Asia-Pacific Heats Up With Openings

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Relaxation awaits with these new-builds that are recently opened or in the works abroad.

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa Marks Marriott International Inc.’s First in Indonesia

Owned by PT. Alam Bali International, the newly opened hotel is the southernmost Marriott property on the island and overlooks Bali’s Bukit peninsula.

With views of the Indian Ocean, each of the 207 guestrooms and suites feature a private balcony. Guests also have access to the hotel’s infinity, saltwater and child-friendly pools. The Renaissance Bali Uluwatu also manages Roosterfish Beach Club, located near the hotel.

Clay Craft Restaurant is the hotel’s three-meal restaurant that incorporates an interactive pottery school concept to its space, while Double Ikat Restaurant offers authentic Indonesian cuisine with a cooking studio that allows guests to learn the techniques of Indonesian cookery. The Pool Bar overlooks the ocean while the R Bar—located in the hotel’s lobby—offers a gathering place with live music, food and drinks.

The hotel’s spa combines local treatments and ingredients while the fitness center overlooks the island of Bali with floor to ceiling windows.

Sun Aqua expands in Maldives

Sun Aqua Iru Veli is the third property in Sun Aqua’s portfolio, opening in October 2018. Located on the island of Aluvifushi—a private island for guests—near the South Nilandhe Atoll.

This all-inclusive resort has 125 villas and suites all with private pools. Over-water and beachfront villas are also available. In addition, the hotel includes an infinity pool, recreation center, spa and a variety of activities and water sports such as jet skiing, wind surfing and catamaran sailing.

Dining options include an all-day dining restaurant, a grill restaurant set on the beach and an over-water restaurant with Italian offerings. There is also a private dining option with the resort’s Destination Dining.

Vietnam gets its first Radisson Blu resort

The Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc is set to open later this year. Overlooking Bai Dai Beach and the Gulf of Thailand, the resort has 514 guestrooms, suites and beachfront pool villas.

Along with dining options, a VIP lounge, kid’s club, ballroom, spa and fitness center, the resort is proximate to a golf course, casino, safari and amusement and water parks.

Ace Takes Roots in Japan

Partnering with NTT Urban Development Corporation, The Ace Hotel Kyoto opens in winter 2019.

Architect Kengo Kuma’s designs blend new with old, renovating the historic 1920s building from the Kyoto Central Telephone Office into this new hotel. The site is near the Nishiki Market, the Museum of Kyoto and Kyoto Art Center.

Western Australia Welcomes The Westin

The Westin Perth has opened in Hiberian place with 368 guestrooms and 24 suites.  Westin Club Suite guests have access to the Westin Club Lounge, where they can have an entire day of perks including breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres and evening cocktails.

The Westin Perth’s dining venues include a dining room and lobby lounge. In addition, the hotel offers a selection of specialized menus developed by nutritionists and chefs. The menus include the Eat Well Menu for children, the Sleep Well Menu, SuperFoodsRX and Westin Fresh.

The Westin Perth’s meetings and events space holds nine meeting rooms and an 8,611-sq.-ft. grand ballroom.

The hotel also partnered with New Balance, creating the WestinWorkout Gear Lending Program, a service providing guests with fitness necessities ranging from shoes to apparel delivered directly to guests’ doors. The hotel is also home to Spa by Bodhi J, a Western Australia day spa with locations in Perth and Margaret River.

Capella Sanya to Open on Island Coastline

Capella Hotel Group together with Chinese developer, China Gezhouba Group Real Estate, plans to open Capella Sanya in the fourth quarter. Located along the coastline of Blessed Bay on Hainan Island, Capella Sanya has 190 guestrooms, suites, villas and low-rise “mansions” for a more residential experience.

With views of the South China Sea, Capella Sanya is a collaborative art piece by designers Jean-Michel Gathy and Bill Bensley. The property will be a showcase of landscape design and recreational facilities. Inspired by a Chinese trader’s adventures along The Silk Road, Capella Sanya’s design pays homage to culture and heritage of ethnic communities along this trade route.

Dining options include an authentic Chinese restaurant, a noodle bar and lobby lounge. The wellness center offers treatments like the Moroccan Hammam.

Six Senses Opens in Singapore

Six Senses Duxton, the first city hotel from hospitality and wellness company Six Senses, is now open in Tanjong Pagar in the Chinatown area of Singapore. Six Senses Duxton was originally a row of traditional shophouses, redesigned to blend the shophouse aesthetic with the comfort of a modern hotel. As a conservation project, Six Senses Duxton has received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award.

Each of the 49 guestrooms and suites are individually designed so that no two are exactly the same. The two-story Duxton Duplex Suites have a restored original spiral staircase and the ground floor Skylight Suites and the singular Montgomerie Suite are the largest of the accommodations.

Alongside of its design features, Six Senses supports local culture and entrepreneurs. From in-room minibar items to restaurant ingredients to hotel operating supplies, the priority has always been to source and partner locally.

In addition, sustainability is measured, monitored and managed under the Six Senses Sustainability Program. The properties’ Sustainability Fund comprises 0.5% of revenues and 50% of the sale of Six Senses drinking water. Six Senses Duxton produces its own water by treating, purifying, mineralizing and bottling the water in order to mitigate the negative environmental and social aspects associated with imported water in plastic bottles. The fund supports social and environmental projects at a local level.

Community-based wellness activities include neighborhood and nature discovery walking tours, outdoor yoga and indoor cycling through neighborhood partners and workshops on the art of crafting artisanal coffee and Chinese teas. At the opening of Six Senses Maxwell later this year, it will include one of Six Senses’ spas to further extend the wellness programs of both properties.