Five new hotels in Greater China

18 May 2018 by Valerian Ho
Hotel Vic Room

Hotel Vic on the Harbour

Opening this August, the 671-room Hotel Vic on the Harbour is located in North Point distinct on Hong Kong Island, about a 15 minutes’ drive from the city’s Central business district and within easy access of public transportation options, notably the MTR and ferries.

Each room features a modern design and features a free minibar, free wifi and a flat-screen TV with IPTV connections. The hotel also has its own tailor-made mobile app that allows guests to order room service, make restaurant reservations, arrange airport transportation and get questions answered.

Guests also shouldn’t miss the rooftop bar Cruise on the 23rd floor, where they will find outdoor seating perfect for enjoying the view of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline.

Shama Island North

Also nestled in Hong Kong’s North Point district, serviced residence Shama Island North opened its doors earlier this year in March. The property has 121 units overall, including studios, and one- and two-bedroom accommodations, each of which features a contemporary design equipped with Shama Slumber beds and a full kitchenette.

A number of tech-focused offerings are also available, notably wifi access, an alarm clock with bluetooth-enabled speakers and phone-charging functionality, a Blu-ray disc player and an electronic safe. Private balconies and terraces are also available in some of the apartments.

ibis Styles Changsha International Exhibition Centre

Ibis Styles Changsha International Exhibition Centre

As its name suggests, the Ibis Styles Changsha International Exhibition Centre holds a prime location close to its namesake convention venue, making it a prime accommodation option for corporate groups staying in Wuguang, Changsha’s newest central business district.

The hotel opened its doors last month, and can be easily accessed via the metro and major expressways – Changsha South Railway Station is also just a five-minute walk away and Huanghua International Airport is about 20 minutes away by car.

All 325 rooms in the 23-storey building feature the brand’s signature Sweet Bed and free wifi. The property houses a range of dining outlets, including the all-day dining restaurant Le Ya, Yi Ya Chinese restaurant and a Lobby Bar.

Grand Hyatt Xian

Grand Hyatt Xi’an

Another property that opened its doors last month, the Grand Hyatt Xi’an forms part of the landmark mixed-use Maike Centre within the city’s High-Tech Industries Development Zone, an area that’s home to more than 200 Fortune 500 companies. There’s also the Xi’an Greenland PICO International Convention and Exhibition Centre as well as the Xi’an Qujiang International Conference Exhibition Centre located nearby, making the Grand Hyatt Xi’an a prime choice for both individual business travellers and corporate groups.

The 396-room hotel also has a medley of F&B options, including the Chang’an Bridge Chinese Restaurant as well as the Grand Café for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Further options are expected to join the fray later this year, including Italian restaurant and bar, Allegro, and Maple House, an eatery specialising in pan-Asian cuisine and local Shaanxi barbecue.

Xiamen Marriott Hotel & Conference Centre

Xiamen Marriott Hotel and Conference Centre

The Xiamen Marriott Hotel and Conference Centre is the Marriott brand’s first property in China’s southeastern Fujian province. The third hotel on this list to have opened its doors last month, the property sits along Tong’an Bay a few minutes’ walk from the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Accommodation varies at the hotel, with some rooms offering balconies and ocean views and others comprising villas with private pools and lawns. For corporate groups, the hotel includes ballrooms, a VIP room and a theatre, offering more than 4,000 sqm meeting and event space in total. There are also a number of leisure and wellness facilities, including a fitness centre, four swimming pools, a spa, tennis courts and bowling lanes.

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