2017’s Most Anticipated Opening Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, like nowhere else in Ibiza

The Balearic Island’s most exciting new luxury five-star resort, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, a member of the globally recognised Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldTM (SLH), is set to open on 30th June 2017. Located on the shores of Talamanca Bay, the sophisticated yet fun loving beach retreat will be like nowhere else in Ibiza.

Ibiza Bay is designed to be the ultimate playground for grown-ups. The Ibizan style rooms and suites, two private seafront pools, restaurants, spa, boutique, adult and family experiences have been carefully curated to provide guests with the finest, authentic island escape, without ever having to leave the resort.

“MC Hotels, the owners of Spain’s iconic Marbella Club and Puente Romano and London & Regional have set a vision to create Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay as a lifestyle beach resort in Ibiza, and distinct from all other offerings on the island.” said Trevor Horwell, Chief Executive of Nobu Hospitality. “Nobu’s global customers will be excited and passionate about this unique and fun luxury resort and will become another destination on the growing map of Nobu Hotels and Nobu Restaurants.”

Ideally positioned on the white sandy beaches of Talamanca Bay, two kilometres north of Ibiza Town (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and a leisurely fifteen minutes’ walk from trendy boutiques and clubs of Marina Botafoch; Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Offering four restaurants and a pool bar, Ibiza Bay is a food lover’s paradise. There are no fixed agendas; breakfast is served at guests’ leisure and spontaneous lunches blend into vivacious nights.

Savour Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature Japanese fusion dishes, as well as special creations inspired by Ibiza itself at Nobu, the resort’s signature restaurant. Chambao, in collaboration with El Chiringuito de Es Cavallet is Ibiza Bay’s laidback chiringuito. The freshly prepared seafood is as much of the attraction as the cocktails and beach vibe. At night, Chambao is the place to be for chilled-out parties with family and friends. The Peyote Group is bringing the vibrant spirit of modern Mexico City to

Ibiza with its contemporary and refined take on renowned Mexican food. For those looking for healthy fare, the deliciously wholesome café Celicioso will recharge guests with mouth-watering gluten-free cuisine, nourishing juices and superfood salads.

From the enticing, immersive and fun culinary options to the 152 rooms and suites, every detail at Ibiza Bay has been designed with the guests’ comfort in mind. Inspired by the colours of the island, rooms are decorated with soft furnishings, natural wood, and artisan ceramics, using a colour palette of whites, golds and blues. Tasteful details like mother-of-pearl inlay and hand-blown pendant lights lend a lavish yet comfortable feel to the rooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows and open terraces mean guests will wake to the scent of wild jasmine and fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves, whilst luxurious Natura Bisse amenities offer pre-and post-beach pampering.

The expansive Presidential and Royal Suites boast grand terraces overlooking the Mediterranean, an outdoor Jacuzzi, sprawling living room and private bar. Accommodation options vary from Cool and Deluxe rooms to Junior and Grand Suites.

Ibiza Bay brings the first Six Senses Spa to the island. There will be signature journeys, anti-aging treatments, innovative fitness workouts and top-notch manicures at the healthy juice and nail bar, where guests can enjoy some TLC over a glass of delicious smoothie or juice. Outdoor beach cabanas are the perfect place for those who enjoy the sweeping views during the treatment.

Offering unparalleled fun, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay’s Kids Club is engaging and exploratory, so much so that grown-ups will want to become kids again. From bohemian foraging sessions to a cookery school and Ibizan inspired programmes; Ibiza Bay’s Kids Club is imaginative and innovative.

At Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, indulgence and serenity cohabit peacefully. Rates start at 490 Euros per night, based on double occupancy.

www.slh.com/nobuibizabay

MANATHAI Hotels and Resorts

MANATHAI Hotels and Resorts has released early bird rates for all meetings and events booked to take place at the boutique hotel group’s resorts in Koh Samui and Khao Lak between 1 May – 24 December 2017.

Creative corporate event organisers looking to add a little tropical flare to their organisation’s brainstorming and team-building sessions can arrange memorable meetings, corporate events, conferences and private functions surrounded by Thailand’s southern splendour.

