To allow you to experience the glamour of the slice of heaven from anywhere, Soneva Fushi, world-famous luxury eco-friendly resort in the Maldives, has recently launched its new Virtual Reality experience. Whether you own a VR headset or not, you can enjoy the stunning vistas and soul-soothing experiences the resort has to offer. The curated VR series lets you indulge in Soneva Fushi's unparalleled charms, focusing on a number of key areas, including the brand's story to becoming a world-leading destination; the new over-water Soneva Fushi Water Retreats; yachting with Soneva in Aqua across the pristine Indian Ocean from Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani; children's dream playground, The Den; the grand Famiy Villas featuring vast private spaces, private pool, gym, and more; as well as The Complete Resort Tour. To enjoy the VR travel, check out these links: Soneva Resort Tour The Den Soneva in Aqua Soneva Fushi Family Villas Soneva Fushi Water Retreats 25 Years of Soneva To find out more about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com
As travel restrictions across the globe are easing, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives has relaunched its Stowaway package to allow guests to plan a long-term stay in the tropical paradise for 14 or 28 magical nights. Whether you are planning a romantic escape, a family vacation, a group-of-friends getaway, or even a solo retreat, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives offers one-of-a-kind Maldivian affairs and carefree routines. You may indulge in curated cultural experiences, get yourself pumped with aquatic beauty, pamper your body and soul at a full-service spa, unwind in tranquility, or get social with like-minded people. At its 6 onsite outlets, farm-fresh locally sourced ingredients are turned into a mouth-watering array of local and global creations. The Stowaway package is priced from USD 3,600 for 14 nights or USD 6,000 for 28 nights. Available to book now until 30 April 2021 for stays between now and 22 December 2021. The package includes daily breakfast and 20% off food at the resort’s various dining options, from the bright and breezy dining room at KULA to the traditional Maldivian cuisine and hospitality found at GUDUGUDA. To reserve a room and learn more, visit www.standardhotels.com
In partnership with Singapore Tourism Board, Ascott has launched "Hey Explorer, Make Memories with Ascott in Singapore" promotion, offering guests who are Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) members a complimentary heritage walking tour experience with their stay at any of the nine participating properties in Singapore. Guests can choose from any of the three walking tours of the heritage districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Kampong Glam, and Little India. The tours will be conducted by award-winning tour operator, Monster Day Tours. Guests will visit key attractions while learning about the district’s heritage and culture, taking a deep dive into Singapore’s multi-racial history. Chinatown Heritage Walking Tour - Follow the footsteps of early immigrants in the historic district of Chinatown and learn more about how they live, play and braved obstacles to build a life here in Singapore. Rediscover Chinatown’s rich cultural heritage with a visit to famous temples, heritage shophouses and hidden streets. Kampong Glam Heritage Walking Tour - Explore the rich and colourful tapestry of Kampong Glam through a deeper understanding of the Malay culture and traditions. Relive history as we trace life back to the Kampung days and the transformation to modern living. Capture insta-worthy photos with iconic monuments such as Istana Kampong Gelam (former Malay palace in Singapore) and the Sultan Mosque. Little India Heritage Walking Tour - Go on a sense-awakening journey through colourful Little India. Visit traditional Indian shops, Indian temples, and off-the-beaten-track spots for a deeper exploration of a community that is brimming with cultural beauty and rich history. Learn about the use of “forgotten spaces” for arts & culture, and areas of this precinct. The complimentary heritage walking tour is available from now till 31 December 2021. To redeem the heritage walking tour voucher, guests can approach the front desk during their stay. The voucher is valid for one month after their stay with Ascott. Participating properties include the following approved to market and accept leisure bookings: Ascott Orchard Singapore, Ascott Raffles Pace Singapore, lyf Funan Singapore, and D’Hotel Singapore. For more information, please visit: www.the-ascott.com/en/offers/hey-explorer-make-memories-with-ascott.html.
