Cambodia Set to Open for Tourism in November

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh readies to welcome vaccinated visitors in Q4 2021

With Phnom Penh on track to become the most vaccinated city in Southeast Asia, moves are afoot within Cambodia’s tourism industry to work towards a possible reopening of borders for fully vaccinated international travelers by November this year.

The Cambodian tourism ministry recently announced that fully vaccinated international tourists with proof of their inoculation could be allowed into Cambodia as soon as November 2021. To make travel more convenient, Cambodia is also considering lessening or the full removal of the 14-day quarantine policy for fully vaccinated tourists, barring certification showing a negative COVID test 72-hours before travel and another negative COVID test upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport.

Cambodia is currently the second most vaccinated country in Southeast Asia after Singapore: the Kingdom has already inoculated over 60% of its 16.5 million people, while over 95% of its residents in the capital Phnom Penh (2.1 million) are already fully vaccinated. The country anticipates it will reach herd immunity with 75 percent of its population double vaccinated by the end of September this year. The Cambodian government has also recently started vaccinating children over the age of 12 starting in August.

In April 2020, Cambodia closed its borders to tourists in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19. Last year, the country recorded zero deaths and less than 400 cases, mostly imported and caught at the border. However, in February this year coronavirus started spreading countrywide, triggering a strict two-month nationwide lockdown. Cambodia emerged from lockdown in June and efforts have been underway since to vaccinate the population through the country’s mass inoculation efforts.

For more information and reservations, please visit: hyattregencyphnompenh.com

Emirates offers even more reasons to visit Dubai and Expo 2020

Emirates, the Premier Partner and Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai has launched its latest initiative under a global campaign to promote destination Dubai to people from all walks of life this winter season.

The airline’s Early Bird Expo 2020 Dubai deal, launched this week across its global markets, will enable customers to save up to 20% on fares to Dubai when they book their flights early.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer said: “Dubai truly has something for everyone and this winter, as our home city hosts Expo 2020, the excitement and range of attractions for visitors will ratchet up, including various once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”

He added: “As Dubai’s home airline, Emirates is launching a series of initiatives to make it even more compelling for travellers to plan their visit and experience Dubai. Last month, we announced that we’ll give a free Expo Day Pass to every Emirates customer travelling to Dubai during the Expo period, and we introduced an innovative ‘mile a minute’ offer for our Skywards members. Today we are launching an early booking discount on flights to Dubai across all our markets. In the coming weeks, we plan to roll out offers tailored for families, a special Expo edition of our popular ‘My Emirates Pass’ product, a celebratory offer for the UAE’s 50th jubilee anniversary and more, so stay tuned.”

Whether exploring Dubai solo, as a family, or reconnecting with family and friends, there has never been a better time to visit Dubai than this winter season. Emirates’ current special promotions include:

  • Early bird discount: This special offer is valid on any return tickets booked to Dubai as the final destination for travel dates between 26 September 2021 and 31 March 2022. It is applicable to bookings made from 9 September to 26 September 2021 via Emirates.com, through Emirates call centre or retail outlets, or via a travel agent. The offer applies to Emirates Business and Economy base fares; on Saver, Flex, Flex+ fare brands.*
  • Free Emirates Expo Day Pass: Emirates customers visiting and travelling through Dubai anytime during the much-awaited Expo 2020 mega event, will be eligible to receive a free Emirates Expo Day Pass for every flight ticket booked with the airline. For more information on this promotion, please visit the dedicated offer page.
  • Earn a mile a minute in Dubai: Emirates customers can earn 1 Skywards Mile for every 1 minute spent in Dubai between 01 October 2021 and 31 March 2022. Existing and new Emirates Skywards members who sign up for the program before 31 March 2022, can avail the offer on Emirates.com, and will earn up to 5,000 Miles. The offer is applicable on all Emirates flight tickets purchased between 01 August 2021 and 31 March 2022, for travel during Expo 2020 Dubai. Emirates‑marketed, flydubai‑operated flights with an Emirates (EK) flight number are also included in the offer.

