Limited time offer flash sale | Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Dreaming of a quick getaway this summer? Look no further! From 1 to 7 June 2020, enjoy a special flash sale rate from HKD 780 with early check-in at 10am and late check-out till 4pm. The offer is available for stays between 1 June and 31 August 2020. Book now!

This offer includes:

-Early check-in at 10am

-Late check-out till 4pm

Terms and Conditions
  1. The offer is available for stays between 1 June and 31 August 2020 at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, for bookings made between 1 and 7 June 2020.
  2. Credit card prepayment for the full duration of the stay is required at the time of booking.
  3. The credit card used at the time of booking needs to be presented during check-in.
  4. Prepayment will not be refunded for cancellations, shortened stays or rate adjustments.
  5. Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability.
  6. One amendment on staying dates will be allowed without additional charges, subject to availability. For changes, please contact the hotel by emailing at reservations.KSL@shangri-la.com and state your confirmation number.
  7. The promotion is not applicable to Golden Circle Award Points redemption.
  8. The offer is not valid for group or convention bookings.
  9. All rates are non-commissionable.
  10. The offer is valid for new bookings only and subject to availability.
  11. All rates and supplements are subject to a 10% service charge.
  12. This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, cash voucher, room package, privilege or gift certificate

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ULTIMA CORFU

ULTIMA COLLECTION TO LAUNCH FIRST BEACHSIDE RETREAT: ULTIMA CORFU

Ultima Collection, the luxury operator with hotels, residences, and spas across the most sought-after destinations in Europe, will expand their portfolio with the addition of a new property, Ultima Corfu, scheduled to open on 1 June 2020. Perched on a dramatic hillside looking out over the Ionian Sea, Ultima Corfu will constitute the brand’s first beachside residence, and will be a serene retreat, affording guests an opportunity to escape, switch off, and reground themselves in a Greek paradise, far from the cares and worries of their everyday lives.

A heaven of tranquillity located on the shores of the Ionian Sea, Ultima Corfu will take the form of an elegantly appointed private villa available for single-group bookings, and ideal for families or groups of friends. Spread over 1,000 square metres, the property will seamlessly blend the outdoor landscape with the indoors, and will boast uninterrupted views of the rugged coastline and crystal-clear waters of the deep blue sea.

As guests enter the sublime property, they will be greeted by a spacious living area, decorated in a monochrome colour palette with minimalist yet signature Ultima Collection design – allowing the unspoilt views to take centre stage, visible through the floor to ceiling windows that frame the property. The two 20m sea-facing infinity pools will be the crowning feature of the expansive wraparound terrace. Situated on separate tiers of the terrace, yet located just steps away from each other, the pools offer guests the chance to either socialise together or enjoy the peace and quiet. The villa will also include two outdoor lounges and an al fresco dining area, perfect for enjoying sundowners and Mediterranean feasts with the striking view of the Ionian sunset as a backdrop.

Set over two levels, allowing for multiple perspectives of the view, Ultima Corfu will sleep 14 guests in seven bedrooms, including one master bedroom with private terrace. All bedrooms will feature en-suite bathrooms and dressing-rooms. Remarkable ornate Grecian features and materials will adorn the magnificent white interiors, subtly decorated with a typically Mediterranean colour palette. Fitness enthusiasts who want to maintain their training regime whilst on holiday, will have access to a fully equipped fitness studio and an ‘on-demand’ personal trainer. In keeping with Ultima’s wellness offering, the villa will also include an impressive Hammam for holistic heated therapies, a Jacuzzi, as well as the Ultima Spa massage and treatment amenities.

The highlight amenity of Ultima Corfu will be unrestricted access to the villa’s 24m yacht Ultima Beach, available for guests to charter at their desire throughout their stay. Unquestionably the most indulgent and unparalleled way to discover the azure waters and unspoilt wilderness of the Corfu coastline, Ultima Corfu’s yacht will be manned by one captain and one steward, and will have space for 12 guests at one time for day trips, and for seven guests for overnight trips in one twin, one pullman and two double master cabins. The yacht comes fully equipped with Ultima standard mod cons, air-conditioning, and sea ‘toys’ including snorkelling equipment and a Zodiac Tender 3.80. With gourmet cuisine served onboard, Ultima Beach offers an immersive excursion, indulging guests’ every desire. Romantic sunset cruises, exciting and adventurous day trips, or lazy sun-soaked days await guests, all in all making for a truly unforgettable experience.

