The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
The 46-key Jackalope Hotel has opened in Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. Set on a vineyard, rooms range from the 38m2 Terrace or Vineyard View to the 85m2 Lair, the latter boasting an expansive 30m2 terrace that overlooks the vines, a double-sided indoor/outdoor fireplace, a six-seater indoor dining table, kitchenette, cocktail bar and a personal wine cellar. Regardless of category, the price of a stay includes complimentary mini bar, daily breakfast and Wi-Fi. Amenities on the property include a 30m-long infinity pool, two F&B options named Doot Doot Doot and Rare Hare, as well as a winery and cellar door.
Harbin Wanda City
Wanda Hotels & Resorts has opened the Harbin Wanda City – comprising 252-room Wanda Vista Harbin, 395-room Wanda Realm Resort Harbin and 415-room Crowne Plaza Harbin Songbei. The hotel cluster’s recreational and entertainment facilities include nine F&B options, an outdoor theme park, an indoor skiing court, an indoor ice rink and movie park. For meetings and events, the three hotels in total boast 16 conference and banquet rooms with a 6,500m2 of space, and more than 30,000m2 of outdoor lawn area.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Kota
Offering 85 rooms and suites, the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Kota is the first international brand to open in the Indian city of Kota. Rooms come furnished with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, minibar, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and satellite TV. Aside from four restaurants and bars, the hotel also has wellness facilities such as a rooftop swimming pool, spa, steam room and health club. There is also a 1,858m2 outdoor garden and 948m2 of indoor meeting space for corporate events.
Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu
Part of the 52-storey mixed-used Yiwu World Trade Centre in Zhejiang Province, the property offers 362 rooms and suites that start from 48m2 and 96m2 respectively. The property also offers 136 residences that come with a living and dining area, and a kitchen. Amenities include three F&B venues, a spa, fully-equipped gym, an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna and steam rooms. For meetings and events, the hotel boasts more than 3,880m2 of event space, comprising 11 functions rooms and a 2,000m2 pillarless Grand Ballroom with the capacity for 1,000 guests banquet-style.
Alila Ubud has launched six new Terrace Tree Villas – five one-bedroom units and one exclusive two-bedroom unit with a private pool. The new one-bedrooms have about 80m2 of indoor space, adjoined by a 43m2 outdoor garden and courtyard, while the two-bedroom unit spans 190m2, which includes a 40m2 private pool. All villas are furnished with complimentary Wi-Fi, a 40-inch LCD TV with satellite, 300-threadcount bed linen, an indoor bathtub, outdoor rain shower and jet shower. Facilities on-site include Spa Alila, Cabana Lounge, Plantation Restaurant and a 25m-long infinity pool.