The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Amari Vang Vieng, Laos
Onyx Hospitality Group has opened an Amari-branded property in Vang Vieng. The design in all the 160 rooms is inspired by the hotel’s location along the Nam Song River and limestone mountain surroundings. Aside from the all-day dining restaurant Essence, other facilities on the property include the Breeze spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and a Kids’ Club.
The Millennials, Japan
Billing itself as an “upscale capsule concept”, The Millennials capsule hotel brings over 120 multifunctional Smart-Pod units spread over five floors of prime Shibuya real-estate. The Smart-Pods are controlled through an in-house app that allows guests to adjust the lighting, air-flow and even the incline of their mattress. Some pods also come with projectors. Each unit comes with underbed storage for luggage which can be locked, and free Wi-Fi throughout.
In addition, the third floor of the complex functions as a large co-working space which can be used for events, while the fourth floor is home to a lounge and common kitchen.
Fairfield by Marriott Belitung, Indonesia
The economy Fairfield chain has made its way to Belitung, an island east of Sumatra. Located on Tanjung Pendam Beach, the hotel’s architecture is inspired by traditional Rumah Panggung stilted houses. All 136 guestrooms, including 11 suites, are decked out with regular mod cons, flooded with natural daylight, and face either the swimming pool or ocean. Amenities include three F&B options, The Market retail store, swimming pool, kids pool and a 24-hour gym. For events and meetings, the property offers a range of meeting spaces, from the 113m2 Pelenduk Room to the 54m2 Labi Labi Room.
FV by Peppers, Australia
Standing on Fortitude Valley’s Alfred Street in Brisbane are three 30-storey towers, two of which have been completed and houses FV by Peppers. The property comprises 986 one- and two-bedroom apartments, all of which come complete with full kitchens, a laundry area, separate lounge and dining areas, and a private balcony.
Amenities include a heated u-shaped skyline pool, a moonlight cinema, yoga retreat, fully-equipped gym, and three private spa lounges available for hire. Six by FV is the onsite all-day restaurant located on level six, which will open for hotel guests and residents for breakfast and dinner. There is also 24-hour reception, valet parking, Wi-Fi, tour desk and concierge available.
Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, India
The famed beach destination of Goa recently welcomed a newly-refurbished 181-key Novotel property, a rebrand of the Dona Sylvia Resort. The resort offers no less than five F&B options, as well as recreational facilities such as a spa an outdoor pool, fitness centr, and activity area. For meetings and events, the property has two dedicated conference rooms with a capacity to serve about 200 guests, as well as two Seaside Lawns.