The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Overlooking the Arabian Sea on Vagator Beach, W Goa offers 160 guestrooms, villas and chalets, all of which have been decked out in rich colours and fabrics. Hotel amenities include the 1,300m2 subterranean spa, steam and sauna rooms, gym, pool deck and five F&B options. Outdoor event spaces include the 418m2 of oceanfront Horizon and the 539m2 landscaped greenery below the iconic Chapora Fort. There will also be 4,645m2 of function and meeting rooms coming online by end 2017.
Hilton Linzhi Resort
The 220-key Hilton Linzhi Resort is Hilton’s first property in the Tibet Autonomous Region, standing atop 324ha of land between the Himalayas and Yarlung Zangbo River. In-room amenities include 42-inch LCD TVs, Wi-Fi and oxygen supply equipment for guests who need assistance acclimating to the hotel’s position at 3,000m above sea level. Facilities include four F&B options, a heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, spa, Kid’s Club, cinema, and facilities for billiards, chess and karaoke. There is 529m2 space for meetings, including a 231m2 pillarless ballroom and four boardrooms.
Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach Bali
Wyndham Hotel Group has launched its upper-midscale brand, Wyndham Garden - previously The Kuta Playa Hotel & Villas - on Bali’s Kuta Beach. The rebranded property currently offers 155 refurbished guestrooms, with facilities including two swimming pools, an all-day dining restaurant, bar, spa and meeting rooms. The resort will undergo further renovation to add another 151 rooms, several of which are swim-up pool units. As well, a new dining establishment will be added.