Weekly new hotels roundup - Thailand, the United States and Saudi Arabia
Friday 05 November 2010
This week saw two new properties open in Thailand in Bangkok and Koh Samui, as well as new luxury resorts in Puerto Rico and Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
Puerto Rico, United States
St Regis has made its debut in the Caribbean with the opening of this 139-room property, set on 483 acres that stretch along two miles of private beach. Amenities include iPod docking stations and televisions integrated into bathroom mirrors, along with a 10,000 square foot (929 square meters) spa, a Troon golf course, a library and a signature restaurant.
Ibis Bangkok Riverside
The latest hotel to open in Bangkok features stunning views of the city's Chaopraya River from some of its 266 rooms. Amenities include a lobby bar, swimming pool and a riverside restaurant.
Fairmont Makkah Clock Royal Tower
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Fairmont's new landmark property stands 76 stories high in the heart of Mecca and boasts a clock face that can be seen from 17 kilometers away. There are nine restaurants, 858 rooms and an impressive 76 elevators designed to get pilgrims to prayers on time.
W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand
W Hotels' first hotel in Southeast Asia, the W Retreat Koh Samui is dubbed an "island within an island" and offers 75 private villas on the north shore of tourist hotspot Koh Samui. Villa amenities include a private pool, sunbeds, outdoor showers, Yamaha sound systems and 46-inch televisions. Guests can enjoy the WOOBAR, offering 270 degree views of the Gulf of Thailand, a signature Japanese restaurant, another bar and restaurant and a 576 square meter spa.
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk - Downtown
San Antonio, TX, United States
On San Antonio's historic Riverwalk, this new 285-room hotel offers great views of the downtown area and a central location idea for shopping. The property also includes Lüke, a new restaurant from American television chef John Besh.
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