The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
The 268-residence Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore has opened in Singapore’s CBD. The second Oakwood-branded property in the city-state, residences come in a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. With the minimum stay pegged at seven nights, studios come furnished with a kitchenette as well as complimentary launderette access, while the bedrooms feature fully-equipped kitchens and a washer/dryer. Amenities include a fitness centre, outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi, lobby bar, executive club, lounge and the Se7enth restaurant.
Situated on the 33rd to 40th floors of the Nakanoshima Festival Complex is the 164-room Conrad Osaka – the brand’s first in western Japan. Rooms start from 50m2 and suites from 66m2, all of which come with floor-to-ceiling windows, 49-inch TVs, Bluetooth speakers, rainshowers and free-standing bathtubs. Facilities include four restaurants, a bar, spa, 24-hour fitness centre and 20m-long heated indoor pool. For meetings or events, Conrad Osaka has two ballrooms, one boardroom and one divisible meeting room. The 225m2 main ballroom can accommodate up to 100 guests, and comes with a private foyer and spiral staircase.
DoubleTree by Hilton Shenzhen Longhua
DoubleTree by Hilton Shenzhen Longhua offers 238 guestrooms, including 12 suites, each at least 48m2 and featuring a separate work area, 42-inch LCD TV, DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience bedding, and the new verbena and lavender line from Crabtree & Evelyn. Facilities available include a 24-hour fitness centre, an outdoor pool, three whirlpools, a business centre, as well as four F&B options. The property also offers 1,630m2 of meeting space in the form of a 738m2 pillarless ballroom and six meeting rooms.
The Ascott has opened its second service residence in India, the Citadines OMR in Chennai. Standing along Old Mahabalipuram Road, the city’s IT Corridor, the serviced residence offers 269 units across three configurations. All the studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen. Recreational amenities include a rooftop infinity pool, gym, steam and sauna facilities, and resident’s lounge. There are also two F&B options, as well as a business centre, launderette, convenience store, and two meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people.