New Melia Koh Samui Resort Unveils Getaway Experience as Thailand Opens Up to Travel

The first Meliá resort to debut in Thailand has unveiled a “Samui Getaway” promotion with 30% off accommodation as a lure to domestic travellers.

The new Meliá Koh Samui, overlooking Choeng Mon Beach on the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui island in the Gulf of Thailand, is offering Thai nationals and expatriates Deluxe Rooms and Premium Pool Access Rooms for THB 2,999 (USD 97) and THB 4,500 (USD 145) nett respectively per night, for direct bookings made by July 31 with a travelling period until December 23, 2020.

The Deluxe Rooms feature a standalone bathtub on a private balcony. The Premium Pool Access Rooms come with private terraces that segue to a 1600 square metre lagoon pool that meanders through the resort’s lush grounds like a river.

Meliá Koh Samui has launched a raft of stringent health, safety and hygiene measures in the wake of COVID-19 under a global program called “Stay Safe With Meliá”, developed in collaboration with certification, inspection and testing company Bureau Veritas and based on World Health Organization recommendations.

The “360 degree” program entails a strict cleaning and disinfection plan endorsed by supplier Diversey and uses technological solutions to minimize physical contact between guests and staff, utilizing occupational health measures to identify people at risk and management of possible cases of infection. The program also includes post-COVID-19 standards to ensure the safety of food and beverage, wellness, entertainment and in-room experiences as well as operational guides targeting staff procedures, training and maintenance of facilities.

The discounted room rate includes breakfast. The resort will provide a complimentary roundtrip transfer for a minimum two-night stay.

Meliá Koh Samui celebrated its grand opening on January 10, cutting the ribbon on a host of world-class facilities including two restaurants, a swim-up bar, a two-level infinity pool, an executive lounge, spa, fitness centre, ballroom and conference facilities and, for families, a kid’s club, outdoor playground and mini water park.

To contact Meliá Koh Samui, please call +66 (0) 89 184 0725 or email

The 30% discount on the Deluxe Room and Pool Access Room is valid for bookings made July 31, 2020 for stays taken until December 23, 2020 made directly with the resort by calling +66 77 938 899 or emailing The discounted room rate includes breakfast. This offer includes return airport transfers for a minimum two-night stay. An extra bed is available upon request for an adult or child at THB 1500 (USD 48) and THB 850 (USD 27) respectively. This promotion is non-refundable.

Meliá Koh Samui has also obtained “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health: SHA” certification, developed by Thailand’s Ministry for Tourism in collaboration with public and private sector partners to mitigate the threat of COVID-19 and elevate the country’s tourism industry standards. Under the certification, Meliá Koh Samui must follow strict COVID-19 control guidelines by Thailand’s Department of Disease Control and Ministry of Public Health regarding sanitation and social distancing.


Sail Away on Meliá Koh Samui’s Remarkable Nautical Theme

More than 100 years ago, merchant vessels laden with rice dotted the Venice of the East’s iconic Chao Phraya River.

These teak wood boats would also sail from the river’s mouth in Bangkok to the open waters to trade their wares, moving as far south into the Gulf of Thailand as Koh Samui island.

Little could their sea traders imagine back then that 31 of these vessels would be given a new lease on life in the 21st century at the new Meliá Koh Samui; 30 of them as elegant two-story boat suites sized 91 to 100 sqm and the other as an innovative kid’s club.

Marrying Thailand’s rich maritime heritage with a sleek contemporary design, the 30 intimate boat suites each feature a bedroom with polished wooden floors on their upper deck, and a dressing room and impressive bathroom, replete with a soaking tub and double showers, on the lower deck. These suites offer either views of Choeng Mon Beach, on the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, garden vistas or direct access to a 1600 sqm lagoon pool that loops through the resort’s lush grounds like a river.

Before the boats could be converted into suites, their decayed teak wood structures required extensive refurbishment that was by no means an easy feat. To carry out the specialised task, the resort recruited craftsmen experienced in boat restoration to painstakingly restore the wood structures.

The craftsmen cut out old decayed wood and replaced it, piece by piece. They studiously attended to decayed wood in the keel of the boats, the bottom-most longitudinal structural element of the vessels. In the strakes of wood – that run along the length of each boat from the bow to the stern – on either side of the keel all the way up to the gunwale, the top edge of the hull. In the intricate ribs that support the hull and give the vessels their shape and strength, upon which the strakes of wood are fastened. In the bulwark of the boats. And then some.

In a method handed down the generations of sailors, the craftsmen used a special concoction of ingredients including rubber oil and red lime together with cotton rope to seal joints, gaps and holes.