As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, Emirates has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations and currently operates one daily passenger flight from the Hong Kong to Dubai.

Explore Dubai

Dubai safely re-opened for international business and leisure visitors in July 2020, and it remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world’s first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.

Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai will host the world for Expo 2020 between October 2021 and March 2022. Through the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to inspire people by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world.

Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Its six-month program is packed with experiences to suit all ages and interests, including a rich line-up of themed weeks, entertainment, and edutainment. Art and culture fans as well as food and technology enthusiasts can explore exhibits, workshops, performances, live shows and more. Visitors can also drop by their national pavilion for a taste of home or experience the 190 other country pavilions. Architecture aficionados can look forward to soaking in the many inspiring designs throughout the Expo 2020 site, while those interested in future innovations that are making a difference in tomorrow’s world can stop by the various thematic and special pavilions.

Travelling with Emirates

Health and wellbeing: Keeping the health and wellbeing of its passengers as top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has also recently introduced contactless technology and scaled up its digital verification capabilities to provide its customers even more opportunities to utilise the IATA Travel Pass this summer.

Travel assurance: Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that address traveller needs during a dynamic time. The airline has taken its customer care initiatives further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, an extension of its multi-risk insurance cover, and helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.

Customers are encouraged to check the latest government travel restrictions in their country of origin and ensure they meet the travel requirements of their final destination.

The Langham, Hong Kong collaborates with Bentley Hong Kong

THE LANGHAM, HONG KONG CREATES YOUR OWN JOURNEY WITH BENTLEY BENTAYGA DRIVING EXPERIENCE PACKAGE

The Langham, Hong Kong collaborates with Bentley Hong Kong – DCH, the official Bentley Hong Kong dealer of the iconic British luxury automaker Bentley, to present an exclusive Bentayga Driving Experience staycation package and a spectacular display of the dynamic luxury coupe Continental GT and preview of the unrivalled Bentayga Hybrid in the hotel from 26 August until 5 September, 2021.

Bentley Bentayga Driving Experience Staycation Package

Be amongst the first in Hong Kong to experience the Bentayga with this specially curated opportunity. Explore the refined craftsmanship and exhilarating driving sensation delivered by Bentley. Featuring a 30-minute unparalleled Bentayga driving experience (self-driven or driven by the Bentley team), the package is paired with a luxurious stay in our signature suites – the 916 square feet Harmony suite, the 945 square feet Director suite or the 1,320 square feet, two-bedroom Chairman suite, a tasting menu for two with wine pairing at three Michelin-starred T’ang Court and The Langham Club access for two (includes breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktail). This package is available for bookings from now until 2 September, and for stays from 25 August until 5 September.

The luxury SUV is powered by Bentley’s proven 4.0-litre, 32-valve dual twin-scroll turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which combines immense power with impressive fuel economy. Mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the V8 offers supercar performance, developing 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft (770 Nm) of torque, resulting in a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) and 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (100 km/h in 4.5 seconds).

*Subject to a 10% service charge.

Private Viewing Salon – Resplendent in Green with the New Bentayga Hybrid

A private viewing salon located at the hotel driveway, has been purpose-built for guests who would like to see the Bentayga Hybrid. At the salon, a personal host will introduce the features of the Bentayga Hybrid, and customers can discover the full range of personalisation options and car accessories that comes with the Bentayga Hybrid. In line with Bentley’s Beyond100 strategy to become a global leader in sustainable luxury mobility, the new Bentayga Hybrid is one of two hybrid models being launched in 2021, with the entire Bentley range being offered with Hybrid powertrains by 2023. Viewing is by appointment only.

