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Hotel Komune Bali is having a Flash Sale
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Indulge, recharge and kickback in luxury at Hotel Komune Bali, on the black, volcanic sands of Keramas Beach, with a fantastic saving of up to 40% off the best available rate for stay dates below.
The beachfront resort accommodation set on the lush and un-spoilt east coast of Bali is offering this amazing limited time offer to all past guests, their family and referred friends for stays between 1st-15th September and 15th November – 20th December.
Home to the world’s first permanent night surfing installation, Hotel Komune is a must for beach and surf lovers alike. Only a short 40 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, this pristine beachfront resort offers all the trimmings of a luxury resort, set in untouched East Bali, featuring 66 impressive four star rooms and suites, five star pool front suites and one, two and three bedroom villas.
This offer is only open to five rooms per day in stay period, so be quick!
Avani Broadbeach Residences is Gold Coast’s newest addition
Set to mark the first Avani to open its doors in Australia, the brand new Avani Broadbeach Residences has revealed a first look inside the 219-key property as it takes shape ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast’s celebrated seaside suburb of Broadbeach, the $150 million tower is on track for its scheduled Q1 2018 opening, which will see Avani Broadbeach Residences become the newest accommodation offering to open ahead of GC2018.
Construction is well underway, with the milestone 35th, and final, floor having been poured this week, along with the completion of both the One and Two Bedroom prototype guest rooms.
The four-and-a-half-star property will feature contemporary one-bedroom and two-bedroom beachside apartments, offering impressive ocean and/or city and hinterland views. The open layout encompasses a lounge, dining room and kitchen, complete with modern appliances, all complemented by a beach-inspired, neutral colour scheme.
Guest facilities include a landscaped terrace and Zen garden, a resident’s lounge gymnasium, generously sized swimming pool and sun deck, meeting space, and modern ground-floor bar and restaurant.
The hotel will begin to take bookings within the next few months.
Thanda Safari Unveils Luxury Photography Game Viewing Vehicle
Thanda Safari, the 5-star private game reserve located in KwaZulu-Natal, and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has unveiled the Green Mamba 1, a new Land Rover Defender remodelled into a luxurious game-viewing vehicle to provide guests with an even greater photographic safari experience.
Exclusive to Thanda Safari guests, the vehicle can be requested for a number of photographic specific game drives and lessons lead by Christian Sperka, Resident Wildlife Photographer and Field Guide who designed the vehicle himself.
The vehicle includes seating for two photographers with extra legroom allowing them greater movement and access to shoot from different angles, a canvas floor matting for the photographer to kneel or sit on to shoot at eye level over the side of the vehicle, photography ‘arms’ on the back seats to rest beanbags or gimbals on as well as extra storage space for equipment.
Adding to the above, with guest comfort at the forefront and ensuring every need has been considered, an on-board Nespresso coffee machine has also been incorporated into the vehicle design along with Christian’s signature Martini bush bar for evening drinks. Furthermore, a Marine Sound System comprising bird call recordings, a 12.9″ Apple iPad Pro with the latest nature apps including Roberts Birds of Southern Africa and three sockets for spotlights – front-middle-back – have all been installed.
New additions for Singapore’s Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Park Hotel Clarke Quay has recently undergone a soft refurbishment exercise, with new baroque carpeting and state of the art flat television screens added to all its 336 rooms and suites.
The amenities have also been upgraded to the luxurious Australian skin and hair care brand APPELLES Apothecary & Lab, which employs the latest technologies combining vitamins and extracts to deliver beautiful results whilst indulging the senses.
A Bicycle Rental Service has also been added to the hotel’s leisure offering, making it easy for guests to get around town and keep fit at the same time.
Guests will also find it easier to explore the destination from 21 October, with the opening of a new subway station, Fort Canning Station, which is only a 3-minute walk from the hotel, making Park Hotel Clarke Quay a perfect location for your next trip to Singapore.
Atura Hotel at Adelaide Airport is Well Underway
Construction has started on the new $50 million, 165-room Atura Hotel at Adelaide Airport. Event Hospitality & Entertainment Ltd (EVENT), will develop and operate Atura Hotels, a new seven-storey design-driven hotel directly adjacent the domestic and international terminal.
