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

Designer Hotel Ovolo South Yarra Rocks into Melbourne

Ovolo Hotels has unveiled the next addition to their designer hotel collection, Ovolo South Yarra, in Melbourne. Located next to the famed intersection of Toorak Road and Chapel Street in Melbourne's cultural precinct, blending past, present and progressive, Ovolo South Yarra is a place where retro chic and pop art meet.

Ovolo Group founder, Girish Jhunjhnuwala commented on the opening, sharing that “Ovolo South Yarra is ready to deliver an extraordinary hotel experience embodying Ovolo's philosophy of connecting with its guests emotionally. Complimenting the local cultural scene through art, design and a unique restaurant concept.”

Taking design cues from the days of disco, rock gods and retro glamour, Ovolo South Yarra is bold, creative, and unpredictable. Designed with long-term collaborators of Ovolo, award-winning designer Luchetti Krelle, all 123 rooms infuse retro-plush, with accents of chrome and colour. Ranging from micro-hotel rooms to Rockstar suites, completing the hotel in true Ovolo fashion. Each with a musical moniker, aptly named in honour of the era's most iconic lyrical lovers, 'John', 'Yoko', 'Sonny' and 'Cher'.

Effortlessly designed, the rooms and suites offer an injection of energy and are anything but dull. Seamless technology integration with Chromecast, Bose Bluetooth speakers (excluding Go Go rooms) and intuitive design is met with custom bold graphic wallpapers that jump off the walls. While chrome makes a comeback in feature joinery pieces in harmony with plush pattern-heavy furnishings. In addition, Ovolo South Yarra's rooms feature a convenient water dispenser, hydrating guests while reducing plastic waste.

It is anything but under-the-radar, book now at ovolohotels.com

Sandbox VR Announces First Las Vegas Location, Coming to Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas

Sandbox VR has announced that they have signed a contract to open the latest Sandbox VR location in Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. The company anticipates opening the new site in the early summer of 2021.

Sandbox VR is a socially immersive experience that provides players a unique combination of full body motion capture and VR technologies that enable them to become anyone and go anywhere, together with their friends. Sandbox VR is an experience much like going with friends to a movie or an escape room; however, with VR technology from the future, the Sandbox experience allows guests to truly step into another world. Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of experiences including exploring a colorful and haunted pirate ship, hopping onto a space elevator, ascend past Earth's atmosphere to fight aliens or play an e-sport experience.

Sandbox VR is incredibly optimistic for the future. The company has seen increased demand of 30% from before the pandemic at their current locations outside of Chicago and in Austin since they were able to open again with Government mandated restrictions. Sandbox VR has historically been able to drive foot traffic to its locations, and it's no different during the pandemic, where over 90% of customers book ahead online. With the vaccine roll out accelerating and COVID-19 cases rapidly decelerating across the country, Sandbox VR has once again been ramping production back up in anticipation of the influx of interest at the end of the pandemic.

For more information and to make reservations, please visit sandboxvr.com and connect with Sandbox VR on Facebook and Instagram.

Wink Hotel Saigon Centre is Now Open!

Wink Hotels, Vietnam's revolutionary new hospitality brand, has announced the official opening of its first hotel and flagship Wink Hotel Saigon Centre @ 75 Nguyen Binh Khiem on 24 March 2021.The hotel is the first in a pipeline of 20 hotels to be opened in Vietnam within the next five years.

As Vietnam's first homegrown hospitality group, Wink Hotels is created to deliver affordable luxury for the dynamic Indochine 2.0 generation, appealing to their fast-paced lifestyle and enterprising mindset. Centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City's vibrant Da Kao ward within District One, the property features 237 space-efficient rooms that personify the brand's contemporary ethos of chic and creative design, deep functionality and traditional Vietnamese values.

Speaking on behalf of the developer/owner, Indochina Kajima and the operator, Indochina Vanguard, Peter Ryder, Indochina Capital's CEO, stated, “Wink Hotels: Made in Vietnam for Vietnam. Here we are today launching this amazing brand and beautiful hotel. We have created something new, something dazzling, something fun, something colorful and something essentially Vietnam.”

Wink Hotels bring Vietnamese street food culture to the comfort of a hotel environment with signature Wink Carts for easy, quick breakfasts and lunches while the team of Wink Guides give you the best intel on the neighbourhood and the city.  Every space-efficient room has a power shower and comfortable beds that match the best in the world, including premium linens and mattresses by Catherine Denoual Maison.

Paris-based Architecture Workshop (AW2), led by partner architects Reda Amalou and Stéphanie Ledoux, have designed every element, from the architectural concept through to interior design and furniture. For the Wink brand, AW2 created a specific locally-inspired colour palette deployed throughout the hotel, from the bespoke sunshades on the façade down to the cushion fabrics. The bold and vibrant exterior design attracts attention from the outside, acting as a beacon for the wider neighbourhood.

A World of Your Own : Private Tropical Sanctuary for Family and Friends Reunions - Enjoy Exclusive Use of all 30 Suites When Booking 15 Suites for 3 or more Nights

After way too many months of being away from our loved ones and living in the confines of our own four walls, it's time to celebrate the reopening of skies and borders and reconnect.    

With this in mind, together with a new-look post-pandemic world, 137 Pillars House has a perfect, private, highly personalized and value-driven solution - enjoy exclusive use of their award-winning luxurious 30-suite boutique hotel, when booking a minimum of 15 suites for 3 or more nights, giving you an additional 15 suites for the same price.

The award-winning 137 Pillars House has a rich colonial past and 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, (8000 sqm, 86,111 sq ft or 2 acres) the layout of the property naturally lends itself to abundant personal space and privacy.

You will have the entire property at your disposal – a world of your own in a private paradise and personal Butler service to top it all off.  Suites range from 70-135 sqm and you will have a choice of categories in accordance with your preference.

For more information and reservations, please contact 137 Pillars House on: www.137pillarschiangmai.com

Hive Club buzzes into Park Regis North Quay

Brisbane's Park Regis North Quay, part of the StayWell Holdings hotel property portfolio, has launched a flexible working and event space, Hive Club. The Group's first step into the co-working industry, Hive Club is the perfect place for any inner entrepreneur, and will potentially act as a blueprint for additional concept roll-outs across the StayWell portfolio. Hive Club is available to both in-house guests and locals looking for a communal space to work, and provides a unique take on the growing global co-working trend.

With co-working office space in Australia predicted to triple by 2030, Hive Club caters to workers on the go both locally and in Brisbane for business or leisure, and offers a range of working solutions from desks on demand to breakout spaces. The area also provides separate dining and relaxation zones, plus a retro pin-ball machine that acts as the perfect antidote for any work frustrations.

Overlooking the Brisbane River with views to Southbank, Hive Club offers a fresh and flexible alternative to working travellers, as well as local entrepreneurs and business people looking to take a break from WFH or their usual office space.

The Hive Club is located on the ground level of the classic Park Regis North Quay hotel, which also features studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, making it perfect for a variety of travellers. Located a stone's throw from Roma Street and with uninterrupted views of Brisbane River, the CBD and South Bank, the hotel is in the ideal location for those visiting the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane.

For more information on the Hive Club, visit hiveclub.com.au

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