What to buy now New hotels: Zentis Osaka, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives, and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 6 August, 2020 18:31 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings. Zentis Osaka, Japan Zentis Osaka, the first of a new hotel brand under the umbrella of Palace Hotel Group, has risen in the bustling port city of Osaka. The new, 16-storey build features 212 rooms and suites, ranging from 25m2 Studio rooms to 57m2 Suites. The suites feature separate living and sleeping spaces as well as a cozy dining area. Entry-level Studios are furnished with king-size beds and come outfitted with 4K TVs and rain showers, while each Suite and Corner Studio also come with a soaking tub and can be combined with an adjoining Studio to create a two-bedroom unit. Hotel facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, as well as an all-day dining venue encompassing a main dining room with open kitchen, a lounge for light nibbles and afternoon tea, a covered outdoor terrace, and a bar serving everything from seasonal cocktails to fine Japanese whiskies. Radisson Blu Resort Maldives Radisson Blu Resort Maldives, a private island retreat in the Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, marks Radisson Hotel Group’s first property in the Maldives. Nestled on Huruelhi Island and one other pristine islet, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives offers 128 beachfront and overwater villas featuring private pools, ocean views, and one-, two- or three-bedrooms. For the ultimate getaway, the Presidential Suite boasts two levels of indoor and alfresco living space. Resort facilities include a diving and water sports centre, an overwater spa and yoga pavilion, a fitness centre and sports court, kids’ club and games room, as well as a glass-walled Event Hall that can host up to 50 guests. F&B venues include Raha, a casual all-day dining destination; Alifaan, a Mediterranean and seafood grill; Eats & Beats, a poolside bar; and Crusoe’s, an adults-only oasis. Other options are Kabuki which showcases Nikkei cuisine; Mahurab, an overwater wine and cigar bar; and The Lab, an exclusive restaurant for intimate twice-weekly wine-and-cocktail pairing dinners. Alternatively, guests can also opt for 24-hour in-villa dining. Mercure Rockhampton, Australia Accor is growing its presence in regional Queensland with the opening of Mercure Rockhampton, rebranded from the Travelodge Hotel Rockhampton under a franchise agreement. Refurbished in 2008, Mercure Rockhampton is located in the heart of the city, just a short drive from the Rockhampton Airport. The eight-storey, 74-room resort features six conference spaces, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, 24-hour reception, and easy access to Great Keppel Island and many other spectacular locations along the Capricorn Coast. ANA Holiday Inn Resort Shinano-omachi Kuroyon, Japan IHG has opened the ANA Holiday Inn Resort Shinano Omachi Kuroyon, marking the first international resort in the Shinano-omachi area and Japan’s second Holiday Inn Resort. Following a significant refurbishment, ANA Holiday Inn Resort Kuroyon spans 47ha and features 73 guestrooms and suites, including the new Kids Suite, Family Room and Duplex. With nature synonymous to the resort experience, guests can indulge in the traditional Japanese ritual of hot baths with the Kuzu natural hot springs, indoor hot baths, private baths and open-air baths. For a modern take on the tradition, families can unwind in the indoor heated pool. Other amenities include a 9-hole golf course, a tennis court, a brand new kids’ club, a botanica restaurant, as well as Eden Café & Bar offering a lounge and bar area. A spa and 24-hour fitness centre will also open soon.