TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements.
Pullman Baotou, Inner Mongolia
Accor has opened its inaugural Pullman property, part of a mixed-use complex in Baotou’s CBD, in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Each of its 263 Mongolian-inspired guestrooms and suites proffer views of either the Saihantala Ecological Park or garden, while leisure facilities include a gym, indoor swimming pool and spa. There are several F&B options on-site – the Les Champs-Elysées Lobby Bar; Bordeaux House with its sharing dishes; Silk Pavilion with its Huaiyang and fusion cuisine; and the all-day-dining Le Fontainebleau restaurant.
Event planners may choose from Pullman Baotou’s nine meeting spaces, which includes the 1,400m2 grand ballroom that can cater to 1,200 pax theatre-style or 720 for a banquet. Adjacent to the grand ballroom is an outdoor terrace suitable for evening cocktails, or pre and post function mingles. Silk Pavilion also has 10 private rooms that can cater to business luncheons.
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu and dusitD2 Davao, Philippines
Thailand-based Dusit International has expanded its presence in the Philippines with two new hotels in Mactan and Davao.
The five-star Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu (above) is located in a beachside location on the Punta Engaño peninsula of Mactan island, approximately 10km from Cebu City. The resort comprises 272 guestrooms, and facilities such as a 100m-long infinity pool, spa, fitness centre, four F&B options and an indoor kids zone. Event planners may avail the largest ballroom in Mactan, the 1,200m2 Dusit Ballroom, and four meeting rooms, as well as an outdoor Sky Garden for teambuilding activities or cocktail receptions.
DusitD2 Davao (above) has opened with an initial 60 rooms and suites, with another 60 slated to open later this year. Hotel facilities include a courtyard swimming pool, the Madayaw Café all-day dining restaurant, Siam Lounge, a fitness centre and the Namm Spa. Guests can also arrange for day trips to The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island, Managed by Dusit, a private island retreat a 30-minute boat ride off the coast of the Davao Gulf.
Sahid Serpong Hotel, Indonesia
Sahid Serpong Hotel has opened with 94 keys in Serpong, Tangerang Selatan, a satellite city of Jakarta. Categories in the three-star property – located on the upper levels of the Parkland Avenue Apartment – start from the lead-in at 22m2, all the way up to a 35m2 junior suite. Amenities on-site include a spa, fitness centre, outdoor pool, three function rooms, the Kayu Manis Cafe, a speciality restaurant and a coffee shop.
voco Dubai, UAE
The first voco-branded hotel in the Middle East stands along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, boasting 471 guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that open out to downtown views. Recreational facilities include six restaurants and bars, an outdoor swimming pool, a gymnasium and Spa Zen. Corporate guests can also avail the four floors dedicated to meetings and events, offering a total of 21 meeting spaces.