The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will be opening its fourth property in Hong Kong in December, located by the waterfront of Hung Hom Bay in Kowloon. The 545-key Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong has rooms ranging from 42m2 to 294m2, with 60 per cent of its rooms boasting harbour views. The resort-style hotel caters well for MICE events, with facilities such as a 1756m2 Grand Ballroom, 17 flexible meeting rooms that can accommodate between 30 to 600 pax, as well as other outdoor and indoor spaces.
W is making its brand debut in India with W Goa this September, located on a 10ha plot of land overlooking Vagator beach in North Goa. The property will offer 160 rooms and villas. F&B options include pan-Asian restaurant Spice Traders, fusion establishment The Kitchen Table, and bars The Rock Pool and WET Deck. W’s signature FIT gym and Spa by Clarins are also available. A special rate starting from US$305 per room per night including breakfast is being offered to mark the hotel’s opening.
Holiday Inn Osaka Namba
InterContinental Hotels Group will be taking over operations of the 314-room Hotel Vista Grande Osaka by this year-end after rebranding it into a Holiday Inn property in partnership with Japan Hotel REIT Investment Corporation. This also marks the Holiday Inn brand’s debut in Osaka city. The hotel is located a 7-minute walk away from Nippombashi Metro station in the city’s famed Namba entertainment district.
Le Méridien Qingdao West Coast Resort
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened the 218-key Le Méridien Qingdao West Coast Resort in Shandong province, located on a stretch of beach at Lingshan Bay, marking the second Le Méridien property in the Chinese port city of Qingdao. It is sited slightly more than an hour’s drive away from Liuting International Airport. The resort is equipped with three F&B venues, a fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool and 2900m2 of events space including a 880m2 Grand Ballroom.