New hotels: Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre, Parkroyal Collection Kuala Lumpur and more

TTG Asia’s weekly roundup of new hotel openings and announcements

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Auckland

Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre, New Zealand
The second Holiday Inn Express hotel in New Zealand, the Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Center offers affordable accommodation in Auckland’s CBD.

The hotel is part of a twin hotel complex which also houses the voco Auckland City Centre.

The hotel has 294 rooms with walk-in showers, blackout blinds, and workstations. Guests also have access to a 24-hour front desk, fitness room and self-service launderette.

Guests enjoy a complimentary Express Start Breakfast that includes hot and cold items, or the Express Start Breakfast Grab & Go option for hassle-free mornings.

Business travelers will appreciate the fast check-in and unlimited Wi-Fi as well as the three flexible meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 40 people.

Parkroyal Collection Kuala Lumpur

Parkroyal Collection Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 527-room Parkroyal Collection Kuala Lumpur opens in a mixed-use complex that also houses Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which will open in the second half of 2022.

The hotel is located in the heart of Bukit Bintang and offers eco-friendly operations including sustainable toiletries, biodegradable packaging, filtered drinking water solution in every room, and a food waste management system.

Open all day, Thyme Restaurant serves authentic Asian and international cuisine made with locally sourced, seasonal, sustainably sourced ingredients. Guests can relax at the Botanist Lounge & Bar or under the stars at the Skye Chill pool bar.

Other facilities include a spa, gym, fitness room and outdoor swimming pool.

OMO5 Kanazawa Katamachi by Hoshino Resorts

OMO5 Kanazawa Katamachi by Hoshino Resorts, Japan
OMO5 Kanazawa Katamachi by Hoshino Resorts in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture is located in the ancient walled city famous for its artistic pursuits ranging from tea culture to porcelain, lacquer and textile traditions.

About a 10-minute bus ride from Kanazawa Station, Hotel 101 Keys is located in Katamachi, known as the best food town in the Hokuriku region. Here you can taste a wide variety of Italian, Chinese and French dishes. A guided tour that showcases the roots of Katamachi food culture and the connection between food and traditional craftsmanship is offered to hotel guests.

Gourmands can enroll in the Japanese confectionery workshop and make their own rakugan, a type of Japanese confectionery; or experience tea tasting at the nearby Nodaya Tea Shop, a long-established tea house.

Guests can relax at the OMO base, a public space that includes the reception, OMO cafe and library. Here guests can view the Go-KINJO map, which recommends many fun possibilities and options in the area.

Urban Sudirman Jakarta

Urbanites Sudirman Jakarta, Indonesia
Located in Newton Tower 1, Citadines Sudirman Jakarta offers service apartments in options of studios, one and two bedroom units and family suites.

Each apartment has a private balcony and is equipped with amenities such as LED TVs, microwave, induction cooker, refrigerator and air conditioning.

You will enjoy an organized program including key places to explore in the neighborhood.

The property includes an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, outdoor jogging track and fitness area, laundry facilities and meeting rooms.

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