Preferred Hotels & Resorts recently announced the addition of four exciting and distinctive new properties in Asia – including its first Legend collection hotels in Bali and Shanghai. Located in three popular leisure destinations and one up-and-coming business hub, these four highly anticipated openings are poised to inject new life into Asia’s independent hotels.
Opening in 2016
Katamama – Bali, Indonesia
The first Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection property in Bali, Katamama presents 58 suites, inspired by the rich heritage of Indonesia, and attention to detail, with every aspect of the hotel featuring bespoke design elements crafted by local artisans. Amenities at this intimate hotel include a gym, private pool and pool deck, the Akademi ‘Centre of Mixology’ created by award-winning mixologist Dre Masso, and a specialty restaurant featuring Spanish cuisine. Katamama is located on Petitenget Beach in Seminyak next to the award-winning Potato Head Beach Club.
Wanda Reign On The Bund – Shanghai, China
The first Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection property in Shanghai, Wanda Reign on the Bund is the flagship hotel of Wanda Hotels & Resorts, the largest luxury hotel company in China. Designed by the globally acclaimed Foster & Partners, this hotel features an Art Deco influence that integrates architectural styles of different cultures with the classical art forms of Shanghai, including significant details such as the city’s flower, the magnolia, in its design. Upon its debut, Wanda Reign on the Bund will offer 193 opulent rooms, including 14 suites and a 288-square-metre Chairman Suite with unobstructed views of The Bund, Huangpu River and Pudong Skyline, each equipped with wireless control dashboards, valet service boxes and Hermès or L’Occitane amenities, as well as five food and beverage experiences that will include MARC, a French fine-dining restaurant by two-Michelin-starred chef Marc Meneau. *Wanda Reign will be live and bookable on www.preferredhotels.com from September 2016.
klapsons The River Residences Bangkok – Thailand
klapsons The River Residences Bangkok offers 77 serviced and private residences situated more than 23 floors directly above the Chao Praya River. Designed by William Sawaya of contemporary design forerunner Sawaya & Moroni, this property invites guests to enjoy riverside views and dedicated services such as a private pier with ferry shuttle to the nearest rail station, providing convenient access to all of Bangkok. One of three Preferred Serviced Residences properties in Southeast Asian, klapsons The River Residences Bangkok is the ideal home-away-from home for long-stay corporate travellers and families on an extended holiday.
WEIL Hotel – Ipoh, Malaysia
Once a thriving colonial tin mining hub in the 1930s, the city of Ipoh has evolved into one of Asia’s up-and-coming must-see destinations for both business and leisure travellers and is home to WEIL Hotel, a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection. Adjoining the Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre, the hotel epitomises Asian hospitality throughout its 313 guestrooms and amenities that include six dining experiences and a rooftop infinity pool and bar.
Travellers who stay at these four new properties can enjoy additional benefits by enrolling in the iPrefer guest loyalty programme, which extends points redeemable for free nights and other expenditures, elite status and special benefits such as complimentary internet upon every eligible stay at more than 550 participating properties worldwide.