hotel such as iPod docking stations, flatscreen TVs with expanded cable and an interactive business lounge. There's also an open-air bar and restaurant and two fitness centers.

London Syon Park
London, UK

Set in 80 hectares of private parkland, London's latest luxury property includes a top-end spa, 137 rooms, several restaurants and a rooftop lounge which offers excellent views of the surrounding nature park.

St Pancras Renaissance
London, UK

One of the most eagerly-awaited openings in London, Marriott's latest hotel offers 245 bedrooms inside London's international Eurostar terminal, a magnificent building with many of the original features maintained. The hotel includes a new restaurant by celebrity chef Marcus Wareing and an all-British bar, the Booking Office.

Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf and Spa
Essaouira, Morocco

Part of the new Mogador eco-resort, the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador offers 147 luxury rooms in natural surroundings, alongside a huge golf course, several restaurants and bars and a 1,300 square meter bar.