Stay & Savour Suite Package

From now till December 31, 2019, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is delighted to present Stay & Savour Suite Package – an idyllic retreat for the family and a perfect escape from the busy day to day life. Have a comfortable stay at our well-appointed suite that comes with complimentary rollaway bed and HK$500 dining credits, taste your way through the six award-winning restaurants and lounges, wander around the city and discover hidden spots. Savour the ‘suite’ moment and make it stay.

Get Rejuvenated at the Spacious and Sophisticated Suite

Enjoy a relaxing and serene moment with your loved ones at our cozy suite; five types of suites are available to choose from (Executive Suite, Harbour View Suite, Deluxe Corner Suite, Towers Harbour View Suite and Towers Executive Suite), each offers a different scenery, whether you prefer views of the hustle and bustle of the city or the breathtaking view of Victoria Harbour, you will be able to enjoy it at Sheraton Hong Kong. All suites come with Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, providing you the most restful night’s sleep. A complimentary rollaway bed is ready upon your request, making sure your little ones are being well taken care of too.

The Towers suites also include exclusive Towers Lounge access with daily evening cocktail, which is the best vantage point to enjoy the iconic Symphony of Lights laser show.

Savour a Unique Culinary Experience at the Award-winning Dining Outlets

Highlight of the package is definitely the HK$500 dining credits that can be used in all six exceptional dining outlets, enabling you and your family to experience a culinary tour with different cuisines and be replete at the end of the getaway.

CELESTIAL COURT

The renowned Chinese restaurant serves refine and delicate Chinese cuisine, lately it has been once again listed on the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019, the SCMP 100 Top Tables and received the Black Pearl Restaurant Award, being one of the 32 restaurants in Hong Kong that were bestowed with this honour.

 

OYSTER & WINE BAR

Enjoy freshly shucked oysters handpicked by “Dr. Oyster” – Chef Oscar, as well as sumptuous seafood around the world with a stunning view of the Victoria Harbour.

 

UNKAI JAPANESE CUISINE

Savour traditional Osaka cuisine and a superior sake collection curated by award-winning Chef Takaho Oshitanai.

 

SKY LOUGNE

The cozy and elegant lounge that boasts the Hong Kong skyline and harbour view, offering afternoon tea, dim sum and savoury treats with a selection of fine wine, cocktails and spirits.

 

THE CAFÉ

Pamper your family with a hearty dinner buffet that provides ample choice for international staples including assorted seafood delights, assorted sashimi, roasted tomahawk steak, pan-fried foie gras, desserts and many more.

 

Sign up as Marriott Bonvoy member to enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet for one child (ages under 6) upon purchase of an adult breakfast buffet at The Café.

 

LOBBY LOUNGE

The welcoming Lobby Lounge features live music in the evening and a selection of top-rated fine wines, independent craft beers and enticing small plates to pair with.

 

Experience Hong Kong with Selected Local Tours

Explore the different sides of this vibrant city with selected Hong Kong Orientation Tour from Splendid Tours. Enjoy exclusive offers on tracks such as “New Territories – Trail to the Hidden Oasis”, “Tsing Ma Lantau & Monastery, “Afternoon Lantau & Monastery” and more.

 

Sheraton Stay & Savour Suite Package at a Glance

  • Accommodation at well-appointed suite
  • HK$500 dining credits that can used at six award-winning dining outlets

(Including Celestial Court, Oyster & Wine Bar, Unkai Japanese Cuisine, Sky Lounge, The Café and Lobby Lounge)

  • Complimentary rollaway bed^ upon request
  • Sign up as Marriott Bonvoy member for free and enjoy free breakfast buffet for one child (ages under 6) upon purchase of an adult breakfast buffet at The Café*
  • Exclusive local tour offer at Splendid Tours – 50% off Hong Kong Orientation Tour upon purchase of selected regular priced local tours:

o   New Territories – Trail to the Hidden Oasis

o   Tsing Ma – Lantau & Monastery

o   Afternoon Lantau & Monastery

o   Splendid Night of Delights

o   Aberdeen Night Cruise

 

^Subject to availability

 

*Terms and conditions apply and subject to 10% service charge; Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time.

