What to buy now New hotels: KAI Beppu; Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD; and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 10 June, 2021 13:01 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements. KAI Beppu, Japan KAI Beppu in Japan’s Oita prefecture has started to welcome guests following its soft opening on June 4. Designed by architect, Kuma Kengo, the interior has a cobblestone alleyway and an arcade area, all reminiscent of a lively hot spring town. The luxury hot springs getaway features 70 guestrooms, all designed with local Kyushu culture, characteristics and artwork in mind; public hot springs; a retro-style game arcade; a library, and other facilities. It is a 10-minute walk from JR Beppu Station and a one-hour car ride from Oita Airport. Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD, China The 158-room Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD has opened in the throbbing commercial heart of Shanghai, China, featuring thoughtful, tech-enabled guestrooms, interactive gathering spaces and approachable service. Promising a playful and unconventional hotel experience, guests check-in at Bar Moxy where they will be served a complimentary Got Moxy cocktail. The bar also functions as a communal hub where guests can dine and socialise. The hotel’s self-service grab-and-go concept also puts control into the hands of guests, allowing them to pick up snacks, fresh juice, coffee, wine and beer any time of the day. Other facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre and a 24-hour ironing room. Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD is 15 minutes away from Lidoway by car, a popular Gen-Z destination with an array of trendy lifestyle shops, restaurants and bars, and located close to other popular attractions such as The Bund, Xintiandi and Tianzifang. Hyatt Regency Shanghai Songjiang, China The 256-room Hyatt Regency Shanghai Songjiang has opened within the Ecology Business District and amid shopping malls and residences, providing guests easy access to the city’s business parks and tourism districts. Guestrooms feature smart technology and picturesque views of Wulong Lake, gardens or the urban skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. Select rooms offer Garden Terraces from which guests can enjoy beautiful lake sunsets, and access to the sixth-floor Regency Club Lounge with its own lakefront terrace. Other facilities include four restaurants and lounges; over 1,900m2 of immersive event spaces that are supported by Hyatt’s catering expertise and one-stop service; as well as two swimming pools, a fitness centre and a yoga studio.