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New hotels: Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, K5 and more

New hotels: Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, K5 and more

Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand

Carlton Hotel Group has opened its first property in Thailand’s capital city. Rising 34 storeys above downtown, the 338-key Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit features suites ranging from 37 to 129m2. All rooms feature motion sensor-controlled lighting, and in-room IPTV technology providing information, entertainment and hospitality services via a single digital source.

FB outlets include the famed Wah Lok restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine, an all-day-dining restaurant, an espresso bar, a pastry kitchen, a rooftop bar, and a poolside juice bar. Other amenities include a 30m outdoor pool with waterfall feature, a pool bar, exercise studio with 24-hour access, luxury spa, and a kids’ zone.

For events and meetings, guests can avail themselves of two floors of 10 function rooms, including The Grand Carlton Ballroom with capacity for up to 600 guests, totalling 1,200m2 of highly configurable spaces.

K5, Japan

Neatly stacked within a four-storey 1920s structure, K5 is marketed as “a micro-complex” featuring a collective of 20 rooms, restaurants, bars and social spaces. K5 is conveniently situated between the commercial district of Marunouchi and Eastern Tokyo, and just a 10-minute walk from Tokyo Station. FB venues include B, Brooklyn Brewery’s first tap room outside of New York, serving tacos and craft beer; Ao, a celebration of mixology and Chinese medicine; Caveman, a spin-off of Tokyo restaurant Kabi; Switch Coffee, offering a specialty coffee selection; and an in-house flower shop.

Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, Vietnam

Situated along the Bai Dai Beach in the central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa, Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh features 500 rooms, individual pool villas and apartments that overlook a 17km-long white sand coast.

Guests can choose from 250 contemporary rooms offering sea views from expansive private balconies; the 118 one- to three-bedroom pool villas; or the 132 seaview studio apartments featuring a fully furnished kitchenette and a large living and dining area, which is ideal for long-term stays.

Amenities include five FB venues, a spa and a foot reflexology centre with an attached wellness bistro serving spa cuisine; two separate kids’ areas, one for teenagers featuring a climbing wall and video games, and the other for younger guests. As well, the resort boasts six multi-function rooms with outdoor spaces. The grand ballroom provides a capacity of up to 800 persons, and leads out onto a 850m2 outdoor lawn area.

For a destination within a destination, the Swiss Village at Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh is home to a beer house, an indoor and outdoor fitness centre with tennis and multi-purpose sports field, games room, a minimart and retail shops. For some outdoor fun, Cam Ranh Adventure Rope Park features a 45 obstacle course rope climbing challenge, as well as a kids’ pool complete with waterslide.

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane, Laos

SureStay Hotel Group has opened its first hotel in Laos. Located in the heart of the Lao capital, and a 15-minute drive from Wattay International Airport, SureStay Hotel by Best Western Vientiane offers 68 rooms and suites, a restaurant, a spa and fitness centre, plus services for corporate travellers, including computer stations in the lobby. Guests can knock back cool drinks while enjoying views of the mighty Mekong at the Tipsy Elephant Rooftop Bar, which doubles up as a venue for intimate events.

Aloft Bali Seminyak, Indonesia

Marriott International’s Aloft Hotels makes its debut in Bali with the opening of Aloft Bali Seminyak. Located in the heart of Seminyak, the hotel houses interactive social spaces and brings a vibrant new social scene to Bali.

The hotel is home to 80 guestrooms, and eight rooms with direct access to a lap pool with views of a tropical hanging garden. The Kahuna, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, features a fusion of eclectic fare; while Re:FUELSM by Aloft serves up Aloft’s signature 24/7 grab-and-go options including light meals, snacks, healthy bites, and beverages.

The brand’s signature Re:mixSM Lounge provides locals and guests alike a space to hang out and socialise, while the WYXZ bar offers signature cocktails and light bites for guests to enjoy over live music as part of the brand’s Live at Aloft programme which offers emerging local artists a platform to showcase their music talent.

Other amenities include a 24/7 fitness centre; Splash, a rooftop infinity pool, which features live music and DJ’s spinning until late; and two multi-functional meeting spaces equipped with Wi-Fi, which can also be turned into an intimate event venue, accommodating up to 66 people.