News & Trends: Best New Hotel Openings in 2016
The world moves fast. Every day brings a new beginning, a new challenge and new excitement, and the hospitality industry is no exception. In this story, we introduce you to some of the best hotels that opened last year, ready to welcome you and add comfort and excitement to your journey.
The Westin Jakarta
Set to be the Highest Hotel In Indonesia, the opening of The Westin Jakarta brings the brand’s inspiring Well-Being initiatives to the largest city in the country. The Westin Jakarta occupies floors 50 to 69 of the mixed- used Gama Tower. The hotel features 272 inspiring guest rooms with uninterrupted views of the city. Each room is equipped with signature Westin amenities, such as the world-renowned Heavenly® Bed and the Heavenly® Bath for a revitalizing experience. Four unique dining venues – Seasonal Tastes, Daily Treats, Henshin and Lobby Lounge – serve a variety of culinary options alongside the brand’s nutrient-rich and delicious Super Foods Rx™ menus. Other facilities at include Heavenly Spa and the highest banquet area in Indonesia with a capacity for 200 guests with breathtaking 360-degree views of Jakarta. The Westin Jakarta is situated strategically in the Kuningan central business district, 45 minutes by car from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, an ideal location for business travellers.
Sthala Ubud, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Bali
Tribute Portfolio arrives in Bali with the opening of Sthala Ubud, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Bali. Located about 60 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, just by the beautiful Wos River, the hotel rests amidst the tropical landscape in Lodtunduh, Ubud and is perched on a hilltop, offering stunning views of the steep river valley and lush forest. Featuring 143 rooms and suites, with a spacious living area and balcony, most rooms provide a commanding view of the Wos River or surrounding areas. This new upscale resort features a design narrative that focuses on traditional Balinese elements while blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings of this picturesque location. Situated in the heart of Bali’s prestigious Ubud district, with service and design that blends modernity and Balinese touches, Sthala Ubud is set to introduce the brand’s Stay Independent vision to Indonesia’s bustling capital, providing SPG members greater access to coveted destinations such as Bali.
Rumah Luwih – a newly launched luxury resort set amidst the tranquil landscape of Pantai Lebih in Gianyar – was designed by notable Indonesian architect Hadiprana. The design of Rumah Luwih takes its inspiration from the exquisite Ujung Water Palace in Karangasem. A home for the royals, this water palace is renowned for its grand architecture that wonderfully blends the beauty of Dutch colonial style with the intricate details of Chinese and Balinese cultures. Located on the lush and unspoiled east coast of Bali, the resort enjoys unparalleled scenic beauty on one of Bali’s best beaches. The resort itself features 75 luxurious rooms including three one-of-a-kind suites. To ensure the ultimate indulgence and privacy, each room is an expansive 40 to 200 square metres. Rumah Luwih is conveniently located just a five- minutes drive from Bali Safari & Marine Park, 25 minutes from Sanur and just 30 minutes to the historic and cultural centre of famous Ubud.
In a remarkable destination known for its verdant rice terraces, pulse-pounding surf and enchanting dances is a new haven — Montigo Resorts, Seminyak. Perfectly combining tropical idyll with modern comforts in the heat of Bali’s cosmopolitan district, 52 stylish and expansive guest rooms and suites offer an accommodation experience complete with unrestricted access to facilities and services perfect for families, and serve as an ideal base to explore heaven on earth. To the north of Legian and just 30 minutes from the island’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, Montigo Resorts, Seminyak offers abundant pleasures such as world-class dining, eclectic art galleries, boutiques and sensational nightlife. Montigo ups the ante in a district known for great dining options. Facing the main thoroughfare of Seminyak and with direct access from Jalan Petitenget, TIIGO serves breakfast, lunch, tapas and dinner from live stations and offers a variety of cuisines prepared from these gastronomic theatres.