The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin
The first Holiday Inn water park resort in Asia has opened in the Thai seaside town of Hua Hin. The property offers 300 keys that include a series of inter-connecting rooms and KidSuites – “secret” rooms decked out with bunk beds and play areas. Children aged 12 and under can stay and eat for free, while all guests will be provided with free in-room Wi-Fi, and unlimited access to Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle. In addition, the resort has a large infinity pool on level 26, Tea Tree Spa, a 24-hour fitness centre, a kids’ club, children’s pool, three F&B establishments, 950m2 of flexible function space and complimentary shuttle bus service to Hua Hin Beach.
Amara Signature Shanghai
Singapore-based Amara Hotels & Resorts has opened the 343-room Amara Signature Shanghai at the intersection of Changshou and Jiaozhou roads. Rooms are located between the 7th and 30th floors, and range from 32 to 149m2. All come furnished with complimentary Wi-Fi, floor-to-ceiling windows that open out to city views, and a flatscreen TV with satellite channels. F&B establishments include all-day dining restaurant Blu, lobby bar Flo and the Grab N Go boutique. Other facilities include an outdoor pool, 24/7 fitness centre, a Grand Ballroom and 10 multipurpose function rooms. The hotel is also adjacent to 100AM Shanghai, a 10,500m2 complex comprising an office tower and retail mall.
Six local contemporary artists help to create the artistic elements found at this new art-inspired design hotel in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Ranging from 23 to 41m2, the hotel’s 105 rooms are equipped with a 43-inch TV, safe deposit box, mini bar and coffee maker. Amenities include restaurant and bar Roca, four meeting rooms with capacity up to 120 pax, swimming pool, and a soon-to-open rooftop bar Bart. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel for free.
Avani Luang Prabang
Come March 2018, Avani Hotels & Resorts will boast a 53-room property in Laos following the property’s rebrand from the Azerai Luang Prabang. Guestrooms feature French-styled louvred wooden doors that open out to a balcony overlooking either the pool or a private courtyard. Amenities on-site include a bistro, bar, spa with four treatment rooms, gym, 25m-long swimming pool, and 60m2 sheltered outdoor Pavilion for events. The property will also be offering a variety of excursions from overnight Mekong River cruises to a guided hike up Mount Phousi.
Hotel Ease Access Wan Chai
Located in the heart of Wan Chai, Hotel Ease Access Wan Chai by Tang’s Living Group features 50 guestrooms, half of which have views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s iconic skyscrapers. Rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, and a smartphone with unlimited data access and free international calls to selected countries. The property has collaborated with a local photographer and has on display photographs of old Wan Chai in every guestroom.