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  • Nobu Caesars Palace

  • Refinery Hotel

  • Radisson Blu Mall of America

  • Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown

  • Omni Nashville

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort and Spa

  • Hyatt Union Square New York

  • Redbury South Beach

  • The Alexander

  • Thompson Chicago

2013 in Review: Biggest Hotel Openings

Hyatt Union Square New York– This lower Manhattan hotel finally opened in April after stalling several times for Department of Buildings (DOB) violations. But despite a rocky start, the Gene Kauffman-designed property has received plenty of accolades including a spot on Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards list. The Hyatt Union Square offers 178 guestrooms, 10 suites with private outdoor terraces, two luxury suites, and three different dining options including.

Redbury South Beach– An extension of its original location at Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles, Calif., SBE brought Matthew Rolston’s Redbury concept to Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami this December. The 68-room boutique hotel carries on the rock and roll vibe with record players in every guestroom and vinyl selections curated by Capitol Records. The fresh-faced brand took over the former Fairfax hotel, which sat vacant for several years. Design details include brightly colored guestroom doors, custom furniture, and original artwork.

The Alexander– One of the first major hotel projects to open its doors in 2013, The Alexander made its mark in downtown Indianapolis. Part of a $155 million mixed-use community known as CityWay, the property, Dolce Hotels and Resorts’ 18th hotel in the U.S., features 209 guestrooms and is the only International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) certified hotel in the state of Indiana. Through a partnership with the Indianapolis Art Museum (IMA), the hotel features more than 40 works by more than 20 contemporary artists.

Thompson Chicago– The Thompson brand went through some changes this year as Commune Hotels and Resorts claimed ownership of the hotel company originally founded by hotelier Jason Pomeranc’s. While Pomeranc will retain four Thompson properties and rebrand them under the moniker Sixty Hotels, the newly opened Thompson Chicago will remain with Commune. The 247-room hotel, located in Chicago’s Gold Coast historic district, began welcoming guests in October. The

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