ROSEWOOD PHUKET WILL OPEN IN MID NOVEMBER

WITH “CHARMS OF THE ANDAMAN” LAUNCH EXPERIENCE

 

A new chapter in the global expansion of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® will begin on November 2, 2017 with the unveiling of Rosewood Phuket, the brand’s first Southeast Asia resort, accompanied by the “Charms of the Andaman” specially designed, experience-driven introductory offer.

 

The resort is nestled along an idyllic 600-meter beachfront at Emerald Bay in southwestern Phuket and will offer 71 pool pavilions and villas that are immersed within the tropical landscape. The resort’s prime location will offer easy access to a carefully curated program of rare and exceptional discoveries revealing Phuket’s unique charms and melting pot of influences — from uncovering the hidden shrines and Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket Old Town to luxury yacht sails to explore nearby islands.

 

The resort’s design will take guests on an unexpected journey through a diverse landscape of hilltop forest, lakes, wetland and sun-washed beach. An abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows and open-sided spaces will merge interiors with the natural environment.

Each sea-facing residential-style room, starting at 130 square meters for the Ocean View Pool Pavilion right up to the standalone 796-square-meter two-bedroom Ocean House, will feature a private infinity pool and interiors that blend polished details and rustic notes linking east and west, contemporary and traditional.

 

An array of dining choices will include Ta Khai, a rustic seafood restaurant for authentic Thai dishes; Red Sauce, an Italian restaurant with sweeping views over the bay; The Shack for simply prepared seafood by the pool; and Mai, a poolside lounge with a chic ambiance that elegantly transitions from day to night.

 

Asaya, Rosewood’s innovative, integrated wellness concept, will debut at the resort and offer a bespoke program of alternative therapies, lifestyle coaching, fitness activities and specialized healing practices. Recreation will encompass a fitness center, Rosewood Explorers with children’s facilities and activities program, and beachside infinity pool.

 

Guests are invited to discover a specially tailored experience of the resort with the “Charms of the Andaman” introductory offer. The package includes an indulgent, two-hour bespoke Asaya experience with a personal consultation with the resident wellness practitioner and the opportunity for guests to blend their own essential oils and ingredients picked fresh from the herb garden. A deliciously fascinating culinary journey at Ta Khai includes observing expert chefs preparing of authentic local dishes which are then served family-style in a weathered timber pavilion. Additional benefits include a VIP airport fast track service for direct international flights, airport transfers and more.

 

Introductory “Charms of the Andaman” rates start from USD5,350 for a minimum four-night stay in an Ocean View Pool Pavilion for two persons, including tax and service charge. The validity period for this offer is November 2, 2017 through April 15, 2018 and is subject to availability.

 

For reservations, please contact your travel professional, visit rosewoodhotels.com, call the hotel directly at +66 76 356 888, or email phuket.reservations@rosewoodhotels.com.

“NEVER SETTLE” FOR A LESS THAN PERFECT SUMMER AT TRUMP HOTELS

–ICONIC LUXURY HOTELS OFFER EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES FOR THE SUMMER SEASON–

Trump Hotels™, the luxury portfolio known for its exceptionally designed hotels in iconic destinations, has kicked off the summer season with splash-worthy offers and intuitive amenities that will entice guests to extend their holidays in the sun. From New York, to Chicago, to Waikiki, discerning travelers can look forward to an elevated selection of activities from the award-winning properties to make this summer truly unforgettable.

Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
“Glamping by the Park”
Guests can enjoy an indoor camping experience high above Central Park with Trump New York’s glamping experience. The package includes a tent, sleeping bags, lantern complete with nature sounds, “campfire,” plus a make-your-own s’mores kit in the comfort of the suite living room, overlooking the beautiful trees of Central Park.  Available in Executive Park One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Suites. Package starts at $1,400 and is valid for booking year-round, based upon availability, with a minimum two-day advance booking.

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
“Jurassic City Experience”
Journey back to an urban adventure with the family this summer! Set your sights high above the Chicago River as the kids enjoy a comfortable, indoor camping experience at Trump Hotel Chicago. In partnership with The Field Museum, guests purchasing this package will receive tickets to Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Complete the overnight excursion with luxury accommodations and sweeping city and lake views. The complete package includes overnight accommodations in a Deluxe Suite, a spacious tent with sleeping bags, lanterns and a simulated campfire, stargazing projection for evening viewing, Jurassic World themed dessert prepared by the hotel’s pastry team and up to four tickets to The Field Museum’s Jurassic World: The Exhibition.  Package starts at $885/night.

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
“Spaah-ify Your Cabana”
With Mediterranean-style cabanas and daybeds, the pool at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas provides a vibrant atmosphere where guests can see and be seen while soaking up the Las Vegas sun. The Spa at Trump will pamper guests by “Spaah-ifying” their cabanas during their visit. Featuring an aromatherapy mister, a soothing chair massage, personal travel kit of Coola skincare products and a refreshing can of Oxygen Plus, this package allows guests to relax, energize and indulge in the ultimate poolside spa experience. The aromatherapy mister and Oxygen Plus can be customized with various scents including pink grapefruit and peppermint.  The “Spaah-ify Your Cabana” upgrade package is available for $75.