“From intimate team-building sessions to full scale conferences, our experienced planning specialists work closely with companies and organisations to create events of all kinds that match their needs, group size and budget,” says John Gill, General Manager, MANATHAI Khao Lak. “We understand the time, financial and logistical commitment it takes to travel with a team, so we focus on the details to ensure every meeting and function is a creative success.”

Known for offering tranquil escapes in some of the country’s most pristine beachside locations, MANATHAI Khao Lak and MANATHAI Koh Samui feature comfortable, Thai-inspired accommodation set in lush tropical surroundings. Each property boasts half-day and full-day meetings packages, along with a range of additional activities, services and event options, and sophisticated outdoor venues for cocktail receptions or pre-dinner functions, complemented by exquisite Thai and international dining.

The latest meeting technologies and audio-visual systems are also installed and available at each property with personalised themed parties, live entertainment, made-to-order cooking stations and inspired décor all on offer to lift ordinary events to the next level.

While MANATHAI Khao Lak is the more remote option to hold memorable events, with two modest meeting rooms of 75 sqm and 150 sqm respectively. Meanwhile, larger groups can take advantage of the offerings at MANATHAI Koh Samui, where three separate function rooms range from 51 sqm to 147 sqm in size and can be configured in a variety of ways to suit different requirements. Groups staying at MANATHAI Koh Samui can also take advantage of the resort’s active CSR programme to help promote a group spirit and give back to the island by incorporating green meeting practices to reduce their carbon footprint.

Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou

Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou, a hotel managed by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, will officially open on 1 March 2017. At 2,500 metres above sea level, the 209-key mountain retreat within the Sichuan Province is a true Sanctuary for the Senses offering awe-inspiring 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountain and valley landscape.

Jiuzhaigou is a world-renowned destination, surrounded by lush flora and fauna. Experience the captivating landscape that changes with the season – cherry blooms in the spring, sparkling mountainside lakes in the summer, red and yellow foliage in autumn and silvery snow in winter. The region is best known for its blue, green and turquoise-coloured lakes, plunging waterfalls, colourful forests, snow-capped mountains and centuries-old Tibetan culture. Look forward to different experiences and spectacular views with every season.

A Guide to Things to Do

Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou has curated a list of activities for a memorable and authentic stay experience. For couples, take a romantic stroll through the orchards in a nearby village, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere while picking fresh fruit with your loved one. Watch the Romantic Show of Jiuzhaigou, a high-tech live action performance that showcases the ethnic culture and history of Tibetan and Qiang people or enjoy an intimate Destination Dining experience and be fully pampered at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa.

Adventure enthusiasts can take a tour to Jiuzhaigou National Park and explore its ethereal landscape of clear pools, waterfalls, limestone terraces, and lush forests. Immerse in the stunning scenery at Fairy Pool, an unspoiled landscape less travelled or take a road trip to the Zoige Grassland, with its unrivalled panoramic views of the rolling emerald plains, snow covered mountains, and revel in the golden shine reflected from the roofs of nearby Buddhist temples.

Golf lovers can visit the neighbouring Jiuzhai Yunling Golf Club. With its deep valleys to its south and high mountains to its north, it is a rare plateau in the high mountain region. Designed by Mark Hollinger, Partner at JMP Golf Design Group in the United States, the stunning golf course spans an area of more than 115 acres of forest, with 11.5 acres of highland lake and 1.6 acres of alpine lake. The course utilises natural valleys, forests, waterfalls, and lakes to create one of the most beautiful 18-hole golf course in China.

As a one-stop destination resort, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou has also designed family friendly activities for multi-generational travel. The 151 square metre play area at the Kids Club has educational and fun activities for children of all ages. Families that love the outdoors can opt for a jam-making class which includes a trip to Banshan Village to pick fruit and make a delicious pot of fresh fruit jam at the resort. Guests can also take a family trek to the Baihe Nature Reserve to observe rare animal species such as the Sichuan Golden Monkey and Giant Panda. With the assistance of a local guide, families can also hunt for Chinese herbs and edible mushrooms, spend an afternoon in the county town centre listening to Nanping Quzi, a National Intangible Cultural Heritage, or climb to the top of Jubao Mountain for a stunning panoramic view of the entire town from Fengcheng Temple.

