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The Master List of Worldwide Hotel Openings in 2013

January 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM | by | ()

It's a new year and we've got a brand-spanking new list of hotels set to open in 2013. Warning: it will make your head spin.

As usual, China and India are still going strong, thanks to Starwood Hotels' obsession with those regions. In particular, their Sheraton brand is opening like gangbusters all over China. Interestingly, there are only two W Hotels opening in 2013 but W's spin-off brand, Aloft, is primed to debut in multiple places both abroad and in the U.S.

Speaking of the U.S., we're seeing a bit of a resurgence on the homefront with new properties, again from Starwood's family of brands but also from Hilton Hotels where DoubleTree and home2suites are steadily expanding. Of course, New York is getting a batch of new hotels, but so is Miami, Silicon Valley and randomly, Alabama.

Also, still going strong is the Middle East which will get several new luxury options (are there any other kinds?) from St. Regis, Fairmont, Ritz-Carlton and Waldorf Astoria. And it looks like Russia is going to have a good year as well with the Hotel Indigo and a Four Seasons coming to St. Petersburg.

And while this list looks lengthier than ever, in doing our research we noticed a heck of a lot more openings scheduled for 2014. In fact, we better get started on that list now!

New York City
· The Jade Hotel: February 1 OPENED!
· Hyatt Place Midtown South: February 7 OPENED!
· Holiday Inn Express Herald Square: February 28
· The Refinery NYC: March MayOPENED!
· Hyatt Union Square: March May 1
· Holiday Inn Express NYC West Side: April 21 June 21
· Holiday Inn NYC Lower East Side: May 5 OPENED!
· Holiday Inn Jamaica Queens JFK Airport: May
· The Quin: Early 2013
· SLS New York: Sometime in Q3

· B Hotel South Beach: February Summer
· Aloft Miami Doral: February 28 March 7 OPENED!
· b2 Miami: March OPENED!
· Aloft Miami Brickell: March 21 April 25
· Four Points by Sheraton Coral Gables: July
· Hilton Cabana Miami Beach: Q3
· Edition Miami: Late 2013 2014

Las Vegas
· Nobu Caesars Palace: February OPENED(See our opening coverage on VEGASCHATTER)
· The Delano Las Vegas: Late 2013 2014
· Downtown Grand (formerly Lady Luck): Late 2013

· Langham Chicago: May 2013 Summer
· Aloft Chicago City Center: June 6
·Thompson Chicago: Fall
· The Godfrey Chicago: 2013

· Westin Birmingham: January 31
· home2suites by Hilton Oxford: February 14
· home2suites by Hilton Huntsville Research Area: March 31
· Doubletree by Hilton Montgomery Downtown: April 18

· Aloft Cupertino: January 17
· Four Points by Sheraton Silicon Valley: January 17
· The Hotel Zetta (San Francisco): Mid-February OPENED
· The Moment (Los Angeles): February March
· Westin Sacramento: April 1
· Legoland California Resort: April 5
· Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood: April
· Palihouse Santa Monica: June
· Westin San Jose: July
· The Line: Summer
· The Epiphany Hotel, Palo Alto: Summer Fall
· Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge: 2013
· Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles: Fall 2013
· Hard Rock Palm Springs (in the old Hotel Zoso): Fall 2013

