The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Pan Pacific Hanoi
Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) is set to debut the Pan Pacific brand in Vietnam in Q4 this year with the opening of Pan Pacific Hanoi. The property, currently operated as Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, will be rebranded from October 1 after refurbishments to the lobby, lobby bar, all-day dining restaurant and meeting space. The hotel boasts 273 guestrooms and 56 serviced suites, and is located by the city’s centrally-located West Lake. A Pan Pacific Yangon is also slated to open in 2017.
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will be opening its fourth hotel in Hong Kong on Kowloon’s vibrant waterfront with a 545-key Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, scheduled for a December launch. The 16-storey property features harbour views for over 60 per cent of its guestrooms. Five F&B options will be available, as well as MICE facilities including a 1,756m2 Grand Ballroom that seats 1,030 pax banquet style and 17 meeting spaces that can accommodate between 30 to 660 people. Other facilities include outdoor areas, a swimming pool, fitness centre and retail options. Bookings open in September.
Artotel Sanur, Bali
Homegrown brand Artotel Indonesia has opened its third property, the 89-room Artotel Sanur, Bali, located a 25 minutes drive away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Akin to other Artotel properties, this latest development features design elements by local artists. Amenities include an all-day dining restaurant and bar, a meeting space that caters up to 100 pax, a rooftop pool and bar, and its signature Artspace gallery.
Wyndham Hotel Group has opened Ramada Incheon in South Korea, located a 30-minute drive from Incheon International Airport, through a franchise agreement with hotel owner Sorae Hotel AMC. Of its 245 rooms, five feature traditional Korean-style accommodations and another five are children-themed suites. Facilities at the hotel include an all-day buffet restaurant, sky lounge and bar, fitness centre, VIP lounge, rooftop spa and whirlpool hot tubs as well as a grand ballroom. Wyndham had also recently opened the 116-room Days Hotel Dongtan.