ENCHANTED ISLAND RESORT BY JA RESORTS & HOTELS

The award-winning, Enchanted Island Resort, Seychelles, Managed by JA Resorts & Hotels has launched a new Premium All-Inclusive Supplement that allows guests to enter into a complete JA heartfelt hospitality experience at the 5-star, secluded property, which has been hailed as a hidden gem in the Indian Ocean.

Available with immediate effect, the Premium All-Inclusive Supplement is available to guests staying a minimum of 3-nights for HKD 1,652 per person (aged 12 and above) and HKD 1,348 per person per day (children between 08-11.9 years). With this, guests can enjoy additional experiences such as; all food and beverages served in Bounty Restaurant; all food and beverages served in Castaway Bar; room service throughout the day; minibar replenished once per day; alcoholic beverages, served from 9am-11pm and 25% discount on all spa treatments.

Set in five acres of natural greenery, Enchanted Island Resort is situated in an exclusive location within one of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s protected National Marine Parks. Holiday-makers to the resort can relish in tranquillity encircled by white sand, turquoise water and lush tropical flora.

Sitting alongside Castaway Bar, the Bounty Restaurant overlooks the resort’s main swimming pool and serves contemporary international and Creole cuisine. In-villa dining and private gourmet experiences enhance the culinary choices on offer.

Leisure facilities include an exclusive stretch of private beach, a beautifully landscaped swimming pool, and complimentary use of snorkelling equipment and kayaks. Guests will also be able to enjoy an exotic menu of treatments and therapies at the resort’s Serena Spa. In addition to wellness experiences, the spa also offers yoga sessions – on request, a gym and a number of holistic therapies.

The boutique-style resort features a total of eight one-bedroom Private Pool Villas and two two-bedroom Enchanted Signature Villas, which have been designed to reflect the island’s traditional Creole-Seychellois architecture. This makes it perfect for a romantic and secluded getaway. Each villa has its own private infinity pool, a direct walkway to the beach, outdoor deck and rain shower, a French bathtub, king-size bed, LED television with satellite channels, DVD player, iPod docking station and complimentary Wi-Fi.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

All Inclusive meal plan supplement quoted as per person per day.
12 years and above full supplement will be applicable.
Available with immediate effect for any stays with a minimum length of 3 nights
The All Inclusive Supplement is a fixed supplement and cannot be combinable with any other contracted promotions and/or tactical offers.
JA Resorts & Hotels reserve the right to withdraw or amend the offers at any given time.

For further information on JA Resorts & Hotels and its luxurious properties, please visit jaresortshotels.com

NEW HOTELS JOIN SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD™

This May Small Luxury Hotels of the World is welcoming five new luxury properties to its portfolio. Introducing a brand new eco-certified hotel in Cap Corsica, a newly opened palazzo turned boutique retreat in Rome, a serene forest dwelling in Izu, Japan and a sophisticated retreat wrapped up in bright botanic gardens in Puerto Vallarta.

Le Domaine Misincu: Corsica
Rooms from 230 EUR per night (approx.. 2,007 HKD)
www.slh.com/misincu
Opening June 2017

Due to open in June 2017, set in 35 hectares of natural parks and gardens, Le Domaine Misincu will be the only five-star rated environmentally friendly and eco-certified luxury boutique hotel in the region of Cap Corsica. Highly protected, savage and unspoilt in natural beauty, Cap Corse is the last remaining “wild” part of the island and therefore nicknamed as “the island on the island” which sets its history apart from the rest of the island. Aiming for Corsican modern luxury living at its best, Le Domaine Misincu is an epitomised “barefoot casual luxury” experience with a holistic approach. Contemporary yet traditional in style, the hotel pays homage to Corsican heritage and the outstanding beauty of its natural surroundings coupled with 21st century amenities for today’s luxury leisure travellers. Whether it is the vast range of local products in the F&B outlets, Corsican fabrics, materials and woods to be used for anything interior design or the fleet of Tesla cars available for guests, any stay here is to reflect an authentic Cap Corse experience.

SLH Insider Tip: Book a private wine and cheese tasting at the hotel to sample the best of the islands produce.

