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Mamaka By Ovolo Unveils Its Rockstar F&B Team Lead By Chef Nic Philip



– Executive Chef Nic Philip will be bringing his culinary expertise to Street 32 Cocktail Bar & Eatery, joining forces with the talented Head Mixologist, Raviella Angela –

The brand-new urban resort in Bali – MAMAKA by Ovolo – announces the appointment of Nicholas Philip, also known as Nic Philip, as their Executive Chef. Chef Nic will be taking the lead of the culinary team to oversee the vibrant beachfront cocktail bar & eatery, Street 32 which will take the culinary scene of the Kuta-Legian neighbourhood to the next level. Street 32 will not be the only thing that makes MAMAKA by Ovolo unique, another exciting concept soon to come is MAMAKA’s one-of-a-kind rooftop oasis, offering a 270-degree view of the iconic Kuta Beach coastline, set to open in early 2021.

After living in Bali for many years, Chef Nic has developed a passion for local Indonesian or South-East Asian produce and flavours. He has honed his skills during his time at several luxury resorts in the Asia-Pacific region, including Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran Bay’s Sundara Beach Club, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, and Anantara Rasananda Resort at Koh Phangan, Thailand.

With more than ten years of experience in culinary, Chef Nic has spent time in leading European restaurants under mentorship such as the Michelin-starred Clove Club London and at the acclaimed Restaurant Taller in Copenhagen.

Originally from Currumbin, Gold Coast, Chef Nic went to college at The Australian Institute of Technology in Queensland. He was listed in Singapore’s The Peak Magazine list of Top Young Chefs of 2017 as well as The Bali Bible’s Top 10 Chefs of Bali.

At Street 32 we have created an approachable pan Asian menu that’s true to the spices and origins of the dishes that we reinterpret. We make everything in house from bread to Masala, we work with surrounding farmers, fisherman and artisans and reduce our carbon footprint as much as we can, we collaborate with Urban Biologist in efforts of reducing our waste and landfill as we compost and recycle what we can,” stated Chef Nic.

Chef Nic and his team’s palatable culinary offerings wouldn’t be complete without an equally marvellous beverage programme. Angela Raviella, better known as Angie, is the woman behind the bar as the appointed Head Mixologist. Angie has earned several achievements throughout her career, including becoming Runner Up at Captain Morgan Competition in 2018, as well as Second Runner Up at The Master Bartending Championship in 2020.

A gifted visionary with marvellous talent, Angie’s many accomplishments have prepared her to oversee the bar team at Street 32 with her innovative ideas, creative vision and fiery passion for the art of mixology, presenting meticulously crafted cocktails using only the finest local and organic ingredients.

I am truly honoured to be a part of MAMAKA by Ovolo’s F&B collective and to lead the talented bar team to welcome guests and present them with our extraordinary creations and invigorating beverage programme. For me personally, my team not only concocts stimulating beverages, but we are artists as well and therefore it’s very important for me to have a team with unique personalities,” said Angie.

MAMAKA by Ovolo will not only reinvent and enliven the Kuta-Legian neighbourhood through its modern hospitality and progressive vision but will also see Chef Nic and his superstar F&B team take the culinary scene by storm through its unique dining outlets. Starting with Street 32 Cocktail Bar & Eatery, serving Pan Asian street food-inspired cuisine, all the way through to the upcoming rooftop beach club haven.

About MAMAKA by Ovolo

Good Soul. Good Times. Good Vibrations are at Kuta Beach.

MAMAKA by Ovolo is a beach-front urban resort for modern travellers, foodies and social-surfers alike, perfectly positioned in the thriving neighbourhood of Kuta Legian. With a refreshing take on design and experience, it’s an escape embodying Ovolo’s mantra of staying connected with our guests.

Explore the vibrant bazaars, world-class shopping malls, galleries, quaint indie cafes and laneways offering the unexpected – it’s the ultimate place for stepping out and living the Bali life. Chill out or max out from morning until night at the many all-day dining and drinking options offering dynamic culinary experiences, buzzing bars and amazing views of Bali’s beaches and beyond.

Just like Bali, MAMAKA offers the unexpected. Get to know the Kuta break with Quicksilver Surf Academy, hit the wellness centre to keep fit or strengthen you core on a mechanical surfboard. Top it off any time of the day with all the flavours of Asia at Street 32, Kuta Beach’s modern PanAsian cocktail bar and eatery serving Asian street food classics.

Return to effortlessly designed rooms with interiors subtly reflecting Bali’s cultural heartbeat and relationship with nature. MAMAKA by Ovolo is the answer Kuta Legian has been waiting for, it will enrich your own Bali journey with good vibrations.

Featuring 191 playfully and effortlessly designed rooms and suites with interiors subtly reflecting Bali’s cultural heartbeat and relationship with nature. The hotel consists of 74 Bali High rooms, 74 Kokomo rooms, 28 Summer Garden Terrace rooms, and 12 Swagger Suites rooms and 3 Top Gun Suites. Room sizes range from the Bali High and Kokomo at 25 sqm, whilst the Summer Garden Terrace, the same size has the addition of a private terrace overlooking the gardens. The Swagger Suites are a spacious 50 sqm, while our expansive 2-bedroom Top Gun suites are 91 sqm with all suites boasting views of iconic Kuta beach.

About Ovolo Group

The Ovolo Group was founded by entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala and first entered the real estate market in 2002; then further expanded into the hotel industry in 2010. Ovolo Hotels quickly became one of Hong Kong and Australia’s most dynamic independent owner operated hospitality firms by providing guests with the best in effortless living across hotels and food and beverage outlets.

A collection of contemporary hotels that keep you connected to the little luxuries you love, all effortlessly included. The company prides itself on being in touch with the modern traveller through award-winning interior designs, detail-driven comforts, complimentary value-added services like the mini bar, breakfast, Wi-Fi, and more, and cutting-edge technology – all done in signature Ovolo style. At the 2019 HM Awards, Ovolo Hotels were acknowledged for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, receiving the accolade “Hotel Brand of the Year”.

A proud Hong Kong brand, Ovolo Group remains a family-owned and privately-operated business operating four hotels and three restaurants in Hong Kong, and seven hotels and five restaurants across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Ovolo is also developing a new hotel in Melbourne, Australia Ovolo South Yarra.

Ovolo also has the By Ovolo Collective within its portfolio of hotels, a distinctive collection of four hotels each one unique, each one special, the more guests explore, the more they’ll find. These include Nishi Apartments in Canberra Australia, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, The Sheung Wan Hong Kong, and Mamaka Kuta Beach Bali Indonesia launching late 2020.

Peace of mind, enhanced flexibility and savings of up to 22 percent await travelers planning holiday and spring getaways

November 26, 2020 – To kick off the holiday season, Hyatt has announced a special limited time offer, inviting travelers to dream away and get away. When they’re ready,guests can rediscover the joy of travel at more than 900 Hyatt hotels across the world with a 20 percent savings for reservations booked by December 6, 2020, on stays through April 4, 2021; World of Hyatt members can enjoy a 22 percent savings on stays, plus member benefits and rewards. To give travelers peace of mind when they’re booking travel, Hyatt hotels continue to offer flexibility with cancellations, and guests who reserve this limited time offer may cancel at no charge up to 24 hours before scheduled arrival. See below for limited time offer terms.

