Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection, Australia
Marriott International has opened Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection in Canberra, its first hotel in Australia’s capital city. Independently owned and operated by Iconic Hotels, Midnight Hotel features 199 premium guestrooms, a signature restaurant and bar as part of a mixed-use precinct. Recreational facilities include a heated, indoor pool with cabana-style seating, a sauna, as well as shared and private gym spaces. Conference and event spaces, including private boardrooms and a business lounge, are also located within the hotel.
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa, Maldives
Spanning 18ha on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort offers 122 villas, including two exclusive Aqua Villas with underwater bedrooms and the Royal Suite, which is a resort within a resort providing complete privacy and personalised services.
F&B options include Mélange, an all-day dining restaurant; The Hub, a pool bar offering signature drinks and sharing plates; Saffron Affair which serves up tapas and crafted cocktails; and Souq Oven which offers Middle Eastern dishes and an extensive wine list, Sol Rising offering healthy café treats; and Phat Chameleon, an organic, vegetarian and vegan restaurant. The Bites on Wheels food cart offers sorbets and light snacks throughout the day.
Recreational facilities include a Playground and Skillz Sports Centre, with a range of activities, including snooker, table tennis, various board games and a golf simulator; and a Spa by Phytomer, which features eight treatment rooms. The resort also features a Fit Trail island jogging track with five fitness stations offering a variety of physical trails; a boot-camp Raaveriya Workout experience that kick starts with calisthenics followed by a run on the beach and a swim in the lagoon.
Mandala The Bay, Indonesia
M Group has launched Mandala The Bay, a five-bedroom villa on the island of Nusa Lembongan in Bali. The cliff-side villa boasts five king bedrooms spread over 1,200m2, a bar, an ocean-view swimming pool, outdoor bathrooms and a library refuge.
Like its three other sister properties within the Mandala Places portfolio, Mandala The Bay offers guests premium concierge service and an extensive activities list. A Mandala Places concierge is always on hand to arrange excursions, spa services, personal trainers, private yoga classes, surf lessons, snorkelling, private bartenders or restaurant reservations.
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort, Thailand
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort marks the brand’s second hotel in the country after DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. The new resort offers 290 guestrooms and suites, ranging from 35m2 to 350m2, which also features a private balcony or terrace area.
Hotel facilities include three large free-form swimming pools, a 24/7 fitness centre. Guests can choose from five F&B options: The Port, an all-day dining restaurant; The Shore which serves buffet and a la carte options; the Lobby Bar, Blah Blah Bar; and three swim-up pool bars.
For small-and-medium sized meetings, events or celebrations, event planners can avail themselves of the Andaman function venue that can accommodate up to 396 guests. Offering a space of 400m2, an 8m-ceiling height and a dedicated foyer, it is equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment and can be divided into two venues by an operable wall.
Shama Serviced Apartments Zijingang Hangzhou, China
Onyx Hospitality Group has launched Shama Serviced Apartments Zijingang Hangzhou, its second property in Hangzhou.
Located in the heart of West Hangzhou, the 384-key Shama Serviced Apartments Zijingang Hangzhou comprises studios, lofts, one- and two-bedroom suites. Amenities and features within the units include fully-equipped kitchenettes, spacious living and work areas, premium bedding, separate shower and tubs, LED TVs with international channels, dual laundry washers and dryers, Wi-Fi internet access and electronic safes.
Guests staying at the property also enjoy housekeeping services, 24-hour security and concierge service, daily breakfast at Shama Kitchen and access to the in-house Shama Gym. For events and functions, the property has a 60m2 meeting room and a 120m2 multifunction room, which can comfortably accommodate up to 100 people.