As we approach Autumn

As we approach Autumn

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Byron Bay's First Five Star Hotel, Hotel Marvell, Open Its Doors

Get ready to experience unparalleled luxury in the heart of Byron Bay as Hotel Marvell, the town's first and only five-star hotel, is set to open its doors this August. Complete with Byron's first rooftop bar and pool, and culinary gem Bonito restaurant led by chef Minh Le, it is set to become the new hotspot for the summer ahead. This visionary project, brought to life by its owners, Scott Didier and Scott Emery, promises to deliver a unique and unforgettable stay, complemented by the natural beauty and vibrant culture of iconic Byron Bay.
Hotel Marvell offers an array of luxurious accommodation, including 16 Hotel Rooms, 6 Suites, and 2 two-bedroom Hotel rooms. Guests can indulge in the opulence of sumptuous linens, wake up to stunning views from private balconies, and savour freshly brewed coffee while planning their day in the enchanting surroundings of Byron Bay.

Hotel Marvell also takes pride in supporting local businesses throughout Australia. Emphasising a local-first sourcing philosophy, the hotel prioritises suppliers and produce from the Byron and northern regions, extending its support to wider Australian operators when necessary. By promoting sustainability and reducing environmental impact, Hotel Marvell ensures its food and produce are sourced as locally as possible, providing guests with the freshest and highest-quality offerings. 
Designed by renowned architect Harley Graham of Harley Graham Architects, the hotel's unique tropical aesthetic captures the essence of Byron Bay's eclectic, warm, and colourful atmosphere. The inviting pedestrian laneway, with lush greenery and a tropical jungle vibe, sets the tone for a truly enchanting stay.
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New delectable array of handcrafted Dim Sum awaits at Jia He Restaurant

Jia He Grand & Jia He Chinese Restaurant
New delectable array of handcrafted #DimSum awaits!
Prior Reservations is required.
Available for Lunch from 11am to 2.30pm (last order at 2pm).

Jia He Chinese Restaurant @ Connexion 嘉和餐馆
For Reservations, please contact
(65) 6694 8988 / (65) 6694 9466
Email :
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #01-14/15/16 Connexion, Singapore 217562
Access via Farrer Park Medical Centre / One Farrer Hotel, Drop off/Drive-thru Via Race Course Road, Public Transport – Access via Farrer Park Mrt Station (Exit C)
Jia He Grand @ One Farrer Hotel 嘉和Grand
For Reservations, please contact
(65) 6538 9688 / (65) 6538 2788
Email :
One Farrer Hotel, Level 1
1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore 217562
Access via Farrer Park Medical Centre / One Farrer Hotel, Drop off/Drive-thru Via Race Course Road, Public Transport – Access via Farrer Park Mrt Station (Exit A)
For enquiries, please WhatsApp at
(65) 9067 0828 / (65) 8870 8988.

JA Manafaru Maldives Awarded Worldwide Kids Accreditation

JA Manafaru Maldives has been awarded the distinguished independent seal of excellence for safe and professional childcare by Worldwide Kids (WK). The Worldwide Kids Accreditation is granted to luxury resorts that meet international childcare training and health and safety standards while consistently demonstrating their commitment to enhancing the experience of families and their young guests.

Tucked away within the interior of the island, kids' facilities include the CoolZone play space with separate family pool, Recreation Pavilion and the ChillZone indoor games room, allowing young guests and their families to enjoy their Maldivian experience alongside honeymooners, couples and friends alike savouring the tranquillity of this island paradise.

The resort's childcare facilities have successfully completed the comprehensive WK audit, demonstrating their dedication to ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for children. JA Manafaru's dedicated childcare team has also undergone accredited training by Worldwide Kids, equipping them with the expertise and skills necessary to deliver exceptional care to young guests. This training ensures that children staying at JA Manafaru will receive top-quality care while enjoying their time at the resort.

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Jia He Offers Exquisite Mid-Autumn Mooncake Delights

Relish in year 2023 Mid-Autumn Festival with Jia He as people celebrate this century-old tradition with an exquisite selection of handcrafted Mooncakes freshly baked and packed in a stylish and elegantly designed gift box with individual matching design soft box to house every piece of the freshly baked mooncake. The gift box is designed to be repurposed and to host trinkets and keepsakes.