A recent Hyatt survey of 6,0001 people uncovered approximately half of respondents plan to travel by the year’s end, primarily to visit family, while many more are dreaming up their next get together in the spring. Of those who plan to travel, travelers this year expect or prefer to stay in hotels.

“We continue to listen to what’s most important for our members, guests and customers in this new travel landscape. One of the things we hear most is that they miss traveling, and more importantly, they miss seeing their loved ones,” said Amy Weinberg, senior vice president, loyalty, brand marketing and consumer insights, Hyatt. “True to Hyatt’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best, our latest offer leans into what matters most right now for those planning travel – flexibility in cancellation, peace of mind from our global commitment to care and cleanliness, and bringing back the joy of travel as they plan for the holidays and into the spring.”

For travelers planning their next getaway with this special offer, here are a variety of ways Hyatt guests and members can escape the everyday: 

  • Enjoy an urban staycation for a change of scene, from the unrivaled views of Victoria Harbour and the leafy Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne from Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and Park Hyatt Melbourne respectively to the 360-degree take on Singapore from the breezy rooftop bar, Mr Stork, at Andaz Singapore. Culture enthusiasts can visit Park Hyatt Suzhou for an inspiring stay in a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Suzhou mansion by Jinji Lake or enjoy an immersive experience with local Nanyang touches at Andaz Xiamen.
  • Longing for a beach, mountain or island retreat? Hit the slopes at Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono – located in one of the world’s premier ski destinations, and enjoy ski-in/ski-out convenience alongside mesmerizing views of Mount Yotei. Journey into the cultural heart of Bali and recharge the body and mind at Alila Ubud, surrounded by undulating lush foothills.
  • For a productive yet relaxing holiday away from home, choose from the extended stay and “workaction” offers at Hyatt hotels and resorts in Asia including Grand Hyatt BangkokHyatt Regency Seragaki Island, Okinawa and Andaz Gangnam Seoul
  • Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour, Hong Kongand Alila Anji are ideal for dog-owners looking to get away with their furry friends. 

In an effort to stay close to guests, members and customers until they’re ready to travel again, Hyatt recently announced the Hyatt Together digital platform featuring curated experiences created by Hyatt colleagues from around the world. Hyatt Together provides guests, members and customers with custom content designed to enhance how they Feel, Fuel and Function, Hyatt’s landmarks of wellbeing. To learn more, visit hyatt.com/together

Hyatt’s top priority for welcoming guests and colleagues to Hyatt hotels is doing so with their safety and wellbeing in mind. Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety.

Reimagining the Guest Experience with Special Offers

As guests and customers consider traveling again, Hyatt is rethinking the guest experience with creativity and care to provide enhanced convenience, flexibility and wellbeing through the following special offers:

World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys: To make the above limited time offer even more valuable, World of Hyatt members can combine it with the World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys global promotion, which allows members to earn triple Bonus Points on eligible spend at 1,000+ participating locations worldwide through January 4, 2021, if they register for the bonus offer by November 30, 2020. Plus, members can earn double Tier-Qualifying Night credits – they get one credit in the year in which they earn it and another in 2021. To learn more and register for the offer, click here.

Hyatt Together Special Offer: As travelers begin to consider intimate social and business events or book new gatherings to reconnect with friends, family or colleagues, Hyatt is helping them celebrate the joy of getting back together. Gatherings of 10 guests or more (where permitted) booked and held at participating Hyatt hotels by December 31, 2022, can enjoy several perks, booking flexibility, ability to earn World of Hyatt Bonus Points and the choice of up to 10 percent off the master bill or up to 10 percent in added-value upgrades such as complimentary guestrooms and enhanced food and beverage offerings. To learn more or book a gathering and for full offer terms, visit hyatt.com/together-offer or call a Hyatt Global Contact Center directly at 1-866-886-5053 and use Special Offer Code GATHR. 

To learn more about and reserve Hyatt’s limited time offer, please visit hyatt.com/info/limited-time-offer.  For more information on other Hyatt offers, visit hyatt.com/offers.

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

Source1: Hyatt Q3 2020 Travel Pulse survey of 6,000 respondents 

Limited Time Offer Terms & Conditions

Discount is off the Standard Rate. Must request offer at time of booking a qualifying reservation at participating hotels between November 9, 2020 and December 6, 2020 for stays with a checkout date between November 11, 2020 and April 4, 2021.

Offer subject to availability. Offer must be booked on Hyatt.com or by contacting your personal travel professional. Any limitations or restrictions included in the published offer shall apply. Offer valid for a maximum of two rooms per member. Minimum one-night deposit required at booking, which is fully refundable if reservation is cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival.

Offer not valid at Hyatt Ziva, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Residence Club, Miraval Austin, Miraval Arizona, MGM, UrCove, and Small Luxury Hotels of the World locations.

Additional charges may apply for additional guests or room type upgrades. Offer not valid with previously booked or held stays or groups/conventions and may not be combined with any other rates, promotions or offers unless expressly permitted. Discount applies only to room rate and does not apply to other items such as taxes, resort/destination fees (if applicable), incidental charges or any other hotel specific charges. Limited number of rooms allocated to promotional rates; reservations are subject to availability. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods, special events, or extreme demand, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply (unless otherwise noted). Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. Void where prohibited by law.

Hyatt® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. ©2020 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 21 premier brands. As of September 30, 2020, the Company’s portfolio included more than 950 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 67 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®,Miraval®,Grand Hyatt®,Alila®,Andaz®,The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®,Destination®Hyatt Regency®,Hyatt®,Hyatt Ziva,Hyatt Zilara,Thompson Hotels®,Hyatt Centric®,Caption by Hyatt,Joie de Vivre®Hyatt House®,Hyatt Place®,tommie™UrCoveHyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.

Amanjiwo, Indonesia - Dalem Jiwo Suite Pool
Amanjiwo, Indonesia – Dalem Jiwo Suite Pool

18th November 2020 – The cultural heartland of Indonesia, Java is studded with ancient treasures engulfed by pea-green paddy fields and rainforests lined with pristine white beaches. The capital of Jakarta buzzes with modern dynamism while elsewhere, overlooking the Unesco-protected site of the Borobudur temple, Amanjiwo awaits, named ‘Peaceful Soul’ for the serenity, privacy and beauty of its setting. Experience the many facets of the island – from city to sanctuary – with a new Aman journey; a train voyage through Java to Amanjiwo in partnership with luxury rail operators, PT Kereta Api Pariwista launching on selected dates from 10December 2020.

With dedicated carriages adorned in the Aman style the journey is designed to offer timeless elegance in the utmost comfort. Taking guests across Java, the once-in-a-lifetime experience begins in Jakarta Gambir station, where the bustle of the vibrant city soon becomes a distant memory. After a warm Javanese welcome into the station’s exclusive lounge, embark on a panoramic seven-hour journey through Central Java where temples turn to tree-lined hillsides, with a new story appearing around every corner.

