TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements
Hoshino Resorts KAI Unzen, Japan
Hoshino Resorts KAI Unzen is a hot spring ryokan in Unzen Onsen, Nagasaki Prefecture and stands in a hot spring area notable for Unzen Jigoku, and is an hour by car from Nagasaki Airport.
Featuring 51 signature rooms, of which 16 have private outdoor baths, guests can relax and gaze into the outside views of Unzen Jigoku from their after-bath area. There is even a public hot spring available, and the hotel utilises geothermal energy to warm up regular and hot spring water, and for its air conditioning.
For dining, guests can enjoy a full-course kaiseki dinner that takes full advantage of the local food culture in a semi-private dining room.
InterContinental Khao Yai Resort, Thailand
InterContinental Khao Yai Resort has unveiled 19 suites and villas housed within repurposed heritage railcars recovered from around the country.
Each railcar is designed to enhance the sense of uniquely Thai locality and are named after a different destination. Set around a lake, the 47m2 suites are elevated for a train-like experience, complete with a bed, bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. All rooms come with outdoor spaces (balcony, terrace, or a private plunge pool).
Also situated in repurposed railcars are the new spa, French bistro, and cocktail bar.
Le Méridien Seoul Myeondong, South Korea
Le Méridien Seoul Myeondong is lifestyle hotel offering 200 guest rooms and suites which feature spacious bathrooms with rain showers, working areas and LCD televisions.
F&B options comprise the hotel’s all-day restaurant La Palette Paris and deli Le Moulin. Guests can also indulge in an afternoon tea at the Lumière Lobby Lounge & Bar, which serves cocktails at night.
Onsite facilities include a rooftop indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, and meeting venues.
jüSTa Grand View Resort & Spa, India
Set amid an apple and cherry orchard and overlooking snow-capped mountains, the newly-opened jüSTa Grand View Resort & Spa is located in the town, Manali.
The resort boasts 36 rooms and features an all-day multi-cuisine restaurant, spa, gym, board room, and a lush green lawn with views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges.