Hotel Openings

W Hotel Taipei

From New York to Ukraine, help your clients plan the perfect getaway by staying up-to-date on the latest hotel openings and renovations around the world.

New York Global luxury hotels company, Splendia recently announced the opening of The Mondrian Soho. Slated to open on Feb. 22, this hotel is part of the Morgan’s Hotel Group, which has been a partner of Splendia since 2008.

“We’ve been working with Morgan’s Hotel Group for over two years and the product line they offer is pure bliss,” says Kevin Mauffrey, global hotel business director at Splendia. “You can feel the Morgan’s Hotel touch in the location, the decor and above all the atmosphere.”


The Mondrian Soho was inspired by Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film “La Belle et La Bete,” designed to provide a taste of Paris in the heart of New York. The 270-room hotel includes four spacious suites, each with its own terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, and a penthouse on the 25th floor. The hotel has several distinct environments, from the lobby courtyard and marble foyer, to jewel-box rooms and a lush garden.

The Mondrian Soho is located on the west side of Manhattan, close to many galleries, restaurants and shops. Rates start at $229 per night. For more information, visit

Taiwan This week, W Hotels opened the doors of its 39th hotel globally, W Taipei, located in the buzzing central business district of Xinyi. The 405-room hotel is encased in glass and boasts panoramic vistas of the 101 Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings.

W Taipei also features an array of signature restaurants and lounges, including The Kitchen Table—with a broad menu of spicy Tandoori dishes, wood-fired pizzas, seafood and grill dishes; and the W brand’s Cantonese restaurant, Yen, offering dim sum, fresh seafood and signature soups.Through Aug. 31, guests can take advantage of the property’s Spectacular Opening Offer, with rates starting from $250 per night for a Spectacular room and $445 per night for a Fantastic Suite. For more information, visit

Ukraine Swissotel Hotels & Resorts is about to add another Eastern European hotel to its portfolio—Swissotel Odessa in Odessa, Ukraine, expected to open in spring 2013.

Located right on the coast of the Black Sea and less than three miles from the heart of the city, Swissotel Odessa will include 333 rooms, varying from the classic Swiss Advantage category, to Presidential Suites. The hotel will also include a lobby lounge-bar with a library, two restaurants and a brasserie with an extensive terrace overlooking the Black Sea, as well as separate private dining rooms for events. The new Purovel Spa & Sportcomplex will feature fitness facilities, various treatment rooms, as well indoor and outdoor pools with direct access to the beach. For more information, visit

Sweden The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a new flagship in Sweden, the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm.

Located in Stockholm’s city center, the 414-room hotel is within walking distance of the Arlanda Express rail link to the airport and the central railway station. Radisson Blu Waterfront is also in close proximity toStockholm’s business district, boutique shops, the cobbled streets of  “OldTown,” or Gamla Stan.

The hotel offers modern standard and business class rooms with views of Riddarfjarden, the bay surrounding the city, and City Hall. The property’s three suites are situated on the top floor and offer expansive views of LakeMalaren, Riddarfjarden and City Hall. All rooms and suites feature Radisson Blu signature services such as complimentary high-speed Internet access.

The property’s 230-seat restaurant RBG Bar Grill offers a casual ambiance and views of the city streets and waterways of Lake Malaren. The hotel also has a lobby bar with an open fireplace for drinks and light snacks.

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is the sixth Rezidor property to open inStockholm. Direct flights are available from New York, Chicago andWashington D.C. For more information, including rates and reservations, visit