This weekend has seen Marriott opening two new hotels in Sweden, its first properties in the country. Hilton moved into the Polish town of Gdansk and the luxury St Regis chain opened its new property on the idyllic French Polynesian islands.
The 150-room Hilton Gdansk has been constructed using native limestone and traditional Polish bricks to ensure it matches its surroundings. Guests can enjoy a rooftop "urban beach," the highest rooftop bar in Gdansk, along with several bars, a restaurant and fitness center.
Mercure Madrid Santo Domingo
Accor has commissioned young Spanish artists to design some of the 80 rooms at the new Mercure Madrid Santo Domingo, which offers themed rooms and an original porcelain and gold leaf vaulted lobby. The hotel will also host temporary exhibitions of classical works of art that belong to the hotel's owner.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, USA
The new Fairfield Inn & Suites opens just in time for the Notre Dame football season, offering 119 guestrooms with flat-screen televisions, free high-speed internet, mini-refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel is located off the Notre Dame university campus.
Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen
Marriott opened two hotels in Sweden this week, its first two in the country. The 278-room Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen features a restaurant designed to represent a "virtual forest," which serves sparkling wine made of local birch sap.
Renaissance Malmo Hotel
The 128-room Renaissance Malmo is part of a building that dates back to the early 1800s and has been designed by renowned designer Henry Chebaane. The hotel offers a Swedish/Spanish restaurant and is situated in the Lilla Torg (Small Square), in the heart of Malmo.
St Regis Bora Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
This luxury resort features several pools and its own private lagoon (complete with stingrays), along with stunning guest rooms, some of which are over the water. The resort's spa is on its own private island and the complex also offers four restaurants.