“These boats were built to last due to the great strength and durability of the teak wood as well as the craftsmanship initially invested in them,” said Meliá Koh Samui’s general manager Ernesto Osuna. “In a fitting tribute to Thailand’s seagoing past, we turned to the tried and true methods of the shipwrights to provide the sturdy foundation of our boat suites, that really are one of a kind.”

The boat suites are part of the tastefully done nautical theme evident throughout the 159-room and 41-suite luxury beachfront resort. Located 15 minutes from Samui International Airport, the first property in Thailand launched under Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International is also home to two restaurants, an executive lounge, a swim-up bar, two-level infinity pool with sunken seating areas, spa, fitness center, and ballroom. For families, there’s the kid’s club – also housed in a former teak wood vessel – an outdoor playground and a mini water park.

The boat suites are among the resort’s rooms and suites belonging to ‘The Level’, an upgraded level of service and benefits, that provides access to the light and airy executive lounge shaped like a boat’s hull. The Level Lounge also boasts a vast open terrace with panoramic views of Choeng Mon Beach.

In the lobby, the aptly named Boat’s Bar is shaped like a long boat with a black hull topped with eggshell-colored marble. Sculptures and installations of boats adorn the lobby, including vessels that appear to be “floating” on the surface of the lobby’s floor.

Other nods to the sea-faring theme include big white ceramic vases, fashioned to look like they are festooned in barnacles, paintings of the ocean, and miniature wooden boats for sale at The Gallery. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise designed to help improve the lives of Thai communities by selling accessories and home décor items made by talented Thai designers and artists.

An educational display in the lobby, comprising miniature boats in glass displays and a wall-mounted timber map of the Gulf of Thailand, outlines the history of the refurbished vessels for guests who are curious to know more about this boat story.

To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a booking, please email

Zentis Osaka

opening in July 15, 2020

Zentis Osaka is situated where the picturesque, riverside area of Dojimahama and the high-end business entertainment district of Kita-shinchi meet. Nakanoshima, an islet home to some of the city’s premium attractions – including the Osaka Science Museum and the National Museum of Art, Osaka – is a leisurely three-minute stroll from the hotel while Osaka Station, the city’s main rail hub, is a mere five-minute taxi ride away. The two major airports that service Japan’s third largest city – Kansai International Airport and Itami Airport (Osaka International Airport) – are located less than an hour’s drive away.

An entirely new build, the 16-storey property’s contemporary yet laid-back feel flows from a natural color palette of raw materials, including exposed brickwork and timber beams. A stone staircase anchors a lobby wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows where a double-sided fireplace creates a focal point and connects an intimate lounge space with the landscaped green space that surrounds.

One floor above is the hotel’s bar and main dining area as well as an airy lounge and outdoor terrace featuring lofty, 7-meter-tall ceilings. Also on the second floor is the hotel’s fitness center – outfitted with Life Fitness equipment and accessible 24 hours.

Taking inspiration from the modular design and intuitive functionality of bento boxes, the 212 guestrooms feature the same fresh palettes that are found throughout the hotel. Polished wooden floors, muted tones and splashes of mustard as well as art on the walls commissioned from a local Japanese artist define spaces that make ingenious use of otherwise snug square footage.

At the helm of UP STAIRZ – the hotel’s dining venue that is likely to emerge as a destination not only for guests, but also discerning locals – will be Executive Chef Shinya Otsuchihashi, who, after having honed his culinary skills over the last two decades in both Japan and France, will be closely overseeing the eatery’s concept and menus from his base at CRAFTALE.

The menu will draw from Otsuchihashi’s extensive background and incorporate seasonal ingredients sourced from the length of Japan, from Hokkaido scallops to premium Japanese beef. Breakfast and lunch service will feature à la carte options, with lunch selections including some popular Japanese comfort food as well as a prix-fixe presentation. For dinner service, the menu will feature both Japanese and French dishes – as the chef adds his own refined, personal touch to Osaka’s unique culinary culture.

Zentis Osaka




Rosewood Bangkok re-opens its doors on June 15, 2020 with four special offers for hotel stays and treatments at Sense, A Rosewood Spa. The hotel’s new Commitment to Care program elevates health and safety operations and vigilance so guests can discover the beauty of Bangkok in comfort and peace of mind.

“As we navigate to the new normal, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the well-being of our guests and associates,” says Thomas Harlander, managing director at Rosewood Bangkok. “During our temporary closure, the team was hard at work identifying new and creative ways to cater to our guests.  We could think of no better way to re-open than with these special opportunities for guests to reacquaint themselves with the high standard of service and care at Rosewood Bangkok.”

