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W Melbourne, Australia
Billed as Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotel, W Melbourne will mark W Hotels Worldwide’s second Australian property when it opens this month. Set at 408 Flinders Lane, the hotel will form part of Cbus Property’s A$1.25 billion (US$951.5 million) Collins Arch mixed-use precinct. W Melbourne will play host to 294 guestrooms and 29 suites, including four spacious Wow Suites; alongside the brand’s interpretation of the traditional presidential suite, the Extreme Wow Suite, featuring a 40m2 balcony with views of the Yarra River. Signature Japanese restaurant Warabi; all-day dining venue Lollo; late-night bar Curious; and Culprit, a café-meets-wine-bar experience, round up the F&B offerings. Leisure amenities include a fitness facility and a gold-roof adorned indoor pool with poolside bar and DJ booth. Additionally, MICE groups can avail of 830m2 of conference, meeting and event space, including a 426m2 pillarless ballroom.
JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Fengxian, China
Located on Hangzhou Bay in the city’s Fengxian seaside district, just an hour’s drive south of metropolitan Shanghai, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Fengxian is home to 265 guestrooms and suites. Dining options include three restaurants and a bar: All-day dining outlet JW Kitchen offers local and international dishes at live cooking stations, while fine-dining restaurant Yan Xuan serves Cantonese and Shanghainese delicacies. Elsewhere, Shanghai Crab & Co. has a menu featuring its signature boiled king crab and seafood towers. On-site conference facilities include a 1,800m2 meeting area, a 900m2 grand banquet hall, a smaller 600m2 hall, alongside four multifunction rooms. An executive lounge and spa are part of the hotel’s leisure facilities, joining a 24-hour fitness centre, 25m heated infinity swimming pool, and kids’ club.
DoubleTree by Hilton Surabaya, Indonesia
Owned by PT. Indo Citra Eka Abadi and managed by Hilton, the 310-room DoubleTree by Hilton Surabaya marks the sixth property in Hilton’s Indonesia portfolio. Situated in the heart of Surabaya’s city centre, a 45-minute drive from the Juanda International Airport, the hotel features 310 guestrooms and suites, including the two-storey, 102m2 Loft Suites. Leisure options range from an outdoor swimming pool and a kids’ pool to a sauna and a 24-hour fitness centre. A kids’ zone within the hotel is home to a video games zone, outdoor terrace, play gym as well as a playroom.
Three dining outlets are on offer, led by Makan Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant serving Indonesian, Chinese and Colonial cuisines. The Koffee Deli & More serves specially brewed coffee or tea and fresh juices, alongside light bites; while Cloud 22 Rooftop Bar provides nightly entertainment with DJs and bands playing upbeat lounge music. Offering a panoramic view of the city, the 360 Degree Function Room spanning 605m2 can accommodate up to 600 guests for meetings, weddings and social gatherings. In addition, the Tunjungan Grand Ballroom features 800m2 of meeting space, and 47m2 of built-in LED screens.
Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites, UAE
Overlooking the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the 48-storey Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites joins Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai and Avani Deira Dubai Hotel as the third Avani to open in the city. Catering to a mix of leisure, corporate and extended-stay guests, the property has 264 Avani Serviced Apartments. Designed by AECOM and developed by ALFAHIM, one of the UAE’s largest conglomerates, the suites and residences offer floor-to-ceiling windows, fully-equipped kitchens, as well as interactive living and private terraces. Guests can choose from eleven different room types, ranging from 41m2 studios, up to 165m2 three-bedroom units. A trio of restaurants and bar offer a variety of dining options: the all-day dining Seven Seeds; on-the-go café The Pantry by Avani; and Aqua pool bar. There is also a gym, and a dual-level rooftop infinity pool boasting spectacular views of the city skyline and beyond.