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PLEASE TAKE NOTE of Travel Restrictions & Advisory News due to COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. #WearaMask #SocialDistancing 

Miaja x Accor, The Story of Successful Hotel Design

As one of the world's largest hotel operators, Accor offers a collection of hotels and resorts in dream destinations and prides itself in offering memorable experiences to guests through sumptuous food, lush environments, and comfortable rooms you won't ever want to leave.

Design plays an important part in the guest experience, and the Group works with the best in the industry to bring inspiring concepts to life. So what do Sofitel Mumbai, Pullman Fiji, and Ibis Styles Surabaya all have in common? Their designer, the talented and eclectic Isabelle Miaja….

Miaja's international interior design firm provides hospitality design solutions for luxury brand hotels and resorts, corporate developments and high-end residential clients around the world. The designer has lent her inspiration to the construction of several Accor properties across Asia Pacific, including the acclaimed SO/ Sofitel Singapore and the stunning Pullman Maldives Maamutaa.

Many different elements come into play when conceptualising a hotel design, so where does a designer such as Miaja begin to find the right inspiration for what's to become a sought-after dwelling with the perfect balance of design, local, brand and concept?

137 Pillars House Luxury Private Jet Package from Bangkok :The Ultimate Convenient Way to Travel for You and Your Loved Ones

Once we emerge from travel restrictions and celebrate skies and borders re-opening, with all that entails, the private jet option becomes even more attractive for the luxury traveller. 

The award-winning 137 Pillars House is a stunning 30 suite boutique Hotel with a rich colonial past; built around the original colonial teak homestead which dates back to the late 1800's.  It is located in a leafy residential enclave a few minutes' walk from the historical Watt Gate Temple, Ping River and boutique shopping area. 

Set on 5 rai of land with a lush tropical landscape, (8,000 sqm, 86,111 sq ft or 2 acres) the layout of the property naturally lends itself to abundant personal space and privacy.

What could be more luxurious and supremely convenient than arriving in your own private jet?  137 Pillars House has partnered with VIP Jets based in Bangkok who operate with a highly trained team of International professionals flying Gulfstream G200 Private Jets which accommodate up to 4 passengers and 2 pilots.  With VIP Jets there are no queues or crowds, no excess baggage charges, no waiting for security checks.  You set the schedule – it's all about you!  Perfect for a family of 4 or 2 couples travelling together for the ultimate escape with luxury all the way.
For more information and reservations, please contact 137 Pillars House on:

The Olive & Latte Suite adapts and evolves

This year 2020 has proven to be a challenging year, and time was spent reflecting and with thoughts on the digital transformation journey. Engagevu has been working on online to mobile-friendly websites from the main content websites such as
Olive & Latte ABS, to
Olive and Latte, and Dashingly Very Good Living, which is an affordable luxe website And the Shopify sites at, and

The new websites that were launched this year were
Olive and Latte
Home Lounge 
while Engagevu, the pr and marketing collaborative outfit presents 
Engage for Moments

Sharon Vu, Founder of Olive and Latte ABS (arts, bites, shop) with #OliveandLatte suite including #DashinglyVeryGoodLiving, and PR and Marketing outfit Engagevu, Vu Marcoms says, "The year 2020, has been difficult with Covid19, and there has been enough time to re-think the Digital Transformation journey to map that for our potential clients. Once again it is with the collaboration that has taken place, that makes Olive and Latte Suite to where it is at the moment, and that requires constant upskilling and reskilling to adapt to the changes that have taken place. We are on a constant lookout for items that are functional, trendy to classic, and with stories that accompany the products, and biographies of biz innovators and owners, personalities, shoppers, artists to designers, for the globeshop." 

Markus Flamman, Senior Advisor with Engagevu, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Henan University of Economics and Law commented, "I hope to place on the websites carefully curated items. Being Dutch I have access to unique luxury items that I will be looking for and list. You should be able to see them on Olive and Latte and Dashingly Very Good Living during the next year. There are many stories behind the gifts, souvenirs, paintings, and rare affordable luxury items. Additionally, I take interest and joy in creating some anecdotal content especially for Engage for Moments."

Lawrence Loh, Managing Director of FieldCrest together with Alvin Tan, Fieldcrest Enterprise's Director have provided their thoughts on the collaboration, "It will be an exciting journey being one of the merchants with Olive and Latte ABS and being on their platforms from and, we hope to bring to the tabletop experience with Fieldcrest products to complement the food and beverage experience for customers, with products that showcase and feature the design and quality."

Please reach Olive and Latte Suite 
at or for partnerships and enquiries.
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About Olive and Latte Suite, Olive & Latte Home Lounge and
Engage for Moments

Through Olive and Latte ABS (, the company started in 2014 as an online content generation and sharing of stories across social networks and platforms. Olive and Latte eGlobeshop, a shop around the corner, was launched on 7 Feb 2018, as an extension and an ecart to describe memorabilia and items from across the globe curated by Olive and Latte with Artists, Shoppers, and Biz Innovators. The items have interesting and engaging stories behind them, or sometimes as retail therapy when people travel and getaway. Olive and Latte Plug and Play is an engagement service where they plug into companies in functions to assist and engage, for Public Relations, Marketing, and more, with their core of Publicists, Communicators, and Marketers.

Dashingly Very Good Living VGD has the 3-pronged concept for the Affordable Luxury segment and with the addition of the e-carting of Marketing to Solutioning services for the Individual and companies pre-paid, and with categories of Global Local Designers that Dashingly Very Good Living VGD will source, partner and procure and with the category of the Personality.

