by By Cheryl-Anne Sturken | February 01, 2009

A slew of new-build hotels are under construction across the globe. In the U.S. alone, 1,436 new hotels are expected to open next year, according to Portsmouth, N.H.-based Lodging Econometrics. The following property profiles offer a snapshot of the newcomers and what they'll offer a discerning business clientele.

Shangri-La Vancouver
January 2009
In the heart of the city's financial district, the 119-room Shangri-La Vancouver, part of a high-end mixed-use complex, will feature personal airport greeting services, a 5,000-square-foot fitness center, a full-service spa and 24-hour room service.

Hotel Nikko Shanghai
March 2009
The 388-room Hotel Nikko Shanghai in China will anchor the city's new Manpo International Plaza, a mixed-use complex 25 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Facilities will include three full-service restaurants, an executive lounge, a business center and a full-service spa.

Mandarin Oriental Beijing
Opening: spring 2009
The Olympics are over, but the hotel building boom continues. When the completely wireless Mandarin Oriental Beijing debuts in spring 2009, all 283 guest rooms will feature sweeping views of the central business district. Perks include a 14,500-square-foot spa and fitness center; a business center offering translation services, equipment rental and tech support; plus two on-site restaurants.

Elysian Chicago
Opening: spring 2009
Housed in an ornate beaux arts building, the 188-suite Elysian Chicago promises to deliver killer service, from the moment of arrival at the airport, where guests will be met and escorted by staff members. Other notables: 800-square-foot guest rooms, a ladies-only cocktail lounge, a barber shop and two Charlie Trotter restaurants.

Hotel Palomar Atlanta
Opening: May 2009
At Abercrombie and West Peachtree streets, the 304-room Hotel Palomar Atlanta will feature complimentary morning coffee and tea service, a nightly complimentary wine hour, valet parking, a business center and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown
Opening: May 2009
Around the corner from Bradley Center, in the heart of the city's business district, the 160-room Aloft Milwaukee Downtown is rising. Guest services will include free Wi-Fi throughout the property, a 24/7 pantry stocked with hot and cold snacks, and 42-inch LCD flat-screen TVs in all guest rooms.

Radisson Hotel Bangkok, Sathorn
Opening: mid-2009
The 436-room Radisson Hotel Bangkok, Sathorn, is rising in the Thai capital city's central business district, directly across from the new Bus Rapid Transit terminal, which is poised to open by the end of this year. Amenities will include three full-service restaurants; wireless and Internet capability in guest rooms; a 24-hour business center; and two- and three-bedroom extended-stay suites, ideal for business guests who will be settling in for a while.

Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle
Opening: mid-2009
The $175 million Hyatt at Olive 8 will be LEED certified and completely smoke-free, with express check-in kiosks, a full-service restaurant and 16,204 square feet of wireless-enabled meeting space.

W Boston
Opening: August 2009
The sleek and contemporary 235-room W Boston is a short walk from Boston Common and several Beantown attractions. Among highlights: guest rooms with Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, in-room spa services and 9,800 square feet of meeting space.