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 […]

Banyan Tree opens in Luang Prabang, Laos

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is proud to welcome The Grand Luang Prabang as part of the Banyan Tree family. It was rebranded from the former The Grand Luang Prabang Hotel & Resort. This will be the second resort from the Group in Luang Prabang, joining Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel, part of the Angsana collection in […]

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 […]

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong launches ‘The Apartment Suite’

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has unveiled the first of two new suites. Designed by award-winning Hong Kong architect, Joyce Wang, The Apartment Suite is a home-away-from-home located on the hotel’s top floor. By booking the Central Retreat accommodation package, specially launched to mark the debut, guests can enjoy the stylish, contemporary surroundings of the new suite […]

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 […]

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Opens in Oman

Anantara’s first resort in Oman, the hotly anticipated Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, has opened its doors.  Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the Sultanate’s fabled ‘Green Mountain’, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the highest five star luxury resort in the Middle East and offers a huge variety of activities – from […]

First Chedi for India

GHM announces first Chedi in India, by Lake Powai in Mumbai Soft opening of The Chedi Mumbai scheduled for late 2016 General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) has joined hands with Rajesh LifeSpaces, one of Mumbai’s most trusted real estate companies, to bring The Chedi brand to the hospitality market in India’s wealthiest city. Rajesh LifeSpaces’ strategic move into the […]