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French Coco hotel in Martinique.
French Coco hotel in Martinique.

We’ve got a bevy of hotel openings and renovations across the globe. Opened just last month in Florida are the 129-guestroom ME Miami in Downtown Miami and the 1,000-guestroom Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando. In California, the recently renovated Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz is now part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection; and on the U.S. east coast, the Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue will debut two 1,900-sq.-ft. Roche Bobois Suites this September. In 2017, Oregon will see the opening of a Canopy by Hilton. Additionally, MGM Resorts International and the Sydell Group have partnered to re-brand the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas; the approximately $450 million transformation will include two distinct hotel experiences—a Las Vegas version of Sydell’s NoMad Hotel and the launch of a new luxury hotel, Park MGM.

For clients headed to the Caribbean or Mexico, there are a couple of new properties to recommend such as the all-suite French Coco hotel in Tartane, Martinique, and Starwood’s 186-guestroom Four Points Havana, the first U.S.-based hospitality company to enter Cuba in 60 years. In Mexico, the Montage Los Cabos is slated for a late 2017 opening.

Across the pond, London’s Athenaeum Hotel has a new name—The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences—and a new look, while in Algarve, Portugal, the Pine Cliffs Hotel, part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection Resort portfolio, just re-opened after a $57 million renovation that included the addition of new contemporary Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites.