The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Avani Hua Hin Resort & Villas
Avani Hua Hin Resort & Villas in Thailand offers 185 rooms and suites, as well as 11 one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas with direct access to the main pool. Facilities include a spa with nine treatment rooms and Hammam, gym, kids club, an all-day dining restaurant and a jazz lounge. Guests can also choose to do watersports such as kite surfing, sailing or stand-up paddle board yoga. Event planners can make use of a 900m2 meeting space, which can accommodate banquets of 500 people. It can also be reconfigured to five smaller venues.
The new-build in the heart of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City features 157 apartments over 20 storeys. Studios weigh in at 57m2, one-bedroom units range from 61m2 to 81m2, while two-bedroom apartments offer between 91m2 and 118m2 of space. Each apartment is furnished with flatscreen TVs, contemporary Italian designer furniture, luxe mattresses, and come with fully-equipped kitchens and marble bathrooms with rain showers. Facilities include a 20m-long covered pool, jacuzzi, pool bar, 65-seat restaurant, games room, kid’s club and a 24-hour gym with sauna and steam room. Guests will also be able to avail the free hourly shuttle bus that stops at at several Saigon attractions such as the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens
AccorHotels has opened two hotels – a Novotel with 254 guestrooms (pictured above) and a 518-key Mercure – in an integrated lifestyle complex at the edge of Singapore’s Orchard Road. In total, the complex boasts facilities such as 14 dining outlets ranging from Thai to Mediterranean, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space that can accommodate more than 500 guests. As well, the complex features a series of pods housing an additional nine F&B outlets offering both local and international cuisines.
Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen
The Ascott has expanded its footprint in China with the opening of its third property, the 182-room Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen, in Shenzhen’s Nanshan District. The serviced apartment will be part of an integrated development which comprises a mall with more than 200 shops and a 23-storey office tower. Lodgings range from studios to three-bedroom apartments, all of which come with a well-equipped kitchen and high-speed wireless Internet. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, breakfast lounge, gymnasium, aerobics room, reading room, sauna, children’s play area, business centre, and several meeting rooms.
Courtyard by Marriott Bandung Dago
Situated at Jalan Ir. H. Juanda 33 Bandung is the 187-room Courtyard by Marriott Bandung Dago. Rooms are designed to be hybrid zones for both working and resting, while the property’s lobby features media pods, complimentary Wi-Fi and a variety of seating zones. On the property is Momo Café, the hotel’s all-day dining venue, with a wide selection of local and international dishes. Other facilities include a sauna, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, kids’ club, as well as a business centre with several computer terminals. There is also 1,260m2 of space spread across 15 event venues, where the largest can accommodate functions of up to 500 people.