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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives, recently feature on ‘The Bachelorette’ finale, launched romantic packages for couples

Villa Muthee deck and infinity pool

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives has announced the launch of two exclusive romantic packages laced with the most glamourous experiences for couples to spend memorable moments on the island. The brightest gem in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Villingili Island is located in the heart-shaped Addu Atoll, a true haven for those seeking romance.

Guests will embrace the idyllic romantic island settings, in a world of its own, with a golden mile of stunning white sandy beach and a natural jungle with over 17,000 coconut trees and majestic Banyan trees. Couples will be awestruck by the natural treasures on the island and marine life in the azure waters of the shoreline.

The Romance in the Maldives offer includes a five-night stay in a villa with a private pool or over the ocean, a romantic abode where couples can retreat, perched atop the emerald-green jungle canopy or strung along the turquoise shoreline. The luxurious villas boast a spacious deck to enjoy the magnificent Indian Ocean scenery, with a dining and lounge area, ideal for a romantic dinner under the stars. Whether for a wedding, honeymoon, proposal or a romantic getaway, the dedicated villa host can create a bespoke romantic setup for couples in the intimate settings of their villa.

Pristine beaches, unique jungle settings, dream villas and exclusive romantic locations took the spotlight in the recent finale of ABC’s The Bachelorette, aired on Monday, August 6. The idyllic private island enchanted bachelorette Becca Kufrin and her bachelors as they savored memorable moments at the resort. During her time at the resort, Becca experienced a date like never before, at one of the most exclusive locations on Earth, right on the Equator.

Top drop… The world’s finest on show at the gallery wine room

The Gallery Wine Room

At the heart of Sydney’s original five-star hotel, The Gallery at Sheraton on the Park has long been a favourite for those looking to relax and indulge in a bit of afternoon delight. Now, as the last of the light fades across Hyde Park and the CBD, part of the hotel lobby is transformed into an intimate wine bar.

Complementing the hotel’s famed High Tea, the Gallery Wine Room is the city’s newest after-work drinks destination for guests and locals alike, offering connoisseurs a curated collection of exclusive fine wines from around the world, paired with an assortment of mouthwatering dishes and artisanal cheeses.

Open from 5pm Tuesday to Friday, the Gallery Wine Room is celebrating doors open by showcasing the best of The Lane Vineyard with an exclusive offering from August 7 to September 28.

Established in 1993, The Lane Vineyard is one of Australia’s most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Adelaide Hills. Consistently listed as a 5-star winery and recognised in the top five per cent of wineries in Australia by The 2019 Halliday Wine Companion, The Lane Vineyard is home to the famous Gathering Sauvignon Semillon, the highly acclaimed Reunion Shiraz and the trophy winning Block 14 Basket Press Shiraz.

Courtyard by Marriott Seim Reap Resort spearheads expansion in Cambodia and Southeast Asia for Marriott International

Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap

Marriott International has announced the opening of its first Courtyard by Marriott in Cambodia with the debut of Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort. This represents Marriott International’s first hotel in Cambodia, with a second hotel to follow when Courtyard Phnom Penh opens in the capital city later this year. Courtyard by Marriott has several other projects in the pipeline across Cambodia, identifying it as an exciting emerging market in the region.

The brand’s flagship in Cambodia features modern Khmer architectural design, an innovative lobby space, locally inspired food and beverages and 233 contemporary guestrooms and suites that combine stylish comfort with functionality, thoughtfully designed for good nights and good days.

Siem Reap is home to the Angkor Archeological Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and Cambodia’s main tourist attraction. Other attractions include silk farms, artisan workshops showcasing local crafts, fishing villages on Tonle Sap, balloon rides and the Cambodian Cultural Village. Siem Reap also features three world-class golf courses, including the Angkor Golf Resort designed by Nick Faldo.

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins to be unveiled 

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The grand hotel at the corner of Spencer and Little Collins Street is set to return to its heyday as one of the city’s most glamorous attractions, following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment. The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, Melbourne will be unveiled in October, under the TFE Hotels Collection brand – a portfolio of beautiful discovery hotels with a sense of story, place and purpose.

The stunning design by Woods Bagot will transform the existing Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne into The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins. The sophisticated address is in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne, with the city’s best boutiques, cool laneways and bars on its doorstep. The design has a modern and inviting appeal that pays tribute to the Art Deco era of the original Hotel Alexander built on the site in 1928.

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins has 163 beautiful guest rooms with plush furnishings in a classic palette of dove grey, blue, white and charcoal, with full-length mirrors and custom carpet featuring period motifs. Each bathroom has white subway tiles and chequerboard black and white tiled floors, contrasting with chrome tapware that reflect the heritage elements of the building.

