What to buy now New hotels: Hyatt Centric Melbourne, Pinnacle Tower at Cordis Auckland, and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 6 January, 2022 13:11 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements. Hyatt Centric Melbourne, Australia The opening of the Hyatt Centric Melbourne marks the entry of the Hyatt Centric brand into Australia. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s downtown, at the corner of Downie Street and Flinders Lane, Hyatt Centric Melbourne features 277 guestrooms across 25 levels. Short for Taste of Melbourne Australia, Toma Restaurant & Bar offers sustainably-sourced, Mediterranean-inspired menus featuring Victorian produce. The café, Allie Lane, serves treats from local producers including coffee and craft beer as well as homemade pastries and sandwiches. Wellness facilities include a 25m pool and 24-hour gym; while Bellarine Meetings on level six offers 210m² of flexible function space, plus a 248m² alfresco terrace. Pinnacle Tower at Cordis Auckland, New Zealand Cordis Auckland has become New Zealand’s largest hotel with the addition of its new Pinnacle Tower. Situated in the heart of the city, the 17-storey tower houses 244 rooms and signature Cordis Pinnacle Tower suites, bringing the property’s total room count to 640. Guests can enjoy 360-degree views of Auckland landmarks like the Harbour Bridge and One Tree Hill from the upper floors of the hotel. There are also two event spaces, including The Jade Room, a 400m² events space with a private outdoor area. The hotel’s existing Eight Restaurant has also expanded its capacity from 180 to 250, while new destination bar Our Land Is Alive exclusively showcases New Zealand sourced food and beverages with a local twist. La Quinta by Wyndham Weifang South, China Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has debuted its La Quinta by Wyndham brand in China with the opening of La Quinta by Wyndham Weifang South, located in Weifang, one of the largest cities in the Shandong province. The hotel features 200 guestrooms and suites, all equipped with large-screen LED TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi and bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs. Guests have a choice of three restaurants: all-day dining destination Xian Café, specialty hotpot restaurant The Tasty, and Chinese restaurant Xiang Palace. Other amenities are a 600m² gym and yoga room. The hotel also offers 3,400m² of conference and banquet space, including a 1,500m² pillar-free grand ballroom featuring a holographic projection facility and an embedded LED screen. There are also a 750m² multi-function banquet hall and 12 other meeting rooms, ranging from 70 to 200m². Holiday Inn Express Osaka City Centre – Midosuji, Japan IHG Hotels & Resorts has debuted its Holiday Inn Express brand in Japan with the opening of the 306-room Holiday Inn Express Osaka City Centre Midosuji. Located in the heart of Osaka on its most famous Boulevard, Midosuji, the property features high-speed Wi-Fi; high quality bedding; choice of pillows; and a cooked buffet breakfast and coffee, or takeout.