Legendary Raffles Service Comes to the Maldives

Raffles has announced the opening of the 38-villa resort in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll on 1 February 2019. This is AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.

A hidden gem with unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean, the resort is the perfect over-water escape offering two distinct experiences for those seeking a private get-away or simply to enjoy the natural pristine water surroundings.

Home to Beach Villas, Beach Residences and the Raffles Royal Residence, which opens in the second half of 2019, the luxurious property features a private pool, generous living spaces and lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower. A secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residenceslies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs which can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat.

In each of the terraces, guests can marvel at the marine life below through the glass flooring panels. There is an extraordinary display of natural beauty with white, powdery sand that frames sparkling clear waters. Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for the marine life including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish. For those that want to learn more about the underwater realm, the hotel’s resident marine biologist and team of marine butlers are on hand to personalise guest experiences that bring unique and beautiful insights of the underwater world. At night, the moon and stars reflect on the mirror-like ocean, creating an extraordinary spectacle.

“Boasting 1200 islands, Maldives is home to the best beaches in the world and now, with the opening of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, is also home to the best of luxury hospitality. We look forward to offering guests the most natural beauty set within an incredible resort that offers the finest luxury hotel experience and unrivalled service in the destination,” says Patrick Basset, AccorHotels’ CEO for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives.

Guests can relish a range of rich gastronomic delights served at the Thari all-day diner, Yuzu, Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant and The Firepit where guest can enjoy various flame-grilled chef specialty dishes under the stars. A selection of tapas and freshly-prepared sashimi, original cocktail concoctions, inspired by the national drinks of South America and Japan, can be experienced at the overwaterYapa Sunset Bar or simply explore a list of the world’s most prestigious Champagnes and wines at the popular Long Bar.

Set over the water, the award-winning Raffles Spa offers a private escape opening doors to discovery with authentic treatment expressions. Experience the Raffles Spa sensory journey with luxury facials by Biologique Recherche, a transformative body treatment using the purest extracts and essential oils by Aromatherapy Associates or indulge in first class manicure and pedicure concept from Magaret Dabbs London.

Recharge with an invigorating work-out at the over water fitness centre, a soothing seaside yoga session or choose from a selection of water sport activities to balance the physical and mental well-being.

Olivier Larcher, General Manager of Raffles Maldives said, “For couples looking for an unforgettable romantic hideaway, our exceptionally spacious villas and the discreet expertise of the Raffles butler service redefines the resort experience. From intimate dining with our private chef service to snorkeling and diving in the world’s most breath-taking coral reefs, we create a place where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds in a destination known for its stunning surroundings.”

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is located at the southern end of the Maldives archipelago, near the equator on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The resort is accessible by domestic flight, 55 minutes from Male International Airport followed by 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.

For more information, please visit www.rafflesmaldives.com/meradhoo. For reservations, email reservations.maldives@raffles.com or call +960 6828800.

The All-New Conrad Bangkok

Inspiring Design And Authentic Details

AN ELEVATED GUEST EXPERIENCE

Throughout the hotel, designer Ray Chuang of celebrated Cheng Chung Design has combined the elegance and warmth of teak, evoking Thailand’s local temples and traditional houses, with lighter oak, gold and brushed bronze to stunning effect. The towering pagoda is an iconic sight in the Thai capital and so as guests enter the spacious lobby they will be greeted by the elegant outline of a temple and pagoda seen from the Ratcha Woradit Royal Pier given a modern twist.

Our 391 beautifully appointed guest rooms, 20 suites and 56 twins, blend Thai décor, natural woods and sensuous silks. Contemporary luxury and innovative technology includes multi-use, desk-dining tables allowing rooms to function for both work and leisure, as do multiple universal adaptor connections. For the perfect night’s sleep, each guest room is equipped with our signature The Conrad Bed with USB ports placed on either side. Several rooms feature a full-sized convertible sofa bed.