Other Cities
· The Alexander Hotel, Indianapolis: January 14 OPENED!
· Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh: January 31 OPENED
· Doubletree By Hilton Charleston Airport: February 11
· Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter: February 21
· The Capella Georgetown, DC: February April 2 OPENED!
· Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport : February
· Four Points by Sheraton Columbus - Polaris : February
· Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Penn's Landing: March 16 OPENED
· Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Airport South: March 25
· Westin Houston Downtown: March
· home2suites by Hilton Augusta: March
· Doubletree by Hilton Bristol, CT: March
· Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown: March
· Candlewood Suites Atlanta North and I-20: March
· Radisson Blu Mall of America: March OPENED
· Hotel Vermont, Burlington VT: Spring
· Aloft Tucson: April 4
· Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport: April 25
· home2suites by Hilton Cedar Park Austin: April 30
· Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Atlanta: April 30
· Marriott Peoria Pere Marquette: April
· Crowne Plaza Stamford: April
· JDV Hotel Honolulu: April
· Aloft Cleveland Downtown: May 20
· Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids: May 31
· Embassy Suites Downtown Baltimore: May
· Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel: May
· Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City - Sports Complex: June
· Radisson Blu Philly: Summer
· Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix/Tempe: June 30
· Marriott Downtown Milwaukee: July
· Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront : July
· Element Harrison (NJ): July
· Aloft Orlando Downtown: August 22
· Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown-Bricktown: August
· Andaz Maui: Summer 2013 OPENED!
· Omni Nashville Hotel: Fall 2013
· B Hotel Walt Disney World: Fall 2013
· Four Points by Sheraton Newark (DE) : December

· ALT Hotel, Halifax Stanfield Airport: April
· Aloft Calgary University: May
· Element Vaughan Southwest: May June 13
· Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport: June
· Four Points by Sheraton Regina: August
· ALT Hotel Montreal Griffin District: Fall 2013

· Holiday Inn Express Veracruz Boca del Rio: March
· Hard Rock Riviera Maya: December 2013
· W Santa Fe: 2013 January 2015
· JW Marriott Puerto Vallarta: 2013

· Holiday Inn Grand Cayman: February
· Aloft Panama City: July 1
· Hilton Panama City: Q3
· JW Marriott Coco Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Rico: 2013

· Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel: December
· JW Marriott Escazu Costa Rica: 2013
· Andaz Papagayo Costa Rica : December 2013 January 2014 December 20th

· Sheraton da Bahia Hotel, Salvador, Brazil: February 15
· Sheraton San Miguel Tucuman, Argentina: April
· Four Points by Sheraton Miraflores, Peru: June 1
· Four Points by Sheraton Bogota: August
· Sheraton Cartagena: December


· Hyatt Place Yerevan: Spring 2013

· Kempinski Hotel Vienna: March 2013 OPENED
· ME by Meliá Vienna: October 2013 December
· Park Hyatt Vienna: 2013 2014
· K-STAR Hotel Zürichsee: 2013

· Edition London: Late Spring/Early Summer
· Shangri-La London: 2013
· Rosewood London: October
· Bloc Hotel Gatwick: Fall

· Marriott Helsinki: 2013

· Four Points by Sheraton Kecskemet Hotel & Conference Center: July 1

· The Morrison, a Doubletree Hotel: February 28

· Aman Canal Grande, Venice: April June 1
· Mandarin Oriental Milan: 2013

· Hotel De Paris: Late March
· InterContinental Hotel Marseilles: 2013
· Peninsula Paris: 2013 2014

· Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport: 2013

· Hilton Bom Sucesso, Obidos : Q2

· DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center La Mola: Feb 28

· W Verbier: December 1
· InterContinental Hotel Davos: Late 2013
· The Chedi Andermatt: Late 2013

· Aloft Bursa: March 15
· The Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center: 2013
· Sheraton Bursa: March 15
· Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul: Q1
· Sheraton Adana Hotel: June 1
· Renaissance Izmir Hotel: June
· Hilton Istanbul: Late Summer/Fall

· Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg: May 15 September 23
· Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel: July 1
· Four Seasons St. Petersburg: 2013

· Sheraton Kiev Olympiysky Hotel: November 1
· Hilton Kiev: Q3

United Arab Emirates
· Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort: Q3

Abu Dhabi
· Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal: First quarter 2013 Opened March 12.
· St. Regis Abu Dhabi: April 15 OPENED!
· Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Rhaimah: May OPENED!

