New hotels: Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Mercure Kyoto Station, and more

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

Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Thailand
Set in Sindhorn Village, the green and upscale residential expansion to Lumphini Park, Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has debuted its 285 rooms and suites, including the three-bedroom Sindhorn Royal Suite, as part of the next phase of the hotel’s opening process. Room sizes start at 66m², with each room boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, alongside its own private balcony seating.

New amenities include a 25m² infinity swimming pool; and the newest stage of Sindhorn Wellness by Resense, with the hammam and the thermal area, with its sauna, bio sauna, steam room, cold room, micro-salt inhalation room, rasul mud room, experience showers and infrared tepidarium relaxation beds. These facilities join the fitness, yoga and Pilates studios, which had opened earlier. On-site F&B venues include a bar with a cigar lounge, a lobby lounge, as well as an all-day restaurant with an open kitchen and a garden terrace.

Each of the hotel meeting and event rooms boast natural daylight and an outdoor balcony. There are five flexible venues spanning a total 268m² indoors, and an outdoor garden venue covering 436m², available to host corporate meetings and an assortment of events.

Mercure Kyoto Station, Japan
Situated just minutes from JR Kyoto Station, Mercure Kyoto Station boasts 225 guestrooms, ranging from 23-34m² with design elements including motifs from the Heian period – a nod to the ancient history for which Kyoto is renowned. Trattoria M Kyoto, a live kitchen-style bistro restaurant and bar, will offer all-day dining. Guests can also unwind in the underground lounge, which will feature original furniture from the Heian period and books providing insights into the ancient traditions of Japan.

Fairfield by Marriott hotels, Japan
Fairfield by Marriott will double its footprint in Japan with the opening of eight hotels across four prefectures by year-end. The new hotels are located at roadside ‘Michi-no-Eki’ destinations inspired by rural landscape, mountains and historic sites.

Six properties have opened their doors this month: Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park (85 rooms), Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Mino (54 rooms), Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Utsunomiya (87 rooms), Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Kyotamba (75 rooms), Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Gujo (87 rooms), and Fairfield by Marriott Mie Mihama (63 rooms). Soon to follow is Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Motegi (52 rooms) in November, and Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Miyazu (93 rooms) in December.

All eight hotels feature a lounge with a relaxed seating area, with each guestroom averaging about 25m². The hotels also offer fast complimentary Wi-Fi, and optional breakfast takeaway in bento boxes.

This latest string of openings is part of Marriott International’s Trip Base initiative, a project seeking to revitalise local sightseeing spots by opening hotels alongside ‘Michi-no-Eki’ roadside stations, designed to provide comfortable stopover rest facilities for road trip travellers in Japan.

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