New hotel openings: May 8-12, 2017

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week

Element Kuala Lumpur
Designed by Foster+Partners, the first Element-brand hotel in South-east Asia has opened in Malaysia with 252 rooms. Housed within the Ilham Tower, the 132 studio units as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom suites are furnished with Smart TVs and a Signature Heavenly Bed. Facilities include the Trace restaurant & bar on the 40th floor, four meeting rooms, plus a pool and fitness centre on level 39. There are also scheduled yoga and Zumba classes, as well as a Bikes-to-Borrow Programme.

Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo South
Standing next to its sister hotel Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo North is the Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo South which opened on May 1. While the North property offers 97 double rooms, the South property offers 128 twin rooms, bringing the total number of rooms to 225. As well, the South property boasts two themed rooms – the Kabuki Room and Kyoto Room – along with the Bon Salute restaurant.

Aviary Bintaro
Located south of Jakarta in Bintaro, Tangerang Selatan and 15 minutes from Jakarta International Airport is the 125-key Aviary Bintaro. Accommodation options come in a mix of hotel guestrooms and serviced apartments. Amenities include the Starling Eatery, Nest Skylounge, a fitness centre, semi-indoor pool and nine function rooms.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
Renovated to the tune of A$43 million (US$31.7 million), the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas on Four Mile Beach is the only five-star beachfront property in Port Douglas. The 147ha resort in Australia’s Queensland now features 295 rooms and suites, including 41 Lagoon Edge Rooms and 12 Lagoon Edge Studio Suites. Amenities include two hectares of swimmable lagoons, an 18-hole golf course and three F&B options. For meetings and events, refurbished spaces include the Mirage Ballroom, which can cater for 300 people theatre-style, as well as the foyer area.

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