The renovation also introduces two new room types Premium Room and Grand Premium Room. All rooms are equipped with intelligent technology, such as climate control based on external temperatures and the position of the sun. Carefully calibrated lighting designed by leading lighting consultants Tino Kwan ensures the appropriate light levels are preset for day and night, working and relaxing. Other features include:

Digital keys using the Hilton Honours app allow:

  • Hassle-free check-in
  • Personalisation of your stay before and after you arrive

 

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) delivers digital TV services such as:

  • Hotel directory
  • Room service menu
  • Streaming from your device

 

Deluxe Room – Decorated with local Thai accents, this room also features a stunning floor-to-ceiling glass wall separating the bedroom from the luxurious bathroom, with a shower and freestanding bathtub.

 

Suites & Deluxe Suites – Two-room suites offer separate living and bedroom spaces to create a home-from-home feeling. The stylish bathroom offers a view of the city from the lavish bathtub through a light-giving floor-to-ceiling window.

 

Terrace Suites – guests staying in this luxurious suite can enjoy panoramic views from a large private balcony with a flower-filled private garden, dining and seating area.

 

Presidential Suite – Treat yourself to this vast 32nd floor suite with stunning views of Bangkok from the separate living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedroom and entertainment room. Relax in the bathroom with a stand-alone whirlpool bathtub, steam shower and A/V system. Work in comfort at the desk with a comfortable Herman Miller office chair using our superfast Wi-Fi.

 

Accessible Rooms – The King Bed Mobility Accessible room is fully customized to meet the requirements of guests with disabilities. Luxuriously and contemporarily furnished, a floor-to-ceiling glass wall separates the bedroom and accessible bath.

 

Executive Lounge – Located on the 29th floor our cosy lounge is exclusively for guests staying on the Executive Floor and facilities include meeting rooms, afternoon tea and coffee, a complimentary hot breakfast and happy hour in the evenings.

 

AUTHENTIC DINING EXPERIENCES

Conrad Bangkok offers an exquisite array of dining choices. Liu, a neo-classic Chinese venue, blends the culture, traditions and cuisines of old China, while KiSara features authentic Japanese dishes with a sushi counter, sizzling Teppanyaki table and private tatami rooms. Café@2 now offers a three-course set menu including French foie gras, New Zealand salmon and Angus beef. Relax with a cocktail in the Diplomat Bar and enjoy a live jazz performance. Deli by Conrad is an informal space for breakfast and lunch and City Terrace, the hotel’s poolside restaurant, offers casual dining with a selection of light snacks and healthy options.

 

STAY & PLAY

Conrad Bangkok is surrounded by premier shopping malls and all the entertainment of the commercial district, accessible via our free shuttle service to the nearby BTS Skytrain. Perfect for family visits, the hotel’s “7th heaven” floor offers family-friendly facilities such as swimming pool and a playground equipped with a safety-floor. On-site health and fitness facilities include:

 

  • Seasons Spa, with 11 spa rooms
  • Two outdoor tennis courts
  • 24-hour Bodyworx gym
  • Rooftop running track

 

EXQUISITE EVENTS SPACES

With 22 meeting and conference rooms, Conrad Bangkok has become one of the most versatile and spacious venues in Bangkok with professional staff you can rely on. Multiple spaces include the grand 780 sq m (8,400 sq ft) Conrad Ballroom, which can host up to 60 tables for a Chinese dinner or 1,200 guests for a standing cocktail reception. State-of-the-art equipment and software includes 270 degree track on modular LED panels (39m x 5m) and acoustics designed by professional symphony and concert hall engineers ensuring perfect audibility, from speeches to performances. The pre-function Foyer is equipped with rigging and flexible illumination features making this space perfect for gala events, conferences and seminars.

 

New York & Beverly Hills Rooms – These flexible junior ballrooms measuring 256 sq m (2,750 sq ft) offer multiple projection options and complement the other event spaces.

 

London Room – The ideal wedding venue with a private entrance and dedicated function area, this versatile 141 sq m (1520 sq ft) space comes with our unique Bride Butler service to create your dream wedding. The hotel also offers three smaller function rooms for more intimate gatherings.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at one of the world’s most iconic hotels

One of the world’s most luxurious and iconic properties in the world – Burj Al Arab – has created an exclusive package for Chinese guests travelling to Dubai, to stay and experience one of the most extravagant and memorable experiences in the world over the Chinese New Year celebratory period.

