INTERNATIONAL REPORT—The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants recently marked a few firsts in Asian countries.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Is Coming to Japan
A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Towa Real Estate Co. Ltd., an affiliate of Toyota Group, to develop a 120-key hotel at the Fuji Speedway, Japan’s historic racing circuit. Slated to open in 2022, the project will be the first in Japan under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand and the first hotel in the world to be built by Towa Real Estate.
Hotel amenities will include multiple fine dining restaurants and bars, as well as indoor pool, fitness center, spa and natural onsen hot-spring bathing facilities. The hotel interior will include a car museum with a presentation of the site’s attractions that showcase the historic significance of Fuji Speedway. Items such as rare historic automobiles and other museum-worthy collections will provide an unconventional experience that guests would expect from The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand.
Situated on the grounds of Fuji Speedway, the hotel will offer views of Mount Fuji, in addition to housing a Motorsports Museum. The site’s immediate proximity to the Oyama Parking Area Smart Interchange, scheduled to open in 2021, will make the hotel’s location accessible to guests arriving from remote areas by car.
The hotel will have approximately 120 guestrooms and suites of at least 484 sq. ft. each, a flexible banquet room of 5,381 sq. ft., and a 2,152-sq.-ft. conference room.
Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Opens in Vietnam
Nam Nghi Phu Quoc, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, recently opened in Vietnam, marking the first branded property in Southeast Asia under the brand.
The 114-room resort is located on the island of Phu Quoc. Grounded in sustainable architecture and refined Vietnamese craftsmanship, the 51 villas and 63 guestrooms reflect the natural beauty of the locale. The luxurious villas and guestrooms have subtle earth tones and ocean views.
The all-day restaurant, Ocean Reflection, offers international and pan-Asian dishes. Perched beneath a towering banyan tree, Tree House provides guests with an intimate ambiance as they savor contemporary Vietnamese and Thai flavors. The exclusive Rock Island Club is located on its own island, a short boat ride from the resort.
Kimpton Da An Hotel Debuts in Taipei
Kimpton Da An Hotel has opened in Taipei, Taiwan. The hotel has 129 rooms and has been designed by Neri & Hu. When guests enter the hotel, the greenery and water installation, coupled with custom lighting, immediately offers guests a sense of calm.
Home to The Tavernist restaurant, its culinary experience provides diners with contemporary dishes coupled with local touches and innovative cooking methods. The Tavernist embraces Taiwan’s organic movement and works closely with local farmers and food producers. The restaurant is led by Chef James Sharman.