This week saw a new luxury property open in Dubai, as well as new hotels for several US cities and openings in Poland and China.

Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Center
Dubai, UAE

Ritz-Carlton opened a new luxury property in Dubai this week, adding 341 rooms to the city's luxury accommodation options. Guests can marvel at the ten storey waterfall and a wall created with fine wines, as well as enjoying food in one of four restaurants.

Staybridge Suites Houston Stafford - Sugar Land
Stafford, Texas, US

InterContinental enlisted the help of some of America's top design students for its latest property, with the 90 guest rooms decked out in fresh colors and eco-friendly additions such as recyclable carpets, quartz surfaces and a new dying process designed to reduce water pollution.

Best Western Premier Ivy Hotel Napa
Napa, California, US

Best Western's upscale chain opened up its first California property this week, offering 115 loft-style guest rooms, outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre, rain dome shower heads and free internet access.

Hilton Garden Inn Krakow
Krakow, Poland

Hilton's third hotel in Poland offers 154 rooms over six floors, a 24-hour pantry, a restaurant, lounge and bar and free internet access.

Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park
Jacksonville, FL, US

Aloft brings 137 loft-inspired rooms to the Jacksonville hotel scene, as well as a lounge, fitness centre, indoor pool and a 24-hour snack shop.

Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Shanghai, China

Another property for China's buzzing global city opens this weekend and brings 471 guest rooms and suites, stunning views of the Bund skyline and Huangpu River, a Shine Spa and one of the longest indoor pools in Shanghai.