New hotel openings: August 1 to 5, 2016

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week


Meliá Yangon
Meliá Hotels International has marked its entry into Myanmar with the opening of the 430-key Meliá Yangon located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, a 15-minute drive from Yangon International Airport. Room sizes start from 48m2 with many boasting views of the nearby Inya Lake. The hotel currently features three dining establishments with a bar to be added by end-2016. Other facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness center, its signature Yhi spa and over 2,000m2 of convention space.



Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened a 10-storey beachfront resort in Okinawa, Japan. All 56 rooms at the Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach boast balconies with views of Nago Bay. Rooms range from 30m2 to 60m2 in size, with the larger ones capable of catering to families of six and offering private cooking facilities. Guests can dine at the hotel’s Kouki beachfront restaurant and take part in watersports at the beach.



Angsana Villas Resort Phuket
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, which takes over the property formerly operated by Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas. The resort’s 48 rooms and suites come in a multitude of configurations, with the larger ones featuring private gardens and pools. Three F&B outlets are available onsite, as well as a fitness centre, kid’s club, swimming pool and meeting venues. Guests also gain access to the nearby Angsana Laguna Phuket’s amenities.



Sanctum Inle Resort
The 94-room Sanctum Inle Resort, located by the shores of Myanmar’s famed Inle Lake, is set to open on October 1. The upscale property features an Olympic-sized swimming pool overlooking the lake, a 150m2 presidential Sanctuary Suite, and F&B establishments The Refectory and Cloister Bar. Other amenities include a 170m2 spa complex and recreational room Chapter House, which can be used to hold events. The resort also offers eight tour itineraries for guests.

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