The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Rosewood Hong Kong
Rosewood Hong Kong is accepting bookings ahead of its opening on March 17, 2019. Located within the Victoria Dockside district, the hotel will offer 322 guestrooms, sized upwards of 53m2, and 91 suites, starting at 92m2. There will be 18 signature suites, including the 1,000m2 Harbour House and The Garden House, which enjoy wraparound Victoria Harbour views from their private sky terraces on the 57th floor; complete with landscaped gardens, sun decks with private lap pools and a private gym. The Manor Club on the 40th floor features a bar and games room with a pool table, in addition to serving food and beverage throughout the day.
The hotel will eventually have eight dining concepts, but is launching first with Chinese tea house Holt’s Café, The Legacy House for Cantonese cuisine, and the DarkSide bar.
For meetings and events, the hotel boasts 3,200m2 of space, counting a lawn, the 1,000m2 pillarless Grand Ballroom, The Pavilion which offers 1,000m2 of residential style event space including the 300m2 Pavilion Hall, and The Orangery, a 118m2 space with its own covered terrace overlooking the lawn.
Meanwhile, Rosewood Residences will introduce 186 units for longer-term stays. Guests will be able to enjoy a separate private entrance and club facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.
Lub d Koh Samui Chaweng Beach, Thailand
Lub d Koh Samui Chaweng Beach has opened, offering its own beach club, 98 deluxe rooms, 10 Family and Friends rooms for up to four guests, as well as 16 shared accommodation spaces with mixed and ladies-only rooms. The Tropics Beach Club features two swimming pools, a central bar, open-air restaurant, games hub, activity lawn and sunset decks.
Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Osaka Kitahama, Japan
The 129-room Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Osaka Kitahama features an on-site restaurant, a fitness centre and laundry service. Located in the city’s Chuo-ku ward, the hotel is surrounded by major business and leisure attractions. It is also close to the Aji River, and the Kitahama Station is just a minute’s walk away.
Swiss-Belhotel Blulane, Philippines
The Blunlane hotel in Manila has been rebranded into a Swiss-Belhotel Blulane. Located in the Binondo district, said to be the world’s oldest Chinatown, the hotel features 171 rooms and suites, ranging from 25m2 Superior Rooms to the 72m2 VIP Suite. F&B options include the all-day-dining Blu Café & Lounge, Blu Dynasty, which serves authentic Cantonese cuisine, The Coffee Club lobby lounge and the Bar Lounge. For meetings and events, the hotel offers 19 function spaces, the Grand Ballroom and the top floor penthouse.