An update on new hotels and restaurants being launched in India and across the world, along with major upcoming projects
Changzhou Marriott Hotel, China
Marriott Hotels has expanded its portfolio in China with the unveiling of the 268-room Changzhou Marriott Hotel in Jiangsu Province. The hotel offers a total of 1,900 square metres of meeting space with a 800 square metre grand ballroom, a 280-square metre premier ballroom and 11 meeting rooms that can be scaled for various functions and sizes. Hotel guests can enjoy a myriad of local and international culinary delights at five food and beverage outlets: City Bistro, The Hao Chinese, Tuscany Grill, The China Baking Company, and The Lounge. Changzhou Marriott Hotel features a range of wellness options for travellers including an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour health centre.
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Sri Lanka
In a secluded beachfront location along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort offers 120 guest rooms, six restaurant, bar and lounge venues. Rooted in Ayurveda, the Anantara Spa stimulates holistic well being. The spa features eight treatment suites, a reflexology centre and a beauty and hair salon.
AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Thailand
The AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel will open in April 2016. Each of the 251 guest rooms and suites of the hotel will feature a river and city view. On the hotel’s rooftop will sit Attitude Bar and Restaurant. Whereas Long Bar and Skyline will dish up an impressive choice of mouthwatering plates, and Pantry will offer grab-and-go delights in the lobby. The hotel will also have the Grand Ballroom, a flexible space of nearly 4,500 square metres, capable of accommodating up to 1,500 people.
Aiana Hotels & Resorts
Aiana Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of an agreement with Bengaluru-based Ferns Estates & Developers to manage and operate four new resorts in Karnataka. Scheduled to open in 2019, the first resort is set in 45 acres of verdant, hilly coffee plantation land in the district of Sakleshpur, approximately three hours away from Bengaluru. The resort will feature 100 villas in Phase I, set around five acres of lake front. In addition to a full service resort development with recreational, spa and banqueting facilities, holiday home villas will also be sold under a fractional ownership model. Targeting weekend retreats, other destinations identified by the partners for expansion of the portfolio in Karnataka include a 30 acre site with direct frontage on the river Hemavathi and other hill stations and wildlife sanctuaries within a four hour driving distance from Bengaluru.
Indus Express, Vivanta by Taj – Dwarka, New Delhi
Vivanta by Taj – Dwarka, New Delhi has launched Indus Express, a signature restaurant that takes guests on a culinary journey through pre-independent Punjab. The restaurant was launched by Captain Amarinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala. With a seating capacity of 70 people, Indus Express boasts of signature delicacies like Kebab e Bannu, Rawalpindi Chole, Balti Dal meat, Dum Murgh Lahori, Raan e Khyber, Afghani Kabuli Palaw amongst others.