Marriott debuts Four Points by Sheraton in Auckland

Marriott International has announced it expects to debut its booming Four Points by Sheraton brand in New Zealand with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland in late 2017. Owned by Russell Property Group and Lockwood Auckland Properties and brokered by Dean Humphries of Colliers International, the 255-room hotel will be located in the […]

New Luxury Beachfront Resort On Koh Samui

SALA Hospitality Group Unveils Plans For New Luxury Beachfront Resort On Koh Samui Leading Thai luxury boutique resort company, SALA Hospitality Group, has announced its third SALA resort in Thailand with the unveiling of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort and Spa on Koh Samui, as the group continues to pioneer high-end travel experiences in the Kingdom’s most popular boutique […]

Timber Trail Lodge at Piropiro

Sought-­after tourist accommodation opens on the Timber Trail cycle way Five years ago, a group of King Country locals decided it would be a good idea to have accommodation halfway along a new cycleway being built in the Pureora Forest Park. That cycleway is the popular Timber Trail, which opened in 2013 and is now […]

Holiday Inn Express for Queenstown

Holiday Inn Express® to bring simple, smart travel to Queenstown New select service hotel will add to the Queenstown landscape by providing a ‘little bit of nice’, when and where it’s most important The world’s fastest growing hotel brand, Holiday Inn Express®, is coming to Queenstown.  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) and Australian boutique hotel developer […]

Tahiti celebrates 50 years of Overwater luxury

Tahiti Tourisme is celebrating 50 years of overwater bungalows, the striking over-the-water accommodation that helped put the Islands of Tahiti on the map. In 1967, Tahiti became the first destination in the world to take accommodation into uncharted waters, building suites over its islands’ beautiful blue lagoons in a move that cemented the Society Islands […]

Gondwana Game Reserve opens bush spa

In keeping with the growing traveller’s concerns with health and wellness, the 5-star Gondwana Game Reserve (www.gondwanagr.co.za) has opened a new bush spa. Guests can now indulge in a Wellness in the Wilderness break, combining a traditional safari experience with therapeutic African spa treatments.  Picturesquely situated along the Garden Route, and an easy four-hour drive from Cape Town, Gondwana […]

Oaks Debuts in India

Oaks Debuts in India with Opening of Oaks Bodhgaya Leading Australian accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Oaks Bodhgaya, marking the brand’s debut in India.   Bringing Oaks’ smart simplicity to a new regional destination, Oaks Bodhgaya welcomes travellers to the captivating temple town of Bodhgaya in the Indian state of Bihar. Home […]

Seabreeze Resort takes home ultimate prize

The luxurious, adults only, Seabreeze Resort, Samoa proved the ultimate winner at the Inaugural Samoa Tourism Excellence Awards, held recently at Taumeasina Resort, Samoa, taking home the top and most sought after award, the ‘National Tourism Excellence Award’ and ‘Best Accommodation’.  Nominated in five categories, Seabreeze Resort was truly the star of the evening, which celebrated […]

Curio Collection Premieres in NYC

Hilton’s Curio Collection Premieres in New York City with Art-Deco Renwick Hotel Once home to John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and other celebrated writers and artists, The Renwick Hotel, a historic property in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is now open as part of Curio – A Collection by HiltonTM. As the first New York City hotel […]

Taveuni Palms Resort, Fiji win’s two world awards

The luxurious Taveuni Palms Resort, Fiji Islands has won two awards, winning the “Best Resort and Hotel in Fiji” at the 2016 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, held in Marbella, Spain and winning the “Australasia’s Leading Luxury Boutique Island Resort” at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards™, held in Danang, Vietnam.   The Seven […]