Travel in style, with an exquisite Aman breakfast and lunch served on board, surrounded by the opulence of one’s private carriage. Learn along the way, accompanied by Amanjiwo’s resident anthropologist, Patrick Vanhoebrouck, who shares the region’s historic and cultural highlights. Sip on a crisp glass of champagne with afternoon tea before reaching Yogyakarta Tugu station feeling refreshed, where a 60-minute private transfer to Amanjiwo awaits.

Perfectly placed for further exploration of the region, the Ed Tuttle-designed resort offers panoramic views of the Kedu Plain and Mount Merapi on the horizon. Reclaimed from the jungle in the 19th century, Amanjiwo’s 36 thatched-roofed suites lie in two perfect crescents below the central rotunda – most with individual swimming pools opening onto private, tranquil gardens. The resort’s restaurant, bar and terraces all foster serenity, overlooking a ring of volcanoes, while stone steps descend in tiers to a magnificent swimming pool. Dedicated to holistic wellness, Amanjiwo offers a spa menu informed by traditional Javanese healing, while a fully equipped gym suite, tennis court and private yoga sessions help guests to find peace from within.

With three-nights to experience this inspiring location, guests are able to fully-immerse themselves in Amanjiwo’s sacred roots, continuing their journey through Java. Just two-kilometres away, the temple of Borobudur – a 9th-century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues – reveals ancient secrets, while trekking through the lush surrounding landscapes to local villages unearths an entirely new way of life. Throughout their time at Amanjiwo, each guest will receive daily breakfast and one special Amanjiwo experience. Choose from a traditional Makan Malam degustation dinner served in the grand colonial restaurant, a private Aman picnic on the banks of the Progo river or enjoy sunset martinis overlooking dramatic vistas of the Menorah Hills – an idyllic opportunity to reconnect with loved ones in this magical place.

On the final morning, wake early, taking in the colours of sunrise before a private transfer departs to Yogyakarta Tugu station. Spend the return trip to Jakarta reflecting on the discoveries made, cherishing memories of an exceptional Aman journey.

The Journey Through Java is available from 10-13 December and 24-27 December, continuing twice monthly on selected dates throughout 2021. The journey includes a luxury return train journey from Jakarta Gambir to Yogyakarta Tugu station inclusive of breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and alcoholic beverages alongside a three-night stay at Amanjiwo with daily breakfast, private return transfers and one culinary experience included.

Website: www.aman.com/resorts/amanjiwo

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Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private home. The first, Amanpuri (place of peace) in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept and, since then, Aman has grown to encompass 33 exquisitely serene hotels and resorts in 20 destinations across the world, with a further eight under construction. The next Aman to open will be Aman New York. The introduction of Aman Skincare in 2018 and SVA in 2020 has continued the holistic journey beyond the perimeters of Aman’s havens. Offering a soothing journey to a place of beautifully scented repose and respite, Aman Skincare represents the spirit of Aman in a bottle. Meanwhile, SVA’s range of all-natural food supplements allow Aman guests to maintain optimum health, supporting one’s wellness journey from the comfort of their own home.

In 2020, Aman welcomed a new hotel brand, Janu – meaning ‘soul’ in Sanskrit. Janu offers a unique take on hospitality where genuine human interaction, playful expression and social wellness are at the core of the experience. Janu aims to bring balance to the head and heart and rekindle the soul. Janu launches with three forthcoming hotels which are already under construction: Montenegro (2022), Al Ula in Saudi Arabia (2022) and Tokyo (2022), as well as a robust pipeline of future hotels. Janu Montenegro will be the first hotel to incorporate the brands serviced residence concept, enabling guests to wholly embrace the Janu lifestyle.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL GROUP INVITES GUESTS TO TRAVEL AGAIN WITHIN HONG KONG – SINGAPORE TRAVEL BUBBLE

Hong Kong, 19 November 2020 – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group gets ready to satisfy travellers’ wanderlust with the travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore officially set to begin on 22 November 2020. To celebrate, the group’s three luxury properties across the two Asian hubs are offering an array of enticing packages and privileges for travellers to rediscover the urban destinations.

In Hong Kong, the iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong are tempting guests with the “One More Night” offer. Encouraging travellers to take their time and get reacquainted with the dynamic city, the hotels will offer a complimentary night when guests stay for two night at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong or three nights at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. Fans of M.O., members of the Group’s guest recognition programme, will enjoy additional benefits, such as daily breakfast, a choice of either a dining or spa credit and more.

On the other side of the bubble, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore invites guests from Hong Kong for a warm holiday vacation. Particularly curated for families, the hotel introduces the “Kids Stay Free, Fun For Whole Family” package that includes a three-hour Nerf Xperience or Family Activity Session at Kiztopia for two parents and two children per stay. To appeal to couples and friends who are eager to discover the Lion City from a new perspective, the hotel’s “Relax and Ride” package will present a sensational ride on vintage Vespa sidecars for two to explore famed Marina Bay.

Renowned as a treasured gastronomic destination in the Lion City, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore is generously including a complimentary Italian signature cocktail and poolside Italian snacks in its “Italian Summer” package, which also gives guests SGD 75 dining credits at Dolce Vita and a 15% dining benefit at Dolce Vita and [email protected]

“Travel has been disrupted for nearly a year, but we strongly believe the desire for destination discovery has never ceased,” said Pierre Barthes, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Area Vice-President, “Lifting mandatory quarantine between the two Asian hubs is an encouraging step for travellers and is undoubtedly a positive early sign of tourism recovery in Asia. At Mandarin Oriental hotels, guests are assured a safe experience with the ultimate in comfort and our legendary services at all times. Whenever you are ready to travel again, we are ready to host you.”

To ensure the safety and health of guests and colleagues, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has put in place their “We Care” Health and Safety Programme with enhanced standards of health practices and precautionary measures in all properties around the world. Each property remains alert to local advice from health experts and government authorities, adopting best practices accordingly.

All packages available at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Mandarin Oriental, Singapore are subject to availability and local government and immigration guidelines. Terms and conditions apply.

Keeping in mind guests’ need for flexibility in planning future travel, Mandarin Oriental has fully flexible cancellation policies in place for new reservations.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 33 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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Bangkok, November 2020: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas welcomes several executive appointments across its portfolio luxury of properties in Asia and North Africa. As the tourism industry looks to a new chapter, Anantara warmly welcomes new faces to the group and facilitates opportunities in stunning destinations for seasoned Anantara team members.

