TTG Asia’s weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements
Holiday Inn Dhaka City Centre, Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s first Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Dhaka City Center is located in the heart of the city, close to major public transport, diplomatic and commercial districts.
Its 187 modern rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of Lake Hatirjheel or the city of Dhaka. Some rooms are equipped with a sofa bed.
As with all Holiday Inn hotels worldwide, children under 12 stay and eat free.
The hotel has five restaurants and bars, a gym with sauna, as well as a business center, meeting spaces and secure parking.
Novotel Melbourne Preston, Melbourne, Australia
The new Novotel Melbourne Preston has been transformed after a complete refurbishment and rebranding. It comprises 383 fully self-contained rooms, suites and studios, and is located on Bell Street in Preston – home to eclectic pockets of vintage shops, cafes, bars and a diverse range of restaurants.
All rooms feature modern technology and facilities, as well as captivating views of Dandenong City.
A new addition to the hotel is The Stampton, which is due to open in April 2022. The restaurant is designed to blend rustic farmhouse charm with Melbourne’s urban hospitality scene.
Other on-site facilities include Stampton & Co coffee to go, a lounge area, coworking and informal meeting spaces, and a collection of 16 meeting and event spaces.
lyf Farrer Park Singapore, Singapore
Located in the culturally rich enclave of Little India in Singapore, lyf Farrer Park Singapore is designed for next-generation travellers, providing digital nomads and empowered creators with a dynamic environment to live, work and play.
Guests enjoy convenient access to major attractions, shopping malls as well as the central business district with Farrer Park MRT station nearby. There are also many multicultural establishments, eclectic shops, historical sites, and gourmet foods right next to the hotel.
The hotel hosts #lyfgoeslocal community programs and experiences that provide guests with the opportunity to interact with others within the property and in the neighborhood.
Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
The new 308-key Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay on Phu Quoc Island is located along unspoiled Bai Dai Beach, a 40-minute drive from Phu Quoc International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown .
Each room has a spacious balcony overlooking the ocean or the island’s native greenery. The rooms are equipped with USB sockets and unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi. Amenities such as pillow menus and bath products from organic beauty brand Antipodes are included.
Guests can relax at the resort’s two pools, gym, and Hoa Sim Spa while the kids are occupied as wildlife adventurers at a day camp with Tribe Kids Club.
There are two distinct dining venues on-site: Horizons Restaurant-Lounge-Bar which serves local and international cuisine with a Mediterranean flair; and the beachfront Amber Sands Beach Club which serves fresh, locally sourced seafood and premium cuts of meat in its open fire kitchen, while guests watch a live fire dance show and a spectacular sunset.