For full promotions details, please visit sheratonhongkonghotel.com or contact us at (852) 2732 6771 / res.hongkong@sheraton.com

 

 

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SHERATON HONG KONG HOTEL & TOWERS

20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

G Hotel Gurney

A ultra modern stay in George Town waits you at G Hotel Gurney with a popular seafront promenade featuring delicious local street food. Within steps you’ll find Gurney Drive located in the shopping paradise between Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. G Hotel Gurney offers contemporary-style accommodations in Penang’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown.

The restaurant, Taste Cafe is on the ground floor and serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Oriental Lava Stone barbecue grill is highly recommended. G Lounge is the hotel’s own cocktail bar and is an extension of G Hotel Gurney’s main reception. Tree bar is the largest alfresco bar in Penang and favourite amongst happy hour.

The 312 rooms feature United Kingdom’s Camerich lifestyle furnishings, Serta mattresses, Herman Miller designer work chairs, 55 inch smart HD LED TVs, eco-friendly Appelles toiletries, free non-alcoholic minibar, 150Mbps free high speed WIFI in all rooms and throughout the hotel.

Enjoy the 24-hour fitness centre and steam room. 6997 square feet (650 square metres) of event facilities include conference centres, and other business amenities include limo/town car service. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. There’s also the convenience of free self parking.

We loved to take a relaxing dip in the large infinity pool at level 3 by the G Pool bar surrounded by frangipani trees.

On this level the Captain Hair Salon, Gymnasium and Danai Spa is also located.

The executive lounge at the top of the G Hotel at level 15, provides many inclusions beyond the amazing view.

For instance daily breakfast is available in the lounge, served buffet style from 6:30 am to 11:00 am, which was great to avoid the crowds downstairs. Finally, be sure to take full advantage of the nightly cocktails, where complimentary wine, cheese, and other foods are available each night from 6-8 PM. The Club Floor provides the ultimate experience to make you feel like a VIP during your stay.

Guests at G Hotel Kelawai can use all facilities of G Hotel Gurney (and vice versa). There is a complimentary buggy connecting both hotels. Especially nice is the fact that the buggy has a rain cover, so you can easily visit Gurney Plaza when it rains.

G hotel Kalawi is located at the prominent location on the bustling Jalan Kalawi. The lobby is very stylish designed and has a chic and exclusive interior. The staff is very friendly and professional so you immediately feel welcome and pampered.

There is a total of 208 rooms namely 143 Deluxe rooms, 35 Executive room, 28 Executive Premier and 2 Premier Suite Rooms. The Executive Premier room looks like measuring 45sqm, the second-best room in this property is not small at all – the stylish room and optimised layout actually gives such a great sense of space that it feels a lot bigger than what it is. The bed slept wonderfully, which is mainly due to the high class, very luxurious mattress (Royal Platinum by Serta). The furniture was from many renowned international brands. Those that love a specific type of pillow, there is a pillow service where you can easily order your favourite pillow.

Guests staying in Executive Premier rooms will also have access to the Executive Lounge and will be able to enjoy the benefits of being an Executive guest, complimentary (alcoholic) drinks and food in the evening but also breakfast is served here for guests staying in Executive Rooms and Suites.

Another great feature of the Executive Rooms at G Hotel Kelawai is the complimentary mini bar with soft drinks and chocolate treats that gets refilled daily. There’s also a coffee machine to make a morning brew.

Breakfast at Spoon restaurant at level 2 every morning, there’s a large selection of both Asian and European style breakfast – everything from Malaysia’s signature breakfast dish nasi Lemak, to cereal, yoghurt, fruit and pastries. But you can also have a (business) lunch or buffet dinner at the Spoon between 6am to 11 pm daily.

At 2PM on the ground floor you can indulge yourself with afternoon tea and delicious fruit tartlets, macarons and french pastries.

Also the G Hotel Kelawai offers a business centre with well equipped computers, printer and a fully equipped 24-hour gymnasium.

On the 24th floor there is a rooftop infinity pool with a stunning panoramic view of the Island and the

Gravity rooftop bar serves delicious cocktails.

