New hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa and more

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DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort

DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort, Malaysia
DoubleTree by Hilton Damai Laut Resort is a 294-room beachfront resort overlooking the Straits of Malacca. It is about an hour and 45 minutes’ drive from Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, Ipoh.

Onsite facilities comprise an outdoor pool, spa, event spaces, kids’ club, and mini waterpark. The resort offers activities like snorkelling, diving, banana boating and fishing, and there is an 18-hole golf course just five minutes away.

Dining options include an all-day dining restaurant, steamboat restaurant, and lounge.

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Thailand
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa has added 127 additional keys to its property – from deluxe and family lagoon pool view or pool access rooms, to one- and two-bedroom villas – making a total of 420 rooms, suites and villas.

The resort boasts a 2.4km long lagoon pool waterway, along with an aquatic playground with an outdoor swimming pool. There is also a spa, fitness centre, racket and water sports, children’s club, and offshore excursions for snorkelling.

An hour’s drive north of Phuket International Airport, the resort features 11 dining and social venues, as well as a new ballroom that holds up to 800 guests – making it an ideal venue for both business and leisure events.

Avana Retreat

Avana Retreat, Vietnam
Just a 3.5-hour drive from Hanoi is the 36-villa property, Avana Retreat. Located in Mai Chau, the villas range from 98m² to 229m², some with private pools.

There is a private waterfall, which provides the backdrop for dinners and events, as well as an open-air yoga studio pavilion and a spa built along the stream.

Facilities include four heated infinity pools, pool bar and restaurant. The resort is a sustainable and plastic-free retreat, and produces purified drinking water from its own Avana bottle plant.

InterContinental Khao Yai Resort

InterContinental Khao Yai Resort, Thailand
Guests will feel like they have travelled back in time at the 45-room InterContinental Khao Yai Resort, which spans 19 hectares and is adorned with railway memorabilia – from vintage trunks to old tickets.

Offering culinary F&B experiences, wellness classes and a fitness centre, the resort will add a French brasserie and speakeasy bar as well as a spa later this year. A range of 19 railcar suites and villas will also be unveiled.

Guests will also appreciate the sustainable initiatives by the resort, such as full-sized toiletries instead of miniatures, wooden key cards and biodegradable eco-friendly cleaning products used throughout the resort.

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