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Baillie Lodges Unveils New Designs for Longitude 131°

Baillie Lodges has unveiled plans for the multi-million dollar enhancement of its acclaimed desert retreat Longitude 131° at Uluru (Ayers Rock), including the addition of a spectacular new premium suite and the property’s first dedicated spa.

Under the direction of architect Max Pritchard – the designer of Baillie Lodges’ award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island – Longitude 131° will next year introduce several new facilities while at the same time redeveloping its central Dune House in a $6 million project.

Sri Lanka’s Salt House Offers More

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June 2016 marked the 12-month anniversary of Sri Lankan property, Salt House, Hiriketiya. In those months, Australian couple Rob Dixon and Cristal Napper have taken this cool and casual beach B&B to a number one ranking property in the uber cool, fast becoming area of Hiriketiya. Hiriketiya is otherwise known as Blue Beach, Horseshoe Bay, or to these adventurous new business owners ‘Hiri’s”.

Salt House features six rooms, three of which are air-conditioned on the ground floor with private courtyards and three open plan jungle view rooms on the second floor. The top floor is where Salt House stands head and shoulders above the rest. A casual lounge and dining areas provides 360 degree views of the jungle and ocean. With such stunning views the short 50m walk to the beach sometimes seems too much.

If you are looking for an unbeatable beach escape, a large holiday home for a winter getaway, or somewhere to host a remote retreat group, then Salt House has ticked every box.

Prices start from $80USD in the Low Season (May to July 31) and $100USD in Peak Season (Dec 20 to Jan 31). Pay 3 stay 5, staying from June 20, 2016 to July 31st 2016 and Oct 1st to Dec 20th 2016. Travel agents can book direct at info@salthousesrilanka.com, with rates commissionable at 15%.

 

Ocean Resort Group adds X10 Khao Lak Resort

X10 Khao Lak_Beach_LROcean Resort Group has announced that it will be further expanding its presence in Khao Lak with the addition of X10 Khao Lak Resort, scheduled to open in November 2016.

The 4+ star resort enjoys a beautiful location right on unspoiled Khao Lak Beach, only 2 kilometres away from the city centre.

The resort’s accommodation offering is extensive and boasts a broad range of options catering to different traveller needs. In total, there are 284 rooms spanning from the lead-in Deluxe Rooms, 35-39 square metres in size, through to Deluxe Pool Access Rooms, Kids Suites and the top-end Couples Suites that feature an impressive 71 square metres in size.

 

Sri Lanka’s Hotel Group partners with Louis T Collection

Grant Healy and Sanjeev Gardiner

A powerful new hotel initiative that promises to stir up a new round of international enthusiasm for Sri Lanka is taking shape on one of Asia’s fastest-growing island destinations.

This month, the Galle Face Hotel Group and the Louis T Collection will come together in a strategic partnership that will link two complementary organizations — the Galle Face Hotel Group (GFHG), a Sri Lanka-based company led by a prominent voice in Sri Lankan tourism, Sanjeev Gardiner, and the Louis T Collection, a hospitality management and building solutions company.

“Now’s the time,” said GFHG Chairman Sanjeev Gardiner. “The island is flourishing and tourism is booming.”

 

Frasers Hospitality to open in Tokyo

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Frasers Hospitality Group, a division of Frasers Centrepoint Limited (“FCL”), today announced the collaboration with Japan’s leading property and real estate developer, Sekisui House Ltd (“Sekisui House”) to open Fraser Suites Tokyo.

Redeveloped from an existing 4-storey commercial building, Fraser Suites Tokyo will be a 23-storey building comprising 223-unit premier serviced residences.

“Globally we aim to have a presence in major key gateway cities, and our entrance into Tokyo brings us one step closer to this goal.  As the capital of Japan and one of the world’s most bustling metropolises, Tokyo presents an exciting milestone for us. Fraser Suites Tokyo is a significant addition to our established presence in Japan and we hope to continually increase our portfolio in central Japan,” said Mr Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Hospitality Group.

 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts launches Momentum

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific has launched ‘Momentum’, a new multi-channel digital magazine, created by an award-winning editorial team who were tired of always reading ‘top 10’ lists, and supported by a network of leading contributors across the Asia Pacific region.

The site features Sydney’s designer shopping highlights, Singapore’s indie scene, bioluminescent diving in the Maldives, the best running routes in Macau as well as interviews from renowned personalities.
“Travel is the heart and soul of Momentum – but we’re using it as a filter to explore something much bigger,” said Matt Potter, John Brown’s Chief Content Officer.

“You won’t see tourist guides on Momentum. We’ll never tell you the ‘20 things you have to see in Sydney’ and we don’t care about the best beaches in the Maldives. But if you want to read about cultural currents, technological trends, and art, music and food features that are genuinely engaged with local scenes across Asia Pacific, Momentum is the place to turn.”

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