We experienced an exclusive and extraordinary stay in G Hotel Gurney and Kelawai.

 

G Hotel Gurney

168A Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang, Malaysia

Tel: +604 238 0000

 

G Hotel Kelawai

2 Persiaran Maktab, 10250, Penang, Malaysia

Tel: +604 219 0000

 

Website: www.ghotel.com.my

Email: g4u@ghotel.com.my

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is pleased to kick start the most vibrant season of the year with luxury storytelling brand, PAPINEE, the hottest shopping destination, SOGO and the local tour merchant, SPENDID to launch the family-friendly Sheraton Spring Staycation.

Available from now to the end of May 31, 2019, the Sheraton Spring Staycation is set to provide an unforgettable experience to family travellers. Handpicked gift, shopping and local tour offers are packed in the staycation package to satisfy various craves from the little and big ones, ensuring each family member enjoys their Hong Kong journey to the fullest.

Discover, Inspire & Explore –  PAPINEE Storytelling Kit
The spring voyage begins upon arrival, with a box of PAPINEE Storytelling Kit (Value: HKD577) for the little ones. They will be given one PAPINEE amuse toy as their travel buddy, each amuse toy represents one country and the kids can explore, inspire and discover more about their buddy with the story book packed in the kit during their time at Sheraton. Storytelling and instruction card are included for them to share their discovery with other family members.

Feel the Vibes of the Shoppers’ Paradise –
Shopping Privileges from SOGO
  
While the little ones are busy unboxing the beautiful packaged PAPINEE box, it’s time for parents to check out the hottest shopping destination. Complimentary product sample, service and discount from selected luxury merchants such as Coach, Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Carolina Herrera, Les Merveilleuses LADURÉE and Orlane, are included for the big ones to redeem at SOGO – Tsim Sha Tsui, a premium four-floor treasure trove of International fashion, cosmetic and skincare stores that connects with Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers.

For families that are looking for an unforgettable get together activity with authentic Hong Kong experience, then look no further than the selected Hong Kong Orientation Tour from Splendid Tours. Guests can enjoy exclusive offers on tracks such as “New Territories – Trail to the Hidden Oasis”, “Tsing Ma Lantau & Monastery, “Afternoon Lantau & Monastery” and more.

Guests are encourage to sign up as Marriott Bonvoy member to enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet for one child (ages under 6) upon purchase of an adult breakfast buffet at The Café.*

Highlights of Sheraton Spring Staycation

–          Accommodation at well-appointed Superior Room (from HKD1,888+) / Deluxe Harbour View Room (from HKD2,288+)

–          Sign up as Marriott Bonvoy member for free and enjoy free breakfast buffet for one child (ages under 6) upon purchase of an adult breakfast buffet at The Café.

–          PAPINEE Storytelling Kit (Valued at HKD$577):

  • Amuse Toy
  • Storybook
  • Storytelling Instruction Booklet
  • Storytelling Card

–          Shopping privileges at SOGO Tsim Sha Tsui:

Coach, Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin and Carolina Herrera Fragrance Counters

  • A complimentary fragrance sample
  • Enjoy exclusive 10% off on any purchase
  • Receive an extra fragrance miniature with purchase of specified amount

Les Merveilleuses LADURÉE

  • Enjoy a complimentary 5-min Cheek & Lip Make-up Service and receive sample upon completion of service
  • Receive a Rose Hand Cream (8ml) upon any purchase
  • Receive a Make-up Pouch upon purchase of regular-priced items over HK$680

Orlane

  • Complimentary Oxygenation Treatment Service
  • Enjoy HKD100 cash discount when purchase regular-priced items for HK$500 or more

–          Exclusive local tour offer at Splendid Tours

50% off Hong Kong Orientation Tour upon purchase of selected regular priced local tours:

  • New Territories – Trail to the Hidden Oasis
  • Tsing Ma – Lantau & Monastery
  • Afternoon Lantau & Monastery
  • Splendid Night of Delights
  • Aberdeen Night Cruise

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(852) 2369 1111

www.sheratonhongkonghotel.com

Beachfront Blessings at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

For a wedding day of pure perfection, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has created another versatile option where couples can celebrate their love in true tropical style. As an island destination, our expansive stretch of white sand beach simply lends itself to intimate ceremonies and reception dinners.

