This week saw a raft of four-star openings, including new business hotels in the US and the latest outpost of the trendy Design Hotels empire in Stockholm, Sweden.
Offering contemporary luxury in the heart of Stockholm, the 201-room Hotel Nobis has been designed by renowned Swedish firm Claesson Koivisto Run. At the center of the property is a cathedral-like lounge, surrounded by eating and drinking options such as the Gold Bar and the Caina Italian restaurant.
Berlin's hotel boom continues this week with the opening of the new TRYP by Wyndham, in the city's trendy Mitte district. The hotel features a lobby bar, fitness centre with sauna and an on-site restaurant.
Crowne Plaza Fort Worth South
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Boasting 247 rooms, the Crowne Plaza Fort Worth South has been totally renovated and now offers a heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness centre, two restaurants and free wifi throughout the property.
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Only minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, the new Hyatt Plae offers 178 guestrooms equipped with 42-inch HDTVs and sleeper sofas. Guests can relax in the hotel's fitness centre, dine in the 24/7 restaurant or grab a snack in the bakery cafe.
Four Points by Sheraton, Sukhumvit 15
Thailand's first Four Points by Sheraton property offers 268 rooms, although guests may want to spend more of their time at the rooftop cocktail bar Ambar, which offers superb views of the city. There is also the BeerVault, which sells local and international brews, and an all-day restaurant.