Trump SoHo New York
Outdoor Rooftop Pool and Terrace
This summer, Trump SoHo introduces a new dining menu for the Bar d’Eau rooftop terrace. In between sunbathing and swimming, guests can enjoy light fare and snacks such as Tuna Tacos, Lobster Rolls, Ham & Cheese Waffles, and detox juices by Marvé. Guests can sip on specialty cocktails such as the Blackberry Gimlet and Kumquat Calpirinha, or simply enjoy a glass of Sparkling Sangria. With outdoor rooftop pools being a rarity in New York, Bar d’Eau is ideal for groups of all sizes, both privately and semi-privately, with indoor & outdoor seating options. Bar d’Eau is open daily with food & beverage service from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., weather permitting.

Trump International Hotel Waikiki
Hawaiian Summer Spa Specials
The Spa at Trump is offering summer specials after a long day of beach activities in Hawaii. The “Endless Summer Rescue” includes a 60-minute Citrus Drench Body Treatment and 30-minute massage for $245, while the “Beach Recovery” includes a Deep Cleansing Facial and Light Laser Treatment for $165. Finally, the “Island in the Sun” special offers a 60-minute Swedish Massage & Scalp Treatment along with a Trump logo water bottle for $125.

MacLeod House & Lodge at Trump International Golf Links, Scotland
For golf lovers, MacLeod House & Lodge at Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, has just opened its new Whisky Bar.  The Whisky Bar features an extensive selection of Scottish and International malt whiskies carefully selected from the world’s leading producers. Rare and highly sought after releases sit alongside well-known favourites and traditional Scottish brands, giving guests a unique choice of liquors to sample and savour. To curate the exemplary collection, Trump Scotland worked with industry experts including family-owned Scotch whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail.

Aberdeen and the surrounding areas are abundant with wonderful activities – from cultural tours to thrill-seeking leisure activities and the hotel can assist with organizing off-site activities for guests. From its legendary mountains and glens to its famed Scotch whisky distilleries, Royal estates, castles, fishing and much more, the region abounds with history, culture and world-renowned attractions to explore.

 

The “Never Settle” philosophy of Trump Hotels is embodied by dedicated leaders and talented associates who pride themselves on impacting the guest experience with exacting standards and keen attention to detail. Trump Hotels properties continue to receive the highest accolades including the 2017 Forbes Five-Star Awards, the 2017 AAA five-diamond distinction, and inclusion on the 2017 U.S. News & Report’s Best Hotels list.

The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi opens amid the island’s lush rainforest

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.is pleased to announce the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, as the oceanfront resort opens today on the Malaysian island. Set in a tranquil private bay, the resort is surrounded by an ancient jungle, while its beachfront is shelter by trees and gently lapped by the Andaman Sea. Designed to reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the nearby traditional villages – which are known as Kampongs – The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi incorporates influences from local culture, creating a uniquely luxurious retreat with an authentic touch.

Designed by Philippe Villeroux of Kuala Lumpur-based Tropical Area Architects, the resort has been carefully created to fully immerse travelers in the island’s natural ecosystem and local culture. Spacious interiors in the 70 guest rooms, 15 suites and 29 villas are framed by delicate references to Malay architecture, which can be seen in the intricately-designed features, large windows and gabled roofs. The rooms vertical lines fully integrate the living spaces into the surrounding jungle, while elegant overwater villas offer panoramic views of the sea, complete with magnificent Langkawi sunsets. Especially suitable to multi-generational families or other groups, the resort’s Villa Mutiara, offers deluxe accommodations for up to eight and boasts two pools and access to a private beach.

Intended to allow guests to soak up the island’s rich culture and beauty from their first moment, the resort’s Walkway of Wishes entrance offers a warm welcome with a water fountain inspired by the island’s mystical granter of wishes, Tasik Dayang Bunting, ‘The Lake of Pregnant Maiden.’ Each guest will be invited to write their wishes on a flat stone, which is then placed into the water in hopes that it will come true, as the first of many special memories to be created during their stay.

During the ‘golden hours’ of sunrise and sunset, guests can enjoy a contemporary performance of an ancient tarian payang on the beach, a traditional gesture of thanks and respect for the rich bounty of the sea and land. Guided jungle walks reveal the myths and creatures of the surrounding rainforest, while learning the graceful Silat moves of ancient Malay warriors allow one to tap into the magic of Langkawi legends. Travelers looking to experience Langkawi’s vibrant blend of local cultures can partake in a visit to one of the local night markets, where they can sample traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian delicacies and crafts.

The resort is home to four distinct dining venues, each overlooking the glistening Andaman Sea offering striking views from sunrise to sunset. From the blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine in Langkawi Kitchen, to western favorites in the Beach Grill, and Chinese seafood in Hai Yan, there are options to delight the palates of all.

