New hotels: Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto, and more

Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, the UAE
Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts marks its debut in the Middle East with the opening of Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai. Nestled on the Deira Islands, just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the themed resort offers 607 rooms and suites, ranging from Superior, Family and Mirage Rooms to Junior and Two-Bedroom Suites with 32 to 95m2 of bright, contemporary space and panoramic city or sea views.

Mirage represents Centara’s themed family resort concept, featuring facilities like a water park, three kids’ clubs, an outdoor playground, a candy-themed children’s spa, fitness centre, Spa Cenvaree, and the Mirage Family Lounge. Rooms offer flexible bedding options including bunk beds that accommodate up to two children. Nine dining venues are on offer. Suan Bua specialises in Asian cuisine, while Uno Mas is a traditional Argentinian grill with its own wine cellar. Fresh seafood and prime meats can be savoured at Sands, the casual beach club; Waves Pool Bar and Zing promise refreshing drinks and light bites; and Sheesh is a chic rooftop shisha lounge and Lebanese restaurant. As well, meeting planners can host events in a choice of indoor and alfresco function spaces.

Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto, Japan
Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto represents the brand’s 12th property in Japan as well as Oakwood’s debut in the former Japanese capital. The property showcases 120 rooms and studio apartments in the heart of the historic and cultural district. All 104 guestrooms are equipped with the latest in-room technology, including an air purifier, 55′ flat screen smart TV, tablet, press readers and complimentary Wi-Fi along with guest services. Sixteen studio apartments feature a well-equipped kitchen fitted with a refrigerator, microwave oven, cooking utensils, washing machine and dryer. Café O, an onsite dining establishment, will serve breakfast featuring local culinary specialties. Other facilities include a co-working space, smoking room, laundromat, housekeeping and multilingual guest relations for assistance such as limousine, taxi and airport bus arrangements.

Taoxichuan Hotel, China
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has added the Taoxichuan Hotel to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The 196-room hotel has been developed as part of the Taoxichuan cultural and creative quarter in the heart of downtown Jingdezhen. Occupying three interconnected buildings and designed by Britain’s acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, Taoxichuan Hotel houses 196 guestrooms, including seven suites. Guests can enjoy authentic local and regional Chinese cuisines at the Cobalt Restaurant, which has been conceived as an extension of an adjacent outdoor garden, providing a picnic-in-the-park dining experience. Elsewhere, Emerald Lounge serves light bites, afternoon tea and a selection of fine teas, wines and cocktails. Leisure amenities include a heated indoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Additionally, the hotel offers 1,360m2 of flexible meeting and event space, including a pillar-free ballroom and five meeting rooms in a variety of sizes.

Vega Hotel Gading Serpong, Indonesia
Indonesia’s Parador Hotels & Resorts has rebranded its three-star Ara Hotel Gading Serpong to Vega Hotel Gading Serpong. The 145-room hotel, which opened in 2014, has become the first property under Parador’s new three-star brand after undergoing a renovation. The Vega Hotel brand was first introduced at the ground breaking of Vega Hotel Surabaya in January 2020, with the property targeted for a 2024 opening.

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