Following W Brisbane which is slated to open in 2018, W Melbourne is coming one of Australia's most exciting cities - Melbourne. Developed in partnership with Daisho Development Melbourne Pty Ltd and Cbus Property, W Melbourne will be located in the heart of the city’s trendy shopping and entertainment district at 447 Collins Street. Now part of Marriott International, the W Melborune will be housed within a AUD 1 billion mixed-use luxury development Collins Arch where the hotel is expected to fuse the brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever® service and innovative programming with Melbourne’s hip and historic setting.
Offering 294 spacious guestrooms, including 40 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite), W Melbourne will be designed by award-winning SHoP Architects from New York, global design practice Woods Bagot and interior design specialists Hachem. The hotel will feature a vibrant bar and restaurant, an AWAY spa, FIT state-of-the-art workout facility, and WET indoor heated swimming pool.
W Melbourne will shake up the city’s hospitality scene with its future forward design, signature amenities and full calendar of W Happenings, showcasing what’s new and next in fashion, music and design. Guests can expect the brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever service philosophy that promises whatever guests want, whenever they want it. W Melbourne will also cater to those looking for an extraordinary location for their next event or meeting, featuring nearly 13,000 square feet of ultra-modern conference, ballroom and meeting space.
Collins Arch, a mixed-use development comprised of two towers which house a vibrant mix of premium office, retail and commercial space, are linked at the top by a residential bridge. Guests can access W Melbourne from multiple entry points across William Street, Market Street and Collins Street, with the Living Room (the brand’s take on the staid hotel lobby) and port cochère located on Flinders Lane.
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has just announced plans to bring three more brands into Singapore - Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, EVEN Hotels and Staybridge Suites. The hospitality group has also announced plans last month to open the Holiday Inn Resort Bintan Lagoi Beach and Hotel Indigo Bintan Lagoi Beach in Bintan, Indonesia. in the prime Lagoi Bay area of Bintan in 2019.
The Warehouse Hotel which was one of the most highly-anticipated hotels to open in Singapore this year has now officially become part of Design Hotels under the portfolio of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. What this means for us point-chasers is that you will now be able to earn Starpoints on eligible room and F&B spend at The Warehouse Hotel.
The Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) has just officially opened the flagship Pan Pacific Beijing on 20 August 2017 where Mr. Larry Lv was also recently appointed as the General Manager of this 220-room property. Located at the gateway of the Xicheng District, the Pan Pacific Beijing is walking distance from the Beijing Financial Street as well as famous landmarks like the Forbidden City.
Escape to Hotel Vagabond, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Singapore on weekends when you book the Maxout Weekends package which starts from just S$265++ per night! Enjoy a complimentary late check-out at 2:00PM as well as a choice of breakfast or a 3-course set lunch by Chef Aaron.
ANA is set to open a brand new 300-seat Japan-theme food court in Terminal 2 of the Changi Airport. For those of you familiar with the airport, this newly-planned food court which will become the airport's largest restaurant, will occupy the space where Seafood Paradise and Fish & Co used to be.
AccorHotels has just unveiled Kuala Lumpur's very first Sofitel-branded property in Damansara - the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara. Located in the affluent neighbourhood of Damansara Heights, the 312-room property is part of an 8.5-acre integrated development by GuocoLand which comprises of two condominum blocks, office towers and a lifestyle mall.
The Seoul Dragon City is South Korea's first lifestyle hotel-plex that will feature four distinct AccorHotels brands (a grand total of 1,700 rooms and suites), 11 restaurants and bars, 17 meeting rooms, two multi-function grand ballrooms and four floors of entertainment in a Sky Bridge that is suspended between two of the towers.
After being closed for slightly over two months, the famous Tea Lounge in Regent Singapore (who has only quite recently gotten her first Michelin-star restaurant in Summer Palace) will be re-opening on 12 August 2017 (Saturday). The newly-refurbished Tea Lounge will feature 96 seats in an approximate 185 sqm space and it will be the creative space for Gold culinary
Olympian Pastry Chef Alex Chong and his team to showcase their delectable sweets
Slated to open in January 2018, Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo is set to become Asia's first Hyatt Centric hotel. The relatively new brand by Hyatt offers full-service lifestyle hotels that are strategically located and they have been created for the millennial travellers in mind. The Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo will join the current portfolio of three (Park Hyatt Tokyo, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Hyatt Regency Tokyo) to become the fifth property to open in the city of Tokyo.
Sofitel Foshan by AccorHotels has just opened in the city of Guangdong in China. The 5-star luxury property is located in China Leading Furniture City – Lecong in Shunde and it offers a direct connection to the 200,000 square-metre Louvre International Exhibition Centre, a destination hub for design aficionados. Sofitel Foshan is the brand’s first property to debut in Foshan and the 23rd property in the Greater China network.