During their stay, guests of Ultima Corfu will be able to explore the picturesque seaside villages of this ancient Greek island, hidden islets and wild natural landscapes. The villa’s personal concierge will be on hand throughout the stay, and can arrange private excursions to some of the island’s most beautiful spots. Whether guests want to take in Corfu’s imposing palaces and charming squares, or simply want to while away their days visiting sandy coves and bathing in the pristine waters, a curated catalogue of guest experiences will be available to cater to all tastes.

Included as part of the villa will be the supreme Ultima services with daily full luxury breakfast, daily afternoon tea, 24-hour concierge, housekeeping, service staff, laundry, and round-trip airport transfers. Rental of the Ultima Beach yacht, along with all staff fees, will be included. Fuel and port fees will be charged as incurred.

The launch of Ultima Corfu will bring to six the total number of properties within the Ultima Collection, which currently includes luxury ski hotels and residences in the majestic Alps and the new urban retreat on the shores of Lake Geneva. It will further establish Ultima Collection as one of the world’s leading and most visionary luxury hospitality groups.

Soneva Kiri Thailand

Soneva Kiri is located on Koh Kood, Thailand’s fourth largest but least populated island – just one hour by private plane south-east of Bangkok. The island is known for its vast biodiversity, which is greater than that of the entire United Kingdom. White sand beaches, clear turquoise waters and an abundance of local flora and fauna make it an adventurer’s dream. Soneva Kiri offers a combination of luxury, a sustainable and eco-friendly approach, authentic Thai experiences and a range of fine dining options.

Soneva Kiri comprises 34 vast one- to six-bedroom pool villas presiding over the beach, nestled into jungle-covered hillsides and perched atop soaring cliffs, all overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. All of the incredibly spacious villas have rustic-chic furnishings, personal electric buggies or bicycles and impeccable service courtesy of Mr./Ms. Friday private butlers. The larger villas come with children’s tree houses and water slides into the pool.

While at the resort, guests can indulge their appetite at seven restaurants and bars. Experience authentic cuisine from Thailand’s regions at the traditionally stilted Benz’s restaurant, reached via a short boat ride through the mangroves. Here Chef Benz uses locally caught or grown ingredients to craft her dishes that celebrate Thai flavours. The View serves international and Mediterranean inspired dishes, where spectacular views of the sunset serve as the backdrop. North Beach’s restaurant offers a toes-in-the-sand dining experience, where different themes dictate the menu for the day.

Take fine dining to new heights with the Treepod Dining experience. Diners are hoisted high into the ancient rainforest canopy in a secure bamboo pod, where meals are delivered via the zipline acrobatics of the waiter. The chocolate room, ice cream parlour, and deli full of cheese and cold cuts, are complimentary for guests all day long.

There is a seemingly endless list of things to do at Soneva Kiri. The outdoor Cinema Paradiso screens classic films and recent blockbusters under the starry night sky. The high-tech Observatory lets guests explore the universe and beyond. The Six Senses Spa, fully-equipped gym and complimentary non-motorised water sports are just the thing for wellness enthusiasts. Guests can also snorkel the house reef, go on guided snorkelling and dive trips to nearby islands, or choose to explore Koh Kood by land or by sea to swim beneath secret waterfalls or experience the island’s rugged coastline.

For Soneva Kiri’s younger guests the manta ray-shaped children’s Den, and the Eco Den. The Den is dedicated to learning, excitement, and meaningful experiences for children aged five and up. While the Eco Den is for children aged one to five years old, with age-specific activities watched by qualified childcare experts and local child carers.

Easter Festivities Take The Spotlight At Rosewood Hong Kong

Delight and refresh yourselves with Spring Wellness Staycation at Asaya

  • Asaya Urban Wellness Destination offers one-night Spring Wellness Staycation package with a choice of two programmes and a HKD1,000 voucher for food and drinks during the stay, Asaya Lodge stay with personal butler service also available at special price from 1 to 30 April.
  • The “Unplug” programme focuses on recharging the body and mind, which helps guests to create healthy boundaries with technology, tap into tools for reflection and develop long-term practices for mindfulness.
  • The “Body Fit” programme is a physical fitness immersion, which offers a balance of challenging workouts, personal coaching, nutrition advice and more.

