Unveiling Asia’s Newest Gems: A Journey Through Reimagined Hotels

Asia’s vibrant tapestry is woven with diverse experiences, and its hospitality scene is no exception. This year, three hotels across the continent have undergone exciting transformations, shedding their old identities and emerging as vibrant new destinations under renowned brands. Let’s embark on a journey to discover the rebranded Mondrian Hong Kong, Ronil Goa, part of JdV by Hyatt, and Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Ortaköy Bosphorus, each offering a unique blend of style, comfort, and unforgettable experiences.

Mondrian Hong Kong: Where East Meets West in Urban Chic

Photo: Mondrian Hong Kong

The newly unveiled Mondrian Hong Kong embodies the brand’s signature blend of modern luxury and playful energy. Nestled in the heart of vibrant Kowloon, the 5-star accommodation offers stunning views of Victoria Harbour and easy access to the city’s cultural pulse. Stepping inside is like entering a world of curated art, with installations and design elements reflecting the city’s dynamic energy. The guest rooms, reimagined with a contemporary touch, afford a sanctuary of comfort, featuring sleek finishes, plush furnishings, and panoramic views.

However, the Mondrian experience extends beyond aesthetics; it is the celebration of Hong Kong’s diverse culinary scene. Guests can embark on a global culinary adventure spanning Carna by Dario Cecchini, a contemporary steakhouse from Tuscany and Avoca, a hip bar excelling in locally inspired cocktails with a view.

Address: 8A Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Photo: Mondrian Hong Kong

Ronil Goa, part of JdV by Hyatt: A Lush Escape in Paradise

Photo: Ronil Goa, part of JdV by Hyatt

Previously known as Keys Select by Lemon Tree Hotels, Ronil Resort, Goa, the first five-star boutique resort on this bustling stretch has undergone a metamorphosis, joining the prestigious JdV by Hyatt collection. Nestled amidst lush greenery and the pristine shores of Candolim Beach, it furnishes a haven of tranquility amidst Goa’s vibrant energy. The redesign embraces the natural beauty of its surroundings, incorporating elements of local architecture and sustainable practices. The guest rooms, infused with a light and airy ambiance, offer private balconies or patios, inviting guests to connect with the verdant landscape.

The hotel’s culinary scene reflects the essence of Goa’s laid-back charm. The all-day dining restaurant, The Verandah, features an eclectic menu with local and international influences. The poolside bar, The Shack, caters to refreshing cocktails and light bites, perfect for soaking up the sun. For a touch of fine dining, guests can indulge at The Palms, featuring exquisite seafood dishes and breathtaking ocean views.

Beyond the culinary delights, Ronil Goa offers several activities for a genuinely immersive experience. Guests can participate in yoga sessions on the beach, embark on cultural excursions to nearby villages, or relax by the pool with a good book. The hotel also caters to families, providing a dedicated kids’ club and a range of child-friendly amenities.

Address: Calangute Baga Road, Baga, Goa, 403516, India

Photo: Ronil Goa, part of JdV by Hyatt

Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Ortaköy Bosphorus: Where History Meets Modernity

Photo: Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Ortaköy Bosphorus

Formerly known as Ortaköy Princess Hotel Istanbul, the upscale hotel in the heart of the Bosphorus coastline has joined the renowned Crowne Plaza brand, promising an elevated experience on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait. Nestled in the charming Ortaköy neighborhood, it offers breathtaking views of the iconic waterway and easy access to the city’s historical landmarks. The redesign embraces the building’s Ottoman heritage while incorporating contemporary touches, creating a unique blend of old-world charm and state-of-the-art comfort. The guest rooms, each offering stunning views, feature plush furnishings and technology-driven amenities, ensuring a comfortable and connected stay.

The hotel’s culinary scene reflects Istanbul’s rich tapestry of flavors. The all-day dining restaurant, The Terrace, offers a diverse menu with Turkish and international dishes. The rooftop bar, Sky Bar 360, provides panoramic views and an extensive selection of cocktails and light bites, perfect for a romantic evening or a gathering with friends. For a more intimate experience, guests can indulge at The Gallery Lounge, catering afternoon tea and live music in a sophisticated setting.

Beyond the culinary delights, the Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Ortaköy Bosphorus furnishes a range of experiences for every type of traveler. Guests can explore the bustling Grand Bazaar, cruise along the Bosphorus, or visit the majestic Hagia Sophia. The hotel also caters to business travelers, providing meeting spaces and a dedicated business center.

Address: Dereboyu Caddesi No 10, Ortaköy, 34347 Istanbul, Turkey

Photo: Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Ortaköy Bosphorus

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