Where to Stay: new hotels in China, Japan, Australia and the US

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Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay

Location: Located on the beachfront at Golden Bay, east of downtown Shenzhen
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 317
Facilities: Four restaurants, lounge, 24-hour fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kids’ club, spa
Meeting space: More than 3,000m² of function space including a 1,000m² ballroom
They say: “We want our guests to experience forward-thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature”
We say: Beachfront setting and extensive MICE space should make this a popular hotel for large events
Opening: Already open

Yotel Boston
Yotel Boston

Yotel Boston

Location: In the Seaport district of Boston, Massachusetts
Grade: Capsule hotel
Keys: 326 cabin-style rooms
Facilities: Rooftop bar and terrace, sky lounge, gym, plus several high-tech services such as keyless entry
Meeting space: Meeting room available
They say: “Yotel Boston’s cabins are created with the guest experience in mind – giving them everything they need and nothing they don’t”
We say: Younger travellers will appreciate the relatively low room rates, high-tech amenities and rooftop bar
Opening: Already open

Hilton Xi'an High-tech Zone
Hilton Xi’an High-Tech Zone

Hilton Xi’an High-Tech Zone

Location: In the High-Tech Zone – a modern business district in China’s ancient capital
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 318
Facilities: Three F&B outlets, an executive lounge, heated indoor swimming pool, spa, 24-hour fitness centre
Meeting space: Eight function rooms including a 304m² ballroom
They say: “With the opening of our second Hilton hotel in Xi’an, we are delivering unparalleled hospitality to both leisure and business travellers”
We say: Another high-end international hotel for Xi’an which should prove popular with the domestic business and MICE sectors
Opening: Already open

Wyndham Perth
Wyndham LUX Perth

Wyndham LUX Perth

Location: On the corner of the Great Eastern Highway and Fitzroy Road in Perth
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 120
Facilities: Swimming pool, gym, restaurant, rooftop bar with views of the Swan River
Meeting space: Available but unspecified
They say: “We’re strategically expanding our flagship Wyndham brand in capital cities like Perth where there is a low supply – but increasing demand – for upscale accommodations”
We say: Perth’s hotel sector gets another major hotel brand as Wyndham capitalises on strong demand for rooms in the Western Australian capital
Opening: Late 2018

Shangri-La Hotel Yiwu
Shangri-La Hotel Yiwu

Shangri-La Hotel Yiwu

Location: In the 52-storey Yiwu World Trade Centre, the tallest building in eastern China’s Zhejiang province
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 362
Facilities: Three restaurants, lounge, spa, fitness centre, indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms
Meeting space: More than 3,880m² of event space including 11 meeting rooms and a 2,000m², 12-metre-high grand ballroom
They say: “Shangri-La Hotel Yiwu’s exquisite palette of… colours are a complementing canvas for the intricate Dongyang wood carved screens in the hotel’s public areas that connect guests to the culture and history of Zhejiang province”
We say: Shangri-La continues to expand in China’s second and third tier cities. This new hotel will be a major destination for high-end travellers and events in Yiwu
Opening: Already open

Beppu features natural hot springs
Beppu features natural hot springs

ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa

Location: In the hot spring city of Beppu, Oita prefecture, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 89, all with private onsens
Facilities: Onsen baths, spa, pool, fitness centre, restaurants and bars, club lounge
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “As InterContinental’s first onsen resort, ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa will be a globally unique luxury resort”
We say: Extensive onsen facilities are likely to make this a popular with the high-end Japanese market
Opening: 2019

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