Where to Stay: New hotels in Bali, Texas, Phu Quoc and an Italian island

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Location: Next to Samasta Village shopping complex, a few minutes’ walk from the beach at Jimbaran Bay
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 297
Facilities: Free-form swimming pool with artificial beach, lap pool, kids’ clubs, 24-hour gym, spa, restaurant, cafe, rooftop bar
Meeting space: Three meeting rooms and a ballroom
They say: “Central to the attractions of the new resort are its extensive family and culinary facilities and activities”
We say: Impressive Indonesian debut for Swiss hotel group. Family facilities and position next to Samasta Village will prove strong selling points
Opening: Already open. Additional facilities to be added in March and April

Aloft Austin Northwest

Jakarta's latest Aloft will open in Q1 2020
Aloft Austin Northwest is now open

Location: Northern suburbs of Texan capital, close to the Lakeline mall and metro station
Grade: Midscale
Keys: 130 with keyless technology
Facilities: Indoor pool, fitness centre, “grab & go” F&B area, and bar for live local music
Meeting space: Almost 100m²
They say: “This vibrant new hotel will soon emerge as a popular choice among travellers due to its distinctive sense of style”
We say: Another smart place to stay in one of America’s trendiest cities
Opening: Already open

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Location: Khem Beach, in far south of up-and-coming Vietnamese island
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 243
Facilities: Four F&B outlets, outdoor pool, fitness centre, bike rental, water sports, kids’ club
Meeting space: Six meeting spaces covering more than 1,100m²
They say: “Travel back to the bygone era of the early 20th Century with Bill Bensley’s whimsical design”
We say: Quirky beach resort features won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but provides a charming break from usual chain hotels
Opening: January 2017

Therasia Resort Sea & Spa

Therasia Resort Sea & Spa
Therasia Resort Sea & Spa

Location: Seafront setting on the Italian island of Vulcano, near Sicily
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 97
Facilities: Two restaurants, bar, two infinity pools, and an extensive wellness centre
Meeting space: Meeting room for up to 160 guests
They say: “An exclusive hiding place of soft and Mediterranean lines blending in the gentle Aeolian atmosphere”
We say: Natural thermal waters make this an ideal setting for those seeking a remote spa break
Opening: April 2017

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