New hotels: InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, Conrad Tianjin, and more

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
Opened on September 1, 2019, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is located on the Maamunagau island, at the southern tip of Raa Atoll. The island is located near Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and home to Hanifaru Bay, and is a 35-minute seaplane transfer from Male International Airport.

The property’s 81 beach, lagoon and overwater villas and residences are each equipped with their own private terrace and pool. The resort also features six gastronomic concepts including The Retreat, an adults-only enclave with a private bar and its own infinity pool; a signature AVI Spa with six overwater treatment villas; and a Planet Trekkers Kids Club.

The Prestige Hotel, Malaysia
The Prestige Hotel, an independent bespoke luxury hotel, has risen within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Georgetown. The 162-room hotel offers four room types: the standard deluxe room, the premier deluxe suite, the loft suite, and the deluxe trio room which features a smaller bedroom for a child travelling with parents, for additional privacy.

Other facilities include events pavilion and terrace, outdoor gazebos, an all-day dining restaurant, function rooms which can host indoor events for 110 guests; a rooftop infinity pool, and a fully-equipped gym. The hotel also features a dining and retail arcade that houses the Glasshouse Restaurant, San Francisco Coffee, a fine dining restaurant, local clothing brand, dessert café, florist and pharmacy, amongst others.

Conrad Tianjin, China
Conrad Tianjin has opened within the heart of the Nankai District, as part of the premier Luneng Ecological Zone. The hotel comprises 375 guestrooms, including 29 hotel suites. Conrad Tianjin also provides 50 one- to three-bedroom residences to cater to long-stay business travellers.

F&B options at the 10-storey hotel include an all-day dining restaurant Brasserie on G, Chinese restaurant Ying which also offers private dining rooms, the hotel’s signature restaurant Bam Bou, and bar lounge Cha.

Hotel facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a heated indoor pool, a kid’s pool and dedicated playroom, a 2,665m2 meeting space, a 1,068m2 grand ballroom which can accommodate up to 950 guests in a banquet setting, as well as nine flexible meeting rooms.

The Okura Tokyo
After four years of renovation work, the iconic Hotel Okura Tokyo has reopened as The Okura Tokyo, the new flagship hotel of Hotel Okura.

The new 508-key, 2.6ha luxury property houses two separate properties: The Okura Heritage, which offers “traditional luxury”, and The Okura Prestige, which offers “contemporary luxury”. The smaller of the two buildings is the 17-storey Okura Heritage Wing, which has its own reception and features 60m2 guestrooms. Facilities making its return are the Yamazato Japanese restaurant and the Chosho-an tea ceremony room.

The larger 41-storey Okura Prestige Tower houses 50m2 standard-size rooms and a duplex suite comprising a 730m2 living space with three bedrooms, a two-story-ceiling living room and event-ready theatre. Also, the bathroom of the master bedroom will feature a Ne-Yu bed bath and Utase-Yu waterfall bath.

Dining facilities include the hotel’s reborn teppanyaki restaurant, Sazanka; an all-day dining restaurant, Orchid; and Chinese restaurant Toh-Ka-Lin. As well, there is the Okura Fitness & Spa, and the Okura Museum of Art, originally established in 1917 as Japan’s first privately operated art museum. The Okura Prestige Tower is equipped with banquet facilities, including The Heian Room which boasts an AV system and can accommodate up to 2,000 people.

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