Jia He continues to serve the freshly baked Signature Mooncakes like the Deluxe White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts (Reduced Sugar), Jia He Deluxe Assorted Nuts with Kam Hua Ham and the ever-popular Deluxe White Lotus Paste with Two Yolks, as well as Deluxe Grainy Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds (Reduced Sugar) to Black and White Sesame Lotus Paste (Reduced Sugar).

Through many rounds of research and tasting, Jia He is excited to introduce the new Mini Snowskin Yam Paste with White Chocolate-Coconut Truffle Mooncake and Mini Snowskin Tiramisu Paste with Cognac Truffle Mooncake! Using only quality ingredients and Courvoisier Cognac liquor, in the filling of the white chocolate truffle, a single bite of this little mooncake will excite consumers' sensory experience of the soft powdery snowskin, packed with silky smooth paste with rich fillings. An ambrosia experience that is simply divine!

May the Mid-Autumn Festival be Simply Joyous and Delightful! Jia He's Mooncakes are available at the following locations: 

Jia He Mooncake Delights Showcase:
Takashimaya Square B2– Promotion Kiosk

24th August to 29th September 2023
Monday to Sunday
10:00am to 9:00pm

Raffles Xchange Basement (Opposite Soup Spoon) (Raffles Place MRT Station) – Promotion Kiosk
4th September to 29th September 2023
Monday to Friday
10:00am to 6:30pm

Jia He Chinese Restaurant
1 Farrer Park Station Road
#01-14/15/16 Connexion
Tel: 6694 8988 / 6694 9466,
11:00am to 10:00pm

Jia He Grand Chinese Restaurant
1 Farrer Park Station Road,
One Farrer Hotel, Lobby Level
Tel: 6538 9688 / 6538 2788,
11:00am to 10:00pm

Online order is available on E-Shop at /

Pre-order of 1 Working Day is required for 11 Boxes and above.
Free Delivery is available for 20 Mooncake Boxes and above.
Delivery Charge is at $25 Nett per address.
Bulk Buy is available.
Terms & Conditions apply.

For Corporate and Bulk Orders, please contact Seow Pei at 9067 0828, or Mr. Ho at 8870 8988

Tel: 6694 8988 / 6694 9466. Email:

Please hashtag in the posts:

#JiaHeMooncakes #JiaHeChineseRestaurant #JiaHeGrand 
#JiaHe #JiaHeChineseRestaurantMooncakes 

"Live Well, Travel Well": Experience Life Through a Different Lens with Banyan Tree Group

Travelling has the power to transform our perspective. In unfamiliar surroundings, the ordinary becomes captivating, unlikely connections are forged, and discomfort awakens our senses to deeper insights. As we explore new destinations, we discover different parts of ourselves, and open entirely new worlds.  
Showcasing an extraordinary array of offerings across its diverse portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, and gallery outlets in various countries, Banyan Tree Group invites guests to embark on a journey of exploration, new possibilities, and self-discovery. 

From 15th September to 15th October 2023, the annual "Live Well, Travel Well" campaign invites travellers to immerse themselves in the world of Banyan Tree Group's multi-brand Hotels and Resorts, indulge in rejuvenating Spa experiences, discover exquisite craftsmanship at the Gallery, and experience the exceptional personal care line, Essentials
Join us in celebrating Banyan Tree Group's anniversary as we invite you to experience life through a different lens: 
  • Stay longer to explore some of the world's most spectacular locales with up to 40% savings at select accommodations, ensuring exceptional value and creating unforgettable experiences. 
  • Rejuvenate between adventures with 35% off à la carte Spa treatments with 35% off (excluding beauty and facial treatments, and other promotional treatments). 
  • Support artisan communities and gain an appreciation for indigenous crafts with 35% off retail items (excluding consignment and other promotional items) at Gallery. 
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InterContinental Phuket Resort becomes the first InterContinental branded property in Thailand, to join Virtuoso® - The Leading Global Luxury Travel Program.

