What to buy now New hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside, Novotel Shanghai Qingpu Excellence Hotel, and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 7 October, 2021 9:41 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements. DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside, Malaysia The 290-room hotel sits in the heart of Malaysia’s third Federal Territory, a 20-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and surrounded by several scenic attractions, making it a convenient stopover for leisure and business travellers. Ten room types are offered, along with complimentary Wi-Fi for Hilton Honors members, a flat-screen TV with HD channels, 24-hour room service as well as a work-desk for business travellers to work in comfort. For recreation, guests have the option of a child-friendly Splash Pool, a Lakeside Pool that overlooks the scenic Putrajaya lake, and a well-equipped fitness centre. The resort features two restaurants: all-day dining Makan Kitchen, which serves authentic Malaysian fare and specialty dishes across Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban and Peranakan cuisines; and KOFFEE deli. Built for business events, the property has has 22 meeting rooms that are all outfitted with an LCD projector, Wi-Fi and wired Internet, video and teleconferencing facilities, digital sound system as well as a dedicated event manager to provide technical support. The largest room setup is at 926m2. There is also a hybrid virtual studio to support new-generation meetings and events. Novotel Shanghai Qingpu Excellence Hotel, China The new 240-key hotel charms families with two floors dedicated to family rooms – 25 in all – including four whimsically decorated family suites which can be connected with neighbouring family rooms. Other facilities include InBalance fitness centre, and a range of F&B outlets. With the new hotel joining sister property Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence, which opened in 2019, both hotels make a strong product for business events. Event organisers have access to 524 combined guestrooms and suites as well as function spaces totalling 2300m2, comprising a high-ceilinged, 800m2 pillarless grand ballroom, 200m2 of outdoor terrace space connected to the ballroom and 15 breakout rooms with varied configurations and sizes. Groups will appreciate expanded dining options at Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence, which includes Azur Chinese Restaurant, Q Seafood & Grill and Yue Café all-day restaurant. Swiss-Belhotel Cendrawasih, Biak, Papua, Indonesia Swiss-Belhotel International made its entry into Indonesia’s Biak island with the opening of Swiss-Belhotel Cendrawasih, a four-star property aimed at both business and leisure visitors. It features 102 guestrooms that take local heritage into their design. Guests can access all-day dining Swiss-Café restaurant, a swimming pool, gym, massage service as well as seven meeting rooms for up to 200 guests and a ballroom for up to 800 guests. The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Hadi supermarket and department store – the largest shopping centre on the island. Frans Kaisipo International Airport sits 4km away.