Hotel Developments in the U.S. and Abroad

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotel developments are underway in the U.S. and overseas. As brands expand their portfolios from San Francisco to the Caribbean, here’s a closer look:

Marriott Vacation Club to Open in San Francisco

Marriott Vacation Club has proposed the spring rebranding of The Pier 2620 Hotel in San Francisco as Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco.

The property will have an outdoor courtyard, fitness center and Marketplace Express and up to 240 guestrooms. Its location in the Fisherman’s Wharf district puts owners and guests within walking distance of many of San Francisco’s attractions, shops and restaurants. Owners can now make reservations for arrivals, beginning May 21.

Art-Inspired Hotel in the Works in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s independent arts hotel, Saint Kate, named for Saint Catherine, the patron saint of artists, is expected to open this spring. Saint Kate The Arts Hotel is located in Milwaukee’s theater and entertainment district. The 219-room hotel will have art-inspired guestrooms, 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, 11 event rooms and three restaurants, as well as bars and lounges.

The hotel is currently seeking proposals from artists around the world that will be reviewed by an independent arts advisory board composed of leaders from Milwaukee arts organizations and creative influencers.

Alaska Property Underway With Business Offerings

Courtyard by Marriott has topped off its new hotel in Anchorage, AK. Courtyard by Marriott Midtown Anchorage will open near Ted Stevens International Airport. The property will be a four-story, 141-room hotel and is projected to be open this fall.

The hotel has food and beverage options, a business library, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, a fitness center and guest laundry and 1,430 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 95 people.

New Thailand Hotel Appeals to Digital Nomads

Centara Hotels & Resorts has revealed that its fifth hotel in the COSI Collection will be in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The newest hotel will be close to Chiang Mai’s Ploen Ruedee Night Market. The property is scheduled to open in 2022.

Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s popular destinations and has a growing number of Digital Nomads from all categories of online business. Recent studies cited Chiang Mai’s allure for the digital generation due to the city’s low costs, enjoyable food and lifestyle, expatriate social networks and infrastructure for “work-anywhere” online entrepreneurs.

COSI Chiang Mai will have 130 guestrooms, a common social hub, a rooftop swimming pool and a laundromat. The first COSI opened on Thailand’s Samui Island last December. Following this, Centara topped off its second COSI in Pattaya earlier this year and recently revealed additional COSI projects in in Krabi and Vientiane.

Albania to Get its First Hyatt-Branded Property

A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Kastrati Hotels & Tower shpk for the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Albania. The 151-room Hyatt Regency Tirana is expected to open later this year.

Located close to national landmarks such as the Presidential Palace, Palace of Congress, National Park and the soon-to-open National Arena, Hyatt Regency Tirana will also be close to Rinas Mother Theresa International Airport and Blloku, an entertainment destination with boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars.

Kempinski Expands in the Caribbean

The Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will open this October. The resort will be Kempinski’s second Caribbean venture and Dominica’s first beachfront five-star resort.

Located in Douglas Bay on the northwest side of the island, Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will have 152 guestrooms, three restaurants, a spa, three pools, a fitness center, meeting space and access to outdoor activities.