The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane, Laos
Designed with a blend of classical Lao art deco and French colonial styles, SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane comprises 68 rooms and suites. Guests will have access to an onsite restaurant, Sure Spa, a business corner in the lobby, and a fitness centre and the Tipsy Elephant Rooftop Bar on the top floor. This is the brand’s inaugural property in Laos, and the fourth operational SureStay hotel in Asia.
Change Overnight Hotel, Australia
Guests can support a cause and stay the night simultaneously at Change Overnight Hotel, an 18-room apartment-style modern property built upon a social enterprise concept in Launceston. Choose one of eight causes, such as the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission in India, where one night’s stay contributes to nutritious breakfasts for the children of the orphanage. For guests passionate about the environment, a one night’s stay can protect approximately 10m² of land in Tasmania through the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.
The Postcard Galle, Sri Lanka
Located on the country’s south-western coast near the fortified city of Galle is The Postcard Hotel’s latest outpost. There are just 10 rooms, each featuring high Burmese teak ceilings, wooden beds and titanium flooring. Attic Suites can house up to four guests, and come with a mezzanine floor and a private seating area overlooking the ocean. Luxury Suites meanwhile, offer an added plunge pool or jacuzzi. Facilities on-site include a lap pool, spa and restaurant-lounge.
Microtel by Wyndham Guiyang, China
The newly-built, 192-room Microtel by Wyndham Guiyang is billed as the “first intelligent hotel in Guiyang”, featuring QR code payment, and in-room voice automation allowing guests to control lighting and temperature. Amenities include an all-day dining restaurant, two meeting rooms, a gym and complimentary laundry services. Two more Microtel-branded hotels in Greater China are slated to open later this year, one of which will be in Hangzhou.
The Ritz-Carlton Pune, India
The second Ritz-Carlton in Maharashtra features 198 guestrooms and 35 suites, the largest being the Presidential Suite with two bedrooms, a living room and dining area, private bar and in-suite treatment room. Guests staying on the Club Level floors will enjoy access to the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge on the 18th floor that features views of the golf course, private check-in, a dedicated Club Concierge, and small bites throughout the day.
There are five dining venues on-site, as well as recreational facilities includes a fitness studio, yoga deck, and Ritz-Carlton Spa with eight treatment rooms. Event planners may avail the myriad spaces on-site spread across more than 3,200m², with spaces such as an outdoor foyer for hire.