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10 new hotels in Asia-Pacific to keep your eye on

19 Oct 2017 by BusinessTravellerAsiaPacific
Le Meridien Suzhou, Suzhou Bay

Opened

Le Meridien Suzhou, Suzhou Bay

Where: Suzhou
Opened: October, 2017

Hot on the heels of Marriott’s new W Suzhou, which opened at the end of September, Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts similarly made its brand debut in the Chinese city with this new “French romance meets classical Jiangnan” property. The hotel’s 285 rooms and suites offer views of Lake Taihu or the city, while six of villa rooms also come with their own exclusive hot springs. Guests looking to sample the hotel’s French character should head to the Le Meridien Hub lobby lounge, where a 24-hour soundtrack curated by French band Nouvelle Vague can be heard while sampling the éclairs and evening aperitif-inspired sparkling cocktails. starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel

Where: Guangzhou
Opened: October, 2017

One of the first international branded hotels to open up in Guangzhou’s Nansha district, the new Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel is the brand’s second in Guangzhou and 13th in Guangdong province. All of its 291 rooms and suites have views of the Nansha and Jiaomen Rivers, courtesy of their floor-to-ceiling windows. Business travellers can make use of the Sheraton Club Lounge to get some work done, and the Sheraton Fitness Centre – with its adjacent outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna facilities – when it’s time to unwind. sheraton.com 

Intercontinental Perth

Intercontinental Perth City Centre

Where: Perth
Opened: October, 2017

Intercontinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) sixth Australian property, the Intercontinental Perth City Centre stands alongside theatres, cafes and luxury retailers with heritage-style storefronts. The hotel’s 240 rooms have a similarly quaint feel though with modern touches. Meanwhile throughout the hotel, Western Australian artists have produced specially commissioned sculptures, paintings, ceramics and glass works, while at the property’s F&B outlets, ingredients are sourced from regional food producers, brewers and growers. ihg.com

Moxy Bandung

Moxy Bandung

Where: Bandung
Opened: October, 2017

Ahead of the opening of two properties in Japan later this year – the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho and the Moxy Osaka Honmachi – Marriott’s lifestyle-focused Moxy brand will be making its Asia-Pacific debut in Bandung, Indonesia. Communal offerings are a key focus of the hotel, which begins with a free cocktail following check-in at the lobby bar, while its lounge the Living Room is designed as a place for guests to work and play, with 24/7 grab-and-go food, power outlets, and free “furiously fast” wifi. moxyhotels.com

The Fleming, Hong Kong

Opening soon

The Fleming

Where: Hong Kong
Opening: October 22, 2017

Having undergone a full year-long transformation, The Fleming (named after the street on which it resides in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district) is set to reopen this weekend. The boutique property comprises 66 guestrooms across four sizes – Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large, which range from 21 sqm to 36 sqm. Wooden floors, brass fixtures and artwork and photography from local artists give the rooms an inviting and somewhat industrial chic vibe that feels both professional and slightly hipster. thefleming.com

Hotel Ease, Hong Kong

Hotel Ease

Where: Hong Kong
Opening: November 1, 2017

Located in Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan district in the New Territories, Hotel Ease will mark the second brand from hospitality company, Tang’s Living Group, to open in the city. Each of its 160 rooms range from 23 to 29 sqm, making these snug accommodations, though all will come with complimentary wifi as well as a smartphone with free international calls and internet access. Complementing its industrial-chic aesthetic is all-day restaurant, Eat@ease, which offers craft beers, cocktails and meals. hotelease.com.hk/tsuenwan

Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket

Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket

Where: Phuket
Opening: December 16, 2017

Cachet Hospitality Group’s (CHG) second resort property, Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket is a conversion property that began operations as a CHG-managed hotel earlier this year. However, the resort is getting an internal facelift, with interior renovations set to complete this December. Located on the shores of Nai Yang Beach just seven minutes by car from Phuket International Airport, the 128-room resort will offer sleek contemporary design – think polished concrete floors and black marble – with “beachy” touches such as coconut shell finishes. cachetphuketdewa.com

AC by Marriott Tokyo Ginza

Where: Tokyo
Opening: Summer 2020

This hotel will mark the debut of the AC by Marriott brand in Japan when it opens in three years’ time. A new build property, the AC will feature 296 rooms across 15 storeys, with an executive lounge on the top floor. Business travellers will also be able to make use of a meeting room, exercise room and AC Library. marriott.com

Westin Darwin

The Westin Darwin

Where: Darwin
Opening: 2020

Australia’s Northern Territory is set to see its first Westin property in 2020 with The Westin Darwin. The hotel will form part of a wider mixed-use development – an increasingly common strategy in the hotel sphere – alongside restaurants and residences. Some 240 guestrooms including 14 suites will be at the hotel, alongside three F&B outlets within the hotel itself. A resort-style swimming pool, a fitness studio and a spa will also be available. westin.com

Club Med Ho Tram

Where: Ho Tram
Opening: 2021

Club Med is heading to Vietnam in 2021, located in Ho Tram about 90 minutes from Ho Chi Minh International Airport (and close to the upcoming Long Thanh International Airport). The resort will be located on a private beach with access to a medley of sea and land activities (there will be about 30 in total), notably the brand’s signature Flying Trapeze, along with archery and yoga. Overall, the resort will offer about 300 rooms and suites. clubmed.com

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