The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia’s first Banyan Tree property has opened, occupying the top seven floors of the Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Building. The five-star hotel features 55 rooms and suites ranging from 51m2 to 200m2 in size, with most rooms offering views of the city’s landmarks like the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower. Guests will enjoy Banyan Tree’s signature aromatherapy essentials and chromotherapy shower in all room categories, while the suites are fitted with a private relaxation pool. Facilities include a covered open-air pool, gym, a spa, four dining concepts, as well as three boardrooms for meetings.
TreeHouse Villas Koh Yao, Thailand
Taking after its name, the adults-only resort in Thailand’s Koh Yao Noi features 25 Treehouse Villas, as well as six Beachfront Pool Villas and a 390m2 two-storey Hilltop Villa. The furnishings in each villa category varies, but each dwelling will feature typical mod-cons such as a king-sized bed, flatscreen TV and a private plunge pool. Resort facilities include a 400m-long private beach, a 170m2 main pool, spa, and an extensive list of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from Thai cooking classes to scuba diving trips to nearby islands. Guests can also make custom requests for in-villa dining, spa, yoga, or book excursions through reception.
The island of Koh Yao Noi is only accessible by boat, and the resort provides transfers from international airports or hotel in Phuket or mainland Krabi for a fee.
Club Med Joyview Anji, China
Nestled in a bamboo forest at the foot of the Lingfeng Mountains is the 301-key Club Med Joyview Anji. Guestrooms and suites feature a private balcony, from which a panoramic view of the bamboo forest can be had. The resort facilities include a spa, three F&B options, a library, a teahouse, kids’ club, KTV and mahjong rooms, plus outdoor activities like horseback riding and educational farming. For MICE groups, the resort is equipped with a 530m2 pillarless ballroom, and six multifunction rooms, and offers a selection of indoor and outdoor teambuilding activities.
Somerset Baitang Suzhou, China
Somerset Baitang Suzhou is located in the heart of the Suzhou Industrial Park – home to more than 2,000 MNCs – next to the CBD in the east of Jinji Lake. The 194-unit serviced residence comprises one- to four-bedroom apartments, and offers an array of facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, gym, restaurant, golf driving range, and sauna and steam rooms.