The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Lub d Cambodia Siem Reap
This new-age hostel located a five-minute walk from Pub Street offers three room categories – Mixed Dorm (with 120 beds), Ladies Dorm (with 30 beds), and Junior Room (72 private rooms with a private bathroom). All dorms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, USB charging ports and lockers, while the private rooms come with extras such as bottled water, toiletries and a smart TV. Facilities include a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, co-working space, game area, laundry room, restaurant and tour desk.
Mantra MacArthur Hotel
The only hotel to open in Canberra this year is converted from a former office tower after a A$19 million (US$15 million) makeover. Located in the inner city suburb of Turner, the 10-storey property features 136 rooms and 40 suites. Facilities on-site include the new Podilato restaurant and bar serving Greek Mediterranean-style cuisine, a fully-equipped gym, 24-hour reception, Internet lounge and express check-out.
Occupying levels one to six and levels 26 to 41 of the 323m-tall Shimao Skyscraper in China’s coastal province of Shandong is the Hilton Yantai. The hotel offers 252 guestrooms and suites with views of either the sea or city skyline, and come furnished with 42-inch LED TVs and marble-clad bathrooms. Amenities include a temperature-controlled indoor pool, fitness centre and four F&B options. For events and meetings, the hotel offers 1,652m2 of space that includes the 940m2 Fortune Grand Ballroom.
Red Planet Nishiki
Value-hotel chain Red Planet will open its third property in Japan, the Red Planet Nishiki, on November 1. All rooms in the 211-key property feature free high-speed Wi-Fi, custom-made beds, a workstation, refrigerator, 40-inch flatscreen TV, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. The property stands close to the Nagoya train station and attractions such as the Nagoya Castle. The property is now accepting reservations.