Opening Offer

To celebrate its Grand Opening, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou welcomes all guests with an Early Bird offer. From now until June 30, 2017, book a stay seven days in advance on www.banyantree.com and enjoy up to 45% off the Best Available Rate. For a complete experiential package, book the 4 day 3 night Sense of Exploration package and enjoy daily breakfast for two, a day trip to Jiuzhaigou National Park which includes park tickets, round trip transportation, and a picnic lunch, as well as a complimentary upgrade to the next room category. For a romantic getaway with your loved one, book the Sense of Romance package for at least two consecutive nights and enjoy daily breakfast for two, a romantic dinner for two, the ‘Intimate Moments’ room arrangement, as well as complimentary upgrade to the next room category. For a family vacation with young children in tow, book the Sense of Family package for 2 consecutive nights and enjoy daily breakfast for up to three persons, an afternoon tea set, fun parent-child activities, a healthy hotpot set at Gan Hai Zi Restaurant, a complimentary extra bed, as well as complimentary upgrade to next room category. For more details and to make reservations, please call +86 837 889 8888, or email reservations-jiuzhaigou@banyantree.com

World-Class Equestrian Experiences At Nihiwatu’s Sandalwood Stables

Horse riding at Nihiwatu; Horses at Nihiwatu

Nihiwatu is a luxury resort 400 km from Bali, recently awarded the No. 1 Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine. Located on Sumba Island in Eastern Indonesia. The resort is renowned for the natural beauty of its remote location, providing a stunning environment and world-class facilities for equestrian activities including meditative guidance by the resident horse whisperer.

Sandalwood Stables managed by, Carol Sharpe, who works with a team of experienced local guides, offering horse riding lessons and activities at all levels. For first time riders or those who wish to brush up on their riding skills, Nihiwatu can arrange a 1-hour Beginner Riding Confidence Lesson under the guidance of a highly experienced instructor to boost confidence and ability. For enjoying the picturesque scenery, the Sumba Sunset Beach Ride led by one of the local Sumbanese horsemen or a Bush to Beach Trail from the hill tops to the ocean are perfect for the occasion.

For a deeper connective experience with the inner self, guests can experience the Equine Inspired Alignment or Horse Whispering with Carol, who has over 30 years of experience with horses and 10 years of personal development mentoring. The private lessons will enhance the relationship with a horse into personal and professional lives and helps to regain enthusiasm, purpose and passion.

The Kids Pony Club is perfect for children to learn the daily stable routine of grooming, cleaning and feeding. “Learning through fun” at Pony Club and interactive pony play games teaches children equine communication and handling skills. This programme is recommended to children from the age of 5 to 14 years old.

Horse whispering at Sandalwood Stables

Nihiwatu extends a starting rate of USD1,000 ++ per room per night until 31th March 2017, including full board accommodation, Wi-Fi internet, mini-bar, laundry, daily excursions and activities on land, non-motorized sea activities, scheduled group yoga & meditation classes at the Yoga Pavilion. Rates are based on a minimum 3-night stay in an entry-level villa during Shoulder season. Garuda Indonesia currently operates a daily flight from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport to Sumba Island (50 minutes).

www.nihiwatu.com

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Introducing the Hurawalhi Island Resort

The Maldives Newest Romantic, Luxurious All-inclusive Adult Sanctuary

The highly anticipated eco-friendly 90 Villa Hurawalhi Island Resort opened its doors in December 2016 and is the newest romantic, luxurious sanctuary for adults. This unique five-star resort is nestled amongst the spectacular coral reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll and offers guests a truly memorable experience seamlessly integrated into the most spectacular setting. Hurawalhi Island Resort welcomes guests above the age of 15.