Starting from HKD 19,951 (AED 9,350) per night (excluding taxes) for a stay from 4th – 11th February 2019, the package includes airport pick up in one of the hotel’s own Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, daily breakfast in either Junsui or Bab Al Yam, an Arabian-inspired camel ride around the iconic Burj Al Arab, as well as other cultural experiences throughout the hotel, a five course tasting menu at the critically acclaimed restaurant surrounding an aquarium, Al Mahara and various Chinese-inspired delicacies and keep sakes served to guests throughout their stay.

As well as the stay in the famed hotel itself, guests will be entertained by a Lion Dance, this year being created exclusively by La Perle, the unmissable show created and produced by Franko Dragone, an exclusive Fireworks show on The Terrace of the hotel and a dedicated sail projection, celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year with the entire world.

Guests that book to stay longer than three or four nights stay will also receive resort credit* to be used against the award-winning spa, dining or cabana experiences on The Terrace.

Burj Al Arab is an architectural marvel that has put Dubai on the world map. The sail-shaped hotel was designed to become an icon; a hotel that reflected the emirate’s past and its future, as well as its bold ambition to become one of the most culturally diverse and dynamic cities in the world.

The all-suite hotel not only challenges the norms of hotel design but has also redefined the meaning of luxury hospitality in both Dubai and around the world. It has become one of the world’s most photographed superstructures and is the jewel in Dubai’s crown.

*Resort credit, once per stay is as follows:

  • Three-night stay in a

One-Bedroom Suite: HKD 2,133 (AED 1000);
Two-Bedroom Suite: HKD 4,267 (AED 2000).

  • Four-night or more stay in a

One-Bedroom Suite: HKD 3,200 (AED 1500);
Two-Bedroom Suite: HKD 5,334 (AED 2500).

Anantara Hotels

Race the River to Victory – Anantara Hotels Announces a Week of Festivities for Thai National Elephant Day

Mark it in you diaries as a must see new annual event starting in 2019, Anantara Hotels and Resorts is launching a week-long festival to raise money for Thai National Elephant Day.
Kicking off on March 13, 2019 at Anantara Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand, guests can rub elbows with the gentle giants in their natural habitat, before joining in on the fun by the banks of the mighty Chaopraya River in Bangkok from the 15-17 March. The river festival promises to be a weekend of unique elephant boat races, where international teams participate in the age-old cultural tradition of dragon boat racing, paddling unique elephant themed and designed boats on the river.

On land there will be an action packed weekend with something to suit everyone. Including concerts, culture, food, educational elephant expos, family fun and parties and fireworks, all with the goal of celebrating elephants and fundraising for their conservation and welfare.

 

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Welcomes the Year of the Pig with a Series of Auspicious Experiences

Hotel Entertainment

With Chinese lanterns and fragrant flowers turning the lobby into one of the most picturesque places in town, the hotel will enhance the celebratory ambiance with a host of Chinese New Year festivities. The God of Wealth will make an appearance, sharing lucky Lai See packets with guests throughout the hotel. Celebrations continue with Chinese knots, dragon beard candies and flour dolls given as souvenirs to take home. Highlights of the fun-filled entertainment include a traditional lion dance performance and an eye-dotting ceremony that will create an experience to be remembered for years.

 

A Visit by the God of Wealth

Throughout the hotel

5 – 6 February 2019,

12pm to 2pm, 7pm to 9pm

 

The Traditional Lion Dance and

Eye-dotting Ceremony

Hotel lobby, 8 February 2019, 12pm

 

Chinese Knots

Hotel lobby

5 February 2019, 3pm to 5pm

 

Dragon Beard Candies

Hotel lobby

6 February 2019, 3pm to 5pm

 

Flour Dolls

Hotel lobby

7 February 2019, 3pm to 5pm

 

On 6 February 2019, the city commemorates Chinese New Year with an amazing fireworks display over Victoria Harbour where the best views can be seen from one of the hotel’s Harbour View Rooms and Suites, or dining at any of the hotel’s outstanding restaurants.

