What to buy now New hotels: Andaz Bali, Niccolo Suzhou, and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 15 April, 2021 12:52 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements. Andaz Bali, Indonesia The opening of Andaz Bali marks the entry of the Andaz brand into Indonesia, as well as the brand’s first resort in Asia. Offering a modern take on the traditional Balinese village, Andaz Bali is located in the heart of Sanur, a quaint seaside village. Set in low-rise clusters, the guest accommodations and facilities are spread across a lush tropical landscape. Andaz Bali features 149 guestrooms including 18 Garden Villas and four Beach Villas arranged in a series of courtyards. Starting at 66m2, the rooms, suites and villas are designed in contemporary Balinese style, using locally sourced materials. Each room boasts a private balcony overlooking the garden, ocean or lagoon. Steps from the beach, each of the 578m2 two-bedroom Beach Villas offers a verdant outdoor terrace for intimate gatherings and barbecues, a living room, a swimming pool and in-villa check-in. The resort’s signature restaurant, Fisherman’s Club, is a modern take on a Jimbaran seafood dining experience with a beach club ambience. Taking inspiration from the shophouses in Denpasar’s Chinatown, Village Square features four intertwining restaurants on the ground floor with a private dining room and guestrooms on the upper floor. Dining options include Asian fare and Indonesian favourites from Wok Wok, meat fresh from the grill at Fire Fox, roasts from the eponymous Blue Oven, as well as coffee and desserts from Deli & Bakery. Connected via a herb and flower garden, Shankha Spa in the adjacent Hyatt Regency Bali offers treatments inspired by Balinese healing traditions. It also houses a fitness centre, sauna, steam room, hot and cold plunge pools, yoga space, an adults-only pool and a small boutique and lounge. A trio of swimming pools await guests at Andaz Bali: an infinity beachfront pool, a children’s pool, and a pool that sits beneath a majestic tree. For gatherings and events, the resort offers four interconnected Studios that span a total of 236m2. Also available are a variety of outdoor venues including the beach, garden, Beach Villas and private courtyards. Niccolo Suzhou, China As the fifth member of Wharf Hotels’ growing portfolio of Niccolo Hotels, Niccolo Suzhou has opened at the top of the majestic new super-skyscraper, the 450m-tall Suzhou International Finance Square. With panoramic views over neighbouring Jinji Lake and the Suzhou skyline, the hotel is home to 233 rooms and suites. F&B venues include Niccolo Kitchen for authentic western and oriental cuisine, a tea lounge, and a bar. The Niccolo Room, the hotel’s event space, along with The Conservatory, offers flexible meeting space for events. There is also the Sky Pool & Jacuzzi on the 117th floor, alongside a fitness studio and gym. Ovolo South Yarra, Australia Located next to the intersection of Toorak Road and Chapel Street in Melbourne’s cultural hub of South Yarra, Ovolo South Yarra boasts 123 rooms ranging from micro-hotel rooms to Rockstar Suites named after the era’s most iconic. Led by Melbourne chefs Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters, Smith & Daughters Deli) and Ian Curley (French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar), Lona Misa is a vegan bar and kitchen located in the hotel. When booking direct, guests can savour sundowner drinks at social hour, midnight treats from the minibar, and complimentary breakfast. Other perks include fast Wi-Fi, 24-hour gym access and self-service laundry. SLS Dubai, UAE Accor has expanded its SLS Hotels & Residences brand to the Middle East with the opening of SLS Dubai. Developed in partnership with World of Wonders Real Estate, the new 75-storey property is one of Dubai’s tallest buildings. Located in the Downtown district, SLS Dubai features 254 rooms, 371 residential units, and 321 hotel apartments. F&B venues include Fi’lia, the entirely female-run restaurant; and Carna by Italian butcher Dario Cecchini’s contemporary steakhouse. The opulent Sky Lobby on the 71st floor offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline, while lounge area S Bar showcases both healthy and sinful menu options. On the 75th floor sits Privilege, a lounge and nightlife venue, featuring a pair of infinity pools. Café EllaMia serves a modern coffee experience, while 12 Chairs is a caviar bar exclusively reserved for select guests. Other amenities include a spa, plunge pools, a hair and nail salon, a gym and two outdoor terraces.