Accommodation

On approach during an exhilarating 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from Male, a distinctive collection of Villas can be seen on the glittering lagoon, comprising 60 over water Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas. Superbly designed and extremely spacious (105 and 132 sqm) the Villas are designed as the epitome of tropical chic with clean lines, earth tone colors and natural materials which harmonize flawlessly with the surround lushly vegetated unspoiled island. Soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors and private terraces with panoramic views, provide a serene sanctuary for those seeking luxury and innovation. Villas are equipped with the latest technology including broadband Internet connection, Bluetooth sound bar, 48-inch flat screen TV.

Exquisite Dining Options Including World’s Largest Undersea Restaurant and Candlelight Dinners on the Beach

The exquisite dining options include the scene stealing ‘5.8’ undersea restaurant in an unparalleled setting submerged 5.8 meters under the sea. Cuisine blends the best ingredients with innovation and style, resulting in a showcase of imaginative modern cuisine in a truly unique location, combined with legendary service and world class wines.   Surrounded by out-of-this-world marine life and views, the minimalist-designed restaurant keeps the focus on the outside and rates high on romance, with every table being set for two. The menu concept is a multi-course tasting extravaganza and is available with wine-pairing options recommended by the sommelier.

 

Coming up for air above the water, the Aquarium Restaurant offers stunning sea views by day and romantic candlelit ambiance by night. Serving a contemporary menu with carefully sourced organic and artisanal ingredients and a Teppanyaki grill, there is a strong emphasis on the freshest local seafood and the finest quality prime beef with delectable sushi, sashimi and tempura, all personally prepared for your enjoyment by a highly skilled chef.

Overlooking the tranquil Indian Ocean, Canneli is where guests are treated to the resort’s sumptuous breakfasts. It is the third option for evening dining, serving international cuisine prepared to the highest standards.   Private Beach Dining al fresco under the stars allows guests to create once-in-a-lifetime memories in a romantic setting second to none, while enjoying signature lobster and wagyu beef cooked to order by a personal chef.

At the end of the Ocean Villa jetty, the Champagne Pavilion is the perfect romantic spot to celebrate your romance with a Champagne toast and canapés. The Coco Bar on the beach has an alfresco deck overlooking the lagoon and is perfect for enjoying sunset or after dinner cocktails. The over-water Aquarium Bar adds a third option and variety to quench your thirst.

Pool and in-villa dining are additional options.

Blissful Duniye Spa with Healing Earth™ Organic Products

Hurawalhi Island Resort’s blissful Duniye Spa brings visitors closer to nature overlooking the vibrant turquoise water. Duniye means “universe” and the name represents its philosophy; a universal approach to wellness, with treatments inspired by ancient and modern expertise from around the globe. A strong influence from the healing traditions of Asia and Africa are reflected in the Spa’s offerings, including the use of local ingredients and treatments inspired from traditional cultures. Channeling wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality, the Spa uses only the highest quality chemical-free organic compound products from Healing Earth™, which are free from petrochemicals, synthetics, colourants, DEA, preservatives and parabens.

Environmental Responsibility and Commitment

With a strong environmental focus, Hurawalhi Island Resort is committed to giving back and protecting its pristine environment. Using solar panels to generate 60% of its power from sustainable solar energy, its own water bottling plant (hence no plastic bottles are used), energy saving solutions, hot water recovery and its own Marine Biology Centre with an in-house Marine Biologist, Hurawalhi Island Resort’s eco-credentials are second to none.

In addition, Hurawalhi Island Resort is collaborating with Manta Trust, the marine and conservation specialists. Manta Trust are teaming up with the Island’s in-house 5* PADI instructors to provide educational guided dives and snorkeling in the spectacular reefs and shipwrecks nearby. The Island is a nesting site for green turtles and a breeding ground for Manta Rays. Manta Trust is tasked with preserving this natural habitat as well as education visitors on these beautiful and endangered creatures.

Activities

For activity seekers there is tennis, badminton and beach volleyball, a sports fishing boat for deep-sea fishing excursions. A diver’s paradise awaits, with guided diving and snorkeling boat trips available and a complete PADI 5* training center.   A plethora of water sports activities include jet skis, para-gliding, water skiing wakeboarding, paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaks and catamarans.

