Where to Stay: new hotels in Vietnam, China and Australia

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

Fusion Resort Phu Quoc

Location: Cua Can Bay in the north of southern Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 97 pool villas with up to five bedrooms
Facilities: Several F&B options including a tapas bar and seafood restaurant, plus extensive spa facilities, fitness centre and activities
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “It’s extremely exciting to bring the concept of a wellness resort to Phu Quoc. We believe that vacations are the perfect opportunity to get fit, get healthy, and create some positive habits in your day-to-day routine”
We say: The resort’s luxury villas and spa-inclusive rates are likely to attract well-heeled wellness seekers
Opening: Already open

The hotel will be set on the shores of Wanfo Lake
The hotel will be set on the shores of Wanfo Lake

Dusit Thani Hot Springs Resort Wanfo Lake

Location: On the shores of Wanfo Lake, near Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 150 rooms and villas
Facilities: International and Chinese restaurants, including private dining rooms, plus a gym, indoor swimming pool, kids’ club and spa
Meeting space: Conference facilities available
They say: “With its luxury wellness concept, we believe that Dusit Thani Hot Springs Resort Wanfo Lake will set a benchmark in guest experience in the local hospitality industry”
We say: Lakeside setting and wellness facilities will be key selling points. The hotel could also become an interesting new option for domestic events and incentives
Opening: 2019

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Danang
Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Danang

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Danang

Location: On the banks of the Han River in central Danang
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 150 hotel rooms and 354 residences
Facilities: Restaurants, lobby lounge, rooftop bar, outdoor pool, fitness centre, spa and kids’ club
Meeting space: Ballroom and meeting rooms available
They say: “The property is specifically being designed to serve Vietnam’s rapidly developing tourism and business and MICE sector while also meeting emerging demand for extended and long-term stays”
We say: Tourism arrivals to Danang and Vietnam’s Central Coast are booming, and this new project is well-placed to cater to several different traveller segments
Opening: 2019

Mandarin Oriental Melbourne
Mandarin Oriental Melbourne

Mandarin Oriental Melbourne

Location: In a new 185-metre-high tower Collins Street, central Melbourne
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 196 rooms & suite plus 148 residences
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, roof terrace, club lounge, spa, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “The building’s innovative and distinctive design, created by the late award-winning architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, will become a landmark in the city”
We say: The plans for Mandarin Oriental’s Australian debut follow the recent announcement of the new Shangri-La Melbourne, bringing two of Asia’s most prestigious hotel brands to the city
Opening: 2023

 

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