TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements.
Raffles Shenzhen, China
Accor’s Raffles hotel brand has opened its latest property in Greater China. Raffles Shenzhen is situated in One Shenzhen Bay, a 72-storey high building in the CBD, where guests are welcomed through the 34th floor Sky Lobby with views of Shenzhen Bay. Views also extend to the 168 guestrooms and suites above.
Amenities on-site include six restaurants and bars, and 3,000m2 of event space including a pillarless grand ballroom supported by eight multifunction halls. There are recreational facilities as well, such as the Raffles Spa, fitness centre, and an indoor swimming pool area that includes a Jacuzzi, vitality pool and sauna.
Quay Perth Hotel, Australia
Singapore-based Louis T Collection has officially opened the doors to its 80-room Quay Perth Hotel on Elizabeth Quay. Rooms range in size from 17m2 to 41m2, and are furnished with a smart TV, small fridge and in-room safes. There are two F&B options on-site: the HQ Bar & Kitchen, an open-air rooftop bar on the 10th floor with a modern Chinese menu; and the all-day sidewalk eatery, Community at Quay.
There is also a 24/7 co-working space on level nine, furnished with a long communal workstation, chairs and lounges. Within this space are two meeting rooms which can accommodate five people each, a kitchenette, as well as private phone booths, and business services such as printing and scanning.
Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo, Kamata, Japan
The newly-opened six-storey hotel in Japan’s capital city stands a five-minute walk from the east exit of Keikyu Kamata Station. It offers a restaurant, as well as 158 rooms across five categories, where all living spaces come equipped with modern Bluetooth speakers and Apple TV. As the hotel was conceived to evoke the spirit of Kamata’s traditional family-owned workshops, its interior has been decked out with manufacturing machines and industrial goods, as well as products made with processing techniques by the local workshops.
Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Hamilton, New Zealand
Days Inn by Wyndham has made its debut in New Zealand with its latest opening in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. The hotel is set within a 19th -century building on the corner of Hamilton’s Collingwood and Victoria streets, and features 69 keys spanning studios to two-bedroom suites with balconies. Other amenities on-site include private meeting facilities, a lounge, guest laundry facilities and parking.