Summer at Rosewood

In addition to luxurious residential-style accommodations, guests enjoy a bounty of exclusive perks throughout the property, including a THB1,500 Food & Beverage nightly credit and a “26-hour stay” option to extend their Rosewood Bangkok experience. Room rates start from THB8,000 per night, valid to September 30, 2020.

Suite Sojourn

Perfect for an indulgent staycation, this package includes complimentary roundtrip transfers in Rosewood Bangkok’s BMW7 Series limousine, a THB1,500 Food & Beverage nightly credit and a 60-minute treatment at Sense, A Rosewood Spa, available to December 19, 2020.  The nightly rate starts from THB19,600.

More Rosewood

Those looking to stay longer at Rosewood Bangkok can enjoy a complimentary third night for every two consecutive nights’ stay, with rates starting at THB6,670 per night, until December 19, 2020.

Solace at Sense, A Rosewood Spa

Throughout June and July, visitors to Sense, A Rosewood Spa can enjoy a complimentary 30-minute extension to selected 60-minute treatments as well as a 15 percent further saving on a second treatment or spa homecare products.

Rosewood Bangkok re-opening packages and offers are subject to availability and rates include tax and service charge.

In accordance with guidelines by local public health officials and the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® new Commitment to Care global health and safety program, Rosewood Bangkok has heightened standards for hygiene and cleanliness in place.  The hotel will continuously reinforce stringent health and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of every guest, visitor and associate, from the moment of arrival to departure.

For more information, please contact your travel professional or the hotel directly at +662 080 0088 or email

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong | Staycation Package – Escape 24

Pamper yourself at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong with a rejuvenating staycation for a local getaway with Escape 24 – an exclusive accommodation offer with head-to-toe relaxation in an urban oasis. Including plenty of options to make your 24 hours fun-filled, you will not want to miss the popular dinner buffet at Grand Café! Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment!

Priced at HK$2,680+10% per room per night, the package includes:

  • 24-hour stay starting from check-in time
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Harbour View Room
  • Daily breakfast for two at Grand Café
  • Complimentary access to fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary parking for one vehicle per stay
  • One choice from the following benefits:

o    HK$1,000 spending credit per night to be used on dining (including Room Service)

o    A set menu at One Harbour Road for two persons

o    Dinner buffet at Grand Café for two persons

o    A set menu at Grissini for two persons

o    A 40-min body massage for two persons at Plateau Spa (Monday to Thursday only)

**Above benefits are subject to availability

Terms & Conditions

  • The offer is valid for stay on or before 30 September 2020.
  • Opening hours for Grand Café, Grissini and One Harbour Road are different and subject to change.
  • The preferred check-in time must be communicated at the time of reservation.  One change is allowed subject to availability.
  • The offer is subject to availability.
  • The 24-hour stay starts at the time of check-in.  Any stay more than 24 hours will be subject to a one-day room charge.
  • Offers must be redeemed during the stay.
  • The spending credit cannot be used for retail purchases and must be consumed during the stay. Any unused portion cannot be refunded or redeemed for cash, other products or services.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion offers or discounts.
  • This offer is eligible for World of Hyatt® points.

For reservations or enquiries:

Click here for more details or reservation

Park Hyatt SUZHOU


The new luxury hotel delivers tailored experience inspired by the rich culture and history of the city

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Suzhou in east China. Located near freshwater Jinji Lake in the heart of Suzhou Industrial Park, the new hotel has been designed as a refined, contemporary version of a traditional Suzhou mansion that blends the architectural heritage, exquisite craftsmanship and artistic elegance of the city with vibrant modern design to deliver tailored luxury experiences.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of Park Hyatt Suzhou and announce the introduction of the exceptional, personalized Park Hyatt brand to this historic city, which remains the refined home-away-from- home for global connoisseurs in search of enriching experiences,” said Stephen Ho, President of Global Operations for Greater China, Hyatt. “We are sincerely grateful to the hotel’s owner, Suzhou Gold Mantis Constructions Decoration, for their trust and support. With their rich experience in real estate management, we are confident that the hotel can bring a sophisticated experience to Suzhou.”

Concept and design

Park Hyatt Suzhou was created by New York architectural firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox, which also created the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) extension in New York and Shanghai World Financial Center. Featuring interiors by multi-award-winning design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates, the hotel has been conceived as the luxury lakeside home of a well-traveled, highly discerning guest.

