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New hotels: Swiss-Belresort Tanjung Binga, Shishi-Iwa House and more

The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.

Swiss-Belresort Tanjung Binga, Indonesia
Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of a hotel on Indonesia’s Belitung Island. Just 150m from the white sands of Tanjung Binga Beach, Swiss-Belresort Tanjung Binga is a four-star resort featuring 77 rooms, including five suites and seven inter-connecting rooms. Guests may also enjoy the Beach Club, water sports and other activities, in addition to facilities such as a 80m2 pool, kids’ pool, spa, 24-hour fitness centre and a jogging track.

FB concepts available include the all-day-dining Swiss-Kitchen Restaurant, overlooking to the pool and the sea, lobby lounge and pool-side bar. For meetings and events, the hotel offers the 200-guest Kelayang Ballroom and two meeting rooms for events of up to 70 guests.

Swiss-Belresort Tanjung Binga is located just over 45 minutes’ drive from HAS Hanandjoeddin International Airport, the main air gateway to Belitung.

Shishi-Iwa House, Japan
Shishi-Iwa House, a 10-room boutique resort designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, has opened its doors in Karuizawa, a mountain resort destination in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture, accessible by train about an hour from Tokyo. Developed by HDHP GK, a social enterprise sponsored by HDH Capital Management, Shishi-Iwa House is positioned as a restorative retreat where architecture serves to provide peace and inspire intellectual creativity.

The hotel features a library and reception room, which also serves as a check-in area. The Grand Room is a shared social space where guests can convene, with an adjoining Catering Kitchen equipped for hosting private dinners and professionally catered functions. The Grand Room is linked to three connected clusters, each formed by a shared kitchenette and three to four guest rooms.

Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The 186-room hotel opened in Phnom Penh’s CBD near Monivong Boulevard, less than a mile from the Royal Palace and the Wat Phnom temple. Facilities include a lobby lounge, two meeting spaces, an all-day dining restaurant The Mekong, a 24-hour fitness centre and outdoor pool on the 20th floor, and The Deck, a rooftop bar serving cocktails and DJ beats on select days.


The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View, Nepal
Touting the first luxury tented eco villas of their kind in Nepal, boutique hotel group The Pavilions Hotels Resorts has launched its second property in the region after The Pavilions Himalayas.

To arrive at retreat, guests take a paddle boat across the Phewa Lake, followed by a short hike along a curving mountain trail. Jeep Safari transfers are also available on request, while the adventurous can opt for a five-hour trek from sister hotel The Pavilions Himalayas.

The eight new tented villas include four Classic Lake Villas (40m2), three Grand Lake Villas (50m2) and one Royal Lake Villa (82m2). Mountain botanicals and a natural spring pool form the basis of a Himalayan wellness experience, while Nepalese and international cuisine is crafted using produce cultivated at The Pavilions Himalayas’ own organic farm.

Hilton Taizhou, China
The 21-storey, 336-room hotel marked its debut as the first international hotel brand in the heart of Taizhou’s CBD in Jiangsu province. The hotel offers over 2,500m2 of meeting space, including a 1,030m2 Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. The hotel also has a rooftop garden and an outdoor lawn for gatherings, weddings and events. For FB, guests can choose from all-day restaurant Huan; Arch Chinese Restaurant for local Zhejiang flavours and seafood; and the He Lobby Lounge. Facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.

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