Hotel update in Asia-Pacific

1 Dec 2017 by Valerian Ho
Amanyangyun Antique Villa Exterior

Opening soon


Opening: January 2018.
Location: 27km southwest of Shanghai.
Number of rooms: 26.
Room categories: Ming Courtyard Suite, Antique Villa.
Restaurants and bars: Lanzhu Chinese restaurant offers an array of tofu-based dishes; Nama serves fresh Japanese cuisine; Arva presents Talian farm-to-table food items; The Bar offers cocktail and afternoon tea.
Meeting/event facilities: The Banqueting Room is available for 200 guests, 25-seat theatre.
Business/leisure facilities: Cigar Lounge, Aman Spa, sauna, plunge pool, Jacuzzi, two swimming pools, The Club for children.

Four Points by Sheraton Auckland

Four Points By Sheraton Auckland

Opening: March 2018.
Location: On Queen’s Street in the city centre, about 30 minutes’ drive from Auckland International Airport.
Number of rooms: 255.
Room categories: Deluxe Room, Corner Room, Executive Suite.
Restaurants and bars: Queens Head Bar & Eatery, serving breakfast, coffee, and New Zealand cuisine; Bluff Bar and Rooftop Terrace, serving local beers and cocktails.
Meeting/event facilities: A total of 500 sqm of events space, including a 200-sqm ballroom and four meeting rooms.
Business/leisure facilities: Business centre, fitness centre.

Iraph Sui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Okinawa

Opening: Late 2018.
Location: The island resort will be located in the city of Miyakojima in Japan’s Okinawa prefecture. Miyako Airport has direct flight connections from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
Number of rooms: 77.
Room categories: Guestroom, Suite with private plunge pool, Junior Suite, Executive Suite.
Restaurants and bars: All-day restaurant, pool bar, and beach club.
Business/leisure facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, and spa.

Silks Club Kaohsiung

New openings

Silks Club, Kaohsiung

Opened: November 2017.
Location: In the city centre close to Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre, about 15 minutes by car from Kaohsiung International Airport.
Number of rooms: 147.
Room categories: Deluxe King, Deluxe Twin, Premier King, Premier Twin, Studio Deluxe King, Junior Suite King, Deluxe Suite King, Deluxe Suite Twin, Executive Suite, Presidential Suite.
Restaurants and bars: Ukai-tei Teppanyaki, a Michelin-starred restaurant; Ukai-tei Grill serves premium dishes including wagyu beef and seafood from Japan; Dassai Bar serves signature “23 per cent ground alcohol” rice wine; Jade Lounge serves breakfast, and other refreshments.
Meeting/event facilities: Function Room in the Jade Lounge.
Business/leisure facilities: Sauna, swimming pool, gym.

Haven’t Met Silom

Haven’t Met Silom

Opened: November 2017.
Location: This hotel is in the downtown district, close to Chong Nonsi BTS Station. It takes about 50 minutes by car from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport and about 30 minutes from Don Mueang International Airport.
Number of rooms: 70.
Room categories: Awesome Room, Sensational Room.
Restaurants and bars: Cloud 9 Restaurant offers daily breakfast buffet and a la carte Thai fusion dishes; High Lounge operates 24 hours with complimentary soft drinks and snacks; Cloud 9 Casual Rooftop is the al fresco pool bar serving drinks and Thai fusion food.

Novotel Singapore on Stevens

Opened: November 2017.
Location: Located at the edge of Orchard Road, the hotel is a 30-minute drive away from Changi International Airport. It also offers a complimentary shuttle service from Stevens MRT and Orchard MRT.
Number of rooms: 254.
Room categories: Deluxe Room, Premier Floor Room, Premier Suite, Superior Room.
Restaurants and bars: L’Apéritif Tapas Bar, serving signature cocktails and European and Asian tapas; Food Exchange featuring Thai, Indian, European and Singaporean cuisine at live cooking stations; and Novotel Infinity Pool Bar serving refreshing drinks and pool-side snacks.
Meeting/event facilities: Grand Ballroom, six meeting rooms and two outdoor spaces.
Business/leisure facilities: 35m lap pool, infinity pool, 24-hour gym and tennis court.


Mercure Singapore on Stevens

Opened: November 2017.
Location: Next to Novotel Singapore on Stevens.
Number of rooms: 518.
Room categories: Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Privilege Floor Room, Privilege Suite.
Restaurants and bars: A gourmet café, Fudebar, serves salads, sandwiches and coffees; Winestone restaurant offers a wide range of signature wines from around the world and Mediterranean food.
Meeting/event facilities: Shared with Novotel Singapore on Stevens.
Business/leisure facilities: Shared with Novotel Singapore on Stevens.

Le Meridien Xian, Chanba

Opened: November 2017.
Location: In the northeastearn part of Xi’an, near Chang’an Tower. It takes about 30 minutes from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport.
Number of rooms: 291.
Room categories: Classic Room, Panorama Room, Club Room, Classic Suite.
Restaurants and bars: Hangang Korean Grill offers traditional barbecue; Latest Recipe has a local and regional a la carte menu; Le Mei is a Chinese restaurant serving Yunan cuisine; Latitude 34 lounge bar offers cocktails and snacks.
Meeting/event facilities: 1,500 sqm of events space including a 675-sqm ballroom and six meeting rooms.
Business/leisure facilities: Le Meridien Club Lounge, indoor heated swimming pool, and fitness centre.

Hualuxe Wuxi Taihu

Opened: November 2017.
Location: The hotel sits in Taihu New City District, five minutes drive from The Coast Square City Complex. It is also close to Wuxi Municipal Government Mall and the Taihu International Expo Centre, and is 20 minutes’ drive from Wuxi New District Railway Station and Shuofang Airport.
Number of rooms: 302.
Room categories: Superior Room, Deluxe Hualuxe Room, Club Hualuxe Room, Executive Suite.
Restaurants and bars: Cai Feng Lou Chinese Restaurant; Xian Yan All Day Dining Restaurant; Luxe Tea; Lobby Lounge; Luxe Gathering; Tai and Ko Specialty Restaurante.
Meeting/event facilities: Hua Xi Ballroom for up to 1,000 guests, five meeting rooms and one boardroom.
Business/leisure facilities: Business centre, indoor pool, gym, and a yoga room.

Recently renovated

Two Macdonnell Road

Re-opening: November 2017.
Location: Situated in Mid-Levels and next to Hong Kong Park and the Hong Kong Botanical Gardens, within walking distance to the Central business district and Lan Kwai Fong. Shuttle bus service is available to Central and Admiralty districts.
Number of rooms: 213.
Room categories: Standard/Superior Room, Junior Suite, Business Suite, Deluxe Suite, Family Suite.
Restaurants and bars: Café Bar on 8 serves breakfast, grab-and-go meals, lunch buffet, afternoon tea and a wide range of international dishes, from classic English fish and chips to Hong Kong favourites such as Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Meeting/event facilities: Multi-purpose Communal Room.
Business/leisure facilities: Business centre and a gym.

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