What to buy now New hotels: Hotel Kith Darling Harbour, Four Points By Sheraton Desaru, and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 25 November, 2021 13:08 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements. Hotel Kith Darling Harbour, Australia MetroResidences, a Singapore-headquartered hospitality management company, has launched Hotel Kith Darling Harbour in Sydney, marking the debut of the group’s expansion in Australia. The 60-room boutique hotel offers an experience that sets itself apart from the cookie-cutter formula. Guests are provided the option to customise their stay – from selecting a preferred check-in method (online or in-person) and submitting special room or amenities requests, to receiving a personalised Sydney itinerary recommendation prior to arrival. In addition, the property offers a contactless mobile check-in. Guests will receive a secure digital key through their email, enabling them to access their room with their mobile devices. Four Points By Sheraton Desaru, Malaysia Located in the heart of Desaru town, the 311-key Four Points by Sheraton Desaru is about a 50-minute drive from the Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru. All guestrooms offer complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, ergonomic workspaces, and private balconies; while the Family Room also showcases a play tent and personalised welcome amenities for kids. The property features the brand’s new signature dining concept, The Mesh, an all-day dining space that enables guests to dine, work and socialise. The Mesh Restaurant features Malaysian flavours fused with classic and modern international favourites. There is also a lounge and bar area where guests can enjoy an artisan coffee or a coffee-based cocktail. For beer lovers, the hotel offers Best Brews, which is part of Four Points’ signature craft beer programme that offers local craft beer on tap. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and children’s playground. For meetings and social gatherings, the hotel offers 12,000m² of flexible indoor meeting space. The pillarless Wave Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests, while the Breeze Junior Ballroom can seat up to 300 guests. For more intimate events, the poolside venue can host up to 150 guests, ideal for weddings. Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer, Australia Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer marks Accor’s second Mövenpick Hotel in Australia. The 172-room property forms the six-level podium of the 78-storey Premier Tower development at the meeting point of Melbourne’s Spencer and Bourke Streets in the CBD. Each guestroom and suite features premium linens and blackout curtains, as well as modern bathrooms with a rain shower. The hotel is home to two gastronomic venues – Miss Mi restaurant and bar brings diners on an exotic taste journey through Asia, while a dedicated Mövenpick Café serves the brand’s signature ice cream alongside barista-made coffee and local artisan chocolates. A dedicated recreation floor features a 25m swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and gym. akyra Manor Chiang Mai, Thailand Singapore-based developer Manor Group and Akaryn Hotel Group have completed an expansion of akyra Manor Chiang Mai, the urban retreat nestled in the Nimmanhaemin quarter of the cultural city. Unveiled this month, the new Manor North & South wing will more than double the room count at akyra Manor Chiang Mai, as 32 new Deluxe Rooms complement the existing 23 Premier Suites and seven Manor Suites. The wing comprises two low-rise, four-storey buildings, which are defined by an open-plan layout and plenty of natural light. Each Deluxe Room features 30m² of living space, bathroom with rain shower, and premium amenities.