The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
La Seine Hotel by Burasari, Laos
The five-star property has opened on the river promenade in Vientiane, Laos’ capital city. The boutique hotel offers 37 rooms and suites, and boasts bold colour palettes and Art Deco-inspired interiors. All rooms come with bath amenities and an in-room espresso machine. The hotel has two F&B options, a rooftop bar and The Red Rose Restaurant, and offers a happy hour special on selected wines.
Fairfield by Marriott Hotel Busan, South Korea
Marriott has opened a 225-room Fairfield by Marriott-branded property in Haeundae, a beach resort destination in eastern Busan. There are 224 guestrooms, one of which is a 45m2 family room that includes a separate living room. All guestrooms are furnished with 49-inch flatscreen TVs, ergonomic desks and chairs, minibars and safety deposit boxes. Facilities include a restaurant, fitness centre, and for business travellers, workspaces in the lobby, as well as a meeting room that can hold up to 30 people.
Novotel Vijayawada Varun, India
AccorHotels is the first international hotel brand to set up shop in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh’s commercial centre. The property has 194 rooms, 25 apartments and 12 suites, alongside recreational facilities such as a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre, jogging track and a spa. There are also four dining options on-site ranging from the all-day dining restaurant to the Chinese kitchen, as well as a 930m2 banquet hall.
Hyatt Regency Bali, Indonesia
Previously known as the Bali Hyatt, the nine-hectare property has opened after five years of extensive renovations. It now features 363 keys, which includes 39 one-bedroom suites that come with a private balcony, separate living room, and an additional powder room with a shower. Guests who book suites are also offered access to the Regency Club Lounge.
Amenities on-site include three F&B venues, three swimming pools, a 24-hour fitness centre, and the Shankha Spa complete with 10 spa suites. Meanwhile, the hotel’s meeting facilities comprise a 468m2 ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 guests cocktail-style, an outdoor courtyard that can hold up to 120 attendees, and four multifunctional meeting spaces ranging from 92m2 to 324m2 in size.
DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai Nanxiang, China
A 313-key DoubleTree by Hilton has risen in the up-and-coming CBD in Shanghai Jiading, the only international hotel in the town of Nanxiang. Aside from the four F&B options on-site, recreational facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, spa and 24-hour fitness centre. Meeting planners will be able to avail the hotel’s 1,300m2 of event space across 12 function rooms, among which is a 750m2 grand ballroom which can accommodate up to 850.