The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong, Thailand
This newly-opened property features 180 guestrooms and suites, all decorated to reflect the neighbourhood that it stands in – in this case, Patong’s past as a fishing village is highlighted.
There are six categories of rooms and suites, such as the Oasis Pool Access Room, where guests have access to a personal terrace and the pool, and the 72m2 Executive Suite. Aside from the three F&B venues, recreational facilities include a fitness centre, two swimming pools (one on the rooftop), and a full-size Muay Thai boxing ring. Meeting planners can book one of the three function spaces, or the rooftop garden, for corporate events.
Karma Reef Gili Meno, Indonesia
Located on the tiny, traffic-free island of Gili Meno, Karma Reef presents 14 rooms over several categories, from the 37m2 one-bedroom sea front tents to the 46m2 two-storey bungalows. Room service breakfast is included in the room rate.
Amenities on the island include the Sea Spa, the Tiki Bar offering cocktails and juices, Karma Beach restaurant, and the free use of bicycles and non-motorised water sports. A beach lounge offers night programmes such as live acoustic music, seafood barbecues, movie under the stars and traditional Indonesian-themed nights.
Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing, China
Located on the upper levels of the WF Central retail centre, the first Mandarin Oriental-branded hotel in China’s capital offers 73 guestrooms and suites. Rooms start from 55m2, with many offering views towards the Forbidden City. Amenities on-site include a spa with four suites, fitness centre, 25m-long indoor lap pool and three F&B options – rooftop MO Bar, Café Zi and Mandarin Grill + Bar.
SureStay Plus by Best Western Shin-Osaka, Japan
The SureStay Hotel Group has made its Japanese debut in downtown Osaka, near to the Shin-Osaka train station. The new-build offers 108 guestrooms all equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as facilities such as a gym, laundromat and a business centre. A restaurant on site serves daily buffet breakfast.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge, Australia
Located at 100 James Street, the new-build offers 206 guestrooms, each with a Digital Key allowing Hilton Honors guests to use their smartphones as room keys, Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree sleep experience beds and Crabtree & Evelyn bath products. Facilities include an outdoor pool and bar, 24-hour fitness centre, executive lounge on level two, a versatile meeting space with capacity of up to 160 guests, and the James St Bar + Kitchen all-day dining venue.