From swoon-worthy luxury suites to the world’s top villas, it’s not easy keeping up with the ever-changing hotel landscape of so many popular destinations. If you’re looking to book your clients on a trip to Asia, these are just a few of the new properties to keep in mind.
Japanese hotel management company, Hoshino Resorts, recently announced the opening of two new properties this year starting with a resort located in Taiwan’s Taichung Valley. Opening this summer, the Hoshinoya Guguan sits on 4.7 acres of land surrounded by a mountain range, dense forests, and natural hot springs, creating a retreat-like feeling in what is the area’s first luxury hot spring resort. Hoshinoya Guguan will feature architecture and landscaping designed to blend in with its natural surroundings. Guests can expect to see the natural spring waters of the valley flow through the property’s Water Garden, which will include outdoor baths and a bamboo grove, plus flower-filled waterways that bring the sound of trickling water throughout the property. Hoshinoya Guguan will offer guests a spa, pool, library and more, with nightly rates starting at $440. For more information, visit hoshinoya.com/guguan.
Meanwhile in the fall, the Nasu highlands in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture will welcome the opening of Hoshino Resorts Risonare Nasu, which will offer guests an agricultural tourism experience year round. The resort will offer 43 guestrooms, an Agri-Garden, where various plants and crops will be grown, and two restaurants, including an Italian-themed venue serving dishes made with vegetables and herbs gathered from the Agri-Garden. There will be family-themed facilities such as Poko Poko, which will offer fun nature-related activities for both children and adults; plus Books & Cafe, a casual cafe and library equipped with a stone oven where guests can custom create pizzas with their own freshly picked vegetables. Rates start at $188 pp per night, including breakfast. For more information, visit risonare.com/nasu.
This October, MoMo’s—Ormond Group’s new hospitality concept—will launch its first property in central Kuala Lumpur. Focused on creating a playful, creative and social property, MoMo’s KL will feature 99 “micro” guestrooms, social public spaces such as the self-serve dive bar MoMosita’s, which offers tacos and snacks alongside draft beer and bottled cocktails. Aiming to be more than just a place for guests to get a good night’s rest, MoMo’s KL also features The Playground. Located on the ground floor, The Playground acts as the central hub of activities as the hotel hosts a series of weekly events from performance art, workshops and exhibitions to DJ sets and live gigs. The micro-rooms feature bespoke amenities, smart TVs, a safe, and a self-pick-up style room service facility. For an added artistic touch, inward facing rooms will look out onto a large gallery.
For more information, visit ormondhotels.com.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Last month, the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand launched its second Thai property with the opening of Rosewood Bangkok. Inspired by the wai—the Thai gesture of hands pressed together in greeting—the 30-story structure adds a uniquely shaped facade to the Bangkok skyline with its location in the city’s central business and retail district. Inside the hotel, guests will continue to find noteworthy architectural designs, including spacious terraces, natural lighting and skyline vistas, along with local craft and indigenous textiles, subtle tropical accents, and a 10-story indoor waterfall. The Rosewood Bangkok will offer 159 guestrooms, including 34 suites and studios, plus three “houses” each with their own private pool and terrace. Four onsite bars and restaurants include an indoor-outdoor European-style brasserie, a venue serving authentic regional dishes, an upscale organic cafe, and a speakeasy-style bar. Guests can also treat themselves with a visit to Sense, A Rosewood Spa, which offers treatments derived from ancient Thai beauty rituals and an indoor-outdoor saltwater lap pool.
For more information, visit rosewoodhotels.com/en/bangkok.
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