Aliz Hotel to Heighten New York’s Times Square; More U.S. Openings

NATIONAL REPORT—Four hotels around the country have opened or are in the works, including a new project in New York’s Times Square. Here’s a look at what’s new:

Aliz Hotel to Heighten Times Square

Aliz Hotel Times Square is set to open this summer. Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the hotel is expected to be one of the tallest in New York. Highlights include its 287 guestrooms with HD flat-screen TVs, luxury bedding and bath amenities; high-speed WiFi; a two-story lounge and bar space; and a Green Key certified environmental program.

Hu Hotel Adds F&B Offerings in Memphis, TN

In late summer/early fall, the Aparium Hotel Group is set to open the Hu Hotel in Memphis, TN. The 110-key hotel inhabits the former Tennessee Trust building. Located in downtown Memphis at the corner of Madison Ave. and S. Main St., there will be three on-site F&B options and a range of accommodations from traditional guestrooms to suites with Mississippi River views.

Home Studios Interior Designs will design the hotel interiors. Hu Hotel will also offer the Hu Cafe, an all-day ground-level cafe; Hu Diner, an adjacent diner concept; and Hu Rooftop, a year-round rooftop lounge.

SLS LUX Brickell Opens in Miami

Sbe, The Related Group and Allen Morris Company officially opened the SLS LUX Brickell Hotel & Residences, the third SLS-branded property in Miami. The Arquitectonica-designed, 57-story tower will have the first LED facade by lighting artist Ana Isabel Martinez. The project has 450 sold-out luxury residences with private elevators and 84 guestrooms and suites.

F&B options include Katsuya restaurant, accommodating nearly 180 diners. The 6,537-sq.-ft. space has a private dining room for 10-12 diners, which can also be broken into two rooms. SLS LUX Brickell also has the S Bar, a 2,535-sq.-ft. space that can seat 85 people.

Country Inn & Suites Expands in Montana

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson has opened Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Kalispell, MT Glacier Lodge. The hotel is near hiking trails and views of Glacier National Park, as well as Glacier Park International Airport. 

Accommodations include 100 guestrooms and suites. There’s also an on-site fitness center, indoor pool with a waterslide, gift shop, free WiFi and a complimentary hot breakfast. The hotel can also serve as a venue for meetings and special events with its flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 80 people.