Anantara Uluwatu Bali

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort Unveils Refurbished Luxury Accommodation and New Spa Pavilion

Bali’s premier clifftop resort, Anantara Uluwatu Bali has revealed its 72 newly refurbished luxury suites, private pool villas and penthouses cascading from a cliff above the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean.

Following an extensive face lift, all 40 suites – Ocean View Suites, Ocean View Pool Suites and Garden View Pool Suites – boast state-of-the-art Bose sound system, signature outdoor Jacuzzi for two, rain shower and Nespresso coffee machine.

At 84 square metres, the Ocean View Suites offer plenty of indoor space to laze about as well as a private Jacuzzi with panoramic views of the impossible surf break below. One of the most flawless and photogenic waves in the world, Anantara guests are well placed to observe the raw energy of the ocean transmuted into perfect, ultrafast barrels.

Wooing with a bold new look, Ocean View Pool Suites’ aqua tones draw inspiration from the shimmering infinity pool and the azure ocean lying just beyond. Views are second to none and are best enjoyed from a private Jacuzzi.

Garden View Pool Suites come with a spacious terrace hedged by a lush garden creating an immediate sense of tranquillity. A refreshing swimming pool bookended by discrete partitions promises relaxation with added privacy. Guests can catch up on emails at the newly refurbished study overlooking the riot of flowers and trees outside.

Two- and-three-bedroom villas at Anantara Uluwatu boast a private pool and sundeck, and mature garden. Extended families and friends travelling together will appreciate the convenience of gathering in the spacious living room for shared meals before retiring to their cosy bedrooms for the night.

The new two-bedroom Dewata Penthouse and the renovated one-bedroom Dedari Penthouse raise the standard of luxury living to new heights. The two-storey Dewata is located on one corner of the main building offering 180-degree views framed in stunning contemporary style. The bedroom opens onto a marble bathroom with standalone tub and walk-in closet, while an open-plan living and dining room features plush furnishings and original artworks.

Complementing the resort’s existing spa, the new Anantara Spa extension offers an all-natural, captivating spa experience further cementing Anantara Uluwatu’s position as the resort of choice for spa and wellness connoisseurs. Treatments at the Anantara Spa take guests on a journey of discovery, offering a tranquil sanctuary for relaxing and invigorating beauty and wellness experiences.

Luxuriously appointed new spa garden pavilion comes with seven treatment rooms including a treatment suite, two double and four single treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure room, hair salon, swimming pools, as well as steam and sauna rooms.

Treatments fuse precious spices from Indonesia and beyond to bring you a wealth of pampering, aromatic rituals. Highly valued for their distinctive flavour and medicinal benefits, spices such as nutmeg and clove are incorporated into therapies harnessing the richness of Indonesian botanicals. The result is a profound sense of perfect balance and tranquillity.

For reservations or more information, please call Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort at + 62 361 895 7555 or email uluwatu@anantara.com

The Parisian Macao Reigns Supreme

The Parisian Macao Wins ‘Best City Hotel – Macao’ at the 30th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2019

The Parisian Macao has won ‘Best City Hotel – Macao’ at the 30th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2019 which took place recently in Bangkok, Thailand.

Organised annually by TTG Asia, the TTG Travel Awards honour the best of the best in the Asia-Pacific travel trade and tourism industries. Results are decided by votes cast by fellow trade professionals who are readers of TTG publications. It has been regarded as one of the most influential awards in the region’s industry since its inception in 1989.

 “We are very pleased to have been recognised with this prestigious award. Since opening three years ago The Parisian Macao has gone from strength to strength, and along with its wonderful half-scale Eiffel Tower has become one of Macao’s most distinctive and visited landmarks,” commented Kris Kaminsky, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations, Sands China Ltd. “However, we would not have received this trophy if it were not for the committed efforts of our entire team in delivering superb experiences for our guests.”

