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Big Fat Hotel Wrap

Vanessa Bussoletti

Happy Thursday – aka it’s almost the weekend! Please enjoy this hearty hotel wrap and a champagne on us. Just kidding, we can’t afford to buy champers!

The Anam Vietnam celebrates grand opening 

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The Anam, a 117-villa and 96-room resort with a stunning beachfront setting and a sublime 10 treatment-room spa, celebrates its grand opening on April 26 in Vietnam’s most compelling new destination.

An emerging destination as a high-end alternative to nearby Nha Trang, this five-star resort will have a host of world-class facilities, including the spa, three restaurants and two bars, a 3-D movie theatre, a ballroom, conference facilities, water sports centre, yoga room and deck, tennis court, gym, kids club and three swimming pools.

A 12-hectare property with some 3,000 palm trees with 300m of private beach, the Anam’s design pays homage to colonial-era and age-old Vietnamese aesthetics, with its imperial Hue-style roofs, glowing lanterns, big-bellied water vases, decorative pools, customised mosaic floor tiles and stone pathways.

Ranging in size from 50 sqm to 267 sqm, the villas, rooms and suites afford unencumbered views of the ocean, towering headlands, lush gardens and the resort’s swimming and decorative pools. Terraces or balconies jut from every villa. Twenty-seven villas have separate living rooms and their own private swimming pools.

Complimentary daily activities include beach volleyball, badminton and sunrise yoga, and water sports range from kayaking and bravo sailing, to surfing, bodyboarding and snorkelling.

Nobu Hospitality unveils Nobu Ryokan Malibu

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Nobu Hospitality has announced the opening of Nobu Ryokan Malibu, the first in Nobu Hospitality’s Ryokan Collection on April 28, 2017.

Above the famed Carbon Beach alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan Malibu has been completely transformed from a 1950’s vintage beach motel into an exclusive destination retreat. The property features 16 uniquely-designed accommodations over two floors, offering panoramic views and enveloping a serene ocean-facing courtyard with a lush garden displaying native California plants.

Guests can enjoy an exceptional dining experience at Chef Nobu’s celebrated Nobu Malibu, which sits alongside the property, as well as a custom crafted in-room dining menu. Additional property amenities include a 37-foot, outdoor lap pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, access to Carbon Beach, a dedicated fitness room, access to Malibu Racquet Club and a tranquil relaxation deck.

Reservation inquiries for Nobu Ryokan Malibu can be made here.

Salamanca Wharf Hotel Hobart Mothers Day Package

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Spoil Her Package – Give Mum Moet, Mona and the Movies this May

This May the Salamanca Wharf Hotel are offering a package especially designed to spoil the mother in your life. A two night get away in one of the gorgeous Salamanca Wharf Hotel Loft Penthouse apartments with some delightful extras thrown in.

During May, if you take advantage of the “Spoil Her” offer you will also receive a bottle of chilled Moet Chandon champagne on arrival, two tickets to MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art) and two tickets to the iconic State Cinema.

The offer is only available by booking direct either online or by phone.  Prices for the two night “Spoil Her” package are $750.00 for stays Sunday to Thursday night or $950.00 for weekends (Friday/Saturday night).  Valid stay dates for the “Spoil Her” promotion are 1 May until 5 June 2017.

For further information and bookings click here or call 03 62 247 007.

RIMBA Bali family-friendly deal

RIMBA Jimbaran BALI, part of Bali’s largest and only fully integrated AYANA Resort and Spa BALI, is offering a special deal on family-friendly accommodation; a second connecting room available at half price, allows parents and children to spread out in style and enjoy the ideal mix of family fun and privacy. The package also includes daily breakfast for four people.

For full details of RIMBA’s second room for 50% off getaway deal, click here.

Nanuku Fiji releases ‘Family Program’

From the Easter School Holidays and every holiday period after that until March next year, Nanuku Auberge Resort is offering the perfect luxury Fiji family holiday opportunity with the release of a value-packed, dedicated family program.

The minimum three-day stay offer is up to two children 12 years and under staying, eating and playing free. The offer also includes a family ‘Food Safari’ featuring a guided tour of the region’s local markets. A stay at Nanuku includes all gourmet meals, select non-alcoholic beverages,

The offer is valid for sale from now until 15 March 2018 and available for travel from now until 31 March 2018.

Blackout Dates: 01 – 17 Jul 17 / 1-20 August 17/22 Sept – 09 Oct 17 / 24-30 Oct 17/20 Dec– 05 Jan 2018.

BreakFree Adelaide gets a major makeover 

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The vibrancy of Adelaide’s West End continues to grow with council investing more than $2 million on the Hindley Street West redevelopment and the popular BreakFree Adelaide undergoing a $800,000 transformation.

The renovation, now in its final stages, has included significant upgrades and modernisation to guest rooms, conference facilities and common areas. The Hindmarsh Conference Room has also been upgraded to become a fresh and funky space for meetings and events.

BreakFree Adelaide is located at 255 Hindley Street, Adelaide. Stay from $119* per night in a Studio. Bookings can be made here.

Menjangan Dynasty Resort’s TV Week Logie Award prize incentive

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Bali’s newest and only beachside luxury safari-tented boutique resort, Menjangan Dynasty Resort, has sponsored the TV Week Logie Awards with a stay at the ultimate glamping resort for all nominees and winners. One lucky travel agent will win the prize of TV Week Logie’s Celebrity Bag.

Any booking made until 14 May 2017 at any Prime Plaza Hotel in Bali, including Bali Dynasty Resort, Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites, Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Amadea Resort and Villas Seminyak, and Menjangan Dynasty Resort, will get one entry into the draw to win this exciting prize. Booking details must be emailed to Rob Wiseman at aus@corp.pphotels.com.

The prize includes 3 nights at Menjangan Dynasty Resort, plus extras such as entrance to Finn’s Beach Club, a day at Canggu Club Bali. You’ll get a Simone Perele lingerie voucher, a range of beauty, laser and dermal treatments, Delta Goodrem’s new perfume, a new HiRode watch, plus an Orbit Key Finder.

Full pack details can be found in this week’s TV Week magazine. As a additional incentive, the top retail store will win a team getaway for up to 8 people with 3 nights accommodation at your choice of Prime Plaza Hotel.

The TV Week Logie Awards are being held this Sunday, 23rd April at Crown Palladium.

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