 

Luxury Breaks Room Package

Join the Fans of M.O. recognition programme and ring in Chinese New Year with the Luxury Breaks room package for a city getaway. Positioned in the heart of Hong Kong alongside the Central Harbourfront, guests will stay in supreme comfort with views of Victoria Harbour or the city’s skyline and be within walking distance to the finest shopping, entertainment, dining, cultural and historical landmarks. The package offer entitles guests to a daily dining or spa credit of HKD 500 per room or HKD 1,000 per suite. Fans of M.O. members can choose two additional privileges from the list of exclusive offers including:

  • Early check-in at 12 p.m.
  • Late check-out at 4 p.m.
  • Daily breakfast for two people at Café Causette or Clipper Lounge
  • An additional dining or spa credit of HKD 390 per stay
  • Upgrade room-to-room or suite-to-suite to the next category upon arrival
  • A special welcome amenity
  • Streaming WiFi internet access applicable up to six devices
  • A complimentary pressing service

Available throughout 2019 and for a minimum stay of two nights, the packages rate starts from HKD 4,000 per room per night and subject to a 10% service charge andupon availability.

Chinese New Year Celebratory Dining

Situated on the 25th floor of the hotel, two-Michelin-starred Pierre restaurant commemorates the holiday with a six-course dinner tasting menu on 6 February 2019. Guests will have fantastic views of the Chinese New Year fireworks display over Victoria Harbour, while dining on celebrity Chef Pierre Gagnaire’s tantalising menu priced at HKD 2,288* per person, inclusive of a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne. The à la carte menu will also be available.

The stunning Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Man Wah will delight guests with dim sum and Chinese New Year specialties prepared by Executive Chinese Chef Wing-Keung Wong and his team. A festive dim sum menu and a six-course lunch tasting menu, priced at HKD 788* per person, will be offered between 5 and 7 February 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A six-course celebratory dinner menu, priced at HKD 1,988* per person, will be available on the evening of 6 February 2019. Guests will have the city’s best viewpoints of the dazzling fireworks display to ring in the Chinese New Year. There is a minimum charge of the same value per person for guests who order from the à la carte menu.

For those who enjoy grill specialties, the much-loved Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar will serve its à la carte menu throughout Chinese New Year.

There is no better place for family get-togethers than Clipper Lounge this holiday. Available for brunch and dinner from 5 until 7 February 2019, the Chinese New Year-themed buffet will be priced at HKD 888* per adult and HKD 528* per child, with options of free-flow Moët & Chandon Brut champagne at an additional HKD 360* per person or free-flow non-alcoholic beverages at an additional HKD 128* per person. On 6 February 2019, there will be an additional cost of HKD 110* per adult for the dinner buffet.

The hotel’s popular family restaurant, Café Causette, will remain open throughout the week of Chinese New Year to offer diners an extensive à la carte menu with specialty dishes.

Perched on the 25th floor of the hotel, M bar is the ideal place to admire the fireworks over Victoria Harbour on 6 February 2019 while enjoying a creation from the “Journey to the West” cocktail menu.

Guests who prefer to celebrate at home can indulge in The Mandarin Cake Shop’s tempting range of festive delicacies and exclusive hampers that are also perfect for gift giving. Making it easier, orders can be done through the online website to be picked up or delivered anywhere in the city.

Festive Spa and Beauty Treatments

For the entire month of February 2019, look good and feel great by booking a holiday treatment at The Mandarin Spa, Salon or Barber.

  • Enjoy the Pure Indulgence package that offers couples any 90-minute treatment in one of two luxurious spa suites at The Mandarin Spa. It also includes a 30-minute relaxation time to enjoy the facilities within the suite, two glasses of champagne served with homemade chocolates and strawberries, as well as a keepsake to take home. The package is priced from HKD 2,075* per person.
  • Celebrate the season with a Glamorously Red Manicure and Pedicure at The Mandarin Salon. Sit back, relax and sip on a cocktail during the 45-minute manicure and 60-minute pedicure. The package is priced at HKD 910 per person, which includes a gift.
  • Look good by booking a Shampoo and Blow Dry and receive a complimentary 20-minute Hair and Scalp Treatment at The Mandarin Salon. Priced at HKD 680 per person.
  • Get pampered at The Mandarin Barber with a 60-minute Truefitt & Hill Facial for a refreshed look. Priced at HKD 1,000 per person, guests will receive a complimentary eye treatment and a special gift to take home.

 

Restaurant reservations can be reached at +852 2825 4000 or email mohkg-restaurants@mohg.com.

 

Please visit Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong for room reservations, call +852 2522 0111 or email mohkg-reservations@mohg.com.