Sarah Moya Joins Anantara Quy Nhon Villas as GM

Taking the helm at Anantara Quy Nhon Villas and sister property Avani Quy Nhon Resort, both in central Vietnam, is Sarah Moya, a well versed international hotelier with more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Sarah’s career started in her native Philippines where she climbed the sales and marketing ladder to lead teams for Hyatt both in Manila and then on to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Sarah’s journey continued at the Bill Bensley-designed Shinta Mani Luang Prabang hotel before joining Anantara in 2018 as General Manager of Anantara Angkor Resort in Cambodia. A passionate traveller with an affinity for mountainous regions, Moya considers her career an integral part of this passion. Among the finest beach resorts in Vietnam, surrounded by mountain on three sides and overlooking the Bay of Quy Nhon, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas offers beachfront basking and adventurous discoveries.

Pitak Norathepkitti is Appointed GM of Anantara Angkor Resort

Pitak “Chin” Norathepkitti, the Thai-born Master of Arts in Tourism alumnus and former university lecturer, joins Anantara Angkor Resort in Cambodia from Sofitel Luang Prabang and 3 Nagas Luang Prabang, Laos, where he rose through the ranks to become Cluster General Manager. Prior to moving to Anantara Angkor, Chin held various executive management positions in sales and business development at some of the most famous and storied luxury hotels in his hometown of Bangkok. 

With a penchant for tourism education, Chin remains active as a part-time university lecturer and programme conductor. Anantara Angkor Resort is an all-suite hotel in Siem Reap, and the closest to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. Appealing to discerning travellers with a passion for true discovery, Anantara Angkor offers boutique luxury and a gateway into the heart of the ancient Khmer Empire.

Emanuel Grosch Newly Appointed GM of Anantara Lawana Samui Resort

Emanuel Grosch’s journey with Anantara began in 2019 as Resort Manager of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort in the Thai capital, before travelling south to the island haven of Anantara Bophut Samui Resort. Nestled on the quieter north end of Koh Samui’s most famous beach, Emanuel’s new role at Anantara Lawana Samui Resort will utilise his strong operations background and understanding of revenue management.

An international hospitality professional with 15 years’ experience in upscale and luxury hotels and resorts, Emanuel brings with him polished skills and know-how from some of the finest properties around the globe. Having learned the ropes under Capella Group, Emanuel possesses an energetic leadership style that focuses on achieving results, as well as encouraging creativity and vibrant engagement in the workplace.

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort Appoints Stephan Moonen as GM

Stephan Moonen will oversee the award-winning, flagship resort Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka in his appointment as General Manager. Stephan’s 15-year career commenced in food and beverage in his native country, the Netherlands, and has since seen him take on leadership roles for global brands in rooms and food & beverage, gaining experience in Europe, China and the Middle East.

Located on the country’s southern coastline, Stephan joins Anantara Tangalle after a 10-year journey with Marriott Hotels in the United Kingdom. Stephan’s new appointment will help ensure the resort continues to provide travellers with extraordinary, authentic and indigenous experiences, allowing them to immerse in Sri Lanka’s rich culture, heritage and natural beauty.

Jesus Juan Arnedo Welcomed as GM at Anantara Tozeur Sahara Resort & Villas

With an extensive international career spanning almost 30 years, Jesus Juan Arnedo boasts an all-encompassing knowledge of central service commercial launchings and hotel openings. Since joining NH Hotel Group in 2012, Jesus has spent time as Cluster General Manager and Regional Operations Manager for numerous properties across Spain, Mexico and Cuba and is adept at implementing the highest standards for discerning guests and inspiring enthusiasm among his team.

As the recently appointed General Manager of Anantara Sahara Tozeur Resort & Villas, Jesus will be a committed ambassador for the Anantara brand, the property and the unique destination of Tozeur itself. Situated at the edge of the Sahara Desert in the southwest of Tunisia, the resort offers a gateway to ancient cultural and desert wonders from an exquisite setting influenced by its Arabian and North African surroundings.

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning hotels and resorts located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit www.anantara.com.

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Sustainability is the new luxury at Alila Villas Uluwatu 1

From the very moment of its inception, Alila Villas Uluwatu was destined to be a model of sustainable design and responsible tourism. Over the years, the EarthCheck Platinum-certified resort’s commitment to sustainability has only strengthened as it inspires a new generation of conscious travellers to not only stay but also grow their awareness and make a positive impact.

“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and for us it is the new luxury,” says General Manager Hemal Jain. “We feel that the modern-day luxury traveller is looking for sustainability in travel and to contribute in some form or the other to the environment and the community.”

Sustainability is all around for guests to appreciate in the resort’s stunning design, which blends naturally with Uluwatu’s dry savannah environment. Interiors seamlessly flow from inside to outside, maximising natural ventilation and views of the Indian Ocean. Lava rocks, which occur naturally in Uluwatu, serve as natural insulation for the buildings and, by absorbing the Bali heat, keep air-conditioning energy consumption to a minimum. The area’s natural ecosystem has also been preserved by incorporating local plants raised in an on-site nursery, encouraging local bird and animal life.

Alila Villas Uluwatu is constantly looking at ways in which to minimise its environmental footprint and believes that small steps can have a big impact. Here, guests quench their thirst with drinking water that is purified and stored in reusable glass bottles at an on-site water bottling plant – an initiative that has helped significantly reduce plastic waste.

Alila Villas Uluwatu is also Bali’s pioneer in substituting plastic-based amenities with biodegradable and compostable options, such as bamboo straws and dental kits – small changes that embrace sustainability without compromising luxury or quality.

Guests can also learn about the resort’s Sustainability Lab, the heart of its zero-waste policy, which enables it to make zero contribution to the waste situation on the island. At this on-site laboratory, all waste streams are transformed into higher value products and services through a series of simple yet proven mechanical and biological engineering systems.

For instance, glass is recycled and organic waste is turned into compost for use in the organic garden, where it enriches the soil and helps to produce fresh ingredients for the resort’s kitchens. In the garden, guests can join the in-house chefs to experience the garden-to-table journey while learning traditional recipes.

Beyond its green initiatives, Alila Villas Uluwatu is invested in the development of the local community, supporting worthy foundations and encouraging travel with purpose through its Gift to Empower offer.

Gift to Empower

Conscious travellers are invited to discover the beauty of Bali while enjoying a meaningful and memorable opportunity to connect with and support the local community.

In the spirit of giving back, 5% of guests’ villa rate per night will be gifted to R.O.L.E. Foundation, the resort’s non-profit partner working to break the poverty cycle by empowering women with skills training and business education. This special Gift to Empower offer includes daily breakfast and one three-course dinner for two persons, and a visit to the foundation on a heartwarming journey into the community.

For further information and reservations, please email us at [email protected]

About Alila

The hallmark of Alila hotels is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments. To stay at any Alila hotels and resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the flavors of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila. For more information visit, alilahotels.com, follow us on Instagram @AlilaHotels or like us on Facebook

KOH SAMUI, Thailand (Oct. 19, 2020) – Luxury beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui has introduced packages designed to reconnect loved ones and foster quality family time, combining a getaway in a remarkable “Family Suite” with a host of recreational, culinary and wellness experiences for all ages.

The “Family Escape” and “Family Fun and Wellbeing” packages are on offer at the resort’s 105sqm Family Suites that each feature a master bedroom and double sofa bed for two children, large living area and private balcony overlooking a 1600sqm lagoon pool that meanders through the resort’s lush grounds like a river, as well as games including Jenga, Othello, Rubik, tic-tac-toe and dominos. 