Continental GT

As the centre of attention in the hotel’s grand lobby, The Langham, Hong Kong will also be showcasing the hottest dynamic Coupe – Continental GT, inviting guests and visitors to see the car first-hand and learn more about Bentley and its automotive display. Courtesy of its powerful V8 petrol engine, the Continental GT blends a lively and engaging drive with unparalleled levels of luxury and cutting-edge technology.

Hyatt Regency 3 new hotel

HYATT REGENCY ADDS 3 NEW HOTELS TO THEIR PORTFOLIO

Debuting Stress-Free Hotels and Resorts in Dynamic Destinations – Tokyo, Koh Samui and Guangzhou

Hyatt announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Koh Samui, Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay and Hyatt Regency Guangzhou Zengcheng in July 2021, offering guests three new dynamic destinations to relax and recharge. Reflecting the Hyatt Regency brand’s promise to make travel stress-free and filled with success, the hotels provide energizing environments where guests can connect with matters most to them.

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui

Located in the vibrant area of North Chaweng, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui features 140 spacious and comfortable guestrooms overlooking the breath-taking coastal landscape. Surrounded by over 600 protected Yang Na and coconut trees, the resort offers guests a private retreat nestled within the lush embrace of nature, with direct access to a semi-private beach. Picture-perfect moments await as guests take in the lush nature and local culture through the Gallery of Eight – depicting eight photogenic spots dotted around the resort, inspired by the island’s idyllic lifestyle and unique landmarks.

Guests can satisfy their culinary cravings at the resort’s four restaurants and bars where they can enjoy the Thai-inspired and international delicacies accompanied by mesmerizing views from the resort. The family-friendly resort features four freeform pools, including a lap pool, plunge pool, family pool with a whirlpool and kids’ pool with a slide – which cascade to the beach. Over at Camp Hyatt, young guests can enjoy supervised play and activities from arts and crafts to movie nights.

Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay

Located in Urayasu city in the Chiba Prefecture, Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay is the eighth Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Japan. Overlooking the scenic Tokyo Bay and close to central Tokyo, the 350-room Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay offers guests an urban retreat to relax and recharge. Other facilities include four diverse restaurants and bars and well-equipped spaces for meetings and events.

The hotel is close to the city’s leading attractions such as Tokyo Disney Resort®, the entertainment and shopping district of Odaiba, and Makuhari Messe, one of Japan’s largest convention centres, offering a comfortable and relaxing getaway for families and visitors to explore the city.

Hyatt Regency Guangzhou Zengcheng

With 408 guestrooms, including serviced apartments, Hyatt Regency Guangzhou Zengcheng welcomes guests into a refreshing sanctuary filled with contemporary, natural wood furnishings and panoramic city views. Traditional Lingnan culture is incorporated into the colorful artworks that depict details of the local architecture and nature evoking an inspiring sense of place.

Centrally located in the Zengcheng National Economic and Technological Development Zone of east Guangzhou with convenient access to the shopping malls and offices, the hotel is just a 10-minute drive to Guangzhou East Transportation Hub, offering easy access to the Greater Bay Area. Aside from its modern evolution, Zengcheng – traditionally known for being the home of the lychee fruit – holds historical significance as the center of Lingnan culture and is a place of natural beauty given its close proximity to the Nanxiangshan Forest Park scenic area.

Soneva Jani Collaborates With Mathias Dahlgren

The acclaimed Swedish chef takes inspiration from the glorious island setting to create an unforgettable culinary experience

Soneva Jani, the iconic over-water resort in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll, has introduced  a new seasonal menu at Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren. The dining destination, which takes its name from its spectacular location in the Soneva Jani lagoon, celebrates the best of local ingredients – from seafood caught sustainably in nearby waters, to fruit and vegetables grown in the resort’s own organic gardens. With its laid-back ambiance and remarkable ocean views, the restaurant offers a fun, casual dining experience for guests with an emphasis on high-quality cuisine and service.