·Sheraton Mall of the Emirates: February 1

Other Cities
· Fairmont Fujairah: 2013
· Fairmont Ajban: 2013

· Shangri-La Doha: 2013
· Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah: December 1

· Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa: Q4

· Sheraton Medina: May 1
· Four Points by Sheraton Medina Hotel: May 1
· Four Points by Sheraton Mall of Arabia, Jeddah: December 1
· Conrad Mecca: 2013
· Fairmont Riyadh: 2013

· Hotel Indigo Tel Aviv--Diamond Exchange: April 30
· Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem: August 2013

· The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo: 2013
· Intercontinental Kuwait City: 2013
· Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait: Q3

· DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town - Upper Eastside: Feb 28
· Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast Accra (Ghana): April
· InterContinental Hotel Lagos: 2013
· DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles - Allamanda Resort & Spa: May 15
· Marriott Accra Ghana: 2013


· Conrad Beijing: April 15
· Rosewood Beijing: Q3

· Sheraton Dalian Xinghai Hotel: May 31
· Aloft Dalian: December 1
· JW Marriott Dalian: 2013

· W Guangzhou: February 27

Hong Kong
· Hotel Indigo Hong Kong: April 1

· Sheraton Ningbo Xiangshan Resort: December 31
· InterContinental Hotel Ningbo: 2013

· The Westin Qingdao: October 1
· Conrad Quingdao: 2013

· Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai: March
· InterContinental Hotel Shanghai Ruijin: 2013

Other Cities
· Four Points by Sheraton Taizhou, Yuhuan: January 19
· Hilton Shijiazhuang: Q1
· InterContinental Hotel Sancha Lake: Q1
· Aman Lijang: April
· Le Méridien Zhengzhou: May 1
· Sheraton Huizhou: May 1
· Sheraton Qinhuangdao Beidaihe Hotel: May 31
· The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort: May 1
· Sheraton Shenyang South City: June 30
· DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jiaxing: June 30
·InterContinental Hotel Chengdu: Q2
· The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square: July 31
· Sheraton Shaoxing Keqiao Hotel: September 30
· Sheraton Nanchang Hotel: September 30
· Four Points by Sheraton Bijie: September 30
· Sheraton Zhengzhou Hotel: September 30
· Le Méridien Jiaonan Resort: October 1
· Sheraton Sanya Tufu Bay: October 1
· Sheraton Huangdao Hotel: December 18
· Sheraton Zhanjiang Hotel: December 31
· Sheraton Shantou Hotel: December 31
· Sheraton Chuzhou Hotel: December 31
· The Westin Wenzhou: December 31
· Aloft Yancheng: December 31
· Shangri-La Chongqing: 2013
· Conrad Suzhou: 2013
· Conrad Tianjin: 2013
· Conrad Xiamen: 2013
·InterContinental Heilong Lake: 2013
· JW Marriott Qingshui: 2013
· JW Marriott Zhengzhou: 2013
· InterContinental Hotel Dakar : 2013
· InterContinental Heilong Lake: 2013
· Grand Hyatt Shenyang: 2013
· Fairmont Nanjing: 2013

· InterContinental Osaka: Mid-2013
· Four Seasons Kyoto: Late 2013

· Ritz-Carlton Bangalore: 2013
· Aloft Ahmedabad SG Road: February 1
· The Westin Chennai Velachery: February 1
· The Kempinski Ambience Delhi: Late February
· DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bangalore: April 30
· Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park: June 1
· The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat: June 1
· Four Points by Sheraton Faridabad: July 1
· The Westin Khandala Resort & Spa: July 1
· Sheraton Chandigarh Hotel: September 1
· Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa : October 1
· Sheraton Mysore Hotel: December 1
· Sheraton Amritsar Hotel: December 1
· Conrad Bangalore: 2013
· Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa: 2013
· Hilton New Delhi Place: 2013
· Hyatt Regency Guragon: 2013

