Raffles Bali, an intimate oasis of Emotional Wellbeing
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce its 15th Raffles Hotel in the world, with the launch of the lavish Raffles Bali, which offers unparalleled views over the Indian Ocean and the famous Jimbaran Bay sunsets. With just 32 private pool villas, Raffles Bali epitomises distinguished charm for well-travelled connoisseurs seeking elegant spaces, privacy and cultural discovery.
The private limousine transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport to the luxurious Balinese resort takes less than half an hour; yet despite its brevity, the journey has the power to transport you from one world to another. As the crowded streets of Jimbaran give way to sun-spangled gardens, a sense of tranquility descends. The winding road takes you deep into the heart of nature, to a hidden corner of the island that is steeped in local legend and defined by beliefs and customs that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
From each of the exquisite Pool Villas - the largest and most private in Jimbaran - abundant sunlight streams in through the patio doors to gleam off rich hardwood floors. The soft batik tapestry hanging behind the king bed is a tribute to the skill of Bali's local craftsmen, while rustic rattan furniture complements sweeping views of your private garden and the ocean beyond. Step outside into Bali's restorative warmth for a morning spent lounging at your private pool or reading on the gazebo's shaded daybed, enjoying the gentle breeze. When you feel like exploring the rest of the resort, your Raffles Wellbeing Butler will gracefully take you on a journey of discovery to wherever you want to go. All villas include indoor and outdoor showers, yoga mats and bespoke beach accessories, in addition to an indulgent soaking tub.
Wendy Wu Tours 2021 Let's Go Special
Eager to book a much-needed holiday for 2021? Wendy Wu Tours has launched its Let's Go 2021 special saving you $500pp on group tours to Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Central Asia and Eurasia.
Wendy Wu Classic Group tours are fully inclusive, prices include international flights and taxes, all accommodation, all meals, transport, English speaking guide (with a min five years' guiding experience), visas (for Australian passports if required), touring and entrance fees.
Two popular tours included in the special:
Jewels of Japan: 12-day Classic Tour
Now from $9,190pp fully inclusive
On this 12-day tour, you'll arrive in the buzzing capital of Tokyo, visit the Meiji Shrine and explore Fuji Five Lakes and ascend 2,000m to Mt Fuji's 5th station. You'll also gain an insight into Japanese culture by taking a bullet train to Kyoto – Japan's spiritual heart, take part in a tea ceremony, explore Fushimi Inari Shrine, try your hand at making soba noodles, learn the art of origami plus more!
Classic Mekong: 17-day Classic Tour
Now from $6,380pp fully inclusive
Enjoy the natural beauty and charm of Cambodia and Vietnam including three nights aboard the deluxe Victoria Mekong. Arriving into Siem Reap you'll have an afternoon to discover local culture before spending a day exploring the temples of Angkor. Tour highlights also include seeing local life on Tonle Sap, a cyclo tour through Phnom Penh, an immersive downstream cruise along the Mekong River, wandering charming Hoi An and soaking up the atmosphere of Hanoi's colonial quarter.
For the full range of tours included the special call us on 1300 128 738 or visit www.wendywutours.com.au/lets-go-2021
LN Garden Hotel Nansha Partners with EHang Holdings to Launch World's First Urban Air Mobility Themed Guest Experiences
WorldHotel's affiliate member, LN Garden Hotel Nansha in Guangzhou, is breaking new ground with its partnership with EHang Holdings, the global leader in autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology. This strategic collaboration will see the commencement of a pilot programme to introduce the world's first Urban Air Mobility (UAM) themed guest experiences. The partnership will showcase new facets of air tourism to create unforgettable journeys through innovative integration of aerial sightseeing, traveller transportation, air logistics, aerial media light shows, intelligent exhibitions and education.
