Hotel Update: Asia Edition

written by | Posted on September 12th, 2012

Banyan Tree Lang Co

Your clients will enjoy classic Vietnamese architecture with modern amenities when they stay in a Lagoon Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Lang Co.

Once a month through November, three luxury resorts will be springing up in Southeast Asia—that’s Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, specifically.

“Your Singapore
Just days from now on Sept. 16, the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove will officially welcome its first guests to the property.

Here, no fewer than 240 guestrooms and suites are on hand to provide your clients a welcoming home away from home, each featuring flat-screen TVs, rainforest showers, 24-hour room service and complimentary high-speed WiFi. Two restaurants and two lounges offer gourmet bites and libations, a fully equipped fitness center will keep your clients in tip-top shape and the AWAY Spa will relax any tensions away. And for even the smallest or most unusual request, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove offers its Whatever/Whenever Service.

Off property and around town, your clients will encounter diverse culture, with the Little India, Chinatown and Kampong Glam communities nearby. In the city, multiple museums, galleries and religious centers mingle with parks and the Botanic Gardens, and Resorts World Sentosa combines a variety of entertainment areas, such as its casino, live entertainment and street performances, and Universal Studios Singapore. W Singapore’s Whatever/Whenever Service desk is happy to help your guests with information on visiting all of these places and more.

To celebrate its grand opening, the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is offering two packages through Dec. 30. The Island Glamour Welcome package includes accommodations in a Wonderful room, breakfast for two at The Kitchen Table and cocktails at WOOBAR ($306 per night). The Marvelous Welcome package, on the other hand, includes breakfast and cocktails, with an upgrade to a Marvelous Suite, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and complimentary two-way airport or local address transfers ($627 per night with a minimum 2-night stay).

For more information, call (877) W-HOTELS or visit starwoodhotels.com.

“Amazing Thailand”
On Oct. 1, Regent Hotels & Resorts is scheduled to open the doors to its first property in Phuket, Thailand. Named for its clifftop location just above the private beach and quiet bay of Cape Panwa, the Regent Phuket Cape Panwa will offer luxury at every turn.

Says general manager Brice Borin, “Our guests’ expectation is of exceptional service in an exquisite environment; Regent Phuket is able to exceed these expectations, as it was founded on Regent’s service ethos, where every requirement is anticipated in advance; this is the definition of the ‘Regent Experience.’ Regent Phuket will redefine the customer’s expectations of high-end Thai hospitality.”

Amenities at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa include two signature restaurants and the Beach Bar and Library, plus a state-of-the-art fitness center with personal trainers, yoga pavilion, tennis court, infinity pool and children’s club. The 17,760-sq.-ft. Regent Spa features eight single and double treatment rooms, many of which look out onto the horizon.

Accommodations, meanwhile, are set back in the cliff, surrounded by tropical greenery and offering views of the Andaman Sea with private balconies and terraces. Options include 22 Pavilions, 48 Suites with separate living rooms, and 35 Pool Villas—each with its own outdoor pool, sun lounge overlooking the ocean, and 24-hour butler service. Introductory rates of $177, $255 and $404 per night, respectively, are available through Dec. 20, and are inclusive of daily breakfast, in-room iPad, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar and four pieces of laundry per day.

For more information, call (866) 630-5890 or visit regenthotels.com.

Vietnam’s “Timeless Charm”
Nov. 1 marks the big day for Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ flagship property in Vietnam, Banyan Tree Lang Co, a beachfront “all-pool” complex where guests are provided lush accommodations and a private pool in each of the property’s 49 villas.

Those villas are offered in one of two varieties, both of which feature classic Vietnamese architectural elements and large, airy rooms, with modern technology and essentials. Beach Pool Villas line up along the sand, offering private pools, wooden decks and a sala pavilion just steps from the ocean, while guests staying in a Lagoon Pool Villa will enjoy calming views of the bay from their large bed, terrace and private pool.

Also on property are a gym, yoga pavilion, Banyan Tree Spa Lang Co and Laguna Sea Sports Center and Marine Lab. Guests choosing to explore further can visit the bustling city of Hoi An, several nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites or the ruins of My Son, a wealth of temples and sanctuaries featuring intricate carvings that is often compared to Cambodia’s temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Banyan Tree Lang Co is situated on the 700-acre Laguna Lang Co resort community, which offers 1.5 miles of beach, a wealth of dining and shopping options, and an 18-hole championship golf course. This new community has lofty goals for future expansion, which include a host of additional Banyan Tree- and Angsana-branded hotels and spas, private villas and residences and a variety of recreational facilities.

For rates and more information, call (800) 591-0439 or visit banyantree.com.