The resort has also curated locally-inspired activities for children as part of its Ritz Kids program, while families can get creative by painting the wings of a mystical Malay kite, take part in the Langkawi Treasure Hunt to become pirates and find the hidden chest on the beach, or embark on the Nature Discovery tour to collect nature’s treasure with a special photo frame to take home.

Onsite facilities allow health and fitness fanatics to enjoy a range of active pursuits, including an outdoor tennis court, a fully-equipped gym and an infinity pool, while indoor and outdoor yoga offer 180° views of the rainforest and classes led by qualified instructors. Those looking to explore the area can try deep sea fishing or a sailing adventure through the archipelago of islands, and the on-site private cove provides direct access to the island’s famed diving sites.

Spa rituals at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Langkawi have been created to restore equilibrium within body, mind and soul with an infusion of traditional local elements. Spa Rituals have been inspired by the indigenous healing and beauty ceremonies practiced by local shamans on the Island for thousands of years. The spa is home to five cocoon-shaped pavilions which float above the sea and have been designed to resemble Malay Bubus or the intricately woven fish traps that have used by local fishermen for centuries. Connected by over-water walkways, each pavilion is surrounded by a circular platform with breathtaking ocean views.

More information and reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi can be found at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/malaysia/langkawi.

Heavenly Honeymoons at Hurawalhi Maldives

Nestled amongst the spectacular coral reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll, the 90 Villa adults only Hurawalhi Maldives is purpose built for honeymoons (and subsequent anniversaries). This unique five-star resort offers guests a truly memorable experience seamlessly integrated into the most spectacular setting.

Exquisite beach and pool villas have direct access to the shimmering turquoise lagoon in a tropical paradise.   Romantic dining options include a candlelit dinner on the beach, a sunset cruise, a private picnic on nearby Dream Island, the romantic Champagne Pavilion at the ocean villa jetty and the scene stealing 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, as well as the Aquarium Restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean and Canneli Restaurant for all day dining.

Hurawalhi’s blissful overwater Duniye Spa offers an exquisite range of treatments inspired by ancient and modern expertise from around the globe with a strong influence from the healing traditions of Asia and Africa, including the use of local ingredients and treatments inspired from traditional cultures.

There is no shortage of attractions or activities; you can be as active or relaxed as you wish. 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. Hurawalhi collaborates with Manta Trust, the marine and conservation
specialists who team 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 educating visitors about these beautiful and endangered creatures. A plethora of water sports activities include jet skis, para-gliding, water skiing wakeboarding, paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaks and catamarans.

Hurawalhi have created a Heavenly Honeymoon Package which includes the following:

  • Round trip seaplane transfers from Male to Hurawalhi for two
  • 4 or 5 nights’ accommodation in a Beach Villa (prices vary according to duration)
  • A bottle of Taittinger Champagne on arrival
  • Sumptuous daily breakfast including one champagne breakfast in your villa during your stay
  • A romantic sunset cruise
  • A candlelit dinner on the beach
  • A two hour “Dream Island” excursion
  • A blissful couples ‘Him and Her’ massage at Duniye Spa
  • 30 minute photography session with one complimentary souvenir print
  • Nightly romantic turn down treat

Reservations and Enquiries

Hurawalhi’s Heavenly Honeymoon Package rates start from USD4099.00 for 4 nights and USD4655.00 for 5 nights through to 31 October 2017 and USD5271.00 for 4 nights and USD6120 for 5 nights from 1 November 2017 to 31 April 2018.

For a longer stay, best available rates apply.   For reservations and enquiries, please contact Hurawalhi Island Resort on:

Email: reservations@hurawalhi.com     |     Web: www.hurawalhi.com

Tel: +960 662 2000     |     Fax: +960 662 5555

Indian Ocean Islands

To pamper returning guests with an unforgettable holiday to an Indian Ocean island, we have launched an exclusive ‘Indian Ocean Islands Specials’ promotion. Enjoy 25% off Best Available Rate with daily breakfast for two across our five resorts and other amazing inclusions such as complimentary couple spa and half-board package for the ultimate beach escapade when you book from now till 15 October 2017.

Maldives

Wake up to the stunning waters of the Indian Ocean, just steps away from your private villa in the Maldives at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Angsana Ihuru or Angsana Velavaru. This is a destination with something for everyone from honeymooners, underwater explorers and families alike. Book this exclusive 25% off Best Available Rates offer, inclusive of half-board (breakfast and dinner) for two persons. The offer is valid from now until 24 December 2017. Terms & Conditions apply. For reservations, contact our reservations team at +960 6767115 or email reservations-maldives@angsana.com.

Mauritius

A boutique resort with 60 intimate villas, Angsana Balaclava Mauritius is designed to make the most of its stunning natural environment, offering the ultimate in romance, beautiful white beaches, water sports and service. Enjoy 25% off Best Available Rate with breakfast when you book now and enjoy a free upgrade to half-board meals, complimentary Yoga Classes, complimentary access to Gym, Sauna, Hammam and Vitality Pool, and a selection of non-motorised water sports for two. Book a minimum stay of 4 nights and receive a complimentary airport pick up upon arrival. This offer is valid from now until 30 November 2017. Terms & Conditions apply. For reservations, contact Angsana Balaclava Mauritius at + 230 204 1888 or email reservations-balaclava@angsana.com.

