The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Pullman Luang Prabang, Laos
The 16-hectare resort situated 10 minutes away from the UNESCO-listed Old Town features 123 guestrooms, suites and a two-bedroom villa nestled amid infinity pools, watercourses and streams. Lead-in rooms start with the 42m2 Deluxe Room and extends to the two-bedroom Villa – complete with separate living and dining areas, garden and pool – which can host up to 50 guests for a cocktail party or 12-seater private dinner.
Facilities on-site include the all-day dining L’Atelier restaurant, two bars, gym, spa, outdoor pool and kids’ club. The property is also home to Luang Prabang’s largest conference centre, which can cater up to 300 guests and whose outdoor patio can also host al-fresco events and pre-dinner cocktail functions.
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Four Seasons has taken up residence in a new 65-storey building just next to the Petronas Twin Towers. The property houses 209 guestrooms and suites, 27 serviced apartments, and 242 private residences.
Recreational facilities include an outdoor pool complete with private cabanas, a spa with eight treatment rooms, and fitness centre. There are also six F&B venues, ranging from the Cantonese restaurant Yun House to Bar Trigona. For meetings and events, the hotel offers 1,821m2 of flexible event space over two ballrooms and four meeting rooms.
The Mantra Albury Hotel, Australia
This new eight-storey hotel in Albury, New South Wales offers 146 one- and two-bedroom studios and suites, all of which come furnished with a microwave and fridge. Amenities on-site include a restaurant and bar called La Tierra, 24-hour reception, an Internet lounge, and a fully-equipped gymnasium. There are also conferencing and events facilities that can cater for more than 200 people, and an exclusive Sky Lounge available for hire on the top floor with sky lighting, wet bar and lounge seating.
Ascott Harmony City Nantong, China
The Ascott has opened its first property in Nantong, a city along the Yangtze River Economic Belt in China’s Jiangsu province. The property offers 164 apartments, ranging from studio to three- bedroom units. Each apartment comes with a living room, dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen. Recreational facilities include a breakfast lounge, gym, sky garden and indoor swimming pool. A library, conference room facilities and business support services are also available for corporate travellers.