A beachfront wedding by Westin promises intuitive service and thoughtful touches for a magical celebration to cherish always. Bathed in natural sunlight with the gentle waters of the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, Nusa Dua beach was recently listed as the best of its kind in Asia by TripAdvisor. The exotic beauty of Nusa Dua beach speaks for itself and so our décor is simple yet flawlessly elegant. Fresh flowers and leafy green foliage are combined to embellish the wedding altar, while pairs of floral planters are the only other adornment.

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Bridal couples get to exchange their vows before a gathering of loved ones during the fading hours of daylight. This is a precious moment in time that will be etched into their minds forever as they embark on a personal journey of shared destiny. As darkness falls, the reception gets underway with smart table placements set up beneath a canopy of glistening lights. Dinner is either a set menu or buffet presentation based on personal taste preferences. Entertainment options are also versatile and can also range from a performance of traditional Balinese dance and music, to a live band or even a DJ playing chill-out tunes. The most important aspect of a Westin beach wedding is that we have an expert team to take care of all the fine details. From the initial planning stages right up to the big day itself, we are on hand every single step of the way.

To coincide with the launch of our Westin wedding video, we present two exceptional all-inclusive packages featuring a blessing ceremony and reception dinner on the beach, plus lots of added-value benefits. The Divine package caters to up to 50 guests, while the Serenity package is for larger gatherings of up to 100 guests. Both packages come with an array of special privileges such as accommodation for the bridal couple and their respective parents, entertainment and a professional photography service to document the whole occasion.

For more information, please visit the website www.westinnusaduabali.com

Great Gourmet Escape at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

A new luxury accommodation package, Great Gourmet Escape,  launched by The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, offers guests a special culinary experience to celebrate the upcoming reopening of its famed restaurant, Amber, and the unveiling of three new culinary concepts.

 

The chic hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Central, within walking distance of the city’s top galleries and luxury shopping. Since opening the doors in 2005, two Michelin-starred Amber has been a firm favourite of global gourmets and is renowned for its innovative style, fresh ingredients and meticulous presentation.

 

Helmed by culinary pioneer, Chef Richard Ekkebus, Amber is widely recognised as one of the world’s best restaurants. While the hotel’s rooms and suites were re-designed by Joyce Wang in 2016, the exciting new Amber interiors are the work of renowned New York-based architect, Adam D. Tihany. Amber will reopen in early May 2019.

 

“Taking a progressive, considered approach to fine dining, our intention for the new Amber menu is to push creative boundaries, amplify natural flavours and present ingredients in their purest form. We look forward to presenting our new dishes and welcoming guests through the doors soon” said Ekkebus.

 

In addition to Amber, three new dining venues will also open in early May:

  • SOMM – a casual all-day dining restaurant, serving over 100 wines and sakes presented by expert sommeliers.
  • Sushi Shikon – a quintessential Ginza sushi experience by Master Chef Masahiro Yoshitake, the first three Michelin starred Japanese chef in Hong Kong, limited to eight seats.
  • Kappo Rin – a sophisticated yet relaxed counter dining experience with a menu featuring modern Japanese cuisine, also by Chef Masahiro and with just 8 seats.

 

Priced from HKD 9,888 for two guests, the Great Gourmet Escape experience includes:

  • Accommodation in an L900 Landmark Suite
  • Daily champagne breakfast at SOMM
  • Seven-course dinner for two at Amber
  • Late check-out until 4pm
  • Priority reservations at Sushi Shikon and Kappo Rin

 

The Great Gourmet Escape package is valid from 15 May to 31 December 2019 for a minimum stay of two nights and rates are per room per night, based on double occupancy and subject to 10% service charge. The seven-course Amber menu excludes beverages. Reservations are subject to availability.  For further information, visit mandarinoriental.com/landmark.

Capella Sanya

Designed by legendary architect Jean-Michel Gathy, Capella Sanya, the new benchmark for China’s luxury beach resorts from the Capella brand opened its doors to guests in January 2019. The resort draws on the adventures of Chinese traders along the legendary Maritime Silk Route – from décor, cuisine and menu design to landscaping, recreational activities and spa – taking guests on their own extraordinary journey.

