The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Part of a 3.4ha integrated development in Damansara Heights, Sofitel’s first property in Malaysia offers 312 guestrooms – ranging from 43m2 to 105m2 – each furnished the brand’s signature MyBed, free Wi-Fi, and in-room amenities from Lanvin and Hermès. Guests staying in suites will also have access to the Club Millésime lounge that overlooks the city’s skyline. Recreational facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre and a spa offering the country’s first Moroccan Hamman bath treatment. There are also five restaurants and bars, as well as six meeting rooms and a pillarless 1,100m2ballroom for 800 guests.
Asia’s first Yotel will open along Singapore’s Orchard Road on October 1, 2017. There will be 610 cabin-esque rooms in total, ranging from 13m2 to 52m2. Each room will feature the brand’s adjustable SmartBed, free Wi-Fi, rainshowers, smart TVs and a work desk with multiple power sockets. Recreational facilities such as the Club Lounge, gym, terrace and a 20m-long swimming pool on the 10th floor. There is also a restaurant and bar called Grains & Hops. The hotel is now open for bookings.
Nestled in Bali’s lush Payangan district is Samsara Ubud, which boasts 17 villas across four configurations. Each Balinese-inspired villa starts from 122m2, and comes with a private heated infinity pool, an outdoor area and a Makassar marble bathroom with a deep-soaking bathtub. Facilities on the property include The Kelusa restaurant, Chakra Spa, gym, sauna and two heated outdoor pools. Activities such as a Mount Batur sunrise trek or visit to the nearby Kelusa village can also be arranged by the hotel.
Courtyard by Marriott Changsha South
Marriott International has opened its first Courtyard-branded property in China’s Hunan province. The hotel boasts 260 guestrooms, each furnished with a working area, high-speed Internet access, HDTV, mini bar and sofa. Guests also have a choice of five pillow types. Apart from the Executive Lounge on the top floor, other facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a lobby lounge with a tea bar and the all-day dining eatery Pavilion. For business events, the property has 1,000m2 of event space across three multifunction rooms and a grand ballroom.
Grand Élysée La Résidence
The 32-key Grand Élysée La Résidence stands five minutes away from Siem Reap’s popular Pub Street, and is 20 minutes away from UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. Amenities on-site include an outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, a restaurant, club lounge, two spa treatment rooms and a mini gym.