Weekly hotel openings: Milan, London and Bali
Friday 11 March 2011
This week the inauguration of a stylish new property at Milan's Malpensa Airport, along with a set of luxury villas in Bali, Indonesia and the final completion of the Royal Hawaiian's $70m refurbishment.
Sheraton Milan Malpensa
Only 30 minutes from downtown Milan, the new Sheraton at Malpensa offers stunning views of the Italian alps and is set to make an overnight connection a little more enjoyable. Facilities include a Shine Spa, two restaurants/wine bars and a gym.
Doubletree London West End
London, United Kingdom
This 214-room property is situated in the center of Britain's capital next to popular attractions such as the British Museum, Covent Garden and Oxford St. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar and fitness center.
Created by Australian boutique chain 8Hotels and designed by Bali-based architect Maria Paiva, these villas add another luxury option to the popular Indonesian destination. Each villa offers outdoor rock showers, freestanding bathtubs and a fully equipped kitchen.
The Royal Hawaiian
Waikiki, HI, USA
This Luxury Collection property has now emerged from a $70m renovation, designed to bring the 528-room "Pink Palace of the Pacific" up to date. The renovation is now complete with the revamped Royal Beach Tower rooms, featuring original artwork from local artists, as well as the world-famous Mai Tai Bar and the Abhasa spa, one of the top spas in the US.
Westin Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Occupying part of a 26-storey tower in the heart of Phoenix, the 242-room Westin adds a new luxury property just one block from the huge Civic Plaza entertainment center. Guests can dine at a restaurant from acclaimed Chicago chef Randy Zeiban, enjoy a range of organic wines and get some exercise in the pool and gym area.
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