What to buy now New hotels: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort, and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 21 January, 2021 13:08 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements. JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Australia Located close to the Gold Coast’s golden beaches and unspoilt hinterlands, the resort is home to 223 guestrooms and suites, along with six F&B venues. Signature Japanese restaurant Misono features an Izakaya sushi bar, tearoom and whisky bar; while all-day diner, Citrique, boasts a show kitchen where guests can enjoy live cooking presentations. Forming part of Citrique, JW Market, the hotel’s café and provedore, serves freshly ground coffee and grab-and-go bites. Located in the lobby, Chapter & Verse is a lounge by day and a bar in the evenings, where guests can sip on handcrafted cocktails. As well, the resort’s very own JW Garden offers farm-to-table dining experiences, cooking classes and specialty drinks. A tropical aquatic area, a resort highlight, includes both a saltwater lagoon and a freshwater pool, with private cabanas lining the lagoon edge. A poolside cocktail delivery from the Pool Bar is available, as are light meals, snacks and other refreshments. For an indulgent experience, Spa by JW offers customised treatments, while Family by JW programmes engage young guests in fun and creative experiences during their stay. Guests can also participate in a series of five- to 10-minute relaxation rituals and activities daily, such as guided meditation sessions. Located minutes from the beach, the resort offers a coastal venue for weddings, meetings and events with 2,000m2 of function space, featuring ten scalable spaces. The pillarless 715m2 JW Ballroom allows vehicle access, geared for large-scale exhibitions and product launches; while the junior ballroom provides a space for creative meetings and events. Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort, Philippines Owned by Donggwang Clark Corporation, the 308-key Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort is located in the Clark Freeport Zone, and is a 12-minute drive from Clark International Airport. For relaxation, there is a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, walking and jogging path, and a soon-to-open wellness centre. The resort has three F&B outlets: all-day diner, Olive, serves international buffet and a la carte options from open kitchens; Cantonese restaurant XI offers private dining options; while Treat is a coffee shop by day and a cocktail and wine bar by night. Featuring over 1,800m2 of meetings space, the resort is ready to play host to meetings, weddings and social gatherings. The pillarless Grand Ballroom, measuring 1,010m2, can accommodate up to 1,200 guests in theatre-style seating. In addition, there are seven flexible meeting rooms for events, ranging from business meetings to team-building sessions. Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Malaysia Situated in the heart of Sabah’s capital city, Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre is a 13-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The 250-room hotel comprises of queen and twin-bedded rooms, with the option of rooms with a sofa bed that can house up to three guests. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a self-service business centre and laundry room, and meeting room that seats up to 12 persons. Hyatt opens first five UrCove hotels in China UrCove, the new hospitality brand developed under a joint venture between Hyatt and BTG Homeinns Hotel Group affiliates, has opened its first five properties across China. All UrCove hotels are located in the heart of bustling cities. They are: UrCove Shanghai Jing’an, UrCove Shanghai Lujiazui Expo, UrCove Shanghai Wujiaochang, UrCove Chengdu City Center and UrCove Nanjing South Railway Station. Each hotel features an all-day dining restaurant, a 24-hour gym, a self-service laundry room and meeting rooms. New smart service facilities support self-service check-in and checkout, and all hotels feature the signature UrCove Space, which offers guests a multi-functional space for business and social gatherings.