Seychelles

Experience a kaleidoscope of colours above and under water here in scenic Intendance Bay at Banyan Tree Seychelles. Surrounded by nature and nestled on a pristine private beach in South Mahé, guests can enjoy balmy breezes from the Indian Ocean right at their doorstep. For minimum 3 nights stay, enjoy 25% off Best Available Rate inclusive of daily breakfast plus an invigorating 60-minute massage with 30-minute refreshment and relaxation for two. Stay for 4 nights and above to enjoy an additional complimentary round trip airport transfer. This offer is valid from now until 31 March 2018. Terms & Conditions apply. For reservations, contact Banyan Tree Seychelles at +248 438 3500 or email seychelles@banyantree.com.

Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection Opening mid- December 2017

10 Super-Luxe Expansive Villas in Private Compound with Indoor Pools Rooftop Living Rooms and Bensley Butlers

Redefining Cambodia’s Luxury Market

Shinta Mani Hotels will launch its first highly anticipated flagship Bensley Collection property in mid-December 2017. Comprising 10 super-luxe expansive two-level villas in the cultural heart of the historic town of Siem Reap, Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection will totally redefine the luxury market in Cambodia.

In collaboration with acclaimed designer and architect Bill Bensley, Shinta Mani Hotels ‘Bensley Collection’, will be an exclusive portfolio of super luxe hotels and resorts showcasing visionary concepts, extra-ordinary design and bespoke service – the very essence of ‘Bensley Collection’.

In creating his collection, Bensley has assumed complete freedom to let his famed creative spirit run free and showcase his masterful skill in crafting luxury experiences with his unique personal brilliance.   He has designed the villas as he likes to live; surrounded by lush gardens which are completely private. Knowing the importance of sleep, Bill has designed the fluffiest most comfortable beds imaginable, with custom tailored Khmer inspired bedsheets and a plethora of feather or ‘as you like’ pillows. Bill has personally overseen every detail of design and service to ensure an innovative type of indulgence he calls ‘escapism’ (also the title of his incredible book) and one that guests will long remember and want to experience again and again.

On arrival at Siem Reap’s International airport, guests will be fast tracked through immigration and whisked away to the secluded entrance of the Villas where a unique arrival ceremony experience awaits.

Under the ancient canopy of Siem Reap’s Palace trees, each villa will offer its residents total privacy and ultimate luxury, complete with their own Bill Bensley lush tropical garden that literally brings the outside in. From its dramatic high walled façade with a monumental scale three-dimensional carving portraying the ‘hands of meditation” to signify spiritual perfection, to the oversized 9 meter private indoor lap pool and gardens with a rooftop living room, the 10 super-chic, luxurious two level art deco-inspired villas will delight, surprise and inspire its guests as they luxuriate in a Khmer Kingdom of their own.

Each exquisite villa will offer 156 sqm of space across two pavilions including a floor to ceiling glassed bathroom with views over the garden and the super-chic outdoor bath. Inside the living space, over-size three-dimensional murals have been carved to portray the rippling folds of Jayavarman’s robe – one of the Khmer Kings who reigned from 1181-1218 and was known for his powerful, pioneering spirit – the perfect complement to such incredible surroundings.

Six of the villas are able to be combined into three 312 square meter two bedroom villas (each with its own pool) to accommodate a family or friends travelling together.

Guests will have full use of the restaurants, bars, Shinta Mani Spa by Khmer Tonics and facilities in the adjacent Shinta Mani Hotels, or can have personal service from any outlets in their villa.

Then there’s the Bensley Butlers – an elite group of hand-selected hospitality professionals that live and breathe the guests’ experience – there when they are needed and invisible when they are not! If you want petals scattered for a romantic outdoor bath, a rooftop or poolside BBQ, or to set up the sky bed so you can sleep under the stars in your oversize rooftop daybed, just call them. This small but highly trained band of butlers, under the helm of Head Butler Mac, are traditionally trained, endlessly resourceful and will look after all the guests’ needs while in residence at Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection, ensuring a flawless stay where everything is exactly as it should be, from the unique sense of arrival to the reluctant departure of each guest.

A proportion of the daily room rate will be donated to the non-profit Shinta Mani Foundation created by the owner, to support health, education and development programmes for the less fortunate in the community. Please visit www.shintamanifoundation.org for more information.

For more information and reservations, please contact Shinta Mani Hotels on:

Tel:        +855 63 964 123

Fax:        +855 63 761 999

Email:    book@shintamani.com

Website:        www.shintamani.com

 

The Continent Hotel, Bangkok

As a lifestyle hotel, you’ve got to constantly be updating, reinventing yourself, and keeping up with progress, and with that in mind, The Continent Hotel, Bangkok by Compass Hospitality has some nifty changes as of late. Here are some of the innovative happenings taking place these days at Bangkok’s ‘height of luxury’ directly at Asok.

