The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, Vietnam
This new-build resort along Vietnam’s south-central coastline has opened its doors with 26 one and two-bedroom ocean-facing villas. The spacious villas boast timber sundecks made from locally-crafted wood, oversized bathtubs, private pools and extended low overhanging roofs. Guests will be treated to in-room villa host services and a range of customisable luxury amenities, such as preferred room scents, in-villa wine cellar and an in-villa delicatessen with a selection of charcuterie, cheese and ice cream.
Amenities at the 7.2ha resort include signature resort Sea.Fire.Salt, swim-up bar, the Anantara Spa, a pool and a gym. Private sessions can also be booked with alternative therapists trained in holistic healing. The resort is a 40-minute drive from Quy Nhon Airport and a 15-minute drive from downtown Quy Nhon.
Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas, Thailand
Devasom Resorts has planted its second resort in Thailand in Khao Lak, after launching its first property in Hua Hin. The luxury boutique seaside resort offers a total of 69 keys – 24 Seaside Grand Deluxe rooms, 21 Seaside Junior Suite with Jacuzzi bath rooms, 12 Seaside Pool Paradise Suite rooms, eight Beach Pool Villas, two Two-bedroom Beachfront Family Pool Villas, and two Devasom Sky Villas.
There are two F&B options for guests: an all-day dining Takola Restaurant and Wine Cellar, and the Devasom Beach Grill and Bar by the beach. Recreational facilities include a spa, complimentary yoga and meditation sessions, a large two-tier saltwater swimming pool, gym, children’s swimming pool and kids’ club.
Ovolo The Valley, Australia
Ovolo Hotels’ latest opening offers 103 keys across five room categories, all of which serve up a frenzy of rich colour and playful furniture. The design hotel in Brisbane boasts two penthouse suites – furnished with original art pieces by Daniel R Watkins and Gerwyn Davies – aptly named Rockstar. As a brand standard, guests who book directly with Ovolo will receive complimentary Wi-Fi, self-laundry, breakfast, social happy hour, mini-bar and loot bag full of treats.
Facilities on-site include a rooftop swimming pool overlooking Fortitude Valley, gym, sauna and a meeting room. A new restaurant and bar concept is due to launch early next year as well.
Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah, Malaysia
The Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah has opened along the western coastline of Langkawi Island in Malaysia, a short walk away from Pantai Cenang Beach. The hotel’s 208 rooms each feature a balcony, and mod cons such as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and 49-inch smart TVs.
Aside from the W XYZSM bar, all-day dining restaurant Nook, and 24/7 grab-and-go refuelling area, recreational facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor infinity pool, and for the younger ones, a Camp Aloft programme and Kids Club. For events and functions, there is a 462m2 pillarless ballroom and two meeting rooms.
Radisson Ningbo Beilun, China
This opening by Radisson marks the hotel group’s entry into the port city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province. The 21-storey new-build offers 230 guestrooms and suites, with ample work space and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests are also offered a choice of dining options, with two restaurants, a lobby lounge and an executive lounge. There are also two 800m2 ballrooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology for functions.