One of Sweden’s most decorated chefs, Mathias Dahlgren’s menu focuses on modern pescatarian, vegetarian and plant-based dishes, with single plates, sharing platters and a Chef’s Choice menu served for lunch and dinner. More than half of the new menu was developed especially for Overseas, inspired by the abundance of exquisite locally sourced produce.

Highlights from the à la carte menu showcase Chef Dahlgren’s food philosophy, which he calls ‘natural cuisine’, where ‘fun dining is the new fine dining’. With an incredible depth of flavour, a sharing plate of deep-fried corn is served with tarragon mayonnaise, smoked bell pepper powder and garlic oil. The avocado toast, set to become a signature classic, is served with leaves, herbs, sprouts and flowers from the Soneva Jani gardens, flavoured with lime, jalapeno and sea salt. A meltingly tender yellowfin tuna carpaccio is brushed with a piquant wasabi emulsion and served with cress, lemon skin and white onion.

https://www.sonevajanimaldives.net/

 

Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau

Unveils the First Phase of  Enticing Dining Options
Reinforcing SJM’s culinary leadership with unrivalled food and beverage offerings

An impeccable line-up of first-to-Macau and trendsetting self-established brands

Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau, the new integrated resort soon to be launched by SJM Resorts, S.A. (“SJM”) in Cotai, is bringing to Macau a variety of enticing dining options to delight both locals and visitors alike.

Setting off the gastronomic journey upon opening are The Grand Buffet, the returning legendary buffet restaurant in Macau; Mesa, a contemporary Portuguese restaurant featuring bold design with oriental inspiration; Chalou, a classic tea house designed by celebrated Hong Kong designer Alan Chan; Wulao, the highly sought-after Taiwanese hotpot restaurant, in addition to casual dining options namely GLP Café, Eight Treasures and GLP Lobby Lounge.

Other highly-anticipated dining options will be launched progressively over the coming 12 months to offer more sensational epicurean delights, such as Italian fine-dining brought by a world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurant concept from Italy, Japanese Kappo cuisine presented by a Michelin-starred chef, a haute Cantonese restaurant designed by Alan Chan and a microbrewery featuring authentic Bavarian beer, just to name a few.

The Grand Buffet

Once the city’s most popular buffet restaurant with the longest buffet line in town at Grand Lisboa Macau, The Grand Buffet will be relaunched at Grand Lisboa Palace, where it will continue to offer the most extensive and sumptuous buffet selection in Macau. More than 600 international delicacies embracing Chinese, Pan-Asian and Western cuisines will be prepared from farm-to-table ingredients at live cooking stations. For the first time in Macau, guests can enjoy seasonal and grilled dishes prepared at an outdoor dedicated BBQ pit, and indulge in a variety of fresh-from-the-tank seafood in an al fresco setting with captivating views of the Resort and its verdant garden.

Mesa

Meaning “Table” in Portuguese, Mesa offers contemporary cuisine inspired by the country’s tradition of sharing of food and drinks. Guests will find themselves settled in a chic ambience of never-before-encountered blend of modern design and oriental inspiration, as they enjoy vibrant cocktails created by award-winning mixologists, Portuguese fine wines and petiscos (small plates of traditional Portuguese dishes) at the ornate cocktail bar. With a design inspired by traditional Chinese bird cages, the restaurant deftly merges Chinese iconography to complement the Resort’s East-meets-West aura.

Chalou

Designed by famous Hong Kong designer Alan Chan, Chalou pays homage to classic Canton tea house culture through its nostalgic design. This restaurant provides a truly authentic “yum cha” experience by recreating the retrospective dim sum trolley service. Chalou offers an array of classic and inventive dim sums served from trolleys at your table, as well as authentic Cantonese-style dishes. Guests will be captivated by how Alan Chan seamlessly integrates art and culinary culture, creating domed ceilings decorated with thousands of Chinese tea cups and sparkling chandeliers crafted with hundreds of crystal chopsticks.

