The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Novotel Suites Hanoi
AccorHotels has opened its first Novotel Suites in Asia-Pacific in Hanoi’s Cầu Giấy District. The debut property offers 87 studios and 64 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 48m² to 104m². All suites come with fully-equipped kitchenettes, walk-in closets and a separate living room with an internet television. Facilities include all-day dining restaurant Food Exchange, a rooftop bar terrace, fitness centre, heated outdoor pool, kids’ playground and three meeting rooms.
North Hill City Resort
Offering 42 rooms near Chiang Mai with views of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple is the boutique five-star North Hill City Resort. Rooms boast complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV, 500-threadcount linens, and large soaking tubs in the bathroom. Facilities include a fitness centre, an Italian-Thai restaurant, swimming pool, pool bar and an outdoor amphitheatre. For golfing enthusiasts, the new 18-hole North Hill Golf Course is located next door. The resort is currently offering 30 per cent off all room types until November 31. Prices start from 5,950 baht (US$169) for a deluxe room.
Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Situated in Leboh Ampang, close to the Masjid Jamek Interchange Station and two stops away from KL Sentral is the 347-room Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur, offering both guestrooms and family-style suites. There is an all-day dining restaurant and lobby lounge and several meeting spaces that can hold 110 pax theatre-style or 80 people banquet-style. Opening on December 1, the hotel’s introductory room rate starts at RM128 (US$30) per night in a standard non-window room.
Hakone Kowaki-en Tenyu
All 150 rooms at this upscale Japanese hot spring resort – located at the centre of Hakone’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park – feature a private open-air hot spring bath. Resort facilities include a spa, more hot spring baths, a restaurant and a bar, while the resort complex has other dining and leisure facilities such as a soba noodle restaurant, Japanese steakhouse and Horaien Park, a botanical garden. The property, approximately a two-hour drive from Tokyo, is currently accepting reservations for April 2017 and beyond. Prices start at 33,000 yen (US$318) per guest, based on two guests, and includes breakfast and dinner.
LUX South Ari Atoll
LUX Resorts & Hotels has recently opened its latest five-star outpost on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu, Maldives. Perched on stilts above a lagoon are 193 pavilions and villas – of which 46 are Romantic Pool Villas with private 7m-long infinity pools, and three are adults-only Temptation Pool Water Villas with 14m-long pools. Facilities on the island include the Lux Me spa, a zen wellness pavilion, dive centre, eight restaurants, five bars and an outdoor cinema. The resort will also host workshops with leading practitioners throughout the year such as painting lessons with Jeannine Platz, and photography tutorials with travel shutterbug Michael Freeman.