Airport Lounge

After clearing Immigration and Customs, guests are greeted by the resort’s Airport staff and are escorted to check-in at the TMA seaplane ticket counter, after which they are transported to the TMA Terminal in a private hotel vehicle. A refreshing cold face towel, warm hospitality, beverage and snacks are offering with free Wi-fi while waiting until the sea plane departs. The Lounge remains open in the late afternoon and evening so guests can relax in comfort until their check-in time for their flight home at the international departure terminal. Private transfer is provided to the international departure terminal. The arrival service is provided free of charge and a nominal fee of USD25 per person is applicable for the departure service.

Reservations and Enquiries

Rates start for USD701 per night nett (inclusive of service charge and applicable taxes). For reservations and enquiries, please contact Hurawalhi Island Resort on:

Email: reservations@hurawalhi.com

Tel: +960 662 2000

Fax: +960 662 5555

www.hurawalhi.com

In the name of love with Jumeirah Vittaveli

The natural beauty of Maldives perfectly complements the romantic moments guests will be able to enjoy this Valentine’s Day at Jumeirah Vittaveli as couples will be able to spend this special day in the most romantic of settings.

If love is a journey, it definitely starts with a romantic dinner. For the beginning of the unforgettable voyage, Jumeirah Vittaveli provides choices to spoil all hearts. The resort’s signature ‘Dining by Design’ experience is the true marriage of fine dining and breath taking scenery. Whether guests wish to dine at the beach side, with an Aqua Dinner inside the pool, or even on a private yacht, Dining by Design caters to all preferences. Guests will be able to book these unique dinners and at the same time, select from a delicious menu created especially for the occasion.

“Jumeirah Vittaveli has just the right mix of ingredients to make this the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration. Our creative chefs provide heart melting gastronomical delights while you are sipping Champagne at the beach overlooking the perfect sunset of rich hues over the Indian Ocean with soft melodies in the background. This is where cupid himself would spend his Honeymoon” said Amit Majumder, General Manager, Jumeirah Vittaveli.

The Colour of love will be splashed upon all dining outlets for the night. Samsara, the main restaurant, will be hosting a special Valentine’s buffet alongside a curated menu of cocktails. A romantic set menu will be available for diners at the French specialty restaurant Fenesse, not only serving delicious culinary delights accompanied by Champagne, but also offering an a la carte menu created around the exclusive white truffle. Moreover, guests visiting Jumeirah Vittaveli in February can enjoy a special Wine Dinner by the winery of Domaine Hamelin, France. The winemaker himself, Mr Charles Hamelin, will be visiting the resort to host an exclusive dinner where guests may experience a set menu of six courses, each paired with a wine by Domaine Hamelin, and learn about the factors that influence each wine’s distinct qualities, typicity and expression.

The mood, however, isn’t set unless there is the right music to complete the setting. Alesya Ostrovskaya, a pianist and violinist from Belarus, brings her melodies to the tropics to give Valentine’s Day a soulful backdrop for an evening of pure romance. She will be performing throughout the month of February at Samsara and Fenesse.

The only thing that remains is a way for guests to cherish their romantic Jumeirah Vittaveli memories even after they leave. For this, Jumeirah Vittaveli brought caricature artist Somrak Puttharuksa, who popularly goes by the name of ‘Aon’ in his home city of Bangkok. He will move across the resort, turning vacationing lovebirds into pieces of art the couple can take home after their romantic holiday ends.