Located on the tropical coastline of Blessed Bay on Hainan Island, Capella Sanya sets new standards in luxury with 190 exquisitely designed rooms and six private villas amid lush gardens overlooking the turquoise South China Sea. With its innovative design by Jean-Michel Gathy and luxurious authentic cultural references, Capella Sanya introduces extensive guest experiences to China’s leading resort destination.

    

Visionary Architecture & Design By Jean-Michel Gathy

Principal designer at DENNISTON – one of the world’s leading hospitality design firms – Jean-Michel Gathy has masterminded multiple authentic design references to Chinese culture throughout the resort. Such references include the Feng-Shui principles applied to the lobby, water features, large meditative spaces and the use of vibrant red to represent the resort. Red is a favourite symbolic colour in China, which symbolises energy – as well as wealth – reflecting the holiday spirit of guests at Capella Sanya. Key to Gathy’s iconic style is this sense of serenity as he blends traditional Chinese cultural references with luxurious, contemporary design.

Guests begin their journey with the stunning 4,257 sqm Dream Pool of Essay, which leads them inside the lobby. This feature is the pinnacle of traditional Chinese culture and design, which connects guests with “oriental wisdom” inspired by the poetry of Tang dynasty poet Zhang Ruoxu describing the scenery of the moonlight.

The spectacular lobby is styled as the heart of its own Feng-Shui universe, with a ‘treasure bowl’ dome trickling water into a central pool, an auspicious metaphor for prosperity and wealth.

In traditional Chinese symbolism, the circle on the top represents Heaven and the square is the Earth at the bottom of the universe. Here Jean-Michel Gathy reversed the Dream Pool of Essay – which the conceptual square with a circle inside representing the Earth and Full Moon respectively, is designed to symbolise family reunion and specifically here, a family resort for guests to relax with loved ones. By night, the water feature transforms into dazzling reflections of energy and peacefulness.

Jean-Michel Gathy also adds: “This is a resort respecting Chinese culture and Chinese symbolism. We respect the way that the Chinese live and what we have here is genuine. The resort respects, what people like, and at the same time, it offers commercially compelling assets”

Maritime–Inspired Fine Dining

The cuisine, beverages and even the menu design at the four distinctive restaurants, bars and lounge, pay homage to the rich cultures, flavours and spices found along the fabled trade route.

Refined signature Chinese fine dining restaurant Lan Ting is reached via a finite walkway which is a contemporary reproduction of a traditional Chinese garden with ponds, passages and pathways, to reach the restaurant styled after a traditional teahouse, complete with a classical red-tiled roof. It also features the contemporary zigzag – a common feature in classical Chinese gardens – painted red, the symbolic colour of the resort.

The Library & Library Bar offer guests an intimate, club-like setting with panoramic vistas of Blessed Bay for snacks and cocktails inspired by spices, herbs, teas and ingredients along the voyages; and antique-style drinks menu designed as an ancient seafarer’s spice-route map. A striking red Steinway piano takes centre stage, which due to the open design, can be heard around the hotel. Outside, a far reaching infinity pool reflects the light and the striking design, creating a soothing focal point for guests.

Wellness Masterpiece, The Auriga Spa

A masterpiece in contemporary wellness architecture, the Auriga spa resembles a giant canopy respecting the Chinese preference for shade over direct sun, cocooning spa goers within a serene 4,020 sqm sanctuary for holistic pampering.

A destination in itself, the spa complex introduces Hainan’s first authentic Moroccan bath – and also the region’s first Snow Cabin. Treatments inspired by Eastern traditions blend with healthy recreational facilities complete with a state-of-the-art Athletic Centre with its own private 125 sqm heated lap pool, two floodlit tennis courts and a full range of water sports.

Sanya, on the southern end of Hainan Island, has gradually become China’s first choice tropical coastal tourist city in recent years. Jean-Michel Gathy also designed the Park Hyatt Sanya in 2015 which reflects Asian principals with a spaciousness created through the use of pillars and a high roof. Looking to the future, Andaz Sanya Sunny Bay will open in 2020 also under Jean-Michel Gathy’s design has been carefully designed to capture the charm and ambience experienced in a traditional Chinese village.

