New hotels: Sowaka, Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh, and more

TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings.

Sowaka, Kyoto
Located in the heart of Kyoto, Sowaka, a 23-bedroom luxury ryokan hotel, has opened its doors to international guests. Conceived through the renovation of a century-old sukiya-style building, Sowaka’s main building comprises 11 bedrooms, and a 12-bedroom annexe. Guests can select from rooms with a wide variety of styles and amenities – think outdoor bathtubs, private gardens, a wooden naguri wall, or a tea ceremony room. Hotel facilities include the La Bombance restaurant, a private bar, lounge, Japanese garden, and rooftop balcony.

Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh, Vietnam
Nestled on Long Beach, an 18km-long stretch of sand in Khanh Hoa province, Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh features 292 rooms, suites and pool villas, ranging from 45m² to 140m². The 36 villas also boast private pools, cabanas and alfresco dining areas.

The beachfront resort houses six F&B venues: Sunrise, an all-day dining destination; Blu Lobster, a Vietnamese restaurant and seafood grill; and four bars. Other facilities include a spa, an outdoor infinity pool, fitness centre, and nine meeting facilities, including a Grand Ballroom that can seat up to 385 persons for a gala dinner.

The Farm, the Philippines
Following its acquisition by CG Hospitality last October, The Farm at San Benito, an eco-luxury medical wellness resort and spa in Batangas, the Philippines, has recently completed its expansion to accommodate more wellness travellers.

One of the new additions to its portfolio is the Mahogany Villa. There are five Mahogany Villas available, four of them measuring 300m² and featuring one bedroom. The remaining Mahogany Villa spans 600m², with two bedrooms, a pantry, and a nanny room. The Farm will also be opening two new Bamboo Villas, which are 400m² spaces with one bedroom, a bathtub, and TV, for regular guests.

Centara Sonrisa Residences & Suites Sriracha, Thailand
The 145-key Centara Sonrisa Residences & Suites Sriracha in Chonburi Province offers an array of accommodation options: the Superior, Deluxe and Deluxe Seaview guestrooms are ideal for two, while the Family Residences and Two-bedroom Suites can comfortably accommodate families of four to five. Residences are also equipped with kitchenettes and furnished with children’s bunk beds.

There are three F&B options on-site: UMI which offers traditional Japanese cuisine; Zing, a casual delicatessen and café; as well as Tropicana Pool Bar and Sky Bar, which both serves light bites, refreshments and cocktails. Other facilities include a ballroom which can accommodate up to 120 persons theatre-style; fitness centre; kids’ club; outdoor swimming pool and water playground.

Novotel Perth Murray St, Australia
Accor & Fragrance Group have launched the 431-room Novotel Perth Murray St, which soft-opened on December 19, 2019. Situated in the heart of Perth’s CBD, the hotel features a fitness and spa facility, including a pool, steam room, day spa and sauna, four bars and restaurants, four meeting rooms and a conference room for up to 120 people banquet-style. The first phase saw 40 rooms open in December, with the rest of the hotel to be fully operational by 1Q2020.

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