Jumeirah Vittaveli offers romantic escapes as well as a host of land- and water-based activities, including a PADI Dive base, water sports centre, four restaurants and two bars, and a Talise Spa with overwater and garden treatment rooms. With its focus on cultural connection and organic experiences in a luxurious setting, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers guests a true Maldivian island experience.

https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/maldives/jumeirah-vittaveli/

Have an Epicurean Experience and a Suite Stay this Valentine’s Day at The Langham, Hong Kong

Delight in an intimate meal for two and have a retreat filled with romance

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a delicious rendezvous and a suite retreat at The Langham, Hong Kong hotel. Each restaurant will be offering specially created delicacies for couples to savour every sweet moment, along with a romantic getaway package to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Bostonian Seafood and Grill

The master chefs of the Bostonian Seafood and Grill set an appetising stage for a romantic rendezvous. Presenting a five-course set menu, guests will enjoy an exquisite presentation that is guaranteed to impress loved ones. Each couple will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and will start their culinary affair with a special amuse bouche – Rose, Ginger, and Yuzu-infused Hokkaido Scallop. Camouflaged within the centre of a pink rose, guests will enjoy a delicate display that is almost too pretty to eat. Another romantic gesture on the menu is the Cherry Mon Amour dessert. Presented as cherries with an exterior glaze, expect a sweet mixture of cherry, kirsch fruit brandy and pistachio.

The special Valentine’s set menu is priced at HK$1,188 per person and available for a minimum of two dinner patrons on 14 February 2017 only.


Palm Court

Indulge in a range of colourful emotions with the 50 Shades of Pink Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court lounge. Executive Pastry Chef Matthieu Godard has created a selection of edible pink shades from Carmine made of sablé breton, vanilla cremeux, and mixed berries, to Cerise featuring cherry mousse, lemon curd and homemade biscuit. The experience continues with a savoury assortment of “pseudo” tomatoes with fillings of smoked salmon and cream cheese, chicken with Dijon mustard and green pea hummus with sesame paste. The Palm Court bakery will also serve a warm selection of plain and golden raisin scones, Devonshire clotted cream, and organic strawberry and rose preserves.

The 50 Shades of Pink Afternoon Tea is available from 11 to 14 February 2017 and priced at HK$598 for two persons.


T’ang Court

Fall in love over a heart-warming Valentine’s experience at three Michelin-star T’ang Court. Working with only the finer ingredients in life, the culinary maestros prepare a sensory-inspired authentic menu that has been carefully crafted for this special day. From the rejuvenating Double Boiled Fish Maw with Sea Whelk and Chicken Soup and Braised Dried Abalone with Bêche-de-Mer, to the Double Boiled Imperial Bird’s Nest with Almond Juice, splurge on the six-course degustation menu for a night to remember.

The menu is priced at HK$1,780 per person and exclusively available on the evening of 14 February 2017.


The Food Gallery

The Food Gallery restaurant spreads the love by featuring the finest buffet this Valentine’s Day. On the evening of 14 February 2017, every dining guest will enjoy a pink welcome drink to celebrate the occasion and feast on the best assortment of savoury and sweet fare. Every two dinner buffet patrons will also receive an exclusive pink chocolate fondue set served with various heart-shaped cake pops, fresh fruits and sweet marshmallows.

The Valentine’s dinner buffet is priced at HK$648 per person with a minimum booking of two persons and available only on the night of 14 February 2017.

Main St. Deli

Lovebirds looking for a casual night should cosy up with Main St. Deli’s comfort food. Preparing a four-course set menu, guests can tuck in to the Maine Crab and Rose Essence Butternut Squash Soup, along with a choice of the Roasted Rack of Lamb or the Mustard and Sesame Crusted Sea Bass Fillet Linguini with Lobster Cream Sauce. Completing the night is the not-to-be-missed Lover’s Dessert.

The set dinner is available on 14 February 2017 and priced at HK$998 for two persons.

Artesian bar

Have a taste of an intoxicating February with the Artesian bar’s Adorable Fizz cocktail. Exuding an enticing pink hue for visual appeal, this special love potion is a blend of Eden Mill Love Gin, Akvavit, St-Germain Elderflower, rose syrup and lemon juice.

This concoction is priced at HK$142 per glass and is offered throughout the month of February at the Artesian bar and the Bostonian Seafood and Grill.

All prices are subject to a 10 percent service charge.

For restaurants reservations and enquiries, please call 2132 7898 or email tlhkg.fbservicecentre@langhamhotels.com.