As part of the collaboration, EHang 216 AAV services will be introduced at LN Garden Hotel Nansha, making it the world's first hotel to offer such guest experiences. Guests would be offered the chance to enjoy aerial sightseeing in the two-seat passenger-grade AAV, fully immersing themselves in the beautiful scenery as they cruise above the hotel's beautifully landscaped grounds. With full automation, passengers do not need to concern themselves with the control and operation of the aircraft and are free to enjoy the lush forests, mountains and Nansha's scenic coastline that surrounds the hotel. An aerial trip where the sky is the only limit, LN Garden Hotel Nansha's Ehang 216 AAV new service routes and packages will be announced at a later date.
For reservations or information, visit https://www.worldhotels.com/content/luxury-hotels/en_US.html
Enhanced Guest Safety and Service in the New Normal
As the world adapts to a new normal brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the local hospitality industry prepares to resume business operations, Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford steps out with another leading initiative among hotels in Singapore – an easy, safe and touchless solution that will offer guests the convenience, assurance and peace of mind to check in and out of the hotel with minimal physical contact and interaction.
To anticipate the needs of customers and continue to delight them in the immediate and long term future, it is an absolute essential to ensure cleaning and hygiene standards are the best in class so that guests feel confident, safeguarded and secure each time they stay at the Hotels.
With this new digital solution, guests are able to register and check-in prior to arrival, and check-out via the web or on their mobile device through the simple use of a QR code and with easy to follow step-by-step instructions; without the hassle of having to download any applications. They can also customise their stay with different hotel offerings, make payment online, save time and more importantly minimise face-to-face engagement to protect their own well-being.
In addition to the contactless check-in and check-out solution, Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford are also working on providing guests with a touchless and safe experience at each possible touch point in the guest journey. These include providing guests with all the information they need on their phones, including guest service information in-room; menus; payment at table; and Concierge information. In time to come, printed information may be completely done away with, which is a big and positive contribution towards sustainability as well.
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel Launches Special Room Packages to Support HKTB's New Campaign
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, the iconic five-star landmark on the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui East, introduces two special room packages -- “Stay & Savour” and
“Home Away from Home” -- in support of Hong Kong Tourism Board's “Holiday at Home” campaign from now to 10 September 2020.
“Stay and Savour” includes a stay in a Deluxe City View or higher category room for rates starting from just HKD1,600. Food and beverage credits valued at HKD1,000 per room per night are cumulative throughout the stay and can be used for dining, including alcoholic drinks, at any of the hotel's restaurants and lounges. Guests can choose from seven dining venues to suit their every mood and taste, including Chinese restaurant Tao Li, Japanese restaurants Sagano and Ranzan, all-day dining at Café East, French cuisine at La Table French Brasserie and libations and snacks at Residence Lounge & Bar and The Lounge.
Guests are also rewarded with an additional 25% food and beverage discount if they sign up for Epicure membership upon arrival, or 20% food and beverage discount for non-members. Complimentary WiFi is also available throughout their stay.
For reservations or details, please contact your travel professional, call the hotel at +852 2313 4305 or visit https://newworldmillenniumhotel.com/en/
PONANT expeditions to the Arctic recommence!
PONANT, one of the first cruise lines in the world to return to cruising, has resumed luxury expeditions to the Arctic. PONANT, world leader of luxury expeditions, will also set a course through the legendary Northeast Passage before sailing onward to Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands in the Russian Arctic.
Between now and September 2020, PONANT will be undertaking no fewer than five inspirational itineraries to the Arctic, four of them brand new.
Destinations include the Bering Strait; Chukotka, one of the most remote parts of the world; Svalbard and its Nordaust-Svalbard Nature Reserve; the Kuril Islands, and the Northeast Passage.
Polar bears, seabirds, walruses, bears and arctic foxes, surreal polar landscapes, volcanoes, remote outposts... life enriching voyages, each holding the promise of unforgettable moments. With extensive experience in sailing the polar regions, and expertise for over 20 years, PONANT has resumed voyages in 2020 designed to appeal to the inner explorer.
Contact your preferred travel agent, or PONANT Consultants on 1300 737 178 (Australia) or 0800 767 018 (New Zealand), or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain assistance and information.