New hotels: Alila SCBD Jakarta, Vīb Best Western Sanam Pao Bangkok and more

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.


Alila SCBD Jakarta, Indonesia
Alila’s latest outpost stands next door to the Indonesia Stock Exchange. The five-star property boasts 227 studios and suites, as well as recreational facilities such as a spa, outdoor swimming pool and gym. There are several F&B options ranging from the New-York style Vong Kitchen to 24-hour Le Burger, both by Michelin-star Jean-Georges Vongerichten and son Cedric, as well as Hakkasan specialty restaurants by the Hakkasan Group. For events and meetings, there are 13 event studios on-site as well.


Vīb Best Western Sanam Pao Bangkok, Thailand
The first-ever Vīb Best Western hotel in Asia Pacific offers 91 contemporary rooms, all equipped with free Wi-Fi, Smart TVs and e-concierge technology, and convenient work areas. Guests can grab quick snacks from the café, work out in the 24-hour gym, unwind with a drink at Eye Bar or play in the gaming pods. The cutting-edge, tech-savvy midscale hotel stands steps away from the Sanam Pao BTS skytrain station. This is the third Vīb in operation worldwide, following existing locations in Antalya (Turkey) and Springfield, Missouri (US).

Hoshino Resorts BEB5 Karuizawa, Japan
Hoshino Resorts has opened a new property in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. It offers 73 guestrooms all with tatami flooring, and bills itself as “a laid-back hotel like your best friend’s house”. Facilities include the Tamariba Lounge (a cafe and outdoor terrace rolled into one), library and a shop. Located a short distance from the hotel is the Hoshino Resorts Tombo-no-yu onsen, while other activities include eco-tours through the forest, and ice skating on a lake during autumn and winter.

Bloomfield Bali, Indonesia
Boutique hideaway Bloomfield Bali has opened on the Island of the Gods in between Seminyak and Canggu. All of its 15 rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access and regular mod-cons such as a TV with satellite channels. There is also a separate three-bedroom villa which comes with its own infinity pool. The adult-only hotel – only guests above 14 are allowed unless the entire resort is booked out – also boasts an infinity pool, as well as a 20-seater Bloomfield Restaurant that serves vegetarian and vegan food.

Shama Hongqiao Shanghai, China
The serviced apartment offers 132 keys offering six different configurations from studios to two-bedroom residences, all of which come furnished with a Shama Slumber bed with an extra-soft feather mattress topper, fully-equipped kitchenette, dual laundry washer and dryer, LED TV with international channels, complimentary Wi-Fi and a work desk. Amenities on-site include a gym, yoga room and breakfast outlet. The property stands in the Hongqiao Business District, a 10-minute drive away from the National Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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