The sophisticated lobby creates an inviting sense of arrival with its warm timbers, smoked mirror and brass elements complemented by luxurious soft furnishings with colourful custom rugs. The Boardroom’s rich palette of timber, leather and stone provides an elegant space ideal for a private dining experience or a business meeting. The level two restaurant will have new-look interiors, playing on a spectacular 10-storey atrium, which fills the space with natural light and is complemented by magnificent chandeliers. The original ballroom is ideal for sophisticated weddings.

Centara’s two Maldives resorts offer irresistible deals

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A holiday in the Maldives has just been made more accessible and appealing thanks to the latest deals at two luxurious resorts. Centara’s two resorts each cater to different needs, but both offer the experience of one of the world’s most incredible natural holiday destinations.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a luxury, once-in-a-lifetime destination where superb food and drinks, activities and spa treatments are part of the unique All-Inclusive concept. Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults only resort, making it the perfect romantic destination for couples. Both resorts feature the spectacular scenery and private island environment the Maldives is famous for.

Centara is offering two different packages to help guests enjoy its stunning resorts in the Maldives:

  • Pay less for more nights – Enjoy blissful moments in paradise for longer, with Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives’ popular Stay Three Pay Two promotion which is now extended for bookings and stays until the end of October 2018. Book online and for every three nights you stay, the third night is free! Up to two children stay free when booking a room with two double beds.
  • Up to 30 per cent off PLUS free transfers – This all-inclusive offer provides free domestic flight or speedboat transfers in addition to a 20 per cent discount on rooms at both Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives and Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives. CentaraThe1Card members get an extra 10 per cent discount. Book online by October 31, 2018 for a holiday between now and October 31, 2019.

Primus Hotel Sydney extends the art of indulgence with its all-new ‘Stay in Bed’ package

Relish, rejuvenate, relax: Primus Hotel Sydney has curated the all-new ‘Stay in Bed’ package, designed to pamper guests from arrival to extended departure in lavish style and comfort.

Whether it’s a weekend or mid-week indulgence, ‘Stay in Bed’ has been purposefully designed with year-round availability, making it the perfect accompaniment to celebrate any special occasion, from anniversaries to birthdays, or to treat yourself and your loved one to an indulgent staycation or night out, right in the heart of midtown Sydney.

Guests can arrive in style with valet parking before checking-in to a generously sized Executive Room, thoughtfully designed, blending historic Art Deco charm with contemporary designer furnishings. A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne will welcome guests to their rooms, which they can relish on paired with hand-dipped, chocolate-covered strawberries, before retiring for a night of rejuvenation in the large soaking bath with Melissa Allen essential oils and an Appelles bath pack.

Unlimited in-room movies and breakfast in bed will ensure the relaxation continues into the next day, with no need to get out of bed until guaranteed late check-out at 2pm.

Frasers Hospitality Australia joins prestigious Luxury Syndicate of NSW Art Gallery

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Frasers Hospitality Australia in partnership with Frasers Property Group have joined the prestigious Luxury Syndicate partnership at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, a platform for networking and business development for players in the luxury market.

Luxury Syndicate members will also have access to exclusive activities and VIP events for their partners organised by The Art Gallery of NSW. Membership fees from Luxury Syndicate members will contribute towards funding exhibitions, acquisitions, education, conservation, public programs, and emerging artists.

Frasers Hospitality joins exclusive high-end brands in the newly launched fundraising program, alongside Rolex, Bang & Olufsen, Vera Wang, Graff, Glenfiddich, La Prairie and media partner CEO Magazine.

Starting with two properties in 1998, the company now boasts over 145 properties in more than 80 cities. Australia’s conglomerate includes four properties under the Frasers Hospitality umbrella – Fraser Suites Sydney, Fraser Suites Perth, Fraser Place Melbourne and Capri by Fraser Brisbane.

Experience the World’s Best in South America with Travelmarvel

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Join Travelmarvel for a luxury experience staying in one of 24 private casitas at the foot of the Andes at the award winning, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Resort thanks to two for one airfare deals.

Renowned for its hacienda-style architecture and breathtaking views, the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Resort recently secured the number 14 position in the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ and the number two position in the ‘Top 10 Resort Hotels in South America’, as voted by Travel & Leisure readers.

Travelmarvel guests will spend two memorable nights during their discovery of Peru’s Sacred Valley, immersed in the beauty and remoteness of this world class property, just one of several climaxes on The Highlights of South America tour.

Travelling from Santiago to Lima over 20 days, highlights include a fiery tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires, a visit to Rio’s Sambadrome and a journey to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistdome Train. Prices start at $9,695 per person, twin share, including Early Payment Discount and two for one airfares.

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