Accor and sbe unveil first Mondrian hotel in Asia
Asia Pacific's first Mondrian hotel has opened in a lifestyle
district of South Korean capital Seoul, marking the fifth property
worldwide to be launched following Los Angeles, New York, South Beach
The partnership between Accor and sbe, Mondrian is a world-leading
lifestyle brand, offering innovative design and creative concepts
tailored to the local destination, with progressive dining and drinking
Boasting 296 guestrooms, the hotel features a range of dining and
leisure spaces. The outdoor pool features a spacious viewing deck
overlooking the city, while Altitude pool bar offers a range of exotic
cocktails, mocktails and fine wines with casual bites.
Mondrian also brings Asia’s first Cleo restaurant to the lobby,
delivering the brand’s famous blend of Miami vibes and Mediterranean
cuisine. Privilege rooftop bar will curate a wide selection of whiskeys
and wines, alongside eclectic live performances, while the Rumpus Room
and Blind Spot provide more intimate settings for after-work drinks or
to relax and chill with the sounds of an in-house DJ.
A 867-square-meter ballroom with integrated LED screen and five
stylish meeting rooms provide the perfect backdrop for any celebration
New Mondrian hotels are slated for Bordeaux and Cannes next year,
while the Mondrian brand expects to grow its lifestyle hotel portfolio
to approximately 15 properties by 2022 with soon-to-be announced
Mondrian properties in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Germany,
Puerto Rico, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Hyatt's first UrCove Hotel now accepting bookings
UrCove, a new hotel brand created under the joint venture of Hyatt
and BTG Homeinns Hotels Group – one of China’s largest hospitality
groups – has its first property available for reservations on Hyatt.com.
The UrCove brand, which will be largely based in China, is
specifically designed to meet Chinese travellers’ preferences and to
bolster Hyatt’s representation in the underserved upper-midscale segment
in the country.
The first UrCove hotel, UrCove Shanghai Jing’an, is expected to open
on October 1, 2020 in the prime location of the Jing’an Temple shopping
and business area in Shanghai. The hotel is currently accepting guest
reservations via Hyatt channels as well as Homeinns channels.
Members booking through Hyatt channels can earn and redeem points
through World of Hyatt while guests booking through Homeinns channels
can participate in BTG Homeinns Club, Homeinns Hotels Group’s loyalty
programme, according to both joint venture partners.
World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus
Points for qualifying nights at UrCove Shanghai Jing’an through December
31, 2020, as part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer.
Avani Hotels & Resorts bolsters Vietnam presence
The latest signing of Avani+ Ho Tram Resort, scheduled to open in the
third quarter of 2023, will add to the brand's expanding footprint in
Currently, three properties are under construction in Ho Chi Minh
City, Doc Let and Cam Ranh, with two hotels already in operation in Hai
Phong and Quy Nhon.
Driving from Ho Chi Minh City, delegates will reach the beach town of
Ho Tram in Ba Ria, Vung Tau Province, in under two-hours. Once
completed, the beach fronting address will be part of Hai Vuong
Tourism's larger 'Sanctuary' villa development: including a river, beach
club, conference centre and pier. Avani+ Ho Tram Resort will offer 200
rooms and five 90sqm bungalows, while long-term investors or businesses
can purchase the 268 units of one-to-three bedroom residences in the
Delegates who prefer staying in can utilise the resort's events
spaces that can accommodate up to 500 guests in the 684sqm flexible
ballroom, plus two more meeting rooms for intimate events.
For incentives and play, the resort has two pools, a beach club, and
pool bar serving local craft brews on tap. Just 2.5km away is the
action-packed Ho Tram Strip 2.5 kilometres away - housing Vietnam's
first open table casino, shopping, F&B, golf course, and a water
park in the works.
Four Points by Sheraton headed to Phuket's Patong Beach
Phuket will soon see the introduction of the 600-room Four Points by
Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort, with Daryn Hudson appointed as its
general manager ahead of its October 1, 2020 opening.
Business groups have their choice of events space, and options
aplenty to unwind: three outdoor pools, beach club, five restaurants and
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort has followed
Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean certification programme,
and is also in the process of achieving the Tourism Authority of
Thailand’s Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration
The resort is also going contactless. Instead of the traditional
front desk check in, the Marriott Bonvoy App offers a Mobile check-in
and even key into rooms. All other in-stay requests and services can be
processed via the app as well.