What’s in the Works in Asia

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotel brands are expanding across Asia. Mixed-use developments, brand debuts and resort openings are all part of the recent projects:

Wyndham Garden to Debut in the Philippines

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is launching the Philippines’ first Wyndham Garden hotel in Quezon City. The new-construction 235-room Wyndham Garden Quezon City is expected to start welcoming guests in 2021. The hotel is being developed by Wellworth Properties and Development Corporation. The hotel will be constructed by its parent company, H.S. POW Construction and Development Corporation. The property will also have a spa, fitness center, pool and food and beverage options.

Fauchon Hospitality to Open Second Hotel With Kyoto Opening

Fauchon Hospitality, which debuted its first hotel in Paris in September 2018, will open a second property in Kyoto, Japan. The Fauchon Hotel Kyoto will open in 2020 in the center of Kyoto, in the Shimogyo-ku district. The hotel will have 70 guestrooms and suites, as well as a Fauchon Bakery on the street level. Fauchon Hotel Kyoto is part of a services and trademark license agreement between Hotel W Management Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Wealth Management, and Fauchon Hospitality.

Hard Rock Hotels Expands in India

Hard Rock Hotel Bangalore is slated to open in fall 2020. Joining Hard Rock Hotel Goa, the second Hard Rock Hotel in India will be located in Bangalore, known as the Silicon Valley of India. Hard Rock Hotel Bangalore will have Hard Rock’s signature musical design, highlighting the roots of the local culture with one-of-a-kind memorabilia placed throughout the 210-room hotel. The property, which will be licensed by Hard Rock International and managed by Convention Hotels India Private Limited, will also have The Sound of Your Stay music program, the Rock Spa, the Body Rock fitness center, Rock Shop, a pool, fitness center, dining options, a rooftop bar and lounge and meeting spaces totaling 20,000 sq. ft.

Waldorf Astoria Set to Open in the Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, will soon welcome guests to the heart of the South Malé Atoll with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Set to debut on July 1, the all-villa resort spans across three private islands, the hotel is close to Malé International Airport. The property has 122 villas, each equipped with a pool. Each reef, beach and overwater villa will open onto an indoor and outdoor deck featuring a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, in-water lounge and an outdoor shower. The hotel will also have dining options, pools, a spa and gym.

Park Inn by Radisson to Come to Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Radisson Hospitality AB is adding a new location for the Park Inn by Radisson portfolio with the signing of Park Inn by Radisson Tashkent City Hotel & Apartments in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The 300-room hotel and 50-apartment project is due to open in 2021 in the capital of Uzbekistan. The partner of this project is LLC “Lotus Gas Invest,” the owner of the brand Real House, a construction company in Tashkent. The space will also have a conference hall, five meeting rooms, a gym, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge/bar and a Sky Bar. The hotel will have access to the historic city center and International Airport (TAS).

Rosewood Ningbo to Open in China

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will open Rosewood Ningbo in 2024. Rosewood Ningbo will be the main anchor of the integrated property complex Ningbo New World Plaza, a nearly $2.9-billion  project encompassing 107,6391 sq. ft.  in the city’s central business district of Sanjiangkou (Three Rivers Junction), owned by New World China Land. Developed in three phases, Ningbo New World Plaza will comprise Rosewood Ningbo, the latest K11 Art Mall, K11 Atelier offices, residences and the first art park in the city. The hotel will have 185 guestrooms, 15 suites, meeting spaces, a fitness center, dining options and a spa.

Sands China Ltd. to Relaunch Cotai Strip Integrated Resort

Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd. revealed details about The Londoner Macao, the British­-themed reimagining of the company’s existing Sands Cotai Central Cotai Strip integrated resort. The Londoner Macao represents Sands’ latest collaboration with David Beckham, who will be working with the interior design team on the suites at The Londoner Hotel. The new project, which will open progressively over 2020 and 2021, will join The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao. The Londoner Macao will incorporate four hotel brands: the new The Londoner Hotel (previously Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central), alongside existing properties Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central. The resort will include dining and retail options, meeting space, spas, health clubs and a 6,000-seat arena.

Hyatt Centric Part of Mixed-Use Development in Shanghai

A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Shanghai Xintian Real Estate Co. Ltd., a joint venture by Shanghai Industrial Urban Development Group Limited (SIUD), Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) and Shanghai Minhang Urban Construction Investment Co. Ltd. for a Hyatt Centric hotel in  southwestern Shanghai. The 186-room hotel is expected to open in 2024. The new Hyatt Centric hotel will be a part of a 7.5 million-sq.-ft. mixed-use development on top of the Xinzhuang Subway Station, comprising residential units, serviced apartments, offices and a shopping mall. The hotel will have a restaurant, gym, pool and meeting rooms.