This week saw new hotel openings in two of Thailand's backpacker heavens -- Chiang Mai and Phuket. Also, the largest hotel in Duesseldorf officially opened its doors, along with a new casino hotel in Lesotho.(Relaxnews) -
This week saw new hotel openings in two of Thailand's backpacker heavens - Chiang Mai and Phuket. Also, the largest hotel in Duesseldorf officially opened its doors, along with a new casino hotel in Lesotho.
Nawarat Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Local celebrities turned out in force for the grand opening of the Nawarat Chiang Mai boutique hotel in Thailand. This bright boutique hotel features expansive rooms and is situated near the center of backpacker hotspot Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand.
Best Western Allamanda Laguna
Situated on the stunning Phuket Bang Tao Beach, the Best Western Allamanda offers 129 rooms overlooking either the golf course or the swimming pool. Sailing, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boating are also all available at the Allamanda Beach Club and Marine Center.
Hotel Nikko Duesseldorf
This JAL-owned hotel has completed a major renovation and opened a new wing this week, making it the largest hotel in Duesseldorf. The property boasts 386 rooms in eight categories that offer flat-screen televisions and free WiFi, along with marble bathrooms. Most interestingly, the hotel's six "Murphy" rooms feature beds that retract into the closet, enabling guests to transform their bedroom into a high-tech conference room.
Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri
New Delhi, India
Hilton continues its expansion into India with the 228 room Hilton Janakpuri in west New Delhi, the first internationally branded luxury hotel in the area. The property includes a 900 square meter ballroom, one of the largest in New Delhi, several restaurants, a tearoom and a whisky bar.
Lesotho Casino and Hotel
The R140 million (€13.3 million) refurbishment has taken 37 weeks and provided a significant economic boost to the surrounding area. Lesotho's newest hotel was officially opened by the King of Lesotho, HM Letsie III, and includes 158 guest rooms styled to reflect "the culture and traditions of the mountain kingdom." An on-site 120-slot casino also offers eight tables.