This Week’s Top Hotel News

From the renovation of a storied New York landmark to a luxury hotel brand’s new acquisition in Abu Dhabi, here’s a roundup of the most relevant lodging tidbits.

Luxe Boutique Hotel Opens in Brooklyn

Hotel Williamsburg—Brooklyn’s long-awaited luxury boutique hotel—made its stylish debut this week. With 64 rooms, a rooftop lounge, a swanky sunken dining room in the lobby, an outdoor pool, and more, it’s likely to become one of the neighborhood’s most glamorous gathering spots. Read the full story here.

New Hyatt to Open in Waikiki Beach

Hawaii vacationers will soon have another hotel to choose from in Waikiki Beach as a new Hyatt is due to start welcoming guests in December. The Pali Tower at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach will have 191 rooms, plus a pool deck with a fire pit and its very own bakery café. Read the full story here.

Algonquin Hotel Closing for Renovation

The New York hotel best known for its history as the haunt of famous writers in the 1920s will close for three months beginning on the first of the year. Plans include giving the entire interior of the landmark building an overhaul. Read the full story here.

New Property for Viceroy in Abu Dhabi

The Viceroy Hotel Group has just announced the addition of a property in Abu Dhabi to its family of luxury hotels worldwide. The newly-acquired hotel has been renamed the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, with 499 guest rooms, two rooftop pools, and eight restaurants. Read the full story here.

Photo credit: courtesy Hotel Williamsburg