Hotel update in Asia-Pacific

3 Nov 2017 by Valerian Ho

New opening

Intercontinental Perth Executive Studio King

Intercontinental Perth City Centre is the sixth Intercontinental property in Australia, located in the heritage King Street Precinct close to theatres, cafes and luxurious retailers. The 16-storey hotel has 240 rooms offering classic, studio and penthouse categories. F&B highlights include the food-truck concept at Graffiti, serving coffee and gourmet-to-go bites, as well as Heno & Rey, which offers fresh seafood, charcuterie, small bites and larger plates with sangria and local wines. The hotel also has a spacious outdoor terrace with a bar, BBQ and cooking station. For events, guests can enjoy a large suite equipped with a display kitchen for live culinary demonstrations.


The Langham, Auckland and Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport have both been rebranded as Cordis properties.

The Cordis, Auckland is the first hotel in the Pacific region to take on the Cordis brand. The 411-room property is currently undergoing a full renovation, which is expected to be complete by February next year. New facilities and services include: The Lobby Lounge serving the new Cordis High Tea and Beers; a retail outlet offering everything from local food to Cordis Dream bed linens; a “Double’Double” room category with two double beds; handy phones; and electric bikes available for rent.

Cordis Beijing

Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport is also getting ready to embark on a renovation. When complete, the 283 rooms and suites will be fitted with spacious marble bathrooms. A new Chuan Spa will also be introduced, with treatments based on the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as a fitness centre and indoor pool. Dining experiences will include a Chinese restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant with live cooking stations, a bar and a lobby lounge serving afternoon tea and other refreshments. The revamp will also extend to the 1,000 sqm Grand Ballroom.


Located in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site George Town, the 17-storey Hotel Jen Penang has unveiled its new look following a US$14 million facelift. The three-phase transformation took 15 months, upgrading the lobby, Club Lounge, Café Jen the all-day dining restaurant, all 433 rooms and suites, and introducing two new room categories – the 32 sqm Family Room and 60 sqm Apartment. The apartment features a pullout sofa bed, a kitchenette with washing machine and fridge, and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Opening soon

MGM COTAI - outside

MGM Cotai in Macau is scheduled to open on January 29, 2018. The US$3.4 billion integrated resort will offer 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high-end spa, retail offerings and F&B outlets. The property will also boast the MGM Theater, offering three resident entertainment shows. A public art collection of over 300 pieces of ancient to contemporary art will also be showcased across the entire property.

The Shanghai EDITION

The Shanghai Edition will be located at the northeast corner of Nanjing Road East and Henan Road in Puxi, approximately five minutes’ walk from The Bund. The two towers of the property will house 147 rooms. There will be a wide range of F&B outlets, including a Japanese restaurant on the 23rd floor, a Cantonese dining venue with five private dining rooms, an all-day dining outlet, a lobby bar, a member’s club bar, an indoor nightlife venue and a rooftop bar. The hotel will be opened mid-2018.

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