Where to Stay: New hotels in Edinburgh, Taipei, Florida and the Alps

Courtyard Edinburgh
Courtyard Edinburgh

Courtyard Edinburgh

Location: Converted from three terraced town houses in centre of Scotland’s capital city
Grade: Midscale
Keys: 240
Facilities: Restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace, fitness centre
Meeting space: Boardroom for 16 people
They say: “Part of a GBP30 million restoration project to combine both heritage and contemporary style”
We say: Impressive new addition to Courtyard portfolio. Conversion sensitive to city’s history
Opening: Already open

Aloft Taipei Beitou
Aloft Taipei Beitou

Aloft Taipei Beitou

Location: North of the city, close to two MRT stations
Grade: Midscale
Keys: 292
Facilities: American-style restaurant, bar with pool table, fitness centre
Meeting space: Three meeting spaces
They say: “This bold new lodging alternative will surely inspire you to explore Taiwan’s capital”
We say: Quality high-tech hotel but not in a central location
Opening: Already open

Severin's – The Alpine Retreat
Severin’s – The Alpine Retreat

Severin’s – The Alpine Retreat

Location: Lech, the Austrian ski resort
Grade: Luxury
Keys: Nine suites plus one large residence
Facilities: Large spa, pool, restaurant, wine cellar
Meeting space: Events room available
They say: “Guests can look forward to the highest quality fittings combined with state-of-the-art technology”
We say: With rates starting at EUR890 per night, this retreat is only for the wealthiest of winter sports enthusiasts
Opening: Already open

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

Location: An island in the Gulf of Mexico, off southwest Florida
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 726, with 94-room adults-only tower to open this autumn
Facilities: Four swimming pools, a spa, restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining, two championship golf courses. New rooftop pool and entertainment centre to be added
Meeting space: Approx. 10,000m² following expansion, including two ballrooms
They say: “Offers engaging and enriching on-property experiences that can be artfully tailored to each guest”
We say: Large luxury resort likely to be popular alternative beach destination for US travellers and event organisers
Opening: Already open

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