The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Maldives
Located on the Shaviyani Atoll in North Maldives, Fairmont’s latest opening offers 120 luxury villas, each with a private pool. The villas are categorised based on the island’s topography and include Beach, Water and Tented Jungle Villas. Facilities on the island include an art studio, three restaurants, three bars and a 2,000m2 Willow Stream Spa complete with Jacuzzi. Families are also catered for with a kid’s club, toddler’s play garden and a dedicated Teen Town. Activities include snorkelling the nine kilometre-long house reef; cooking classes with a Maldivian chef; sunset dolphin tour; and turtle release programmes.
The resort is accessible by domestic flight in 50 minutes from Male International Airport followed by speedboat from Hanimaadhoo Airport to the resort. Alternatively, guests can book a 50-minute scenic seaplane flight directly to the resort.
Kyukaruizawa Kikyo, Japan
Kyukaruizawa Kikyo, the first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Japan, features 50 guestrooms furnished with a seating area with sofa, 50-inch HDTV and Wi-Fi, while many rooms also have a balcony. Located in Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture, the mountain village hotel offers amenities such as a spa, traditional Japanese public bath, sauna, fitness centre and French restaurant Sonorite. Event and meeting spaces include three meeting rooms and a chapel that can accommodate between eight and 80 guests.
Hui Yue Boutique Hotel, China
Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this boutique property on top of a mountain overlooking Jinlong Lake in Xuzhou comprises five villas and 28 guestrooms. Facilities on-site include a Chinese restaurant with five smaller function rooms equipped with karaoke systems, a teppanyaki restaurant, meeting room, multifunctional hall, gym and spa. A French a la carte breakfast can also be arranged in the mornings.
Novotel Kochi Infopark, India
Featuring 128 rooms including eight suites, the first Novotel property has made its debut in the commercial capital of Kerala. Aside from the three F&B options, recreational facilities include an infinity pool, gym and a dedicated kid’s corner. For weddings, meetings and events, the hotel boasts three meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The hotel is a 40-minute drive from the Kochi International Airport and 30-minute drive to the Ernakulam Railway station.