TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements
Joylive BSD City, South Tangerang, Indonesia
Joylive BSD City, a communal-living hotel just off Jakarta has opened in the Bumi Serpong Damai City, South Tangerang on March 10.
A midscale property combining a hotel and residence concept, the 136-room hotel features the Soul Kitchen Restaurant, a laundromat, co-working spaces, a mini gym, meeting rooms, as well as a communal kitchenette and communal spaces.
Hotel JAL City Toyama, Japan
Okura Nikko Hotel Management, a subsidiary of Hotel Okura, has opened its first property in Toyama prefecture – the Hotel JAL City Toyama.
Situated on the Sea of Japan coast in the Chubu region of Japan, Hotel JAL City will offer 252 guestrooms. The Japanese-style bathrooms come with a separate toilet; most are equipped with rain showers and separate bathtubs and showers. Not to mention, the large 4K TVs with mirroring functionality, allowing smartphones and other smart devices to connect to them.
Guests can dine at all-day restaurant Café Contrail, which also includes a bar featuring a variety of Western liquors and wines, as well as Toyoma’s local sake.
Avani+ Khao Lak Resort, Thailand
Avani+ Khao Lak Resort, a 327-key oceanfront property located on Bangsak Beach in Thailand’s Phang Nga, has opened. The property serves as a launch pad for AvaniFit — the brand’s new lifestyle concept aiming to put fun and variety into hotel fitness.
The resort’s AvaniFit is a 24-hour facility that aims to challenge fitness enthusiasts with a combination of endurance and resistance training, aerobics and high-intensity interval training. Guests can also sign up for boxing or tennis classes, or try their hand at hanging yoga and wall-climbing. Out-in-the-sun activities like a beach assault course, pool workouts, surfing and kayaking are also available.
Guests can relax with pampering treatments at AvaniSpa, where kids get to enjoy spa treatments too when they are not occupied with fun activities at the two-storey AvaniKids club, Khao Lak’s largest children’s clubhouse. Featuring age-appropriate playgrounds, board games and a PlayStation corner, AvaniKids also encourages outdoor time with a splash park, beach activities and a private skate-park complete with a pump track, ramps and fun boxes for older kids.
Other facilities include swimming pools, and four F&B options, including the all-day dining restaurant Elements.
Grand Papua Hotel, Papua New Guinea
Radisson Hotel Group has launched its inaugural hotel in Papua New Guinea, the 16-storey Grand Papua Hotel which overlooks Port Moresby harbour and the Coral Sea.
The hotel features 161 rooms and suites, where one floor is dedicated to female travellers only. Guests staying on the Executive or Grand floors also have access to the 15th floor Executive Lounge, which provides complimentary refreshments, personalised services, and panoramic vistas.
Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, hair salon, and nine function rooms for all types of events. For dining options, guests can check out the poolside terrace, the Grand Bar, or the Grand Brasserie.