What to buy now New hotels: W Osaka; Lux* Chongzuo, Guangxi Resort & Villas; and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 18 March, 2021 14:16 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements. W Osaka, Japan W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has lifted the curtains on Japan’s first-ever W hotel. Making its debut along vibrant Midosuji Boulevard, W Osaka features 337 guestrooms and suites, all equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, and spacious bathrooms with rain showers and luxe amenities. Situated atop the hotel’s 27th floor, the Extreme WOW Penthouse Suite – the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite – is 200m2 with a 5.4m-high ceiling and five sequenced rooms divided by oak portals. The suite also features an open kitchen and a built-in DJ booth. W Osaka’s two bars and four restaurants is led by bistro-diner Oh.Lala, helmed by acclaimed chef Yusuke Takada. Elsewhere, the Living Room serves a lineup of cocktails and the hotel’s own private-label champagne, while Teppanyakimydo offers its spin on local soul food in addition to exquisite Japanese Kuroge and Akaushi Wagyu beef. There is also Mixup offering pastries, coffee, tea and cocktails; omakase-style restaurant Sushi Ukiyo; and the Wet Bar, featuring creative cocktails. Leisure amenities include a gym, yoga room, an indoor swimming pool, and spa. Guests can also avail of four event and meeting spaces, including a 390m2 ballroom; or customise their wedding on an entire private floor at W Osaka. Lux* Chongzuo, Guangxi Resort & Villas, China Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with vistas of the majestic karst formations sits the Lux* Chongzuo, Guangxi Resort & Villas, Daxin County’s first international luxury resort. Located in Guangxi province separated from Vietnam by the Mingshi River, the resort will feature 50 suites and six villas in the first phase, with sizes ranging between 80 and 180m2. Led by executive chef George Qu, the resort’s five F&B venues include an all-day dining restaurant, a speciality steakhouse, a rooftop bar, and pool bar. Inspired by the European cafés and bars in France and Italy, Maison Lux* serves coffee, homemade pastries and artisanal ice cream by day, and turn into a lounge bar in the evenings offering aperitifs and digestifs. Amenities include a 35m infinity pool, a gym, kids’ club, and a spa offering traditional Vietnamese spa treatments which will open from April 2021. The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Umekoji, Japan Located in Kyoto’s Shimogyo-ku district, and in close proximity to Kyoto Station, The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Umekoji is the group’s third hotel in Kyoto, targeting particularly families with small children and friend groups. Child-friendly services and amenities include the rental of outdoor toys at the nearby Umekoji Park, auxiliary child toilet seat, diapers, kid-sized slippers, pyjamas rental, baby soaps, and toothbrush sets. The property features 246 rooms spread over six floors. Hotel facilities include a traditional public bath; a private banquet room for up to 100 people; and a restaurant providing breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. Maitria Hotel Rama 9 Bangkok – A Chatrium Collection, Thailand Chatrium Hospitality has welcomed a new Maitria hotel to the Chatrium family. Maitria Hotel Rama 9 Bangkok – A Chatrium Collection sits just steps away from Bangkok’s latest business district, Rama 9. The newly-built hotel has all the modern conveniences. Coffee & Crumble Eatery is open from morning to evening, serving a variety of South-east Asian flavours alongside coffee and pastries. Guests can also unwind at the outdoor saltwater pool, or work up a sweat at the 24-hour fitness centre.