This week saw a new hotel opening overlooking Ground Zero in New York, along with a revamped property in Amsterdam and luxury resorts in the United Kingdom and Tasmania.
World Center Hotel
New York, USA
The World Center Hotel is located on the southern edge of the World Trade Centre rectangle and offers views of the new One World Trade Center. The hotel offers 163 guest rooms, a private restaurant and club on the 20th floor, instant check-in, free wifi and a host of "green" innovations such as eco-friendly showerheads and room occupancy sensors.
Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia
The luxury Saffire resort features 20 suites, with views of Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards Mountains. Locally produced food is showcased in its "Palate" restaurant bar, and the resort also offers a spa and gym.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam's largest hotel reopened Thursday following an extensive renovation of its 600 rooms. The property also features two brand new restaurants and bicycle rental services for guests.
Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Situated on more than 450 acres of rolling Surrey countryside, the luxury Lingfield Park Marriott is a must for horse-racing fans and nature lovers. Many of the 116 guestrooms overlook the racecourse, and guests have use of an onsite spa, 18-hole golf course and restaurant.
Candlewood Suites San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, USA
The new Candlewood Suites San Antonio is a useful addition for tourists to the region, situated in between SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The hotel offers an outdoor pool, a pet-walking trail, a gazebo with a barbecue grill, free wifi and a video lending library.