One of Stalin's "Seven Sisters" reopened this week as a luxury hotel in Moscow, along with new properties in the US, Dubai, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Radisson Royal Moscow
Rising 206 meters into the sky from the banks of the Moskva river, the new Radisson Royal Moscow has reopened after an extensive renovation of its 506 rooms and further 36 suites and apartments. It offers six restaurants and bars, a floating yacht restaurant and 1,200 original pieces of art.
Le Meridien Philadelphia
Philidelphia, PA, US
Paris-born Le Meridien continued its push into North America this week. The 202-room Le Meridien Philadelphia, described as an "integrated contemporary lifestyle experience", is situated in the centre of downtown Philadelphia close to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city's "Champs-Elysees".
Emirates Grand Hotel
The luxury Emirates Grand Hotel offers guests 93 deluxe rooms, 66 one bedroom suites, 127 premier one bed room suites and 123 two bedroom suites. The property also has a tennis court, wellness center, swimming pool, jacuzzi and spa.
Southampton, United Kingdom
The luxury 90-bedroom Dolphin, which once played host to Jane Austin's 18th birthday party and was a favorite of Orson Welles, is situated in the heart of Britain's cruise capital. Special packages are available for those departing Southampton, which hosts cruise ships from most of the world's major lines.
All Seasons Catania Acireale
Acireale, Sicily, Italy
Growing budget European hotel chain All Seasons launched its first hotel in Italy this week, adding to its current presence in Europe. The 66 room property comprises two properties, a hotel and ‘outbuilding' on the edge of the La Timpa nature reserve.