Suite Romance Package

Experience the ultimate urban retreat at The Langham, Hong Kong hotel. The Suite Romance package suits all couples looking to get away and reside in designer comfort with amorous amenities to help celebrate their love in style. Relax in a luxurious One Bedroom Suite with champagne on ice, make use of the HK$2,340 hotel dining credit to indulge in gourmet excellence, and explore nearby city sights. Available for arrivals from 1 through 15 February 2017, the package includes:

· A special rate of HK$5,999 per room night, subject to 10 percent service charge
· Luxurious accommodation in a One Bedroom Suite
· One bottle of signature Champagne
· HK$2,340 hotel dining credit per stay, excluding T’ang Court
· Daily in-room breakfast for two
· Complimentary access to The Langham Club lounge for up to two guests
· Complimentary high-speed internet access throughout the hotel

Terms and conditions apply.

For reservations and enquiries, please call 2378 9988 or email tlhkg.resv@langhamhotels.com.

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Luxury, Elegance and Romance for Valentines at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai

Valid from 8-28 February 2018

The award-winning 137 Pillars House is a stunning 30 suite boutique Hotel with a rich colonial past; built around the original colonial teak homestead which dates back to the late 1800’s. It is located in a leafy residential enclave a few minutes’ walk from the historical Watt Gate Temple, Ping River and boutique shopping area.

137 Pillars House is THE perfect destination for romance, whether for your first visit, Valentines, a romantic getaway or your annual anniversary tradition. Once you have experienced this special property you are sure to want to return again and again.

Elegantly designed luxurious suites take you back to the romantic colonial era. Black and white tiled verandas, cane shades, rattan furniture and free standing Victorian baths are reminders of days gone by, and blend with modern facilities including romantic outdoor gardens showers, flat screen televisions and the all important wi-fi access.

A range of bespoke dining options include the Palette Restaurant, Jack Bain’s Bar, Parlor, The Dining Room, Kitchen and Private Dining, using locally sourced organic ingredients. Recreation facilities include the Spa, Gymnasium and Swimming Pool.

The 137 Pillars House Valentine’s Day Package, valid from 8-28 February 2017 is priced at

THB 40,494 nett (inclusive of applicable service charge and Government taxes)

  • Private round trip airport transfers by limousine
  • Two night’s accommodation in a stunning Rajah Brooke Suite
  • Complimentary fruit basket on arrival
  • Sumptuous daily breakfast for two at The Dining Room
  • An elegant six-course Romantic Valentine’s dinner served on the balcony of your suite or at Palette Restaurant as you prefer
  • Signature cocktail at the colonial Jack Bain’s bar for two
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access

 

Additional nights are available at best available rate for applicable dates, and are inclusive of accommodation and breakfast. All rates are nett, inclusive of applicable service charge and Government taxes.

 

For more information and reservations, please contact 137 Pillars House on:

 Tel:                            +66 53 247 788

Fax:                           +66 53 247 780

Email:                      stay@137pillarshouse.com

Website:                  www.137pillarschiangmai.com

Facebook:              www.facebook.com/137pillarshouse.com

The stunning Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin Opens its Doors to Guests

The 344-room Songbei Shangri-La opened today in the fabled city of ice – Harbin, marking Shangri-La’s second debut in this north eastern city 18 years after the group opened the Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin in 1999. The gleaming new property anchors Shangri-La in the heart of Songbei’s business district and in a historic city that has witnessed the dawn of the Jin (1115-1234) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties, as well as cultural influences from neighbouring Russia.

Located on the edge of the Songhua River’s north bank and a convenient five-minute drive from the city’s internationally renowned ice festival at the Ice & Snow World, Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin is in a neighbourhood that includes local attractions such as the Sun Island Garden, Siberian Tiger Park and Harbin Great Theatre. Just 40 minutes and 30 minutes away are the international airport and Harbin West Railway Station, respectively.

“We are proud to have been part of Harbin’s development as a global destination and to have welcomed travellers with Shangri-La’s heart-warming hospitality for nearly two decades,” said Tyson Wang, Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin’s General Manager. “With a second property, we look forward to unveiling new lifestyle experiences and inviting the community and international visitors to enjoy our blend of tradition and modernity in Harbin.”

