New Hotels: Hong Kong, Cape Town, Tulum

Taylor Lorenz 18 September 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: Hotel COZi Wetland, Hong Kong

The first hotel under the mid-range Hotel COZi brand opened its doors last week in Hong Kong with a location that’s only 5 minutes from Wetland Park.

The hotel serves as a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with 336 spacious rooms boasting high ceilings, contemporary design and a relaxing style.

Three more properties are set to open in Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong and Tuen Mun, all of which are geared towards the needs of families and business travellers.

  • Opened: 15 September 2017
  • Rooms start from: $71.95, COZi deluxe
  • Book: Hotel COZi Wetland


Just opened: Radisson Red Cape Town, Cape Town

The much anticipated Radisson Red hotel opened last week in Cape Town, ready to shake-up the bland hotel scene in the city.

The hotel feature a bold design that appeals to tech-savvy visitors and millennials. There are 252 rooms, which are pet-friendly and have balconies with sea views.

A gym and bar that serves craft beer and cocktails are both on-site. But the main action will be held on the RED roof where BBQ events will be held regularly.

  • Opened: 13 September 2017
  • Rooms start from: R2,900 (AUD$271), Studio with king bed
  • Book: Radisson Red Cape Town


Just opened: Tulum Treehouse, Tulum

Design Hotels has opened the ultimate jungle retreat just outside the heart of Tulum, Mexico.

This exclusive hotels features five rooms in a private house, offering guests an eco-friendly retreat.

The property is full-service with large common living areas and wrap-around terraces nestled in the lush greenery.

  • Opened: September 2017
  • Rooms start from: From USD$1,250 (AUD$1,557) for a three-bedroom.
  • Book: Complete a booking request at Tulum Treehouse


Opening soon: Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Singapore

AccorHotels prepares to open its 800th hotel in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore next month.

223 luxury rooms with elegant designs will be nestled among historic shops and skyscrapers. A botanic theme runs throughout the hotel with custom furniture and art.

Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a droid butler called Sophie the Robot.

The hotel boasts several on-site restaurants, a lawn to practise yoga, a gym and a 30-metre infinity pool.

  • Opening: 1 October 2017
  • Rooms start from: USD$232 (AUD$289), luxury room
  • Anything else I need to know? Guests are greeted by a 9-metre chandelier, Singapour Je T’aime, in the lobby. There is also a detailed art installation of 700 glass blown leaves.
  • Book: Sofitel Singapore City Centre


Opening soon: Sunway Velocity Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Sunway Hotels & Resorts opens a mid-range hotel next week as a part of the mixed-use development, Sunway Velocity Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is connected to a mall, dining, office towers, residences and two-acre park.

The hotel features 351 rooms and is the only hotel in the Cheras vicinity that is transit-oriented with direct connections to two transit stations.

A cafe, rooftop swimming pool, boardroom and a fitness centre are on-site.

  • Opening: 20 September 2017
  • Rooms start from: MYR198 (AUD$60), superior king
  • Book: Sunway Velocity Hotel

Canberra set to get a new luxury hotel

As the demand for luxury hotels in the nation’s capital grows from international visitors new plans are being put in place. The Abode group plans to open several hotels to meet the international level of luxury experiences desired. The first is planned to begin construction in 2019 and open its doors to guests in 2020.

Sofitel Wellington gears up to re-open its door this October

After a temporary closure, Sofitel Wellington will be reopening its highly anticipated doors. Along with the re-open the hotel plans to welcome visitors, both local and international, with events that include live music, stimulating talks and culinary experiences.

Myanmar welcomes its first 5-star luxury hotel

Pan Pacific has announced that the brand's debut property in Myanmar will open this November. Called the Pan Pacific Yangon it will be the first international 5-star hotel in the country and will treat guests to panoramic river views. There will also be extensive facilities for both leisure and business travellers.

Feature image: Radisson Red Cape Town

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