*Spring Wellness Staycation priced at HKD15,800 to HKD16,800 according to room category

Rosewood Hong Kong

Unforgettable Easter’s memories with your Family and Kids

Easter Kids Crafts Table

  • A dedicated crafts table will be set up in Holt’s Café’s Tea Conservatory Foyer from 10 am to 3pm on 10 to 13 April to welcome the little ones to decorate their very own Easter eggs for a colourful memento of the holiday.
  • Restaurant patrons and in-house guests are invited to join in on the fun with an Easter egg hunt

Immersive Easter Stay at Rosewood Hong Kong

  • Rosewood Hong Kong offers exclusive room package with in-room Easter and spring-themed discoveries available from 1 April to 31 May – guests will receive a complimentary third night for every two consecutive paid nights
  • In addition to a HKD1,000 dining credit for use throughout the hotel (except for Butterfly Patisserie), guest will also be given a HKD1,000 credit to wellness destination Asaya.
  • Guests could also enjoy private access to the Manor Club and a complimentary KLUB 11 Gold Card Membership ensure VIP treatment throughout the stay.

Dusit International

Dusit International offers special rates for the travel  industry across its entire portfolio of hotels and resorts

Travel agents, airline staff, and other industry partners now receive up

to 60% off stays at Dusit Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives, the Middle

East, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and more key destinations

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has introduced a Travel Industry Rate offering up to 60% off rooms and more exclusive benefits at Dusit Hotels & Resorts worldwide.

Available for booking from now through 31 May 2020, the special offer applies to the Best Available Rate at time of booking on dusit.com, and includes property-specific benefits such as complimentary room upgrade or late check-out, depending on availability.

The offer is available across the entire portfolio of Dusit-branded properties, including recent openings such as Dusit Doha Hotel, Qatar; Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, Philippines; Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Island Resort, Philippines; and Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri Bangkok, Thailand; as well as long-established, and recently renovated resorts in Thailand such as Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket; Dusit Thani Hua Hin; and Dusit Thani Pattaya.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 24 new members

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries, is pleased to welcome 24 new member hotels to its global portfolio between October 1 – December 31, 2019. From a historic retreat in central Mexico to the brand’s first-ever properties in Finland and Brunei, this expansion at the end of 2019 represents Preferred’s unwavering commitment to partnering with the finest luxury hotels in every corner of the globe. Highlights of the new additions include:

 

Klaus K Hotel (Helsinki, Finland)

Located in Helsinki’s historic city center, the 171-room Klaus K Hotel takes its narrative and design cues from the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala and the country’s mythological creation story that the world emerged from seven eggs. The egg shape is characterized throughout the hotel, most prominently in the check-in desk design, which features a halo of antler-like artwork, and in one of the Sky Suites, which boasts an egg-shaped bed. Guests can opt for one of the Art Rooms inspired by culturally relevant local artists or indulge with a stay in The Nympheus Suite, which pays tribute to designer William Turner through its ornate décor and textiles depicting his 1915 illustration of water lilies and birds.

 

The Empire Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

Set on 445 coastal acres on the South China Sea amidst tropical rainforests, The Empire Brunei – rich in Malay culture and warm Bruneian hospitality – boasts 522 exquisite accommodations, seven international restaurants, and five swimming pools. Seasoned luxury travelers will love the 16 secluded villas featuring gardens, living areas, and balconies with ocean views. Experiences include stand-up paddle boarding at the Grand Lagoon, an eight-lane bowling hall, a deluxe spa, a three-screen cinema showing box office hits, and almost two miles of private beaches. Golfers can test their handicap on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at The Country Club, which offers night golf and a golf academy.

 

Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)

Situated in the cultural heart of San Miguel de Allende, one of Mexico’s most vibrant destinations and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 153-room Live Aqua Urban Resort San Miguel de Allende has quickly garnered favor since its launch in November 2018. Thoughtful accommodation experiences include the Eve Suite created for brides and their parties and the Luna Suite Presidential with double-height ceilings and a private plunge pool, with all rooms offering vintage record players. Foodies can take advantage of five distinct culinary venues, including Zibu, which offers a unique Mex-Thai menu, and the Spice Market, which creates spicy, Southeast Asian-inspired dishes.

