The hottest hotel openings to look forward to in September 2020 [Infographic]
It’s been another unpredictable month with Covid19 spreading rapidly in some markets while remaining largely under control in others – but there are still lots of hotel openings lined up for this month, according to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database.
What follows is our rundown of the hottest openings earmarked for September 2020, alongside a round-up of the key stats and figures from the ever-changing hotel development landscape.
Hotels continue to open despite Covid19
On balance, things are looking up for the global hospitality sector this month, with 315 hotel projects expected to open their doors. The ongoing coronavirus crisis derailed the proposed launch of many developments over the last few months, but some of the schemes that were postponed in the first half of the year are now expected to debut this month instead.
These 315 forthcoming hotel projects, comprising 202 first-class and 113 luxury properties, will add 71,661 keys to the global stock. In terms of regions, North America seems to be moving ahead most rapidly with 103 hotels set to open this month; APAC and Europe trail behind with 85 and 75 new openings respectively. As for the country-by-country breakdown, the US is well out in front with 85 properties, followed by China (28), the UK (18), the UAE (15) and Australia (14).
These same countries also provide the city hotspots for September, meanwhile, with Dubai welcoming 12 new hotels, London seven and New York six. And turning our attention to the fastest-growing brands, DoubleTree by Hilton will bring seven new properties into the fold, while Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Courtyard by Marriott will gain six apiece.
Some of the most exciting September openings
Without question one of the month’s most exciting openings, Austin Marriott Downtown is a five-star luxury newbuild that will boast 613 rooms in the music capital of Texas. Spread over 31 floors, this impressive structure will afford guests panoramic views out over the city, as well as convenient access to many of the city’s main highlights. Over 64,000 sq ft of meeting, conference and event space will cater to corporate clients, while four F&B outlets will meet the culinary needs of every type of diner. The most exciting feature of the hotel is the seventh-floor roof deck, which comes complete with private cabanas, and the exclusive M Club will host VIP guests at its very own private outdoor terrace.
Over in the UAE, Sofitel Dubai Wafi is a 598-key, five-star newbuild housed in an impressive architectural execution that reaches 44 storeys into the sky. Geared towards business travellers, the hotel is located close to Wafi Shopping Mall, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and the Dubai International Airport, and has ten meeting rooms, as well as a 3,658 sq ft ballroom onsite. The hotel will share the amenities found at Wafi with the nearby Raffles Dubai.
Switching our focus to the US, Grand Hyatt Regency Nashville will form part of the new Nashville Yards development in this city in Tennessee. 591 rooms will cater for both business travellers, who can avail themselves of the 60,000 sq ft of meeting space, the hotel’s StayFit gym and fitness centre and the common community area.
Finally, Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai has undergone a three-year refurbishment to help it better support Dubai Tourism’s push to encourage more tourists to visit the emirate. 50 rooms and suites have been refurbished and upgraded during this time, and guests will be able to see the fruits of all this hard work from September.
Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.