New hotel openings: August 29 to September 2, 2016

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.

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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.

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