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Hotels Be Expanding Always in All Ways: The Latest Hotel Announcements

June 11, 2014 at 3:02 PM | by | ()

ˇMira! There is so much hotel news flying around this week, we just don't have enough time to focus on all the new hotels news. So here's a quick rundown to get you up to speed on the latest.

· KONNICHIWA ANDAZ TOKYO: The newest Andaz Hotel, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, is now officially open! Check out the room shot above. Swoon. Hopefully, we'll more from inside the property for you to see next week.

· HILTON HOTELS TAKING OVER MYANMAR: Only a few years after opening its country to tourism, Myanmar has been prepping for some major growth. And now it needs to brace itself for the onslaught of Hilton Hotels. The hotel chain has partnered up with the Eden Group Company to rebrand two of the Group's recently opened properties in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw, and on Ngapali beach in Rakhine State. Those hotels will now be known as Hilton Nay Pyi Taw and Hilton Ngapali Beach Resort. Hilton is also planning three more hotels in the next three years, namely: Hilton Bagan and Hilton Inle Lake in 2016 and the Hilton Mandalay which will open in 2017.

· ROSEWOOD HOTELS TO HAVE 'FASTEST ELEVATORS' IN GUANGZHOU: Rosewood is keeping on with their expansion plans, having just announced a new property for Guangzhou, China which will take over the top 16 floors of the 1,738-foot Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, along with the podium on top too. When it opens in 2017, the 251-room hotel will be a part of Guangzhou’s tallest building and is expected to install the "world's fastest high-speed elevators at 20 meters per second." That's about 65 feet per second. That in itself sounds pretty scary. But there's more! The bar atop the 107th floor is expected to be the highest bar in mainland China. Eeee.

· SHANGRI-LA HEADS TO DUBAI: Fresh off their London opening, Shangri-La Hotels is heading to Dubai having just signed a letter of intent to manage a 290-room hotel The Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah. Construction on the tower is set to begin this year and the Shangri-La hotel, which will be on the first 18 floors of the 52-story building will open in 2016. A perk for guests include direct beach club access via a bridge and walkway to Club Vista Mare, a residential complex.

[Photo: Andaz Hotels]

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