What to buy now New hotels: The Ambassador Seoul, Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, and more By TTG Asia / Posted on 3 March, 2022 17:07 TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel, South Korea Previously Geumsujang, the hotel has completed an 18-month-long renovation to give it a new design and name. Now, as The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel, the hotel in the South Korean capital offers 269 rooms and 49 residences with panoramic views; six refurbished restaurants and bars; and a two-storey wellness centre and outdoor swimming pool located on the fourth floor. There is also an indoor golf driving range, a fitness, yoga and Pilates studio, and sauna facilities. Families with children can have a fun time at the Kids Room. The hotel is equipped with various meeting rooms. The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel is a 90-minute drive from Incheon International Airport and 50 minutes from Gimpo International Airport. Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, Thailand The new 158-key Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort has opened on tranquil Bang Sak beach. It presents design elements that emphasise a seamless connection between sea, sand and green landscape. All rooms, suites and villas feature a balcony or terrace, allowing guests to be at one with nature. From the restyled lobby via a lush tropical garden to the beachside Edgewater restaurant, the resort has been reimagined to help guests relax in comfort and style. Edgewater, designed as a focal meeting and relaxing space for guests, features a pool, lounge chairs, sofas, daybeds, and tropical swing chairs. Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay, India The Radisson brand now lays claims to being the first international hotel brand to operate in Pondicherry, with the opening of Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay. Set across 20,000m2 of land, the resort amalgamates modern design and comfort with rustic surroundings. Pondicherry’s colonial architecture is reflected through the resort’s design, with the use of locally sourced materials such as classic Athangudi floor tiles from Chettinad. The resort offers chalets and private villas boasting garden or lagoon view, with some villas featuring a private pool. Guests can access two restaurants serving Franco-Tamil and North-West Indian cuisine, a 260m2 hydro-therapy saltwater Moroccan pool with a jacuzzi, and a full-service spa. Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay is located close to the city centre, putting guests in easy reach of nearby attractions such as Promenade Beach, the French War Memorial, and the Arikamedu archaeological site. The Botanica Sanctuary The Botanica Sanctuary, Indonesia Singapore’s The Ascott has opened the 166-room The Botanica Sanctuary in the heart of Bogor’s Puncak, a popular tourist destination that is a 90-minute drive from Jakarta. The Botanica Sanctuary claims to be one of the most verdant hotels in the area, home to over 40 types of plants, all native to Indonesia. It is positioned as a tranquil haven where guests can appreciate the surrounding natural elements. Each guestroom features a balcony offering a majestic view of the forest and mountains nearby, an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy all-day dining at The Garden Brasserie, a restaurant that serves Indonesian, Japanese, Middle Eastern and Western cuisines; unwind at the Rafflesia Lounge; or take a refreshing dip in the rooftop swimming pool which comes with a mountain view.