TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings.
lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok, Thailand
A stone’s throw from Nana BTS Skytrain station is the first lyf property in Thailand. Lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok offers 196 studios, as well as creatively-designed, multifunctional social spaces. These include the Connect co-working and lounge zone, Bond social kitchen, a laundromat, an outdoor terrace and a rooftop fitness area. The property conducts weekly social programmes to build connections and inspire the exchange of new ideas.
InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City, China
Located in Chongqing’s Chao Tian Men Square, the luxury hotel offers 380 keys spread across the 44th to 65th floors in one of Raffles City complex’s eight towers. Facilities comprise a 25m-long infinity pool and fitness centre, while F&B options include Jing Dining Room & Bar serving a blend of Cantonese cuisine and Chonqing’s local specialities, as well as lounges The Maven, and Horizon. Also available are 2,000m2 of meetings and events spaces, including two pillarless ballrooms of 1,250m2 and 450m2.
Quest Palmerston North, New Zealand
Replacing the former Quest Apartment Hotel in Palmerston North, the brand-new, 40-apartment hotel is a joint venture between local iwi, Rangitāne o Manawatū and Wallace Development. Situated in the Palmerston North CBD, the hotel offers studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each studio features a fully equipped kitchenette, while the one- and two-bedroom apartments boast full kitchens, laundry facilities and internet access on-demand. Guests will also enjoy access to local restaurant chargeback and the Quest Pantry Shopping service, which delivers groceries right to the guest’s door.
Holiday Inn Gurugram Sector 90, India
Located in the heart of New Gurugram, Holiday Inn Gurugram Sector 90 will be the first Holiday Inn hotel in the city and the third in the Delhi-NCR area. The 263-room hotel is part of the mixed-use development V3S Sapphire 90, which offers shopping, retail, multiplex, food court, and restaurants. Hotel facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, featuring a bar and lounge, serving Asian, Indian and Western cuisine with both buffet and à la carte offerings. Elsewhere, the Viva All Day Dining offers an interactive dining experience and an urban Aravali landscape view. The hotel also features banquet and meeting rooms spread across 510m2, a rooftop swimming pool, and a 24-hour fitness centre.