New hotels: Legacy Yen Tu, MGallery, W Kuala Lumpur and more

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week

Legacy Yen Tu, MGallery, Vietnam
Legacy Yen Tu, MGallery is perched 1,068m above sea level on the sacred Yen Tu mountain, located near Halong Bay in Vietnam’s north-east. The resort features 133 rooms, the Tho Quang restaurant, the Thien Tra Lobby Bar and a ballroom for up to 800 guests. Tue Tinh Am Wellness offers an open space for meditation, yoga and Truc Lam Zen practices.


W Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
W Kuala Lumpur has opened its doors steps away from the Petronas Twin Towers. The first W hotel in Malaysia features 150 guest rooms and suites, including two Wow suites and the Extreme Wow Suite, measuring over 520m2.

F&B concepts include Yen, which offers contemporary Cantonese cuisine and fresh seafood; all-day dining restaurant Flock, where chefs serve up Australian, farm-to-flock dishes out of an open kitchen; Woobar; and the Wet Deck pool bar. W Kuala Lumpur will also offer two privately-managed dining and entertainment venues including Saint Pierre, a 70-seat French eatery that has earned a Michelin star at its Singapore location, and Wicked, a VIP club.

In addition to over 1,500m2 of function space, the hotel also offers a spa, gymnasium and beauty house for manicures, pedicures and more.

Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort, Myanmar
Mandalay Hill Resort has been rebranded as a Mercure. Set at the foot of Mandalay Hills, the resort offers 208 rooms and suites across categories of Corner Deluxe, Junior Suite, Executive and President Suite, as well as the Spa Villas which give guests executive lounge access. F&B options at Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort include Yadanabon Café; Ming’s restaurant showcasing Thai, Burmese, and Chinese flavours; Kinsana Garden Theatre restaurant, where cultural performances are staged; Kipling’s Music & Cigar Lounge; and a pool bar. The resort also features meeting rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 160 guests banquet style.


Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading, China
Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading features 304 guestrooms from floors 27 to 40, including 23 suites, four executive suites, and a presidential suite. The hotel offers four dining and lounging spaces – Xiang Yue Chinese restaurant, Market Cafe, The Lounge and Pastry Shop. For meetings and events, the hotel offers Regency Ballroom, which spans 1,100m2 and adjoins an outdoor terrace, as well as eight meeting rooms.

Amartya Jogjakarta Hotel, Indonesia
Amartya Jogjakarta Hotel offers 18 rooms in three categories, sized from 30-38m2. In addition to a lobby that functions as a co-working space, the hotel also features a multi-functional event space. The Sidji Kitchen&dine all-day-dining restaurant serves up Western and Indonesian dishes, offering semi buffet breakfast and afternoon tea. The hotel is set to open its rooftop cafe and panoramic deck in a few months’ time.

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