Wulao

Founded in 2009 in Taiwan and established as a highly sought-after hotpot brand in Greater China, Wulao aims at creating a “Fairy Peach-blossom Village” that provides a relaxing and contemplative ambience for guests to enjoy Taiwanese gourmet hotpot and attentive service. Its first-ever exclusive branch in the Macau and Hong Kong region will be launched at Grand Lisboa Palace. The restaurant will provide the freshest ingredients and products imported directly from Taiwan, such as its renowned creamy tofu, layered tofu, and spicy secret broths, while taking guests on an unforgettable journey of distinguished Wulao service and rituals.

GLP Café

GLP Café offers a cozy experience for guests of all ages, serving typical Hong Kong and Macanese favourites in a classic setting. With an extensive menu of over 120 items, guests can savour a wide variety of comfort food, including noodles and rice, wok-fried dishes, and Cantonese-style barbecue, as well as Hong Kong and Macanese-style snacks and beverages.

Eight Treasures

Eight Treasures serves a round-the-clock gourmet feast of authentic Chinese and Asian specialties ranging from hand-pulled noodles from various regions, to handcrafted dumplings, rice dishes, fresh vegetables, and wok-fried dishes. All prepared à la minute in our show kitchen, this cross-generational restaurant aims to bring bold flavours to life.

GLP Lobby Lounge

The garden-themed GLP Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to meet, relax and unwind. An elegant crystal tree centrepiece twinkles with dynamic lighting, creating a whimsical atmosphere through the unique shadows cast in the space. Guests may imbibe from a broad selection of beverages, in addition to tantalising meals and refreshments, including our very own Portuguese egg tarts.

Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau will offer approximately 1,900 rooms and suites in three luxurious hotel towers, namely Grand Lisboa Palace Macau, Palazzo Versace Macau and THE KARL LAGERFELD. Other features include a 75,000-square-metre “Fantasy Garden” themed retail mall The Bazar, The Grand Pavilion for events and celebrations, a versatile event hall, as well as leisure and entertainment facilities, presenting an exciting panoply of style and leisure experiences and continuing SJM’s legacy in hospitality and entertainment.

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Hilton Resort in the Maldives

109 all-villa Hilton Maldives Amingiri will welcome guests from end 2021

Scheduled to open at the end of this year, Hilton Maldives Amingiri will be the fourth resort under the company’s portfolio of brands in the Maldives, joining Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Hilton Maldives Amingiri is strategically located on Amingiri Island in the Male Atoll, directly accessible from the Maldives’ Velana International Airport via a 15-minute speedboat ride. The resort will feature 109 well-spaced beach and water villas, each with a private pool, including an exclusive six-bedroom villa ideal for travellers looking to reunite and create new travel memories with loved ones around the world in an iconic destination after more than a year of connecting remotely. A pool, spa, fitness centre and salon will also be available for guests to clock in time to work out or refresh themselves at.

Guests can enjoy an array of dining options from the resort’s six restaurants and bars to suit their mood and palate throughout the day, including:

  • Habitat: the resort’s all-day dining restaurant which celebrates international cuisines inspired by cultures ranging from the Mediterranean to South East Asia through its live kitchens, presenting a delectable breakfast spread in the morning before evolving into an a la carte dining venue for lunch and dinner where guests can enjoy themed nights offering guests indulgent flavours from around the world.
  • Re-Fuel: A teens-only zone where junior guests can gain access through a secret speakeasy-style entrance in the Kids’ club. The rooftop deck is a tranquil Oasis where Teens can relax and unwind. A dedicated bar will serve a curated menu specifically catering to the needs and wants to the teenage traveller.
  • EDEN: An adults-only resort’s destination bar specializing in champagne and gin-based drinks in a highly bespoke and intimate setting where guests can celebrate special occasions with unparalleled views of the Maldivian sunset.

The upcoming Hilton Maldives Amingiri will feature Hilton CleanStay, an industry-leading programme to deliver a new standard of cleanliness and disinfection across all of Hilton’s hotels globally, providing peace-of-mind from check-in to check-out.

