Where to Stay: New hotels in London, Jakarta, LA and more…

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square (pictured above)

Location: In the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority, in the city’s business district near Tower Bridge
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 100
Facilities: Two restaurants, including outlet overseen by three Michelin-starred chef, bar, spa with indoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre
Meeting space: Ballroom, pre-function hall, three smaller meeting rooms
They say: “In a building that [has] hosted the United Nations and even starred in a James Bond film, one of London’s landmarks is now home to the new Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square”
We say: Historic building in London’s fast-moving financial district, this new luxury hotel shows the classical side of the city, compared to the modern buildings that rise all around
Opening: Already open

Fraser Suites Kuningan
Fraser Suites Kuningan

Fraser Suites Kuningan

Location: Part of the Ciputra World 2 development in Jakarta’s Golden Triangle
Grade: Upscale serviced residence
Keys: 210, including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments
Facilities: Swimming pool, spa facilities, tennis court, library, bar, lounge
Meeting space: “State-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities”
They say: “The opening of Fraser Suites Kuningan reinforces the group’s commitment to and confidence in Indonesia’s long-term growth potential”
We say: A key market for Singapore-based Frasers, Indonesia is likely to see a series of new upscale serviced residences driven by rising intra-regional business travel
Opening: 2017

Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles

Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles
Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles

Location: A restoration of the historic Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 394 rooms, 63 residences
Facilities: The former Hyatt hotel had extensive facilities, which will now be completely revamped supplemented with a retail and restaurant precinct
Meeting space: As-yet-unspecified but likely to be extensive
They say: “Fairmont Century Plaza is an important project, not just for the city and region, but for our globally-recognised brand as well”
We say: European giant AccorHotels secures a new North American landmark as the battle for global domination continues
Opening: 2018

Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech

Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech
Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech

Location: In 11 hectares of palm groves outside the Moroccan city, overlooking the Atlas Mountains
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 318
Facilities: Two restaurants, outdoor pool, spa, multiple activities such as tennis, golf and live shows
Meeting space: Eight meeting rooms for up to 600 people
They say: “The opening of this hotel is further proof of the chain’s commitment to its expansion strategy… offering first class products in major tourist destinations”
We say: Renovated four-star property to offer affordable family escapes to appealing North African destination
Opening: Already open

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