New Hotels: Hong Kong, NYC, Bengaluru

Taylor Lorenz 22 January 2018 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: The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel.

Wharf Hotels opened the latest luxury hotel in Hong Kong last week as the new flagship property for the brand.

The Murray is one of eight historic landmarks under the Conserving Central initiative and is a landmark building in the central of Hong Kong which holds 50 years of history. Its 336 rooms are sophisticatedly designed with natural fabrics and leathers.

Amenities include a swimming pool and a vitality pool, a wellness centre, a gym, plus four restaurants and a lounge.

  • Opened: 15 January 2018
  • Rooms start from: HKD$4,500 (AUD$720), N1 deluxe
  • Book: The Murray


Just opened: Embassy Suites by Hilton New York Midtown Manhattan, NYC

The Embassy Suites by Hilton opened in New York City last week with a prime, central location between 5th and 6th Avenue on 37th Street – only a short walk to Times Square.

The hotel features stunning views of Manhattan from its 39 storeys, as most of the surrounding buildings only sit about 20 storeys up. Each room is a studio suite and significantly larger than the average hotel room.

A restaurant is on-site as well as a lounge and the Skylawn Bar and Social Space. Other amenities include a cooked to order breakfast and complimentary drinks at evening receptions.


Just opened: Conrad Bengaluru, Bengaluru

Conrad Hotels & Resorts expanded its portfolio in India, with last week’s opening of the 24-storey Conrad Bengaluru, in the centre of the city’s CBD.

The 285 luxurious guest rooms include 21 suites and were designed to incorporate plenty of natural light. The rooms feature a contemporary design, floor to ceiling windows to showcase panoramic views and intuitive motion sensing technology to control temperature and lights.

Amenities include five dining and bar experiences, a spa and salon, a 24-hour fitness centre, an outdoor infinity pool, a kids’ pool and event spaces.

  • Opened: 16 January 2018
  • Rooms start from: RUPEE14,000 (AUD$275), king deluxe room
  • Book: Conrad Bengaluru


Just opened: Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Ikeja, Nigeria

Last week, Radisson Blu has opened a second hotel in the city of Lagos and its third hotel in Nigeria.

The 155-room hotel is located close to the airport and tourist attractions in the city. The rooms offer a mix of contemporary standard rooms, business class and trendy one-, two- and three-bedroom loft suites.

The all-day dining restaurant serves both local and international cuisine. Drinks can be found at the lobby cafe, the bar, the business class lounge or the pool terrace.

  • Opened: 16 January 2018
  • Rooms start from: USD$189 (AUD$236), guest room
  • Book: Radisson Blu Hotel


Opening soon: Six Senses Duxton, Singapore

Six Senses Hotels Resorts and Spas will open its first property in Singapore in April, the Six Senses Duxton. A second property will open later this year in July, the Six Senses Maxwell.

Both properties are restored heritage buildings that are apart of the city’s conservation project. The design features elements inspired by Chinese, Malay and European architecture.

Six Senses Duxton will be comprised of 49 rooms with the main colour being gold in the rooms. The gold theme flows into the on-site restaurant as well and into the antique library themed bar where house cocktails will be served.

  • Opening: April 2018
  • Rooms start from: TBA, visit Six Senses for up to date information
  • Book: Visit Six Senses to know when the hotel begins bookings


Opening soon: Moxy Munich Messe, Munich

Known for their affordability and modern design, Moxy Hotels have been popping up all over Europe. The latest will open this February in Munich.

The new hotel offers high-end living and a boutique style for an affordable price with DIY facilities such as free use of computers, boardrooms and a bar.

An on-site breakfast and day bar for food is available plus a 24/7 grab-and-go. A fitness centre is also on-site and the hotel is easily accessible from the Munich International Airport and other attractions in the city such as Munich Messe international fairgrounds where Oktoberfest is held.

  • Opening: 1 February 2018
  • Rooms start from: EUR58 (AUD$89), Moxy Sleeper, 1 queen, city view
  • Book: Moxy Munich Messe

Arctic Bath and Spa Hotel to open early 2018

A new hotel built by Off the Travel Map and the experts who created the famous Treehotel in Sweden are teaming up for a new project that will open early this year. The Arctic Bath and Spa Hotel is a floating hotel in Harads, Sweden that will freeze into the ice of the Lule River in the winter. The hotel features six rooms and both the hotel itself and the spa have views of the Northern lights.

Club Med debuts newest resort in Japan

Club Med Tomamu opened in the Hokkaidō region of Japan last week. The resort is one of 70 resorts from Club Med as the brand promised to open one new snow resort every year. Club Med Tomamu is a ski-in, ski-out resort and is all-inclusive with accommodation, all-day dining, ski passes, an open bar, lessons, entertainment and transfers all included. 29 runs are accessible from the property for all ski levels.

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