In addition to a stay for two adults and two children in a Family Suite, the Family Escape package also includes an educational workshop that instructs the kids on how to create traditional Batik textile art at the resort’s two-story Kid’s Club called “Kidsdom”, housed in a refurbished teak wood merchant vessel situated adjacent to an outdoor playground and mini waterpark. 

Priced at THB 4800 (USD 154) nett per room per night for a minimum of two nights, Family Escape also includes free daily ice-cream for the kids, a 20 percent discount on food and beverage at the resort’s dining outlets including Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar with a terrace overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, and 50 percent off the price of all treatments at YHI Spa.

As part of the long stay Family Fun and Wellbeing package that also includes a stay for two adults and two children in a Family Suite and a round-trip airport transfer from Samui International Airport, the parents are treated to a wellness consultation at YHI Spa, 90-minute firm healing massage, facials, reiki and meditation. An “Edutainment” program at the Kid’s Club — jam-packed with activities ranging from active pursuits such as ‘Animal yoga’ and ‘Splash dance’ to creative workshops including ‘Coconut leaf creation’ and ‘Painting with nature’ — is complimentary for the kids.

Priced at THB 29,999 (USD 966) nett for seven nights, making for a 40 percent discount on room rates, Family Fun and Wellbeing also comprises a daily food and beverage credit of THB 500 (USD 16), ice-cream for the kids, cotton candy each afternoon, and a 20 percent discount on food and beverage at the resort’s dining outlets.

A further five percent discount is applied to the Family Fun and Wellbeing package for bookings of at least 14 nights, with a further 10 percent discount applicable for bookings for 30 nights or more.

“Inspired by the simple yet all-too-important need to escape from the hassle of daily life, particularly amid what has been a very challenging year due to the global pandemic, we wanted to introduce experiences that focus on the fact that family is everything,” said the resort’s general manager Ernesto Osuna.

Other world-class facilities at Meliá Koh Samui include a two-level infinity pool with in-water sun lounges and sunken seating areas, a swim-up bar, an executive lounge, KoKo Kitchen, a fitness centre, and ballroom and conference facilities.  The resort offers complimentary use of foam floats for the lagoon and infinity pools.

The family-orientated packages are available until December 23 this year. To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a booking, please call +6677 938 899 or email [email protected]

‘Family Escape’ and ‘Family Fun and Wellbeing’ are offered for a minimum of two nights and seven nights respectively. A roundtrip airport transfer is included for Family Escape bookings of three nights or more. Please note both packages include a free upgrade to the Family Suite from the Premium Pool Access Room. There is scope to include a third child in both packages for an additional cost.

About Meliá Hotels & Resorts

Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalised services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity. Follow Meliá Hotels & Resorts on Twitter @MeliaHtlResorts, Facebook @Melia.Hotels and Instagram @meliahtlresortswww.melia.com.

About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 390 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The Company is the global leader in resort hotels, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in the world in 2019, according to SAM, the sustainable investment company. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index and it is the Spanish hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking).  Follow Meliá Hotels International on Weibo @MeliaHotelslnt , WeChat official account @MeliaHotelslnt, Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt , Facebook meliahotelsinternational  and official website www.melia.com.

About Asset World Corporation

Asset World Corp Public Company Limited (“AWC”) is Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group under TCC Group, with a sustainable diversified development pipeline for future growth as well as the potential for long-term capital appreciation. AWC’s business operations are organized into two principal segments: (i) Hospitality, comprising hotels managed and operated by the world’s leading hotel chains (ii) Retail and Commercial Building, comprising Retail and Wholesale group which includes world-class tourist lifestyle destination, community shopping mall, community market and wholesale space, with such well-known projects as Asiatique the Riverfront, Gateway at Bangsue, Pantip Plaza Pratunam and Tawanna Bangkapi; and Office Building group with prominent projects located in highly sought-after, central business district in Bangkok like Empire Tower, Athenee Tower, etc. Recently on October 10, 2019, Asset World Corporation succeeded in listing the company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in the real estate and construction industry under the property development category. AWC’s market capitalization was highest in the history of the SET (According to Bloomberg Database).

New Resort Launches Getaways Designed to Strengthen Family Bonds

Overlooking secluded Choeng Mon Beach on the north-eastern tip of Thailand’s Koh Samui island, Meliá Koh Samui has introduced packages designed to reconnect loved ones and foster quality family time.

The “Family Escape” and “Family Fun and Wellbeing” packages combine a getaway in a remarkable “Family Suite” with a host of recreational, culinary and wellness experiences for all ages.

The resort’s two-story Kid’s Club called “Kidsdom” is housed in a refurbished teak wood merchant vessel situated adjacent to an outdoor playground and mini waterpark




KOH SAMUI, Thailand (Oct. 19, 2020) – Luxury beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui has introduced packages designed to reconnect loved ones and foster quality family time, combining a getaway in a remarkable “Family Suite” with a host of recreational, culinary and wellness experiences for all ages.

The “Family Escape” and “Family Fun and Wellbeing” packages are on offer at the resort’s 105sqm Family Suites that each feature a master bedroom and double sofa bed for two children, large living area and private balcony overlooking a 1600sqm lagoon pool that meanders through the resort’s lush grounds like a river, as well as games including Jenga, Othello, Rubik, tic-tac-toe and dominos.

In addition to a stay for two adults and two children in a Family Suite, the Family Escape package also includes an educational workshop that instructs the kids on how to create traditional Batik textile art at the resort’s two-story Kid’s Club called “Kidsdom”, housed in a refurbished teak wood merchant vessel situated adjacent to an outdoor playground and mini waterpark.

Priced at THB 4800 (USD 154) nett per room per night for a minimum of two nights, Family Escape also includes free daily ice-cream for the kids, a 20 percent discount on food and beverage at the resort’s dining outlets including Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar with a terrace overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, and 50 percent off the price of all treatments at YHI Spa.

As part of the long stay Family Fun and Wellbeing package that also includes a stay for two adults and two children in a Family Suite and a round-trip airport transfer from Samui International Airport, the parents are treated to a wellness consultation at YHI Spa, 90-minute firm healing massage, facials, reiki and meditation. An “Edutainment” program at the Kid’s Club — jam-packed with activities ranging from active pursuits such as ‘Animal yoga’ and ‘Splash dance’ to creative workshops including ‘Coconut leaf creation’ and ‘Painting with nature’ — is complimentary for the kids.

Priced at THB 29,999 (USD 966) nett for seven nights, making for a 40 percent discount on room rates, Family Fun and Wellbeing also comprises a daily food and beverage credit of THB 500 (USD 16), ice-cream for the kids, cotton candy each afternoon, and a 20 percent discount on food and beverage at the resort’s dining outlets.

A further five percent discount is applied to the Family Fun and Wellbeing package for bookings of at least 14 nights, with a further 10 percent discount applicable for bookings for 30 nights or more.