New Sky Club Concierge Desk in the Lobby

The Continent has always prided itself on doing things for its Sky Club Guests and Exclusive card members. Today, this has improved even further with the hotel’s new Sky Desk, a dedicated concierge and reception located in the hotel lobby for guests to check in at. Guests will be welcomed with a Cosmo (A Cosmopolitan made with Skyy vodka) or a Mockmo if they prefer, and in addition to checking in, guests will be able to make priority-dining bookings for The Continent’s select award-winning sky dining restaurants located up on the 35th and 39th floors.

Axis & Spin Lounge Turns into a Co-Working Space During the Day

The Continent has several novel changes afoot for its upper floor food and beverage destinations and venues as well, starting with Axis & Spin, the sky lounge and bar located up on the 38th floor. From 5-7 each evening, Sky Club guests get preferred seating here, with inclusive signature cocktails, fine wines, beers, and soft drinks served with snacks as part of their exclusive treatment. The bar also serves as Sky guests’ personal breakfast space, with a cold spread Continental breakfast served each morning.

The latest addition to Axis & Spin sees it also being turned into a co-working space every day from 10am-4pm. Set in the heart of the city high above the crowds, this is an excellent getaway where one can settle in to a comfy table, fast Wi-Fi, and the perfect spot to let one’s inner digital nomad come out.

Bangkok Heightz Modern Thai Restaurant is also a Cool Rooftop Co-Working Space

Up on the 39th floor, Bangkok Heightz, a smart casual and authentic modern Thai restaurant and bar, is also serving as an all day co-working space, combining its excellent Wi-Fi with unbeatable views of the city from 8am-5pm. After this, come in for the fine Thai cuisine made with premium ingredients, and watch the restaurant goes from a dinner venue to a suave city-view lounge as the evening passes by. On weekends, Bangkok Heightz features live DJ’s spinning tunes, making it the hippest and hottest spot to be at on Sukhumvit.

Medinii: Italian Restaurant Continues High-Value Buffets for Lunch, Opens Up Brunches for the Entire Weekend, and Focuses on Great Value free flow Dining for Dinner.

The Continent Hotel, Bangkok’s other Sky Dining venue is Medinii, an authentic Italian restaurant set up on the 35th floor of the hotel. Winner of the 2016 World Luxury Restaurant Awards for the Best Italian Cuisine in Asia, Medinii continues to be a top high value choice, serving an extensive weekday international lunch buffet at THB 499++.

Sunday Brunch, priced at THB 599++ is now being extended throughout the entire weekend, served both on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dinner at Medinii is priced at THB 999++ and includes an array of dishes, starting with an appetizer or soup of the day, followed by free flow pizza and pasta, a choice of signature main courses, and dessert. This value offer is particularly enticing as free flow wine, beer, and cocktails are also included in the deal.

H2O Pool Bar Offers “Happy Hours on Demand”

The ocean-themed H2O Pool Bar, which is set next to the hotel’s infinity-edge swimming pool located up on the 37th floor, also has a new twist. For every drink you buy between 11am and 8pm, you get a second one free! Additionally, “Bevy” packages are available, which include free flow beer for 2 hours at THB 599 net or free flow wine at THB 999 net.

Private Dining and Private Party Venues with Scenic Views of the Bangkok Skyline

With several scenic lookouts to choose from on the top floors of the hotel, both the chefs and mixologists of The Continent Hotel, Bangkok cater intimate dinners for two in exclusive and exquisite spots in the hotel. The private dining experience includes crafted tasting menus, personal butler service, and welcome champagne, all set in a most intimate environment.

The experience is served up at THB 6999 per person and includes free corkage for those residents who want to bring along their own wines. Private Dining currently features a special promotion in which all bookings through September 30, 2017 will be discounted 50%. There are three separate private dining venues on Floors 35, 36, and 37 to choose from, as well as the option of alfresco dinner on the pool and the semi-covered pool patio.

All of these private dining venues are also available for group parties. Costs per person range between THB 1499 and 2199, depending on dining and drinking selections.

Performing Arts Every Monday at the Front Entrance of the Hotel:

Another new and rejuvenating addition to The Continent is the arrival of De-Stress Mondays, with live performances that aim to take the edge off of heading back to work after the weekend. Bringing the hotel that much closer to the center of Asok, The Continent Stage will set up out at the hotel entrance, with a live performances offered each Monday from 5:30-7:30. PM From modern DJ’s and bands to classical Thai dance and traditional performance, expect a heavy dose of entertainment, all of which will be enhanced by, lucky draws, and more. You’ll even be able to look for stilt walkers and transformers towering over the crowd, serving as height ambassadors letting the crowd know just how tall The Continent is, towering above the happening Asok Intersection.

