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.