The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week
Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang
Located in Hongqiao Hub, this Mariott property features 240 guestrooms and suites anchored by the Le Meridien Hub – the brand’s reimagination of a traditional hotel lobby. On-site facilities include four restaurants, a spa, fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool and a kids’ club. The hotel has over 2,500m2 of event space, including the Fei Long Hall and the Powerlong Ballroom – the highest ballroom in the Minhang District with views of Qibao Old Town.
Hilton Bali Resort
Perched atop a 40m-high cliff in Nusa Dua, Bali, the 11.3ha resort boasts 389 guestrooms with private balconies, as well as 19 villas offering a private plunge pool, butler service and a separate living area. Recreational amenities include four interconnecting swimming pools, a spa, sand lagoon, kids’ club with playgrounds, three indoor tennis courts and six dining spaces. The resort boasts 8,470m2 of indoor and outdoor event spaces, including two conference centres each with a pillarless ballroom that can accommodate 1,500 guests, and nine meeting rooms.
Radisson Blu Coimbatore
The first Radisson Blu hotel in Coimbatore, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu state, has opened on Avinashi Road. The property offers 135 rooms and suites, and amenities include an all-day dining restaurant, an Indian restaurant, business centre, swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. Meeting facilties include an 873m2 banquet hall that has the option of an additional pre-function area and lawn.
Akyra Thonglor Bangkok
This second property to open under the akyra brand is located in Bangkok’s Thonglor neighbourhood, offering 120 units in studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom suites. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, an executive lounge, meeting spaces, a 24/7 fitness centre, rooftop swimming pool and restaurant. There is also a complimentary shuttle service to the nearby Thong Lo BTS station.
Aloft Taipei Beitou
Set to open in January 2017, the second Aloft hotel in Taiwan’s hot spring area will feature 292 loft-inspired rooms and suites. Located a five-minute walk to two MRT stations, the property offers free Wi-Fi, three meeting spaces and three F&B options – the signature W Xyz(Sm) Bar for cocktails and snacks, the American-style eatery Nook, as well as self-service gourmet pantry Re:fuel By Aloft(SM).