TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements.
V Villas Phuket – MGallery, Thailand
Inspired by the lush nature found on the southern tip of Phuket island and promising unparalleled privacy and bespoke indulgence, the new V Villas Phuket – MGallery comprises 19 pool villas, each with expansive wooden decks that allow for a seamless blend between indoor and outdoor living, as well as three distinct dining spaces, V Villas Spa, a state-of-art gym, and an infinity pool.
One-, three- and four-bedroom configurations are available, welcoming single travellers, families and couples.
Its location on the verdant Ao Yon hillside grants guests memorable ocean views. Natural materials, bespoke design and locally inspired art pieces can be admired throughout the resort.
The resort’s holistic wellness offerings include personalised wellness programmes and in-villa yoga classes.
Three outstanding wedding venues, including the YON|Ocean House, AKOYA|Star Lounge, Hilltop Cliff and Owner’s Villa, are offered. Each provide romantic luxury wedding experiences with Andaman ocean views. The resort’s wedding specialists can assist in all arrangements from the pre-wedding party to the ceremony.
Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala, India
India’s scenic hills of Lonavala welcomes the opening of Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala, a property that spans over 14,100m2 and dangles sweeping views of the majestic Sahyadri range as well as one of the largest venues for meetings and large weddings.
The 103-key resort enjoys convenient air, rail and road connectivity from Mumbai and Pune, and is a 15-minute drive from both Lonavala and Khandala railway stations. Guests can easily access tourist attractions such as Bushi Dam, Narayani Dham Temple, Lonavala Lake and the celebrity wax museum.
Designed by well-known Indian architect, Kamal S Malik, the resort has been envisioned as the perfect amalgamation of sustainable design and local art and culture. It features areas such an open atrium, designed to reduce the need for air-conditioning. The resort’s entrance lobby has a grand cylindrical space which recreates the effect of the echoes of Shivaji’s forts, giving the sense of a conservatory surrounded by hills.
Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala is also home to the country’s largest Gabion wall which is approximately 21 m in length and is a visual spectacle for guests.
Facilities at the resort include three restaurants, The Spa at Radisson, a 24-hour fitness centre, an interactive kids’ play area, and an outdoor swimming pool that is designed to resemble a Kund – traditional water reservoir.
Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City, the UAE
IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened the doors to its latest property in the UAE – the 225-suite Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City.
The upper-upscale extended-stay hotel is designed for multi-night business and leisure travellers looking to break from the travel norm while on the road, be it for days or even months at a time.
It is located on Dubai’s iconic Sheikh Zayed Road at the heart of the city’s technology, media, and creative free zone, and has a plethora of leisure destinations close by.
Guests have a choice of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites. All units feature spacious and comfortable living, working, and dining spaces and a fully equipped kitchen with top-of-the-line home appliances including a dishwasher and washer/dryer. Many of the apartments feature their own balcony where guests can enjoy spectacular views of the cityscape and the Arabian Gulf. Several interconnecting units offer greater flexibility for families or small groups traveling together.
On property are a restaurant, a 24/7 convenience store, an infinity pool, a concept spa, and a poolside bar and lounge.
The hotel hosts The Social, the brand’s signature event, three times a week, creating an informal gathering for guests to relax and enjoy complimentary bites and drinks while engaging with other guests staying at the hotel.
BreakFree Wirrina Cove, Australia
The new 87-room BreakFree Wirrina Cove resort, nestled in the heart of beautiful Wirrina Cove, South Australia, welcomes both business and leisure travellers.
Surrounded by national parks, with photogenic beaches, waterfalls and kangaroos, the resort is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, having one of the most sweeping and spectacular panoramic views of Gulf St Vincent.
The resort sits 70km drive south of Adelaide, and offers an 18-hole golf course, conference and function facilities, high speed Internet, bar and cafe facilities, a pool and gym, and onsite car parking.