SANGHA Retreat By OCTAVE

Conscious-living pioneer OCTAVE Institute unveils SANGHA Retreat, an immersive holistic estate connecting Eastern wisdom with Western science

Inspired by the Sanskrit word for “community”, SANGHA Retreat is positioned to be a pioneer of conscious living. Well beyond conventional spa and wellness concepts, SANGHA Retreat offers a more holistic, life-centred way of being.
Individuals, families, and even organisations can be hosted in one visionary space. Guests have the opportunity to seek self-clarity, find harmony, and achieve a new level of consciousness within and beyond their hectic day-to-day life.
SANGHA Retreat is the brainchild of founder Fred Chavalit Tsao. His own inward journey of conscious awakening led him to creating a space for societal healing with the intention of fostering harmonious communities. It is significant that Tsao selected China to be the location of the first SANGHA retreat. He is dedicated to building on the increased connectedness between Western sciences and traditional Eastern philosophies.

Asian and Western guests are invited to come together to discover, explore, create and connect to the notion of humanity, community, and deep healing – at a time when the world has rarely felt so unsettled.

Fred has collaborated with his brother, renowned architect Calvin Tsao of Tsao & McKown Architects, to implement his vision of SANGHA Retreat. The understated design of the retreat aims to reconnect guests with themselves and with nature, enhancing mental and emotional wellbeing.

Situated on a serene peninsula, thirty minutes from downtown Suzhou and ninety minutes from Shanghai, SANGHA Retreat is divided into three areas across a striking 190,000 sq. m. estate. AT ONE comprises the retreat’s clinic, healing spa and guest suites offering world class traditional Chinese and Western medical expertise and therapies. VILLAGE is the interactive learning community and event space. SANGHA VILLAS offers 108 private villa waterfront residences.

 

Rosewood Bangkok

Rosewood Bangkok, a striking new landmark for the capital, has opened as an intimate, ultra-luxury hotel on Ploenchit Road in heart of the city’s prime central business and retail district.  As the 27th property in the growing global network for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, the hotel is the brand’s second destination in Thailand and also serves as a gateway to its sister Southeast Asian properties in Phuket; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Luang Prabang, Laos. Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy is exuberantly expressed with a design that honors rich Thai culture whilecelebrating the cutting-edge creativity and contemporary design ethos of the dynamic capital.

The silhouette of the 30-storey standalone property is a dramatic addition to the Bangkok skyline.  Two graceful, connected structures have been masterfully combined to create a new icon for the capital.  The building’s form is inspired by the wai — the charming Thai gesture of hands pressed together in greeting – and is itself an expression of the Thai capital’s growing influence as a design, fashion and creative hub in the region.

Rosewood Bangkok is situated within an enclave of embassies and sleek new office towers, surrounded by Thai fashion designer boutiques and is just steps from Central Embassy, the capital’s most luxurious upscale shopping mall.

The hotel provides direct access to the Ploenchit BTS Skytrain station, putting Bangkok’s major attractions and the city’s dining and nightlife districts only minutes away, and its close proximity to the major expressway to Bangkok’s two international airports also offers convenient access to all major destinations within the capital.

 

 

Introductory offers, including selections of hotel signature experiences, are available to 30 June 2019. “Redefining Bangkok” rates start from THB9,450 and “Signature Suites Stay” from THB17,550 per night, excluding tax and service charge, based on single or double occupancy and subject to availability.

 

For more information or reservations, please contact your travel professional, the hotel directly at +66 2 080 0088 or emailbangkok@rosewoodhotels.com, or visit rosewoodhotels.com/bangkok.

 

Skye Niseko – Hotel Ski Resort

Located within breathtaking Hokkaido National Park, Skye Niseko captures the discreet charm of Japanese culture and luxury alpine lifestyle. The design team was tasked with conceiving the lobby, corridors, spa, cafe deli, ski valet, and a total of five penthouse suites.

