New Hotels: Brisbane, Chiang Mai, Nizhny Novgorod

Taylor Lorenz 13 November 2017 NEWS


A weekly roundup of new hotel openings around the world.

We take a look at hotels that have just opened, hotels that are in the works and major hotel changes across the globe.


Just opened: FV by Peppers, Brisbane

Mantra Group’s latest hotel has opened in the Fortitude Valley neighbourhood of Brisbane which houses both guest rooms and luxury long-term accommodation.

All rooms are spacious and apartment-style, offering one or two bedrooms configurations. They are equipped with full kitchens, laundry, lounge and dining areas plus private balconies with expansive views.

Guests can lounge by the rooftop pool, enjoy a movie night in the cinema, have access to the fully equipped gym or try a yoga retreat with views of Story Bridge and the city.

  • Opened: 8 November 2017
  • Rooms start from: $260, one bedroom apartment
  • Book: FV by Peppers


Just opened: Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opened its 6th venture in Thailand last week. It's a contemporary hotel that complements the traditional Thai architecture.

The property features 266 rooms and is located close to the Old City and overlooks the night bazaar. Rooms vary from guest rooms to family suites.

On-site there is a swimming pool featuring views of downtown Chiang Mai, a dining area that serves both Thai and international cuisine and a fitness centre.


Just opened: Sheraton Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, Nizhny Novgorod

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opened its latest property in one of Russia’s largest cities, Nizhny Novgorod last week.

The property is upscale and is situated along the River Oka and River Volga.

On-site amenities include a restaurant serving local dishes, lobby bar, fitness centre, aerobic classes and massage treatments.


Just opened: TRYP by Wyndham College Station, Texas

Wyndham Hotel Group opened TRYP by Wyndham hotel, the urban lifestyle brand in College Station last week, a fast-growing city in Texas.

The 166-room hotel is located on the edge of Texas A&M’s campus, an ideal location for visiting families with family rooms available equipped with bunk beds for kids.

On-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor pool, free parking and a business centre.


Opening soon: TWA Hotel, New York City

The TWA (Trans World Airlines) centre in New York is about to get makeover and will open as a retro hotel in 2019 for passengers flying in and out of the JFK Airport.

The entire hotel will be 60s themed with staff wearing flight attendant uniforms, complete with classic gloves and hats. You’ll be able to step back in time into the 60s world of aviation in one of the 505 rooms available.

It’s not just the looks that will make this hotel great. It will also be home to the largest lobby in the world and feature eight restaurants, six bars and a rooftop pool.

  • Opening: 2019
  • Rooms start from: TBA, see TWA Hotel for more information
  • Anything else I need to know? Vintage items from TWA Airline will be on display throughout the hotel.
  • Book: TBA, see TWA Hotel for more information


Opening soon: Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, Bali

Indonesia is to welcome the first Radisson Blu Resort in the country early next year in Uluwatu, Bali, located on the southwestern tip of the island.

Guests can stay in one of the 111 rooms. Private balconies feature on the top floors and private sundecks on the lower floors. An additional 14 suites have rooftop terraces with panoramic views of the ocean and pool.

Bali’s best surf beach is on the hotels doorstep, there are two on-site restaurants, a bar, meeting spaces and spa.

  • Opening: 4 January 2018
  • Rooms start from: IDR2,730,000 (AUD$263.25), deluxe room
  • Book: Radisson Blu

The Anchorage Port Stephens to reopen this November

Following an 18-month multimillion dollar renovation, Peppers Anchorage Port Stephens will later this month reopen as Anchorage Port Stephens. The 25 year old property will be updated with aesthetics influenced by the United States' East Coast Hamptons. A new restaurant, bar, spa, 2 pools and a fitness centre were also added.

A Luxury Collection Hotel to open in Hobart in 2018

The Tasman opens in late 2018 and is to be the first Luxury Collection Hotel in Tasmania. The property opens in a refurbished building in Parliament Square and holds 128 luxury guest rooms with restored features such as fireplaces, floor boards and windows.

Feature image: Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu

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