KAZAKHSTAN (Central Asia)
· Ritz-Carlton Almaty: 2013

· Le Méridien Dhaka: July 1

· Park Hyatt Siem Reap: 2013

· Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: March 22
· Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel: March

· Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives: Q2/3

· Sheraton Colombo Hotel: September 1

· Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi Golf Resort & Spa: August 1
· Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok: Q2
· DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok: March 31
· Marriott Koh Samui at Laem Set Beach: 2013

· Le Méridien Saigon June 1


Regent Bali: Early 2013
· The Westin Ubud Resort & Spa: 2013
· Conrad Ubud: 2013

· The PARKROYAL on Pickering: January
· The Westin Singapore Marina Bay: November 1

· 1888 Hotel: March OPENED!

As always, this list will be constantly updated throughout the year, sometimes on a daily basis, definitely on a weekly one. Know of a hotel opening in 2013 that's not mentioned here? Or know of a different opening date than what's listed? Put them in comments below!

Archived Comments:

Boston, MA

Residence Inn South Boston,MA (adaptive re-use)
120 rooms in Spring/Summer 2013

Residence Inn Fenway Boston, MA (new construction)
175 Rooms in Summer/Fall 2013

A few more breaking ground for 2014 openings and even more in the approval process for 2015.


That's a LOT of hotels!  8-O

DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles...

Definitely not in Spain...

...not to forget:

Aman Hotel Venice (Q2)

Kempinski Hotel Vienna (Q1)
25 Hours Hotel Vienna - Phase 2 (Q1)
ME by Meliá Vienna

K-STAR Hotel Zürichsee (Q2)

Peninsula Paris

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives (Q2/3)

Rosewood Beijing (Q3)


Thanks for all of these (especially the Seychelles goof), we are constantly updating.


The Chedi andermatt, Switzerland - December 2013
Mandarin Orienta Milan, Italy - Q3 2013
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait - Q3
Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel, Baku
 - Q1
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, Japan - Q3/4
The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty , Kaakhstan - Q3


Sofitel So Singapore, 1 July
Sofitel Shanghai Jing An Huamin, later 2013
Sofitel Kiev Lyuteranska, 2013
Sofitel Shenyang Lido, January 2013
Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco and Spa, March 2013
Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, January 2013
Sofitel Dubai The Palm resort & spa , 2nd quarter 2013
Sofitel Dubai Burj Khalifa 2013 4th quarter

New Koh Samui resort from The Luxury Collection

Vana Belle - A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui opens next Thursday 20th January

Lodgewood Opening in Hong Kong

Managed and operated by L'hotel Group, the first ever boutique hotel and serviced apartments, Lodgewood, will soft open this April in Mongkok, the popular shopping and entertainment district in Hong Kong.


Hotel 1888 in Sydney is not open, I walked past yesterday, it's still very much a construction zone.

Hotels in India

The Kempinski Ambience Delhi, Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa and Hyatt Regency Gurgaon are open.

An addition would be Hyatt Regency Ludhiana, due for opening by end of this year.

New Ovolo Hotels in Hong Kong

Ovolo Hotel - 100 Shek Pai Wan Road (1 August 2013)

Ovolo Hotel - 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road (Q4 2013)

For more info: ovolohotels.com

Miami Beach Hotel Openings

Como Metropolitan 2014
Crown Roosevelt 2014
One Hotel 2014
Faena Saxony 2014
Aloft Miami Beach 2014

B Hotel Walt Disney World

The opening for B Hotel in DisneyWorld is moved to 2014 - although not sure of the details.

Quite the list

I have to travel a lot for my business, mostly in Europe, but often in the States. I used to use sites like Travelocity, but I quickly found a better way to find deals is to go to the second level - those sites www.hotelscombinedgo.com who compare the hundreds of different booking sites in one single search. So you not only see trivago and expedia deals but ALL of them in one place. I agree, just using one of the top booking sites is not the best idea.

Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is opening in November

Novotel Panama City

Novotel Panama City - Open Sep 2013