Where to Stay: new hotels from Fairmont, Regent, Hilton and more

Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon

Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon

Location: Singapore’s Little India district
Grade: Midscale
Keys: 328
Facilities: Restaurant, 24-hour “grab and go” F&B outlet, fitness centre, outdoor pool, business centre
Meeting space: One boardroom
They say: “The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon furthers our mission to be the most hospitable company in the world, especially as we continue to tap the burgeoning potential of the mid-market sector in this region”
We say: This is the first Hilton Garden Inn in Singapore, providing a convenient and affordable new option for business travellers to the city
Opening: Already open

Park Hotel Farrer Park
Park Hotel Farrer Park

Park Hotel Farrer Park

Location: Above Farrer Park MRT station in Singapore
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 300
Facilities: Three F&B outlets including the Burger Company, plus a club lounge, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “The hotel promises to add further lustre to this buzzing city neighbourhood with a unique selection of rooms and dining options”
We say: The duplex rooms are an interesting touch, while the Burger Company and Coffee Belt outlets should be popular with both in-house guests and local residents
Opening: Already open

Hilton Garden Inn Shangri-La
Hilton Garden Inn Shangri-La

Hilton Garden Inn Shangri-La

Location: In the Shangri-La region of China’s Yunnan province, 7km from Diqing Shangri-La Airport
Grade: Midscale
Keys: 233
Facilities: A restaurant including a noodle bar, 24 “grab and go” F&B outlet, lobby lounge, business centre
Meeting space: 187m² of meeting space
They say: “Explore the Tibetan-style architecture of our Shangri-La hotel and enjoy picturesque views and modern amenities in a convenient location”
We say: A new affordable international accommodation option for travellers to this scenic region, which has strong Tibetan cultural influences
Opening: Already open

Regent Phu Quoc
Regent Phu Quoc

Regent Phu Quoc

Location: Part of luxury marina development on Vietnam’s southern island
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 400, including pool villas
Facilities: Spa, swimming pool, fitness centre, plus “Michelin-starred dining options”
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “[We] look forward to repeating the success of the Regent mixed-use hotel residential concept to the island and forming the very heart of the Pho Quoc Marina”
We say: Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s answer to Hawaii or Bali, and this new luxury resort and marina development will be another major piece in its tourism jigsaw
Opening: 2019

Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay
Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay

Fairmont Saint Lucia at Sunset Bay

Location: In a beachfront location on the southwest coast of Saint Lucia, in the Caribbean
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 120 rooms plus 40 residential villas
Facilities: Four restaurants and bars, spa, three pools, private marina
Meeting space: Approx. 930m² of indoor and outdoor function space
They say: “We are confident that we have assembled an extremely professional and motivated team that will create a remarkable luxury resort that is unique for the island”
We say: Impressive seafront setting and Fairmont’s usual high standards should attract well-heeled travellers from key source markets of US and UK, and further afield
Opening: 2019

Mantra Epping Hotel
Mantra Epping Hotel

Mantra Epping Hotel, Melbourne

Location: At the Northpoint Enterprise Park in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, 18km from the CBD
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 214 rooms and apartments
Facilities: Restaurant, brewhouse, fitness centre
Meeting space: Available but unspecified
They say: “Mantra Epping Hotel is surrounded by an array of retail shops, showrooms, business and industrial premises… which will all provide important business opportunities for the property”
We say: Australia’s largest domestic hotel group continues to expand its portfolio, taking advantage of strong local business in Melbourne
Opening: 2019

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