The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Hotel Jen Beijing
The 450-room Hotel Jen Beijing takes up the first 22 floors of China World’s Tower B in the CBD, with room sizes spanning between 40m2 and 75m2. Recreational facilities abound, ranging from the 3,500m2 gym and 25m-long heated indoor pool, to a boxing ring and Mixed Martial Arts area. There are two F&B options: Beersmith, a gastropub offering seasonable beers; and farm-to-table restaurant San Wu Tang. Other on-site amenities include a business centre, 13 meeting rooms and a multifunctional space for 250 people.
Cordis, Shanghai, Hongqiao
At Langham Hospitality Group’s first Cordis Hotel in China, the 396-room property is connected to the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and Metro Lines 2 and 10, and is also situated near the National Exhibition and Convention Centre. Facilities include four F&B outlets, a swimming pool, 24-hour gym and spa, as well as 1,600m2 of event space comprising two pillarless ballrooms that can accommodate 600 guests each, and six breakout rooms.
Novotel Phuket Phokeethra
The first international hotel brand in Phuket Old Town has opened with 180 rooms and suites. Hotel amenities include a spa, gym and indoor pool, as well as two lounges and an all-day dining restaurant. For meetings, events and conferences, the property has available four meeting rooms, and a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 850 guests.
Como Uma Ubud
Overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley and River Oos, the upscale Como Uma Ubud has launched 10 new Garden Pool Villas to boost its portfolio to 46 keys. Each villa has its own private garden and plunge pool, and is decked out with a 42-inch TV, Bose soundbar and a free-standing bathtub. Amenities on the two-hectare property include a fitness centre, 25m-long pool, sauna rooms, yoga pavilion, four spa rooms and three F&B options.
La Siesta Resort and Spa
The Essence Hoi An Hotel and Spa has undergone a major refurbishment and rebranding to become La Siesta Resort and Spa Hoi. The five-star property is split into two wings – the 70-room West Wing and the brand-new 37-room East Wing. Rooms in the East Wing come in a few configurations, from the poolside suites to premium terrace suites kitted out with private Jacuzzis. The new wing also comprises a spa, saltwater pool and the fine-dining Temple. Elsewhere on the property, guests will be able to avail Vietnamese restaurant Red Bean, gym and a freshwater swimming pool.