Grand Hyatt Debuts in the Philippines; More International Openings…

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—A new Grand Hyatt in the Philippines, the first for the brand in the country, and two new-builds in South America are among several recent openings around the globe.

Grand Hyatt Manila

The opening of the 461-room Grand Hyatt Manila marks for the first for the brand in the Philippines.

The luxury hotel tops the tallest skyscraper in the Philippines at 1,043 feet. Guestrooms and suites have a modern look with earth tones, honey-toned walls and deeply grained maple floors.

A number of food and beverage options are available within the hotel, with three major restaurants. The Grand Kitchen is a multi-cuisine all-day-dining restaurant that serves a variety of freshly prepared dishes in an array of show kitchens and interactive a-la-carte buffet stations.

No. 8 China House is an informal dining option, featuring Chinese specialties including Peking duck, Chinese BBQ, homemade dim sum and Cantonese seafood, all prepared in live cooking stations, opening mid-2018.

The Peak is a bi-level entertainment center that sits at the highest floors of the hotel and features a high-energy music bar,

The hotel has several flexible meeting and event rooms spanning across nearly 25,000 sq. ft. The jewelry-box-inspired Grand Ballroom includes natural light and a show kitchen facility.

Holiday Inn Lima Airport

IHG has opened the new-build Holiday Inn Lima Airport 179-room hotel. 

The two-tower, eight-story property is the second brand the company has introduced in Peru’s capital.

The hotel’s amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, free airport shuttle transfers, nine meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 500 guests, as well as WiFi. Several dining options are available including Callao Restaurant, which serves local and international dishes, 24-hour room service and the San Lorenzo Lobby Bar.

Owned and managed by Operaciones Turisticas Peruanas S.A.C., the Holiday Inn Lima Airport hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.

La Casa Rodavento

Mosaic Hotel Group, a California-based collection of boutique, curated hotels, has added to its international expansion with La Casa Rodavento, a 20th century colonial mansion newly transformed into a boutique hotel in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

Located on more than 12,000 sq.ft. of land, the hotel features classical architecture with high wooden beam roofs and hardwood floors, and seven luxury suites ranging in size from 217 sq. ft. to 501 sq. ft.

Lead by Chef Diego Isunza Kahlo, specialty restaurant Nuestro offers a signature culinary concept using only local ingredients, and an inviting space that includes a bar and seating for 16 guests indoors and 25 on the patio.

Additional communal spaces includes a swimming pool area with lounges, deck chairs and tables; a central patio next to the restaurant, Jacuzzi and fire pit surrounded by gardens, and an adults-­only rooftop lounge. The interior design of the boutique property highlights Mexican contemporary art, providing guests and visitors a look into the local culture.

Sonesta Hotel Ibagué

Sonesta Hotel Ibagué is the brand’s seventh property in the country of Colombia, and the 15th Sonesta hotel in South America, under the management of GHL Hotels.

The new­build hotel features 91 guestrooms, a full­service restaurant, terrace bar, pool, hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath. Sonesta Hotel Ibagué also has 2,600 sq.ft. of meeting space available.