Olive and Latte Home Lounge aims to cover everything about Home including notes on Enrichment, Deals of the Day and Week and Home recipes as a Home companion for those working remotely or at home. Engage for Moments is a blog about the moments, the virtual Attractions, Travel and Anecdotal Moments and experiences be it in the online sphere and spaces.

For more information, please contact:
Sharon Vu
Director, Vu Marcoms, engagevu
Mobile: +65 8138 6913

Wendy Wu Tours Expands Product Offering to include the Middle East

For the first time in its 26-year history, Wendy Wu Tours will be leading tours to the Middle East in 2021. Featured in its new Central Asia + Middle East brochure, the product offering includes a range of fully inclusive Classic Tours to Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Oman, plus new tours to Georgia and Uzbekistan.

In addition to its expansion into the Middle East, the leading tour operator will also offer a 14-day fully inclusive tour to Ecuador, as well as Antarctica cruises which can be done as either a pre or post-holiday extension. Also included in its 2021/22 product offering is a 15-day tour to the Philippines – another new destination for 2021.

The new 21-day Thailand & Mekong Experience is the first group tour to combine Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia + four nights cruising onboard Wendy Wu Tours very own deluxe river cruise ship Victoria Mekong.

Wendy Wu Tours has established its Travel with Confidence program which was developed in consultation with the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation), WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) as well as local government regulations across Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Wendy Wu Tours is seeing an increased demand for solo travellers, it's for this reason it now has dedicated solo departures on popular tours to Vietnam, China, India and Japan. Customers will relish in being part of a smaller group, but also be able to relax in the comfort of their own room at the end of the day's touring – plus there's no single supplement to pay.

To view the 2021/22 brochure collection and new website

Elite Havens Expands Bali Portfolio With Nusa Lembongan

Asia's leader in high-end villa vacations, Elite Havens announces the addition of three new villas to its Bali portfolio and expects to add three more by the end of the year, expanding further into Nusa Lembongan. Partnering with Sandy Bay, which will handle the management of the villas while Elite Havens manages marketing, the move allows Elite Havens to increase its footprint in this tranquil island south-east of Bali. The company now offers consumers a choice of over 300 private luxury villas and chalets across Asia, at destinations such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Bali, Lombok, Sri Lanka, India, Japan and the Maldives.

Nusa Lembongan lies 12 kilometres south-east of Bali, easily connected to the mainland by ferries and boats. A laid-back and traffic-free escape awaits guests on the other side of a 25-minute boat ride from Sanur. With pristine white-sand beaches, lush mangrove forests, and a sprinkling of fabulous restaurants such as the famed Sandy Bay Beach Club, this serene island is ideal for guests who want to enjoy a more laid-back pace of life.

Wish to escape? Look no further. Start planning your next holiday with these stunning properties to choose from, in addition to Villa Seascape, a beachfront haven built for barefoot luxury and Villa Voyage which boasts of picturesque ocean vistas and a sand-between-your-toes experience.

The Nautilus Maldives Winter Escape Package

Spend Christmas in the sunshine with loved ones at The Nautilus Maldives with their Winter Escape package. Rent a private luxury beach residence for 7 nights at our bohemian hideaway, The Nautilus Maldives, exclusively with our latest package: Winter Escape.

With prices starting at 37,000 USD for 7 nights in a Beach Residence you can enjoy…

  • The Nautilus' renowned 'Cinema Under the Stars' experience with a BBQ dinner
  • Private return seaplane transfers
  • The Nautilus' Solasta Spa 'The Stress Melter' treatment; inclusive of 3 hours + 60 min F&B amenity & rest
  • A guided house reef snorkelling tour
  • A private aerial yoga session with our resident yogi
  • Exclusive floating Champagne breakfast in your private swimming pool
  • Sandbank picnic lunch
  • Teppanyaki experience
  • Unlimited laundry

The Nautilus recommends upgrading to their private branded seaplane at an additional cost of 18,000USD based on two people travelling.
 For booking enquiries, email

Ski & Snowboard with Kids 2020 Best Family Ski Resorts revealed

The 2020 annual issue of Ski & Snowboard with Kids is out now with the winners of its Best Family Ski Resorts Awards inside.

The first issue featuring Holidays with Kids' rebranded Best Of Awards format and design, the Best Family Ski Resorts Awards consists of an expert panel of judges and a Readers' Choice element.

The judging panel voted across a range of categories including best for beginners, best for advanced families, best village and a newly introduced category, best snow hotel in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA and Canada. Loyal Ski & Snowboard with Kids readers also voted for their favourite resort in each region.

See the results in the 2020 edition of Ski & Snowboard with Kids magazine (published as a flip edition with the Spring issue of Holidays with Kids) or visit

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Welcomes Three Brand New Hotels

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is delighted to bring to some rays of sunshine into the hospitality industry, with the opening of three new small, independently-owned hotels. Located in Italy, France, and Spain, each showcases themes that are relevant to today's traveller – from absolute privacy to pure mindfulness, considerate living and the fact that small, now more than ever, is beautiful.  In the Maldives, we welcome back a former member hotel which is home to the world's first and only under-the-sea spa.

Stay Small, Stay Local at Galleria Vik Milano in Milan, Italy
Opened on Tuesday 1st September
88 rooms from €245 per night including breakfast

Stay Small, Stay Considerate at Les Sources de Cheverny in the Loire Valley, France
Opened on Tuesday 1st September
49 rooms from €275 per night including breakfast

Stay Small, Stay Exclusive at Torre Del Marques in Matarraña, Spain
Opened on Saturday 29th August
18 rooms from €270 per night including breakfast

And welcome home to…
Stay Small, Stay Private at Huvafen Fushi Maldives, Paje, Maldives
Re-opening on 1st November

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