Ritz-Carlton makes their first official foray in Thailand opening the ultra-grand resort in Koh Samui. &nbsp; For the new Tier 4 property points stay start at 60,000 while cash rates run just over $500 nightly. Originally an 1860s soap manufacturing factory, The Wick has been renovated into a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Hudson, New York. It officially opens on October 16th as a SPG category 4 hotel however bookings open in January. Renaissance's first hotel in Dubai, is a beautiful property soaring above downtown. &nbsp;To really enjoy the views from the hotel check out a 24 hour timelapse of downtown Dubai they made from their rooftop terrace. Located directly on Lake Raleigh at North Carolina State University the StateView Hotel provides a perfect setting for visiting the campus. &nbsp;It opens October 17th as a Marriott Category 7 hotel in the Autograph Collection. Directly across the street from the Great American Ball Park and just steps from the Ohio River the AC Hotel Cincinnati on the Banks provides a perfect location for exploring the city. Surprisingly the Residence Inn Santa Barbara Goleta is only the second Marriott Hotel in Santa Barbara. &nbsp;It opens at the end of the month as a Category 8 despite nightly rates only averaging $200. Just second Moxy Hotel in London, the Moxy Stratford opens October 25th just outside the city as a Marriott Category 6 hotel. Despite not having reservations open the Le Meridien Suzhou is scheduled to open October 2nd. &nbsp;We'll see if it actually happens but if so it will bring the 5th Starwood hotel to the city.