The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection, Cambodia
This luxury tented camp experience, which lies three hours drive south of Phnom Penh, is home to 14 one-bedroom tents (100m2) and one two-bedroom tent (140m2) nestled amid a 350ha valley between the Phnom Bokor and Kirirom National Parks.
After arriving at this gate lounge by road or helicopter, guests can enjoy an adrenaline-filled entry to the resort via a 380m-long zipline over rivers and waterfalls, or simply opt for a jeep transfer.
Amenities at this remote outpost include the Waterfall Restaurant, Landing Zone Bar and Boulders Spa, while an extensive list of adventures – from hiking and expedition boat journeys to accompanying rangers and full-time researchers on field research – can be had.
Awei Pila, Myanmar
This exclusive resort, set on a remote tropical island in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, will open its doors to guests on December 15. The newly-constructed property on the island of Pila – a two-hour speedboat ride from mainland – will feature 24 air-conditioned tented villas fronting a white-sand beach. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, spa and swimming pool. Water activities include kayaking, snorkelling, and diving are on offer, alongside island excursions and cooking classes. The property will open seasonally (closed June to September every year).
Hotel Nikko Bangkok, Thailand
The soon-to-open Hotel Nikko Bangkok stands at 27 Sukhumvit Soi 55, within walking distance from the BTS Skytrain Thonglor station. The five-star hotel offers 301 guestrooms and suites, including 10 extended stay rooms featuring a kitchenette. The hotel will have four restaurants and lounges, and offer over 1,800m2 of meeting space including the Fuji Grand Ballroom which can host up to 1,250 in a standing-cocktail setting.
Shama Hongqiao Shanghai, China
Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group has opened its 50th property, Shama Hongqiao Shanghai, in the Hongqiao business district. The property offers 132 apartments in six categories from studios up to two-bedroom residences. Each apartment is fitted with a customised Shama Slumber bed, fully equipped kitchenette, ample storage space, dual laundry washer and dryer, LED TV with international channels, Wi-Fi Internet access and a work desk. Amenities on-site include a gym and yoga room, business centre, and a breakfast outlet.
Ascott Sudirman Jakarta, Indonesia
The 43-storey serviced residence offers business travellers 192 units, ranging from studio, one-, to three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room and dining area, bathrooms with bathtub and rain shower. There is also complimentary Internet access, LED smart TV with home entertainment system, washing machine and dryer. A swimming pool, all-day dining restaurant, gymnasium with steam and sauna facilities, outdoor tennis court, business centre and meeting rooms are among the facilities available at this property.