20 hot new hotels that opened in Q1

Latest openings around the world, from W Verbier to Hilton Zhengzhou
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METROPOLITAN BY COMO, MIAMI BEACH

\nLocation: Miami, Florida, USA
\nOpening: March 2014
\nMetropolitan by COMO takes many of its aesthetic cues from the 1920 and ‘30s, and its 74 rooms feature geometric silhouettes, pastel tones in pink and sea-foam green mixed with marble and chrome accents.
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AJMAN SARAY, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT

\nLocation: Ajman, UAE
\nOpening: February 2014
\nThe first beachside Luxury Collection resort in the Middle East, Ajman Saray is located on the western coast of the UAE and features 205 rooms, 24 suites, and five restaurants as part of its offering.
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SHERATON ZURICH HOTEL

\nLocation: Zurich, Switzerland
\nOpening: January 2014
\nLocated in Zurich West, the hotel comprises of 197 guest rooms and suites and two F&B outlets for guests.
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WESTIN ST JOHN VILLAS

\nLocation: Virgin Islands, United States
\nOpening: February 2014
\nNestled among 47 acres of lush tropical flora, the beachside resort offers a variety of activities, including snorkelling, sailing, fishing, and golf.
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RESIDENCE INN AND COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CENTRAL PARK

\nLocation: New York, USA
\nOpening: January 2014
\nThe first ‘double-decker’ hotel in the US also the tallest in North America, comprising over 370,000ft2 and rising 68 floors above street level.
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CROWNE PLAZA LYON

\nLocation: Lyon, France
\nOpening: March 2014
\nLocated in the heart of the Cite Internationale of Lyon, this business hotel offers views of the Parc de la Tête d’Or or the Rhone River.
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WESTIN QINGDAO

\nLocation: Shinan District, Qingdao, China
\nOpening: March 2014
\nLocated in the central business district overlooking the Yellow Sea, The Westin Qingdao is close to major corporations, shopping, and beaches.
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SWISSOTEL SOCHI KRASNAYA POLYANA

\nLocation: Sochi, Russia
\nOpening: March 2014
\nOne of many hotels constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the five-star resort is located in the Caucasus Mountains at an elevation of 960 metres.
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HILTON ISTANBUL BOMONTI HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

\nLocation: Istanbul, Turkey
\nOpening: January 2014
\nLocated in Sisli, the 829-key property is the largest hotel in Istanbul.
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WALDORF ASTORIA DUBAI PALM JUMEIRAH

\nLocation: Dubai, UAE
\nOpening: January 2014
\nHilton debuted the Waldorf Astoria brand in the UAE with a 319-key property on Palm Jumeirah. The resort also includes a 600-capacity multi-purpose ballroom.
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FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON BRISBANE

\nLocation: Brisbane, Australia
\nOpening: March 2013
\nOffering a restaurant, a bar and a fitness centre, the 246-room Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane is the first international brand name hotel to open in the city in more than 10 years.
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HILTON ZHENGZHOU

\nLocation: Zhengzhou, China
\nOpening: February 2014
\nConnected to the Manhattan Commercial Complex, the hotel is centrally located to access leisure options, and private and government offices, and tourist attractions.
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RIXOS BAB AL BAHR

\nLocation: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
\nOpening: February 2014
\nThe opening of the self styled “All Inclusive - All Exclusive” resort on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah marked Rixos Hotels’ second property in the UAE.
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THE RITZ-CARLTON KYOTO

\nLocation: Kyoto, Japan
\nOpening: February 2014
\nOverlooking the banks of the scenic Kamogawa River with views of the Higashiyama mountains, the 134-room hotel incorporates a Miyabi theme in its design.
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LANGHAM PLACE, NINGBO CULTURAL PLAZA

\nLocation: Ningbo, China
\nOpening: January 2014
\nThe 143-key hotel comprises 1180m2 of event space, and is located in the historical and cultural centre of the Yangtze Delta.
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OZO CHAWENG SAMUI

\nLocation: Samui, Thailand
\nOpening: March 2014
\nOZO Chaweng Samui offers beach-front resort accommodation, while being close enough to the town centre to enjoy the buzz of Samui.
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GRAND MILLENNIUM SULAIMANI HOTEL

\nLocation: Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan
\nOpening: March 2014
\nThe tallest structure in Sulaymaniyah, the 253 room property has been hailed by Millennium & Copthorne president & CEO Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi as the ‘Burj Al Arab’ of Kurdistan and marked the company’s first Middle East venture outside of the UAE.
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SOFITEL BALI NUSA DUA

\nLocation: Bali, Indonesia
\nOpening: January 2014
\nSofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort features 415 hotel rooms, including 17 villas, one ballroom, five meeting rooms, a multi-function room, three restaurants, one bar and lounge.
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THE RITZ-CARLTON, ARUBA

\nLocation: Palm Beach, Aruba Dutch Caribbean
\nOpening: January 2014
\nThe luxury beach resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea and offers 320 rooms, each with private balconies.
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W VERBIER

\nLocation: Verbier Switzerland
\nOpening: January 2014
\nThe ski resort is W Hotel’s first alpine property and the only hotel in Verbier. The property includes 130 rooms, suites and residences.