Casa Velas: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Rooms from 536 USD per night (approx.. 4,173 HKD)
www.slh.com/casavelas

Found amidst blooming grounds of tropical flora, the adult-only hotel and ocean club, Casa Velas, sets the scene for a perfect romantic seaside escape. The 80 suites offer guests a private piece of luxury in the botanic gardens and the wooden beams and furniture and earthy tones are inspired by traditional Mexican designs. The hotel is just minutes from the beach, an 18-hole golf course and the buzzing boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta. The treatments at Casa Velas Spa draw on ancient wisdom and local ingredients, with treatment rooms for couples and singles, a hydrotherapy area and beauty salon. The on-site restaurant, Emiliano, is an AAA Four Diamond rated a la carte fine dining restaurant, headed up by one of the area’s leading chefs, serving Mexican and international cuisine. Alternatively guests can opt to take a short stroll to the Ocean Club for Asian-inspired cuisine and cocktails on the beachfront.

SLH Insider Tip: Spend a day at the Vallarta Botanic Gardens where you’ll find hundreds of native plants, miles of hiking trails through native forests, and streams that you can bathe in on a hot day.

Margutta 19: Rome, Italy
Rooms from 370 EUR per night (approx.. 3,229 HKD)
www.slh.com/margutta
Opening July 2017

This brand new Roman boutique hotel will open its doors on July 1 2017. Tucked away on Via Margutta – known locally as ‘the artist’s street’ thanks to famous prior residents such as Picasso and Stravinsky, this elegant palazzo has been given a modern make over. Despite its city location Margutta 19 provides a chic and restful escape, away from the buzz of Rome. The 16 rooms have been styled in gentle shades of sage and ivory, with parquet floors, travertine marble bathrooms, king size beds and Frette linens. Classic and deluxe suites overlook the cobbled Via Margutta and its terracotta buildings, while the Garden Suite comes with its own 43 square metre terrace. Restaurant Assaggia is courtesy of Angelo Troiani who serves his own inventive spin on Roman classics, including recipes handed down through generations of the hotel owner’s family.

SLH Insider Tip: When you need a break from sight-seeing, stop for a drink at Il Goccetto, the best wine bar in central Rome known for its cozy atmosphere, excellent wine selection and delicious small plates.

ABBA Resorts Izu: Izu, Japan
Rooms from 151,200 JPY per night (approx.. 10,573 HKD)
www.slh.com/abba
Abba Resorts Izu

Situated on the stunning Jogasaki coast, ABBA resorts Izu is an intimate, 30 room retreat, featuring an indulgent Neen-spa and three world-class restaurants serving French and Japanese fare. Built in the ryokan style of a traditional inn, the luxurious Abba Resorts Izu, blends seamlessly into its ancient forest backdrop. The resort’s natural garden was created from diverse lava formations and the villas come with their own open-air bath, filled with warm, soothing mineral waters flowing in from the Ukiyama Hot Springs that Izu is known for. The rooms are designed to calm and soothe, with woven tatami straw mats and other natural touches in abundance.

SLH Insider Tip: Time your visit to coincide with the annual Kawazu-Zakura cherry blossom festival in late February.

São Lourenço do Barrocal: Monsaraz, Portugal
Rooms from 154 EUR per night (approx.. 1,344 HKD)
www.slh.com/barrocal

This 200 year old family run, fully working farm come luxury boutique retreat seamlessly blends contemporary scandi-style décor with vintage homestead touches. Every element of the hotel celebrates its Alentejo surroundings. Guests can wander the grounds, take a seat in the wooden deck chairs amongst the orange grove, stroll through the wine and vegetable garden, take a dip in the pool or pack up a picnic and cycle to the estates lake. At night guests are invited to enjoy farm-to-table dining at the onsite restaurant, where classic Alentejo flavours are served up using home grown and locally sourced produce alongside the winemakers selection from the onsite vineyard. The 40 rooms, suites and cottages are a tasteful mix of old and new, with white fabrics, wool blankets, carefully selected vintage features and farm views. Certain suites and cottages also come with a private terrace, perfect for star-gazing. A spa by organic Austrian brand Susanne Kaufmann, features an oak wood hot tub and an outdoor pool, as well as a variety of treatments.

SLH Insider Tip: Make use of the on-sight stable and book a scenic horse-back trek (for up to eight guests at a time)

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COMO Uma Ubud: Romantic Escape in Bali

COMO Uma Ubud launches intimate Garden Pool Villas, designed to maximise tranquillity and romance among Bali’s lush jungle

COMO Uma Ubud in Bali is proud to announce the launch of ten new Garden Pool Villas. These accommodations raise the game in Ubud, offering unparalleled space and tranquillity for couples.