For more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts, visit https://www.hilton.com/en/hilton/

Bali Resort Readies For International Tourism With New Offer

Bali has rolled out a reopening plan with increased vaccination, green zones, and pre-flight Covid testing

As Bali prepares to welcome tourists from July 1st one local resort has launched a stay package designed for this new period of travel.

Aptly named “The Art of Renaissance”, the new offer from Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, draws inspiration from a time in history marked by great change and creativity. The two-night (or more) stay consists of five experiences selected to introduce guests to the local culture, while helping them release what they need to from the year past and start afresh. The offering includes the below:

  • An art tour of the former estate of a renowned collector – Dua Dari, a Resort by Hadiprana, is the former holiday home of the Hadiprana family. A collection from the late architect & art collector, Hendra Hadiprana, is spread out over the two-hectare site. Numerous colossal stone sculptures of women and angels perch throughout the verdant grounds and paintings from local artists can be found within the traditional Balinese buildings.
  • A private bonfire at Dua Dari Ubud – Fire is thought to be the protector of humanity in Hinduism, the predominant religion in Bali, and is used in many Hindu ceremonies that form a rite of passage. Guests will enjoy a private bonfire followed by a BBQ dinner in a secluded section of the estate, surrounded by the glow of candlelight.
  • A purification ceremony at a local water temple – This water cleansing ritual is what Balinese do when they are stressed or under pressure, to bring them back into balance. As we enter a new phase this ceremony is a way for guests to wash away what they need to from the year prior.
  • Revival spa ritual overlooking the rice paddies – This two hour ritual at Tanah Gajah’s spa includes a one hour Balinese-style massage, followed by a 30-minute scrub using a blend of local coffee powder, rice bran flour, and mung bean powder (each of which has distinct benefits from anti-aging to sun protection). The ritual finishes with a herbal bath soak, using carefully selected plants like pandan leaves, a local symbol of wisdom used in temple offerings.
  • An inner reset with farm-to-table dining – Local, sustainable produce has long been at the core of Tanah Gajah’s food philosophy and the resort’s farm-to-table dining experience is a reflection of that. The omakase-style meal is an interactive dining experience with Chef Dean, with the backdrop to the meal being the organic garden where the food comes from.

Experiences were designed with social distancing in mind, something that also comes naturally at this six-hectare property with just 20 suites and villas on the outskirts of Ubud.

To help guests further feel at ease the entire property is sprayed down with disinfectant twice a week and housekeeping disinfects guest rooms on a daily basis. Hand sanitizer is available at all outlets (from the lobby to the swimming pool) and hand sanitizer is also distributed to each guest as well as a reusable fabric mask. The butler is the guest’s only point of personal contact and visitors will be escorted directly to their villa by their personal butler instead of checking in at the lobby.

The Art of Renaissance package will be available until December 23rd, 2021 with a special rate starting from USD 665 nett for two nights in One Bedroom Club Suite including club benefits. https://www.tanahgajahubud.com/en/offers-promotion/the-art-of-renaissance

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Brand Expands in China with the Opening of Commune by the Great Wall

The Great Wall in the Yangqing District of Beijing, marking the sixth property in China for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. Distinguished by modern architectural masterpieces that stand in beautiful contrast to the ancient architectural wonder of the Great Wall, the 176-room hotel offers guests an unforgettable journey of discovery off the well-trodden path. The hotel lies nestled in the foothills of the peaceful Shuiguan Mountains amid an intensely beautiful landscape of undulating hills and valleys. In this remote spot just over an hour’s drive from downtown Beijing, the hotel offers a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle to reconnect with nature, each other and oneself.

 

Rooms and Villas

Originally conceived as a private collection of contemporary architecture designed by 12 Asian architects, Commune by the Great Wall was bestowed a special prize at the 2002 La Biennale di Venezia and, in 2005, was hailed by Business Week as a “New Architectural Wonder of China.”

