TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements.
W Xiamen, China
Set in Xiamen’s trendy, downtown East Business District, the new 293-key W Xiamen pays tribute to the city’s tropical surroundings, natural harbour draws, and her transformation from an industrial port city to a modern music mecca.
A strong artistic sense is convey from the entrance, with the Living Room (the lobby) built as an electric forest made of neon glass pillars along with an interactive art piece centrepiece that plays flute notes every time guests approach. Guestrooms and suites bear feature walls that use digitally rendered artworks to bring the city’s tropical nature indoors by means of shifting pieces of a colour puzzle.
Over at W the Store, the iconic look of Gaojia opera singers is reimagined as contemporary art, with hypnotic faces rendered in oil paint on curved metal walls.
W Xiamen’s four distinctive dining concepts present innovative fare and eclectic beverage offerings. At pool bar HEAT, music curator Marc Lussier spins as guests sip on Champagne in a hot tub. On the menu are modern street food-inspired bar bites and cocktails that pay homage to the island’s ancient Amoy heritage.
At the Living Room, guests can recharge at SOUNDSCAPE over organic brews and healthy beverages to the soundtrack of W-curated music.
Thrill-seekers can dive into a fusion of Cantonese and Minnan flavours at MIN YEN, which hosts private Cognac tastings paired with mystery menus.
For all-day dining, NINE is an upscale food hall by day with nine interactive stations and a premium destination for premium steaks and seafood at night. In the afternoons, NINE serves a sophisticated high tea that highlights Fujian’s tea culture with a selection of rare infusions, along with customised craft beers.
Other facilities include meeting venues, a 24/7 fitness centre, and a spa.
Best Western Premier Sapphire Ha Long, Vietnam
The 1,008 room and suite Best Western Premier Sapphire Ha Long is now open and welcoming travellers to experience the UNESCO World Heritage destination of Ha Long Bay.
The waterfront hotel overlooks the iconic, island-studded seascape, with accommodation designed to take in panoramic views of Ha Long Bay. All come with private balconies and feature timeless Vietnamese style décor with contemporary flair and upscale amenities.
A Perfect Staycation offer is now available for booking until December 2021, for stays through March 31, 2022. Perks include daily international breakfast buffet, a set lunch or dinner, a free upgrade to the next available room category, as well as an early check-in at 12.00 and late check-out at 18.00.
Kingsford Hotel Manila, Philippines
Local hotel chain Megaworld Hotels and Resorts has soft-launched Kingsford Hotel Manila in the entertainment city of Paranaque.
Available now are 529 rooms across four categories, three dining outlets and a 300-pax function hall.
Guestrooms are perfect for business and leisure travellers looking for an ideal space to recharge, celebrate, and stay up to date with friends and family. Guests with special needs will be taken care of too.
The hotel also boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness centre designed to keep guests active even in the new reality as well as 300 Mbps Wi-Fi connection.
It is eight-minutes away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport via the express way, and is a stone’s throw from casinos, amusement parks, shopping malls, theatres, and convention venues.
Grand Mercure Malang Mirama, Indonesia
Grand Mercure Malang Mirama draws inspiration from the harmonious combination of deeply rooted local wisdom, art and culture while conveying the Malang landscape surrounded by majestic mountains.
Located just 10 minutes away from the exit toll gate of Singosari, 15 minutes from Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport, and in close proximity to many tourist destinations as well as the business district, this new hotel is a perfect choice for business and leisure travellers alike.
There are 264 rooms and suites with picturesque views, all adorned with local artwork and outfitted with high-tech solutions, including a smart TV and high-speed Wi-Fi
Dining facilities include Trimurti, a multi-cuisine all-day dining restaurant, Lan Hua Chinese restaurant, Ebisu Japanese restaurant, Coffee Café, Sky Lounge and Executive Lounge.
Families or fitness enthusiasts can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, gym facilities, jacuzzi, spa and sauna.
Corporate groups are supported by convention facilities which can accommodate up to 2,200 guests, as well as parking spaces for up to 500 vehicles and 20 buses.