Marriott International has opened the Kochi Marriott Hotel, its fifth hotel under the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand in India. This will be the second Marriott International property in the Kochi city and is located amidst the Lulu Mall campus, one of the largest malls in the country. Strategically located at just 22 kilometres from the Kochi International Airport and nine kilometres from the main City Centre, the hotel design embraces a wonderful blend of contemporary style, warmth and sophistication, all inspired from the natural landscapes of the city.
AVANI Hotels & Resorts has added its first hotel in Thailand – AVANI Atrium Bangkok. Located in a busy commercial and retail area in the Asoke-Sukhumvit area of the Thai capital, the hotel appeals to business and leisure guests who appreciate a prime location, a passion for design and a relaxing stay.
The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, part of the Taj group, has announced the opening of the Damdama Lake Gurgaon, the first Gateway branded resort in India, increasing the brand portfolio to 25 properties. Situated in the outskirts of Gurgaon in the NCR region of Delhi, the 78-room Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon is an urban sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Aravalli hills.
Mövenpick Hotels set to open new boutique hideaway in Koh Samui. Famed for Swiss excellence and exceptional customer service, the upscale hotel group Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, is set to open a new boutique property in Koh Samui, Thailand. Scheduled to open in December 2014, Mövenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui boasts 50 intimate rooms, a beachfront restaurant serving international cuisine with sunset views, three outdoor pools and an Asian herbal spa.
Frasers Hospitality has opened its second property, Fraser Residence Menteng, in Jakarta, adding 128 Gold-standard serviced units to the capital’s business and diplomatic centre. The hospitality arm of the Frasers Centrepoint Group plans to grow its footprint in Indonesia with the opening of another six properties in the nation’s capital by 2017.
Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the opening of the 319-unit Pan Pacific Tianjin in China. The property is the fifth Pan Pacific in China after hotels and serviced suites in Xiamen, Suzhou and Ningbo, marking the extension of the brand footprint along the east coast and into the northern region.
JA Resorts & Hotels, the Dubai-based international hospitality company, will officially launch its fully-owned high-end resort JA Manafaru in the Maldives on November 1st, thereby expanding its presence in the Indian Ocean with a second property. The company took ownership of the property in the Maldives earlier this year, and subsequently made a substantial investment in soft refurbishments and staff training to upgrade the resort to JA Resorts & Hotels standards.
Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of Hilton Changzhou, it 50th property in Greater China. The hotel features 299 contemporary guest rooms and suites, offering panoramic views of the entire city from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Hilton Changzhou is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Jiangsu Future Land Real Estate.
Hilton Worldwide has made its debut in Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country’s capital city. Set amid lush tropical landscaped gardens, the 202-key Hilton Nay Pyi Taw spans more than 100 acres of land and is situated within the developing Dekhina Thiri Township.
Meliá Hotels International has announced the opening of the Gran Meliá Xian, a new flagship hotel for its brands in Asia Pacific, signed back in 2011. Located in the new district of Qu Jiang, near the ancient city wall and home to all the biggest shopping malls and the convention centre, the Gran Meliá Xian is destined to become the hotel of choice for both business and leisure travellers.
The Luxury Collection has announced the opening of The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian. Owned by the Dalian Yifang Group and managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The Castle Hotel marks The Luxury Collection’s first hotel in Liaoning, China.
Thailand’s second OZO property has opened in the bustling seaside town of Pattaya. Developed by Boutique Group of Companies and located within walking distance of the city’s attractions and beaches, OZO Pattaya is ideal for travellers seeking connectivity combined with a great night’s sleep.