The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay
Wyndham Hotel Group is bringing the Wyndham Grand brand to South-east Asia with the opening of the 214-key Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay in November. The mixed-use luxury development is located just north of Patong Beach nestled on the edge of a cliff boasting views of the Andaman Sea. Rooms range from 48m2 suites to expansive villas featuring outdoor sundecks and infinity pools. Other facilities include two F&B venues, a spa, gym, kids club and a grand ballroom suitable for gala dinners and casual business meetings.
Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
AccorHotels has renovated the former site of Junrui Hotel Shanghai into the 224-room Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, located opposite Hongqiao International Airport Terminal 1. The midscale hotel, opened on August 28, features design elements with a mix of local and French themes. Amenities include a restaurant and bar offering Chinese and International cuisine, as well as a gym, kids club and self-service business centre.
Banyan Tree Residences Brisbane
The Banyan Tree Group has began construction of its first residence project in Brisbane. The 76-unit, A$150 million (US$113 million) development is located at Kangaroo Point on a 2,200m2 plot of land. Units comprise four penthouses (250-631m2), three with rooftop infinity pool and private garden terrace, 27 three-bedroom apartments (170-244m2), and 45 two-bedroom apartments (109-172m2). Facilities include 24-hour concierge service, a Banyan Tree spa, various F&B venues, rooftop garden, infinity pool, gym and private function spaces.