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4 Stunning New Hotels in China, Egypt, France and Cambodia
Waldorf Astoria Xiamen, courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Featuring 245 rooms and suites, Waldorf Astoria Xiamen launches as the fourth Waldorf Astoria hotel in Greater China and the sixth in the Asia Pacific region, representing a milestone opening for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts in 2020. Situated just over five miles from the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, the hotel taps into the rich past of its historic port city along China's southeast coast for its inspiration and aesthetic.
Guests have the option to choose between two design experiences in their rooms–a light palette of aqua blues inspired by Xiamen's coastal landscape, or a richer, warmer palette of earthy tones in a nod to Xiamen's vibrant tea culture. The property includes three unique on-site culinary outlets, including Brasserie ONE for all day dining, the classic Fujian restaurant HOKKLO and Peacock Alley, where guests can enjoy tea in a lush outdoor garden terrace. A luxury spa, 24-hour fitness center and outdoor swimming pool are also available.
Waldorf Astoria Xiamen offers over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom for up to 700 guests. The hotel is in Xiamen's commercial district, providing easy access to city attractions.
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, today announced the opening of The St. Regis Cairo. Located at the North end of the Corniche, in the heart of Egypt's metropolis, the 39-story hotel offers easy access to the monuments of the historical capital.
The St. Regis Cairo offers 286 lavishly appointed rooms and suites and 80 apartments. Featuring over 31,000 square feet of event space, The St. Regis Cairo can host meetings of any size with its 23 event rooms and 18 breakout rooms. The Astor Ballroom, with its curved, grand staircases that surrounds a Swarovski chandelier, provides a dramatic backdrop for events while the Grand Ballroom, with its vaulted three-story high ceiling, can accommodate up to 1000 guests.
IHG Hotels & Resorts recently announced the opening of voco Strasbourg Centre—The Garden, marking the brand’s second opening in France, following the opening of voco Paris Montparnasse in September 2020. The property features 120 guest rooms, many with their own terraces, that blend a botanically inspired palette, creating a sense of calm and tranquility for guests.
voco Strasbourg Centre—The Garden can accommodate intimate meetings with its LOTUS meeting room, which includes garden views and space for up to 45 guests.
Set against a leafy backdrop with a large outside terrace area and lawn, the hotel’s onsite restaurant, The Garden, offers all-day dining with menus combining international and local specialties created with locally sourced ingredients in mind. There is also a fully equipped gym, indoor pool and spa with treatment rooms featuring a living wall.
Strasbourg Cathedral and the canals of Petite France on the UNESCO-listed Grande Île, are just a short walk from voco Strasbourg Centre—The Garden. The hotel is less than a 10-minute walk from the city’s central station, with direct trains available from Strasbourg Airport. The European Parliament is also a short electric bus ride away, with easy access to the newly developed Archipel-Wacken business district and the Palais des Congrès convention center.
Considering Cambodia’s Capital for MICE Events
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced in early January the opening of Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, the first Hyatt hotel in the Cambodian capital and the second Hyatt hotel operating in Cambodia. The 247-room property is the largest hotel from a global brand in the city and is located in the heart of the cultural and business district of Doun Penh, which is a 30-minute drive from the airport and within walking distance to the Royal Palace, National Museum and the riverside.
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh features 15,069 square feet of meeting and event space. Featuring the city’s only built-in full-color LED screen in a ballroom and floor-to-ceiling windows, the property’s Regency Ballroom can accommodate up to 490 guests.
Nine meeting suites provide flexible arrangements from a business boardroom meeting for 14 guests to a social gathering for 200 guests. Additionally, The Poolhouse, an outdoor gathering space, features an outdoor barbecue area and an open terrace, accommodating up to 70 guests.
Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is home to four dining venues, including Metropole Underground, an early 20th century metro-themed bar offering live music and local beers, and an old-world speakeasy-style bar called The Attic, which specializes in handcrafted cocktails and grand cru wines. A wide range of recreational facilities are located on the third floor, including the 72-foot outdoor infinity pool surrounded by greenery, a poolside bar, a Himalayan salt room and a steam room.