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Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2015
Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global collection of independent luxury hotels, is pleased to announce the addition of four exciting and distinctive new properties in Asia – including its first Legend collection hotels in Bali and Shanghai – ending 2015 on a very successful note. Located in three popular leisure destinations and one up-and-coming business hub, these four highly anticipated openings are poised to inject new life into Asia’s independent hotel market and present the brand’s loyal travelers with an exciting new perspective on the hospitality experience.
Katamama – Bali, Indonesia
Opening in Spring 2016
The first Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection property in Bali, Katamama presents 58 elegantly appointed suites inspired by the rich heritage of Indonesia and a highly astute attention to detail, with every aspect of the hotel featuring bespoke design elements crafted by the finest local artisans. Amenities at this intimate luxury hotel include an in-house gym, private pool and pool deck, the Akademi ‘Centre of Mixology’ created by award-winning mixologist Dre Masso, and a specialty restaurant featuring Spanish cuisine. Katamama is located on Petitenget Beach in Seminyak – the upscale area in tropical South Bali, known for its beaches, world-class nightlife, shopping and local attractions – next to the award-winning Potato Head Beach Club.
Wanda Reign On The Bund – Shanghai, China
Opening in Fall 2016*
The first Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection property in Shanghai, Wanda Reign on the Bund is the flagship hotel of Wanda Hotels & Resorts, the largest luxury hotel company in China. Designed by the globally acclaimed Foster & Partners, this iconic hotel features an art deco influence that integrates architecture styles of different cultures with the classical art forms of Shanghai, including significant details such as the city’s flower – the Magnolia, in its design. Upon its debut, Wanda Reign on the Bund will offer 193 opulently inspiring rooms, including 14 suites and a 288 square-meter Chairman Suite with unobstructed views of The Bund, Huangpu River, and Pudong Skyline, each equipped with wireless control dashboards, valet service boxes, and exclusive Hermes or L’Occitane amenities, as well as amenities such as five food and beverage experiences that will include MARC, a French fine-dining restaurant by 2-star Michelin chef Marc Meneau.
*Wanda Reign will be live and bookable on www.preferredhotels.com from September 2016.
klapsons The River Residences Bangkok – Thailand
klapsons The River Residences Bangkok offers 77 serviced and private residences situated more than 23 floors directly above the iconic Chao Praya River. Designed by William Sawaya of contemporary design forerunner Sawaya & Moroni, this unique property invites guests to enjoy picturesque riverside views and dedicated services such as a private pier with ferry shuttle to the nearest rail station, providing convenient access to all of Bangkok. One of three Preferred Serviced Residences properties in Southeast Asian, klapsons The River Residences Bangkok is the ideal home-away-from home for long-stay corporate travelers and small families on an extended holiday in the Land of Smiles.
WEIL Hotel – Ipoh, Malaysia
Once a thriving colonial tin mining hub in the 1930s, the city of Ipoh has evolved into one of Asia’s up-and-coming must-see destinations for both business and leisure travelers and is home to WEIL Hotel, a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection, which is presented in the backdrop of the city’s old town heritage. Adjoining the Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre, the hotel epitomizes genuine Asian hospitality throughout its 313 stylish and contemporary guestrooms and amenities that include six distinctive dining experiences and a rooftop infinity pool and bar.
Travelers who stay at these four new properties can enjoy additional benefits by enrolling in the iPrefer guest loyalty program, which extends points redeemable for free nights and other expenditures, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet upon every eligible stay at more than 550 participating properties worldwide.