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Six Senses Laamu Valentine’s Day promotion for Sweethearts 

Six Senses Laamu is delighted to offer true romantics a special Valentine’s Day promotion full of sublime experiences and exclusive adventures, ensuring an unforgettable celebration for lovers at the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean.

This luxury Maldives resort is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed of sustainable materials and set around a palm-fringed paradise. Beautifully remote, yet easily accessible by plane and boat from Malé, Six Senses Laamu is set in a lagoon where dolphins swim along the sandy shoreline. With villas set over-water and on the palm-fringed island, there are all the creature comforts, plus a choice of overwater lounges and restaurants and amazing excursion experiences.

Minor Hotels announces expansion into Lebanon with launch of Oaks Beirut later this year

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 158 hotels and resorts in 25 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year. The group is pleased to announce it has signed a management agreement with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut.

World Resorts of Distinction welcome COCO Collection to the ever-expanding portfolio

World Resorts of Distinction (WRD) is delighted to welcome the stunning Coco Collection into their Portfolio, which consists of 3 beautiful Maldives based properties. WRD will operate as the sales & marketing representatives for the brand,  in the Australian market.

Coco Collection specialises in creating true boutique luxury on some of the most beautiful islands in the Maldives. Their authenticity is innate.

The island corner of the world is Coco Collections’ everlasting muse, and their care for and contribution to the ecology and community is genuine. Three islands comprise the brand. Coco Privé Private Island offers guests the chance to escape to an entirely private island. Coco Bodu Hithi translates island life into contemporary sophistication. And Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is dedicated to the inspiring beauty and natural wonder of the Maldives.

Enjoy Ayana’s new dazzling pearl and jade sensation treatments

No trip to Bali is complete without indulging in some time out to rejuvenate and relax. Available exclusively on the Island of the Gods at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, Spa on the Rock’s new Dazzling Pearl and Jade Sensation spa treatments are the pinnacle of Bali luxury.

The mystical Jade Sensation treatment utilises the healing powers of high quality jade stones, targeting areas of the face and body that retain stress. Hot and cold jade stones, combined with Swedish and deep tissue massage, work in unison over a leisurely 90 minutes to release fatigue, so that guests can focus on relaxing.

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas to Open First City Hotels

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has given two old beauties a complete restoration as part of a remarkable conservation project in Singapore. Ideally situated in the island city-state’s central district, the project is located in the eclectic heart of Chinatown where socialising, dining and nightlife take center stage.

Six Senses Singapore is split across two buildings that are an easy wander apart. Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell will mark the brand’s first city hotels, celebrating local Singapore culture and history while adding a touch of playfulness to the heritage properties. There is a diverse mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements in the buildings including neo-classical lion head motifs, Chinese porcelain-chip friezes co-existing with Malay timber fretwork, French windows, Portuguese shutters and Corinthian pilasters. Guests can make full use of all facilities and outstanding service in both, as well as the rich local community in between. No matter where you sleep, guests can sign for services at either hotel and will consider both locations – their home away from home.

The Peninsula Hotels Chinese New Year Festivities


The Peninsula Beijing _Chinese New Year - 2_preview

The Peninsula Shanghai welcomes the Year of The Dog with colourful customs and traditions. An annual highlight of The Peninsula Shanghai festivities is a spectacular Lion Dance performance featuring drumming and cymbal clashes by the award-winning Xia Guo Zhang troupe from Hong Kong in The Lobby on 16 Feb. Guests will also be welcomed by 6.5-metre-high, Chinese paper-cut window decorations featuring traditional Chinese patterns.

From 1 February to 21 February, The Peninsula Paris invites guests and visitors alike to discover The Peninsula Hotels through the works of the celebrated photographer, Annie Leibowitz. Leibowitz turned her lens behind the scenes at the hotels, thus immortalising the most striking Peninsula moments, combining glamour and photojournalism in her own distinctive style for a campaign in 2004 and 2009. 12 extraordinary black and white photographs will be on display in the public areas of the hotel.

On February 16, at The Peninsula Tokyo Lobby and Hei Fung Terrace, guests will be thrilled by traditional Chinese lion dances and performances by a seven-stringed guqin zither musician. Witness the vibrant energy and entrancing drum beat of the spectacular lion dance, said to ward off evil spirits and usher in good luck for the new year. Following Chinese customs, diners both young and old will receive a lucky red envelope to take home as a memento of a truly special Spring Festival experience. Staying guests can enjoy a taste of the festivities with Chinese Festive menus offered on the Room Service menu between February 15 to 17, while savoury radish cakes will be served with breakfast at The Lobby on February 16.

The Peninsula Chicago welcomes the New Year with a traditional lion dance on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm at The Peninsula Chicago’s front entrance amid a joyful atmosphere, while loud drumbeats and strong cymbal crashes scare away evil spirits. The lion troupe will then make its way down The Gallery on the hotel’s main 5th floor lobby, weaving through the tables in The Lobby during Afternoon Tea at 3:30 pm. Children are invited to “feed” lettuce to the lion, representing good luck for the coming year!

Holiday Décor to Bring Fortune and Luck To let guests soak up the holiday atmosphere while they are away from home, The Peninsula Chicago will be adorned with red lanterns and Year of the Dog décor throughout the hotel. The colour red represents joy and luck in Chinese culture, and so the hotel’s facade will be illuminated in red, adding to the spirit of the season. The Lobby will be decked with red flowers and tangerine trees, representing good fortune.

Guest rooms will also feature festive customs, including a red packet containing a large chocolate coin that will be placed in all guest rooms during turn-down service on Thursday, February 15, the eve of Chinese New Year. Traditionally, Chinese customs are to place a red packet with lucky money underneath the pillow on the eve of the New Year to wish for a healthy and prosperous year.

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