Latest Property Updates: Strangest Things Left in Hotels; New Breathless Gets Opening Date; and Loop Gets Yet Another Hotel

hotel roomG6 Hospitality, parent company of Motel 6, recently did a survey to find what customers left in their hotel rooms, discovering that guests are more likely to leave something of theirs than take something from the hotel, even the shampoo. But Ann Abel of Yahoo! Travel went one step further to find The Strangest Things Left in Hotel Rooms. What did Ann find? A goat dressed as Abraham Lincoln, artificial limbs, and even a crack pipe. Check out the rest!

Travel Weekly reports that AMResorts’ first Breathless property in Mexico, Breathless Cabo San Lucas, will open Dec. 17. The 169-room property will boast suites with private terraces, 24-hours service, and activities like pool parties, dancing, and aerobatic performances.

Baltimore Business Journal reports that Hilton Worldwide plans to open a 156-room Canopy hotel at Harbour Point in mid-2018. The four-story Canopy Baltimore – Harbour Point will located atop a 12-story office building near the Wills Street Wharf. The project is expected to break ground by mid-2016.

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the recently renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown in the former Miller & Rhoads department store, after completing a $11.5-million transformation. The hotel boasts 250 guest rooms with suites at the hotel corners, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a grab-n-no Herb N’ Kitchen, which will be joined by a upscale Italian restaurant in 2016.

Changzhou Marriott Hotel

Changzhou Marriott Hotel

Marriott Hotels unveiled its 268-room Changzhou Marriott Hotel in Jiangsu Province of China, which occupies the top floors of the Changzhou Modern Media Center, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city at more than a 1,000 feet in height. The hotel is located in the Xinbei district, adjacent to the Changzhou International Convention Center, a 10-minute drive from Changzhou Railway Station, and 30 minutes from Changzhou Ben Niu Airport.

InterContinental Hotels announced the signing of the Crowne Plaza Novi Sad in Serbia. The new-build hotel is expected to open in 2016 with 144 rooms and be within walking distance of the city center and the fortress of Petrovaradin.

Travel Pulse reports that AccorHotels announced the purchase of three hotel asset portfolios in Europe, totally 3,700 rooms in 29 hotels for $300 million. The hotels are located in France, Germy, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, and Spain and include brands Novotel and Mercure.

Choice Hotels announced a development of a new 198-room, 21-story Cambria hotel & suites Chicago in the “Loop” neighborhood of Chicago, located above the Ford Center for the Performing Arts and near Millennium Park, Skydeck Chicago, and Chicago Riverwalk. It is slated to open in September 2017.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the rebranding of the Sunmarina Hotel in Okiwana, Japan. The 200-room Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort will open in mid-2016 after an extensive renovation of the existing rooms, plus the addition of 45 rooms in a new-build tower, which will debut in 2017.

St. Regis Dubai

Starwood’s St. Regis brand debuted in Dubai with the opening of The St. Regis Dubai. The hotel is the country’s first fully-integrated urban resort with eight culinary options, the first Iridium Spa in Dubai, and a fleet of Bentleys. The hotel’s Bentley Suite will be unveiled in early 2016.