Hot hotel openings: Sofitel’s 5-star debut in Melbourne and more
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On this week’s hot hotels round-up, Accor debuts a USD 130 million 5-star hotel in Melbourne, Four Seasons welcomes guests in Hawaii and The Luxury Collection opens a palatial retreat in Doha.
Hotel Chadstone Melbourne
The ribbon has been cut to mark the unveiling of Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel, with the first guests arriving 1 November to enjoy Melbourne’s newest luxury destination.
The five-star, USD 130 million hotel was opened by John Gandel AC; Victorian Minister for Suburban Development, The Hon. Marlene Kairouz MP; Vicinity Centres CEO and Managing Director Grant Kelley; and Chairman & CEO, Accor Asia Pacific, Michael Issenberg.
“The world’s second-largest operator of luxury hotels”
Issenberg said: “Accor is honoured to work with Vicinity Group, who have delivered on their vision to create what is really a one-of-a-kind stay, shop and dine experience for Melbourne.
“Vicinity is a world leader in retail asset management and Accor is not only the largest operator of hotels and resorts in Australia but now the world’s second-largest operator of luxury hotels. It’s a perfect partnership, and one that provides us with an opportunity to expand our luxury footprint in Melbourne, with MGallery delivering a stylish and memorable experience for our guests.”
Four Seasons Hotel Lanai At Koele
Now open, Four Seasons Hotel Lanai at Koele, A Sensei Retreat, is the first all-inclusive wellness experience offered by Four Seasons, and a unique offering in the Hawaiian Islands.
From private spa hale to world-class cuisine, guests will enjoy a luxury of choices including body treatments; personal training; group classes and lectures in yoga, meditation, fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, Hawaiian culture, art and enrichment, meditation and cultural immersion; and enriching activities on land and sea; all while experiencing the secluded island of Lanai.
Two essential experiences at the Koele retreat are private guided sessions and Sensei Featured Experiences at the Spa.
“All in one location”
“Together with our partners at Sensei Retreats, we’ve created a retreat where guests can experience it all in one location. Uniquely crafted itineraries are entirely fluid and adaptable, even as the journey is unfolding for our guests,” said hotel manager Said Haykal. “And, those travelling together can enjoy individual programs tailored to their own interests while also benefitting from shared experiences.”
Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
The Luxury Collection has announced the opening of Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Doha, marking the debut of the brand in Qatar.
Around 25 minutes from Hamad International Airport and 15 minutes from Doha’s city centre, West Bay, Al Messila is an urban oasis designed to respect the area’s natural surroundings. The ‘private palace’ setting is a celebration of a verdant retreat in the heart of the desert, offering attentive service infused with age-old Qatari hospitality.
“A world-class city with burgeoning art and culinary scene”
“Doha today is a world-class city with burgeoning art and culinary scene, rooted in tradition and rich heritage,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection. “True to our brand’s mission and informed by Qatar’s foresight and commitment to sustainability, Al Messila offers global explorers a palatial retreat in a lush haven, guiding our guests on transformative journeys that touch their spirits and enrich their lives.”
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