This week saw two new properties open in New York, along with Doubletree's first venture into Southeast Asia and Westin's return to Mexico City.
New York, USA
The Chatwal New York opened as the first of Sant Singh Chatwal's self-branded chain, offering luxury rooms in a 1930s Deco design environment. The hotel offers a Kashwére spa, saltwater pool, restaurant and bar.
Hotel Indigo East End
New York, USA
The 100-room Hotel Indigo is situated a stone's throw from the Hamptons and the vineyards of Eastern Long Island and is set across 8 private acres (3.2 hectares) of land. It offers a restaurant serving cuisine made from locally grown produce and regional wines, as well as a fitness center, oversized beds and free wifi.
Westin Santa Fe
Mexico City, Mexico
The new Westin Santa Fe is situated in the mixed-use Park Plaza area, which boasts a selection of high-end retail shops. It offers views of the the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, along with a 24-hour gym, spa, bar and two restaurants.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
The 107-year-old hotel Taj Mahal Palace reopened this week 18 months after a deadly attack that left it with significant damage. New additions include the Ravi Shankar suite, while experts have restored the priceless chandeliers, antique chests and marble flooring that made the hotel so famous.
Doubletree Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 540-room, 34-storey Doubletree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur is the brand's first foray into Southeast Asia and rises to the skyline from the center of KL's golden triangle. Every room offers views of the city or Klang Valley, while guests can also enjoy five restaurants and bars (including a 350-seat signature restaurant), a gym and two pools.