Where to Stay: New hotels in Bali, Hanoi, London and more

Sol House Bali Legian
Sol House Bali Legian

Sol House Bali Legian

Location: Walking distance Bali’s Legian Beach
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 136
Facilities: Restaurant, rooftop area with large jacuzzi and DJ booth, 12 party rooms, swimming pool with pool bar, gym, stage for live performances
Meeting space: Boardrooms, function room for up to 200 people, outdoor space
They say: “Sol House Bali Legian, with its modern design, lively atmosphere and beach club vibe, is the perfect choice for modern travellers looking for an unforgettable and exciting vacation”
We say: Melia continues Indonesian expansion with launch of its lifestyle brand in Bali. Reasonable price point should ensure that hotel is popular with its target millennial market
Opening: Already open

Taj Swarna
Taj Swarna

Taj Swarna

Location: Centre of Indian Punjabi city of Amritsar, less than 12km from airport
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 157
Facilities: International and Chinese restaurants, whiskey and cigar lounge, fitness centre, spa, business centre
Meeting space: Two function spaces, including an indoor banqueting space and smaller conference room
They say: “Taj Swarna… embodies Tajness, the newly-unveiled ethos from Taj that aims to ensure unrivalled experiences and service for guests”
We say: First new opening since Taj announced a major brand repositioning, this property will include several new brand concepts, such as the removal of check-in desks
Opening: Already open

Moxy London Excel
Moxy London Excel

Moxy London Excel

Location: London Docklands, 10 minutes from London City Airport and ExCel conference centre
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 164
Facilities: Breakfast area, bar, 24-hour snack bar, fitness centre
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “In a city that is known for bright lights and constant activity, Moxy London Excel has arrived to add guts to this high powered community”
We say: Marriott brings lifestyle hotel brand to the UK capital. Should be popular option with delegates at ExCeL events, but not an ideal setting for leisure travellers seeking a city centre break

Absolute Hotel Services' CEO, Jonathan Wigley, signs the new Eastin hotel
Absolute Hotel Services’ CEO, Jonathan Wigley, signs the new Eastin hotel

Eastin Hotel & Residences Hanoi

Location: Part of a planned mixed-use development in centre of Vietnam’s capital city
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 144, plus 66 serviced apartments
Facilities: Restaurant, lobby lounge, gym, swimming pool
Meeting space: 1,150m² of function space
They say: ” [Eastin Hotel & Residences Hanoi] truly offers Eastin’s brand promise of ‘Value For All Occasions'”
We say: Absolute Hotel Services continues to focus development efforts in Vietnam, following recent signing of the U Riverside Hoi An. Other Eastin hotels are being developed in Danang and Phu Quoc
Opening: 2019

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