Upon entering the lobby of Skye Niseko, guests will discover a raw split-cut stone that resembles a cut-out slab of the mountain. Locatedbehind the reception desk, the raw, split-cut stone contrasts with a dark metal finish. Providing a sharp contrast to this focal point, Wilson Associates added a textured slate floor, bamboo wood surfacing, and vertical beams along the ceilings.

“In true Japanese tradition, the property exudes sophistication and understated elegance,” said Kendall Thompson, Designer in Wilson Associates’ Dallas studio. “The unique location, situated above the village of Hirafu, combined with contemporary interiors, extensive onsite amenities, and visionary architecture form the foundation for this high-end, condominium-hotel ski resort.”

Skye Niseko offers a stunning collection of 100 residential apartments, designed by Australian-based Pike Withers, and five penthouses, designed by Wilson Associates. The five penthouse suites, which offer three or four bedrooms, are equipped with full living and dining spaces. The resort is comprised of two interlocking ‘L’ shaped buildings—connected underground to ensure that all living rooms and bedrooms have external views of the mountains and ski slopes. Each penthouse is outfitted with state-of-the-art kitchens, heated outdoor balconies with lounge seating, open fireplaces and Rotenburos (exterior onsens), which are fed with rich mineral water from deep within the mountain. The monochrome and minimalist theme is carried throughout the interior of the suites, in which the rooms are painted in varying shades of eggshell while Zenith hand-tufted rugs in charcoal and gray anchor the aesthetic. Clean lines and simple forms were mandated for the furniture selection throughout the suites.

Ensuring easy access to the slopes, the contemporary ski valet incorporates a full ski and board rental facility on site, exclusively to residents only. After a day spent on the slopes, visitors can retreat to Ryoko Spa. The communal space features a sculptural chandelier inspired by the mountains of Hokkaido. Tatami-mat-inspired materials add texture to the walls of the private treatment rooms, and the spa features Hokkaido’s first-ever float tank. At Skye Niseko, onsite dining options include Kumo Restaurant, a fine dining venue that serves Hokkaido fare with local ingredients, Japanese soul-food favorites, and apres ski drinks. There is also a cafe deli with convenient grab-n-go items.

COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany

COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany, is an exceptional 740-acre, historic estate in the world-famous Chianti wine region of Italy. The Renaissance cities of Florence and Siena are both within a 30-minute drive. At the property’s heart stands a twelfth-century castle featuring 50 rooms and suites with new interiors by Milanese designer, Paola Navone. While the Castello’s historic terracotta flooring, fresco walls and vaulted ceilings remain untouched, Navone has introduced a lighter, more modern ‘COMO’ aesthetic, to complement and enhance the period bones of the castello without losing any of the deeply authentic historic texture.

The Michelin-starred La Torre restaurant is located in the original stables of the castle in the winter, transferring to the garden terrace in summer. All menus are overseen by Executive Chef, Giovanni Luca Di Pirro. Consistent to the COMO philosophy of only using the finest produce, La Torre is no exception. Menus showcase gourmet Italian cuisine, using the finest Tuscan produce, much from the estate’s kitchen-garden. The estate has its own vineyard, bee hives and olive groves. COMO’s approach to the provenance of ingredients remains critical to the brand’s founding philosophy. Here in Italy, it is literally ‘farm to table’, with the garden carefully overseen by Di Pirro.

COMO Castello Del Nero also features two informal restaurants: La Taverna  and during the summer months, the Pavilion, where families will feel as relaxed and welcome as they are in all COMO properties worldwide. The Pavilion offers Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and COMO signature dishes, while traditional Italian dishes, including many Tuscan favourites, feature on the menu at La Taverna. The wine cellar’s architecture might date back to the twelfth century, but the hotel’s COMO mixologists are ready to give every drink a modern twist, from Martinis to Prosecco cocktails.

In addition, there are tennis courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool as well as a COMO Shambhala Retreat. This is where guests will feel healed and inspired by the deep expertise for which COMO Shambhala is known, including complimentary morning yoga, and significant, therapeutic massages. In Tuscany, COMO Shambhala will complement Italy’s long spa heritage with a comprehensive treatment offering — appealing to men, women and guests on extended wellness-focused stays.