The restored Palais Hansen Kempinski Hotel in Vienna opened for to guests for the first time, 140 years after it was built for a World Exhibition. It has 152 rooms/suites, 17 apartments, six meeting rooms and a ballroom.
The 454-room Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, which has 17 meeting rooms, updated its restaurant and lobby.
The 395-room/suite Yulin Petroleum Hotel opened with 26 meeting/conference rooms and a multifunction space that can hold up to 900 people.
The Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin opened with 539 rooms and a divisible ballroom that can hold up to 430 people.
The Park Inn by Radisson opened in San Jose with 115 rooms, 10 suites and meeting space for up to 250 people.
The 215-room Westin Velachery opened in Chennai with 12,600 square feet of meeting/function space, which includes two pillar-less ballrooms, 12 breakout rooms and a business center.
The 197-room/suite Vivanta by Taj opened in Gurgaon with more than 10,000 square feet of function space.
The Hilton Garden Inn Guragon Baani Square opened with 201 guest rooms, four meeting rooms and 18,000 square feet of conference/banquet facilities.
A 248-room/suite Waldorf Astoria opened in Panama City with more than 3,500 square feet of meeting space, a ballroom and a multi-event venue called Level 5.
A DoubleTree by Hilton opened in Surin Beach with 250-rooms/suites and four meeting rooms.
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Green Globe, a company that rates sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism in 83 countries, certified the Palace Downtown Dubai for the second consecutive time.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal opened with 619 rooms/villas on 57 acres. It has 14 meeting rooms and a divisible ballroom that can hold 900.
The 131-room Bethnal Green Travelodge opened above a comedy club in London.
The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort was awarded International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) designation for its 11,000-sq. ft. conference center.
A 43-room GuestHouse International Swiss Holiday Resort opened in Eureka Springs with indoor and outdoor event space that includes an 800-sq. ft. meeting room.
The boutique property Crescent Hotel Beverly Hills completed renovations to its 35 guest rooms.
The 97-room Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club in Carmel Valley reopened after a $28 million renovation.
A Starwood Aloft hotel opened in Cupertino, near Silicon Valley, with 123 rooms and 1,350 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina completed a $2 million soft-goods refresh to the 348 guest rooms in its Bay Tower.
Hotel Monaco in San Francisco completed renovations to its 201 guest rooms and public areas.
The 165-room Hilton Garden Inn opened in the Preston casino area with more than 2,700 square feet of flexible space.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation completed a 16-month, $85 million expansion that added 155 guest rooms, bringing the total number of rooms to 404.
The 305-room Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport completed a $6.5 million renovation.
The 87-room Inn on Fifth in Naples completed renovations to its public areas, part of a $16 million expansion that included adding 32 club-level suites and meeting space in a 40,000-sq. ft. building across the street.
Magnuson Hotels rebranded the former Best Western Countryside Inn in Adairsville as the Magnuson Hotel Countryside.
A 123-suite Home2Suites by Hilton has opened near the Augusta National Golf Course.
Eaglewood Resort & Spa completed a $1.2 million renovation of its conference center. The resort also has seven function rooms, a ballroom, an amphitheater and outdoor event space.
Hampton Inn Boston-Braintree completed renovations to its public areas, 103 guest rooms and Windsor meeting room (capacity: 18-40).
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center completed a multimillion-dollar renovation to its 375 rooms and 8,200-sq. ft. ballroom. The hotel has 22,000 square feet of meeting facilities.
The 182-room La Quinta Inns & Suites opened in Springfield.
The 98-room Centerstone Suites opened in Blaine, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.
The 463-room Conrad New York in Battery Park earned LEED Gold Certification for new construction.
A 147-room/suite Hilton Garden Inn opened in Stony Brook with four meeting rooms and 3,800 square feet of flexible event space.
The Dakota Grand Hotel & Conference Center in Williston opened with 147 guest rooms and 12,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space.
The Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia E-Penn’s Landing opened after $4 million in renovations to its 184 guest rooms, lobby and business center.
The 96-room Hyatt Place Austin Downtown opened near the Austin Convention Center.
The 162-suite Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City opened with 7,500 square feet of meeting space.
The Omni Newport News was rebranded as the Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center at Oyster Point. It has 15,000 square feet of meeting space that can hold groups up to 800.
The Westin Seattle completed a $35 million renovation with the opening of Relish Burger Bistro, the final part of a makeover that included its 891 guest rooms and its public areas, and added 13,500 square feet of meeting space.