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Park Hyatt Auckland, New Zealand
Overlooking Waitematā Harbour, the hotel has been designed to reflect a Māori wharenui (meeting house). Within the seven-storey hotel is 195 guestrooms, where lead-in rooms start from 47m2, going right up to the 245m2 Presidential Suite. For events, the property offers more than 9,500m2 of flexible event spaces, including a ceremonial garden, meeting rooms and Waka; the rooftop bar. Also on offer are four F&B venues, such as the Onemata, the hotel’s signature restaurant serving local produce.
Andaz Xiamen, China
Part of the mixed-use development The MixC, the Andaz Xiamen houses 304 rooms, including 20 suites with separate living rooms. All non-alcoholic minibar drinks and snacks are complimentary in each guestroom, as are local telephone calls and Wi-Fi. The hotel offers almost 2,000m2 of Nanyang-inspired event space, including seven standalone spaces ranging from 80m2 to 900m2. Recreational facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, yoga room, heated 25m outdoor swimming pool, alongside four F&B venues.
Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang, Indonesia
The second Aloft in Jakarta features 170 guestrooms furnished with complimentary Wi-Fi, 49-inch LCD TVs, as well as mobile key access. Aside from offering a variety of dining options – the brand’s signature W XYZ bar, Fraya, Southside Rooftop Bar and Lounge – additional facilities include a 24/7 Re:charge fitness centre and kids’ club. For events, eight meeting rooms and the ballroom are at guests’ disposal.
InterContinental Residences Jakarta Pondok Indah, Indonesia
IHG has opened its first residences under its luxury brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, in Indonesia. Residences come fully-furnished with kitchen and a separate dining area, and would be ideal for long-term business guests working in the country’s capital. The residences are connected to the five-star InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah hotel, giving residents access to the hotel’s range of facilities including a 24-hour fitness centre, steam room, sauna and outdoor swimming pool.