Since opening in September 2016, The Parisian Macao has become one of Macao’s most popular destinations. With approximately 2,500 guestrooms and suites and boasting an impressive half-scale recreation of the Eiffel Tower, the integrated resort offers expansive meeting space, distinctive signature restaurants and a wide range of recreation and entertainment, along with the 300,000 square feet Shoppes at Parisian retail mall.

For more information, please visit: www.parisianmacao.com

 

Lily Cheng, Director of Public Relations, Sands China Ltd., accepts the award for Best City Hotel – Macao on behalf of The Parisian Macao at the 30thAnnual TTG Travel Awards 2019.

Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo invites guests to experience Autumn Rejuvenation at Japan’s only evian SPA

Palace Hotel Tokyo, one of Japan’s finest independent luxury hotels invites guests to experience bespoke wellness journeys at the evian® SPA. The 1,200-square-meter Alpine-inspired sanctuary in the very heart of Tokyo enjoys views of the Imperial Palace, gardens and moats offering guests an extensive choice of spa and wellness experiences.

Autumn Rejuvenation – Esprit Spa Ball Body Treatment

This Autumn, the evian SPA at Palace Hotel Tokyo introduces the Esprit Spa Ball Body treatment, a brand new treatment by Omnisens, the notable Parisian spa brand which was established in Paris in 2004.  Taking inspiration from the surroundings and nature, the treatment is a purifying journey aiming to encourage deep relaxation.

The Esprit Spa Ball Body treatment presents guests with an opportunity to enliven the inner self and is centred on a rhythmical technique which combines a “spa ball” massage (resembling a golf ball), stretching as well as body massage using oil to help to alleviate muscle fatigue and improve circulation.

The Esprit Spa Ball Body Treatment is priced at JPY 22,000 for 90 minutes and is available until 30th November 2019.

Energizing Tokyo

As Tokyo gears up to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, the Palace Hotel Tokyo as one of the city’s most celebrated hotels is getting into the spirit with the launch of Energizing Tokyo, a stay & spa package that comes with an à la carte menu of fitness pursuits – including swimming with an Olympian and a private meditation session with a Buddhist monk – to refresh and rejuvenate both body and mind.

The “Energizing Tokyo” stay and spa package includes two nights of accommodation, daily breakfast at a choice of Grand Kitchen or In-Room Dining, three hours complimentary use of the hotel’s Raleigh bicycles, as well as the 90-minute experiences at Japan’s only evian SPA with a selection of therapies including Vitalizing Signature, Celestial Therapy and Mineral Therapy. 

Guests also have the flexibility to add their choice of physical or meditative pursuits (at additional charge) from an array of bespoke activities including a private two-hour swimming session with former Japanese Olympic swimmer and Asian Games medallist Hanae Ito in the hotel’s indoor pool or to opt for a private zen meditation with the head monk of a 400-year-old Buddhist temple.

Energizing Tokyo Package rates start from JPY 172,000 for a Deluxe with Balcony Room (based on single occupancy) or Executive Suite.

About Palace Hotel Tokyo

The Palace Hotel Tokyo is situated in one of the city’s most exclusive real estate districts, adjacent to Japan’s Imperial Palace. The hotel also claims prime frontage within Tokyo’s renowned Marunouchi business district as well as proximity to the Nihonbashi financial centre.  The city’s landmark Tokyo Station is within easy walking distance of the hotel.

The hotel preserves its distinct commitment to Japanese hospitality embodying the most distinguished traditions, culture and as seen through its design with contemporary aesthetics interwoven throughout the rooms and public areas.   Comprising 290 rooms, every guest room of the hotel features views of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace gardens as well as the surrounding skyline.  Half of the rooms feature private balconies and that is a true rarity in Tokyo.   The hotel’s 10 restaurants & bars are all dining destinations in their own right offering the finest wine and culinary experiences in the city.   Spa & Wellness facilities are a quintessential part of the hotel where guests may enjoy the hotel’s evian® SPA.

