The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Crowne Plaza Vientiane
InterContinental Hotels Group’s first property in Laos, the 197-room Crowne Plaza Vientiane has opened along Samsenthai Road in the capital. Amenities include a spa, 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor infinity pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, a beer garden, two restaurants, a ballroom and six meeting spaces.
Located at Tianfu Middle Avenue in Chengdu, the Fairmont Chengdu offers 336 guestrooms and suites with panoramic views of the city skyline. Facilities include a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, the signature Willow Stream Spa (opening March 2017) and four restaurants. Meeting spaces include 11 meeting rooms and function areas, as well as a 730m2 grand ballroom with an adjoining VIP room.
Wyndham has launched its boutique TRYP brand in South-east Asia with a newly-constructed building in Yangon’s Mayangone Township. The property boasts 60 rooms and suites, all of which come with floor-to-ceiling windows, flatscreen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and walk-in rain showers. Facilities include a restaurant and a lounge, while less than a five-minute walk away is the upscale Myanmar Plaza.
Best Western Thousand Island Hotel
Best Western has opened its doors on the riverfront in Nyaung Shwe, the gateway city to the UNESCO-designated Inle Lake. The hotel's 48 rooms boast free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs with international channels, complimentary coffee and tea, and safety boxes. Amenities at the property include a billiard room, hot tub, riverfront café and rooftop bar.
The first Travelodge-branded property in Hong Kong, Travelodge Kowloon will open this month following a rebranding and refurbishment from the 126-room Hotel Rainbow. The hotel is located off Nathan Road in the Jordon District, a short walk from the Jordan MTR Station, while other attractions such as the Temple Street Night Market, Mong Kok Ladies’ Market and the Kowloon Park are also within walking distance.