3 New Hotel Openings: Chicago's Godfrey, New York's Crowne Plaza JFK Airport and Glasgow's easyHotel

The Godfrey
Chicago's The Godfrey, New York City's Crowne Plaza JFK Airport and Glasgow's easyHotel highlight the world's recent hotel openings.

Chicago, Illinois: The Godfrey

The 221-room boutique -- at this point, an adjective that describes style not size -- Godfrey had its long-awaited opening in River North on Feb. 1. Inside the 16-story building with a "Cubist-influenced facade" there's an urban rooftop lounge with views of the Windy City's skyline. WiFi is included with your stay, so no excuse not to post a few #selfie's using the view as a backdrop. Rooms start at $99 a night.

New York City: Crowne Plaza JFK Airport

The good news: this new 330-room hotel is in Jamaica. The bad news: it's Jamaica Queens. So when the Crowne Plaza JFK Airport markets itself as a "full-service business and leisure hotel," realize it's full-service because other there ain't much else around. The 24/7 fitness center does include a Zen and yoga room through. Rates start at, does it even matter? You're likely expensing your stay here.

Glasgow, Scotland: easyHotel

There's a time and place for hotel rooms that require an additional fee to be cleaned, and apparently it's now in Glasgow. A previous incarnation of this budget chain owned by a franchisee closed last year, but easyHotel (and easyJet) founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou re-opened it in mid January. Located on Hill Street, the 125-room hotel is in Glasgow's city center. So while it doesn't have a restaurant or bar of its own, it's just a short walk to many of them -- and only a slightly slower stumble home. Rates start at £15 (around $25).
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