As the first InterContinental branded property in Thailand to be partnered with Virtuoso, our guests can be even more confident of experiencing greater comfort, care and personalisation during their stay. From elegant suites to private pool villas, each room is designed to provide relaxation and indulgence. With seven themed restaurants, guests can embark on a gastronomic journey,

savouring flavours that celebrate the best of Thai and international cuisines. From the captivating location and discreet service, to enriching local experiences and cultural immersion, guests can expect an unforgettable stay. Our commitment to exceptional service sets us apart from the rest. The team members at InterContinental Phuket Resort anticipate guest needs and deliver seamless hospitality that exceeds expectations.

This partnership with Virtuoso further enhances InterContinental Phuket Resort's position as a premier luxury resort destination in the tropical paradise of Phuket and enhances its relationships with the world's leading travel agencies and independent luxury travel advisors.
For more information about InterContinental Phuket Resort, please visit

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts Launches #Summerofcuratedjourneys Content Competition

Boutique hotel brand The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is inviting travellers everywhere to make this the 'Summer Of Curated Journeys', with a content competition offering casual snappers and social media supremos alike the chance to turn their eye for a knockout shot into one of nine prize stays across The Pavilions' collection of luxury properties.

From sunsets over the Eternal City from the rooftop of The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica, to monumental morning hikes from The Pavilions Himalayas or floating breakfasts with a view at The Pavilions Phuket, the competition challenges entrants to craft their own compelling visual stories inspired by the beautiful locations, exquisite cuisine and extraordinary experiences found within The Pavilions portfolio. Entries can be still images or videos, fantastically filtered and 'shopped, or powerfully accurate – as long as they recognisably feature one of the participating hotels. The competition is open until 1 September 2023, with three-night prize stays for two, including breakfast up for grabs at each of the following hotels: The Pavilions Amsterdam, The Toren; The Pavilions Bali; The Pavilions Himalayas Lakeview; The Pavilions Himalayas, The Farm; The Pavilions Madrid; The Pavilions Phuket; The Pavilions Rome, The First Arte; The Pavilions Rome, The First Dolce and The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica. Entries can be submitted via social media (Facebook or Instagram) by tagging @thepavilionshotels, #summerofcuratedjourneys and the official account of the featured hotel; or directly by email to the individual hotels. For complete entry requirements and terms and conditions, visit

W Sydney Announces Darling Harbour Debut on Thursday 12 October, 2023

W Sydney announced today that the hotel will open its doors on Thursday 12 October, 2023. Having already made its mark on Darling Harbour with its iconic curved architecture, W Sydney will energise the city when it opens, seamlessly blending the luxury liberated W Hotels DNA with Sydney and Australia's cultural touchstones to create an all-encompassing day-to-night dining and social destination and a sleek retreat.  

Every touchpoint at W Sydney has been curated with a sharp design lens, with ultra-modern interiors by Bowler James Brindley. From the moment guests step across the threshold of the alluring copper-clad Welcome, they enter a W immersive world. From daytime encounters in the vivid blue interiors of Living Room and nights spent in the raw urban spaces of BTWN, the hotel's dynamic restaurant, encounters at W Sydney are designed to be extraordinary. 

At the apex of Darling Harbour, and of W Sydney's bold curves, is the hotel's remarkable double-level bar, 29/30. Set to become one of Sydney's most sought-after venues, with dress circle views of the harbour looking out acrossa 30-metre mosaic-inlaid infinity pool, 29/30 is a place to revel at a higher level, enjoying wine, cocktails and a Basque-inspired tapas menu. The bar's upper tier, on level 30, takes things up a notch, with chic yacht-inspired interiors and a menu of elevated cocktails and vintage Champagnes by the glass, from Dom Pérignon to Ruinart, and Krug to Armand de Brignac.

Across all of its spaces, W Sydney has collaborated with local artists, designers and creatives to bring the W vision to life. The wardrobe worn by the hotel's talent has been curated in partnership with celebrity stylist Jess Pecoraro, whose clients include such icons as Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and Fendi. Australian-Ukrainian tattoo artist Stanislava Pinchuk has also designed a tattoo of stars for the hotel's guestroom corridors and muralist Sophi Oldling has imprinted her conscious, colourful art on the walls of BTWN. Even the driveway has been styled with a fleet of vehicles powered by W's local automotive partner, Genesis Motors. 

W Sydney is now open for guestroom and event bookings from 12 October 2023. For more information, please visit or follow us on Instagram and Facebook

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