Asia’s tourism sector is always changing, with some new development popping up on a regular basis. From a new Yangon hotel in Myanmar, to a new hotel brand setting up shop somewhere in the region, the industry always has something new up its sleeve. Here’s a look at some of the latest hotel openings for the first week of May 2018.
North Gate by Jetwing, Sri Lanka
This new hotel is Jetwing’s second hotel in Jaffna, considered as the capital of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, and is conveniently located a mere 20m from the Jaffna Railway Station. A 44-room hotel possessing aesthetics inspired by the local culture, also offering the high quality mod cons in every room, like rain showers, and a tea/coffee facility and complimentary mini bar. Other facilities outside each room include restaurants, gym, swimming pool, and others.
Mecure Yangon Kaba Aye, Myanmar
A new Yangon hotel in Myanmar, this property is Mecure’s entry property in the city. Offering 183 rooms and suites, and guestrooms that range from 32m2 to 135m2, all fully furbishes with complimentary kitchenette and separate lounge and dining space. On-site amenities include the MiCasa Restaurant & Bar, open for all-day dining, a 21m lap pool, gym, and function spaces that can hold up to 210 pax. For those with little tykes, there’s also on-site babysitting services available.
Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa, Japan
Hoshino Resorts’ first property under their latest brand; OMO, this straightforwardly designed hotel offers 237 compact rooms, complimented by an OMO Cafe &Bar which offers complimentary breakfast, a lobby lounge designed in local Asahikawa aesthetics. For those inclined to read, there’s also a library, designed to resemble a loft.
Grand Hyatt Xi’an, China
A new entry into the historical city of Xi’an, this 396-room hotel is Grand Hyatt’s latest property, with each room features aesthetics akin to a desert mirage. Other amenities include four restaurant and bars, all conveniently located on the 106-m high Sky Bridge that connects this new hotel with the nearby office space. Located as part of the MaikeCenter, the hotel offers a total of 2,134m2 of space for events and functions.
Courtyard by Marriot Iloilo, Philippines
The newest property opening in Iloilo City, this 15-storey property by Marriott under the Courtyard brand offers 324 rooms, alongside other amenities, such as a lobby designed in the “Refreshing Business” style, which feature media mods, free Wi-Fi, and seating areas that ideal for setting up meetings and social gatherings, plus 279m2 worth of meeting space, capable of holding 180 people, for major events and functions. Other facilities in the hotel include a Runway Kitchen, an outdoor swimming pool, guest laundry and a fitness centre.