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Duxton Reserve Singapore, Singapore
Autograph Collection Hotels has debuted in Singapore with the opening of Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection. Owned by The Garcha Group, the boutique hotel is situated in the island’s city centre of Tanjong Pagar, and the heart of Chinatown. Keeping in line with Autograph Collection’s emphasis on ‘neighbourhood’ and ‘sense of place’, Duxton Reserve Singapore was created within eight sustainably restored 19th-century shophouses. Designed by British interior designer, Anouska Hempel, the hotel boasts 49 guestrooms and suites. The culinary highlight of the hotel is the modern Chinese restaurant, Yellow Pot, helmed by chef Sebastian Goh. Anouska’s, a glamourous bar, is an ode to Bond girl turned designer Hempel, serving up the actress’ favourite drinks from around the world spanning the disco era of the 70s and 80s.
Citadines Berawa Beach Bali, Indonesia
Ascott has opened Citadines Berawa Beach Bali in the heart of Canggu, a destination on the south coast of Bali, Indonesia. The 224-unit serviced residence is a stone’s throw away from Berawa Beach and is surrounded by a plethora of cafes, restaurants, retail and recreational options. It is also a 30-minute drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, and a 20-minute drive to Seminyak, a landmark tourist destination with high-end shops, bars, and restaurants.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Xing Guo Shanghai; China
An urban oasis amid the bustle of Xujiahui, Shanghai’s downtown business district, Radisson Collection Hotel, Xing Guo Shanghai is the brand’s inaugural property in China and its first hotel in an Asia-Pacific gateway city. The 16-story hotel features 185 rooms and suites, ranging from 30 to 54m2, each boasting air purification systems and smart room sensors, and even robots that deliver fresh fruit juice straight to the door! Guests have a choice of four restaurants and bars, including a Chinese restaurant that focuses on Cantonese cuisine and Shanghainese specialties, and a chic lounge for handcrafted cocktails and fine wines. Events can be hosted at a choice of eight venues, including a ballroom and pavilion, and the fitness centre features state-of-the-art equipment.
SAii Laguna Phuket and SAii Phi Phi Island Village, Thailand
SAii, the upper-upscale lifestyle brand from S Hotels and Resorts, has opened its first two resorts in Thailand: SAii Laguna Phuket and SAii Phi Phi Island Village, both nestled on the shores of the country’s southern islands.
SAii Laguna Phuket is a waterfront resort that has undergone an extensive renovation including the creation of an events hall, a seafront restaurant, and an enhanced beachfront bar. The property is nestled on the shore at Bangtao Beach, as part of Laguna Phuket, the integrated resort at Bangtao Bay.
Situated on a 800m beachfront, SAii Phi Phi Island Village has completed a series of improvements to its accommodation and amenities. The open-plan lobby, freeform pool, natural spa and sea-facing restaurants have all been upgraded, and the Hillside Pool Villas have been refreshed and remodelled, with the addition of a two-bedroom option – the resort’s top room category. The resort is further dedicated to preserving the environment through its interactive Marine Discovery Centre.
Both SAii Laguna Phuket and SAii Phi Phi Island Village have introduced a series of wellness and F&B concepts. Mr Tomyam focuses on Thai-inspired dishes with live kitchens and alfresco seating; while Miss Olive Oyl is a Mediterranean-style seafood grill and bar. Lèn Be Well promises a personalised approach to wellbeing through five core pillars: Romance, Relax, Culture, Adventure and Family. Through these signatures, each SAii resort also offers a deep connection with its destination and environment.