New hotels: Best Western Plus The IvyWall Resort-Panglao, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, and more

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

JJJJJ Plus The IvyWall Resort-Panglao, Philippines
The first internationally-branded resort in Panglao, an island in the central province of Bohol, Best Western Plus The IvyWall Resort-Panglao offers 80 rooms overlooking the pool, gardens or sea. Some rooms lead directly to the resort’s freeform outdoor swimming pool, and a selection of sea-facing suites even boast private balconies with Jacuzzis.

Resort amenities include a pool bar, seaside garden, children’s playground and fitness centre. There are MICE facilities as well, comprising three meeting rooms, a business centre, and outdoor spaces such as the beachfront or Tereza Rooftop Deck.

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, Malaysia
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has made its debut in Malaysia with this opening. The property offers 123 keys comprising 90 deluxe guestrooms in low-rise buildings that overlook the gardens, lagoon and ocean; 13 standalone luxury one- and two-bedroom pool villas; and 20 expansive three- and four-bedroom residences with its own an infinity pool, full kitchen, and chef and butler service.

Facilities on-site include multiple dining options offering local Malay, Asian and international fare; an observatory bar; two swimming pools; the signature Anantara Spa; dedicated kids and teens clubs; and a conference centre.

Novotel Christchurch Airport, New Zealand
Standing just next to the terminal, there are 200 guestrooms – including 10 suites and 10 accessible rooms – within this six-storey new-build. Facilities include the Food Exchange restaurant on the top floor, lobby bar, and fully-equipped gymnasium. Event planners may avail the 10 conference and function spaces, which range from the rooftop Tekapo room with views of the Southern Alps accommodating up to 260 guests, to boardrooms with natural light.

Agora Kanazawa, Japan
Japanese hospitality company Agora Hotel Alliance’s brand-new hotel in Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, features 200 keys spanning Japanese-esque modern rooms and standard twins or doubles. Amenities on-site include the SohZa restaurant which serves breakfast and dinner; lounge; gym; spa, as well as a large communal bath.

Mercure & ibis Bangkok Sukhumvit 24, Thailand
Accor has opened two brands under one hotel roof – Mercure & ibis – on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Soi 24, 100m from the BTS SkyTrain Phrom Phong station.

Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 24

The midscale Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 24 will feature 201 rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and meeting facilities. Guests staying on the executive floor will enjoy access to the Executive Lounge for complimentary refreshments throughout the day.

ibis Bangkok Sukhumvit 24

Economy brand ibis Bangkok Sukhumvit 24 has 300 rooms, and offer the ibis ‘Mission 15’ promise, which provides guests with prompt service and support by the hotel team within 15 minutes at any time during their stay.

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