The world-famous Frieze art fair at The equally famous Lanesborough

The Lanesborough Hotel, London, is offering fans and collectors of contemporary art the opportunity to visit the iconic Frieze Art Fair in London with an exclusive afternoon tea and overnight stay experience.  Taking place from 3 October until 6 October in Regent’s Park, Frieze London features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries with art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists available to view and buy, plus the critically acclaimed curated sections and Talks programme put together by the Fair organisers.

Guests staying for the Frieze London experience will be able to enjoy The Lanesborough’s famous afternoon tea with a special pastry especially created by Head Pastry Chef Fabio Bardi to complement the Ruinart Rosé.  At the Fair itself, you will enjoy a glass of Ruinart Rosé inside the comfort of the Ruinart Art Bar (Official Champagne of Frieze Art Fair), before enjoying the world-famous curation of art.

Package Inclusions:

  • Overnight accommodation at The Lanesborough
  • Breakfast in Michelin-starred Celeste, the restaurant of the award-winning Lanesborough Club & Spa, or in the comfort of the room/suite
  • One-way transfer to Frieze London
  • Pre/post Fair Afternoon Tea for two at The Lanesborough, with a special Ruinart pastry creation plus a bottle of Ruinart Rosé
  • Access for two to Frieze London with a glass of Ruinart Rosé in the Ruinart Art Bar

Prices from £905 per night, based on two sharing, with two tickets to Frieze and entrance to the Frieze Lounge on 3,4,5 and 6 October 2019*.

For more information and to book, visit lanesborough.com or call +44 (0)20 7259 5599

 

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui

Celebrating the hotel’s 10th Anniversary, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui unveils a range of celebrations with a “Breakfast on Us” room package and an Anniversary Set Menu at The Chinese Restaurant.

“Breakfast on Us” Special Anniversary Room Package

Brighten the scrumptious breakfast buffet and explore a list of exclusive dining offers in selected hotel restaurants. Book from now until 29 November 2019 for a minimum two-night stay between 1 September and 30 November 2019 and enjoy:

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet for up to two adults at Cafe
  • Up to 20% dining and beverage discount at Hugo’s, The Chinese Restaurant, Cafe and Chin Chin Bar

*Terms and conditions apply

10th Anniversary Set Menu at The Chinese Restaurant

The Chinese Restaurant presents a special six-course anniversary menu and bring together the most signature and original specialties, to celebrate the hotel’s 10th anniversary and express gratitude to patrons for the past years.

Highlights include Braised South African fresh abalone in hot stone bowl with layered bean curd sheet, as well as Sweetened almond soup with egg white pairing with Baked glutinous egg custard tart, showcasing the talented culinary team’s craftsmanship.

The Anniversary Set Menu is priced at HK$1,380 for two persons, available from 2 September to 31 October 2019.

 

The Park Hyatt Shenzhen

Sitting atop a 48-story skyscraper in the heart of the Futian central business district in Shenzhen, the brand new hotel is designed to provide a luxurious oasis amidst the pulsating energy of this fast-growing city.

Within walking distance of Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and surrounded by corporate offices and luxury shopping, Park Hyatt Shenzhen is ideally located for business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel is located 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) from Futian Checkpoint, and has direct underground access to metro lines, the Futian High Speed Train station, Hong Kong SAR with all districts of Shenzhen accessible near the hotel.

Concept and Design

Designed by the New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), the 48-story building, resembles a dynamic glass and steel butterfly with its wings spread against the Shenzhen city skyline.

The elegant and refined interiors of Park Hyatt Shenzhen are designed by Yabu Pushelberg to feel like a home away from home. The hotel’s design celebrates the Park Hyatt brand’s heritage and creates a haven of tranquility, offering a botanical oasis in the sky blending nature and culture. The moment guests step into the hotel’s Chinese-style garden, they will find unparalleled enrichment and a quietly confident stay.