 

Finally, The Continent by Compass Hospitality is proud to offer up an array of new travel programs and benefits. The first gives beneficial and high value perks for small and medium enterprises, meaning discounts off the best available rates for hotel stays, dining, and more if you qualify as a small or medium enterprise.

Discounts will also be offered to the Bleisure travel market. Those combining business and pleasure will be able to take advantage of 10% discounts on all Executive, Continent, and Suite rooms, located on the upper floors of the hotel. Additionally, there will be a 20% discount on vans for airport pickup and drop-off, as well as preferred rates around town at select museums and galleries such as Bangkok’s 3D Art in Paradise Museum. The Continent is also partnering with local experience operators like Expique, Local Alike and Bangkok Nightlife Tours to provide authentic community based tours of the real Bangkok, giving guests a genuine slice of Thai life.

As Bangkok’s premier lifestyle hotel, we keep up with the times and trends, preferably staying one step ahead as well. The Continent by Compass Hospitality knows it’s the only way to ensure guest satisfaction and customer loyalty, plus give some fun flair to the industry. Look for these new twists and turns to become a defining feature of the hotel.

Hotel website:

www.thecontinenthotel.com

Hotel’s dining website:

www.thecontinentdining.com

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Rosewood Sanya, the ultra luxury resort

Beautiful guestrooms with spectacular views of the South China Sea

All 246 guestrooms at Rosewood Sanya are ocean facing and 45 guestrooms include balcony plunge pools. Guestrooms measure from 68 to 680 square meters.

In keeping with the brand’s A Sense of Place philosophy, the resort’s design incorporates wood, tribal totems and aquatic elements to create a serene and contemporary space, celebrating the beauty of nature and the serenity of the ocean, for all Rosewood guests to discover.

Rosewood Sanya is part of an integrated resort set within 40 acres (16 hectares) of landscaped gardens surrounding the Sanya Forum, the largest convention center in Haitang Bay. The hotel’s 3,425 square meters of meeting space include a 1,500 square-meter pillar less grand ballroom and six function spaces. It also offers The Pavilion, a sophisticated residential-style venue with a spacious outdoor terrace offering full sea views.

State-of-the-art facilities and impeccable service supports a range of personal and business events from exclusive board meetings, to product launches, to red carpet galas and legendary weddings.

Art & cultural inspirations

Rosewood Sanya’s thoughtful art curations are a journey into the realms of nature, creativity and inspiration.  In the arrival lobby, guests are greeted by several striking pieces of art work, the first is a seven-meter-high abstract floral oil painting on canvas by Argentine-based artist Carlos Arnaiz, who is renowned for his poetic representations that celebrate the natural growth and evolution of plants.  The second painting is a unique and youthful creation by South Korean artist Byun Dae-young – Ice Cream Bear, and lastly, the Tower of Babel by Wuhan-based artist Ding Hao is placed in the corner of the arrival lobby, and is carved from bamboo and wood. Ding spent an entire year to craft this sculpture, and it represents the spirit of limitless freedom and truth.

At the HAI infinity pool bar, on the 13th floor, with a stunning backdrop set against the water sporting island of Wuzhizhou, is perched a two-meter high sculpture of a man wearing a diving mask, which represents the celebration and bravery of the human spirit, to explore the unknowns of the deep sea and to furthest reaches of the universe.

Octopus and Fish are a sculpture made of steel wire, steel sheets, silver solder and gold flakes. They are the masterpiece of British born artist Hill Thomas. Octopus and Fish are hung on the East Kitchen wall, inspiring everyone to live a life of boundless energy and vitality.

As if diving into the floor, Mahogany Whale Tail by West Virginia US-based artist Thomas Givens displays a powerful force connecting the space between the majestic 14th floor reception with the elevator foyer.  The dramatic full sea view of the 14th floor reception area at such a high level, is unlike any other luxury resort, and surely captivates our guests with a stunning full view of the South China Sea.

Also at the hotel reception, Guangzhou Academy Professor Qin Da Li’s Shu Hai, is displayed: a gigantic rattan-woven book sculpture which is placed behind the reception desk, showcasing the local weaving techniques at its best. It is also a metaphor for how Rosewood Sanya welcomes and celebrates guests who create their own beautiful Rosewood journeys.  These Rosewood journeys are eventually and metaphorically, recorded into the books of the library at the resort.

A Sense of Taste

The hotel’s five restaurants and lounges feature a variety of local and international cuisines.  Set atop the thirteenth floor against a full sea view and stunning backdrop, East Kitchen is a sophisticated modern restaurant that offers simple yet delicious comfort foods. Guests are also able to enjoy light bites and a stellar line-up of specialty cocktails, rare wines and carefully sourced craft beers in The Lounge.

HAI infinity pool bar, is a vertiginous bar with a panoramic ocean view that offers standard classics and signature drinks crafted by a resident mixologist, the beauty of the South China Sea is a perfect backdrop for guests to photograph to their hearts delight.

