New hotels: Six Senses Krabey Island, SO/ Auckland and more

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.

Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia
Six Senses Krabey Island is set on a 12ha private tropical island five kilometres off Ream National Park in southern Cambodia. It is home to 40 villas, complete with green living roofs, sun decks with infinity plunge pools and rain showers.

F&B options include two restaurants, a bar, and an ice-cream parlour, while activities at the resort include water sports, fishing, snorkelling, organic farm visits with cooking classes, night sky observatory, jungle fitness circuit and open-air Cinema Paradiso. Other facilities include a Six Senses spa complete with a gym, rooftop yoga pavilion, Crystal Water Room, Meditation Cave and the Alchemy Bar.

SO/ Auckland, New Zealand
International luxury lifestyle hotel brand SO/ has opened its first outpost in Auckland with Kiwi designers WORLD as their design partner. Occupying the former Reserve Bank in the heart of the city, the hotel offers a total of 130 keys. Aside from the Harbour Society restaurant on the 15th floor headed by Michelin-star French chef Marc de Passorio, there is also a café, Club Signature lounge, SO Spa, gym and indoor heated pool.

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, Malaysia
Hard Rock International has expanded its portfolio with its second opening in Johor, Malaysia. There are three room categories – Studio Suites, Rock Royalty Suites and a Rock Star Suite – but regardless of choice, all 365 rooms will definitely be music-inspired. Amenities on-site include four dining outlets, the Rock Spa, meeting spaces and a kids’ club. The hotel is part of the Desaru Coast integrated destination resort which boasts a waterpark, man-made beach, restaurants, shopping and golf courses.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan Xinglong Lakeside, China
The first DoubleTree Resort by Hilton-branded property in Wanning city, Hainan province, has opened with 296 rooms. Amenities on-site include three restaurants, a lobby lounge, two kids’ clubs, playground, 24-hour fitness centre, spa, three cinemas, and a 4,540m2 outdoor and indoor swimming pool complete with sauna and steam rooms. Event planners can avail the 2,237m2 of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces comprising 10 function rooms, a 1,000m2 pillarless grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 850 guests.

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