Where to Stay: New hotels around the world, including the latest Nobu

Ibis Saigon Airport

ibis Saigon Airport

Location: Five minutes’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City’s airport, Tan Son Nhat International
Grade: Economy
Keys: 282, including 65 serviced apartments
Facilities: Restaurant, rooftop bar, gym, swimming pool, sauna
Meeting space: One meeting room and a ballroom
They say: “ibis Saigon Airport is well positioned, given its location and dynamic offerings, for the anticipated continued economic and tourism growth in Vietnam”
We say: Well positioned well to meet short-term demand, and rooftop bar should become popular. But in the long-term a new, larger airport is being developed elsewhere
Opening: Already open

Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru

Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru

Location: Centre of major city and IT development hub in southern India
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 167
Facilities: Four F&B outlets, including Indian restaurant and whiskey bar, executive lounge, business centre, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre
Meeting space: More than 1,250m² of function space, comprising six meeting rooms and two boardrooms
They say: “The opening of Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru is a testament of our footprint in the region and a reflection of the unique brand identity that we bring to the city”
We say: Key opening for Carlson Rezidor, as it brings its top hotel brand to one of India’s most important business hubs
Opening: Already open

Six Senses Kaplankaya

Six Senses Kaplankaya

Location: Part of a luxury development on Turkey’s Aegean coast, 50 minutes’ drive from Milas-Bodrum International Airport
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 141, plus 154 private residences
Facilities: Unspecified, but broader Kaplankaya development will include a 250-berth marina and yacht club, plus, dining, retail, sport and leisure facilities
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “The vision is to create a high-end, environmentally-sensitive destination that will create a positive economic and social impact while also preserving the natural surroundings and wealth of history in the local area”
We say: The Bodrum coastal area has long been a magnet for glitz and glamour, and Six Senses will attract luxury travellers who will flock to this new marina complex
Opening: May 2017

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay

Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay

Location: On the seafront at Talamanca Bay, 2km from Ibiza Town on the Spanish party island
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 152
Facilities: Two seafront pools, four restaurants (including a Nobu Japanese), spa, boutique, kids’ club
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “The owners… have set a vision to create Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay as a lifestyle beach resort in Ibiza”
We say: Great location for a stylish new seafront resort. With its A-list celebrity backers, the hotel will surely attract the stylish set who flock to Ibiza’s beach clubs and nightspots every summer
Opening: June 2017

Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir

Radisson Blu Residence Istanbul Batisehir

Location: Close to the Trans-European Motorway that connects downtown Istanbul to Ataturk International Airport
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 171 serviced apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units
Facilities: Restaurant, lounge, fitness centre, large spa with hammam
Meeting space: Five function rooms
They say: “The combination of high standard apartments, first class facilities and the prime location will be a great attraction to medium- and long-term stay guests”
We say: A hotel with one eye on the future; the new Batisehir development will eventually house more than 15,000 people
Opening: Already open

Madrid’s Gran Via

Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid

Location: In a building that dates back to the 1920s on the Gran Via, the famous street in central Madrid
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 159
Facilities: Restaurant and bar, rooftop terrace
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “Madrid’s cosmopolitan vibe makes it an ideal location for a Hyatt Centric hotel by placing guests in the heart of the action”
We say: Hyatt’s new upscale lifestyle brand continues to expand with first hotel in Spain. Rooftop terrace overlooking Gran Via likely to become popular with both visitors and locals
Opening: Q4 2017

Pullman Auckland Airport

Pullman Auckland Airport

Location: At Auckland International Airport, close to existing Novotel and ibis properties
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 250
Facilities: Unspecified
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “The success of the Novotel in attracting corporate, conference and leisure travellers has highlighted the potential for a five-star branded hotel at the airport”
We say: With economy and midscale hotels already operating at the airport, the introduction of a luxury Pullman will complete AccorHotels’ spectrum of brand offerings
Opening: 2019

Holiday Inn Sydney Central

Holiday Inn Sydney Central

Location: Part of a mixed-use development on Pitt Street, downtown Sydney
Grade: Midscale
Keys: 305
Facilities: Restaurant, terrace bar
Meeting space: 120-seat function room
They say: “The flagship hotel is the largest midscale property in the Sydney CBD pipeline”
We say: Eye-catching new development with sloping green roof should prove popular among visitors wanting a central location without paying Sydney’s astronomical room rates
Opening: 2020

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