 

The Mandarin Spa can be reached at +852 2825 4888 or email mohkg-spa@mohg.com.

 

The Mandarin Salon can be reached at +852 2825 4800 or email mohkg-salon@mohg.com.

 

The Mandarin Barber can be reached at +852 2825 4088 or email mohkg-barber@mohg.com.

 

THE ST. REGIS LANGKAWI

Now is a perfect time for the whole family to pack their bags, hop on a plane and embark on an exciting adventure to The St. Regis Langkawi, a destination renowned for its natural beauty and UNESCO Geopark status. The resort if the proud recipient of the Condé Nast 2017 Award for Excellence – Best for Families and with a myriad of cultural adventures to stimulate young minds and educational trips to learn about wildlife, flora and more, there is no better destination for families.

Langkawi, a kid-friendly destination

Escape to sunshine and fresh air on a lush, green tropical island, surrounded by the Andaman Sea and pristine virgin rainforest, where children will relish the various fun and educational activities Langkawi has to offer. Just a short drive from The St. Regis Langkawi, families can enjoy the Oriental Village, with its many family-oriented activities. Children can roll around in inflatable clear balls on the water, known as Zorbs, bumping, falling, laughing and bonding throughout the adventure, whilst zip lines invite the more adventurous to glide across the pond. Located within the Oriental Village is Malaysia’s largest 3D art museum featuring more than one hundred 3D paintings. Highly interactive, there are opportunities to pose with the incredible artworks and the children will have a ball.

The Langkawi SkyCab cable car, the steepest in the world, is an adventure not to be missed for the whole family. Families can choose a regular gondola, or for something a bit more daring, try the glass-bottom gondola, to best view the treetops and jungle far below. At 125 meters long, the Langkawi SkyBridge is the world’s longest curved bridge. It is located 660 metres above sea level, offering incredible, panoramic views and is accessed from the top station of the Langkawi SkyCab.

Animal lovers will enjoy the Bird Paradise Wildlife Park, complete with white peacocks, monkeys, rabbits, ostriches, porcupines and mouse deer; and a trip to Underwater World, including a 15-meter walkthrough aquarium tunnel. Langkawi is home to one of the best-preserved mangrove forests anywhere in the world and a visit would not be complete without a guided Mangrove Tour, where the family boards boats to see lush mangroves with their over-hanging Bogak Trees, wild monkeys, eagles, crabs and bat caves. For an educational and immensely fun experience, the Rice Paddy Tour located at Laman padi, near Gemalai Village allows the kids to get down and dirty whilst learning all about how rice is grown.

For an exhilarating, unforgettable experience, families can enjoy a unique bird’s-eye view of the picturesque Langkawi archipelago with the exclusive helicopter island tour, offered only at The St. Regis Langkawi. For families wanting to take a more serene approach to exploring, boats depart from the Yacht Club for fun-filled Island Hopping adventures.

Activities for luminaries of all ages at the resort

The St. Regis Langkawi offers many engaging activities and experiences tailored to younger guests and their families, giving travelers of all ages the opportunity to explore their destination and relax in style. Of course the luxury of having more time with your loved ones is of paramount importance and your personal butler will see to that with signature services such as packing or unpacking, drawing a bath and planning your itinerary.

Children’s amenities and facilities

Young globetrotters have much to look forward to upon their arrival and during their stay at The St. Regis Langkawi. Special amenities make younger guests feel particularly welcome, including delectable treats, a tipi-tent, age-appropriate welcome toys, child-sized robes and slippers, a children’s menu, child-sized cutlery and high stools in all of the resort’s restaurants, and a kids pool.

Recreational activities for younger guests

With captivating activities, the St. Regis Langkawi celebrates the art of play. Children can engage in a Batik Painting Workshop by the beach or release their inner gourmand with the Little Chefs Program, which includes hands-on lessons on ingredients, sanitation, organization and cooking techniques. Yogi Kids gives children the opportunity to explore and learn about their bodies in a safe and playful way, teaching better breathing techniques, flexibility and confidence. In the evenings, kids can enjoy story telling under the stars, watch movies or play traditional local games and board games.

