The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
The Shellsea, Thailand
Owner-operator Aonang Ville is set to open resort The Shellsea on Krabi’s Shell Fossil Beach this November. The beachfront property offers 72 guestrooms, 12 villas and a grand villa, all boasting views of the Andaman Sea. Facilities include a lap pool, family pool, spa, restaurants, beachside bar, a fitness centre and a selection of non-motorised recreational water sport equipment. A single function room allows for small, intimate gatherings. Bookings can be made starting August 1, 2016.
Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort, Japan
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is returning to Okinawa, Japan with the opening of Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort. The converted property, which is now open, is currently undergoing further renovation and expansion works to add a new 46-key wing and more guestrooms to the 200 rooms and suites resort by December. A range of F&B options, a wellness centre and meeting spaces – including a ballroom and smaller function rooms – totalling 260m2 are available. Events can also be held at the garden or by the beach.
Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Thailand
Marriott International has opened the 180-room Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, a 2.3 billion baht (US$65.3 million) refurbished project. The property is located by the beach of Nai Yang, within the Sirinath National Park, and is a 10-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. The upscale resort features pool villas, an array of restaurants and bars, and facilities such as a fitness centre, kids club and spa that can be used 24/7. A 126m2 ballroom and several other meeting venues are also available.