Rather than a vast, open hotel lobby, guests are welcomed to Park Hyatt Suzhou via a series of elegant, residential-style vestibules, traversing tranquil courtyards with meticulous Asian-style landscaping and water features. Ancient Chinese design details such as the crab-apple blossom motif—historically used in imperial interiors to convey opulence and nobility—have been woven throughout the hotel to create a series of tasteful, luxurious spaces with a strong sense of locale.


Park Hyatt Suzhou houses 178 elegant rooms, including 19 suites with separate living rooms, ranging in size from 50–173 square meters (538 to 1862 square feet). Inspired by the sleeping chambers of ancient Suzhou mansions where bedrooms would often lead to a terrace, spacious entry-level rooms feature a delineated, semi-private ‘verandah’ with living and dining/study areas framing the views and evoking outdoor living.

Modern interpretations of Chinese aesthetics abound in glass panels printed with brush-ink style blossoms, a wedding cabinet with circular ‘togetherness’ panels, horseshoe armchairs and wooden drum stools.

Steeped in more than 2,500 years of history, Suzhou was dubbed ‘Venice of the East’ by the Italian explorer Marco Polo after witnessing its picturesque canals and cobbled streets, dotted with stone bridges, temples, pavilions and pagodas. Under the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368–1911), Suzhou reached a peak of prosperity and numerous wealthy landowners built mansions with exquisitely designed gardens. Collectively, nine of the ‘Classical Gardens of Suzhou’ with such evocative names as the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty, are now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dominating the stylish marble bathroom with its deep-soaking tub and rainforest shower are distinctive dark frames on the shower doors and a crab-apple blossom shaped mirror.

Drinking and dining

With its trio of distinctive restaurants and bars led by executive chef Vincenzo Carbone, Park Hyatt Suzhou aims to be a gastronomic destination in the city, showcasing a vast variety of authentic local and global culinary experiences incorporating the finest and freshest of seasonal ingredients. Whether exquisite dining or casual grazing, a light lunch or leisurely afternoon tea, Park Hyatt Suzhou strives to offer exemplary cuisine, premium drinks and exceptional service in all its venues.

Xizhou Hall is the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, a veritable ‘Theater of Food’ with open kitchens providing live culinary entertainment, a ‘stage’ of seating, a ‘dressing room’ with a back-stage feel and private dining rooms themed around ancient theater crafts such as calligraphy, embroidery and engraving. The menu focuses on healthy locally-inspired Chinese and international fare, from a vast breakfast spread to succulent Beijing duck, as well as Huaiyang cuisine—the most prestigious style of Jiangsu cooking.

A modern interpretation of the traditional Ladies’ Court, the distinctively designed Living Room includes a feminine room with hand-painted murals and a striking space with a double-story ceiling dominated by slatted timber and an oversized lantern. Here, guests can enjoy light snacks, dim sum, an exquisitely presented afternoon tea and premium drinks throughout the day.

Accessed via a hidden entrance, the speakeasy-style Apartment 208 is a decidedly masculine affair clad in dark timber and leather in sultry shades. The venue specializes in prime steak, sustainable seafood and artisanal cold cuts and cheese paired with a curated selection of world-class whiskey, wine and Champagne. Entertainment is provided by a live band.


With a prized location by Jinji Lake, sophisticated interiors, a renowned reputation for culinary excellence and solid experience in staging spectacular events, Park Hyatt Suzhou has its sights set on being the city’s preeminent location for exquisite events, big or small. The hotel offers five distinctive, flexible, well- equipped event venues spread over 2,400 square meters (25,800 square feet) and suitable for gatherings of anything from 12 to 900 attendees: a Garden with a waterfall feature; Jinji Room with an adjacent terrace; the residential-style Drawing Room; and a Salon. splendid pillar-free Ballroom with a 7.5-meter high (24-foot high)

slatted timber ceiling and osmanthus-shaped chandeliers; a meticulously manicuredset a new standard for luxury in Suzhou,” said General Manager Au Yong Hin Yoong. “We plan to redefine personal luxury in the city through exemplary service, sophisticated art and design, exceptional food and drink and memorable events, and offer unique experiences to sophisticated global travellers. As we begin to see luxury travelers reemerge within the region, our underlying mission to care for our guests remains true. Through wellbeing amenities such as our beautifulspaces, spa and health services and our balanced menus, we care for guests so they can be their very best.”


