TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements.
Hiyori Chapter Kyoto Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Japan
The 203-room new-build hotel has opened in the historical and cultural hub of Kyoto, located close to Kawaramachi-dori shopping streets and the scenic Kamo River.
Drawing inspiration from Japanese tea ceremonies, guestrooms feature key elements of Japanese tea rooms and are reimagined with a modern interpretation to offer functional beauty and comfort with a sense of tradition.
In the lobby sits The Chapter Factory, presenting a unique way for guests to connect with the local community. Acting as the hotel concierge, the Chapter Factory showcases a selection of curated travel stories from local insiders and hotel staff for guests to discover the hidden gems of Kyoto through a local lens. Guests are also encouraged to share their travel stories in Kyoto by adding new chapters to the Chapter Factory.
Other notable facilities within the hotel include signature all-day dining restaurant Matsunari; and Hiyori No Yu, a traditional public bath that takes in a granite bath and an open-air bath surrounded by lush greenery.
Best Western Premier Bayphere Pattaya, Thailand
Opened on June 7, the 174-key beachfront hotel feature stylish, modern guestrooms and a host of facilities that cater to both leisure and business travellers.
The Deluxe and Executive Rooms promise panoramic views of the sandy shore, shimmering sea and spectacular sunsets from private balconies.
Guests can enjoy a variety of F&B outlets, a well-equipped fitness centre, an outdoor sundeck with cozy cabanas, as well as easy access to many tourist attractions Pattaya has to offer.
TIME Asma Hotel, Dubai
Soft-opened on June 15, the four-star 232-room hotel stands out with its majority female management. With hotel manager Alexandra Kelner at the helm, the hotel boasts an 80 per cent female team.
Built with women in mind, TIME Asma Hotel also boasts floors reserved exclusively for female travellers with dedicated services, including female room service, a female-only check-in counter, and guest relations; dedicated parking spaces for women; and bespoke beauty products, in-room beauty treatments, as well as enhanced amenities in each room.
Other facilities include a gym with exclusive opening hours for women, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, four meeting rooms, a business centre and two restaurants, for both male and female guests.
The hotel is located five minutes from Mall of the Emirates.