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Travel news: New hotel openings around the world
Nobu opens three hotels
Nobu Hotels has opened new properties in Malibu, London and Ibiza. The California hotel, on the site of a retro motel on the Pacific Coast Highway, called the Nobu Ryokan Malibu, offers 16 private beachside rooms featuring hot tubs, indoor/outdoor fireplaces and patios. In peak periods there is a minimum two-night stay, with rates starting at $2,000 (Dh7,347) per night.
In London, the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch has 143 rooms, a 240-seat restaurant and a 10-seat sushi bar (rooms from GBP280 [Dh1,325] per night including taxes). In Ibiza, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay in Talamanca has 152 rooms and suites, restaurants and a spa. Rooms cost from 230 euros (Dh963) per night including taxes, off-peak, if booked in advance, and from about 425 euros (Dh1,780) per night in peak season.
Nobu Hotels is part of the New York-based Nobu Hospitality company, which operates restaurants, hotels and residences and is part-owned by Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert De Niro. The group plans to open a Riyadh property in October.
Seventh Conrad hotel opens in China
The first Conrad hotel in Guangdong and the hotel group’s seventh property in China, the Conrad Guangzhou, has opened, close to Hong Kong and Macau. A modern 27-storey tower overlooking the Pearl River, the hotel is located in the Zhujiang New Town CBD (Central Business District). Rooms cost from 1,120 yuan (Dh605) per night including taxes.
New Yotel opens in Boston
The Kuwait-owned Yotel hotel group has opened an establishment near Boston’s waterfront. It has 326 “cabins”, a 12th-floor rooftop restaurant and a club lounge. Located in the Innovation District of the Seaport area, the hotel will appeal to business and leisure travellers. It has an opening offer of $137 per night including taxes, on certain dates. Yotel also has city hotels in New York and Singapore, and airport hotels at Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Gatwick and Heathrow in London.
Ritz-Carlton opens in Kazakh capital Astana
A second Ritz-Carlton has opened in Kazakhstan. The Ritz-Carlton, Astana follows the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Almaty in 2013. The new hotel is located in the mixed-use Talwan Towers project, occupying the top 20 floors of the 27-storey development. It has 157 rooms and suites, a selection of restaurants, a spa and indoor swimming pool. Rooms cost from Kzt 165,000 (Dh1,855) per night including taxes.