Each villa opens onto its own private garden and plunge pool, fringed with jungle. The villas’ pared back aesthetic seamlessly combines traditional Balinese elegance with modern conveniences, including a 42-inch TV, air-conditioning and Bose soundbar. The bathrooms offer a free-standing bathtub and separate shower in shades of white.

The villas give an authentic sense of Indonesia, in the scent of the gardens’ native flora, combined with the tropical light which floods the interiors. They are villas where couples can retreat for days, away from the stresses and hassles of daily life. Yet the lures are manifold, with the resort’s proximity to Ubud’s lively shopping, art and culture, as well as numerous outdoor activities, including temple visits, yoga and volcano hikes.

COMO Uma Ubud is celebrating the launch of these Garden Pool Villas with a new stay package: the ‘Romantic Escape’.

● Two nights in a Garden Pool Villa

● Daily COMO Shambhala Cuisine breakfast for two

● Daily lunch or dinner at Uma Cucina for two

● Two activities to enjoy at COMO Uma Ubud. Choose from:

o A 75-minute COMO Shambhala Massage for two

o A romantic dinner experience for two

o A private cooking class for two

o A 60-minute private yoga lesson for two

o A three-hour private tour of Ubud town for two
Gede Suteja, General Manager of COMO Uma Ubud says: “COMO Uma Ubud has been a leading hotel in Bali for many years, offering couples a relaxing base from which to explore Ubud’s incredible cultural offerings. With the launch of the new Garden Pool Villas, we are now able to offer couples an even greater level of luxury and tranquillity within the resort itself. Our Romantic Escape package will ensure our guests experience the ideal mixture of romance and adventure.”

The price of the Romantic Escape package starts from USD980 for two nights (prices are subject to 21 percent government tax and service charge). The offer is valid until 19th December 2017.

www.comohotels.com/umaubud

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The Amazing Jackalope Hotel

In the heart of the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, Jackalope Hotel’s debut property has been conceived in collaboration with a roll call of Australia’s preeminent creatives. The result is a reimagination of luxury and a new voice in high-end Australian accommodation.

The hotel is a personal project of 29-year-old Melbourne-based entrepreneur, Louis Li, who moved to Melbourne in 2006 to study filmmaking. Rather than tell stories through film, hotel design is now the creative platform. In addition to luxury accommodation and idyllic vineyard views, Jackalope invites guests on a sensory journey—a delicate interplay between the ideal and the surreal—by reimagining the role of art, design, dining and storytelling in the hotel space.

Joining Li’s “production”, Architectural and design firm, Carr Design Group, was instrumental in the creation of the hotel’s bold and contemporary form; Fabio Ongarato Design conceived the brand’s identity; and Melbourne furniture makers, Zuster, crafted much of the hotel’s statement furnishings.

Jackalope’s 46 rooms introduce guests to a reverie of relaxation. 38 sqm ‘Terrace’ or ‘Vineyard View’ categories range through to 85 sqm ‘Lairs’. Floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces connect guests to the rural surrounds while, inside, bathroom features include deep-soak, black Japanese tubs, rain showers and double vanities. The spa-like setting is complete with bath luxuries developed exclusively by Melbourne’s Hunter Lab, including a pinot grape skin and seed bath soak and body scrub, made using grapes from the hotel’s vineyard.

A dining destination in its own right, two restaurants take their place on the site under the culinary direction of Executive Chef, Guy Stanaway. Refined dining, Doot Doot Doot, presents the region’s finest produce in a series of tasting menus intrinsically linked to the land; while winery restaurant, Rare Hare, designed by Projects of Imagination, celebrates the surrounding Willow Creek vineyard through immersive casual dining and wine experiences.

The hotel’s bar, Flaggerdoot, delights in the alchemic process of distillation. An experimental spirit stirs a daring cocktail menu of both classic and in-house creations. The space itself is an infusion of forms; herringbone floors and open fires warm the room, while commissions and installations from the likes of Peninsula local, Andrew Hazewinkel, and international icon, Rick Owens, create a sense of curated cool.

Outside, a black 30-metre infinity pool laps up to the surrounding vineyard, while a poolside pavilion offers sun lounge service and is also available for massage treatments or private dining. A seven-metre-tall namesake Jackalope sculpted by Melbourne artist, Emily Floyd, has taken tenancy at the entrance to the hotel.

