The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Muji Hotel Shenzhen
Designed to reflect an “anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap concept” is the first Muji Hotel in the world. The Shenzhen property has 79 rooms, decked out with regular mod-cons such as an electric kettle and fridge, across five configurations. Facilities on-site include 118-seater eatery Muji Diner Shanghai Huaihai 755, a gym, three conference rooms, and a library holding approximately 650 tomes. The hotel is located in the heart of the city in the new UpperHills multi-use complex and sits above – what else? – a Muji store.
Six Senses Fiji
Located in a secluded bay on Malolo Island, Six Senses Fiji will feature 24 one- and two-bedroom pool villas boasting private pools, decks and outdoor showers. In addition, there will be 10 more private residences of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom configuration (with another 50 scheduled to be built during phase two of the development), and furnished with private pools, barbecues, and fully-equipped kitchens. Amenities on the island include five F&B options, kid’s club, tennis courts, gym, hot and cold whirlpools, spa, and an elevated treetop yoga pavilion. The property officially opens on April 14, but reservations can now be made.
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo
The first Hyatt Centric-branded property has opened on Namiki-dori street in Ginza, Tokyo. The 12-storey property offers 164 guestrooms furnished with environmentally conscious bath products by Beekind, Bluetooth-enabled electronics and salon-grade blowdryers. Amenities include the Namiki667 restaurant and bar, and a gym. For meeting planners, in addition to the hotel’s 86m2 of function space, the 127m2 Namiki Suite on the top floor is also bookable as a meeting room.
Alba Wellness Resort
Billing itself as the “first ever complete wellness resort in Vietnam” is the 56-key Alba Wellness Resort. The five-star property features 2,000m2 indoor and outdoor onsen pools filled with natural mineral hot spring water, a spa centre with an extensive list of treatments, three restaurants and bars, swimming pool, and a garden for yoga workouts. The hotel is located 30km north of Hue city, at the foot of Truong Son mountain.
The Chen, Box Hill
The seventh hotel in the Art Series Hotel’s collection is located in Melbourne’s Box Hill suburb, and is inspired by and dedicated to Chinese Australian artist Zhong Chen. The hotel is filled with Zhong’s portraits and prints, and all of its 100 rooms feature views of the city skyline or Dandenong Ranges and its surrounds. Facilities include a rooftop pool and entertainment deck, a modern Australian cafe, yum cha eatery, and gym. Renowned art tours, art libraries and dedicated art channels are also available for guests, alongside the rental of Art Series-branded Smart Cars and Lekker bicycles.