Spring is here, along with plenty of exciting new hotel openings and refurbishments. In this monthly roundup, we bring you the latest news in the industry to keep you in the know with all things travel

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Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai now open

The opening of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai marks the first Mandarin Oriental property in the Middle East, a beachfront resort home to 178 spacious rooms and 78 suites—most with a private balcony and terrace, offering private views of the ocean or city skyline.

The luxury hotel also features six unique restaurant and bar concepts and a signature spa that focuses on locally-inspired experiences, including "Nomadic Sensory Journey", a wellness treatment incorporating Emirati drumming and aromas of the desert.

Find out more at mandarinoriental.com

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Pullman Danang unveils new look

Upon completion of a three-month renovation, Pullman Danang Beach Resort introduces its revamped 175 rooms and suites and the debut of its two-bedroom Family Suite.

All rooms and suites have been refurbished with modern Vietnamese design, lending a greater sense of space and a relaxed ambience. Another addition to the luxury resort is the dramatic ocean-facing infinity pool, which illuminates with LED lights after dark.

Find out more at accorhotels.com

See also: 12 Luxury Hotel Openings To Note In 2019

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Twinpalms MontAzure, Phuket to open in July 2019

Twinpalms MontAzure, the sister hotel of boutique beach resort Twinpalms Phuket Resort, is slated to open this year, offering appointed suites, penthouses and private pool suites with stunning views of the Andaman Sea.

The launch will also include a beachside restaurant and lounge concept, Shimmer, which will serve up vibrant flavours of Asia. There will also be a no single-use plastic policy throughout the property.

Find out more at twinpalms-phuket.com

See also: Green Lovin': 6 Luxury Eco Resorts For The Perfect Honeymoon 

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Joins IHGR

Six Senses, the eco-friendly luxury hotel group behind some of the best wellness resorts in the world is now officially part of the InterContinental Hotels Group of brands.

A strong focus on wellbeing and sustainability remains in its upcoming expansion, as Six Senses continues to open properties in off-the-beaten-path locations—from a 14th-century-old restored fort in Rajasthan to Israel’s Negev Desert, to inspire wellness experience unique to the destinations.

Find out more at sixsenses.com

See also: Ocean House: Inside Canada's Secret Eco-Escape

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Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo completes extensive renovation

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has transformed all 179 spacious guest rooms and suites with contemporary designs drawing on the rich Japanese culture and craftsmanship, combined with state-of-the art technology to create an authentic, enriching guest experience.

Paying tribute to the neighbourhood of Nihonbashi, where the luxury hotel is located, textile designer Reiko Sudo used locally produced fabrics in all room interiors as a nod to the culture of the Kimono.

Find out more at mandarinoriental.com

See also: 48 Hours In Tokyo

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Laucala Island makeover

A luxury resort set upon a private island of 3,200 acres in the Fijian Pacific archipelago, Laucala Island has undergone a soft refurbishment with new additions to the property's villas including exterior canopies and oversized day beds to provide the ultimate island escape.

The resort's restaurants and bars have also been elevated with bespoke furniture and decor, creating a relaxing and inviting space for exquisite dining experiences. 

Find out more at lhw.com

See also: 10 Scenic Marathons And Races In Asia Worth Travelling For

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Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing scheduled to open in March

Slated to open on March 18, 2019, Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing will be the hotel group’s first hotel in China’s capital. Overlooking spectacular views of Beijing’s historic landmarks—including The Forbidden City—the hotel will house 73 luxurious guest rooms and suites.

The hotel is offering an opening package that includes a complimentary daily credit of CNY888 to be spent throughout the property—whether you’re in the mood for a tipple at the MO Bar or a pampering treatment at The Spa.

Find out more at mandarinoriental.com

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The Ritz-Carlton opens second property in India

Following its first property in Bangalore, The Ritz-Carlton is expanding its portfolio with a new property in Pune, a vibrant metropolis that has been ranked “the most liveable city in India”.

The Ritz-Carlton, Pune will feature 198 guest rooms and suites, complete with an Indian, Japanese and all-day dining restaurant, fitness facilities, a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa and a rooftop club lounge—it's safe to say that it's shaping up to become one of the country’s most luxurious lifestyle destinations.

Find out more at ritzcarlton.com

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