The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will be opening the 209-key mountain retreat in Sichuan Province on March 1. Amenities on-site include a spa, five F&B options, karaoke rooms, an entertainment centre for mahjong or board games, and a play area for the little ones. Recreational facilities include a gym, yoga facility, and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. As well, there are three meeting rooms, one boardroom, a pre-function area and a 610m2 Banquet Hall for business events.
Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Slated to open on April 1 is the seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand, offering 162 rooms, 11 suites and 23 pool villas, where the villas range from 188m2 to 268m2 in size. Facilities on the property include a pool, kids’ club, spa, 900m2 ballroom, as well as four F&B options, which includes Blue Biscuit, a club/restaurant that will host live blues and jazz performances.
Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade
AccorHotels has launched its first Mercure property in the Malaysian capital. Located in Pudu, at the fringe of Kuala Lumpur's Bukit Bintang shopping belt, the hotel features 213 keys, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, gym and rooftop pool bar. For events, the hotel’s three meeting rooms can accommodate up to 60 guests.
ibis Bangkok IMPACT
Located a 15-minute drive from Don Mueang International Airport or 30-minute drive from downtown is the new 18-storey ibis Bangkok IMPACT. The hotel's 587 rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, 32-inch flatscreen LED TVs, an in-room safe, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Amenities include the 500-seater Taste Restaurant, and a 24-hour ibis café & bar.