Anticipated to launch in the December 2018 quarter, the hotel is being developed under EVENT’s multi award-winning Atura brand and will feature a restaurant and bar, a business centre, flexible function and meeting spaces plus a port-cochere for guest drop off and collection.
Urban, industrial and design-inspired, Atura’s signature free-flowing communal spaces will be a key design feature at the Adelaide Airport hotel; the restaurant, bar, lobby and general public spaces will integrate seamlessly with the broader airport terminal and can be accessible by all travellers, not just hotel guests. A walkway will directly link the hotel with the airport’s Level 2 domestic and international check-in area.
“The force behind some of Australia’s most iconic event and hospitality brands, EVENT’s enviable portfolio includes luxury QT Hotels and Resorts, Rydges Hotels and Resorts, Eventhouse Hotels, Art Series Hotels, Thredbo Resort and Event cinema group.
Gold Coast Accommodation Provider Scores Gold with Games Discount
One of the few Gold Coast accommodation providers to offer a discount during the 2018 Commonwealth Games period has been rewarded with a gold rush of bookings. Surfers Paradise-based Holiday Holiday has been inundated by Games goers keen to secure an accommodation base for the massive 12-day event next April.
Holiday Holiday director Lee Lee Goh said more than half of the boutique luxury accommodation provider’s 100 self-contained apartments in Surfers had been snapped up since their Games availability went live on June 24.
Ms Goh said Holiday Holiday timed the release of all its apartments to coincide with the recent launch of Commonwealth Games event ticket sales.
“We offered a 10 per cent discount off our Games rate for those guests who booked before July 1, and that was received exceptionally well,” she said.
The apartment booking bonanza came as Queensland Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones implored local accommodation providers to release all their rooms when ticket sales kicked off.
SHOVELS HIT THE GROUND AT PEPPERS SOUTHBANK
Construction on Peppers Southbank, a new $60 million hotel in Melbourne’s vibrant arts and entertainment district, is now underway following a ground-breaking ceremony late last week.
Operated by Mantra Group, the 162-room hotel will be the Group’s eleventh property in Melbourne’s CBD.
Mantra Group Regional General Manager Doug Flavell said Peppers Southbank will cater to the strong demand for quality short-term accommodation in Melbourne’s inner-ring.
“This property is in response to a growing need in the market for high-quality hotels in Melbourne,” said Flavell.
“Melbourne hotels have experienced substantial uplift in demand in recent years and this strong performance is set to continue with further domestic and international visitation uplift forecasted for the Melbourne market.
“We’re confident Peppers Southbank will provide a market-leading hotel offering, well positioned to become the region’s premier corporate and leisure hotel.
“The hotel’s loction couldn’t be more perfect for both business and leisure guests with Melbourne’s central business district, Crown Casino, the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the city’s finest shopping and dining precincts all within walking distance.”
Set to open its doors in early 2019, Peppers Southbank is prominently located on the corner of Clarendon and Haig Streets and will feature 162 full-service hotel rooms across 32 levels, along with a range of amenities including a restaurant and bar, meeting room and gymnasium.
The sustainable building will achieve a 5-star energy rating, with the windows designed to meet higher-than-average solar heat gain co-efficient levels, achieving a 6-star NATHERS energy rating.
Elevate your Summer at the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki
Book your clients for a luxurious summer escape in Waikiki. Clients will enjoy a 25% off privilege rate when reserving four nights or more in one of the select rooms and suites with a la carte breakfast included.
The offer is valid through to December 22 2017, starting at $562 USD per night. The Promo code is B4K.
Oaks Hotels & Resorts says nĭ hăo to Chinese ‘guì bīn’ program
Leading accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts, a division of Minor Hotels, is delighted to officially announce the launch of its Chinese ‘guì bīn’ program across selected properties next month.
Named after the Chinese word for ‘VIP’ and ‘honoured guest’, Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ specially curated ‘guì bīn’ program will be introduced in a bid to ensure its ever-increasing number of Chinese guests feel even more welcome when visiting.