 

The Serras (Barcelona, Spain)

Nestled on the Port of Barcelona with views out to the Mediterranean, The Serras embraces the history of its surrounding Gothic Quarter neighborhood inside and out with 28 artfully designed soundproof guestrooms and suites and a façade built in 1846 by 19th century architect Francesc Daniel Molina, famous for his work on Barcelona’s Plaça Reial, which housed one of Pablo Picasso’s first studios. Guests can take advantage of walkable access to nearby cultural landmarks including the Cathedral of Barcelona, Las Ramblas, the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and golden beaches before returning to an oasis of calm and Catalan cuisine at Informal by Michelin-starred chef Marc Gascons or poolside sundowners on the rooftop at El Sueño.

 

 

The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Osaka Midosuji (Osaka, Japan)

Blending traditional Japanese charm with modern design touches, The Royal Park Hotel Iconic Osaka Midosuji launches in March 2020 in Osaka’s bustling central district. All 352 guestrooms and suites are located on the 16th floor or higher, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding cityscape. The Executive Floors are ideal for business travelers with memorable dining options that include complimentary breakfast, cocktails, and afternoon tea in the 25th floor Executive Lounge. During their stay in Japan’s food capital, the guest relations team can help visitors explore the neighborhood scene where they can sample local favorites like okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) and oshizushi (traditional ‘box pressed’ sushi).

 

Drei Mohren Hotel (Augsburg – Greater Munich Area, Germany)

Situated in one of Germany’s oldest cities, the Drei Mohren Hotel extends 132 sophisticated guestrooms and suites combining rich woods, textured fabrics, and polished floors in the bustling Maximilianstrasse, just steps from top attractions including the Goldener Saal and the Fuggerei Museum. For an exclusive dining experience, the on-property Michelin-starred restaurant Sartory – named after Augsburg’s famed 18th-century chef – is open to only 24 guests each evening and serves refined French cuisine showcasing fresh, local ingredients. For spa enthusiasts, the onsite Steinborn SPA offers more than 3,800 square feet of wellness spaces with steam bath facilities, bio sauna, Finnish sauna, and relaxation room.

 

Paramount Hotel Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Inspired by Old Hollywood glamour and Dubai’s innovative design aesthetic, Paramount Hotel Dubai opened its doors in November 2019 as the region’s first Paramount property. The hotel offers 823 guestrooms that present an in-room blockbuster cinema experience through vintage Hollywood artwork, movie set-inspired lighting, and high-tech entertainment systems. Movie buffs will revel in the themed suites, which pay homage to classic Paramount Pictures, including The Godfather tribute Don Corleone Suite, the diva-inspired Carole Lombard Suite, and the Great Gatsby-era Charleston Suite. Other standout facilities include a private dine-in cinema, a live entertainment stage, a chocolate lab, and a 1920s speakeasy bar.

 

Additional member hotels to join Preferred Hotels & Resorts from October 1 – December 31, 2019 include:

For more information on these properties, or any others represented within the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio, please visit www.PreferredHotels.com.

 

Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion

Launches Wellbeing Retreat Programmes

The hot springs resort in Central Vietnam tunes guests health with detox and Reiki

Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion is getting into the flow of things with new retreats that tap the healing powers of a geothermal spring at the resort’s heart. A Reiki Training and Sound Journey in March, a Hot Springs Detox Retreat slated to run most months from May, and a new Wellness Detox programme that’s available year round are just a few of the new offerings from the natural hot springs resort on the outskirts of Vietnam’s one-time imperial capital of Hue.

“Our natural health-laden waters and location among the tropical forests of Central Vietnam provide the perfect backdrop for retreats that harness the healing power of the natural world,” said Hylton Lipkin, general manager of Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion. “Guests always leave feeling more relaxed and centered, just from the environment, but we wanted to help them take their wellbeing to the next level.”

