Recently I was looking at hotels for a forthcoming trip, and noticed showed no reviews for one of the options I was interested in. Heading over to the hotel web site, I found they were offering 50% off rooms as they are a newly opened hotel.

While I travel frequently enough, I’m fairly ambivalent when it comes to selecting a hotel. It is literally down to the price point, location and whether it looks pleasant.

The Newly Opened Hotel Or Somewhere Else?

If all goes well, I will be spending a night in Adelaide, South Australia. Hotel prices are currently quite cheap, so I found two five star hotels in the city centre with swimming pools for €107 per night.

My choices became the InterContinental Adelaide and the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, the latter being the new one. As you can see from the image at the top of this post, the rooms look quite nice.

I can’t help but thinking of the horror stories I’ve heard about a particular newly opened hotel. When the TWA Hotel at JFK airport in New York opened, those who stayed the first day found lots of things incomplete.

With unhappy people dodging workers in corridors, the general feeling was that the TWA Hotel was great, but wait a bit until it’s actually complete. Every place is different and it’s unlikely something like this would happen, but you never know.

Overall Thoughts

In this instance, I decided to go with the newly opened hotel, the Crowne Plaza Adelaide. The rooms are much more colourful and to my taste than the ones at the InterContinental. I do like both brands, and had a ball at the InterContinental Hong Kong a while back.

Either way, I am looking forward to trying a new hotel and to swim in their pool. Have you stayed in a newly opened hotel before? What are the pros and cons in your experience? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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