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Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam; South Korea
The Luxury Collection has debuted in South Korea with the opening of Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam. Located in the Seoul district of Gangnam, the hotel was originally built in 1914 as one of Korea’s first luxury hotels, Chosun Hotel. Each of the property’s 254 rooms and suites features a specialised private bar for guests who enjoy crafting their own cocktails and other drinks in-room.
Five F&B options are available on-site. For Cantonese fine dining, The Great Hong Yuan serves curated seasonal menus, while new Korean contemporary food is showcased in Eatanic Garden. All-day eatery Constans offers local and international menu favourites. Elsewhere, 1914 Lounge & Bar serves tea and light meals in the afternoons, and cocktails and spirits come evening. Josun Deli the Boutique features pastries and cakes, along with gourmet coffee and tea for an afternoon treat.
Facilities include the Josun Wellness Club featuring a heated indoor pool and a deck area, a fitness centre, and sauna facility. Josun Palace also offers bespoke function rooms and facilities for hosting events, including The Great Hall which seats up to 300 guests and has a foyer for pre-function cocktails. For more intimate gatherings, the hotel features the Royal Chamber, which seats up to 140 guests, and the Private Chamber which can accommodate up to 110 guests.
Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne, Vietnam
Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts has expanded its family-themed resort brand with the world’s second Centara Mirage opening in a popular beach destination in southern Vietnam. Located a few hours’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the 984-key Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne is a Spanish Mediterranean themed waterpark resort. Family-friendly facilities include diverse dining; an observatory tower café; separate playgrounds and kids’ clubs for younger and older children; Cenvaree Spa; and Spa Candy, a wellness destination catering to children. The resort’s waterpark features a lazy river, water slides, splash pool, cliff jumping pool and kids’ pool.
Oakwood Premier Tonglu, China
Situated beside the picturesque Fuchun River, Oakwood Premier Tonglu features 45 hotel rooms alongside 154 serviced apartments. Its location just outside Hangzhou is in the region’s new cultural and creative hub for the digital technology industry, LIT City. On-site facilities include an all-day restaurant, steak house, swimming pool, fitness centre as well as meeting and event spaces.
Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok, Thailand
Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok marks the brand’s seventh property in Thailand, and fourth in the capital. Located near the iconic Chao Phraya River, the property houses 142 studios and one-bedroom apartments. Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok sits a short distance away from popular shopping malls Asiatique The Riverfront and Iconsiam. On-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, two meeting venues, lobby bar, restaurant as well as a Residence Lounge.