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Aiden Darling Harbour, Australia
The inaugural opening marks the debut of the Aiden by Best Western brand in Australasia.
Rooms within the 88-key property in Pyrmont boast locally-made furnishings as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and chromecasting. Some rooms also boast private open-air balconies.
In the ground floor lobby and Wayfarer’s Bar & Café, guests can discover the hotel’s signature botanical fragrance from candles handmade by Pyrmont local Em Cook, while enjoying croissants from Pyrmont’s PiOiK Bakery, Staves Beer brewed next door in Glebe, wine from an all-Australian list, and bottled Aiden by Best Western signature cocktails mixed with local spirits.
Lyf one-north Singapore, Singapore
Positioned as a coliving property, the 324-key Lyf one-north Singapore in the city-state’s research and innovation hub offers One of a Kind studios with ensuite bathrooms as well as Level Up lofts that can accommodate two.
A range of vibrant and green social spaces both indoors and outdoors are available here. At Meet, an outdoor amphitheatre, guests can gather for live performances. They can break a sweat in an exercise class at To-Gather, a flexible outdoor activity area, or take a Dip at the 25-metre outdoor lap pool complete with a BBQ pit for an intimate get-together.
Events and market fairs are planned at Hangout, the property’s rooftop social clubhouse and terrace. Huddle & Collab convertible function rooms are suitable for a variety of events, from mini brainstorm sessions to larger-scale business functions.
Alongside these social spaces, lyf one-north Singapore will feature the brand’s signature communal spaces. There are Connect social zones for coworking and collaboration, as well as a Bond social kitchen for guests to prepare and share meals. There are also a gym and laundromat on-site.
Dafam Enkadeli Thamrin Jakarta, Indonesia
The 50-room mid-scale Dafam Enkadeli Thamrin Jakarta is a Muslim-friendly property, with praying outfits and necessities in guestrooms and a dedicated praying room in the lobby.
Other facilities include a restaurant serving an Indonesian and international menu, while corporate planners may avail three meeting rooms with a capacity of between 50 and 150 people or the rooftop outdoor venue.
The hotel is located on Jalan Sunda, off Jakarta’s main business district of Jalan Thamrin, close to offices, shopping centres and restaurants.
OMO5 Otaru, Japan
Located a 10-minute walk from JR Otaru Station, OMO5 Otaru by Hoshino Resorts offers 92 rooms across two buildings. The south wing is a renovation of the former Otaru Chamber of Commerce and Industry, while the north wing is a new-build.
Amenities on-site include the OMO Cafe & Dining, public bath and sauna. Guests are provided with the GO-KINJO Map, an original map of the neighbourhood with activity recommendations by staff members, and have the option of joining a Local Guide Tour that will take them on a morning walk at the Rinyu Morning Market.