Kapuhala Koh Samui Tropical Farm and Training Retreat, Thailand
The property on the island of Koh Samui is home to five tented villas (55m² in size with a 50m² private terrace) and four private rooms. Facilities include a 25m-long swimming pool, rooftop mixology lounge, a plant-based restaurant, and a spa. Wellness is taken seriously here, with two daily yoga sessions at sunrise and sunset, indoor fitness and bike facilities, and daily resistance, endurance and functional training group classes. Personal training and individually tailored programs are available on request.
Hotel Royal Classic Osaka, Japan
Designed by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma, this hotel was created by incorporating the facade of the former Osaka Shin-Kabukiza theatre. There are 150 rooms and suites spread across the 12th to 19th floors within (there is no 13th floor), with doubles starting from 25m², right up to the 78m² suites. There are four F&B options within, from the buffet restaurant Yura Yura on the second floor, to the Kumo bar and lounge on the 20th floor with seating for 36.
Events can also welcome at the Hotel Royal Classic Osaka, with five main function rooms spread across the third to ninth floors. Each provides space for up to 400 standing diners, with several floors offering private terraces for outdoor parties as well.
Boogie Hostel Kuta Lombok, Indonesia
This boutique backpacker’s hostel in the surf town of Kuta Lombok is set a short walk from restaurants, bars and spas. Accommodation includes two 63m² air-conditioned dorms with eight pod-style bunk beds and three ensuite bathrooms each, as well as a 36m², air-conditioned ensuite room that can sleep three.
Social activities take centre stage here, with complimentary barbecues, palm wine and jamming sessions, as well as movies under the stars. These play out in two main social areas – a cafe/bar and a courtyard with fairy lights, murals and bean bags. Board games, free Wi-Fi and breakfast are included in the price.
Wyndham Acmar Klang, Malaysia
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has opened in the royal town of Klang, just 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. The 488-room hotel features a range of facilities, such as a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, babysitting services and a kids’ club, alongside three F&B venues. Meanwhile, event planners may avail any of the 11 meeting rooms, which includes the Grand Ballroom which can cater up to 2,200 guests.
Sheraton Beijing Lize Hotel, China
Part of Fengtai District, this latest opening is the third Sheraton-branded hotel in Beijing. It is located in the new Lize Financial Business District, where the upcoming Lize area will include a soon-to-be-built city terminal with direct rail access to Beijing Daxing International Airport. There are 325 rooms and suites, all furnished with regular mod-cons such as a 55-inch LCD TV, and high-speed Internet Wi-Fi.
Aside from the four F&B options, other amenities include the Sheraton Fitness centre, which boasts an indoor heated swimming pool and gym with sweeping views of the city. For corporate events or meetings, the hotel also houses an 800m² Grand Ballroom, a 450m² Junior Ballroom, along with seven meeting rooms of various sizes.