Rostov-on-Don – Radisson Blu Hotel, Rostov-on-Don, in the southern Russian city, has opened five miles from the existing airport and 20 miles from the new Rostov International Airport Platov. The 81-room property is walking distance from the city center. The hotel has a restaurant called FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, a fitness center, and four meeting rooms for up to 70 people.
Bengaluru, India – The Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center has opened, Marriott’s 100th hotel in India. The 360-room property features 39 suites, a club lounge and a fitness center. It has 65,350 square feet of meeting space, including 28,000 square feet of space in the adjoining convention center.
Chicago India – Hotel Zachary, in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, has opened with 173 rooms. It is part of the Tribute Portfolio collection, which is operated by Marriott. Amenities include The Bar at Hotel Zachary; Mordecai, a restaurant; and West Town Bakery and Tap, with drinks and desserts. There is complimentary high-speed WiFi as well as a fitness center.
Ames, Iowa – Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU has opened a mile from Iowa State University. The 75-room hotel has fitness and business centers, an indoor pool, and free WiFi and parking. The 4,500-square-foot meeting space can accommodate up to 325 people. Bistro 1864 is the hotel’s restaurant, featuring classic American dishes; there is also a 24-hour marketplace.
Lithia Springs, Ga. – A dual-branded property, with a 90-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 72-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, has opened here with an outdoor heated lap pool, a fitness center and 1,200 square feet of meeting space. The Bistro is the center of the lobby, offering breakfast and dinner, and “grab and go” items.Durham, UK – Hotel Indigo Durham has opened in the center of the city, within easy walking distance of the train station. Located in an old university building, the 83-room property offers a bar, an espresso bar and a restaurant, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. There is also a fitness center.