INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotels open or in development in the Asia-Pacific region include the first Mondrian property in Asia, a new Hotel JAL City outlet in Japan and more.
Mondrian Seoul Itaewon
Accor and Sbe have opened the first Mondrian hotel in Asia-Pacific. Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, developed in partnership with Yojin Construction & Engineering, marks the fifth property in the Mondrian portfolio.
The hotel offers 296 guestrooms; Asia’s first Cleo restaurant in the lobby; an outdoor pool with a viewing deck overlooking the city; Altitude pool bar; the Rumpus Room and Blind Spot lounges; a more than 9,300-sq.-ft. ballroom with integrated LED screen; and five meeting rooms.
Hotel JAL City Fukuoka Tenjin
Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co. Ltd., will open Hotel JAL City Fukuoka Tenjin in Fukuoka, Japan, in 2021. The company has contracted with Fukuoka Tenjin Hotel Management GK to manage the new property, which will be located in the central Tenjin district of Fukuoka. Sekisui House Ltd. is building the hotel and is expecting to finish by January 2021.
Based on Hotel JAL City’s brand concept “smart simplicity,” the new hotel will offer a smart and simple stay experience, providing check-in and checkout and room key functionality by means of guests’ smartphones. The property will offer 280 guestrooms and all-day dining facilities.
Zentis Osaka, a new-build hotel by Toshiken architecture office and Kajima Design, has opened in Osaka, Japan. Featuring interior design by Tara Bernerd of Tara Bernerd & Partners, the property offers 212 studios and suites, and all-day dining venue Upstairz.
Suite accommodations, situated on the higher floors, include separate sleeping and living areas, as well as walk-in rain showers and tubs, which are also offered in Corner Studios. Other Studio features include separate seating areas and carved-out niches for storage, entertainment and amenities.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Shanghai-based property development company Lonsen Land Group to manage Rosewood Shanghai, a new hotel in mainland China set to break ground in 2022, with an expected opening in 2028.
Located within a mixed-use project designed by Foster + Partners, the hotel will offer 200 guestrooms and suites, five F&B establishments and Asaya, Rosewood’s’ wellness concept.