 

Today, the hotel has 176 rooms and suites spread across 36 villas, including Cantilever House, Bamboo Wall, Shared House, Forest House, and a collection of resort-inspired villas where most rooms feature a private terrace. Each villa has its own unique design theme, from the Japanese-inspired Bamboo Wall, which offers fivebedrooms and a tea room, to Forest House, a cozy six-bedroom hideaway designed to reflect the woods that surround it outside. Guests can enjoy mountain views from every room and access to the villas’ shared living spaces. An entire villa can also be booked for the ultimate private retreat with family or friends.

 

Dining with a View

Fresh seasonal ingredients and scenic mountain views provide an intimate connection with the locale when dining at Commune by the Great Wall. The Commune Kitchen tempts palates with refined Chinese cuisine and an emphasis on the authentic flavors of China’s northern region. The Poolside Café and Bar serves light bites and is the perfect spot for enjoying sunset on the terrace. Guests can also create a collectible moment with a tailor-made private dining experience, whether a birthday dinner prepared by a personal chef in-villa or a gourmet picnic on the Great Wall.

 

Wellness and Outdoor Activities

Rejuvenation awaits at the hotel’s spa featuring 15 luxurious spa rooms and a fitness center providing space for a revitalizing workout and mindful practices such as tai chi and yoga. Young guests can enjoy the Kids’ Club, offering hours of indoor fun and seasonal activities in the great outdoors, including gardening, camping, hiking, and stargazing.

 

Spaces to Meet and Celebrate

The hotel features indoor and outdoor venues like no other for corporate gatherings, weddings and events, supported by experienced event planning and catering teams and state-of-the-art facilities. The hotel’s Suitcase House villa offers 1,076 square feet (100 square meters) of daylight-filled multifunctional space for meetings, while the 9,213-square-foot (856-square-meter) Commune Ballroom adjoined by an outdoor courtyard is ideal for conferences and exhibitions. Wedding celebrations take center stage on the gorgeous Commune Lawn surrounded by forest, or up among the treetops in an exclusive rooftop setting.

Dusit Thani Maldives welcomes professional tennis coach Jerome Becker

The ATP-ranked former champion delivers game-changing instruction in two tropical tennis camps

Mudhdhoo Island, 20 March 2021 – Where better to master the perfect serve than on a pristine Indian Ocean island? From 22 March to 10 April 2021, professional coach Jerome Becker will lead two 10-day camps combining targeted tennis instruction with a host of island activities, for an unforgettable retreat at the five-star Maldives resort.

With countless tournament successes in his native Germany and beyond, coach Jerome holds the highest A-license to train ATP players. He leverages his lifetime of tennis expertise to provide personalised and effective training to tennis enthusiasts, whether children, adults, beginners or advanced.

Dusit Thani Maldives welcomes the seasoned pro to the luxurious resort, where he will share his considerable skills with a maximum of eight participants in two exclusive tennis camps over the spring season. As well as the chance to improve forehand, backhand and everything in between with focused guidance from Jerome, camp attendees will enjoy a schedule of diverse activities.

Each camp opens with a chance to mingle at a twilight cocktail party. Sunrise yoga, beach fitness and functional stretching workshops support daily tennis practice, while sound bath and breathwork sessions provide opportunities to relax. Guided snorkelling excursions are a chance to explore the natural beauty that surrounds the resort and encounter exotic inhabitants including dolphins and manta rays. Regular camp dinners culminate in a beach party and prize-giving on the final day. Participants enjoy an action-packed ten days in paradise as well as gracious Dusit hospitality in world-class accommodation.

Jerome Becker’s tropical tennis camps take place from 22 to 31 March 2021 and from 1 to 10 April 2021. Spaces are strictly limited and early reservation is highly recommended. For more information, please contact resmaldives@dusit.com

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