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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Travel briefs: Four new hotels to look at in Asia

From a Dusit Thani hotel in Vietnam to a Radisson Blu in Indonesia, here are some newly opened hotels to check out

Anantara Quy Nhon. Courtesy Anantara Hotels and Resorts
Anantara Quy Nhon. Courtesy Anantara Hotels and Resorts

Whether you have a trip to Vietnam planned in the coming months or are feeling like splurging and checking out the new Bulgari in Shanghai, here’s a selection of new properties across the continent to consider.

Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, Vietnam

Scheduled to open in November, this property is the third for the Anantara brand in Vietnam. It will be made up of one- and two-bedroom ocean-facing villas set within 7.2 hectares of tropical gardens. It is located a 50-minute drive from the local airport and a 20-minute drive from downtown Quy Nhon. Each villa will have its own private butler, while the Anantara Spa is perched on a hillside overlooking the bay below. Bookings for stays from November 15 are being taken now, from 11,201,032 Vietnamese Dong (Dh1,768) per night, including breakfast and taxes. For more information, visit www.anantara.com.

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, Indonesia

The indoor pool at the Bulgari. Courtesy Bulgari Shanghai
The indoor pool at the Bulgari. Courtesy Bulgari Shanghai

This resort, which overlooks the Indian Ocean and local farmland, is now welcoming guests. Situated not too far from Bingin and Padang Padang beaches, the former of which hosts the Rip Curl Cup Invitational surfing competition, the 125-room property has an outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre and rooftop terrace. Set amid tropical gardens, this property is the Radisson’s third in Bali. Rooms cost from 2.07 million Indonesian rupees (Dh521) per night. For more information, visit www.radissonblu.com/en/resort-bali.

Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort, Vietnam

Dusit Thani makes its debut in Vietnam with this 108-room resort on Phu Quoc, the country’s largest island. Operating under Dusit’s upper-midscale Dusit Princess brand, the four-star resort overlooks Bai Truong Beach, a 20-kilometre stretch also known as Long Beach. The family-friendly property boasts an infinity pool that provides ocean views, gym, kids’ club and the Luna Thai Spa. Nearby, guests can access Phu Quoc National Park and the Dinh Cau Night Market. Food-wise, there are Thai, Vietnamese and international options. Rooms cost from 2,277,500 Vietnamese dong (Dh359) per night. For more information, visit www.dusit.com.

Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, China

The indoor pool at the Bulgari. Courtesy Bulgari Shanghai
The indoor pool at the Bulgari. Courtesy Bulgari Shanghai

The new 82-room, 48-storey Bulgari Hotel Shanghai hotel is set on a riverbank, minutes from the city’s popular Bund waterfront area and Shanghai city centre, offering views of the city dramatic skyline. The hotel is also home to the Il Ristorante – Niko Romito and a 2,000-square-metre spa and fitness centre, and an impressive ballroom. Swim in the 25-metre indoor heated pool or pull up a seat at the juice bar. Introductory rates start from about 3,964 Chinese yuan (Dh2,125) per night, including breakfast and taxes. For more information, visit www.bulgarihotels.com.

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