Third Rove hotel opens in Dubai
Emaar brand Rove Hotels opened a third hotel in Dubai this week. Rove Healthcare City is situated next to the American Hospital, between Dubai Healthcare City and Oud Metha metro stations. With 268 rooms, a 24-hour gym, swimming pool and self-service laundromat, the 11-storey hotel is also close to the E11 motorway and Dubai International Airport. Rooms from Dh420 per night including taxes (www.rovehotels.com).
London gets new Four Seasons
Ten Trinity Square, a spectacular listed building across the road from the Tower of London, has reopened as the capital’s second Four Seasons property. The building dates from 1922 and was formerly the headquarters of the Port of London Authority. Closed for the past 25 years, the most historic parts of the ground floor, including the wood-pannelled UN Ballroom, have been preserved, while the hotel’s 89 rooms and 41 private residences have a softer feel. Some of the 11 suites preserve their high ceilings and original plasterwork. One of the hotel’s three restaurants is run by the three Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic. A luxurious spa will open in April. Rooms cost from £344 (Dh1,500) per night including taxes (www.fourseasons.com).
Maldives welcomes 77 villas at St Regis
St Regis Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in the Maldives, the St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, on a 22-acre private island in Dhaalu Atoll, south-west of the capital Male. The hotel has 77 villas, including over-water villas and beach villas, a diving centre and six restaurants, a children’s club, spa and beauty salon. Villas are from US$1,982 (Dh7,270) per night including taxes (www.starwoodhotels.com).
First Azerai hotel opens in Laos
A hotel brand started by Adrian Zecha, the founder of Aman Hotels, has launched with the opening of its first property in Luang Prabang, Laos. The Azerai Luang Prabang is a refurbishment of a 1960s hotel and offers 53 rooms priced from US$300 (Dh1,100) per night including taxes. Azerai is designed to represent a “new story and brand of hotels that offers guests simple elegance, refined design, discreet and attentive service in places of unique beauty and cultural interest” (www.azerai.com).