New Hotels: Sydney, Texas, Beijing and more

Taylor Lorenz 14 August 2017 NEWS


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 changes across the globe.


Just opened: SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta, Sydney

The Sky Hotel brand celebrates the opening of its first hotel in Australia in Sydney’s west. More are expected to follow in Sydney’s CBD in 2018.

Boasting 72 apartment-style rooms, luxury is the name of the game at this 5-star boutique hotel which features amenities such as a 25 metre outdoor lap pool, sundeck, spa and sauna.

While the hotel was only officially opened on 10 August, its on-site restaurant, Husk & Vine Kitchen and Bar, has been running since 1 July and has already received excellent reviews.


Just opened: Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Worth, Northlake

Hilton opened its latest property in Northlake Texas this month. It’s a hotel aimed at travellers seeking a place with homely creature comforts.

To accommodate, the hotel is tech-focused, has eco-friendly amenities and is pet-friendly.

104-rooms are designed as suites with inviting lounge areas and kitchenettes. Amenities include Spin2 Cycle, a gym and laundry facility.


Just opened: Holiday Inn Express Tuxpan Hotel, Veracruz

IHG opened its third property in Tuxpan earlier this week along the Tuxpan river in the La Calzada neighbourhood of Mexico.

The new hotel features 132-rooms with a modern design. The hotel also offers a prime location with the beach only a five minute drive away.

Amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, meeting rooms and a fitness centre.

Breakfast, free Wi-Fi are best-price guarantee are included with all stays booked direct through IHG below.


Opening soon: Pan Pacific Beijing, Beijing

Pan Pacific opens its latest luxury hotel next week in Beijing’s Xicheng district which provides access to the financial and administrative centre of the city.

The 220 modern rooms are among some of the largest in Beijing. They start at 45 square metres.

Amenities include a 20-metre indoor swimming pool, a grand ballroom, lounge with views of the city and multiple dining options.

  • Opening: 20 August 2017
  • Rooms start from: CNY¥1,288 (AUD$245), deluxe room
  • Book: Pan Pacific Beijing


Opening soon: Hotel Liberty, Offenburg, Germany

Design Hotels opens the stunning Hotel Liberty just outside the city’s old town later this year. It’s an ideal base for exploring the area's famous wine region and Black Forest.

The 38 rooms and suites have been designed in two buildings. Both were originally built in the 1840s as a gaol.

When open, the hotel will have a contemporary spin while still maintaining the building’s original heritage-look through exposed-stone and leather furniture.

  • Opening: 2 October 2017
  • Rooms start from: EUR127 (AUD$190), classic room (opening special)
  • Book: Design Hotels

Permanent “flash camping” launches on Queensland’s Stradbroke Island

After a successful trial last year glamping service Straddie Camping is now a permanent fixture of Stradbroke Island. Located at Adder Rock near Point Lookout, the site comprises of ten bell tents featuring quality bedding, cotton sheets, fresh towels, bamboo chairs and power. It’s also ideally located near shops and restaurants so guest should never feel as though they’re "roughing it".

Art Series joins Mantra Group, purchased for $52.5 million

Mantra Group has purchased seven Art Series properties in Australia. The are: The Cullen in Prahran, The Larwill Studio in North Melbourne, The Olsen in South Yarra, The Blackman in St Kilda Road, The Chen in Box Hill, The Johnson in Spring Hill and The Watson in Walkerville. Despite the acquisition, these hotels will continue to operate under the Art Series brand.

Feature image: SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta

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