New hotels: W Chengdu, Quest Preston, and more

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

W Chengdu, China
Owned by KWG Group Holdings, W Chengdu is situated within Chengdu’s Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, and marks W Hotels’ debut in South-west China. The hotel offers 297 guestrooms and suites, including the Extreme Wow Suite – the brand’s modern interpretation of the traditional presidential suite – featuring 368m² of flexible space with a sculptural bar and lounge area.

W Chengdu serves up a variety of F&B options. The Living Room offers crafted cocktails and tantalising bites, while Yao Yen features a Cantonese and Sichuan menu paired with fragrant regional teas. Elsewhere, all-day diner Zing showcases South-east Asian flavours, while rooftop patio Spark offers party packages including wine and spirits as well as regular sessions with DJ talent. Wellness amenities are a spa, and a gym which includes a 115m² Pilates studio alongside an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The hotel also offers more than 2,600m² of flexible meeting spaces spanning over two floors, including The Great Room featuring a 1,200m² pillarless space.

Quest Preston, Australia
Quest Apartment Hotels has opened its newest property Quest Preston, marking the company’s third opening this year and 42nd property in Melbourne. Developed by longstanding development partner, Pellicano, Quest Preston is centrally located on High St in the boutique retail and café precinct. The hotel comprises 35 studio apartments, 32 one-bedroom apartments and 12 two-bedroom apartments – all of which include fully equipped kitchens and in-room laundry facilities. Guests can also make avail of the on-site gym and conference facilities, alongside 24-hour reception service, local chargeback dining, pantry shopping service and valet dry cleaning.

DoubleTree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort, Sri Lanka
Uniquely situated within the Weerawila Bird Sanctuary which is home to over 400 species of birds, the newly-built, three-story, 78-room resort is owned by KDU Adventures and joins Hilton Colombo and Hilton Colombo Residences as the third hotel to be managed by Hilton in the country. All guestrooms are equipped with a 49-inch HDTV with entertainment hub, Wi-Fi, king or twin bedding, terrace or balcony, and rain shower.

Five F&B venues are on offer at the resort. Guests can savour a wide variety of cuisines at Spoonbill, the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, tea lounge and barbeque grill; or dig into an array of seafood at the rooftop restaurant Redshank. A trio of bars also promise to please: Turnstone, the main bar; Hornbill, the pool bar and lounge, and rooftop bar Nightjar.

Wellness facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a 75m-long outdoor swimming pool, yoga terrace, rooftop wellness spa, karaoke lounge and Tea Jar by the Lake. The resort also features over 929m² of meeting space, including the 723m² pillarless Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 guests in a wedding setting.

Fortune Park, Dalhousie, India
Fortune Hotels has opened its maiden property in the hill town of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. Set in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, Fortune Park Dalhousie is the hospitality group’s fourth alliance in the state. The property features all-day-diner Zodiac, plush bar Neptune, a lounge, spa, gym, an activity zone and an indoor heated swimming pool. Additionally, the upscale hotel also encompasses a meeting room and two banquet halls – with a capacity to host up to a combined 200 guests.

Oakwood Suites Yokohama, Japan
Oakwood Suites Yokohama marks Oakwood’s first international serviced apartment brand in the Japanese port city, and its 12th property in Japan. The 175-unit property is the second serviced apartment asset owned by Mapletree in Japan. Occupying the 46th to 51st floors of The Kitanaka Yokohama Tower, studios to three-bedroom residences are on offer, each fully-equipped with a kitchenette, washer and dryer. Facilities include a residents’ lounge, 24-hour fitness centre and restaurant.

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