Guestrooms

The hotel’s 195 spacious guestrooms and suites, are designed to create an Asian-inspired sanctuary where guests will feel as if they are ‘floating on a cloud.’ Located on floors 36 to 44, the corridors leading to each guestroom are lined in cloud-patterned carpeting with accommodations ranging from 516 square feet to 3,229 square feet (48 square meters to 299 square meters). Upon entering each guestroom, guests can find floor-to-ceiling windows framing the spectacular sky-high views. In soothing shades of grey, taupe and ochre, the rooms also incorporate subtle contemporary Chinese detailing, ranging from the artwork to the lantern-style pendant lighting to the minibar resembling a modern Chinese cabinet.

In the marble-lined bathroom, the Asian influence continues in the twin vanity stand inspired by traditional Chinese architecture. Bathrooms also feature a deep soaking tub, spa-inspired rain shower, and premium toiletries custom-created for Park Hyatt Shenzhen by cult New York perfumer Le Labo, renowned for its fresh, handmade fragrances.

Drinking and Dining 

Park Hyatt Shenzhen will launch a unique collection of bars and restaurants to showcase its outstanding cuisine accompanied by unrivaled views of the Shenzhen skyline. Flanking an entire side of Level 33, Living Room is a residential-style venue streaming natural light, stunning views and a sense of intimate comfort and timeless elegance, where guests can congregate for afternoon tea or evening drinks.

Also on Level 33 is Garden Pavilion, specializing in classic and authentic Cantonese cuisine as well as Sichuan and Jiangnan specialties. Comprising a series of pavilions immersed in greenery, the décor creates an extraordinary setting akin to outdoor dining. The botanical theme continues in the restaurant’s four private dining suites, each with its own lounge and powder room, where wallcoverings depict bucolic scenes of mountains, trees and wildlife.

Opening late August, The Glasshouse on Level 47 has a contemporary alfresco-dining feel with natural light flooding in from the glass ceiling and wraparound windows, and an abundance of outdoor-inspired whitewashed brick, decking and paving. It is a contemporary restaurant and bar offering a wide range of beverages and casually elegant European cuisine with a Chinese sensibility.

Located on Level 48, The Attic will also open in late August, serving as a penthouse bar that continues with a botanical theme and foliage above a large marble counter bar.

Events

With more than 16,000 square feet (1,500 square meters) of refined residential-style event space blessed with natural light, generous pre-function areas and breathtaking views of the city, Park Hyatt Shenzhen aspires to be the city’s premier location for inspiring and sophisticated social events. Gatherings at Park Hyatt Shenzhen are defined by creativity and imagination, personalized planning, unparalleled atmosphere, unique decor, customized menus, and above all, a commitment to quality and mastery of details.

Wellness 

Opening late August, The Spa is a tranquil, elegant space with floor-to-ceiling brass detailing that emphasizes the high ceilings of the space. The Spa offers a menu of healing treatments, exclusively curated for Park Hyatt Shenzhen that incorporate the latest spa products, techniques and technologies. For complete relaxation, there is an 80 foot (25 meter) indoor lap pool and the latest fitness facilities.

Special Offer

To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Park Hyatt Shenzhen from September 1 to November 30, 2019, part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/offers/new-hotels.html. No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.

Set to open in 2023 Hyatt’s return to Adelaide, Australia

The Hyatt Regency brand offers a stress-free environment for event, leisure and business travelers alike to enjoy a productive and energized experience. Guests can enjoy a seamless and intuitive service alongside refreshing food and beverage concepts and flexible spaces suited for work, collaboration or relaxation.

 

“We are grateful to work with CES Pirie Hotel on the opening of the new Hyatt Regency Adelaide and are excited to bring the Hyatt Regency brand, which has a strong legacy and following, back to this vibrant city,” said David Udell, group president, Asia Pacific, Hyatt. “Located in Adelaide’s city center, the hotel will provide guests with the tools to stay connected and benefit from the hotel’s intuitive and personalized service.”

