New Hotels: Melbourne, Bali, Chicago

Taylor Lorenz 31 July 2017 NEWS


A weekly round-up of new hotel openings around the world.

We take a look at hotels that have just opened, hotels that are in the works and major hotel changes across the globe


Just opened: Pan Pacific Melbourne, Melbourne

The Hilton Melbourne South Wharf in the Docklands has been rebranded and reopened under a new name, Pan Pacific Melbourne.

This is the second Pacific brand hotel to open in Australia after Perth with more slated to be launched in the future.

The 396 modern rooms showcase Melbourne’s beauty of the city skyline, Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay.


Just opened: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, Bali

Hotel Indigo opened its newest property in Bali along Mesari Beach this week. It features 270 rooms with interiors that reflect the local area and its lifestyle. This includes spacious living areas, traditional weaving textiles and daybeds in each room.

On-site is a spa with ten treatment rooms and seven options for dining.


Just opened: Hotel EMC2, Chicago

Hotel EMC2 is the latest addition to the Autograph Collection Hotels that aim to provide experiences that are “Exactly Like Nothing Else”.

The hotel features 195 rooms with a typographic design.

There are two restaurants on-site and a large meeting area with contemporary design.

  • Opened: 25 July 2017
  • Rooms start from: USD$249 (AUD$313), queen guest room
  • Book: Hotel EMC2


Just opened: Omni Frisco Hotel, Frisco

Located at The Star in Frisco, which is the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, Omni Frisco is the official hotel of the Cowboys.

While the rooms are on par with the brand’s known luxury, distinct features of the Dallas Cowboys legacy can be found in the detailing. This includes football-stitching on the pillows and stars scattered throughout rooms.

300 luxurious rooms accompany the rooftop pool, dining options and retail experiences on-site.

  • Opened: 25 July 2017
  • Rooms start from: USD$339 (AUD$425), deluxe guest room
  • Book: Omni Frisco Hotel


Opening soon: Victory House, London Leicester Square

Criterion Capital is set to launch its next hotel in partnership with restaurateurs Ed Baines and Jamie Poulton in London next month.

When the boutique hotel opens, it will feature 86 contemporary rooms and restaurant Petit Bistro for French-inspired cuisine.

The building was built in the 19th century and keeps its beautiful charm on the outside with views of Leicester Square from inside.

Sofitel Brand is coming to southwest Sydney

AccorHotels is in the building process of a MGallery under the Sofitel brand in Sydney’s southwest as a part of the $140 million project that will become Riverside Stables. The hotel is expected to open in March 2018 with champion-horse themed rooms.

EVEN Hotels to open its first property in Auckland

The first EVEN Hotel outside North America will open in 2020 in Auckland. EVEN Hotels is the only brand to focus on wellness and Auckland is one of 10-15 EVEN Hotels to open across Australia and New Zealand.

Europe to open its first Marvel themed hotel

Disneyland Paris has announced it is remaking its Hotel New York resort into Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel. The hotel will feature memorabilia from Marvel films and keep its distinct New York feel.

Each week, New Hotels lets you know about the latest hotel openings, upcoming hotels and hotel changes.

Feature image: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

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