The Fishmonger, opening in end September, is a market-style restaurant with open kitchens that entertain and provide a feast for the senses.  Guests will be able to enjoy the day’s freshest catch. The Chop House is seaside dining at its most elegant, with the freshest produce grilled to perfection, a perfect evening for a culinary delight enjoyed under the stars.

Guests are also encouraged to participate in Rosewood Sanya’s exclusive A Sense of Taste program to enjoy an extraordinary gastronomic experience which delves into Sanya’s rich culinary culture. The program includes Epicurean Encounters where guests are offered a private, guided tour offering rare access to indigenous and authentic culinary experiences. Guests will learn about fresh seasonal and local fruits and vegetables from Da Mao village and local dairy products from Xue Gu Li farm. The hotel also features Partners in Provenance which locally sources the freshest ingredients. “A Sanya Sunset Beach Barbecue” and “A Culinary Journey Under the Stars” bespoke dining experiences also source the freshest, locally grown fruits and vegetables which are then masterfully transformed into exquisite and tasteful dishes enjoyed in a serene, private, and relaxed paradise resort.

Wellness & Recreation

There are a multitude of activities for all to enjoy, from families, to watersports enthusiasts, to golfing aficionados.  Hotel recreational options include Sense, A Rosewood Spa offering two double treatment rooms, four single treatment rooms and one VIP treatment room.  A fully equipped fitness studio, and an indoor yoga studio and outdoor yoga platform are also available for those who wish to exercise and unwind in privacy.

A dramatic 110-meter infinity-edge sky pool on the 13th floor offers sweeping South China Sea views. An additional outdoor swimming pool and Breakers kids’ club further complements, the family recreation room designed to be fun and educational, and to be enjoyed by all ages.

Exclusive Opening Offers

A series of attractive resort opening offers are available for those who want to be the first to experience this exquisite sanctuary.  Set against the serene and pristine private beaches and azure waters of Haitang Bay on Hainan Island, is China’s paradise island, the home of Rosewood Sanya.  Guests are invited to enjoy and unwind with these exclusive introductory packages.

 Essential Sanya Offer

Relax in supreme luxury and privacy with a one-night stay in a stunningly appointed ocean view room.  This package includes a sumptuous buffet breakfast for two with a full sea view at East Kitchen and sunset cocktails at HAI infinity pool bar. Refresh with a welcome fruit basket, bottle of wine, and free flow of soft drinks from the mini bar.  Guests may also enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the next room category based on availability, starting from CNY1,380 per night.

Sanya Indulgence Offer

Enjoy an indulgent retreat with fine dining and luxurious pampering. Arrive in style with round trip transfers by private car from Sanya Phoenix International Airport and a complimentary welcome fruit platter. Stay in an ocean view room with spectacular South China Sea vistas, and relax with a rejuvenating one-hour treatment for two at Sense, A Rosewood Spa.  Next, enjoy divine dining experiences with daily buffet breakfast for two at East Kitchen and sunset cocktails at HAI infinity pool bar, plus, a CNY500 credit to use at any of the hotel’s dining destinations, starting from CNY1,888 per night for a minimum two-night stay.

The above offers are valid from 21 August to 29 December 2017, excluding 30 September to 7 October, based on availability. Prices are subject to 10 percent service charge and 6 percent VAT.

For more information and reservations, please contact your travel professional, visit rosewoodhotels.com/en/sanya, call the reservation hotline at +86 898 8802 5818, or email sanya.reservations@rosewoodhotels.com.

 

THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES IN BANGKOK

David Collins Studio, the award-winning London-based interior architecture and interior design studio, continues to expand its presence in Asia with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon, Bangkok.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences form part of the iconic MahaNakhon building, a mixed-use development that includes a high-end boutique hotel, retail space and an outdoor public plaza. Designed by Ole Scheeren, the MahaNakhon is located in the heart of Bangkok’s central business district connecting Silom and Sathorn Roads with a direct link to Chongnonsi BTS.

With the launch of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok, David Collins Studio continues to expand its footprint in Asia, from Hong Kong and China to Japan and Thailand. In recent years, the London- based studio has embarked on a variety of high-profile regional projects in the residential, retail and hospitality sectors.

David Collins Studio was appointed to design the public spaces and leisure facilities in The Ritz- Carlton Residences, Bangkok. The interiors concept is natural, crafted and layered, reflecting the precision of the building’s architecture as well as the homeowners’ appreciation for sophisticated interior concepts.

“Our intention was to create a classical and timeless interior architecture and design concept, imbued with a distinctively Thai sensibility,” explains Simon Rawlings, David Collins Studio’s Creative Director. “By immersing ourselves in the culture and indigenous craftsmanship of Thailand over the nine-year lifecycle of the project, David Collins Studio has brought a definitive sense of place to the Residences, reflecting the cosmopolitan and international nature of Bangkok.”

THE LOBBY

Drawing on Thai forms, materiality and architecture, the lobby’s design and palette provides a calming refuge for homeowners seeking to retreat from the stress and noise of the city.

A central water bath features floating decorative lotus flowers and running water, setting the scene through sound, scent and play of light. The studio studied how the sunlight enters the space to create a beautiful soft glow throughout the day and into the night.

