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THE LAN­CASTER LON­DON will be re­launched as the Royal Lan­caster Lon­don when it completes an £80 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion in Septem­ber. The works in­clude a new en­trance façade, lobby and bar, and an up­date of all 411 rooms and suites. The ho­tel is lo­cated next to Lan­caster Gate Tube sta­tion. TRAV­ELODGE has started con­struc­tion of its largest ever new-build prop­erty, which will open in 2018 in the City of Lon­don. The 395-room ho­tel will be lo­cated on Mid­dle­sex Street, close to the Gherkin, and will have an on-site restau­rant. MIMI’S SOHO has opened on Lon­don’s Frith Street. The prop­erty is set across six floors of a Vic­to­rian town­house and has 58 rooms de­signed to “cap­ture the soul of Soho’s bo­hemian her­itage”. PENTAHOTEL has opened an In­ver­ness prop­erty. The newly re­fur­bished four-star ho­tel has 90 rooms and the brand’s sig­na­ture “Pen­talounge”, home to a 24/7 bar and lounge, pool ta­ble and game con­soles. It’s on Academy Street, in walk­ing dis­tance of In­ver­ness sta­tion. IHG has opened the Crowne Plaza Paris Neuilly near Paris’s La Défense busi­ness dis­trict. The 281-room ho­tel has opened with a brasserie, a bar and a gar­den court­yard. It is a ten-minute walk from Ana­tole France metro sta­tion. The group is also open­ing the Kimp­ton De Witt Am­s­ter­dam this month. Close to Cen­traal Sta­tion, the 274-room prop­erty oc­cu­pies three Renaissance-era build­ings. MARRIOTT IN­TER­NA­TIONAL has opened a Moxy prop­erty at Vi­enna air­port. The ho­tel has 405 rooms, a 24/7 din­ing out­let, a gym and a li­brary. In July it will open the Moxy Times Square, which will have 612 rooms, a brasserie, all-day breakfast café and one of the city’s largest rooftop lounges. 25 HOURS HO­TELS has opened its sec­ond Zurich prop­erty. The 25 Hours Langstrasse over­looks Zurich’s main sta­tion and has 170 rooms, a restau­rant, a lounge and a bar, free BMW Mini and bi­cy­cle hire, and a spa. VICEROY HO­TELS AND RE­SORTS has opened the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai. The 477-room beach­front re­sort has ten din­ing out­lets, in­clud­ing an out­post of Lon­don restau­rant Qu­at­tro Passi. HIL­TON will launch the Wal­dorf As­to­ria Bev­erly Hills in Los An­ge­les in June. Lo­cated next to the Bev­erly Hil­ton on the cor­ner of Wil­shire and Santa Monica boule­vards, it has 119 rooms and 51 suites of­fer­ing views across the Hol­ly­wood Hills and Cen­tury City busi­ness dis­trict. ACE HO­TELS will make its Chicago de­but in Septem­ber. Lo­cated in the Ful­ton Mar­ket dis­trict, the 159-room Ace Ho­tel Chicago will have a restau­rant, rooftop bar and cof­fee shop.

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