This week saw Aloft open its first property in India, followed by another in quick succession. New hotels from major brands also opened their doors in Russia, Germany and the US.
Aloft's first opening in India is seen as a landmark achievement for the urban-inspired brand. Its new Chennai property features 130 loft-like rooms with nine-foot ceilings, oversized windows and walk-in showers and a pool.
Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield
Aloft's second Indian hotel opened just days after the first in Bangalore. Offering 170 rooms and a large restaurant, it's situated in a major IT cluster of the city.
Courtyard by Marriott Bremen
The 155-room Courtyard by Marriott Bremen is situated only steps from the city's stunning Burgerpark and has been built in the renovated walls of a 1913 railway building. It offers a bar, restaurant, fitness centre and 24-hour market.
Park Inn Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod, Russia
The 225-room Park Inn Veliky Novgorod was formerly the Beresta Palace Hotel and is a landmark hotel in Russia's "Great New City" Veliky Novgorod, a major national and growing international tourism destination. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, wellness area, swimming pool, saunas and a gym.
Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Marriott says that its new hotel represents the latest design and innovations of the brand, such as menus split into delivery times (5, 10, 20 minutes), docking stations in rooms and free wifi. The hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center overlooking the SkyTrain and an indoor swimming pool.