Throughout a family’s stay, The St. Regis Langkawi can recommend and arrange a selection of recreational activities and enriching experiences, dining options, in-house nannies and childcare services as well as other conveniences for families and children of all ages. The St. Regis Langkawi also features a private beach for the perfect family-fun day, complete with our bespoke supplements of icy beverages, freshly cut local fruits, and sun care amenities.

A children’s wading pool adjacent to the hotel’s main swimming pool ensures an exuberant, fun-filled time for guests travelling to Langkawi with little ones in tow and there are many options for dining at the various restaurants with specialised children’s menus available.

Unique Suites for larger families
The St. Regis Langkawi has many accommodation options suited to families with family-centric spacious suites such as the 4-Bedroom Sunset Royal Over-water Villa, all of which are tastefully designed.

Family Package

The St. Regis Langkawi’s Family Traditions package includes suite accommodations, daily breakfasts for children and their parents, late check-out, and daily credit towards dining and spa services.

Applicable for St. Regis Suite category and above, the package includes:
· 50% off your second suite (discount is applied on lower priced suite if different category taken)
· Daily breakfast for two adults and two children under 12 years
· Complimentary dining from children’s menu for children under 12 years with purchase of an adult’s meal
· Welcome amenity for children
· In-room camping experience for children with their very own tent
· Little Chefs cooking class for children (once during the stay)
· Daily access to Kids Club
· 4:00 pm late check-out upon availability
· Rates starting from USD420 net per room per night.

For more information, please call +604 960 666 or visit www.stregislangkawi.com

Iconic Cambodian Shinta Mani Hotels Announce Rebranding

Iconic Cambodian Shinta Mani Hotels Announce Rebranding of Existing Hotels and Exciting Future Development Plans

With Acclaimed Designer Bill Bensley

Shinta Mani Hotels, Cambodia’s leading luxury boutique hotel group has embarked on an evolutionary journey that will rebrand its existing two properties, Shinta Mani Club and Shinta Mani Resort on 1 July. Development plans include two unique and exquisite new properties in collaboration with acclaimed designer and architect Bill Bensley, to open in late 2017 and mid 2018 respectively.

Rebranding

Shinta Mani Hotels will rebrand their two boutique properties in the historic town of Siem Reap on 1 July, in order to differentiate their deluxe 4 star and premium upscale boutique products. The adjacent properties are located in the leafy French Quarter of the city between the Royal Gardens and the vibrant Old Market area, just footsteps from the river and 15 minutes from the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Temples of Angkor Wat. Both hotels showcase acclaimed designer Bill Bensley’s magnificent designs.

Shinta Mani Resort Rebrands to Shinta Mani Shack – (62 rooms and 4 suites)

Following a short closure and refurbishment, the popular Shinta Mani Resort will reopen its doors as Shinta Mani Shack on 1 July, complete with a snazzy new entrance opposite the Royal Gardens. The courtyard style resort’s 62 rooms and 2 Junior Suites, showcase surprisingly different ‘Bensley twist’ design features and enjoy direct access or balcony views over the lush landscape and stunning swimming pool. The pool too has had a makeover and now features a dramatic Bensley design icon found throughout the hotel which has been reproduced in monochromatic black and white tiles to create a dramatic visual effect. Two brand new Executive Suites with full length balconies overlook the leafy streetscape. Interiors showcase a mirrored feature wall and custom designed iron bed, together with handpicked furniture and light fittings. Exclusive artworks were created by Bensley Design Studios Bangkok.

Shinta Mani Shack’s refurbishment highlights Bensley’s playful and whimsical notes with signature bright colours, bold accents, funky off-centre touches and a creative chic lifestyle ambiance with a modern vibe.

Shinta Mani Club Rebrands to Shinta Mani Angkor (39 rooms)

This upscale boutique property showcases 39 contemporary designed rooms and public spaces in a Khmer-inspired design and seduces with soft lighting, fragrant scents and modern Cambodian design. Guest rooms offer stylish accommodation with modern facilities, minimalist chic interiors and showcase exquisite inland ceiling artwork featuring the images of Angkor.

Guests are able to enjoy sumptuous cuisine at restaurants in both properties including the signature Kroya Restaurant (inspired by Shinta Mani’s heritage) with both indoor and hip outdoor oversize Bensley designed swing seating, serving international cuisine; Baitong Restaurant for all day dining, the iconic Bensley’s Bar for irresistible cocktails, the Pool Bar, The Steakhouse in Pub Street (managed by Shinta Mani) or room service in the comfort of their accommodation.

