Where to Stay: New hotels in Hong Kong, India, Vietnam and more…

Silka Tsuen Wan

A suite at Silka Tsuen Wan
A suite at Silka Tsuen Wan

Location: Tsuen Wan district of Hong Kong, on the way to Disneyland and airport
Grade: Midscale
Keys: 419
Facilities: Gym, restaurant, coffee shop, smartphones in each room, free shuttle bus to downtown
Meeting space: Meeting room for up to 48 people
They say: “Silka Tsuen Wan offers the ideal accommodation at attractive rates complemented by fuss-free hotel facilities”
We say: Good selection of guest services for the price point, especially smartphones and shuttle services
Opening: Already open

Radisson Blu Hotel Faridabad

Radisson Blu Hotel Faridabad
Radisson Blu Hotel Faridabad

Location: North Indian state of Haryana, near Delhi
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 124
Facilities: Four F&B outlets, fitness centre, swimming pool, kids’ pool, spa
Meeting space: Extensive, including 1,000-pax ballroom
They say: “We are confident the hotel will have a strong appeal to business and leisure travellers and redefine expectations”
We say: Major new property in Faridabad, likely to become major draw for local corporate and wedding sector
Opening: Already open

The Ritz-Carlton Haikou

The Ritz-Carlton Haikou
The Ritz-Carlton Haikou

Location: Within Hainan’s Mission Hills Golf Club, which features 10 18-hole golf courses
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 175 rooms and 16 suites
Facilities: Two restaurants, spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, kids’ club, children’s pool and putting area
Meeting space: 3,500m² of function space, including three ballrooms and eight meeting rooms
They say: “We have created one of the most immersive golf and leisure travel experiences anywhere in the world”
We say: Resort will tap the vast and increasing demand for high-end Chinese golf and MICE breaks
Opening: Already open

ibis Kochi City Centre

ibis Kochi City Centre
ibis Kochi City Centre

Location: On main MG Road in Ernakulam, Kochi’s mainland CBD
Grade: Economy
Keys: 115
Facilities: Restaurant, lobby bar, fitness centre, “virtual concierge” with local information
Meeting space: Two meeting rooms for up to 70 guests
They say: “Offers a unique blend of modernity, comfort and affordability”
We say: Significant opening, becoming first branded budget hotel in Kochi and AccorHotels’ first property in the state of Kerala
Opening: Already open

Mövenpick Hotel Quang Binh

Mövenpick Hotel Quang Binh
Mövenpick Hotel Quang Binh

Location: Close to the beach in Dong Hoi, central Vietnam, overlooking Song Nhat Le River
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 219
Facilities: Four F&B outlets, spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, private beach access
Meeting space: Three meeting rooms and a ballroom
They say: “Quang Binh province is uniquely poised to draw increased international interest and tourism with savvy travellers looking forward to discovering the region’s unspoiled beaches”
We say: High quality hotel in a good location, but it remains to be seen whether Dong Hoi becomes a destination popular with international travellers
Opening: TBC

Anantara Zanzibar Resort

The resort will be Anantara's first in Tanzania
The resort will be Anantara’s first in Tanzania

Location: Within new coastal development on island’s northeast coast, alongside Ernie Els-designed golf course
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 100 rooms plus 50 one- and two-bedroom pool villas
Facilities: Spa, pool, gym, kids’ and teens’ clubs, restaurants and bars
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “The resort’s discerning guests will benefit greatly from the project’s integrated lifestyle facilities”
We say: Significant project forms part of Minor Hotels’ multi-brand expansion in Africa
Opening: 2020

Hyatt Centric Fort Lauderdale

The new-build Hyatt Centric will open in 2020
The new-build Hyatt Centric will open in 2020

Location: Occupying first 15 floors of a brand new 46-storey tower – the tallest building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 238, plus 121 luxury residences
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, eighth floor pool overlooking city
Meeting space: 560m² of function space
They say: “The hotel design, location, services and amenities will cater to the urban traveller”
We say: New-build hotel offers Hyatt a blank canvas on which to develop its latest lifestyle concept. The results should be impressive
Opening: 2020

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