The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Hilton Jiuzhaigou Resort
The 426-key hotel in Sichuan’s Jiuzhaigou features rooms of at least 46m2 in size and 10 villas between 320 and 460m2. All rooms have 49-inch TVs and high-speed Internet while executive rooms also come with private balcony and lounge access. Recreational facilities include a spa, 24-hour fitness centre and kid’s club. The hotel’s 1,522m2 of meeting and event space is spread across seven function rooms, a foyer and a pillar-less Grand Ballroom for up to 1,300 people. F&B options are Open, an all-day dining restaurant; Simmer for Sichuan hot pot; Xang Xung for Tibetan specialties such as barbequed yak meat; and Jiu lobby lounge.
Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu
Fujita Kanko has opened an onsen resort in Japan’s Hakone, a hot spring destination near Mount Fuji. All 150 Japanese-style rooms have private open-air hot spring baths overlooking the scenery. Most rooms have beds, and can accommodate additional guests with futons. Resort facilities include a spa, a restaurant and bar/lounge and two hot spring facilities, one of which has an open-air infinity-style bath. Set in the Hakone Kowakien complex, guests have access to more dining and leisure facilities, including Soba Kihinkan, a Japanese soba noodle restaurant, an amusement park and botanical garden.
Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World
Ascott’s first property on Jeju Island is a 344-unit serviced residence that is part of the Shinhwa World integrated resort. Each unit has a kitchen, separate living and dining areas, a balcony, wine chiller, washing machine, dishwasher and a centralised home automation system. Amenities offered include a clubhouse, fully-equipped gymnasium and sauna, international restaurant, children’s playroom and outdoor play area for kids. The integrated resort also features a theme park, water park, gaming facilities, retail outlets, MICE spaces and a K-Pop entertainment town.
Best Western The Lagoon Hotel
Overlooking Indonesia’s Bay of Manado and Manado Tua island 45 minutes from the Sam Ratulangi International Airport, the mid-scale hotel provides 187 rooms, all equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, mini-bars and other amenities. It also features local and international cuisine from a restaurant, a spa, fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool and conference and banqueting space including a large ballroom.