A highly-anticipated Ritz Carlton Reserve, Higashiyama Niseko Village, is now ready to welcome guests to Japan's first-rate winter wonderland of Niseko in the country's northernmost island of Hokkaido, offering an exceptional escape for guests seeking personal and physical exploration. The resort, owned by YTL Hotels, is a stunning ski-in/ski-out property that interweaves the highest level of personalised service and care with the charm of Japan’s local history, culture and cuisine. Higashiyama Niseko Village is only the fifth Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world, and the very first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan. Higashiyama Niseko Village features 50 elegant guest rooms and suites appointed with refined amenities. A sense of cultivated beauty infuses all the spaces in the resort, with natural polished marble, fragrant cedarwood and flame brushed finished granite. Its culinary ethos focuses on the philosophy of “shun”, the celebration of seasonal produce harvested at its peak. Guests can expect delectable cuisine that mirrors the seasons with the finest locally sourced vegetables, prized cuts and seafood served at Yukibana, or quintessential dining experiences at Sushi Nagi that observes the omakase tradition of entrusting the “Itamae”, or head chef, with his delicate creations. Customised cocktails, single malts and local brews may be savoured by the fireplace at Ume Lounge, with an eclectic array of Izakaya-style dishes. Higashiyama Niseko Village is only the fifth Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world, and the very first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan. For more information and reservation enquiries, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/higashiyamanisekovillage or email email@example.com.
In southeastern Vietnam, Azerai Ke Ga Bay, an elegant and secluded oceanfront retreat, is now ready to welcome you to the days of serenity. Boasting elegance in the minimalist design, plus its precious surroundings like pristine ocean, Ke Ga island and soaring sand dunes, this is the place for the getaway of your dream. The 46-key resort, a combination of suites and private-pool suites, succeeds Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa on the same site following an extensive renovation, and is located 180 kilometres east of Ho Chi Minh City on a sweeping five-kilometer white sand beach overlooking the East Sea. Aside from the natural glamour of the setting, the Azerai Spa elevates the pleasure of staying here with 10 private treatment rooms and modern hydrotherapy facilities. The Terrace, The Dining Room and The Living Room provide a variety of dining and lounging options, including both indoor and outdoor settings with views of the beach and relaxed poolfront tables for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The culinary team crafts an array of local delicacies, with a focus on plentiful offerings from the sea. Azerai Ke Ga Bay marks the brand’s first beach resort, and follows Azerai La Residence, Hue, a historic city resort overlooking the Perfume River in Vietnam’s former imperial capital, and Azerai Can Tho, a peaceful retreat set on a lush islet in the Mekong Delta. Visit azerai.com/resorts/azerai-ke-ga-bay for more details.
The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives will be ready to welcome guests back to experience the unparalleled stay in a turquoise paradise from 5 December 2020 onwards with heartwarming safety measures. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a gorgeous getaway with your friends, or aquatic adventures, The Standard awaits with special reopening packages. With its 115 overwater and beach villas, you can just unwind at your beautiful room or enjoy vibrant activities such as dancing under the largest disco ball in the Maldives at the Beru Bar, moonlight movie screenings with cocktails on the beach, the acclaimed Standard Hollywood style pool and beach parties, and a lineup of festive Christmas and New Year’s workshops, celebrations and culinary delights. Travelers have been returning to the Maldives in steadily increasing numbers since mid-July due to its successful handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its remote location and strict health guidelines, set by the Maldivian Ministry of Health, have made it one of the safest remote areas of the world. The Maldives is currently open to visitors from all countries, and travelers will find their journey to be safe and comfortable. A Health Declaration Form must be filled out and submitted online 24 hours prior to their flight, and then visitors must present a negative PCR test issued within 96 hours prior to the departure from their original destination. As The Standard is a "one island, one resort" paradise – all guests will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine. Also, with "The Maldives Border Miles Program", the first loyalty program of its kind in the world, offers travelers discounts, privileges and other offers. To celebrate its reopening, The Standard offers stays at special rates starting at USD 350 per night and flexible worry-free bookings that allow cancellations up to 3 days prior to arrival with no cancellation fees, available for stays until 23 December 2022. Use our HAPPY HIDEAWAY promotion by booking 5 or more villas to enjoy rates at USD 250 per night. Stay for 14 nights at USD 3,000 or 28 nights at USD 5,000 with our STOWAWAY promotion, with an additional 25% discount on food & beverages. Book by 31 December 2020 for these rates at standardhotels.com
