Locations: One property in Lexington, Massachusetts; 14 more in 2008, including Brooklyn, New York, and Philadelphia; outposts in China, Europe, and the Middle East by 2010.
Amenities: Packaged food available for purchase in lobby; kiosk check-in; indoor or outdoor pool; wine bar.
Average Room Size: 300 square feet.
Price: Doubles from $139.
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Locations: 13 in the U.S., including Miami and Chicago, and one in Mérida, Mexico; 11–16 more in 2008, including New York and San Diego.
Amenities: Room service; breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the lobby; fitness studio; wine bar; Aveda bath products.
Average Room Size: 370 square feet.
Price: Doubles from $129.
Locations: 120 locations, including Atlanta and Scottsdale; 10 more planned for 2008.
Amenities: Hot meals served in the guest kitchen 24/7; kiosk check-in; wine bar; fitness center.
Average Room Size: 390 square feet, including a separate work area.
Price: Doubles from $109.
Locations: One property, in Plano, Texas; 11 more in 2008, including Warwick, Rhode Island, and Irving, Texas.
Amenities: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dining area; hypoallergenic rooms; iPod-compatible sound systems; wine bar.
Average Room Size: 320 square feet.
Price: Doubles from $125.
Locations: One Amsterdam property at Schiphol Airport with plans to open two more locations in Europe by 2009.
Amenities: Self-service kiosk check-in; 24-hour restaurant/bar; free movies on demand.
Average Room Size: 150 square feet.
Price: Doubles from $110.
Locations: Five locations throughout the U.K., including Glasgow.
Amenities: In-room iMac televisions; room service; fitness center.
Average Room Size: 250 square feet.
Price: Doubles from $250.
Locations: 11 properties throughout Spain (Madrid, Málaga, Granada); one in Miami Beach, Florida; and seven more by 2009, including New York and Barcelona.
Amenities: Room service; indoor parking; dry cleaning; buffet breakfast; reading room.
Price: Doubles from $145.
Locations: Two hotels, in Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany; five more opening by 2010, including Vienna and Berlin.
Amenities: Room service; hot meals served in restaurant; flat-screen TV’s; iPod-compatible sound systems.
Average Room Size: 270 square feet.
Price: Doubles from $160.