The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
citizenM Taipei North Gate
Asia’s first citizenM has arrived with the opening of citizenM Taipei North Gate, which offers 267 keys with just one room category. In the Living Room fronting the hotel entrance, high-tech kiosks enable guests to self check-in using their personal RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Data) card. Another hallmark feature is canteenM, a dining and cocktail space on the first floor available round the clock. Located directly opposite the city’s historical North Gate, the property boasts Tamsui River views and lies within walking distance to both Taipei Main Station and the Airport Express terminal.
Santa Grand Hotel Boat Quay
Standing in the Singapore River precinct and within walking distance from Clarke Quay MRT station is the Santa Grand Hotel Boat Quay. The property offers 41 keys across three configurations, where each room is equipped with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a flat-screen IPTV and a rainshower in the bathroom. There is also a rooftop terrace on level six.
ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai
AccorHotels has opened the ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai – previously the Viengtai Hotel – on Rambuttri Road in the city’s old quarter. The three-star property offers 215 guestrooms, all of which come with ibis’ Sweet Bed concept, free Wi-Fi, 43-inch LED TV, and tea- and coffee-making facilities; some rooms also feature bunk beds for families. Amenities on-site include a pool, kids’ club, bar, café, bakery, as well as two meeting rooms that can cater up to 200 guests.
Element Foshan Nanhai
The second Element hotel in Greater China has opened in Shishan Town, Guangdong. The hotel features 329 guestrooms, each equipped with Heavenly Beds, a work space, complimentary high-speed Internet, kitchenettes, plus a bathroom with a rainshower. Recreational facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor heated saline swimming pool, and a complimentary bike rental programme. Other facilities include a gourmet pantry, restaurant and a 56m2 meeting space.
Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang
Ascott has opened the Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang, located along Tran Phu Street in the Vietnamese coastal city. The serviced residence offers 310 studios and one-bedroom apartments, all of which come with a well-equipped kitchenette, as well as separate living and dining areas. Facilities include swimming pools, gym, residents’ lounge, children’s playroom, an all-day dining restaurant, and a ballroom and meeting rooms for functions.