Hilton opens Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, opened for guests for the first time on January 6, with 829 guest rooms and suites, as well as 12,000 square meters of event space. It is adjacent to a new shopping and entertainment destination which is being created from the historic Bomonti Beer Factory site.
Designed GA Design of London, it features a pillar free ballroom that can host in excess of 6,350 guests at a time. The 34-floor hotel also features state-of-the-art meetings technology including digital check-in screens and iRoom applications for event planners, as well as outdoor terraces ideal for weddings and social occasions.
Opening as part of the hotel is Turkey's first eforea: spa at Hilton, offering more than 3,300 square meters of wellbeing space with 14 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a 500 square meter gym with studio.
Westin Puntacana Resort & Club opens in the Dominican Republic
Starwood Hotels & Resorts have announced the debut of its Westin brand in the Dominican Republic. Owned and developed by Grupo Puntacana, the newly-constructed Westin Puntacana Resort & Club offers 200 rooms and suites with ocean views, as well as direct beach access, two dining experiences and access to all the Puntacana Resort & Club's facilities.
The Passage to open in downtown Basel
On March 10, 2014, The Passage - a contemporary, four-star urban hotel in downtown Basel - will open its doors. The 52-room designer facility opens just days before the busy BASELWORLD World Watch and Jewellery Show.
Embassy Suites Savannah opens in historic district
Placed in the historic downtown district of Savannah, Georgia is the new Embassy Suites Savannah, which opened its doors to guests December 30th, just in time to ring in 2014. The flexible design features a variety of two-room suites in addition to a contemporary atrium area. The design decreases the amount of land needed and creates efficiencies for both construction and operational costs. These features enhance the guest experience, as there is still a sense of space and more natural light in guest rooms and public areas like the atrium.
Cobblestone Hotel and Suites now in Crookston, Minnesota
Midwestern chain Cobblestone Hotels has opened a Cobblestone Hotel and Suites in Crookston, Minnesota, while nine other properties are in development stages in the state.
The first Crookston hotel features 44 guest rooms, including whirlpool suites, with amenities such as microwaves and refrigerators, coffee service, free high speed internet, and flat panel televisions in each room. The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites also feature an on-site beer and wine bar, meeting room, indoor pool and whirlpool, exercise equipment, guest laundry facility, and convenience store. A complimentary hot breakfast bar and weekday newspaper will be available daily to guests of the Cobblestone Hotel and Suites as well.