As befits a Park Hyatt hotel, Park Hyatt Suzhou offers a host of luxurious facilities dedicated to improving guests’ wellbeing. On the ground floor, the 25-meter (82-foot) Pool offers a distinctly outdoor feel, while the adjacent Fitness Center features the latest cardio and strength equipment with built-in TVs. Below on B1, The Spa is a serene space dedicated to improving guests’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through personalized treatments within six tranquil treatment rooms themed around signature Suzhou flowers—the peony, camellia, plum blossom, osmanthus, orchid and magnolia.

“With Park Hyatt Suzhou, we are aiming to

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt recently announced a multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment to further enhance its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here:

Special offer

To provide World of Hyatt members with even more ways to be rewarded, members can now earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Park Hyatt Suzhou from July 1 to September 31, 2020, as part of the program’s ‘500 Reasons To Stay Somewhere New’ offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at No registration is required, and members can earn on top of other offers.

Rosewood HK | So Chic

This summer, Rosewood Hong Kong unveils jam-packed seasonal fun for the entire family with stays modelled after luxury resort escapes — an ideal solution for vacation-hungry jetsetters and those looking for the stimulation of a perfectly planned getaway.  Under the Summer at Rosewood programme from 11 July to 9 August, 2020, families who book two to six nights as a “Summer Getaway,” or stay seven or more nights  as “Camp Rosewood” guests, can partake of exciting, complimentary and daily-changing activities, experiences and adventures, 50% savings on a second or third room, as well as a daily HKD780 hotel credit.  Camp Rosewood guests are also gifted a couple’s massage as an indulgent added perk.

Just for Kids:  Adventures Abound

Summer at Rosewood’s activities for kids cater to a wide variety of interests and talents yet to be discovered, loaded daily with thrilling rotating programming in sports, cooking, art, performance, charitable endeavors and excursions to some of Hong Kong’s most fun-filled destinations.

Kids can dive into yoga, boxing, Zumba and even learn basic ball skills with Rugby Sevens player Max Woodward.  They can plan their next move in oversized board games and a scavenger hunt, join an art jamming session, try their hand at pizza-making and cupcake-baking, and little entertainers can make a beeline for the drama or junior DJ lessons.  Sailing classes with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, afternoon excursions filled with surf, sun and eco beach activities on Lantau Island transform Hong Kong into a playground to discover.

Perks for Parents: Adults Get In On The Fun

Summer at Rosewood also focuses on indulgent and educational activities just for adults.  Guests can sit down with Rosewood’s resident sommelier for a cheese pairing master class and learn cocktail-making at DarkSide, enjoy exclusive access to Cartier jewelry specialists, take test drives with Maserati, and attend leather lessons with Delvaux and fragrance sessions with Penhaligon’s.  The hotel’s hidden gems are revealed with an in-depth arts tour introducing some of the most important pieces and artifacts in the collection and participants can brush up on sustainability awareness with Ocean Recovery Alliance’s founder Doug Woodring.  As well, guests who join for the full seven or more days of Camp Rosewood enjoy a complimentary 90-minute couple’s massage at wellness destination Asaya, plus a special surprise crafted by their children.

Partnered Up:  Hands-On Learning with Exclusive Brands and Charity Initiatives

An impressive list of brand partners elevates Summer at Rosewood with enriching experiences for both adults and kids. Behind-the-scenes at some of the world’s most renowned luxury houses and companies, Cartier, Christie’s Education and HSBC Private Banking share their respective wisdom with guided tours and classes.  The art of giving back is highlighted as well, with visits to the SPCA shelter to create toys for the animals, read-aloud and adult sessions with Room to Read and lunchbox preparation and delivery for ImpactHK reinforcing the importance of community and goodwill from a young age. A partnership with K11 Musea extends a KLUB 11 Gold Card Membership with a HKD500 gift card and tickets to K11 Musea’s Nature Discovery Park for further discovery of the lifestyle destination’s thrills.

It’s non-stop vacation fun as each day reveals a plethora of choices tailored just for kids, adults-only or for the whole family, topped off with access to the expansive menu at wellness destination Asaya, Rosewood’s generously equipped and high-tech fitness centre and a roster of acclaimed dining and entertainment options at the ultra-luxury hotel.

Staycationers can learn about these and many more Summer at Rosewood programme activities and their schedule by visiting this website. Both Summer Getaway (rates starting from HK$9,700) and Camp Rosewood (rates starting from HK$36,350) include daily breakfast for the family at Holt’s Café, are based on availability. All prices are subject to 10% service charge; kids’ programmes are open to children ages four to 12.  For reservations, please call your travel professional or contact the hotel at +852 3891 8350 or email




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

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

This offer includes:

-Early check-in at 10am

-Late check-out till 4pm

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soneva Kiri Thailand

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

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

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

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

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

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