To date, the hotelier has already seen a 287 per cent increase in room nights from inbound Chinese travellers following the prestigious awards granted by Ctrip – China’s largest online travel agency – in late 2016, which reinforces Oaks & Hotels Resorts’ dedication to growing the Chinese market.
Oaks is now taking it one step further with the introduction of a number of dedicated Chinese services and in-room amenities, including the addition of popular Asian meals to participating properties’ in-house restaurants (such as congee and steamed buns), access to 24 hour Wi-Fi, and Chinese speaking staff. Dental kits and slippers will also be made available in hotel rooms and apartments.
The ‘guì bīn’ initiative is set to roll out across nine of Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ key leisure and CBD properties that are currently receiving high volumes of Chinese tour groups, including Melbourne’s Oaks on Market, the Sunshine Coast’s Oaks Oasis Resort, Queenstown’s Oaks Shores, and the Hunter Valley’s Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort.
Casa Angelina Announce Autumn Offer for Aussie Guests
Casa Angelina on Italy’s Amalfi Coast has announced exclusive offers for Australian guests wishing to stay at this stunning boutique hotel during the European Autumn in 2017.
Casa Angelina overlooks expanses of the Mediterranean Sea from a cliff-edge perch in the quiet and picturesque Campania village of Praiano, which is only a 10-minute drive from Positano and 15 minutes from Amalfi. The property will be available in 2017 for bookings from 5 April to 27 October. Children from 12 years of age are welcome to visit.
The special offer for Australian guests applies to Autumn bookings confirmed by 15 October 2017 for minimum 2-night stays from 1 October to 27 October 2017.
- 10% discount on best available rates
- Early check-in or late check-out (subject to availability)
- 20% discount on dinner at Un Piano Nel Cielo Restaurant
- Complimentary bottle of Casa Angelina Champagne and in-season fruit platter in room upon arrival
Casa Angelina room rates are from EUR380 (approx. AUD567) per night excluding 10% VAT and City Tax for 2 people in a Classic Room with lateral sea view, inclusive of buffet breakfast, parking, return scheduled shuttle bus service to Positano, Wi-Fi internet connection in guest rooms and public areas, use of gym and sauna and access to La Gavitella Beach via hotel elevator and 200 steps.
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort surfs into 50th anniversary
Summer 2017 marks half-a-century of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort welcoming visitors from around the globe to experience an epic vacation in Hawaii. To commemorate its 50-year milestone, the iconic beachfront resort is presenting guests with two limited-time offers: the Outrigger $50 for 50 promotion and the Outrigger Hawaii 5-0 Celebrations package.
Kicking off the 50th celebrations will be a special edition of Duke’s on Sunday – July 23 from 4-6 p.m. at Duke’s Waikiki restaurant, located oceanfront inside Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Henry Kapono will be playing and bringing along renowned guest performers.
The following night is a VIP “Golden Anniversary” event at Blue Note Hawaii on the second floor of the resort, with special performances from award-winning artists Makana and Henry Kapono. A handful of guests staying on property that night will receive a “surprise and delight” gift, including tickets to attend this once-in-a-lifetime party.
Outrigger’s long-standing local philanthropic partner Waikiki Community Center and property land owner Queen Emma Land Co. will be honored.
$50 for 50 Promotion: Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is offering a “$50 for 50” promotion to mark its 50th anniversary – giving guests a $50 resort credit when they book five or more nights from now through Aug. 22, 2017. The resort credit can be used for dining, spa or in-room purchases. Travel must take place before Dec. 15, 2017. Use the promo code “50DAYS” when booking at Outrigger.com.
Outrigger Hawaii 5-0 Celebrations Package: The “Outrigger Hawaii 5-0 Celebrations” package can be personalized based on the preferences of each party for up to 50 guests. Packages start at $2,500 (based on a 3-night stay) and can be booked and customized by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Avani to Debut in Mauritus with Development of New Build Resort & Spa
Avani Hotels & Resorts are developing its first hotel in Mauritius located along a stretch of the island’s unspoilt south coast. When it opens in 2021, the 150-key beachfront AVANI Bel-Ombre Mauritius Resort & Spa will offer the best of both worlds – stylish accommodation coupled with an untouched beach paradise.
