New hotel openings: January 16-20, 2017

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
The city’s first international Mövenpick property will feature 219 rooms and suites, all of which boast floor-to-ceiling windows. Facilities include a rooftop bar, gym, spa, infinity pool and Jacuzzi, a boardroom, and five meeting rooms. There are seven F&B options, ranging from classic French restaurant Brasserie to the Robata Grill & Lounge, which serves Japanese cuisine.

The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou
The international brand has opened a 175-room, 16-suite resort in Mission Hills Haikou, a golf complex in Hainan. On-site amenities include the rooftop Flair Bar, Cantonese restaurant Tin Lung Heen, fitness centre, steam room, swimming pool and spa. For younger guests, there is a kids’ club, an outdoor playground, a dedicated swimming pool, bicycle rental and a kids golf putting area. Meeting facilities span 3,500m², including a 1,350m² Grand Ballroom, two junior ballrooms, seven meeting rooms and one boardroom.

Alila Fort Bishangarh
Created above and outside a 230-year-old defensive fortress in Rajasthan is the 59-suite Alila Fort Bishangarh. Opening in 1Q2017, the property – located a three-hour drive away from New Delhi – offers four categories of suites, each featuring large windows, regular mod cons, footed bathtubs and day beds. Facilities include four F&B options, a library, spa, pool, bar and fitness centre. Rates start from US$400 per room per night, based on a twin-share basis.

Kandima Maldives
Opening February 10, 2017 in the Dhaalu Atoll, the resort offers 274 studios and villas across 11 different categories, all of which come with a private terrace. The property offers eight F&B options, and facilities include a kids’ club, diving school library, spa and yoga studio. Prices start from US$320 per person per night, based on two adults sharing a Sky Studio on Half Board basis during the high season.

Skye Hotel Suites
The Crown Group has debuted its new hotel brand, Skye Hotel Suites, in Parramatta, Sydney. The property will offer 72 luxury suites overlooking Sydney within the new V by Crown Group, a 28-storey residential and commercial development. Amenities on-site include a bar on level 26, fitness centre, pool, sauna, business centre and conference room facilities, along with alfresco dining and retail piazza.

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