“Inspired by the simple yet all-too-important need to escape from the hassle of daily life, particularly amid what has been a very challenging year due to the global pandemic, we wanted to introduce experiences that focus on the fact that family is everything,” said the resort’s general manager Ernesto Osuna.

Other world-class facilities at Meliá Koh Samui include a two-level infinity pool with in-water sun lounges and sunken seating areas, a swim-up bar, an executive lounge, KoKo Kitchen, a fitness centre, and ballroom and conference facilities. The resort offers complimentary use of foam floats for the lagoon and infinity pools.

The family-orientated packages are available until December 23 this year. 
To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a booking, please call +6677 938 899 
or email r[email protected]

‘Family Escape’ and ‘Family Fun and Wellbeing’ are offered for a minimum of two nights and seven nights respectively. A roundtrip airport transfer is included for Family Escape bookings of three nights or more. Please note both packages include a free upgrade to the Family Suite from the Premium Pool Access Room. There is scope to include a third child in both packages for an additional cost.

About Meliá Hotels & Resorts

Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalised services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity. Follow Meliá Hotels & Resorts on Twitter @MeliaHtlResorts, Facebook @Melia.Hotels and Instagram @meliahtlresorts. www.melia.com.

About Meliá Hotels International

Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 390 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The Company is the global leader in resort hotels, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in the world in 2019, according to SAM, the sustainable investment company. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index and it is the Spanish hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking). Follow Meliá Hotels International on Weibo @MeliaHotelslnt , WeChat official account @MeliaHotelslnt, Twitter @MeliaHotelsInt , Facebook meliahotelsinternational and official website www.melia.com.

About Asset World Corporation

Asset World Corp Public Company Limited (“AWC”) is Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group under TCC Group, with a sustainable diversified development pipeline for future growth as well as the potential for long-term capital appreciation. AWC’s business operations are organized into two principal segments: (i) Hospitality, comprising hotels managed and operated by the world’s leading hotel chains (ii) Retail and Commercial Building, comprising Retail and Wholesale group which includes world-class tourist lifestyle destination, community shopping mall, community market and wholesale space, with such well-known projects as Asiatique the Riverfront, Gateway at Bangsue, Pantip Plaza Pratunam and Tawanna Bangkapi; and Office Building group with prominent projects located in highly sought-after, central business district in Bangkok like Empire Tower, Athenee Tower, etc. Recently on October 10, 2019, Asset World Corporation succeeded in listing the company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in the real estate and construction industry under the property development category. AWC’s market capitalization was highest in the history of the SET (According to Bloomberg Database).

Overlooking secluded Choeng Mon Beach on the north-eastern tip of Thailand’s Koh Samui island, Meliá Koh Samui has introduced packages designed to reconnect loved ones and foster quality family time.

The “Family Escape” and “Family Fun and Wellbeing” packages combine a getaway in a remarkable “Family Suite” with a host of recreational, culinary and wellness experiences for all ages.

The resort’s two-story Kid’s Club called “Kidsdom” is housed in a refurbished teak wood merchant vessel situated adjacent to an outdoor playground and mini waterpark


MANDARIN ORIENTAL, TAIPEI REOPENS ROOMS FROM 1 DECEMBER 2020

Hong Kong, 9 November 2020 — Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has announced that it will resume rooms operations, welcoming guests back from 1 December 2020.

Ideally located in the heart of the city, its luxurious rooms and suites are the most spacious in the city. The hotel has received numerous accolades since opening in 2014, including ‘five-stars’ from the Forbes Travel Guide and listings in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Top 20 Hotels in Asia.’

The ultimate urban retreat, this hotel also offers refined Chinese cuisine at Michelin starred Ya Ge, Italian delicacies at Michelin recommended Bencotto, cocktail favourites at M.O. Bar and a plethora of wellness experiences at The Spa. The popular Jade Lounge will also reopen on 2 December, famed for its afternoon tea and selection of fine European and Chinese teas.

A limited time offer exclusively for Taiwan residents is priced at TWD 8,888 per room, per night for select dates until 31 January 2021, when booked between 6 November and 20 November 2020. This includes:

  • Breakfast for two adults
  • 7-course set dinner for two at Ya Ge (valued at TWD 6,336)
  • 30% off spa treatments
  • One-time complimentary minibar per stay

The ‘FANtastic Getaway package is the ultimate staycation and is priced from TWD 9,800 per room, per night and includes:

  • A TWD 3,000 dining credit per room, per stay
  • Breakfast for two adults
  • One-time complimentary minibar per stay

Room rates are subject to 10% service charge and 5% tax, and terms and conditions apply. For further information and reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/taipei/. Additional benefits are available when guests join or log in to Fans of M.O.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL

About Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, with a prime location in the city’s most established business district, is poised to deliver a new era of luxury hospitality. The hotel’s 303 comfortable and luxurious rooms and suites, are elegantly designed with classic inspiration and contemporary touches, and are the most spacious in the city. Six restaurants and bars will showcase innovative and superlative cuisine, while the spacious spa will introduce the Group’s awarding-winning spa concepts together with holistic signature treatments and a range of wellness programmes. In addition, the diverse meeting and event spaces, including a spectacular wedding chapel, will bring a level of sophistication and elegance to any occasion.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 33 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.




Hong Kong, 9 November 2020 — Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has announced that it will resume rooms operations, welcoming guests back from 1 December 2020.

Ideally located in the heart of the city, its luxurious rooms and suites are the most spacious in the city. The hotel has received numerous accolades since opening in 2014, including ‘five-stars’ from the Forbes Travel Guide and listings in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Top 20 Hotels in Asia.’

The ultimate urban retreat, this hotel also offers refined Chinese cuisine at Michelin starred Ya Ge, Italian delicacies at Michelin recommended Bencotto, cocktail favourites at M.O. Bar and a plethora of wellness experiences at The Spa. The popular Jade Lounge will also reopen on 2 December, famed for its afternoon tea and selection of fine European and Chinese teas.

A limited time offer exclusively for Taiwan residents is priced at TWD 8,888 per room, per night for select dates until 31 January 2021, when booked between 6 November and 20 November 2020. This includes:Breakfast for two adults
7-course set dinner for two at Ya Ge (valued at TWD 6,336)
30% off spa treatments
One-time complimentary minibar per stay

The ‘FANtastic Getaway’ package is the ultimate staycation and is priced from TWD 9,800 per room, per night and includes:A TWD 3,000 dining credit per room, per stay
Breakfast for two adults
One-time complimentary minibar per stay

Room rates are subject to 10% service charge and 5% tax, and terms and conditions apply. For further information and reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/taipei/. Additional benefits are available when guests join or log in to Fans of M.O.

About Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, with a prime location in the city’s most established business district, is poised to deliver a new era of luxury hospitality. The hotel’s 303 comfortable and luxurious rooms and suites, are elegantly designed with classic inspiration and contemporary touches, and are the most spacious in the city. Six restaurants and bars will showcase innovative and superlative cuisine, while the spacious spa will introduce the Group’s awarding-winning spa concepts together with holistic signature treatments and a range of wellness programmes. In addition, the diverse meeting and event spaces, including a spectacular wedding chapel, will bring a level of sophistication and elegance to any occasion.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 33 hotels and seven residences in 23 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.