The Shinta Mani Spa offers a rejuvenating range of treatments based on traditional Khmer herbs and healing rituals to reduce stress and reset inner balance. Whether a traditional Khmer massage, an invigorating body treatment or soothing reflexology, the Shinta Mani Spa offers an indulgent oasis for guests to relax and rejuvenate.

Guests can also visit the non-profit Shinta Mani Foundation (SMF) located in the grounds of Shinta Mani Shack and participate in their CSR programmes. The Foundation has been internationally recognised for its programmes focusing on health, education and development for the less fortunate in the community. For more information, please visit www.shintamanifoundation.org

 Development

Shinta Mani Hotels have announced an exciting new collaboration with acclaimed designer and architect Bill Bensley to launch ‘The Bensley Collection’, an exclusive portfolio of super luxe hotels and resorts showcasing visionary concepts, extra-ordinary design and bespoke service – the essence of The Bensley Collection.

Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection (10 Villas): opening November 2017

The debut flagship, Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection, will open its doors in November 2017, presenting the renowned temple town with a whole new level of world-class chic elegance.

From its high walled façade portraying the ‘hands of meditation” to signify spiritual perfection, to the oversized indoor lap pools and gardens with a rooftop living room, the 10 super-chic, luxurious two level art deco-inspired villas set beneath the canopy of Siem Reap’s ancient Palace trees will totally raise the bar and delight, surprise and inspire its guests.

Guests in these expansive villas will luxuriate in tropical splendour as the Bensley Butlers ensure a flawless stay, ensuring that everything is exactly as it should be.   Each villa will offer 156 sqm across two pavilions including a floor to ceiling glassed bathroom with views over the garden and outdoor bath. Inside the living space, polished concrete walls will project sculptures of the Apsara – a traditional goddess known for beauty and elegance – the perfect complement to such exquisite surrounds.

Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection

A Private Nature Sanctuary (16 customised luxury tents) – Opening Q3 2018

Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection is a radical new concept for a unique luxury tented camp experience in the remote wilderness of Tmor Rung; 2 hours’ drive from Phnom Phen.

Located along 1.5 kilometres of river and waterfalls, Bensley has set out to create his most ambitious luxury camp project to date. This super-luxe property will have 16 100 sqm custom designed tents elevated over the swift moving water and waterfalls, providing a view and experience unlike any other resort in Asia. Each tent will be meticulously designed to invoke the feeling of what it would have been like on a luxury safari in the jungles of Cambodia with Jacky O.

Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection will combine world class design, hospitality and conservation. Bensley describes the project as ‘a utopia of sustainability’; by making the lowest possible impact on the land and doubling as a research and conservation centre it will create a new model that will not only conserve and protect threatened wildlands, but also create new and sustainable opportunities for the people that traditionally call these lands home

Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection is an exercise in extreme ingenuity where guests can feast on delicacies grown and foraged from the surrounding land and encounter extraordinary wildlife.

For more information and reservations, please contact Shinta Mani Hotels on:

Tel:              +855 63 761 998

Fax:             +855 63 761 999

Email:        book@shintamani.com

Website: www.shintamani.com

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives – The Newest Destination and Lifestyle Resort Opens

We are delighted to announce the opening of Grand Park Kodhipparu, the latest all-villa luxury resort in the Maldives. Located on North Male Atoll, a mere 20 minutes by speedboat from Velana international Airport, the stunning one-island-one-resort destination promises its guests a wide ranging island adventure while setting a new benchmark in luxury hospitality.


Designed by the world-renowned Hirsh Bedner Associates, the resort features 120 idyllic beachfront and overwater villas, including 65 with their own private pools, a large infinity pool overlooking the azure ocean. Stellar culinary experiences in three dining outlets, a world-class spa, a fully equipped water sports and dive centre, a recreation beach club and kids club will provide guests with everything they could possibly need for their dream getaway. Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives is managed by the award-winning Park Hotel Group and a joint venture between Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd (CES) and Park Hotel Group.

