The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown
Swiss-Belhotel International has opened the Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island. The property offers 64 self-contained, serviced en-suite studios and apartments, all of which come with a washing machine, dryer, under-floor heating and complimentary Wi-Fi. Apartments come with floor-to-ceiling windows, open-plan living spaces and fully equipped kitchens, while studios feature a kitchenette. Facilities on-site include a children’s playground, BBQ facilities, a heated spa, a bike rental service, as well as a complimentary concierge service to organise trips and activities.
Sheraton Petaling Jaya
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts has opened the Sheraton Petaling Jaya in Malaysia. Located 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, the new-build offers 253 guestrooms, all of which are come with specially-created Le Grand Bain bath amenities. Club Room guests have exclusive access to the 300m2 Club Lounge and can enjoy views of the city from its 31st floor perch. Recreational facilities include a fitness centre, and outdoor infinity pool on the 33rd floor. The property is also home to six F&B venues, as well as 3,000m2 of flexible event space across 14 meeting rooms.
Le Méridien Suzhou, Suzhou Bay
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has made its debut in Suzhou with the opening of of Le Méridien Suzhou, Suzhou Bay. Offering 285 rooms including 20 suites, rooms in the property offer panoramic lake and city views through floor-to-ceiling windows. There are also six villa rooms that boast a hot spring. Facilities include a gym, 25m-long indoor swimming pool, spa, yoga rooms, kids’ club, three restaurants, and a lobby lounge. For meetings and events, the hotel offers nearly 4,000m2 of meeting and banquet facilities across two pillarless ballrooms, four function rooms, and an outdoor lawn.
Fairfield by Marriott, Coimbatore
Located in the business hub of Coimbatore, this hotel by Marriott International features 128 guestrooms. Amenities on-site include a fitness centre, an all-day dining restaurant serving Indian and Western cuisines, a 24/7 Market for drinks and snacks, business centre and three event spaces. Nearby tourist attractions include the Anamalai Tiger Reserve; Monkey Falls, a natural waterfall and popular swimming spot; and 34m-tall Adiyogi Shiva statue.
Young hospitality company Tang’s Living Group has brought its second hotel brand to Hong Kong. The 160-room Hotel Ease Tsuen Wan is the first hotel under the Hotel Ease brand. Room sizes range from 20m2 to 30m2, and each room provides a smartphone for guests to stay connected via free international calls and Internet access. Guests can also enjoy a meal or indulge in a cocktail at Eat@ease, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant with an industrial chic interior design.