Rates start at $650 per night and include a la carte breakfast, in-room mini bar, wine on arrival and WiFi.

Mornington PeninsulaJust a one hour drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has long been known as Melbourne’s weekend playground. For international guests, the Peninsula is a perfect addition to a Melbourne visit, offering some of Australia’s best food and wine, golf, adventure, beach and leisure activities.

With a moderate, coastal climate, the Peninsula offers year-round opportunities to explore the region’s wineries or tee off on its world-class golf courses. Over 50 cellar doors and restaurants dot the rolling hills around Jackalope’s own 11-hectare vineyard, while 20 outstanding golf courses, of which three are rated in Australia’s top 10, have cemented the Peninsula’s position as Australia’s number one golf destination.

Framed by two spectacular coastlines, the Peninsula’s unique array of dramatic surf and sheltered bay beaches, natural hot springs, and national parks contribute to the perfect mix of coastal and country reverie.

www.jackalopehotels.com

REDISCOVER THE ICONIC TOWER WING, SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SINGAPORE: A JOURNEY OF NEW SPACES AND FLAVOURS

It has been under wraps for the past eight months but the Tower Wing at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore will finally be unveiled on 16 May 2017. While the “heartware” remains distinctively Shangri-La, the interiors have experienced a significant rejuvenation to reveal a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three novel restaurant concepts, and a revitalised club lounge. In doing so, it dons the cloak of being an urban resort, steeped in luxury and the finest quality.

Sweep up the grand driveway, step into the lobby and marvel at the breath-taking ceiling art installation by renowned Japanese designer Hirotoshi Sawada, made of thousands of cascading stylised leaves, reminiscent of a Tree Canopy amidst a vibrant tropical oasis.

The iconic Tower Wing’s 503 guestrooms and suites are completely refurbished with a luxurious new look. From the lobby, reach them through the stunning lift lobby embellished with authentic Peranakan touches. Guests may choose to stay in any of the 360 Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms, 79 Horizon Club Deluxe Rooms, soon to open family-themed rooms and suites, as well as five One-Bedroom Suites and the newly added 250 square metre Grand Suite.

Newly Renovated Tower Wing Deluxe Room nolights
The rejuvenated Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms are each a spacious 38 square metres, and come complete with stylish furnishings, luxurious amenities, internet access, glass wardrobes, floor-to-ceiling windows and a choice of city or pool views. Calm and inviting with a soothing colour palette, the new accommodations are elegant havens bedecked with modern conveniences.

Guests who book the Horizon Club Rooms will have access to the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge, up on level 24. Discover unparalleled panoramas of the city skyline, best enjoyed by sinking into strategically placed armchairs that maximise the view. Have a healthy snack, a pair of dinner shoes shined or answer emails at one of the mobile work stations – the tastefully-designed enclave offering hassle-free and efficient services for business and leisure travellers is open 24 hours a day.

Vibrant Dining Options

One of the fresh food and beverage concepts opening in the Tower Wing includes the Lobby Lounge, which will showcase the best of Singapore favourites, including the six signature dishes of Fish Head Bee Hoon Soup, Prawn Noodle Soup, Bak Chor Mee, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Katong Laksa, and Chili Crab with Mantou. These have been selected with the help of popular local food writer Dr. Leslie Tay, who helms the blog ieatishootipost.sg, and perfected by Shangri-La’s culinary team in collaboration with the best hawkers of each dish.

Located beside the Lobby Lounge, ShopHouse is a grab-and-go retail concept offering freshly baked bread, homemade sandwiches, salads and snacks, as well as gourmet sauces, flavoured croissants, festive goodies, chocolates that are infused with local ingredients and whiskey, and 3D cakes.

An exciting addition to Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s exquisite dining experience is NAMI Restaurant and Bar on level 24, the art of fine Japanese dining with seamless omotenashi hospitality. Guests may reserve a seat at the counter and be prepared to witness first-hand the entire food preparation process right up to the plating and serving of the mouth-watering dishes. Out on the terrace, Japanese tapas is on the menu, perfectly paired with a wide range of premium Japanese whisky and sake. Helming both areas is Head Chef Akiba Shigeo, who himself cooked at the royal wedding of Japan’s Prince Akishinomiya and Princess Kiko.