Only 30-minutes from the international airport, AVANI Mauritius Bel-Ombre Resort & Spa will comprise 150 guest rooms, including 134 Standard Rooms and 16 AVANI Suites. In addition twelve, offer for purchase, residential Four-Bedroom Pool Villas will also be included in the development.
The new upscale resort will offer a specialty restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant, large multi-functional meeting space catering for MICE and weddings, an Avani Spa and Avanifit gym, Avani Pantry, Avani Kids Club, a beach activities centre and two swimming pools.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, reveals new signature T Spa treatment
Right on the shores of Lake Como in the north of Italy, the historic Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s award-winning T Spa is delighted to introduce its newest signature treatment for guests.
The ‘Jet Lag Reviver’ treatment is a specially designed 50-minute treatment to reduce fatigue and enhance the jet lag recovery after a long-haul flight. A tailor-made experience to help the body adjust to its new time zone, the instantly effective treatment incorporates skin brushing with a complete body energising, or soothing, massage.
The spa features five-treatment rooms, including the private T Spa Suite for couples, a Finnish sauna with panoramic views, sublime marble hamman, Ice Fountain, Mediterranean Bath, Steam Bath and glamourous nail bar. This is in addition to the serene infinity pool looking out to the lake, and three-storey gym and yoga studio.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s T Spa Retreat package includes:
- Two nights’ stay in a Grand Hotel Tremezzo luxury accommodation of your choice
- Daily buffet breakfast served in the hotel’s restaurant La Terrazza overlooking the lake
- 50-minute ‘Jet Lag Reviver’ treatment massage per person, using ESPA products and tailor-made in consultation with the T Spa Manager
- 2 bath oils by ESPA to enjoy at home for moments of absolute wellbeing
- 1 hour in the privacy of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo T Spa Suite (for two people), with exclusive whirlpool tub, sauna and Turkish steam bath.
The offer requires a minimum stay of two nights. It is subject to availability at the time of reservation and may be prolonged at favourable rate, and some restrictions may apply. Rates from €685 (AUD$1018) + 10% VAT per night in a Park View Prestige Room.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo celebrates 107th Birthday with a Magical Night on Lake Como
A jewel on the shore of Lake Como in Italy, the historic Grand Hotel Tremezzo has been welcoming guests for 107 years. In honour of this anniversary, the hotel – an Art Nouveau palace with a remarkable history of opulence and grandeur – is inviting guests to enjoy a special celebration on Saturday, July 8th, 2017.
Decades have passed in these walls, which have played host to Hollywood stars of the golden age and today, influential and elite European visitors, and travellers from across the world looking for a taste of la dolce vita. As can only be found within a grand hotel from the Belle Époque, drawing rooms and salons segue into one another, with stunning views of the lake at every turn.
And period decoration is lovingly detailed to honour the history of the hotel, inspired by its storied beginnings during the era of romantic grand tours, long voyages and illustrious travellers.
On this most special evening, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo will start the order of events at 7.30pm and celebrations will continue through the night, with each outlet showcasing a special highlight. Bellini and Rossini Cocktails will be served at T Bar, while T Beach will host the Champagne Pommery Party.
At T Spa in Villa Emila the Hand Skincare Cocktail will be offered, while T Shop is allowing guests behind the scenes as Italian artisans demonstrate how to make leather shoes and how to design a silk scarf in celebration of all things ‘made in Italy’.
Luxury Ballroom to Debut at Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka
Anantara Kalutara Resort is set to open its luxurious 680 square metre ballroom later this month. The purpose-built two storey building has stunning views over the Indian Ocean as well as indoor and outdoor pre function space overlooking the Kalu River.
Influenced by Sri Lanka’s rich culture and heritage, the ballroom complex offers a unique setting for weddings, meetings, events and corporate retreats, combined with authentic luxury matched by world class leisure and dining facilities.
