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Holiday Inn Dhaka City Centre, Bangladesh
The first Holiday Inn in Bangladesh, Holiday Inn Dhaka City Centre is located in the heart of the city, with major public transport and the diplomatic and commercial districts nearby.
Its 187 modern guestrooms and suites feature uninterrupted views of the Lake Hatirjheel or Dhaka City. Some rooms are fitted out with a sofa bed.
As with all Holiday Inn hotels globally, kids under the age of 12 stay and eat for free.
The hotel has five restaurant and bars, a gym with sauna facilities, as well as a business centre, meetings spaces and secured parking.
Novotel Melbourne Preston, Melbourne, Australia
The new Novotel Melbourne Preston has been transformed after an extensive refurbishment and rebrand. It comprises 383 guestrooms, suites and fully self-contained studio apartments, and is located on Bell Street at Preston – home to eclectic pockets of vintage shops, cafés, bars and a diverse range of restaurants.
All rooms feature modern technology and facilities, as well as a captivating view of the city Dandenong.
A new addition to the hotel is The Stampton, set to open to diners in April 2022. The restaurant is designed to marry the rustic charm of a farmhouse with Melbourne’s urban hospitality scene.
Other onsite facilities include grab-and-go Stampton & Co café, lounge area, co-working and informal meeting spaces, and a collection of 16 meeting and events spaces.
lyf Farrer Park Singapore, Singapore
Located in Singapore’s culturally rich enclave of Little India, lyf Farrer Park Singapore is designed for the next-generation travellers, offering digital nomads and creative self-starters a dynamic environment to live, work, and play.
Guests enjoy convenient access to major attractions, shopping malls as well as to the central business district with the nearby Farrer Park MRT station. There are also plenty of multicultural establishments, eclectic shops, historic sights and gastronomic food right at the hotel’s doorstep.
The hotel curates #lyfgoeslocal community programmes and experiences which offers guests opportunities to interact with other individuals within the property and in the neighbourhood.
Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
The new-built, 308-key Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay on Phu Quoc island is situated along the unspoilt Bai Dai beach, a 40-minute drive from the Phu Quoc International Airport, and 30 minutes from downtown.
Every room offers an expansive balcony overlooking the ocean or the island’s native greenery. The rooms are equipped with USB outlets and unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi. Amenities such as pillow menus and bath products from organic beauty brand, Antipodes, are included.
Guests can relax and unwind at the resort’s two swimming pools, gym, and the Hoa Sim Spa while the kids are kept busy as wildlife adventurers in a day camp setting with Tribe Kids Club.
There are two distinctive dining venues on site: the Horizons Restaurant-Lounge-Bar which serves local and international cuisine with a Mediterranean flair; and the beachfront Amber Sands Beach Club that dishes out fresh locally-sourced seafood and prime cuts of meat from its open-fire kitchen, while guests take in a live fire dance performance and a spectacular sunset.