Energy Healing Through Reiki

Lei Wei De, founder of Siam Reiki, and Daphnee Lam, a sound healer and Siam Reiki practitioner will be co-hosting a Reiki Training and Sound Journey retreat from March 3-5. With a focus on the energy healing modality of Reiki, participants will learn all about the practice that originated in Japan; how to self practice the healing art on themselves and loved ones; and delve into Siam Reiki, a variation of traditional Reiki that was started in Thailand and tackles energy blockages in a person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. Participants will also receive one spa therapy and onsen session daily, time on the property’s zipline and highwire, unlimited use of the hot springs and the chance to take part in Alba’s complimentary wellness therapies, such as walking meditation and water meditation. Prices start from USD444 for two nights accommodation (based on two people sharing) and the Reiki certification. Sound healing and private Reiki sessions are an additional fee.

 

Hot Springs Detox Retreat

This detox retreat combines juice cleansing with alternating resting and movement to kick-start the body’s healing abilities and bring about wellness in a safe and long-lasting way. During the course of the retreat guests will be guided through the detox by wellness experts, relax in the healing waters of the property’s Japanese-style onsen, practice yoga and meditation, have daily detox massages, and more. All-inclusive prices start from USD1,050 for a four night stay in a one bedroom bungalow. Courses run on an almost monthly basis with retreats set for May 6 – 10, July 22 – 26, Aug 19 – 23, Sep 23 – 27, Nov 18 – 22 and Dec 16 – 20.

Wellness Detox Packages

Alba is upping the ante on a stay at this wellness-focused resort by giving guests the chance to opt in to a three-, five-, or seven-day detox retreat at any time of the year. Highlights include a detox juicing class and a vegetarian cooking class, using organic produce, so guests leave equipped with skills to put healthy living into play when they return home. Daily spa therapy is a key part of the process as well as the recommended D-TOX Reflexology treatment, which uses pressure points throughout the body to speed up the detox process. Retreat participants will take part in intermittent fasting, dropping down to just two meals a day. The practice of giving the digestive system a break for periods longer than 12 hours is said to increase fat burning, improve concentration and energy level, among other benefits. The resort’s extensive range of wellness activities from yoga to hiking are also available to detoxing guests. Prices start at USD362 per couple per room for a three-day (two-night) package.

 

For more information please visit: https://fusionhotelgroup.com/albawellnessvalley/stay-save/

Once-in-a-lifetime privatisation offer at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Luxury resort’s extraordinary “You Run Raffles Maldives” is available for a cool $1USD million – a luxurious, all-inclusive playground where the elite jet setter can invite their friends and loved ones for an unforgettable private island adventure

From Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the Caribbean Sea, to Steven Spielberg’s islands in the Madeira Archipelago of Portugal, the allure of a private island is usually reserved for only the wealthiest of billionaires. But ownership and maintenance of island properties requires endless work and expenses, so why buy when one could simply rent one of the world’s most prestigious and stunning island resorts – Raffles Maldives Meradhoo on the pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll.

For a limited time, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is offering an exceptional $1USD million all-inclusive island privatisation offer, providing a rare opportunity to experience this remarkable resort fully on one’s own terms. In addition to unprecedented privacy and with all manner of special privileges, Raffles will even throw in the use of an additional ‘deserted island’ that can be transformed into an epic celebration or adventure space.

Just an 80-minute boat ride from the equator, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo lies in one of the most remote and unblemished corners of the Maldives and its pristine beauty invariably awes all who visit. Available for four-night, five-day stays, You Run Raffles Maldives provides a generous host with the opportunity to treat up to 70 very lucky loved ones, friends and close associates to the all-inclusive, legendary service of Raffles, complete with Raffles Butlers, set amid the tropical oasis of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.

After enjoying a private charter flight from the Maldivian capital Male or landing a private jet at Kooddoo airport (located in the resort’s atoll of Gaafu Alifu) via Gaan airport, the group will have full access to the resort’s two islands. The first island is a white-sand idyll where 21 vast villas reside among palm trees; while the second island is an overwater retreat where residences stand over gently lapping waters.

As part of the You Run Raffles Maldives, guests will also have access to a nearby deserted island to enact whatever castaway fantasy they may wish. Whether transformed into a tropical playground; a thrilling sunset concert with a celebrity DJ; or serving as a serene escape for a romantic night-time champagne-and-stargazing session guided by a personal astronomer, this bonus beach hideaway is a blank canvas that can be designed for the dream experience of a lifetime.