Designed for maximum flexibility, the pillar-free ballroom can be divided into two equal sound proof spaces, making it ideal for meetings and smaller gatherings. Designed by renowned architects MICD, the décor and furnishings use traditional Sri Lankan design blended with hints of vibrant colour, hand painted batiks and contemporary fittings.
The ballroom is fully-equipped with an advanced, state-of-the-art lighting system, which can be programmed to create any mood desired, as well as full audio-visual, sound and entertainment infrastructure.
The ballroom is the perfect venue for a reception of up to 400 guests, and banquets and gala dinners for up to 350. Meetings in classroom and theatre style can cater for up to 350 attendees. Expansive indoor and outdoor pre function space is the perfect complement for this stunning ballroom. In addition, four meeting rooms are available for breakouts and meetings.
NIYAMA Private Islands Maldives Brings Surfing to the Shore
Most of the surf spots in the Maldives remain an undiscovered secret, or those in the know keep it so, but at NIYAMA Private Islands Maldives the secret is right in front of you at the only luxury resort sporting surf-able waves that break directly onto the island.
Off the beaten track with uncrowded waves and high quality breaks, NIYAMA Private Islands introduces a series of surf options and tailored services that invite professional and novice surfers alike to revel in their own version of luxury by enjoying adrenaline-charged activities right on their doorstep.
Aptly known as Nature’s Playground, NIYAMA Private Islands offers adjoining twin islands, Chill and Play. Just off the edge of Play Island’s Surf Corner is Vodi surf point – a classic, powerful left hand ride that breaks onto the shore. Off to the West and just five minutes away by speedboat is Kasabu surf point at Kudahuvadhoo Corner – a superb right hander with barrelling sections. Head East for ten minutes to Hocus Pocus at Maeenboodhoo Corner for another barrelling right hander.
134 studios, suites, and pavilions dot both islands or extend out over the azure lagoon. Right on the beach at Surf Corner, surfers can chill out in customised Surf Beach Studios, Surf Beach Studios with a pool, or a Surf Family Beach Suite with a pool, ranging from 135 to 255 square metres.
Mantra Hotels’ Discover Wonderful Sale on Now
Mantra Hotels’ Discover Wonderful Sale is on now with a range of great-value accommodation deals at more than 115 Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree hotels and resorts across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii. From now until midnight 16 July, travellers can save big on beach holidays, city breaks and Hawaiian escapes.
- Whitsundays: Stay at the recently refurbished and rebranded Mantra Club Croc, Airlie Beach from $129.
- Sunshine Coast: Mantra Mooloolaba Beach starts from $149* per night.
- Gold Coast: Mantra Legends Hotel in the heart of Surfers Paradise starts from $119* per night, includeing a two-for-one seafood buffet dinner voucher and a 20% off beverage voucher.
- Kingscliff: Mantra on Salt Beach starts from $139* per night including full buffet breakfast for two and 25% off Season restaurant dining voucher
- Sydney: Mantra Parramatta starts from $133* per night, including a bottle of wine on arrival and a 12pm late check-out.
- Canberra: Mantra on Northbourne starts from $119* per nigh, including 1GB of Wi-Fi, a two-for-one breakfast voucher and a 12pm late check-out.
- Melbourne: Mantra on Jolimont starts from $109* per night
- Tamar Valley: Peppers York Cove’ Deluxe Hotel Rooms start from $109* per night
- Adelaide: BreakFree Directors Studiosstart from $79* per night and include discounted self-parking and an 11am late check-out.
- Perth: Mantra on Murray provides a stylish and comfortable experience and a perfect retreat for when exploring the Perth CBD. Stay in a Queen Studio Room from $129* per night (Friday to Sunday). Valid for travel until 31 October, 2017.
- Darwin: Mantra Pandanas from $269* per night.
- Christchurch, NZ: BreakFree on Cashel from NZ$76* per night.
- Seminyak, Bali: Peppers Seminyak from US$76* per person per night.
- Honolulu, Hawaii: Ala Moana Hotel from US$130* per night.