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NOBU HOS­PI­TAL­ITY has opened the Nobu Ho­tel Shored­itch in Lon­don. Lo­cated off Great East­ern Street, the 150-room prop­erty has a 240-seat Nobu restau­rant along with a spa, gym, event space and pub­lic “pocket gar­den”. THE TRAFALGAR HO­TEL in Lon­don is set to be re­branded as the Trafalgar St James un­der Hil­ton’s Cu­rio Col­lec­tion. Lo­cated on the south side of Trafalgar Square, the 145-room ho­tel is un­der­go­ing re­fur­bish­ment and is due to re­launch this au­tumn. YOTEL has opened a Bos­ton prop­erty. Lo­cated in the Sea­port dis­trict, it has 326 “cab­ins”, a club lounge and a 12th-floor rooftop restau­rant and bar. A 204-cabin Am­s­ter­dam prop­erty is planned in late 2019, in the Am­s­ter­dam No­ord area of the city. RE­NAIS­SANCE HO­TELS has opened a prop­erty at At­lanta Harts­field-Jack­son air­port. Con­nected to the air­port via Sky­train, it has 204 rooms and a restau­rant serv­ing south­ern Amer­i­can com­fort food. MAR­RIOTT IN­TER­NA­TIONAL has opened the Ritz-Carl­ton As­tana near the Kaza­khstan cap­i­tal’s Bayterek Tower mon­u­ment. It has 157 rooms, in­clud­ing 32 suites and 27 res­i­dences, plus three restau­rants, a spa and a 14th-floor club lounge. The group also plans to open a cin­ema-themed Aloft ho­tel in Dubai next year. The Aloft Dubai City Cen­tre Deira will have 304 rooms and an out­door cin­ema. CON­RAD HO­TELS AND RE­SORTS has opened the Con­rad Guangzhou. Lo­cated in the city’s Zhu­jiang New Town busi­ness dis­trict, the ho­tel oc­cu­pies 27 storeys over­look­ing the Pearl River, which can be seen from many of its 309 rooms and suites. MELIA HO­TELS IN­TER­NA­TIONAL has opened the Melia Shang­hai Hongqiao. A ten-minute drive from Shang­hai Hongqiao air­port, it has 187 rooms, an all-day restau­rant, event space, a spa, gym and pool. The group is also set to open the 207room Inn­side Melia Ham­burg Hafencity this July. SHANGRI-LA has launched the Ho­tel Jen Beijing. Lo­cated in the China World Trade Cen­tre tower in the city’s cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict, it has 450 rooms, an all-day restau­rant, a gas­tropub and a 3,500 sqm fit­ness cen­tre with a gym, pool and box­ing ring. SWIRE HO­TELS is to open the Mid­dle House ho­tel in Shang­hai. Part of the HKRI Taikoo Hui mixed-use devel­op­ment in the Puxi dis­trict, the 111-room prop­erty is due to open at the end of 2017, join­ing the Op­po­site House in Beijing, the Up­per House in Hong Kong and the Tem­ple House in Chengdu. ACCORHOTELS is ex­pected to open the Sof­i­tel Dubai Wafi in late 2019. It will have 501 rooms, in­clud­ing 86 suites, rang­ing in size from 55 sqm to 625 sqm, in ad­di­tion to 97 stu­dio and one-, two- and three-bed­room ser­viced apart­ments.

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