Experience a new side to Uluwatu with Karma Beach Bali this summer

A bounty of new specials await guests at the luxury escape on the Bukit Peninsula.


Immerse yourself in a summer to remember courtesy of Karma Beach Bali. The acclaimed Bukit Peninsula resident has welcomed a bounty of promotional treasures to treat its incoming guests.

Begin your day with a breakfast seaside, with Karma Beach now serving morning meals on the sand. Enjoy a specialty breakfast dish, like the decadent Croissant French Toast or healthy Vegetarian Omelettes. Each comes accompanied by sliced tropical fruit, traditional favourite jamu, a freshly squeezed juice and a coffee for just IDR 250k.

Edible offerings don’t end there – salute the sunset at the day’s end with a glass in hand courtesy of the Golden Hour special. From 5.30-6.30pm daily, Karma Beach Bali will be treating guests to a series of drinks specials, including Sangria and Mojito Cocktail Jugs for 440K++.

On Sundays the attention turns instead to live music. Savage Sundays has just been introduced, hosting a rotating collection of international and resident DJ talent. Dance the weekend away, stopping to enjoy the fusion of local and international cuisine on offer, and the bonfire at sunset. Savage Sundays will take place from 11.00am until late, with Happy Hour held from 2.00-4.00pm. There are a number of Gold, Silver, and Family packages available, with reservations available via [email protected]


Or keep things more casual with Movie Night. Taking place every Monday eve, this is a chance to enjoy a film with your loved ones (children included) from the comfort of the sand. Movies are screened from 6.45pm with table reservations available on request.Discover more about the promotional specials available at Karma Beach Bali online.

BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP

Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. John has been honored by being awarded the Edward P. Bass Honorary Fellowship at Yale in the Fall Semester of 2019 in the School of Architecture, marking the first time Yale has extended this to the same person more than once. He has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne.

Karma Group comprises Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa, Karma Boutique, and Karma Kasa. Karma Group is currently operating 33 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus, and Bulgaria. In 2016, Karma Group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club, now with over 85,000 members. In 2017, Karma Group were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market.

www.karmagroup.com


Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
– Yoga on the Mountain

Bangkok, November 2020: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas have been recognised in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence and Luxury Spa Awards of Excellence with three prestigious accolades.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, the flagship property in Thailand’s capital, was awarded Best Service and Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara in Qatar was presented Best for Families. In the annual Luxury Spa Awards of Excellence Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman was named in the top spot for Best Wellness Programme.

Created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across Соndé Nаѕt Јоhаnѕеnѕ’ collection of recommended spas, hotels and resorts worldwide, the annual Awards of Excellence and Luxury Spa Awards of Excellence are based on responses from online voting, guest feedback, and local expert reports drawn from the hotels featured on the Соndé Nаѕt Јоhаnѕеnѕ website and spa guides.

Two further Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas were shortlisted for the Соndé Nаѕt Јоhаnѕеnѕ Luxury Spa Awards of Excellence. In addition to the final winners, Anantara Spa at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara was nominated for Best Treatment Menu, and Anantara Spa at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace was shortlisted for Best Immersive Experience.

Michael Marshall, Chief Commercial Officer at Minor Hotels, Anantara’s parent company, said, “The recognition for Anantara properties across these prestigious awards is a delight to see. Despite a difficult year across the industry we are thrilled to receive this recognition of our commitment to deliver unrivalled experiences to Anantara guests around the world.”

Condé Nast Johansens, from the publishers of Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller, Tatler, GQ and Vanity Fair, is the premier reference guide for independent travellers. With a readership of 6.4 million, the guide now totals 27,500 distributions worldwide. Throughout the years, the Condé Nast Johansens Awards of Excellence have been a trusted mark of quality recognised by seasoned travellers and professionals alike.

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning hotels and resorts located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit www.anantara.com.

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/anantara; Twitter and Instagram: @anantara_hotels

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JAKARTA, INDONESIA (6 NOVEMBER, 2020): An innovative holiday solution – which allows travellers to purchase into a holiday trust providing them with access to a variety of resorts for the next 20 years at today’s prices – has launched in Indonesia.

Innovative Holiday Club by Club Wyndham (“IHC”) is a holiday club that gives its members usage rights at thousands of properties around the world. Most properties are well located with extensive facilities including swimming pools, day spas, restaurants, bars and kids’ clubs, and offer various accommodation options including spacious apartments that feel like a home away from home.

“IHC is a holiday club with its own exclusive inventory and through agreements with other clubs and exchange partners, provides its members access to resorts across Asia, the South Pacific, North America, South America and Europe,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director, International Operations, Wyndham Vacation Clubs.

“Members have extensive options both at home and abroad – an essential feature in this time of unpredictable movement across borders. IHC is a holiday solution that allows members to secure their getaways for the next 20 years from a financial perspective and continues to give them the freedom to take holidays that will create a lifetime of memories.”

Members of IHC pay an upfront fee and gain usage rights at IHC resorts for 20 years and, as part of their membership currently, the ability to utilise other vacation clubs across the Wyndham Destinations network and more than 4,200 resorts through exchange partner RCI. Unlike most vacation clubs, members of IHC only pay annual levies when and if they holiday.

The assets of the club, which has a term of 20 years, are sold at the end of the club term and the net proceeds flow back to members.

“IHC provides a more secure way to holiday,” said Mr Robinson. “Members of this innovative club have already paid for their holidays and the product offers plenty of flexibility for global travel, which we find helps members look forward to their family holidays and prioritise them.

“Travelling with a global brand like Club Wyndham means that members can enjoy a consistently high standard of service, personalised experiences and incredible properties across the resort portfolio.”

Best practice cleaning procedures have also been implemented across the IHC resort portfolio in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This, combined with the added space typical at resort environments, means members can relax, feeling safe during holidays at IHC properties.

ENCHANTING FESTIVE WEEKEND SALE
THE LAGUNA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA, NUSA DUA, BALI

Bali, 29 October 2020 – Celebrate the festivities and collect treasured moments with your loved ones at The Laguna Resort & Spa. The resort provides a tranquil college of lush tropical gardens and seven glistening swimmable lagoons, combined with immersive local indigenous experiences during the most wonderful time of the year to have an unforgettable tropical festive getaway.

This upcoming season, The Laguna Resort & Spa invites you to join the Laguna Festive Weekend Sale, happening for three consecutive weekends, every Friday 6.00 PM WITA to Sunday, 6.00 PM WITA. From 6 November 2020 to 22 November 2020, receive up to 50% off festive sale from peak season rates with exclusive benefits and upgrades that varies on each weekend.

THE LAGUNA, A LUXURY COLLECTION - FESTIVE WEEKEND SALE

Laguna Festive Weekend Sale is valid for stay from 25 December 2020 until 2 January 2021.

