by Allen J. Sheinman | May 01, 2016
Dazzling debut. Within steps of the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the 149-room Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center has opened, featuring a resort-style swimming pool, complimentary WiFi, the Coffee to Cocktails Bar and a 24-hour StayFit Gym. The hotel also offers more than 3,165 square feet of meeting space.

 In Florida, the 183-room Hyatt House Naples/Fifth Avenue has opened on the banks of the Gordon River. Features include guest rooms with state-of-the-art media and work centers; a full-service restaurant and a fresh food market; a 24/7 fitness studio with a "cardiac theater" featuring sweeping views of the surrounding marina; a zero-entry pool and 3,160 square feet of function space. The property is about a half-hour drive from Southwest Florida International Airport.

 About 30 miles north of Houston, the 302-room The Westin at The Woodlands has opened with a full complement of parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts' amenities, including Westin Heavenly Beds in guest rooms and the Westin Workout gear-lending program. In-house dining takes place at Current, with contemporary American dishes, and the Sidebar lounge for upscale appetizers. For group gatherings, 11 dedicated meeting spaces span 5,795 square feet.

 The 50-room Vintro Hotel South Beach, the second hotel in Florida for the Curio-A Collection by Hilton brand, has opened just steps from the colorful nightlife in Miami's historic Collins Canal district. The art-deco property, a transformation of the original Park Avenue Hotel that debuted in 1934, includes amenities such as a large rooftop sundeck with a jetted infinity pool; complimentary bike rentals; the Vintro Kitchen serving local craft dishes; and a terrace, rooftop lounge and pool area for private events of up to 50 people.

• In San Diego, the 135-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott has opened in close proximity to the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Old Town and Mission Bay. Features include in-room flat-screen TVs with Netflix and Hulu; on-site Chargepoint electric-vehicle charging stations; the 24/7 lobby Market, and 754 square feet to accommodate meetings and functions of up to 45 people.

• The 126-room Langford Hotel, built in the former Miami National Bank building and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has debuted in downtown Miami. Guest rooms feature furnishings that evoke various decades of the building's life, including 1920s-style sinks, 1940s-era valet stands and headboards in 1950s style. The property has four meeting spaces; all are equipped with WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and A/V and Bluetooth technology connections, as well as white-oak floors and Khouri Guzman furnishings. Other offerings include the Pawn Broker rooftop bar, which offers a 360-degree view of downtown. 

• In Arizona, the 126-room Aloft Scottsdale has opened with a 24-hour business center, the Live at Aloft Hotels entertainment club, complimentary wireless and wired Internet access in all guest rooms and 456 square feet of meeting space.