Weekly hotel openings roundup - China, Czech Republic, France and US

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This week has seen new properties open up in China, the Czech Republic, France and the United States.

Château de Méry
Mery sur Oise, France
This week saw the opening of a new hotel in the grounds of the Château de Méry castle. Situated some 35 km outside Paris, the sprawling 27-hectare estate is already home to a restaurant, and the addition of the hotel will provide 70 rooms in a contemporary design.

Sheraton Brooklyn
New York City, USA
The 321-room hotel covers 25 storeys in Brooklyn, an area becoming a key destination for visitors to the Big Apple. The hotel's rooftop lounge will offer dramatic views across the city when it opens later this year, while every room features a 42" LCD flat panel television and MP3 Home Docking station.

NH Praha Radlicka
Prague, Czech Republic
NH Hotels expanded into the Czech Republic for the first time this week, opening the four-star, 134-room NH Praha Radlicka. NH says that the hotel is contemporary, environmentally-friendly and situated in the central district of Smichov, among Prague's top destinations for shopping, dining and nightlife.

Hotel Veritas
Cambridge, MA, USA
The 30-room Hotel Veritas is an independent hotel located in Harvard Square offering "intimate service in a hip Cantabrigian setting." The décor mixes contemporary with traditional, with the "Simple Truth" lounge offering a white Belgium limestone fireplace, 13-foot-high windows, and a French limestone floor quarried in the 19th century.

Park Inn Dallas Fort Worth South
Fort Worth, TX, USA
The midrange Park Inn continues its push into North America this week, opening its 14th property. The 200-room Park Inn Dallas Fort Worth South features an indoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi access and all-day dining at the Atrium Café.

Samantha Resort and Spa
Zhangjiajie, China
Surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wulingyuan, the Samantha Resort and Spa is spread over 11.6 hectares and offers 120 rooms and 44 private freestanding villas. The complex will offer eight restaurants (several are scheduled to open later this year), the Les Bains Spa, an outdoor pool and tennis courts.