Buzzing among art aficionados all over the town, Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 (BAB 2020), the Thai capital long-awaited contemporary art festival has officially opened its curtain under the theme of "Escape Routes". This time around, the mixed-use real estate projects in the heart of the city, One Bangkok and The PARQ, will join in hosting the event by providing venues on their premises, including The Prelude, BAB Box and BAB Café at The PARQ, for the exhibitions of artworks by several acclaimed international artists. Bringing together a lineup of more than 200 contemporary pieces of art from 82 Thai and international artists, Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 will invite visitors to experience, discover and interpret highly emotive and meaningful pieces of art, which can open our eyes to solutions to global issues that affect societies, economies, politics and the environment. The forms of art displayed at Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 encompass a wide variety of mediums including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, installation artworks, videos, mixed media projects, and blueprints. The Prelude, BAB Box in One Bangkok and The PARQ are three of the venues for the Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 out of a total of 10 landmarks in the city. Some of the highlights on display in The Prelude, BAB Box and The PARQ that no art lover should miss are: The Prelude Dusit Thani Province 1 by Prateep Suthatongthai: This artwork investigates the history of Dusit Thani, a utopian city founded on the vision of King Rama VI. The artist explores the structural plan and meaning of the city, reconstructs its blueprints and recreates old photographs of the city through realistic painting techniques. BAB Box DO A TO MII Doll 1939, Doll 2020 by Lolay: This installation includes paintings and sculptures that embody the physical conditions of society, the community, the city, the country, and the world. The cyborg characters incarnate symptoms that people worldwide endure from the effects of catastrophes like epidemics, political strife and social conflicts. Martyrs: Earth, Wind, Fire, Air by Bill Viola: The video installation depicts four Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) and their capacity to endure pain and hardships in order to remain faithful to their values, beliefs, and principles. Devi/The River (After Aristide Maillol) by Thanet Awsinsiri: The artwork explores various contexts of the female body as the artist borrows ideas from a world-famous painting Gabrielle Estrées and One of Her Sisters and Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona, reinterpreting them in a way to offer viewers new sensations and perspectives. The PARQ A Child’s World in the Days of Adults by Narongyot Thongyu: Narongyot Thongyu is invested in “the truth to materials” and revealing their essence. The installation encourages viewers to compare reality with imagination. The artist uses the process of inventing toys as a way to return to his childhood memories. Tooth Clinic by Note Kritsada: Note Kritsada expands on his childhood visits to the dental clinic and takes viewers into a mutually shared experience to open up new perspectives. Rising by Marina Abramović: A VR artwork by Marina
The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts brands, part of Hilton's Luxury Group, recently won 31 awards at the 2020 World Travel Awards across various regional and country categories. Conrad Hotels & Resorts was crowned Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand for 2020, with 15 Conrad hotels clinching notable titles across multiple categories. The Waldorf Astoria brand in China and Thailand also received distinguished accolades. The iconic Waldorf Astoria Bangkok was crowned Asia’s Leading Luxury City Hotel 2020, while Waldorf Astoria Beijing took the top spot of China’s Leading Hotel 2020. The full list of top honours received by Hilton’s luxury portfolio in the World Travel Awards include: Regional Awards Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 2020: Conrad Hotels & Resorts Asia's Leading New Hotel 2020: Conrad Hangzhou, China Asia's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Bangkok, Thailand Asia's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020: Conrad Bangkok, Thailand Asia's Leading Honeymoon Resort 2020: Conrad Koh Samui, Thailand Asia's Leading Luxury City Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Thailand Country Awards China's