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New year, new travels—from Jumeirah Group's first luxury eco-conscious resort to the first Swissôtel in Indonesia, read on to find out what's new in these top destinations in 2019:

1. Jumeirah Group’s first luxury eco-conscious resort on Saadiyat Island

Just opened its door in November 2018, Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort boasts a prime location next to one of the most spectacular beaches in the Arabian Gulf—only a 20-minute drive from Abu Dhabi city centre.

With rooms overlooking the mediterranean sea, the luxury beachfront resort is home to a world-class spa, three outdoor infinity pools, a kids' pool and a Bodyism Wellness Centre. Eco-conscious practices at the resort includes preserving the island's natural sand dunes and a plastic-free policy to ensure an eco-friendly, luxurious island escape for travellers.

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See also: Asia's First Single-Use Plastic-Free Hotel 

2. Westin Yokohama to open in 2020

Westin Yokohama, the seventh Westin hotel in Japan is set to open in 2020 as part of a 23-storey new build, mixed-use development in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. The hotel will feature the brand's signature wellness offerings, including Westin Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath in all guest rooms, Westin Heavenly Spa and indoor heated pool.

For those who like to stay fit on the road, the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio will offer state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a gear lending program and a guided run led by the hotel's Run Concierge to help you stay on top of your fitness goals.

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3. Cathay Pacific now flies to Komatsu

Cathay Pacific is introducing a new seasonal service to Komatsu, a city located in Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture. The new route will start operating on April 3, 2019 until October 26, 2019. Known for its historic attractions, mountainous landscapes and wild coastlines, the destination makes an exciting introduction to the historic Hokuriku region.

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4. Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts debuts in Indonesia

Slated to open in mid-2019, Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue marks Swissotel Hotels and Resorts’ first property in Indonesia. Located in a mixed-used lifestyle mall complex, the Jakarta hotel will feature the city’s largest event space of 3,044 square metres that can accommodate up to 3,000 guests in its ballroom, together with 412 guest rooms, six dining outlets, an executive lounge, the Pürovel Spa & Sport facility.

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5. Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit opens

Situated on the vibrant Sukhumvit Road, the newly opened Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit is connected to the Nana BTS station via a sky bridge and marks the fourth Hyatt hotel along the Sukhumvit BTS train line.

Each of the 273 guest rooms is equipped with the Hyatt Mobile Entry technology, which enables guests to use their smartphone instead of a room key card, and comes with a Handy smartphone for travellers to stay connected and explore the city with ease.

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See also: 10 Places In Bangkok For Design Lovers

6. Hotel Grand Powers reopens

Located in the heart of the Parisian Golden Triangle, the century-old Hotel Grand Powers has undergone a makeover since July 2017, and is set to reopen on 4 January, 2019 as a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The new hotel rooms and suites are polished with three harmonic hues of powdered pink, blue or celadon, matched by contemporary, bespoke furniture and noble materials. Book early for rooms with a balcony and Eiffel Tower views.

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See also: World's First And Only Chanel Spa Opens In The Ritz Paris

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