The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Pan Pacific Beijing
Come August 20, Pan Pacific will open its latest outpost in China’s capital. Located in the Xicheng district, the hotel features 220 guestrooms and suites which start from 45m2. Recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, spa with steam and sauna, and 20m-long indoor swimming pool. Other facilities include includes a Grand Ballroom with a double volume ceiling, an indoor conservatory Winter Garden, and four F&B venues.
Located in the Taiwoo Ski and Mountainous Resort of Zhangjiakou – the co-host city of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics – is the 164-room Element Chongli. A room in the new-build ski resort comes with a Heavenly Bed, spa-like bathroom, kitchenette, work station, complimentary Wi-Fi and a telescope to view the night-sky. Amenities within the building include the 24/7 self-serve pantry Restore, all-day dining venue Salon Restaurant, a 90m2 conference room, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and a bike-borrowing programme.
Sunway Velocity Hotel
Part of the 9.3ha Sunway Velocity Kuala Lumpur mixed development is the 351-key Sunway Velocity Hotel. Opening on September 20, the property offers three guestroom categories, the largest of which is a corner room with an additional settee that pulls out to a queen-size sofa bed, accommodating up to three adults. Regardless of category, every room will have complimentary Wi-Fi, LED Smart TV, electronic safe, mini fridge and coffee- and tea-making facilities. Amenities on-site include a boardroom, an express café that serves light snacks and refreshments, a 24-hour fitness centre and an outdoor infinity swimming pool.
Haven’t Met Hotel Silom Bangkok
Standing a short stroll from the Chong Nonsi BTS skytrain station is the 72-room Haven’t Met Hotel Silom Bangkok. There are two room types – the Awesome Room (Superior Double Room) and Sensational Room (Deluxe Double Room) – both boasting 40-inch smart TVs with cable channels, high-speed Wi-Fi, minibars, extra-large double beds, and ensuites with rain showers. There are two F&B options on-site, the 24-hour High Lounge offering daily breakfast buffet, and The Moment bar and restaurant on the roof deck.
La Siesta Central
At this private dwelling turned boutique hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, 19 of the 27 rooms boast views of Hoan Kiem Lake. The property offers a few room types, but all rooms feature a rain shower and toiletries from the in-house La Siesta Spa brand. Amenities on-site include the La Siesta Spa with seven treatment rooms, and the Red Bean restaurant and Twilight Sky Bar, both on the rooftop.