“Visiting the renovated Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is like dropping in on a dear friend, but one who has just returned after a retreat. You will still find the resort-like, lush gardens, warm Asian hospitality and the timeless elegance that we are well-known for. In addition to all that, we have introduced new elements that smooth out the transition between work and life in a city, so you feel completely comfortable whether you are residing on a business trip, an event or a family staycation. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back to rediscover the Shangri-La,” said Reto Klauser, Vice President and General Manager, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

Tower Wing Reopening Offer

After an all-encompassing renovation, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore celebrates the reopening of the Tower Wing with an exclusive promotion for Golden Circle members. Book a stay in one of the newly-renovated Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms at the Best Available Rate from 16 May to 31 July 2017 to enjoy breakfast at The Line and double GC Award Points. To find out more about the offer, visit www.shangri-la.com/singapore, email reservations.sls @shangri-la.com or call +65 6235 1666.

The Award Winning Residence G in Shenzen

Award-winning Asian hospitality group GCP Hospitality, renowned for its fashionable hotel brand Hotel G, will debut in Shenzhen, China on 25 March 2017 with the soft opening of its latest lifestyle Serviced Apartment and Hotel – Residence G Shenzhen.

The property is complete with a two-floor dynamic community hub; G Club. Part restaurant, part community centre; G Club is the first space of its kind in a hotel or residence in Shenzhen’s Nanshan District. Residence G Shenzhen will cater to the needs of business travelers as well as families looking for a modern hotel or fully equipped serviced apartment with ideal location. The complex will host 178 stylish rooms and serviced apartments ranging from studios to 3-bedroom residences. The rooms and apartments feature modern European design, range from 32 to 174 square metres and combine functionality with high-tech style including complimentary high speed WiFi and user-friendly Internet Protocol televisions with E-readers.

The Clubhouse located on the 11th floor acts as a social hub, featuring a trendy restaurant and bar with a communal dining table, multiple televisions and high and low seating. EnerGy on the 10th floor is solely dedicated to sports, wellness and entertainment with a 25 metre long swimming pool, fully equipped gym, yoga room and a multi-purpose sport space.

Families will enjoy EnerGy’s dedicated indoor Kids Club. The outdoor terrace with panoramic views, aims to bring the community together year- round for BBQs, relaxation and a series of hosted pop-up events.

In addition, two meeting rooms – Retreat I & II, are outfitted with the latest technology including vision boards, projectors and mini bars providing innovators a modern environment to hold business meetings and small workshops.

An accessible location – Residence G Shenzhen is located in the heart of Nanshan, close to several international schools, the University, shopping malls and entertainment areas including Coastal City and Sea World.

The complex is easily accessible by air, land and water. The residence and hotel is a short drive from surrounding business districts. Guests and residents are just, a 50 minute drive from Shenzhen Airport, a 30 minute ferry ride away from Hong Kong International Airport, and a 40 minute drive from Luohu train station. For guests looking to travel between Hong Kong and Nanshan with ease, Central is just an hour’s ferry ride away via the Shekou port.

Opening Special – To celebrate Residence G Shenzhen’s soft opening, hotel guests and residents can enjoy a special offer for a limited period only. Until end of June 2017, hotel guests can have a 20% discount on best available rates and long term bookers can receive one month’s free rent.

Residence G Shenzhen is managed by GCP Hospitality and is located at
4078 Dongbin Road, Shenzhen, China:

For bookings, leasing and event rates, please contact: +86 (0) 755 8663 7888 or reservations1@residencegshenzhen.com

www.residencegshenzhen.com

 

 

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LHAVIYANI ATOLL, MALDIVES

Sun Resorts owned and managed Kanuhura Maldives has shared the wishes of its coterie of high profile, long-term guests with the world, reimagining a property consisting of three islands in the northern quadrant of the Lhaviyani Atoll for the first time since it opened almost two decades ago.

The thoughts and aspirations of the lovers and dreamers who first set foot on the soft sands of Kanuhura as couples or young families were the cornerstone for the evolution of an island experience they had taken to their hearts over as many as 15 annual visits and whose kids called their second home.

The concept forges an inseparable bond with Kanuhura which for over 1,000 years has been a sanctuary for traders, seafarers and fishermen due to its sheltered location, favourable sea currents and lush vegetation.

