The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong
The new 451-room hotel is the third and largest Holiday Inn Express in Singapore and promises a refreshing, affordable and hassle-free stay in Singapore’s first heritage town in Joo Chiat. Amenities include free and fast Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free Express Start breakfast or a Grab & Go option; high quality bedding with a choice of firm or soft pillows; power showers with a three-function massage showerhead and fluffy towels; 24-hour fitness room and a self-service business centre, Internet stations and laundry stations. The hotel is offering a special opening rate starting from S$121.00++(US$90++) per night for bookings from now until August 31.
Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido
Club Med is opening a ski resort in Tomamu in December 2017. Guests are entitled to free ski lessons and access to 28 ski slopes of varying difficulty levels with facilities like ski lifts and gondolas. Children’s club facilities, a fitness centre and Ofuro tubs are also available on site. The resort will be open in off-ski seasons, offering a golf course and tours such as to the Unkai Terrace attraction. In addition, a water chapel can be booked for weddings. The property is a 90-minute bus ride or 50-minute JR express train ride from New Chitose Airport.
Shama Xiangnanli Chengdu
This 252-key serviced apartment under Onyx Hospitality Group’s Shama brand is scheduled to open in Chengdu in 2017. The property will be located within the upcoming Tianfu New Area development zone in Sichuan and near the Xiangnanli retail district, also slated for completion in 2017. Apartment types range from studios to three-bedrooms, all of which will include living and dining spaces, fully-equipped kitchenette and Wi-Fi access. Facilities include a guest lounge; a breakfast space serving tea and pastry; a play area for kids; a gymnasium; and a swimming pool. The property will also offer personalised services including housekeeping, daily breakfast, round-the-clock security, on-site management and concierge services. As well, a programme named “no boundaries” will facilitate social/settling-in activities for tenants such as tours and networking events.
Six Senses Krabey Island
Six Senses’ new resort is expected to open on Cambodia’s Krabey Island in 2017. Each of its 40 villas will include a private plunge pool and deck. A full-service boutique will be available on site. Also being planned for the property are a poolside outdoor cinema and an observatory complete with stargazing sessions and expert talks. As well, Six Senses will offer a broad range of its wellness offerings. F&B options include an elevated bar offering sea views and specialty restaurant Indochine, while an all-day restaurant and a deli with an ice-cream parlour can be expected. The new resort will be a 10-minute drive from the mainland jetty and 3.5-hour drive from Phnom Penh International Airport.
Fraser Suites Tokyo
Frasers Hospitality Group, in partnership with property and real estate developer Sekisui House, will open a new serviced residence in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The property will be redeveloped from a four-storey commercial building to a 23-storey residence with a total of 223 studio apartments and one-bedroom apartments ranging 35m2 and 60m2. Each unit will feature living, dining and bedroom areas. Facilities include a fully-equipped 24-hour gym, a golf simulator, an alfresco dining restaurant with beer garden and a 140m2 conference and meeting facility.