Behind the reception desks, shagreen panelling is overlaid with angular strips of bronze metalwork. The panelling concept is inspired by nature, evoking the forms and colours of trees and the distorted perception of peering through a forest. This unstructured layering of strips contrasts with the measured proportions of the interior architecture and the rigid form of the building itself.

The main lobby space features Thai-inspired ceiling details that leads through to a candle-lit carpeted colonnade, creating a journey for residents as they move from the outside world to the inside. Here the walls are lined in Thai silk while furniture pieces include carved wood and rattan slipper chairs, sofas and tables in silver travertine and bronze. To reinforce the residential mood, objets d’art and artworks, carefully curated from around Bangkok, are dotted throughout the space.

THE AMENITIES

On the amenities floor, the same Thai architectural vernacular continues, from the slight pitch of the ceiling to the timber beams, plaster ceiling finish and silk-lined walls.

The spaces are designed as little pockets to be discovered with practicality and function at the core. Beginning with the lounge, the colour palette introduces stronger shades, with a series of orange and golden hues mixed with the silver travertine, reflecting the bold colours found around the city itself. Maintaining the sense of place, the panelling and timber cladding, along with furniture featuring metal- clasp finishes, echo the detailing of historic Thai buildings.

The gym, comprising a relaxation space and dedicated outdoor terrace, features timber panelled walls and white lacquer, creating a mood that is energetic, light and airy. Continuing to the yoga studio, the vibe becomes calmer with warm timber cladding with subtle Thai touches.

The cinema resembles a smart club, realised in navy blue and red with ivory accents. The walls are lined with acoustic fabric for sound absorbency while the chairs have automatic reclining options for supreme comfort.

THE POOL DECK

The pool deck surrounding the 25-metre pool is divided into a series of spaces, each serving a distinct function. One sun deck includes circular rotating sun loungers, another is designed for enjoying cocktails, a separate area offers space for barbequing and dining while another section features a jacuzzi and rain showers.

Adding an element of nature to the urban setting, the pool is enclosed by waterfalls and planting sourced from the local night-market. Pyramid Thai tiles, locally made in a custom champagne colour, add texture to the surfaces. The changing rooms, steam room, sauna and shower area are lined in the same traditional tiles, evoking a sense of quiet calm.

THE CLUB

The multi-functional club offers residents a sophisticated space to host a private cocktail party, a dinner catered by a private chef or intimate business meetings. Designed for maximum flexibility, the area features various rotating screens that pivot to create a multitude of spaces – a dining room, a library, bar, meeting room or TV room.

The bar boasts a dramatic marble counter with a huge mirror hanging behind it, reflecting the cityscape and bouncing the light around the area. David Collins Studio has earned a reputation for attention to detail and this is evident in the floor featuring a beautiful chopped marble mosaic with a small intricate pattern.

The main space of the lounge includes a series of seating areas that overlook the city, offering postcard-worthy views of the Bangkok skyline.

Here the furniture is more contemporary to bring this space a slightly different mood. While the hammered nickel references more traditional Thai materiality, the matt-brass dividing screens create intimate, private seating areas within the space.

THE OBEROI LOMBOK’S SNORKELING TRIP TO THE GILI ISLANDS

Lying just off the northwest coast of Lombok is a trio of tiny, idyllic atolls, known as the Gili Islands. From the distance the islands look like no more than minute specks of green vegetation encircled by dazzling white sand and a deep turquoise sea. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are time-honoured favourites of divers and snorkelers, together with travellers who are in search of sea, sun and sand in simple surroundings.

There is a particularly beautiful reef off Gili Meno, teeming with psychedelic underwater creatures and phosphorous coral. The boat ride from The Oberoi Lombok every day at 9:00am takes only twenty minutes. Here you will see creatures such as giant clams, nudibranchia, starfish, unicorn fish, clown anemone, clown trigger, porcupine fish, schools of jackfish, giant wrasse, rabbit fish, batfish, angel fish, butterfly fish, long-nosed trumpet fish, spotty groupers, black and yellow banner fish, parrotfish and surgeonfish.

The Gilis are famous for turtles, and your snorkeling guide knows exactly where to find them. Guests are almost guaranteed to see a Hawksbill turtle with its distinctive, richly decorated serrated shell and beak-like mouth, feeding on sponges and hydroids in the coral garden. The Hawksbill is listed as an endangered species and it is a real privilege to get close to these graceful creatures in their natural habitat.
After the snorkeling experience, guests will have time to relax and relish a picnic lunch, followed by the opportunity to explore Gili Air, enjoy a cold drink or a beer, perhaps, in a rustic, cushioned ‘bale’ gazebo on the beach.

Snorkeling tour prices start from IDR 550,000 net (USD 45) per person including snorkeling gear, mineral water, towel, and snorkeling guide / IDR 455,000 net (USD 35) per person for picnic Lunch (selection of sandwiches, fresh fruit, and mineral water).

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