Where to Stay: New hotels in Bangkok, New York, KL and more…

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Ibis Bangkok Impact
ibis Bangkok Impact

ibis Bangkok Impact

Location: Next to Impact, Thailand’s largest convention centre, in north Bangkok
Grade: Economy
Keys: 587
Facilities: Restaurant, café-bar, web corner
Meeting space: Not onsite, but hotel is located within the complex of Thailand’s largest convention centre
They say: “The new ibis Bangkok Impact not only puts Asia’s second-largest exhibition and convention venue on our guests’ doorstep, but the entire city at their fingertips”
We say: Complementing the existing Novotel, the new ibis should be a popular budget option for those attending the many events held at the arena and convention centre
Opening: Already open

DoubleTree by Hilton Times Square West
DoubleTree by Hilton Times Square West

DoubleTree by Hilton Times Square West

Location: Central New York City, close to Broadway and Times Square
Grade: Upper-upscale
Keys: 612
Facilities: Rooftop bar, restaurant, fitness centre, business centre
Meeting space: Conference room for up to 15 people
They say: “Located on the southern edge of Times Square, our DoubleTree hotel is walking distance to some of New York City’s grandest attractions”
We say: Excellent location, large inventory and amenities such as free Wi-Fi should be popular with leisure market for city breaks
Opening: Already open

CitizenM Kuala Lumpur
CitizenM Kuala Lumpur

CitizenM Kuala Lumpur

Location: In the lively Bukit Bintang area of downtown Kuala Lumpur
Grade: Upscale lifestyle
Keys: 198
Facilities: Tech-focused guest amenities, 24-hour “canteen-style” F&B option
Meeting space: Unspecified
They say: “CitizenM offers a revolutionary hotel experience for travellers in Asia who value personal choice, contemporary design, friendly technology and close proximity to a city”
We say: Hong Kong-based conglomerate Shun Tak Holdings’ continues to expand its fledgling hotel empire. With CitizenM hotels in also planned Taipei and Shanghai, this is a brand to watch
Opening: 2018

Absolute Hotel Services' CEO, Jonathan Wigley (left) agrees to sign the new hotel
Absolute Hotel Services’ CEO, Jonathan Wigley (left) agrees to sign the new hotel

U Riverside Hoi An

Location: Next to the river in the centre of the town, located on Vietnam’s central coast
Grade: Upscale
Keys: 150
Facilities: French restaurant and bar, gym, swimming pool
Meeting space: 120m² of function space
They say: “The overall design architecture of the hotel exhibits the fascinating destination of Hoi An with a combination of ancient styles accented with a modern twist”
We say: Desirable location in UNESCO-listed town. Amenities such as free Wi-Fi, breakfast “anytime, anywhere” and 24-hour room rental likely to be popular with guests
Opening: 2019

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