Where to Stay: New hotels in Myanmar, Nigeria, Thailand and more

Best Western Thousand Island Hotel

Best Western Thousand Island Hotel
Best Western Thousand Island Hotel

Location: On the waterfront in Nyaung Shwe, the gateway city to Myanmar’s Lake Inle
Grade: Midscale
Keys: 48
Facilities: Riverfront cafe, rooftop bar, hot tub, billiard room
Meeting space: None
They say: “With its prime riverfront setting and range of excellent amenities, Best Western Thousand Island Hotel is sure to become a popular choice for all types of visitor”
We say: Lake Inle is benefiting from  Myanmar’s tourism boom, and the Best Western will offer consistent accommodation standards to international visitors
Opening: Already open

Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel

Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel
Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel

Location: In the Ikeja area of Nigeria’s largest city, 5km from the international airport
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 155
Facilities: Main restaurant, steakhouse, 24-hour bar, coffee shop, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre
Meeting space: Eight meeting rooms
They say: “Renaissance Hotels’ contemporary and locally inspired style and focus on business and leisure travellers alike makes it an ideal addition to this major financial and commercial hub”
We say: Arguably Marriott’s most exciting brand, Renaissance should be popular with younger business travellers
Opening: Already open

U Nimman Chiang Mai

U Nimman Chiang Mai
U Nimman Chiang Mai

Location: In the trendy Nimmanhaemin Road area of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 147
Facilities: Restaurant with terrace bar, library, spa, rooftop pool, gym
Meeting space: 1,000m² of function space for up to 600 people
They say: “The hotel fuses the best of the region’s Lanna past with a colonial charm and… top-notch facilities”
We say: The U Hotel brand, with its guest-friendly facilities such as 24-hour room rental and breakfast served “anytime, anywhere”, is a good fit for this fashionable area of Chiang Mai
Opening: March 2017

Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk

Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk
Canopy by Hilton San Antonio River Walk

Location: Along the river in downtown San Antonio, Texas
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 195
Facilities: Restaurant with outdoor terrace
Meeting space: Approximately 300m² of meeting space
They say: “This will be an architectural wonder and a real destination unto itself”
We say: Integrating the Civil War-era Alamo Fish Market building into its design, the new hotel should capture the spirit of the destination
Opening: 2018

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