Singapore's massive "integrated resort" opened this week, its four hotels offering 1,350 guestrooms set among the casino and theme park also being built on the island.
Hotel Michael, Sentosa, Singapore
Hotel Michael is a tribute to architect Michael Graves. The boutique hotel offers four room types, each designed with the sweeping, elegant strokes of its namesake, and two restaurants.
Crockfords Tower, Sentosa, Singapore
Crockfords Tower is a by-invitation-only all-suite hotel with 24-hour butler service and extensive amenities, designated for the high-rollers in the casino below the building. The bath area with classic marble flooring comes with a personal steam room, Temperature Controller Wine Cabinet and a personalized choice of pillow types.
Hard Rock Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore
Featuring a 7,300-guest capacity concert hall and the famous Hard Rock bar, the Hard Rock hotel adds to the chain's other regional locations in Las Vegas, Macau, Bali and Tokyo.
Festive Hotel, Sentosa, Singapore
The Festive Hotel is aimed at families, offering rooms with sofa beds or raised-level loft beds. Welcome novelty packs and tailored bathrobes are handed out to children on arrival, and the hotel will arrange a babysitting service for guests. Underneath the rooms, the Festive Grand Theatre will host Voyage de la Vie, a family show created by Cirque du Soleil designer Mark Fisher.
ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe, Kobe, Japan
This 593-room, 37-storey building is a landmark in Kobe and has been relaunched, complete with own wedding chapel and Shinto shrine. The hotel will also be one of the first in Asia Pacific to offer Sleep Advantage, a program that guarantees a quiet room, a free Sleep audio CD and lavender relaxation spray, amongst other things.
Premier Inn, Dubai Airport, Dubai
The third Premier Inn in Dubai, the newest hotel at Dubai International, has 281 en-suite rooms with free wifi, a restaurant, bar and Costa Coffee Shop as well as an al fresco refreshment area with pool table.