From now until 31st October 2017, Grand Park Kodhipparu is offering an exclusive launch offer for all beach and water villas. Guests will enjoy 50% off room rates (inclusive of daily breakfast for two and access to the Beach Club facilities) as well as morning and evening spa treatments. The introductory stay offer to enjoy the luxury Maldivian escape at Grand Park Kodhipparu is available via the hotel’s website: www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/maldives/promotions/openingoffer.

Layana’s New Ocean Deluxe Villas, the Ultimate Luxury

Koh Lanta, Thailand – June 23, 2017- The relatively quiet months of Koh Lanta’s green season is the time of the year when we strive to implement further developments and expansions for the benefit of our guests. In recent years this has included the introduction of our unique, state-of-the-art Wellness Zone and the introduction of our stylish “Grand Garden Pavilion” rooms.

This year is no exception, as we continue to offer our guests the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. Our three “Ocean Deluxe Villas”, all just a stone’s throw from the secluded beachfront, will be completely redesigned and converted into modern, luxury, two-story Jacuzzi villas with 100 sq. m. of living space on two levels. Gracious master bedrooms will be located on the upper floor, fully air-conditioned and with beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom facilities. Downstairs will feature elegantly furnished, spacious and modern lounge areas, split between sitting and dining space, whilst a new covered private jacuzzi within a small garden area will be situated outside each.

These villas will, we are sure, set new standards in graceful, luxurious living on Koh Lanta’s island paradise and they will be completed by October 2017 just in time for our next resort anniversary party in early November and in time for the next High Season. We look forward to welcoming returning and new guests to the new look Layana Resort & Spa. The introduction rate starts from 1st November until 31st December 2017 at THB 23,500 net per room per night including breakfast for 2 persons

Amanzoe to Unveil Permanent James Turrell Installation

Amanzoe is honoured to announce Sky Plain, a unique art installation by one of the most influential artists of the last half century, James Turrell. The immersive light installation, known as a Skyspace, takes the form of a 6-metre by 6-metre cubic building with a large ceiling aperture, open to the Peloponnese sky above Amanzoe.

For over fifty years, James Turrell has drawn inspiration from nature, astronomy, architecture, physics and theology. Using light as his material, Turrell works on and affects the medium of perception. Widely known for his work, Roden Crater, a monumental-scale artwork created within a volcano in Northern Arizona, Turrell was recognised with concurrent solo exhibitions in 2013 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). Sky Plain is the only permanent Turrell installation in the Mediterranean.

The Skyspace is installed at Villa 31 of Amanzoe, located on the Western ridge of the resort offering unobstructed views over the surrounding landscape and the Aegean Sea, with spectacular sunsets. Sky Plain is an immersive installation in which guests experience a uniquely intimate relationship with the light of the sky.

The art installation is available to guests taking residence in Villa 31, allowing them to enjoy Sky Plain at their leisure throughout their stay. As well as including the Skyspace, Villa 31 comprises a master bedroom, 22 metre private pool, kitchen, extensive shaded terraces and living room all set around a serene reflection pool.


Subject to availability, guests of Amanzoe will also be able to enjoy Sky Plain as part of a unique dining experience which includes an aperitif and dinner, culminating in a private immersion in this rare setting.

With its classically inspired architecture, a contemporary interpretation of ancient Greek temples, Amanzoe’s Villas and Pavilions are designed to continue the experience of the outdoors in the sunlight-filled interiors. The resort’s expansive reflection pools cast dappled light onto the pale concrete columns and warm marble making up the walkways through the herb-scented grounds. The Peloponnese is brought indoors in the open-air yoga studio and the expansive spa rooms where clients can enjoy Watsu treatments and holistic therapies.

Surrounded by unspoilt nature and an historical landscape, Amanzoe evokes a feeling of peace and belonging. Perched on a hilltop with sweeping panoramas of the Peloponnese countryside, silvery olive groves and the glittering Aegean Sea, the resort is the perfect setting for this unique installation.

As part of Amanzoe’s fifth anniversary celebrations throughout this coming season, a series of curated events will be available for all guests to enjoy at the resort including specially designed spa treatments, five-course dining experiences and adventures to the nearby islands of Hydra and Spetses. Drawing on the raw beauty of the surrounding countryside and its proximity to cultural landmarks and UNESCO heritage sites, visitors will be able to take part in unique experiences celebrating all aspects of Amanzoe.