Raffles Maldives June 2018

Adding another layer of indulgence, the culinary team at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo will create special menus and tailored dining experiences for guests visiting on this unprecedented package. Guests are invited to  wine and dine whenever and wherever they wish, on a complimentary basis. Exclusive dining experiences may involve a supper of beef tenderloin with chimichurri at The Firepit, an elemental, tiki torch-lit barbecue restaurant where diners sit at sunken tables that have been carved from the sand, or superlative sushi and potent pisco sours at elegant Nikkei restaurant, Yuzu. For sundowners, parties can gather at the Long Bar for free-flowing Maldives Slings, an irresistible mix of gin, coconut, cinnamon and clove.

No island getaway would be complete without an incomparable spa experience. Raffles Spa will treat guests to Biologique Recherche facials, Aromatherapy Associates massages, and many more bespoke treatments. Guests are also free to enjoy endless water sports and unlimited use of the resort’s yacht Azimut. Dolphin-watching cruises, fishing or diving expeditions may be arranged, with cocktails and canapés waiting on board.

Sea-life lovers can also enjoy this region’s remarkable beauty under the guidance of their own Raffles Marine Butler, a unique concept in the Maldives. They will happily lead snorkelling excursions to the resort’s two vibrant house reefs, home to scores of fish species, from fluorescent parrotfish to handsome blacktip sharks and 22 gentle hawksbill turtles.

The exclusive guests of You Run Raffles Maldives will be pleased to know their visit will help protect this precious ecosystem over the years to come. The rate includes a 5% charitable donation, split between the Maldives’ Marine Center and the Olive Ridley Project, an NGO that works to protect sea turtles.

As a personal memento, guests will receive a range of personalised souvenirs including a customised robe, complete with the embroidered event name You Run Raffles Maldives, and custom epicurean treats created by the chefs for guests to take home, with each gift intended to serve as a treasured reminder of a holiday like no other.

Already recognised as one of the Indian Ocean’s preeminent properties, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo effortlessly maintains Raffles’ reputation for superlative service, exceptional dining and phenomenal beauty.

The dedicated luxury travel connoisseurs of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo are on hand to tailor the trip of a lifetime for discerning guests. For more information on Raffles Maldives Meradhoo please visit www.rafflesmaldives.com. For reservations, please email reservations.maldives@raffles.com or call +960 6828800.

Alila Uluwatu

Uluwatu especially is known for its magical sacred temples framed by exotic sunsets, and is a destination that offers something for every taste and interest, from cultural highlights to lifestyle activities. The team at Alila Villas Uluwatu has curated a year’s worth of wanderlust-inciting reasons to add Uluwatu to the top of your bucket list.

March

Total silence, care and well-being destination

Longing for a quiet escape? Head to Uluwatu during Nyepi and experience a unique 24 hours when the whole island shuts down. There are no lights, no sound and no businesses open as the Balinese spend the day in prayer and introspection. Enjoy the colourful ogoh-ogoh parade the day before, and a range of healthy activities the day after, such as yoga, crossfit and meditation. Make Uluwatu your next wellness destination!

April

Bali’s most epic dayclub is turning 2

OMNIA Dayclub has become a bucket list sensation for those seeking the most exclusive dayclub vibes. From commercial to techno music, OMNIA delivers the party mood with big international DJ names. For its second birthday bash in April, you can expect some serious yet fun spins for your ear pleasure.

 

May

Jam-packed with indonesian flavours

Uluwatu has become the ultimate foodie destination for Indonesian cuisine, offering authentic dishes from around the archipelago. From the famous Nasi Padang to Balinese Babi Guling, Javanese Nasi Campur or more elevated tastes, plenty of spice-filled surprises await. Explore Uluwatu’s local warungs or visit The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu to savour original Indonesian flavours.

June

Pristine beaches with unparalleled views

If white sand and turquoise waters are what you’re after, the southern coast of Uluwatu will not disappoint, offering beautiful beaches with breathtaking ocean views, such as Gunung Payung, Melasti and Pandawa. Not to mention Nyang Nyang Beach, one of Uluwatu’s best-kept secrets, and picturesque Balangan Beach that boasts amazing rock formations.