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, an introductory offer priced from RMB 1,350 per night is available until 20 February 2017 and includes daily breakfast buffet. The supplementary breakfast charge for a second guest sharing the same room is RMB 50 and double GC Award Points for Shangri-La’s Golden Circle members. For reservations, call (86 451) 5862 9999 or email: reservations.shas@shangri-la.com. The room rate is subject to a 10 per cent service charge and six per cent government value-added tax.

Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin features guest rooms and suites ranging from 42 to 175 square metres, as well as uninterrupted views of the city and river through floor-to-ceiling windows. Appointed in a contemporary style with tranquil hues and local art pieces, each living space integrates mood lighting and free Wi-Fi with a spacious marble bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The hotel also provides 33 executive serviced apartments for longer-term guests.

The three largest suites – the Lilac, Songbei and Shangri-La Suites – elevate the concept of luxury with stylish interiors for family or business entertaining on the top floors of the hotel. Adding to the exclusivity is the Horizon Club Lounge, where Horizon Club and suite guests can enjoy extra privileges including express check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast buffet, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails, and concierge service.

Shang Kitchen, the hotel’s main restaurant, celebrates Chinese cuisine with Peking roast duck, clay pot dishes and northeast regional specialties in a setting that boldly blends splashes of lilac and emerald green with lattice screens. Private dining rooms are available for intimate occasions.

Revolving around interactive theatre kitchens, Café Song is a lively dining hub accented by a mix of polished wood floors and coloured floor tiles. Offerings from the international buffet and blackboard menus represent the restaurant’s relaxed vibe that is extended to its outdoor terrace.

Beneath an exposed ceiling and industrial- style interior is De Drunk’n Pig – the hotel’s specialty bar that serves an array of local and international beer, and pork dishes to share. Its youthful take on casual chic includes distressed leather chairs, salvaged objects, drop lights and wall graffiti, making this the place to unwind after hours with the resident DJ.The Lobby Lounge provides a gathering place for elegant afternoon high tea, light bites or all-day refreshments.

Guests searching for a more relaxed getaway can unwind at the hotel’s Health Club where a fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms are available. Pampering treatments, drawing on traditional Chinese philosophy, at CHI, The Spa’s private suites provide a therapeutic escape with skilled therapists.

Catering to prestigious conferences and banquets are the hotel’s extensive meeting facilities including Songbei’s largest pillar-less ballroom, which covers 1,616 square metres and seats up to 1,000 guests for receptions. An additional ballroom at 408 square metres and two function rooms are equipped with state-of- the-art technology.

 

Luxury Redefined at Villa Lulito in Seminyak

Located in Seminyak’s upmarket Oberoi district, Villa Lulito offers two things. Firstly, a tropical urban escape within easy reach of many unique Bali experiences and secondly, a chic exclusivity to discerning traveller.

The villa provides a perfect base for an intimate dinner or before painting the town red. This stylish white-on-white residence with a chic nautical theme and palpable colonial twist is only a short stroll from the beach, world-class restaurants, cool cafes, trendy boutiques and swanky spas. With ample spaces for all, Villa Lulito is a perfect choice for a family holiday or groups of couples or friends.

Four luxurious pavilions are oriented around a generous 15-metre swimming pool, creating one stunning residence. Verdant landscaped gardens fringe each pavilion beautifully and provide a stunning setting for alfresco dining. The two-level sleeping pavilion has a wide balcony with views over the inviting pool. A well-equipped kitchen and relaxed dining space are housed in another pavilion while a formal dining area adjoins glorious living spaces that are adorned with elegant furnishings and modern facilities in a grand central pavilion.

A quick phone call to your villa manager is all it takes to request spa therapists to the villa for rejuvenating treatments in the privacy of your villa. Exciting day trips can be arranged too, whether it is exploring the beautiful rice terraces of the artists’ town of Ubud, surfing Bali’s world-famous surf breaks or international-quality golfing and boating. The best thing of all, knowing that it is a joy to return to an evening of five-star comfort and luxury at your villa.

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