 

Hyatt Regency Adelaide will be located on Pirie Street in the center of the city’s central business district, giving guests unparalleled access to major corporate and government offices as well as shopping and dining venues. When completed, the hotel will offer facilities including more than 8,000 square feet (750 square meters) of event space, a Market Café, a Regency Club, swimming pool, fitness facilities and a rooftop bar.

“The development of the new Hyatt Regency Adelaide will mark an important re-entry into Adelaide for the brand and also fill a key gap in Hyatt’s domestic Australian network,” said Monika Dubaj, vice president real estate and development, Asia-Pacific, Hyatt. “The hotel is part of our strategy to provide more offerings to travelers as we expand in Australia, with new destinations such as Adelaide and Brisbane that will complement our current portfolio of seven hotels in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra.”

 

“Hyatt Regency Adelaide will add to Chip Eng Seng Corporation’s strategic presence in Australia,” said Mr. Raymond Chia, Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Chip Eng Seng Corporation. “We have selected Hyatt because of its established reputation and leadership in the hospitality industry. We will work closely with Hyatt to create a hotel which will become an excellent representation of all the elements that make the Hyatt Regency brand so successful over the decades.”

 

For more information about Hyatt Regency hotels, please visit hyattregency.com.

 

The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.

New Resort Unveils Getaway Focused on Fostering Quality Family Time

Five-star Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort has launched a package to reconnect family, rolling out recreational pursuits ranging from lantern-making and conical hat painting to pool parties, an outdoor cinema and “Family Olympics” games.

The “Family Forever” getaway is on offer at the 17-hectare beachfront resort’s two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, called The Level Villas and ranging in size from 220sqm to 465sq, have their own private pools, BBQ areas, outdoor showers and gardens, living areas and separate dining areas.

Families pepper their time at the resort at Ho Tram beach, a two-hour drive from Vietnam’s largest metropolis Ho Chi Minh City, that celebrated its grand opening on April 20 this year, with as many family experiences as they wish, handpicking options from the resort’s array of culturally-enriching, wellness, creative and culinary activities.

“Family Forever’ is inspired by the simple yet significant premise of disconnecting from technology and the stress of daily life to reconnect together as a family,” said the resort’s general manager Manuel Ferriol.

With their own private pools, the resort’s 61 The Level Villas lend themselves to private seafood BBQs, pool parties and floating breakfasts. Other experiences on offer at the villas include house parties with live music or a DJ, picnics in the garden, a private set menu dinner, and cooking and mixology classes. The Level Three- and Four-Bedroom Villas directly front the beach and provide access to a lounge and other private areas such as a pool and breakfast overlooking the beach at Breeza Beach Club, and benefits including complimentary cocktail time and a pillow menu.

A broad spectrum of daily activities range from those that tap into Vietnamese culture including crafting traditional lanterns and painting conical hats to outdoor pursuits such as paddle board lessons, kayaking, cycling and basic tennis lessons.

In addition to YHi Spa’s massages, facials and body scrubs, wellness pursuits offered by the resort include aqua aerobics, Tabata, Zumba, sunrise yoga, tai chi and stretching.

Family Olympics games range from beach volleyball, beach football and kayaking to chess and jenga competitions.

The outdoor cinema offers movies for all ages. Complete with a blue and white ball pit and playground, the wealth of activities at the resort’s kid’s club include kid’s yoga, hair styling and hula hooping.

The resort offers boat, bike and seafood wet market tours, as well as fishing and hiking, and visits to the Binh Chau hot spring and mud bath, to nearby Vung Tau city and to historical sites Long Tan and Long Phuoc. Such excursions afford exploration of Ho Tram and allow families to connect with, and better understand, local culture, people and history.

