Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley, Australia
Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley has opened as the world’s first hotel in IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Vignette Collection. Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, Hotel X boasts 146 rooms and suites, a rooftop swimming pool, and three meeting spaces, including an open terrace overlooking Brunswick Street. F&B venues include Iris, a Mediterranean rooftop bar and restaurant; and Bisou Bisou, a bistro dishing up French delicacies.
Avani+ Koh Lanta Krabi Resort, Thailand
Avani+ Koh Lanta Resort debuts 92 guestrooms, suites and private pool villas nestled on a private peninsula overlooking the Andaman Sea. The resort redesign is led by a Thai-based PIA design studio that drew inspiration from the heritage of Sriraya or the Lanta Old Town. The all-new Avani Room offers three categories of a pool view, pool access or sea view that has been redesigned with an in-room pantry; while the private pool villas offer a blend of reimagined Thai style living spaces with modern amenities. Elsewhere, the Grand Ocean Residence features a private garden area, living room, as well as dining and kitchen facilities.
The resort presents three dining and drinking spots. Pantry by Avani serves freshly brewed coffee and pastries within café-style indoor settings that open up into an outdoor garden. The main poolside restaurant, The Cliff, provides a range of fresh catch sourced from the local fishing villages, while the Reggae Bar showcases views of the Andaman Ocean. Other amenities include a spa, and gym offering a boot-camp programme.
Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo, Japan
The opening of Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Azabu Tokyo represents the brand’s 13th property in Japan. Each of the 171 apartments, ranging from studio to three-bedroom configurations, features a private balcony and fully-equipped kitchen. Anchored in Tokyo’s Azabu-Juban embassy district, the hotel is situated near to cafes, restaurants and bars, boutiques, as well as a famous traditional shopping street lined with ancient architecture and shops. A 15-minute stroll or two-minute train ride will also bring guests to Roppongi, Japan’s epicentre for nightlife and the arts.