Five hotel openings you should know about

Nugget Point, Queenstown, NZ
Situated at the base of Coronet Peak, Nugget Point in Queenstown is part of Choice Hotels’ newly launched Ascend Hotel Collection. Combining its established local presence, intriguing heritage, and boutique character, the hotel offers 40 well-appointed guest rooms in a secluded and tranquil setting, affording panoramic views of the famous Shotover River and mountain ranges. Just a short drive from Queenstown’s town centre and surrounding ski fields, the property includes a restaurant with river views, Roman bath-style spa, hot tub, sauna and steam room, heated indoor pool, squash court, movie theatre, and fully equipped gym, while all rooms are open plan and feature a balcony, kitchenette, flat screen TV, and complimentary WiFi.


Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open its fourth Hong Kong hotel in December this year. Located on Kowloon waterfront at Hung Hom Bay, the 16-storey, 545-room Kerry Hotel will afford sweeping views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline, with more than half of the rooms enjoying harbour views. Rooms will range from 42 square metres for a Deluxe City View Room to 294 square metres for the rooftop suite, while five unique restaurants and bars will provide a range of wining and dining options, including a vibrant food marketplace with ten concepts, and alfresco dining options. Designed as an urban resort, the hotel will cater to residents of nearby offices and apartments as well as business and leisure guests, and will feature other hotel facilities such as The Club Lounge, a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness centre, and select retail shops. Reservations will be open from September 2016.


Crown Towers, Perth
Opening December 2016, Crown Towers Perth will bring a new era of luxury to the city with its exciting range of new restaurants, a stylish cocktail bar, and unique event space offerings. Boasting a rich, layered, inviting and luxurious design with bespoke features, the hotel features 500 guest rooms, suites and villas, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a secluded poolside retreat complete with circular infinity pool, luxury cabanas and cocktail bar, renowned fine dining restaurants such as Nobu and Rockpool, and The Crystal Club with its own private reception and concierge area, cocktail bar and outdoor terrace. Meanwhile, the hotel’s signature Crown Spa will offer indulgent La Prairie treatments, and feature male and female wet areas, complete with an aroma steam room, Roman hot tub, sauna, and private relaxation areas.


Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
The striking, design-driven, all-suite Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta has now opened and features 125 suites, timeless classic interiors, event facilities, premium wining and dining venues, and impressive tropical outdoor spaces, complete with pool and lush garden terrace. Next to the pool, the sophisticated spa features eight spa rooms, including two VIP couples’ suites and a hammam. Located within the award-winning Capital Place development in the heart of Jakarta’s international commerce, entertainment and financial district, the hotel makes up one of the precinct’s two centerpiece towers, and is connected to the office space tower by a retail podium featuring a range of premium dining destinations. Designed as a city within a city, Capital Place caters to the business and social needs of busy professionals, while the hotel provides its guests with a tranquil oasis in the city.


AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel, Dubai
Minor Hotels will be taking over the operation of Mövenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai as of 1 July, with the 216-room property operating as AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel thereafter. Located just four kilometres from Dubai International Aiport, the hotel is in one of the most diverse and culturally rich parts of the city, close to the famous Gold and Spice Souks and within ease of access to Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina. The upscale hotel features two unique dining concepts, meeting rooms, an outdoor pool and fully equipped gym.

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