Asian hospitality group Dusit International has announced a new resort to its growing dusitD2 brand, the dusitD2 Phuket Resort in Thailand.
Located one block from the island's popular Patong Beach and within walking distance from the Jungceylon shopping and leisure complex, the dusitD2 Phuket Resort aims to become a destination in its own right. It has 390 guest rooms and suites and an array of lifestyle and entertainment outlets including a Hard Rock Café. The hotel is also developing a scenic rooftop bar and a spa with 9 treatment rooms.
The hotel is currently scheduled for an April 2014 rebranding date.
Hyatt Place Houston/The Woodlands celebrates official opening
Hyatt Hotels and New Horizons Hospitality have opened the Hyatt Place Houston/The Woodlands, the third Hyatt Place in the Houston area.
The Woodlands is home to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands Mall, Market Street, Woodlands Waterway, as well as several corporate campuses.
The Chedi Sakala stakes out new ground in Bali
The Chedi Sakala, a new 5-star resort on a less frequented locale on the Bali peninsula, is steering toward a grand opening at the end of February. It's on two and a half hectares of lushly landscaped oceanfront property at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Nusa Dua.
Managed by luxury hotel management group GHM, the 261-room resort offers 247 suites with a minimum of 58 square metres including a kitchenette.
The two-bedroom, ocean-view suites deliver up to 150 square metres and feature a separate living room, dining room and walk-in pantry. Infinity pools with built-in whirlpools and full kitchens highlight each of the 14, two-storey pool villas.
Restaurant Sakala Bali opened on the resort's grounds two years ago featuring dishes that marry local product with French culinary sensibilities, per the expertise of Quebec-born Executive Chef Frederic Boulay. A new dining spot called The Restaurant will offer Asian and European staples. Half the menu will be dedicated to the interpretation of favourites from Indonesia, India, Thailand, China and Japan, while the other half is based on beloved bites from the Mediterranean and the south of France.
Though the hotel itself is new to Bali, the management is not. The Chedi Sakala opens its doors on Bali as the third hotel on the island managed by GHM, complementing the Legian in Seminyak and The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in Ubud.