The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min, Myanmar
Myanmar’s first Sofitel has opened on the shores of Inle Lake. The hotel features 101 rooms – 36 Luxury Rooms, 25 Junior Suites, 12 Prestige Suites, 27 Opera Suites and one Imperial Suite – with high-speed Internet, Bluetooth speakers and IPTV. For F&B, guests can choose from two restaurants (an all-day dining and fusion Burmese concept) and two bars, including one by the lake. Facilities include two swimming pools – one of which is an infinity adult pool set directly by the lake – fitness centre and spa, clubhouse, kids club, Mac corner and games room.
Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach, Indonesia
Marking the return of the Hotel Nikko brand to Indonesia, Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach has opened about 15km from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The 188-key hotel features a lagoon swimming pool, a range of F&B options and a spa, with the shores of Tanjung Benoa just steps away for guests.
Hotel Wing International Premium Kanazawa Ekimae, Japan
The Forbes Co.-operated Hotel Wing International Premium Kanazawa Ekimae will open its doors on April 1. Located a five-minute walk from JR Kanazawa Station, the hotel will feature traditional Japanese elements across hospitality, design and food. Breakfast, for example, could be done in the style of Hokurikuzukushi no Kamameshi Gozen, comprising kamameshi (rice in a pot) and side dishes made out of seasonal local ingredients. All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with a TV, coffee machine and kettle as well as private bathroom complete with a bathtub.
Golden Tulip Bund New Asia, China
The Golden Tulip Bund New Asia hotel offers 266 keys, housed in a nine-storey building once regarded as the first European-style skyscraper in Shanghai. It also features six function rooms, the largest being Baiyun Hall for 230 guests; a business centre; dim sum restaurant Taste; and a fitness centre, among others. Guests will also be able to select a free set of fragrances from the hotel’s Body Care Bar. Located in Shanghai’s Hongkou District, the hotel puts guests within easy reach of various convention centres, sightseeing spots and two airports.
Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur, India
The first international brand hotel in the Sriperumbudur industrial and automobile belt, Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur offers 100 guestrooms, including six suites. Each room comes equipped with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. F&B options include an all-day dining restaurant, sports bar, deli and poolside restaurant. For events and gatherings, the hotel features six meeting rooms with banquet facilities. Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur is a 45-minute drive from Chennai International Airport and an hour’s drive from the historic monuments and beaches of Mahabalipuram.