Leading Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Beijing China's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu China's Leading New Hotel 2020: Conrad Hangzhou China's Leading Resort 2020: Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay China's Leading Beach Resort 2020: Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay China's Leading Family Resort 2020: Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay China's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Presidential Suite @ Conrad Beijing Beijing's Leading Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Beijing Beijing's Leading Hotel 2020: Conrad Beijing Beijing's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Beijing Shanghai's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai on the Bund Shanghai's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai on the Bund Guangdong's Leading Hotel 2020: Conrad Guangzhou Guangdong's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Presidential Suite @ Conrad Guangzhou Sichuan's Leading Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu Sichuan's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu Fujian's Leading Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Xiamen Hong Kong's Leading City Hotel 2020: Conrad Hong Kong Maharashtra's Leading Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Pune Japan's Leading City Hotel 2020: Conrad Osaka Japan's Leading Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Tokyo South Korea's Leading Hotel 2020: Conrad Seoul South Korea's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Penthouse Suite @ Conrad Seoul Philippines' Leading Conference Hotel 2020: Conrad Manila Singapore's Leading Conference Hotel 2020: Conrad Centennial Singapore For more information, please visit www.worldtravelawards.com
To reconnect with precious nature, to be surrounded by magical scenery, Aman invites you to unwind at 3 exquisite tented camps with every convenience at hand. Aman's "A Camp of Your Own" experience comes with offers that will enable a stay without constraints. AMAN-I-KHAS, INDIA (A Camp of Your Own is available until May 2021) Set on the threshold of Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas is a secluded wilderness camp in rural Rajasthan. Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy, the camp’s 10 Mughal-style tents provide airy living spaces, an expansive bedroom and a light-filled bathing area featuring a deep soaking bathtub and shower. The tent interiors comprise of fresh white linen, cotton drapes and oyster-grey cashmere throws, conjuring up zen-like sentiments of calm. Cuisine at Aman-i-Khas is influenced by its surroundings and utilises ingredients that have been harvested on nearby farms or sourced from one of the camp’s three organic gardens. The Spa Tent is centred around a bubbling fountain and houses two double treatment rooms offering an extensive menu of treatments rooted in the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient form of Indian medicinal healing. Until 31 May 2021, groups catching up with family and friends and desiring a private insight into the destination can now commandeer the camp as their own by booking the 10 tents on an exclusive basis via the new A Camp of Your Own experience. With nature serving as a base for finding balance and rekindling social bonds, guests are invited to enjoy undisturbed seclusion amongst loved ones. CAMP SARIKA, USA (A Camp of Your Own is available from April until October 2021) Newly debuted Camp Sarika by Amangiri is a luxury encampment surrounded by 600 acres of raw wilderness in the heart of the Utah desert. The camp is located a 30-minute hike, or five-minute drive from Amangiri and overlooks iconic flat-topped mesa rock formations. It is surrounded by five national parks, each offering unique and diverse scenery, as well as numerous national monuments. With just 10 tented-pavilions, the camp enables a unique back-to-nature experience for guests, with a main pavilion and restaurant, two spa suites, one main swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. Serving as a springboard for exploration of the area, the camp offers desert and mountain hiking with its own trail system, morning and afternoon wellness experiences, its own Via Ferrata route and horseback riding, as well as many other adventure activities. Guests are invited to enjoy a deeper immersion in Native American culture every evening, with storytelling and star gazing around the fire pit. Two spa suites at the camp offer relaxation and rejuvenation with an extensive menu of spa therapies inspired by traditional Navajo wellness practices. Yoga and guided meditation are available al fresco, allowing guests to reground themselves within the astounding natural beauty of the camp’s surroundings. Camp Sarika is now offering guests the opportunity to book the remote sanctuary exclusively throughout 2021 for up to 30 people. The ultimate group hideaway, A Camp of Your Own is available on select dates from April to October 2021, for stays of three nights, and enables