The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Avani+ Samui, Thailand
This seaside resort on Koh Samui’s south-east shore by Taling Ngam Bay has opened, offering guests a choice of 25 guestrooms, 27 private pool villas, or six beachfront pool villas. Recreational facilities include the AvaniSpa, and swimming pool, while activities include island hopping, snorkelling, hiking to waterfalls, beach yoga, stand-up paddle-boarding, and mountain biking. There are also three F&B venues on-site.
Wyndham Grand Yangon, Myanmar
Rising on the shores of Kandawgyi Lake, this 20-storey, 291-key hotel forms part of the Kantharyar Centre, a new mixed-use project. Facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a fitness centre, spa, and an outdoor pool which offers views of the Kandawgyi Lake. For corporate guests and event planners, the hotel provides a 500-pax Grand Ballroom with a huge LED screen, five meeting rooms with a pre-function space for cocktail receptions, as well as an outdoor garden. The hotel also offers a shuttle service downtown, to landmarks such as Sule Pagoda and Bogyoke Market.
Iraph Sui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa, Japan
Iraph Sui has opened on Irabu Island, Okinawa, becoming the third hotel in Japan to join Marriott’s Luxury Collection. The seafront property offers 58 rooms ranging from 46m2 to 120m2, with several suites also featuring private swimming pools. Aside from international restaurant Tin’In, the property also has a spa and infinity pool. Guests can also arrange for excursions to nearby beaches or go scuba diving in the Okinawan Ocean.
Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre, China
Hilton has introduced the Canopy by Hilton-brand to Asia-Pacific with a launch in Chengdu. Located next to Tianfu Square, the property offers 150 Just-Right rooms ranging from 50m2 to 100m2. Guests will be able to avail facilities such as the 24-hour fitness centre on the 32nd floor, two F&B options, and the all-day Canopy Lounge. The new property also boasts a Transfer Lounge, said to be the first-of-its-kind in China, where guests with early arrivals or late departures can use facilities including luggage lockers, a private changing cabin and showers. There are also complimentary bikes for hire.
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon
The latest opening by InterContinental Hotels Group offers 119 guestrooms in the vicinity of the Little India district. Amenities include a 24-hour gym, restaurant, meeting room, self-service business centre, Internet stations and a laundry room. Hotel guests will also enjoy a free buffet breakfast, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the property.