The latest overseas openings of business hotels include a JW Marriott in Mumbai and luxury properties from Starwood in Moscow, Milan and Kyoto, among others.
Marriott’s second hotel in Mumbai is the newly opened JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, on a 15-acre site just half a mile from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The 585-room property has four dining venues, lots of meeting space, and a Spa by JW. Elsewhere in India, Hyatt has cut the ribbon on the Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad, the group’s first hotel in the state of Gujarat. It has 210 rooms and suites, Chinese and Italian restaurants, and views of the Sabarmati River.
In Russia, Starwood has opened the St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya, a 210-room property that was originally built in the 1870s as the residence of a nobleman. It’s on Nikolskaya Street close to Red Square, the Duma (parliament) and the Kremlin.
Elsewhere in Europe, Starwood has opened the new incarnation of the landmark Palace Gallia Hotel in Milan; it’s now the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel. The original building was recently restored and added a contemporary wing; the hotel’s 253 rooms include 53 suites. And in Germany, the former Wyndham Grand Berlin Potsdamer Platz in the nation’s capital city has been converted to the Crowne Plaza Berlin and become a member of the InterContinental Hotels Group.
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InterContinental Hotels Group also has a new property in the Middle East: The InterContinental Dubai Marina has 132 rooms and 196 serviced residential suites, along with a number of food and beverage outlets. Starwood also has a new entry in Dubai, the newly opened Sheraton Grand Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road near the Dubai Metro station. The 54-story, 416-room Sheraton is part of a three-tower mixed-use development.
And in Japan, Starwood has a new Luxury Collection property in Kyoto: Suiran, in the Arashiyama district in the western part of the city. With just 39 rooms offering traditional Japanese design, it is on the grounds of a temple in the midst of a world heritage site.
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