The Only Restaurant in Town: Introducing Restaurant In Room
A getaway is off the cards. And your favourite bars and restaurants are closed. The hospitality industry’s future faces uncertainty and Australia is becoming a vastly different place to live, so here is how to get some R ‘n’ R with R in R - Ovolo Hotels have a solution with Restaurant in Room.
Initially offered at Canberra’s Monster Kitchen & Bar at Ovolo Nishi from Thursday 30th April, guests can book Restaurant in Room on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for private dining only, or with the addition of an overnight stay. So, there is now every reason to get out, practise safe social distancing and enjoy a date night out of the house, a change of scenery and wanderlust seekers seeking a vacation via staycation, R in R offers a private dining sanctuary. Guests have the choice of a set menus in the iconic Nishi Apartments by Ovolo with hotel rooms, for up to 2 guests.
Ovolo’s will look to launch Restaurant In Room across its other venues across Australia as the various State Governments start to relax social distancing restrictions, these venues include Alibi Bar & Kitchen’s innovative plant-based dining in Sydney and Ovolo’s newest venue and ZA ZA TA, will continue to serve inspired Middle Eastern cuisine designed to be shared and savoured in Brisbane with Chef Roy Nor at the helm.
Guests can trust that Ovolo will ensure the dining experience is one to remember. With a calendar so many options to surprise and delight, Ovolo’s Restaurant in Room is the only destination.
For more information or to book Restaurant in Room call +61 431 005 994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elite Havens Expands Phuket Portfolio With Katamanda Estate
Elite Havens - Asia's leader in high-end villa vacations, announces the addition of Katamanda Estate to its Phuket portfolio, expanding to the south of the island. The company now offers consumers a choice of over 290 private luxury villas and chalets across Asia, at destinations such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Bali, Lombok, Sri Lanka, India, Japan and the Maldives.
Katamanda is an exclusive hillside estate on Phuket's south-west coast. Walking distance from two of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, Kata Noi and Kata Yai, the estate is also close to the vibrant village of Kata, with its award-winning restaurants, lively entertainment, boutique shops, and a range of holiday activities.
The secure estate of privately-owned villas is surrounded by lush jungles and manicured gardens. Each villa is unique, ranging from two to six bedrooms and with a myriad of comfortable, spacious living areas. Guests can enjoy sea and garden views from their private verandas and pool terraces, as they relax in serene surrounds, well taken care of by villa staff. The estate is ideal for families or groups holidaying together. Multiple villas may be booked together, offering flexible accommodation options along with the comfort of personal space.
One of the island's first luxury villa estates, Katamanda allows guests to enjoy facilities such as complimentary internet access and 24-hour security. Each stay will be made comfortable by a highly professional hospitality team led by a Villa Manager. Private chefs are on hand, included in some villas and available for a fee in others, who are not only trained in Thai and western cuisines but also adept at creating tasty meals for children.
Travelling in a Post-Pandemic World - New Instabook Challenges Us to Do Better
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the global travel industry to a complete standstill, and it is unlikely to ever be the same again. While reflecting on how this interruption would impact the future of tourism, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bruce Poon Tip has concluded that despite the hardships being presented to many of us, we have been given the gift of reshaping how we travel in the future.
Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still is a free, short 'instabook' (e-book) written by Bruce while in isolation during April 2020. It is designed to be a letter to all who love to travel, to inspire them to continue to dream of travelling, but to also reimagine how they can emerge from this pandemic with a renewed sense of purpose and accountability when selecting their next holiday.
“This pandemic has created the largest startup economy ever seen as we all go into hibernation and wait until we can travel again – and we must travel again. But we can do it better. We can rethink everything we thought was normal. Why fight so damn hard to return to normal when the opportunity to transform travel is on the other side of this mess. This is about you…it's about me…it's about everyone.”
- Bruce Poon Tip
In this new book, Bruce explains why he believes we don't have to go back to how things were; that we should challenge ourselves to make better choices on the other side of this pandemic.
Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still is now available for download on Apple Books, Amazon and Kobo.
The Prince Akatoki London Wins Outstanding Property Award
StayWell Holdings is thrilled to announce that The Prince Akatoki London hotel has been awarded platinum by OPAL (Outstanding Property Award London) for Interior Design.
Recognising the best architecture, interior design, and property development projects from around the world, the OPAL Award recognises the core elements of The Prince Akatoki's design, which brings the nuances of Japanese luxury and hospitality to London. Inspired by the region's aesthetics, every element within the hotel reflects the tranquillity and calming beauty of minimalism, while celebrating the building itself.
Designed by London based interior and branding design company B3 Designers, the property's rooms are designed to be airy, exuding a refreshing softness that relaxes the senses. Bespoke furniture tailor made around the hotel's spaces complements Japanese design principles of simplicity and natural materials. The food and beverage spaces influenced by linearity are multi-functional spaces, with the Malt Bar and Lounge smoothly transitioning from a daytime tearoom to evening whisky bar.
A sanctuary in the heart of London, The Prince Akatoki is situated in an idyllic locale, surrounded by specialty boutiques and Georgian homes and just a short distance from Oxford Street, Hyde Park, and Mayfair.
Specialists in hospitality, including hotels, restaurants, and bars, B3 Designers were briefed by StayWell Holdings to refurbish the previously existing hotel with a focus on bringing Japanese design and hospitality ideals to the West End. The company designed the interiors and branding for the hotel's rooms, public areas (reception, sanctuary, communal workspace, corridors, lift lobby), and its F&B offers - TOKii, and The Malt Lounge & Bar.
For more information on The Prince Akatoki London or other StayWell Holdings properties visit www.staywellgroup.com