New hotels: Raffles Bali, Far East Village Hotel Ariake, and more

TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings.

Raffles Bali sunset

Raffles Bali, Indonesia
Located in Jimbaran Bay, the hilltop Raffles Bali has soft opened, offering vistas of the Indian Ocean and its own secluded beach. All 32 pool villas on the property features an outdoor terrace and private pool, indoor and outdoor showers, yoga mats and beach accessories, and a soaking tub. F&B venues include the brand’s iconic Writers Bar; Rumari restaurant, which serves up Balinese cuisine; Loloan Beach Bar and Grill, a seafood resturant; as well as The Secret Cave and the Purnama Honeymoon Bale, both for intimate dining experiences. Also on show is a library and spa.

Raffles Wellbeing Butlers are also on hand to arrange bespoke cultural experiences, from temple dance ceremonies to traditional cooking classes. Raffles Bali will be the first Raffles to launch the brand’s new wellbeing programme, Emotional Wellbeing by Raffles.

Far East Village Hotel Ariake, Japan
Far East Hospitality has opened its Far East Village Hotel Ariake in Japan. Previously known as Village Hotel Ariake Tokyo, the 306-key property is the first hotel under the Village brand to expand its presence outside of Singapore. Located in Koto City, the eastern part of Tokyo, Far East Village Hotel Ariake targets the domestic business community who will be attending conferences and exhibitions at Tokyo Big Sight – one of Japan’s premier exhibition arenas and convention centre. The hotel is also located a short walk from Ariake Tennis Park and the Ariake Arena.

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae, South Korea
Come August, Accor Ambassador Korea, in partnership with Seohan Tourism Development, will open its third Mercure-branded hotel in South Korea. The Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae will feature 270 guestrooms, an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby bar, fitness centre and laundromat. For corporate meetings and events, a business corner and meeting facilities are available; while the outdoor courtyard garden offers the perfect venue for private parties and cocktails.

The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, China
Overlooking Xuanwu Lake and Purple Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing towers 62 stories above the city’s CBD, on the uppermost floors of the upscale Deji Plaza. The hotel features 295 rooms, including 32 suites with kitchen and dining areas. Available are five F&B outlets, including Cantonese restaurant Dai Yuet Heen, all-day dining outlet Lavandula, and rooftop bar-restaurant Flair. Also on-site are a spa, a 24-hour fitness centre and yoga studio, and an indoor swimming pool. Meeting planners can avail more than 2,200m2 of event space, including The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom with an outdoor terrace, The Plaza Ballroom, and seven multi-functional meeting rooms.

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