 

July

Jimbaran’s legendary seafood dinners

Enjoying a fresh grilled seafood dinner in Jimbaran is a must-do. Take a seat at any of the candlelit tables set up on the beach under the stars and savour seafood, marinated in Balinese spices and grilled over burning coconut husks. Simply scrumptious.

 

August

Sublime sunsets

Uluwatu is known as Bali’s best sunset destination. Imagine relaxing with a drink in hand as the sun begins to dip and the sky becomes streaked with red, orange, yellow, pink and purple hues. Sunset-hop to OMNIA, El Kabron, Ulu Cliffhouse and Sunset Cabana Bar, some of the many luxurious yet fun playgrounds for you to enjoy this eye-popping experience.

 

September

Haven for surfers

Bali is known for its surf, but for world-class waves, Uluwatu is the place to be. For most wave hunters, Blue Point, Dreamland and Padang Padang come to mind, perfect for experts and beginners alike. If you are lucky, dolphins will accompany you out on the waves. Feeling more adventurous? Rent a motorbike and follow the dirt roads to surf spots hidden around the Pecatu area.

 

October

Luxe out at Bali’s most sustainable resort

Sustainability is the new luxury at Alila Villas Uluwatu. Perched on Uluwatu’s limestone cliffs 100 metres above the Indian Ocean, its 65 pool villas are environmentally designed and constructed in harmony with the surroundings, and feature contemporary interiors enhanced with touches of nature and traditional Balinese accents. Its zero waste to landfill commitment sees all waste reused or recycled for other functions, and is just the latest in a long list of eco efforts that have made the resort the first in Indonesia to achieve the highest level of EarthCheck certification (Platinum).

 

November

Spa-tacular indulgences

Cooling breezes and endless ocean vistas make Uluwatu a relaxing place for a truly spa-tacular experience. Age-old spa techniques rejuvenate travellers from across the world, and amidst the tranquil ambience, you’ll have no trouble drifting into a state of peace. Check out for a while in one of Uluwatu’s signature outdoor spas, soothed by the sound of birdsong and crashing waves.

 

December

Dazzling celebrations

From intimate Christmas dinners to spectacular New Year’s Eve parties, Uluwatu has all your year-end celebrations covered. You can count down to the new year with a night of world-class music at Bali’s epic OMNIA Dayclub, or enjoy a captivating night of five-star dining at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali’s most iconic resort. Just a few ideas to get your celebrations started!

SOFITEL UNVEILS AN IMMERSIVE JOURNEY INTO WELLNESS OVERLOOKING THE UNESCO SITE OF INLE LAKE IN MYANMAR

Overlooking an enchanting patchwork of shimmering waters, rolling hills and rice fields, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is redefining the wellness retreat concept on the spectacular shores of one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic destinations.

DISCOVER THE LEGENDS OF INLE LAKE AND FIND YOUR INNER SELF

To celebrate its first anniversary, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is introducing the first luxury wellness programme in Myanmar to focus exclusively on holistic therapies, traditional treatments, nutrition, fitness coaching and educational wellness initiatives. Guests are invited to indulge in these all-encompassing packages, designed for an unforgettable stay at one of the wellness resort’s 101 guest rooms and suites, which include 36 Luxury Rooms, 25 Junior Suites, 12 Prestige Suites, 27 Opera Suites and one exclusive Imperial Suite.

Offerings include the Wellness Discovery package, with benefits including a pre-arrival consultation, yoga sessions, customised meditation class, spa treatments, an in-room wellness minibar, and holistic rituals in the morning and evening. Each guest will receive a wellness basket in their suite, which includes all the essentials such as a yoga mat, skipping rope, wellness ball and dumbbells. The Wellness Discovery package is available from USD180 per person, per night.

“We are thrilled to introduce an immersive journey into wellness, redefining the current offering of experiences in Myanmar,” said David G. Daguise, the resort’s Cluster General Manager. “In this fast-paced world, we want to provide our guests with the opportunity to be transported to a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. We have focussed on four key pillars to establish our wellness offering – Spa & Fitness, Yoga & Meditation, Culinary Journey, and Local Culture & Traditions.”

NUTRITIONAL TREATMENTS MEET FARM-TO-TABLE DISHES

“You are what you eat” is the motto of Chef Aung Kyaw Swar, the man behind Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min’s unique culinary experiences and the curator of the Wellness Cuisine programme. Locally-sourced organic products take centre stage on his healthy and nutritious menus, namely at the resort’s Roots Signature Restaurant, which introduces guests to regenerative ingredients that prioritise the body’s requirements and tantalise the taste buds.

