THE ST REGIS CHENGDU
NUMBER OF ROOMS 279
ROOM SIZES 65 sqm-325 sqm
LOCATION 99 Tidu Street, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
OPENING DATE September 2014
FACILITIES Six restaurants and lounges, 1,100sqm flexible meeting space, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness centre and a spa.
THE “IT” FACTOR This new hotel incorporates the latest technologies into its service. For instance, elevators do not require pushing of the buttons and are instead controlled through the guest key cards. Connectivity is complimentary, and every room has its own iPod Dock, Bose surround-sound system and an iPad Control Device.
THE PENINSULA PARIS
NUMBER OF ROOMS 200
ROOM SIZES 35 sqm-318 sqm
LOCATION 19 Avenue Kléber, Paris, France
OPEINING DATE August, 2014
FACILITIES Three dining outlets, cigar lounge, ballroom, three meeting rooms, spa, swimming pool and two fitness spaces
THE “IT” FACTOR It is impossible not to appreciate the craft and architectural work that has gone into the hotel. The classic and distinctive French décor was part of a transformation project that saw many of the country’s top craftsmen employed to create an ambience that complements the 19th century classic Haussmanian building that it resides in.
WALDORF ASTORIA BEIJING
NUMBER OF ROOMS 171
ROOM SIZES 45 sqm-566 sqm
LOCATION 5-15 Jinyu Hutong Dongcheng, Beijing, China
OPEINING March 2014
FACILITIES Three dining outlets, fitness centre, indoor pool, business centre and ballroom
THE “IT” FACTOR No, the 566sqm listed room size isn’t a mistake. If you have the cash to splash, the Wardorf Hutong Villa may just be the indulgence you’re looking for. Featuring two separate bedrooms and a spacious living room, this complex also offers an entertainment area with a fully stocked digital music library bolstered with a premium surround-sound system. There is also a separate dining area for 12 guests, a gourmet kitchen, and a private swimming pool.
SHANGRI-LA AT THE SHARD
NUMBER OF ROOMS 202
ROOM SIZES 30 sqm-232 sqm
LOCATION The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, UK
OPENING May 2014
FACILITIES Four dining outlets, fitness centre, infinity pool, two spa treatment rooms, three meeting/function spaces
THE “IT” FACTOR As the hotel occupies some of the highest floors of the 72-storey skyscraper, it provides spectacular 360-degree views of London. The infinity pool on the 52nd floor is particularly worth a visit, as it overlooks the Thames and the London Eye.
PARK HYATT NEW YORK
NUMBER OF ROOMS 210
ROOM SIZES 44 sqm-75 sqm
LOCATION 153 West 57th Street, New York, US
OPENING August 2014
FACILITIES Two restaurants, spa, 735 sqm of residential-style event space, including a ballroom, dramatic show kitchen, three breakout rooms, boardroom with attached 98 sqm outdoor terrace
THE “IT” FACTOR Location, location, location! Nestled in the heart of midtown at 153 West 57th street, the hotel is situated just opposite Carnegie Hall and a short stroll from Central Park – what the Yanks would call prime real estate location. The renowned Museum of Modern Art is also located close to the hotel, and the hotel has partnered with the institution to offer a collection of 350 artworks on display.