TTG Asia's weekly roundup of new hotel openings.
1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya, China
Sitting on Hainan island’s shoreline, 1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Sanya is the first Chinese resort from US-based luxury brand 1 Hotels. The property boasts 294 rooms, suites and villas, ranging from 62m2 to 1,300m2. Hotel facilities include seven F&B venues – all-day dining concept 1 Kitchen, Chinese fine-dining restaurant Green House, noodle restaurant Noodle House, lobby lounge Drift, rooftop lounge Sky Bar (opening soon), poolside bar The Sandbox, and The Juice Bar. Other amenities are 630m2 of meeting facilities, 4,000m2 of garden venues, a Feature Pavilion, sunlit Sky Deck, natural farm, fitness centre, spa, and five swimming pools.
Opening in Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula on May 31, Alma is a 196-pavilion and 384-suite resort that commands 29ha of beachfront. The luxury property offers nine room types, including one-, two- and three-bedroom ocean view suites spanning from 71 to 165m2; and two- and three-bedroom ocean view and ocean front pavilions, ranging from 144 to 224m2.
On show are 14 F&B venues, including a food court with an array of local and international cuisine, a classical bar, pool bar and beach bar, and mini supermarket. Other drawing cards include a science museum, 12 swimming pools, a 6,000m2 waterpark, 13-treatment room spa, art gallery, cinema, convention centre, amphitheatre, youth centre with VR games, kids’ club, water sports centre, gym, yoga room, and an 18-hole putting green.
Hotel Ease Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hong Kong-based hospitality group Tang’s Living Group continues to expand its hotel portfolio with the opening of the 98-key Hotel Ease Causeway Bay. Situated at 39 Morrison Hill Road in the Wan Chai district, the hotel is a five-minute walk from MTR station, and a step away to shopping malls such as Times Square, Hysan Place, SOGO, as well as the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the UNESCO-awarded Blue House Cluster, and the dynamic Happy Valley.
Grand Nikko Tokyo Bay Maihama, Japan
Rebranded from the Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort, Grand Nikko Tokyo Bay Maihama is now operated by Okura Nikko Hotel Management. Located in Maihama, a popular leisure destination, the property is the second Grand Nikko-branded luxury hotel in Japan, after Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba. All rooms in the 703-key hotel come with their own balcony. Facilities include 11 banquet rooms, two wedding halls, and a chapel.
Hotel JAL City Bangkok, Thailand
This new property marks the debut of the Hotel JAL City brand outside of Japan. Hotel JAL City Bangkok, the 13th JAL City property to be operated by Japan-headquartered Okura Nikko Hotel Management, is rebranded from the Hotel Verve Bangkok.
Located on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok’s Thonglor district, the hotel comprises 324 guestrooms, which feature in-room TVs offering nine Japanese TV channels, including commercial channels. All bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs. Spacious 56m2 rooms that are suitable for long stays offer bathrooms with separate shower booths and a separate toilet. On-site facilities include a 148-seater restaurant, and three function rooms, offering 23 to 232m2 of meeting space. Guests will also be able to use the rooftop swimming pool at the adjacent Hotel Nikko Bangkok.