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort is also within easy reach of The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, a links style 18-hole championship golf course designed by golfing legend Greg Norman. The resort and the golf course have joined forces to offer a ‘Stay and Play’ package that includes one round of golf, accommodation in a Deluxe Room, and a daily cocktail at Breeza Beach Club.

With its distinct Mediterranean vibe, Breeza Beach Club, situated right on the beach adjacent to a 1491 square metre pool anchoring the property, hosts live music, DJ sets, themed parties, bonfires, and fire and dancing shows. Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort is also home to all-day dining restaurant Sasa, fine dining restaurant Muoi, three swimming pools, a swim-up bar, a coffee shop, a ballroom and conference facilities, gymnasium, gift shop and more.

For more information about Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort, visit www.melia.com, email info@meliahotram.com or call +84 (0) 254 3789 000.

‘Family Forever’ is offered as part of a minimal two-day, one-night stay at any of The Level Villas. Some activities offered as part of ‘Family Forever’ such as the outdoor cinema are complimentary while other options such as a private in-villa BBQ and tours cost extra. Meanwhile, ‘Stay and Play’ includes one round of golf, accommodation in a Deluxe Room, one cocktail or drink per person daily, green fee, caddie fee and a shared buggy. 

Halekulani Okinawa

The Firefly Nature Discovery provides guests an intimate opportunity to witness the ethereal beauty of a natural phenomenon. While there are 50 types of fireflies in Japan, Okinawa is home to half of them, due to the lush and natural diversity of the islands. Guided by a local naturalist, guests begin their excursion into the Yambaru National Park shortly before sunset. After climbing in a kayak and paddling through mangrove trees, guests will witness the captivating display of twinkling lights, creating a truly enchanting ambiance and unforgettable experience. The Firefly Nature Walk is available from July through September, making the excursion even more unique and exclusive.

Flavors of Okinawa and Introduction to Okinawan Karate, both of which enable guests to explore and experience why Okinawa has the highest life expectancy in the world, are the keystones of the upcoming Secrets of Longevity series.

Okinawa has historically been known for longevity and is one of only five designated Blue Zones, regions in which people statistically live the longest and are the healthiest. As part of the overarching Halekulani Okinawa Escapes program, the Secrets of Longevity series will endeavor to enlighten, immerse and empower guests to experience indigenous Okinawan practices that result in a longer and healthier life, and learn how to embrace them in their daily lives.

The Flavors of Okinawa experience seeks to explore the connection between diet and longevity through a three-hour adventure to Cafe Garamanjaku, a restaurant in the countryside known for having the best traditional Okinawan food. Guests will visit the restaurant, whose owner and chef has dedicated her life to creating healthy and delicious Okinawan cuisine, and tour its garden of herbs, which are said to be medicinal and the key to a long and healthy life. The experience concludes with experiencing a traditional local dish, such as Goya Chanpuru bitter melon stir fry, which uses these herbs.

Okinawa has served as a mecca for karate since the Ryukyu Dynasty, known for developing a specialized form of self-defense which emphasizes peace. The Introduction to Okinawan Karate features the opportunity to train with an accomplished Karate Master from Okinawa Karate. Through the persistent practice of Okinawan karate movements, guests will achieve a better understanding of the strength needed to exist at peace and be able to implement this mindfulness in their everyday life.

The Secrets of Longevity series was developed by Halekulani Okinawa in partnership with Dr. Masashi Arakawa, Ph.D. In addition to his role as a Professor and Dean at University of the Ryukyus, Dr. Arakawa is known as a leader in health tourism research, wellness tourism research and thalassotherapy (sea water therapy).

Halekulani Okinawa is located within the Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park. The luxury beach resort faces approximately one mile of coastline and features 360 rooms, each with a picturesque ocean view of a shining emerald sea, white sand beach and abundance of natural scenery which can only be described as a paradise. For more information, please visit www.okinawa.halekulani.com.

