Where to Stay: New hotels in Vancouver, the Maldives, Budapest and Kota Kinabalu

Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver

Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver

Location: In a new twisted tower on West Georgia Street, in Vancouver’s CBD
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 147 suites
Facilities: Chinese fine-dining restaurant, champagne lounge, Ivanka Trump spa, pool with Drai’s poolside lounge, 24-hour in-room dining
Meeting space: More than 11,000m² of function space divided into a variety of usable spaces
They say: “[The hotel] introduces an unprecedented level of refined residences… making this more than a place to live, but a place to live the life”
We say: Politics aside, this highly impressive property is set to become a new landmark in the city
Opening: Already open

Kandima Maldives

Kandima Maldives
Kandima Maldives

Location: Dhaalu Atoll in the southern Maldives
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 274 studios and villas
Facilities: Ten F&B outlets, spa, art studio, pool, kids’ club, water sports
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “Priced at four-star level, the resort is anything but ordinary and will definitely be a refreshing change to Maldives”
We say: With 24-hour room use and RFID bracelets for guests, this is a modern take on the traditional Maldivian all-inclusive concept
Opening: February 2017

W Budapest

Budapest's Andrassy Avenue
Budapest’s Andrassy Avenue

Location: In the renovated Drechsler Palace on Andrassy Avenue (pictured), central Budapest
Grade: Luxury
Keys: 162
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, “W Living Room” lobby area, spa, fitness centre, swimming pool
Meeting space: Three event spaces, including “Great Room” for larger celebrations
They say: “W Hotels’ bold and vibrant take on luxury continues to expand into some of the most exciting destinations”
We say: It will be interesting how the designers combine the modernity of the W brand with the classical grandeur of the Drechsler Palace, which is set in a UNESCO-listed area
Opening: 2020

Crowne Plaza Kota Kinabalu Waterfront

The new Crowne Plaza will open in 2021
The new Crowne Plaza will open in 2021

Location: Part of a new waterfront development in downtown Kota Kinabalu, 10 minutes from airport
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 367
Facilities: Rooftop bar and restaurant, outdoor pool, spa, 24-hour fitness centre
Meeting space: Eight meeting spaces, including a large 600-pax ballroom
They say: “Crowne Plaza Kota Kinabalu Waterfront is poised for success and will be a popular choice amongst both business and leisure travellers”
We say: Corporate-focused hotel to launch at a time when business in booming in KK
Opening: 2021

You might also like

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time
Close