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New hotels: Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha, and more

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TTG Asia’s weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements.

Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, Singapore


Thailand’s Dusit International has expanded into Singapore with the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore in the heart of the Laguna National Golf & Country Club, one of the island nation’s premier golf and country clubs. Comprising 198 rooms and suites, plus eight pavilions with private pools, and located just 10 minutes by car from Jewel Changi Airport and 15 minutes from Downtown, the resort is the first in Singapore to offer direct access to a pair of championship golf courses.

Opening initially to domestic guests on December 4, 2020, the resort has been designed to cater to avid golfers, local families, and business and leisure travellers. Current dining facilities include Greenhouse all-day dining, Tee Deck alfresco pool bar and grill, Legends Bar, and Dusit Gourmet.

Guests also have access to a 24-hour gym, three tennis courts, three swimming pools, a nine-hole putting green, Laguna Practice powered by Toptracer driving range, and Devarana Wellness. Alongside providing traditional Thai massage and health and beauty therapies, the latter facility also offers a range of wellness activities, such as meditation, yoga, active stretching, and breath-work exercises. For corporate functions and events, the resort boasts a boardroom, three meeting rooms, three event lawns, and a pillarless ballroom with capacity for 520 guests, depending on distancing requirements.

Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha, Vietnam


Located in the heart of the bustling Dong Da District, Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha is Accor’s seventh property in the Vietnamese capital. The hotel offers 338 rooms, studios, apartments and suites, providing guests with an ideal home away from home for both short and extended stays.

For dining, all-day restaurant Food Exchange offers a breakfast and lunch buffet alongside a la carte options, while Gourmet Bar serves up healthy sandwiches, salads and light snacks. Overlooking the skyline, Rooftop Bar presents a selection of cocktails, mocktails and wines with light dishes. Snacks and beverages are also available at the poolside bar, Aqua. Leisure facilities include a kids’ room, fitness centre, outdoor heated swimming pools, sauna and Jacuzzi. For events and conferences, the property boasts eleven meeting rooms that can host up to 480 guests.

Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto, Japan


The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, has opened the Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa in the heart of Japan’s ancient capital. Once the private residence of the aristocratic Mitsui family, the property’s 300-year-old main entrance, the Kajiimiya Gate, still stands today to welcome modern global explorers. Hotel The Mitsui Kyoto is the only luxury hotel in the city centre with its own natural hot spring drawn from the thermal waters deep below ground.

The hotel offers 161 guestrooms and suites, including a pair of Onsen Suites featuring separate living rooms, private gardens and outdoor hot spring baths. F&B venues include signature teppan restaurant Toki, Italian restaurant Forni, The Garden Bar offering afternoon tea and cocktails, and Shiki-no-ma for an exclusive dining experience. Spanning over 1,000m2 of space, the hotel’s Thermal Spring Spa houses a thermal onsen spring, two private onsen facilities, four spa treatment rooms and a gym.

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank, Australia


Standing out for its green credentials, the Bates Smart-designed Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Southbank – owned and developed by independent investment house Hume Partners and operated by TFE Hotels – will appeal to eco-savvy travellers seeking a city escape. For starters, the usage of 5,300 tonnes of cross-laminated timber to build the property helps off-set about 4,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Situated at the intersection of Southbank Boulevard and City Road, the 10-storey, 220-room property offers 70 studio apartments, 140 one-bedroom apartments, and 10 two-bedroom apartments – all with fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities and lounge/dining areas. Guests also benefit from full hotel services including 24-hour reception, meeting facilities and leisure amenities such as a 20m indoor lap pool and gym.

The Connaught, New Delhi, India


The Indian Hotels Company, which runs the Taj Group of luxury hotels, has opened The Connaught, New Delhi. Situated in the capital city’s prime area, Lutyens, The Connaught is a part of the SeleQtions brand – a named collection of hotels and resorts. The hotel houses 104 rooms conceptualised by Swedish designer, Christian Lundwall, of LWA. F&B options include all-day diner, The Hub, serving global and local cuisines, including some of Delhi’s legendary favourites. The restaurant opens into an al fresco dining venue, and also extends into a cocktail bar. Spaces for business conferences or social events include a 185m2 open air terrace.

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