It is the main island for accommodation and activities, with Jehunuhura a short two-minute boat ride or 300-metre swim away across the translucent Indian Ocean, where rests dapple-shaded Drift restaurant courtesy of the broad-leaved indigenous pandanus trees; or the recently purchased Masleggihura next door where guests can cast themselves away from reality with just the lapping waves, sea herons and hermit crabs for company.


In the Heart of Kanuhura guests can also discover a local culinary masterclass at A Mano. A Mano translates as “touched by the hand”, an ethos that is celebrated throughout every aspect of the island kitchen. All produce is free range, seasonal and mainly from small growers and producers – a celebration of traditional home cooking found on the trade routes. The design embraces all that is handmade and natural, with lime washed timbers, local stones, and woven fabrics. Table settings are eclectic handmade ceramics.

Simple and elegant lime washed villas and suites have been given more flexibility and space – with the room count coming down from 100 to 80 – to cater to larger families and teenagers with one- to three-bedroom beach and over-water pool villas from 59 sqm to 385 sqm in size.

www.kanuhura.com
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New Vibe Hotel to Open at Darling Harbour Sydney

TFE Hotels has announced it will open the new Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour in 2019; a lifestyle hotel designed by WMK with a New York theme to its 145 rooms and suites.

The hotel on the upper end of Chinatown is a neighbour to the Darling Quarter, and it’s rooftop bar will have views over the new Darling Harbour precinct and CBD skyline. It’s eclectic laneway dining area will add much needed liveliness to the area, as the already emerging dining scene in the precinct gradually draws closer to the corporate end of Sydney.

It will feature an all-day dining restaurant, fully equipped modern gymnasium, meeting rooms, infinity edge rooftop pool and an urban styled grand facade entry.

The rooms will feature an array of lifestyle amenities with their New York inspired design including curved rainfall showers, embedded window day lounges and retro bathroom fixtures. WMK have been selected as the winning architect in addition to being selected as interior designer.

Icon Oceania, a Sydney based property developer, heads up the Vibe Darling Harbour development. With over 20 years of experience specialising in high-end residential developments in Sydney’s lower North Shore and Eastern Suburbs, Icon Oceania is excited to be partnering with TFE Hotels in what will be their first flagship hotel in Sydney.

Vibe Darling Harbour will capitalize on its vicinity to Darling Harbour and ICC (International Convention Centre) and will be a much welcome boost to the undersupply in Sydney CBD.

TFE Hotels CEO Rachel Argaman said “this marks a very exciting point in the ongoing refresh of our Vibe Hotels brand, which will soon have three exciting contemporary new additions at Darling Habour, in North Sydney and in central Hobart.

Typical of each new Vibe Hotel, guests of the new Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour can look forward to inviting shared spaces boasting design features that inspire creativity as well as flexible, connected work spaces throughout the building. There will also be a dedicated array of lifestyle features including Vibe Fit’s nutritious food menu, an in-room yoga channel and helpful Vibe Hosts ready with suggestions for exploring the surrounding area.

Together, these thoughtfully designed spaces and services will allow guests to easily connect with each other, loved ones, their work, the local area that is the wonderful Darling Harbour and – for those in need of recharge and relaxation – themselves.

Vibe Hotels also has a series of major refurbishments underway, designed to bring wellness and connectivity to the core of guest experience. Vibe Hotel in Goulburn Street, Sydney, will unveil a new look later this year, which will include the new Storehouse at Central dining concept, while the resort-style Vibe Hotel Gold Coast will transform its pool area, restaurant and rooms.

These are in addition to eight existing Vibe Hotels including one in Canberra, which opened in December 2015 and has since won awards from the Master Builders Association and Architects Australia for its impressive futuristic design, and the beautiful bush land escape, Vibe Hotel Marysville, which opened in 2014.

In December last year the stunning new look Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney unveiled a refurbishment that transformed its rooms and its dining areas into a beautiful tranquil indoor and outdoor space, Storehouse on the Park, with a cool and contemporary 1950s Palm Springs theme.”

Mr Tran said: “Vibe Darling Harbour will be a well-timed addition to the market. Sydney’s hotel market will be stretched to capacity and with a number of large marquee conferences slated, as many as 10,000 delegates at any one time will descend into the city.” said Raymond Tran, Transactions Services at Colliers International.

“Sydney is one of Asia Pacific’s best performing hotel markets and this was evident in the strong interest shown by both domestic and international hotel operators, looking to further establish themselves in the CBD market”, said Christopher Milou, Director of hotel valuations at Colliers International.”

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.