This week saw the opening of the five-star Meydan Hotel in Dubai, the world's first trackside hotel. The opening coincided with Super Thursday, one of the biggest dates on the Dubai horseracing calendar.

Meydan Hotel
Dubai, UAE
The 285-room Meydan opened to guests for the first time on Dubai's horseracing "Super Thursday," March 4. With rooms overlooking the track, the hotel is likely to be a hit for racing fanatics, with seven restaurants and bars and a rooftop pool. It is billed as the world's first trackside hotel.

Fairmont Pacific Rim
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Fairmont Pacific Rim was full for the Olympic Games ahead of its official opening this week. The 377-room property looks out over the north Shore Mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour and features rooms with "TV mirrors," Nespresso coffee machines and spa-like bathrooms.

Hampshire Hotel Delft
Delft, the Netherlands
This 92-room Hampshire is decorated "with a hint of music" and features a waterside terrace. The hotel is a stone's throw from historical Delft, home of the famous Delft Blue pottery.

Crowne Plaza Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
InterContinental continues its expansion into Africa with the opening of the Crowne Plaza Nairobi, its second property in Kenya. In the heart of Nairobi's political district, the 163-room and five-storey hotel features two bars and two restaurants. Local media reported that the hotel opened on March 2.