The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, China
Built into the side wall of an abandoned quarry in south-western Shanghai is IHG’s 200th InterContinental-branded hotel. Located at Sheshan Mountain Range, the mostly subterranean property offers 336 rooms and suites – which includes a two-storey underwater loft. In addition, all rooms on the bottom floor are provided with around-the-clock butler service. Facilities include four F&B venues, a business centre, four meeting rooms and a 900m2 Grand Ballroom.
Modena by Fraser Buriram, Thailand
The 152-unit hotel residence boasts a range of facilities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, home entertainment systems, a swimming pool, 24/7 fitness centre, a launderette as well as a restaurant bar. Bistro@M, the property’s open-kitchen concept restaurant, offers all-day dining that showcases cuisine from the Isaan region. For corporate functions, Modena by Fraser Buriram offers a 240m2 function room.
The Westin Brisbane, Australia
The Westin Brisbane has made its debut in Queensland with 260 guestrooms and 39 suites, all decked out with the brand’s signature amenities from the Heavenly Bed to the complimentary Sleep Well lavender balm. Recreational facilities include a fitness studio, a 300m2 resort-style pool, yoga and Pilates classes, as well as the Heavenly Spa by Westin featuring five treatment rooms, steam room and relaxation pods. There are also three F&B options, as well as 930m2 of meeting space comprising a ballroom and four smaller meeting rooms.
Hotel Suggati, Myanmar
Designed by US architect Daniel West, the five-storey Hotel Suggati has opened in Mawlamyaing, the capital of Myanmar’s Mon State. The waterfront property offers 72 keys, as well as amenities such as conference rooms, a fitness centre, and a restaurant specialising in both Burmese and Western cuisines.
Mercure Hai Phong, Vietnam
Housed in a 28-storey mixed-use development in Hai Phong’s CBD, the hotel offers 176 guestrooms and suites, plus 57 one- to three-bedroom serviced apartments. Guests staying on the 25th to 27th floors can enjoy breakfast, evening cocktails and complimentary access to the meeting rooms at the Privilege Lounge.
Dining options include two restaurants and three bars, while leisure facilities include the Bloom Spa, a 24-hour gym and outdoor infinity pool. For events and meetings, the property has six meeting rooms, as well as the city’s largest ballroom that can cater up to 380 pax.