• Pierre Cardin’s former mansion has opened as a luxury hotel tucked away off the Champs Elysees with views of the Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais; La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa has 40 guestrooms and suites and sumptuous belle epoque interiors showcasing antique furniture and rich fabrics. • G-Rough, a 10-suite hotel located moments from Rome’s Piazza Navona, opens in March as Design Hotels’ newest European member and features original furniture from key, mid-20th-century Italian designers arrayed across a five-floor 16th-century building. • In April, Christchurch’s former All Seasons hotel, closed after the 2011 earthquakes, reopens as the 263-room BreakFree on Cashel to be managed by the Mantra Group and including an expanded ground-level restaurant and new top-floor executive rooms. • Accor has signed a 600th hotel in the Asia Pacific, rebranding The Park Lane Hong Kong as an upscale Pullman; a phased renovation of the landmark 826room hotel in the heart of Causeway Bay has begun. • Valid to March 15, guests at Fairmont Beijing can stay two nights but pay for just one; the hotel will also throw in a CNY150 ($30) credit to be used at the day spa and take 15 per cent off all food and beverage purchases..