The hotel scene in Asia is home to some of the world’s most unique and avant-garde spaces, and new hotels openings are always highly anticipated events. Here’s an overview of the most popular hotels openings in 2019 in Asia.
Alila SCBD – Jakarta Indonesia
Located in the stock exchange District, this 5-star hotel, which opened in February 2019, is a haven of modern sophistication with 227 studios and suites, an outdoor pool, a gym, a spa, event spaces, and a restaurant. The particularity of Alila hotels, which means surprise in Sanskrit, is to integrate the natural, physical and cultural environment into their construction, to combine an innovative design of luxury in unique places while proposing personalized hospitality. In Jakarta, the design of the hotel was inspired by the site and the result is an impressive facade with a unique pattern of aluminum poles and canopies creating an illusion of lines and shadows for passers-by.
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Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre – Chengdu China
Located on floors 23 to 31 of the Leading Center’s western tower, in the heart of Chengdu’s fascinating ancient city, in the heart of the Chengdu’s commercial and historical center, the hotel opened in January 2019, has been carefully designed to integrate the local cultural and architectural elements of the city, making it a transparent and looking like an natural extension of the neighborhood. Featuring warm gray tones and hints of refreshing orange hues, the hotel embodies the West-East concepts and offers rooms from 50 to 100 m2, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a transfer lounge, (the first of its kind in China) where customers arriving sooner or later can use, before or after, their room is ready, luggage lockers, a private dressing room and showers. Of course, The hotel proposes the best of the Chinese cuisine at his restaurant and free bike rental to visit the city.
Rosewood Hong Kong – Hong Kong
The Rosewood Hong Kong, a magnificent luxury property located in Victoria Dockside’s arts, design, opened last March. The hotel located on the majestic Victoria Harbor, in a new 65-story waterfront mansion, offering magnificent views of Hong Kong’s iconic harbor in more than 80% of the rooms. The interior design was overseen by Tony Chi, whose other notable projects include the Park Hyatt Shanghai and the London property of Rosewood. The hotel is spread over 43 floors with 322 rooms from 53 m2, 91 suites from 92 m2, including 18 suites designed to be the most prestigious in the city like the Harbor House of 1,000 square meters and The Garden House, with a panoramic views of Victoria Harbor from their private terrace on the 57th floor, with landscaped gardens, terraces with private pools and a modern private sport space. As far as gastronomy is concerned, no less than eight catering concepts, each with distinctive character and unique flavors, are also proposed. An Asaya wellness center, a ballroom of 1000 m2, a pavilion hall of 300 m2, and various indoor and outdoor private reception areas, swimming pools, games rooms, fitness room are just a few of the many assets proposed by the hotel.
Shangri-La’s Nusa Dua Resort & Spa – Bali Indonésie
Located just 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Maj Nusa Dua at Shangri-La Bali Resort & Spa is part of the ITDC, a tourist resort with high standard hotels, 2 convention centers, a shopping mall, a museum and restaurants in 24 hectares of lush vegetation including 5 km of pristine beaches and lagoons. The 297 guestrooms and suites with contemporary decor and Balinese touches feature private balconies overlooking the garden, pool, golf course, and a stunning ocean view. For an even more exclusive experience, 40 villas offer an uncompromising luxury resort, serviced by a private butler offering impeccable hospitality 24 hours a day. Each villa includes a built-in garden and swimming pool, full kitchen, a wine cellar, a dining room, a lounge and a bike to explore the surroundings. Swimming pools, spas, water sports, paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling are some of the many activities on offer. The resort is also the first in Nusa Dua to be part of an award-winning golf course, the Bali National Golf Club.
Capella Bangkok – Bangkok Thaïlande
The ultra-exclusive Asian brand Capella settles this June in a 73-hectare residential and hotel complex on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok with 101 suites and villas overlooking the river. Designed in the spirit of a Pied-à-Terre and as a luxurious retreat out of the chaotic city, suites and villas offer to traveler plenty of tranquility and seclusion in a cocoon of greenery. Ballroom, library, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and an award-winning Auriga spa offer a unique range of Asian therapies, personal assistants, and complete the decor and needs.
Anantara Quy Nhon Villas – Quy Nhon Vietnam
The all-new Anantara Quy Nhon Villas resort opened in early 2019. Only 26 villas spread over 7 acres overlooking a private cove are available to stay on the site, giving it a real sense of exclusivity. With direct access to the beach or bay views, each villa offers to its guests something different. The property proposes villas with butlers and wine cellars, beachfront villas overlooking a private cove, ocean-view villas with cantilevered pools at the edge of the cliff and each house has its private infinity pool. The activities are numerous: Martial arts, water sports, local excursions, meditation sessions led by monks, a jungle spa, Vietnamese cooking classes, picnic on the island, etc. The restaurant proposes International and Vietnamese gastronomy, specialize in seafood and meats grilled on salt blocks coming from the Himalayas.
MUJI Hotel Ginza – Tokyo Japon
The Japanese brand of furniture and household goods Muji has diversified itself in hotels and propels Japanese minimalism to a higher level with the opening last April of a Muji Hotel in Tokyo. Described as “anti-bling bling and cheap”, the Muji Hotel Ginza reflects the brand’s philosophy of promoting a pleasant life, a minimalist aesthetic and good design. The 79 modest interiors (14 to 52 m²) spread over three floors are built with natural materials such as wood and stone, as well as recycled products, traditional Japanese textiles and equipped with Muji furniture and air purifier. Indoors, tatami and bunk beds with standard sanitary facilities but with a focus on details. The hotel is housed in a building that also welcomes the largest MUJI store in the world, as well as a multipurpose cultural center, two galleries, a cafe, a restaurant, a library and lounge for events and few work spaces.
Kimpton Da An – Da’an Taipei
North America’s pet-friendly chain Kimpton inaugurated its first site in Asia this spring, in Da’an an energetic district of Taipei. With 129 rooms equipped with espresso machines, yoga mats and more, the hotel offers a stunning view, a restaurant on the 12th floor and a rooftop terrace. Wellness program, mountain hikes, yoga classes are also proposed. The hotel is located just two minutes from the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station, a point of intersection of the main subway lines and roads. The surrounding boulevards are among the liveliest and most glamorous of the city, lined with shops upscale, luxurious karaoke lounges, restaurants, cafes and cocktail bars.
The Chedi Mumbai – Mumbai India
After Bali, Oman, Switzerland, and the United States, the hotel chain Chedi open this June a new hotel in the Indian megalopolis of Mumbai. The hotel has 312 rooms and suites with breathtaking views of Lake Powai. Top range amenities, pools, Jacuzzi, spas, breakfast with champagne and no less than 7 restaurants offering a variety of culinary experiences. Conveniently located near the national and international airports, IIT Powai, commercial business districts in North Mumbai and Bandra Kurla Complex, the hotel is ideal for business meetings, business trips, and holidays.
Harding Boutique Hotel – Ahangama Sri Lanka
Located in Ahangama, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, just a 30-minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Galle Fort, this new hotel is scheduled to open late 2019 and features a design modernist tropical developed by Geoffrey Bawa, the famous Sri Lankan architect. The hotel, made mainly of local hardwood, polished concrete and granite will be surrounded by coconut groves and will have vast open spaces amidst lush greenery just a few steps away from the famous surf spots and pristine beaches. The six suites with sea view baths and balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean will be dominated by an open rooftop terrace with a 360-degree view of the palmtops.