  • Best festive season rate for Deluxe Garden View at IDR 1,400,000++ per night, inclusive of:
  • Daily breakfast for two persons
  • Daily Balinese oceanfront afternoon tea for two persons
  • 24-hour on-call butler service
  • For reservations, please contact the resort by email at [email protected], on +62 361 771 327 or book online here.


The Laguna Resort & Spa Commitment to Clean
Aligned with Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean, The Laguna Resort & Spa actively take hygiene and cleanliness standards very seriously, prioritizing the safety of our guests and associates. We have implemented elevated cleaning protocols throughout public spaces and guest rooms.

  • These include:
  • Disinfecting – Upon arrival, all arriving vehicles will be disinfected and guest luggage will be fully sanitized.
  • Enhanced Public Space Cleaning – We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection, especially in high-traffic areas like restrooms, elevators, and escalators and provided more hand sanitizing stations.
  • Social Distancing Practices – Signage is displayed throughout the hotel promoting physical distancing and encouraging guests to stand at least 2 meters apart.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Associates will wear PPE (Face Coverings, Gloves etc.) based on the activities they are performing.
  • Check-In – For guest convenience and to ensure social distancing, check in will take place in room
  • Guest Rooms – Every guest room is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each guest. We will continue to provide housekeeping services daily while you are away from the room. For your peace of mind, a sanitization kit including hand sanitizer bottle and disposable mask are also provided during your stay.
  • Temperature Screening – We will be temperature screening associates and vendors at entry points. For guests we will be temperature screening where required by law.
  • Learn more about The Laguna Resort & Spa Commitment to Cleanliness here

About The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Nestled on Bali’s most beautiful beach with infinite Indian Ocean views, the Laguna Resort & Spa boasts 287 guest rooms, suites and villas cradling the 5000 sqm world’s first swimmable lagoon. The resort’s unique Lagoon Access Rooms allow you to step from your private balcony directly into turqoise waters. Matchless 24 hour Butler service, complimentary Wi-Fi, brand new state of the art Lagoon Spa and Fitness Center carved underneath waterfalls, meeting room and wedding capacity up to 600 guests. The Laguna delivers the widest range of dining options from around the world: Banyubiru, pan-Asian and international cuisines, Arwana, beachfront unparalleled premium coastal cuisine with fresh, live seafood, oyster and sushi bars. Cornerstone, private wine room and Deli highlighting the sambal corner, homemade treats and daily specialties. Signature cocktails, wines, spirits, and light bites on offer throughout the resort- at our poolside KuKul Bar, Cascade Garden Lounge & Bar, and Sapphire Lagoon Bar. For more information, please visit www.thelagunabali.com

About The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts
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The Okura Prestige Tower main lobby

Two Okura Nikko Group Hotels Achieve Top 5 Rankings innCondé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards


The Okura Tokyo ranked 4th in Japan and The Kahala Hotel & Resort 5th in Hawaii The Okura Tokyo The Kahala Hotel Resort


TOKYO, JAPAN, October 29, 2020— Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., announced today that two of its group hotels achieved top-5 rankings in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Okura Tokyo was ranked 4th in the category
of hotels in Japan and The Kahala Hotel & Resort was ranked 5th in the category of hotels in Hawaii.

Night view from The Okura Heritage Wing


Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, an annual ranking of the world’s hotels, resorts and other travel destinations and facilities, constitute the longest running and most prestigious program recognizing excellence in the travel industry. This year, more than 700,000 readers from around the world submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe.


General Manager of The Okura Tokyo, Shinji Umehara, commented, “It is a great honor to have been so highly ranked in this prestigious international award program less than a year after reopening. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all those who supported our hotel during its four years of rebuilding and who looked forward so much to its re-opening.

The world finds itself in a very difficult situation right now, but we are looking forward to the post-COVID era and the return of overseas visitors to Japan. In order to welcome guests once again from around the world, we will do our best as one of Japan’s leading hotels to provide Japanese-style omotenashi hospitality imbued with the spirit of “hospitality and harmony” that we have maintained since our establishment in 1962.”

Okura Nikko Hotels will continue to contribute to the promotion and development of the global travel industry at the hotels that featured in this year’s Condé Nast awards and at all of our other 76 group hotels in Japan and overseas.


The Okura Tokyo
The Okura Tokyo, the new flagship hotel of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd, opened its doors to the public in September 12, 2019 under the concept of tradition and innovation. Offering a unique and enchanting experience for its guests and visitors, the hotel is the highest-branded property of Hotel Okura group. It reprises the famed traditional Japanese beauty of the former Hotel Okura Tokyo, which opened its doors in 1962, as well as its cherished simplicity and elegance, to offer a new combination of “Traditional Luxury – The Okura Heritage” and “Contemporary Luxury – The Okura Prestige.” About half of the hotel grounds—1.3 hectares—is covered with lush gardens and greenery, allowing guests to view and enjoy the changing scenery during the four seasons. The Okura Museum of Art, Japan’s first privately operated art museum, is also located on the hotel grounds.
Address: Toranomon 2-10-4, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel::+81 (0)3 3582 0111
Website::theokuratokyo.jp/en


The Kahala Hotel & Resort
A coastal resort with a reputation for excellence in service and hospitality, The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers 338 beautifully appointed guest rooms. It is located just a 10 minute drive from Waikiki, yet provides guests with a peaceful and relaxing environment similar to that of the neighboring Hawaiian islands. Since its establishment in 1964, the hotel has become a popular venue for weddings and parties, becoming renowned as Hawaii’s premier social gathering place. Many royal family members, celebrities and repeat guests call The Kahala Hotel & Resort their home in Hawaii.
Address: 5000 Kahala Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816-5411, U.S.A.
Tel::+1 808 739 8888
Website: www.kahalaresort.com


About Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards
Condé Nast Traveler is a high quality travel magazine with a global reach, primarily in North America. Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards are the travel industry’s longest-running rankings, influencing travelers’ choices of their destinations. Awards are made on the basis of a number of categories, including hotels, resorts, spas, islands, airports, ski resorts and cruise lines. Dating from 1998, the awards were previously based on a survey of the magazine’s UK-based readers; since 2019, both US- and UK-based readers have been included in the survey.


About Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. and Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd.
Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., founded in 1958, opened its flagship Hotel Okura Tokyo in 1962 as a first-class hotel that quickly became renowned worldwide for its blending of traditional Japanese beauty with the very best in accommodation, cuisine and service. It closed its doors in August 2015, and after four years of rebuilding work reopened as The Okura Tokyo in September 2019. Hotel Okura has extensive expertise in the hospitality world, including asset ownership and hotel development, as well as hotel management, the restaurant business and chain operations through its subsidiaries and other group companies. The brand unites member hotels under its “Best Accommodation, Cuisine and Service” philosophy to ensure that all guests enjoy Okura’s signature hospitality, which combines Japanese attention to detail and Western functionality. Please visit www.okura.com


Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura, operates 78 properties (52 in Japan and 26 overseas) encompassing some 24,551 guest rooms (as of October 1, 2020) under three hotel groups: Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City. Please visit www.okura-nikko.com.