Recap: Hottest hotel openings in July 2020

by | 09 Aug 2020 | Hotel Openings, Projects

Hyatt Place Mississauga Centre in Ontario is now open to guests

July saw some semblance of normality return to several countries as the world slowly comes to terms with Covid19, and the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows plenty of new hotels opened too.

July is smack bang in the middle of the high season for tourism in many markets, and hotel groups have been pushing hard to launch new properties wherever possible to help them attract some much-needed business. Here is our rundown of the month’s hottest openings.

Hard Rock Hotel Dalian Golden Pebble Beach

This luxury, five-star newbuild marks Hard Rock Hotels’ second site in China. The 210-key property fronts onto Golden Pebble Beach’s oceanfront in true Hard Rock style – with a giant sculpture of a guitar.

Guest rooms overlook the Yellow Sea, and visitors can avail themselves of all of the signature offerings typical of Hard Rock, such as The Sound of Your Stay programme, and Rock Om. Management are also rolling out Hard Rock’s Safe + Sound initiative to ensure hygiene standards remain high amid the pandemic.

Pullman Yueyang Oriental

Pullman debuted in Yueyang this month with a 213-key property overlooking Dongting Lake in the province of Hunan. This four-star offering is the first international premium branded hotel in the popular Chinese city, and will provide guests with convenient access to various local sights, as well as conferences, events and transport hubs.

Stephen Li, general manager at Pullman Yueyang, said: “The hotel is an intriguing blend of Yueyang’s thousands-year-old charm with Pullman’s contemporary and cosmopolitan flair. Our advanced and spacious MICE offerings with Pullman’s Meet & Play concept are second to none in the local market.”

Fusion Suites Vung Tau

This 171-key property has successfully opened its doors in southern Vietnam.

It boasts well-appointed guest rooms, sophisticated private apartments, a rooftop infinity pool, a restaurant bar and market stalls in the lobby area. There is also a spa, which offers visitors a host of traditional therapies from all over the region.

Hyatt Place Mississauga Centre

This four-star newbuild offering from international hotel giant Hyatt provides additional accommodation for those traveling to and from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Hyatt Place Mississauga Centre is a 123-key property located close to the airport, and is conveniently situated within easy reach of Square One Shopping Centre, the virtual maze at Playdium Arcade and the Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mama Shelter Luxembourg

Mama Shelter’s 13th property has landed in Luxembourg. Originally supposed to open in April 2020, this 145-key hotel is located close to the city centre and boasts a home-away-from-home atmosphere.

The quirky and contemporary fit-out was executed by Mama Design Studio, and the spacious rooftop restaurant is probably the highlight of the property. There is also a shared MamaWorks co-working space, cinema and lounge.