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The Crowne Plaza Melbourne has completed a $25 million refurbishment of its guest rooms, phase one of a complete hotel revamp. All 402 of its rooms received the royal treatment, with accommodation now featuring contemporary bathrooms, standalone showers, premium bedding, designer furnishings and refreshed artwork. Connectivity throughout the entire hotel has also been upgraded. Phase two of the refurbishment will commence in the second quarter of 2019 and focus on public areas.
Wellness resort Chiva-Som in Sydney has reopened after a six-month closure to complete the third of four stages of a major renovation project. The latest phase of the refresh included a complete overhaul of the Thai Pavilions, Emerald Room, Orchid Lounge, Library, Fitness Centre and Niranlada Medi-Spa. The look aims to enhance its native Thai tropes by using materials such as local sustainable teak, silk and bamboo.
A brand new wing with leisure facilities and rooms for business and leisure travellers has been opened at SO Sofitel Hua Hin in Thailand. New amenities include a signature pool, consisting of a water playground anchored by an adventure course, pool villas and family suites, as well as a dedicated kids’ pool area which boasts the Kids’ Tent, a kids’ club where young children can enjoy fun activities and entertainment.