New hotels: SAii Lagoon Maldives, lyf Funan Singapore, and more

TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements.

SAii Lagoon Maldives

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton

Nestled within the Emboodhoo Lagoon a 15 minutes’ boat ride from Malé International Airport, SAii Lagoon Maldives forms part of Crossroads Maldives, the country’s first and only integrated resort. With a total of 198 rooms and villas, including over-water pool villas, the resort will be Hilton’s third property in the Maldives, and marks the first Curio Collection by Hilton in South Asia.

F&B offerings include Miss Olive Oyl, a poolside Mediterranean seafood grill and bar; Mr. Tomyam, a Thai fusion eatery with an open kitchen and alfresco dining areas; bean/Co, which serves fresh coffee, premium tea and grab and go snacks; and the Café del Mar beach club.

For recreation, the resort has an ocean-view infinity pool and fitness centre, the PADI-certified Watersports & Dive Center, the Marine Discovery Centre, the Lèn Be Well Spa, and Junior Beach Club and Camp. A wide range of water sports and recreational facilities is available at The Marina @ Crossroads, a 30-berth marina and lifestyle centre that also houses the Crossroad Event Hall, which can be accessed directly from SAii Lagoon Maldives via a footbridge.

lyf Funan Singapore

The Ascott has opened lyf Funan Singapore, the largest co-living property in South-east Asia. Located in the heart of Singapore’s civic and cultural district, it is also the world’s first property under Ascott’s new ‘lyf’ co-living brand targeted at millennials and the millennial-minded.

Spanning about 11,241m2, lyf Funan Singapore houses 412 rooms across 279 apartments. The nine-storey co-living property offers easy access to City Hall MRT, and is located near shopping mall Raffles City Singapore and the National Gallery Singapore.

lyf Funan Singapore is an integral part of CapitaLand’s Funan integrated development, which also comprises two office blocks and a mall offering retail concepts, co-working spaces, urban farm, theatre, cinema, artisan shops, craft workshops, gymnasium, rock climbing and futsal facility.

Park Hyatt Shenzhen, China

Hyatt Hotels has opened Park Hyatt Shenzhen within a 48-story skyscraper that is located in the heart of the Futian CBD in Shenzhen. Designed by the New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the 195-key hotel resembles a dynamic glass and steel butterfly with its wings spread against the Shenzhen city skyline.

Park Hyatt Shenzhen will launch a collection of bars and restaurants. On Level 33 are the Living Room, which offers afternoon tea or evening drinks, and the Garden Pavilion, specialising in Cantonese, Sichuan and Jiangnan cuisine. The Glasshouse on Level 47 is a contemporary European restaurant and bar, whereas the Attic, located on Level 48, serves as a penthouse bar with a large marble counter bar. The hotel also boasts more than 1,500m2 of event space, a spa, a 25m indoor lap pool and fitness facilities.

Brady Hotels Jones Lane, Melbourne

Melbourne’s new Brady Hotels Jones Lane offers sleek styling and laneway setting in the heart of the city’s theatre, cultural and shopping precinct.

Tucked down Little Lonsdale Street on the corner of Jones Lane, the 4.5-star boutique hotel is located near attractions like Her Majesty’s Theatre, Comedy Theatre, Old Melbourne Goal, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum, Chinatown, Lonsdale Street’s Greek precinct, as well as shopping malls Melbourne Central and QV Melbourne.

The hotel’s 153 rooms contain king beds and openable windows, and 96 of the rooms also boast balconies. Hotel services and amenities include a 24-hour reception, round-the-clock room service, cardio gym, self-serve laundry and bike storage room.

Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central, Thailand

Located just a two-hour drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the new 241-room hotel is located a stone’s throw away from retail options Terminal 21 Pattaya, Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Pattaya Night Bazaar and Mike Shopping Mall.

Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central is designed around the needs of smart travellers. Guests can start the day with Free Express Start Breakfast, which offers the option of taking their breakfast to-go if they need a faster break. Hotel’s facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, parking onsite, a 24-hour fitness centre, free Wi-Fi and internet stations.

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