The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
The Grand Luang Prabang
The Banyan Tree Group has welcomed The Grand Luang Prabang into its fold. Located along the banks of the Mekong River, the 59,000m2 Xiengkeo Palace houses 75 rooms and suites, all of which are decorated in a blend of French colonial architecture and Laotian motifs. Facilities on the compound include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and the Xiengkeo Museum.
Silka Tsuen Wan
Dorsett Hospitality International has opened its value-led brand Silka Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong. Featuring 409 rooms across five categories, all guestrooms come with free Wi-Fi and the use of a handy smartphone. As well, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle buses to nearby shopping attractions and MTR stations. Facilities on-site include a gym, multifunction room and an all-day dining eatery.
ibis Kochi City Centre
AccorHotels has opened its first ibis in Kochi, Kerala, near to the upcoming Kochi Metro Station. There are 115 guestrooms, furnished with the signature Sweet Bed by ibis and Wi-Fi access. Facilities include a gym, lobby bar, Spice It – the in-house restaurant that features live cooking stations – and an eight-hour breakfast concept starting from 04.00 until 12.00. There are two meeting rooms as well, which can accommodate up to 70 guests.
Marking the Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ debut in India is the new-build Oaks Bodhgaya. Located in the state of Bihar, the property features 78 rooms and suites, all of which come with regular mod cons such as Internet access, a flatscreen TV, minibar and an in-room safe. Amenities on the property include a gym, rooftop meditation space, library lounge, an international all-day dining restaurant and a banquet hall for events.