Weekly hotel openings: Indonesia, Scotland, the Seychelles and the US
Friday 25 February 2011
This week saw the opening of the luxury Raffles Praslin in the Seychelles, as well as the debut of the Pullman Bali resort.
Raffles Praslin Seychelles
The lesser-known island of Praslin is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, stunning beaches and, as of this week, a new Raffles. The property offers 86 villas, all with private plunge pools and butlers, as well as a spa with open air treatment pavilions, steam showers and Japanese soaking tubs.
Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown Riverfront
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
This new property in the heart of historic Baton Rouge offers 93 rooms and stunning views of the Mississippi river, along with a bar and bistro serving local produce and free wifi.
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana
This five-star property opened the first of its 353 rooms this week, promising to bring stylish luxury to the island. The hotel boasts a spa offering services such as Balinese massage, Tjakra art movement and warm stone massage, along with a rooftop infinity pool, rooftop bar, lobby lounge and a 'Deli @ Pullman' restaurant.
The Central Hotel has been part of Glasgow station for over a century and has just reopened following a £20m (€23.4m) refurbishment to bring it up to date. The property features 186 rooms themed around the railway, and the hotel also offers the "Champagne Central" bar, an informal deli and the "Tempus" Bar and Restaurant.
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