Where to Stay: New hotels in Singapore, the Maldives, Greek Islands and more…

Hotel G Singapore (pictured above)

Location: Close to Singapore’s main shopping street, Orchard Road, and few minutes away from Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 308
Facilities: Two restaurants, wine bar, 24-hour gym, free smartphone in every room
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “We hope… [to] appeal to today’s travellers who are sensitive to design, culture and entertainment and looking for an alternative atmosphere”
We say: The trendy Hotel G concept should be a good fit in Singapore, and the two restaurants will hope to become popular with local diners as well as hotel guests
Opening: Already open

Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort

Hurawalhi Island Resort

Location: In the Maldives’ Lhaviyani Atoll, a 40-minute seaplane flight from Male
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 90 beach and over-water villas
Facilities: Multiple F&B outlets, including an underwater restaurant, marine biology centre, spa, fitness centre, tennis, badminton and beach volleyball, diving and snorkelling, water sports
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “This unique five-star resort… offers guests a truly memorable experience seamlessly integrated into the most spectacular setting ”
We say: The adults-only nature of the resort, along with its spectacular underwater restaurant, are likely to set it apart from the many other luxury resorts in the Maldives
Opening: Already open

ibis Styles Bogor Raya
ibis Styles Bogor Raya

ibis Styles Bogor Raya

Location: Within walking distance of the Bogor Raya Golf Course, 50 minutes’ drive from Jakarta
Grade: Economy
Keys: 205
Facilities: Restaurant, swimming pool with pool bar, fitness centre, kids’ club, golf course nearby
Meeting space: Six meeting rooms able to accommodate up to 300 people
They say: “Delivering comfort in simplicity, each ibis Styles hotel concept has its own distinct personality that is reflective of the unique and colourful design”
We say: With all room rates including breakfast and Wi-Fi, the hotel should be popular with local leisure and corporate travellers on a budget
Opening: Already open

Myconian Kyma
Myconian Kyma

Myconian Kyma

Location: On a hill overlooking Mykonos Town, in Greece’s Cyclades islands
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 81, including 29 suites
Facilities: Restaurant, spa, beauty salon, several pools, pool bar, spa
Meeting space: “Events upon request”
They say: “Myconian Kyma is a world of sublime experiences, lush gardens, panoramic views, private terraces, and an art-filled environment”
We say: With its classical whitewashed design and views of the Aegean Sea, this Design Hotels member captures the romance of the Greek islands
Opening: May 2017

Radisson Red Krakow
Radisson Red Krakow

Radisson Red Krakow

Location: In the Polish city’s tallest building, within walking distance of the train station
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 230
Facilities: Restaurant and bar, 24-hour fitness centre
Meeting space: Available but as-yet unspecified
They say: “Red boasts a forward-thinking focus on design and detail, the guest, personal interaction, individual choice and recognition of the increasingly important role [of] technology”
We say: Radisson Red’s focus on technology and guest convenience should make it a popular choice
Opening: 2019

FV by Peppers
FV by Peppers

FV by Peppers

Location: Triple tower development in the Fortitude Valley area of Brisbane
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 970 apartments
Facilities: Multiple F&B outlets, numerous pools, spas, fitness centre, private cinema, and a “hotel-style rooftop amenity”
Meeting space: Conference and business facilities available
They say: “This acquisition is in line with Mantra Group’s strategy to selectively grow its permanent rental business in favourable locations”
We say: Major development will mark the arrival of the Peppers brand in Brisbane, as well as the launch of Mantra Group’s largest Australian property
Opening: 2019

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