 

Meet the Tastemakers, Soneva’s Culinary Dream Team

Renowned for its one-of-a-kind dining experiences, Soneva is inviting guests to meet the Tastemakers – the dedicated, international line-up of skilled chefs and sommeliers who create culinary magic every day at Soneva’s world-leading luxury resorts in Thailand and the Maldives.

 

Premiering on July 16, 2019 and running until early December, the new Tastemakers film series will introduce members of the talented food and beverage teams across Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva Kiri. It offers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into everyday life in Soneva’s bustling kitchens, as well as a fascinating insight into each Tastemakers’ personal journey, cooking style and gastronomic philosophy.

 

What makes a Soneva dinner an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime? It is a combination of the passion of some of the world’s best chefs and sommeliers working hand-in-hand with expert gardeners, fishermen and suppliers who provide the finest and freshest ingredients available.

 

Meet the Tastemakers – the individuals who together create a unique and unexpected dining experience that will take your breath away.

 

Chef Benz is the Thai chef named after her father’s favourite brand of car. Discovered by Soneva founders Sonu and Eva, Chef Benz’s unmatched ability to craft exquisite Thai dishes from even the humblest local ingredients has earned her a reputation as one of the country’s most innovative cooking talents.

 

Discover the intricate craftmanship of guest chef Kenji Gyoten, scheduled to grace the kitchens of Soneva Fushi throughout 2019 and 2020. Renowned for mastering the ancient hontaegashi hand-flipping technique, he is the youngest Michelin-starred sushi chef in Japan, and one of only four Japanese chefs to be awarded a coveted three Michelin stars. Watching Chef Gyoten prepare sushi is comparable to a choreographed dance. The result is sushi that is so complex and so sophisticated it is a truly rare culinary experience.

 

From Soneva Fushi, find out more about one of the resort’s most-loved characters. Wearing a smile brighter than the morning sun, Sira has been serving up breakfast at Mihiree Mitha for more than two decades, and is famed for his mouth-watering hoppers, a breakfast treat from his Sri Lankan homeland.

 

Chef Sobah is proud of his Maldivian heritage. He is known for putting his own contemporary twist on Maldivian recipes handed down by his mother and grandmother. His original restaurant, Sobah’s, located on a deserted island near Soneva Fushi was the first resort restaurant in the Maldives to exclusively offer Maldivian delicacies. Chef Sobah now delights diners at Out of the Blue by Sobah with modern Japanese fare using fish caught fresh from the ocean that day.

 

Chef David knew the first time that he walked through the doors of a professional kitchen that he had found his place. From an early age he set his sights on working in the best kitchens in the world. To this day, he claims to have never worked a day in his life – his kitchen is his home and cooking is his passion.

 

Chef Priyantha is head chef at The Crab Shack at Soneva Jani, possibly the most romantic restaurant in the world. He grew up on a diet of lagoon crabs in Sri Lanka and now serves a menu inspired by the family recipes of Soneva chefs.

 

“Tell me who you are and I’ll tell you what you drink.” Take a voyage of wine discovery with Soneva sommeliers whose expertise covers the globe and the rich history of wine.

 

Join Chef Ansari and his team as they take you on a gastronomical journey around the world. The menu provides a guide but the real magic happens when the chefs and guests meet, allowing the chefs to use their creativity and passion to produce a meal that will be remembered forever.

 

Chef Jenefer grew up foraging around her rural home in the Philippines. Her sense of adventure has never left her and now she uses her knowledge of botany and her skills as a chef to present plant-based dishes that look like works of art.

 

From humble beginnings, Chef Ravi used his wits and his charm to persuade those around him to teach him to cook. He has since worked in some of the best restaurants in the world. Visiting his restaurant Down to Earth is like walking into a family home where you will be greeted with a smile, a warm welcome and exquisite food cooked from the heart.

 

Chef Kichii Okabe blends Japanese tradition with an informality and playfulness that charms his guests. A Japanese grand master chef with a Michelin star heritage, he is on a mission to make people happy, and he knows good food makes people happy.