The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
InterContinental Dhaka, Bangladesh
InterContinental Hotels Group has re-entered the Bangladeshi market with its latest opening in the capital. The hotel offers 226 guestrooms including 25 suites, and facilities such as a Club Lounge, temperature-controlled swimming pool overlooking Ramna park, a steam room, sauna and spa. Dining options include an all-day restaurant, speciality restaurant, lobby cafe and pool bar. For meetings, the property offers more than 1,950m2 of space across two ballrooms and seven meeting rooms, all equipped with the latest audiovisual technology.
Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Situated eight kilometres from the Phu Quoc International Airport on Phu Quoc’s western coast, the resort boasts 566 rooms, suites and villas, ranging from 35m2 Deluxe Rooms to the 245m2 Presidential Villa. Recreational facilities include a kids’ club, 300m-long lagoon pool, fitness centre, a 130m-long private beach and the Thala Spa. There are three F&B options – the all-day Essence Restaurant, Oasis pool bar and the rooftop C View Sky Bar. Event and meeting planners can avail any of the three function spaces, the largest of which can take 350 pax in theatre style or 110 in boardroom style.
The Peanuts Hotel, Japan
Fans of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang from Charles Schultz’s comic strip can now stretch out in rooms themed on the characters’ adventures. Located near Sannomiya Station in Kobe, the boutique hotel has 18 uniquely-decorated rooms such as one depicting Snoopy on the moon, and another in Yosemite National Park. Each floor of the hotel also boasts a different concept – the fourth floor is Imagine, fifth floor is Happy, while the sixth floor is Love.
Swiss-Belinn Cibitung, Indonesia
The latest addition to Swiss-Belhotel International Hotels & Resorts’ Indonesian portfolio stands in Bekasi, a satellite city east of Jakarta. The hotel features 92 rooms and suites, all equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, LED TVs with cable channels, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and laptop-sized safes. Leisure facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, bar, karaoke lounge, outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Five individual meeting rooms supported by modern audio-visual technology and a dedicated banqueting team round up the property’s offerings.
DoubleTree by Hilton Huidong Resort, China
The resort, located north-east of Shenzhen, features 309 rooms, including 27 suites, with garden or sea views. Each room is outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony, as well as a 50-inch HDTV, open-plan bathroom with separate tub and rainshower, plus Crabtree & Evelyn bath products. Aside from the three F&B venues, there is also a 24-hour fitness centre; kids’ club; an outdoor splash pool with water slide; an entertainment zone offering console games, karaoke, mahjong and a play zone with electronic games for kids; and 1,740m2 of indoor meeting space spanning eight function rooms and an outdoor terrace.