On this week’s round-up of hot hotel openings, we’re taking a look at Rosewood’s sky-high property in Guangzhou, a luxury lodge in the Arctic Circle and more.
Dubbed as a “mansion in the sky”, the second urban outpost for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in mainland China opens as the tallest 5-star hotel in the world.
Located on the top 39 floors of the 108-story CTF Finance Centre (the 7th tallest building in the world), the property has become a fitting symbol of the Greater Bay Area’s emergence as a global economic powerhouse. Soaring to 530-meters at its highest point, Rosewood Guangzhou also earns the singular status as the world’s tallest 5-star hotel.
“We are thrilled to open Rosewood Guangzhou during this ambitious ascent”
“As one of the fastest-growing cities in mainland China, Guangzhou has been – and will continue to be – a major contributor to economic growth. The city is well on its way to becoming a global megacity with increasing international influence, as the country’s vision for the Greater Bay Area comes to fruition, and we are thrilled to open Rosewood Guangzhou during this ambitious ascent,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer, Rosewood Hotel Group.
“Rosewood Guangzhou is our second urban outpost for the Rosewood brand in mainland China and we look forward to the property offering a differentiated vision for a modern urban lifestyle in the country.”
Octola Private Wilderness
Recently completed, Octola Private Wilderness is a luxury cabin within the Finnish Arctic Circle.
Created by Janne Honkanen, CEO of arctic region travel operator, Luxury Action, the 10-suite log cabin is built inside 300+ hectares of private wilderness with no light pollution. Whether guests book the entire cabin of 10 suites or take a wing of six or four suites, the rates are all-inclusive and allow them to be taken care of by a team of discreet local staff trained to meet every need, including a private butler and a wilderness guide.
Hilton has announced the opening of Conrad Shenyang, a 315-room hotel located in the heart of the historic city that was home to the birth of the Qing Dynasty.
Situated at the top of Shenyang’s tallest building, the iconic Forum 66, the property is located in the central business district and offers the city’s largest guest rooms. Conrad Shenyang is also conveniently located near administrative bureaus, high-end retail shops and entertainment venues.
InterContinental Okinawa Chura SUN Resort
InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) has signed the hotel management contract for InterContinental Okinawa Chura SUN Resort, set to open in 2023. Okinawa has been attracting domestic and overseas travellers with its blue ocean and rich nature as well as its history and local culture, welcoming 10 million visitors last year and hitting the highest record ever.
The new-build InterContinental resort will be located in Chura SUN Beach, an area boasting the closest white sandy beach to the airport. The neighbourhood is raising attention as there is also a new development project for shopping, restaurant and entertainment complex in the area.
Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point in the Cape Cod town of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The second US property to open as part of the company’s new boutique hotel concept, Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point captures the essence of Cape Cod’s ocean-side lifestyle.
Located in West Yarmouth, in the heart of Cape Cod, Aiden by Best Western @ Cape Point is a place for travellers and locals alike to relax and recharge after a day of exploring New England’s old-school charm. Guests will find beaches, restaurants, shopping centres, and outdoor attractions nearby, including Bass Hole Boardwalk at Grey’s Beach, Whydah Pirate Museum and Seagull Beach.
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