The restaurant, which overlooks Inle Lake’s gentle waters, aims to instil a sense of spirituality and promote the resort’s wider commitment to sustainability. Chef Aung Kyaw Swar and his team support the local communities by working closely — and responsibly — with producers and short food supply chains in order to discover local flavours, creating authentic, delicious dishes ranging from salads and soups to regional specialities.

Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min maintains its own organic and hydroponic garden, which embraces local Shan methods with a contemporary approach to produce fruits, vegetables and herbs. Harvests are not only used in the kitchen and spa, but also shared with the local community and hotel staff.

“Domestic and international travellers with a health-conscious approach can immerse in an array of experiences and countless benefits during their stay with us,” Daguise adds. “Guests can take a back-to-basics holistic culinary journey complete with organic dishes and the utmost respect for Mother Nature.”

UNWIND AND REJUVENATE AMIDST TRANQUIL VISTAS

The tailor-made energising and healing programmes have been developed to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit of Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min’s guests. The mind-body connection of the wellness programmes are designed by onsite Yoga Master, Sudhir Thampi. Born and raised in India, Sudhir’s expertise in yoga, meditation and fitness are vital to the overall success of the wellness journey. Yoga for him is as natural as breathing and guests can enjoy private and group yoga sessions as well as fitness classes as part of their package.

Yoga classes are held in a series of waterfront villas, designed in warm hues with natural woven materials offset by red and orange plaid that is inspired by the headscarves of the local Pa-o women. Perched at the edge of the lake and surrounded by verdant gardens and reflective ponds, guests can draw inspiration from these serene, outdoor spaces while practising yoga and meditation.

Sudhir follows the motto that “Health is Wealth” and he believes that yoga can guide one to achieve happiness and peace of mind.

LUXURY SPA COLLABORATION

Another first for Myanmar, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min has partnered with high-end cosmetic brand L’Occitane to create natural treatments devoted to well-being. The exclusive techniques and treatments combine local, ancient and authentic healing practices with modern cosmetology to provide guests with a rich selection of sophisticated massage treatments and wellness experiences.

The special combination treatment packages available incorporate various elements ranging from sumptuous body scrubs to relaxing aroma massages that sooth the body and mind — all in the holistic environment of the Sofitel Spa.

Ms. Angela In Gyin, the hotel’s Spa Manager, explains that the traditional treatment options are handed down from generations and elevated with the addition of modern holistic touches that aim to revive all senses.

The Sofitel Spa is a chant to nature – intriguing to the senses and calming to the mind.

STAYS AND PACKAGES

The luxurious new retreat at Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is offering a special Wellness Discovery package starting at USD 180 per person per night, with a minimum stay of two nights from now until 31st December 2020.

The package includes:

  • Pre-arrival consultation
  • 2 night Luxury Room stay with Breakfast
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Welcome Wellness Drink
  • Meet & Greet by Wellness Concierge
  • 2 Yoga sessions
  • One daily 30 min Fitness Session and customized Meditation Class
  • 2 Spa Treatments – 60 min each
  • Morning and Night rituals
  • Detox & Wake up with warm lemon-infused water
  • Wellness turn down including gluten free sugar free cookies and Signature herbal teas
  • Bath-rituals (Calming, soothing salts)
  • In-room Wellness basket (Yoga Mat & Block, Yoga Straps, Lavender Eye Pillow, Skipping rope, Wellness Ball, Dumbbells)
  • Wellness Food & Drinks Menu selection – Breakfast, 3-course Dinner including one non-alcoholic “Superfood” drink
  • Wellness Mini Bar (PH8 Water, Fresh Juices and unsalted mixed nuts with berries)
  • Daily Wellness evening Mocktail

For reservations and general information, please visit www.all.accor.com, email info@SofitelInle.com, contact +95 (0) 9442 635270 – 78 or +95 (0) 9251 042570 – 76 for general enquiries or reservations.

Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is located 47 km from Heho Airport, and 600 km from Yangon, which is a 1-hour flight away. From the airport, guests can arrive at the resort via the resort’s land or lake transfer service.