New Hotels: Mitchellstown, Queenstown, Leipzig

Taylor Lorenz 4 December 2017

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A weekly roundup 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 refurbs across the globe.

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Just opened: The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa, Mitchellstown

Just 90-minutes outside of Melbourne a new boutique hotel has opened to encourage tourism in the Mitchellstown region.

With just 58 rooms this luxurious hotel is the latest edition to the Mitchelton Estate Winery, a family owned property along the Goulburn River. Rooms are painted in earthy tones to reflect the surrounding rural area.

The on-site spa uses natural Australian products and the 20 metre infinity pool overlooks the Goulburn River, complete with a terrace. There is also an on-site restaurant and cellar door for wine tasting.

  • Opened: 1 December 2017
  • Rooms start from: $289, king vineyard view
  • Book: Michelton Hotel

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Just opened: QT Queenstown, Queenstown

The first guests were welcomed into the newly opened QT Queenstown last week. The property was designed to reflect its surrounding environment with some of the QT design still present.

Each of the 69 boutique rooms and public spaces have an apres ski theme. Every room is equipped with a mini bar that features products from local producers.

Views from the hotel include the stunning Lake Wakatipu and Southern Alps.

  • Opened: 1 December 2017
  • Rooms start from: $225, Alpine King
  • Book: QT Queenstown

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Just opened: Adina Apartment Hotel Leipzig, Leipzig

Opened just last month, the latest Adina Apartment Hotel is set in the city centre of Leipzig, Germany beside the medieval market square.

The building is one of two high rises in the historic city and features 131 studio apartments with 35 that are larger. The property has a sophisticated design and uses warm tones throughout the hotel.

On-site amenities include parking, a fitness centre, spa, indoor pool, sauna, restaurant, bar and grocery services.


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Just opened: Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, Anna Maria Island, Florida

A new hotel from Autograph Collection Hotels opened last week on Anna Maria Island in Florida, located along Holmes Beach. It’s a full-service resort and boutique hotel.

The property features 37 guest rooms with gourmet kitchens. There is a very laid-back vibe to complement the island’s feel. There is a marina which will be the hub for activities such as fishing, sailing, sunset cruises and more.

Aside of water activities there are also indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a resort-style swimming pool, morning yoga and a large terrace overlooking the marina.


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Opening soon: Circ Hotel, Hollywood, Florida

In early 2018, Circ Hotel is expected to open on Young Circle, in the middle of Hollywood, Florida.

The 12 storey property will have views of South Florida from private balconies and luxurious amenities such a rain showers, 55-inch televisions and more.

A rooftop bar and lounge are accompanied by a pool deck and the on-site Italian restaurant is run by a well-known local restaurateur. A cellar is also on-site boasting a private dining room with over 800 bottles of wine.

  • Opening: Early 2018
  • Rooms start from: TBC
  • Book: Circ Hotel

Holiday Inn Melbourne to open in Werribee in 2020

The property is a short drive from Melbourne and Geelong CBDs and features 150 rooms and meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 400 people. The hotel will be ideally located to tourist attractions such as the Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee Park and Victoria State Rose Garden.


Holiday Inn Express to update 2,000 hotel rooms

InterContinental Hotels Group has partnered with SAMHI to rebrand 2,000 hotels rooms in India to Holiday Inn Express hotels. This includes 14 hotels and a further 10 currently under construction. Rooms and public areas will refurbished, have design updates and will improve guest services.


Club Med announces two new resort openings

Club Med will be open in Quebec, Canada in 2020 and Ho Tram in Vietnam in 2021. Both openings mark the first resorts to open in their respective countries. The Quebec resort will open in an already established mountain and ski region while the Vietnam property will be a 90-minute drive from Ho Chi MInh City and be an all-inclusive resort.

Feature image: QT Queenstown


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