The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
M Social Auckland
Millennium Hotels and Resorts has opened their second M Social-branded property in Auckland. The hotel, previously known as the Copthorne Harbour City, now boasts 190 guestrooms and suites across seven categories, all of which feature wall-to-wall windows overlooking the Auckland Harbour. Those staying in a Social Club Room, or any of the suites, will have access to the Social Lounge – a shared area with communal workstations, and a pool table. Facilities on-site include all-day dining restaurant Beast & Butterflies, a delicatessen, self check-in kiosks, as well as meeting spaces capable of handling events for five to 50 guests.
Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection
Shinta Mani Hotels will launch its flagship 10-villa Bensley Collection property in Siem Reap this coming December. Each 156m2, two-level villa will have all the trappings of luxury such as a nine-metre private lap pool, rooftop living room, and outdoor bath. Six of the villas can be combined into three 312m2 two-bedroom villas – each with its own pool – to accommodate larger groups. Guests will have full access to the restaurants, bars, spa and facilities in the adjacent Shinta Mani Angkor, or can choose to opt for butler service. The property is now open for bookings.
Kisarazu Washington Hotel
Located on the shores of Tokyo Bay, and one minute away from the Kisarazu Japan Railway station, stands the 146-key Kisarazu Washington Hotel. All of the guestrooms feature separate toilets and bathrooms, and come furnished with a TV, Wi-Fi access, kettle, and fridge. Amenities on the property include the Bonsalute restaurant with an open kitchen, and a 307m2 banquet room. The property is approximately a 30-minute drive away from Haneda airport, and a 50-minute drive from Tokyo’s city centre.
The Fairfield by Marriott, Indore
The latest India opening by Marriott International is in the business hub of Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The 106-room property’s design uses indigenous stone, wood and textiles, and draws inspiration from the rich colours of Indian embroidered textiles. Facilities include all-day dining restaurant Kava, Kava Bar, a 24/7 convenience store called The Market, fitness centre, business centre, and three event spaces. Attractions nearby include the 18th-century Rajwada royal residence, Lal Baag Palace and the Indore Museum.
Courtyard by Marriott Tianjin Hongqiao
Marriott International has opened a Courtyard by Marriott-branded property in the north-east Chinese city of Tianjin. There are 258 guestrooms (including a junior suite), each furnished with a HDTV, an ergonomic sofa, and a working area with access to high-speed Internet. Facilities include all-day restaurant Pavilion, a Lobby Lounge, 24-hour gym, as well as six meeting rooms ranging from 32m2 to 160m2. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Tianjin Binhai International Airport, while nearby local attractions include the Eye of Tianjin, Ancient Culture Street, Tianjin Italian Style Town and Drum Tower.