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5 Hotel Openings to Look Forward To This Summer

June 21, 2012 at 2:17 PM | by | ()

Now that summer is officially here (thanks to yesterday's Summer Solstice), we thought it would be good to look at what we've got to be excited about this summer. And for us that means Hotel Openings!

Here are 5 Hotels to Look Forward To This Summer complete with opening dates and opening rates.* So where will you be heading this summer?

1. Pod 39, New York: We had hoped to watch the Fourth of July fireworks from the rooftop of the new capsule-roomed Pod 39 Hotel but it looks like we will have to wait just one more day--until July 5th.
Rates for opening night start at $139 a night for a single pod room.

2. Marti Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul: A glamorous new hotel will open on July 15 in the city's energetic Taksim neighborhood, spanning 11 stories with 270 guest rooms designed in a modern Ottoman style. In-room amenities include 42-inch flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, rainforest showers in the bath and complimentary internet. Suite guests can also soak in hammam-style baths surrounded by textured mosaics.
Rates for opening night start at 150 Euros a night for a classic room.

3. ME By Melia, London: Just in time for the Olympics, this sassy and hip hotel brand will now open on July 24 with fun in-room amenities like rain showers, music speakers, free WiFi, pillow menus and mood lighting.
Rates for opening night start at 333GBP a night.

4. Hotel BPM, Brooklyn, NY: The newest hotel to open in the hip outer borough will not be churning out its Beats Per Minute until August 1 but when the music turns on, guests will be able to make one song request which will play at some point throughout the hotel during your stay.
Rates for opening night start at $189 a night for a non-refundable, grand opening rate.

5. Four Seasons Pudong, Shanghai: The newest Four Seasons in Shanghai won't open until September 1 but by the seasonal calendar that's still technically Summer. That should give us some time to save up for one of the 1920s Art Deco-inspired guestrooms and a visit to the health club, spa, and infinity pool.
Rates for opening night start at $472 a night.

[Photos: HotelChatter; Pod39; ME London; Marti Istanbul/Facebook; HotelChatter and Four Seasons Pudong]

*Opening dates and rates were valid as of June 21, 2012 and are subject to change.

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