New hotels: InterContinental Phuket Resort, Niraamaya Retreats Srinivas, and more

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

InterContinental Phuket Resort, Thailand
The beachfront resort on the western coast Kamala Beach features 221 rooms and villas with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Other resort facilities include five swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis court, Planet Trekkers Kids Club, and a spa with eight treatment rooms and a full-service nail salon. Event planners may avail five meeting spaces.

F&B options are numerous, ranging from the modern Thai Jaras and international cuisine restaurant Pinto. There is also a beach bar and lounge, as well as a Sawan Beans and Leaves Bar serving handpicked teas from Chiang Mai and single-origin roasted coffee from local farmers.

Niraamaya Retreats Srinivas, India
Niraamaya Retreats has partnered with Srinivas, a private residence of Karanvijay Singh Ji – the maharaja of Jodhpur – to open up the retreat to guests. Situated in the northern quarters of Rajasthan, the seven-bedroom private residence is a way for guests to learn about the family’s regal lifestyle and their love for polo. The residence features a large formal dining space, and the interiors boast of antique furniture, old family photographs, and Persian handcrafted carpets. Meanwhile, the courtyard features Raj-era wicker-seated planter’s chairs and armoires.

Renaissance Xiamen Resort & Spa, China
The first Renaissance hotel in Fujian province offers 200 guestrooms, including seven luxurious villas, all of which come with a private balcony overlooking the sea. On-site are five F&B options, five themed outdoor swimming pools, an indoor heated pool, spa, fitness centre, and kid-friendly play area. The hotel also offers indoor meeting facilities. Outdoors, the lawn or beachfront can be used for casual cocktail functions.

Mercure Canberra Belconnen, Australia
The five-storey new-build in Canberra offers 125 rooms, each furnished with Smart TVs, Chromecast and complimentary Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a gym, laundry area, a restaurant, and business centre. The hotel was built in partnership with hotel owners, Canberra Labor Club. As such, the hotel adjoins the Club’s precinct, accessible via a connecting walkway, allowing guests access to more F&B and entertainment facilities within the club.

Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown, Malaysia
There are 318 rooms available within this property in the Malaysian capital, of which 18 are suites while 76 are inter-connecting rooms. There are three F&B venues for guests to choose from – Quan’s Kitchen, the all-day restaurant with an open theatrical kitchen; Jann, the chinoiserie-styled bar; and Lady Yi’s Tea House, the lobby lounge on the seventh floor. On the seventh floor are a fitness centre and an outdoor splash pool.

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