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Six Senses Bumthang, Bhutan
This is the fifth and final lodge to open under the Six Senses Bhutan umbrella. In total there are eight suites with balconies and views of the forest valley, as well as a 2,422 two-bedroom villa. Tongtshang, or Pine Forest, the lodge’s restaurant with an al fresco area, features local dishes such as buckwheat and barley are combined with seasonal ingredients. A traditional dotsho hot stone bath or the Bhutanese-inspired signature Hingsangsa Zoni bathing ritual can also be arranged for guests.
Activities the property can arrange include half- and full-day treks to the valley’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, hiking and biking through fields lined with prayer flags, visits to local villages, a palace tour, archery lessons and mushroom foraging. There is also a stop at the Red Panda brewery for a taste of locally brewed barley beer.
Mövenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc & Mövenpick Residences Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened a resort complex – comprising the Mövenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc and Mövenpick Residences Phu Quoc – along Phu Quoc’s Ong Lang Beach.
Mövenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc features 305 guestrooms, and rooms range from the lead-in 35m2 to the 72m2 Junior Suite. Meanwhile, the adjacent Mövenpick Residences Phu Quoc offers 329 apartment-style residences with kitchenettes and 79 pool villas.
Complex amenities include a beach club, four F&B options, kids’ club, six swimming pools, Elements Fitness Center complete with a yoga studio, and the Elements Spa & Salon featuring 15 treatment rooms, a sauna and a jacuzzi. Event planners may avail the 720m2 Coral Ballroom with a 6.8m-high ceiling and a 324m2 foyer that can hold up to 860 guests.
Swiss-Belinn Cikarang, Indonesia
The three-star property in Jababeka, Cikarang offers 138 rooms and suites. Facilities on-site include the all-day dining restaurant Swiss-Bistro; Hanatomi Izakaya which serves Japanese cuisine; a rooftop swimming pool; a kid’s pool; sauna; and fitness centre. There are also seven meeting rooms and a ballroom on-site, available for a range of events from training seminars up to gala dinners for up to 500 guests. Nearby attractions include Lippo Cikarang Mall, Waterboom Lippo Cikarang, and the Puri Nirwana Waterpark.
Novotel Sriracha & Koh Si Chang Marina Bay, Thailand
This 275-room hotel comprises the main Ocean Building in Sriracha and Island Building on Koh Si Chang. The main hotel building in Sriracha comprises 235 rooms is now open, while another 40 guestrooms and 16 villas will open on Koh Si Chang soon. There are two restaurants and three bars on-site, aside from other facilities such as a 24-hour fitness centre, seafront swimming pool, spa, kids room, and Premier Lounge for guests staying in the Premier Deluxe rooms and suites.
For events, Novotel Sriracha features five meeting and event spaces that can host up to 250 guests, while Koh Si Chang has a 50m2 room that can host up to 30 guests. A private pier and speedboat services will also be made available to shuttle guests between the two locations.