Hotel wrap: Sofitel Sydney joins Virtuoso, Six Senses unveils wellness programs + more!

Hotel wrap: Sofitel Sydney joins Virtuoso, Six Senses unveils wellness programs + more!

We’ve even thrown some news in this week’s hotel wrap that your clients who are expecting will love, along with plenty of posh new hotel reveals.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour accepted into Virtuoso

Atelier by Sofitel

Atelier by Sofitel

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has been accepted into Virtuoso’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprised of more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.

According to the hotel’s general manager Greg Brady, inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s 17,500 luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele. Virtuoso agencies sell more than (U.S.) $23.7 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.

IHG announces dining discounts until the end of 2019

Thousands of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Rewards Club members can start enjoying six months of exclusive dining discounts, with the launch of the new IHG Rewards Club dining offer: Today’s Special.

As one of the most extensive IHG Rewards Club dining offers, Today’s Special is designed to give back to guests with discounts and across InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, voco, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and more. For the first time, these discounts apply whether guests are staying at one of IHG’s hotels worldwide or stopping by for a delicious dining experience – any time of day.

Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay unveils holistic wellness programs


Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay is delighted to unveil a refreshed look after a recent extensive refurbishment. The spa enhancements include six renovated treatment rooms as well as a brand new state-of-the-art fitness center located on top of the spa with a panoramic view of the bay, a tranquil meditation sala and an indoor flying yoga studio.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World adds its first hotels in Azerbaijan and Málaga

Palacio Solecio, Malaga, Spain

Palacio Solecio, Malaga, Spain

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is making a splash this summer by introducing four stylish new properties including the first ever hotels in Azerbaijan and Málaga to join the brand.

Enjoy an eco-friendly retreat in Thailand, take in the views in Switzerland, indulge in a taste of the Mediterranean in Andalucía or explore the narrow-cobbled streets of Baku.

These properties offer luxury on their own terms, ensuring independently spirited travellers create unforgettable moments to last a lifetime.

‘The Snuggle is Real’ with Ovolo Hotels’ new Babymoon package

Ovolo Babymoon Package

From July 2019, Ovolo is offering all mummas- and papas-to-be a babymoon package, as a last hoorah before their special arrival.

Labelled ‘The Snuggle is Real’, the new package is available at all Ovolo hotels across Australia and Hong Kong, perfectly primping parents to relax prior to the pitter patter of newborn feet!

Included in the package and stay at Ovolo is a 60-minute pregnancy massage; a specifically designed treatment to tackle the aches and pains commonly reported amongst pregnant women, defeating stress and discomfort. And the best part? Ovolo brings the expert masseuses direct to the hotel, so guests don’t have to leave the comfort of their hotel room sanctuary.

Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin launches new luxe family experiences

Tree house, a Family Themed Family Suite at Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin low res

Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin is bringing family experiences to a new level with the launch of its family-themed rooms and suites and its offering of child-friendly amenities and services.

Families with young children can look forward to travelling light, having greater convenience and a stress-free stay experience. Younger guests can explore and stimulate their imagination during their stay in these specially designed family themed suites at the hotel.

Character, culture and heritage to be expected at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

The Fullerton Sydney

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will be the city’s newest luxury heritage hotel in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD).

Opening on 18 October 2019, guests can look forward to an elevated hospitality experience steeped in character, culture and heritage that is synonymous with the award-winning The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts company.

A sister property to the beautifully restored National Monument – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore – which shares a similar rich history as a former General Post Office (GPO) building, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is the brand’s first international expansion outside of the Lion City.

StayWell Holdings and Prince Hotels reveal first look of The Prince Akatoki London

The Prince Akatoki London Lobby

StayWell Holdings, a subsidiary of Prince Hotels Inc. – one of Japan’s leading hotel and leisure companies – has confirmed its debut Prince Akatoki hotel, The Prince Akatoki London, will take place in September 2019.

After years of delivering British luxury in the heart of Marylebone, award-winning hotel, The Arch London will undergo a full transformation into the inaugural, luxury hotel under the newly launched global brand aiming to provide luxury services with Japanese hospitality.

Trisara’s special offer

Trisara - Ocean Front Pool Villa (1) Small

Book your clients into Trisara, Phuket between now and 30th April 2020 and enjoy private pool villas, an oceanfront location, total privacy and a range of dining options (including a one-Michelin star restaurant) from only $685 per night.

This rate includes breakfast daily and transfers for two persons.

Accor announces Matt Adnate as namesake artist for new Art Series hotel in Perth

Matt Adnate at The Adnate

Accor has announced its new Art Series hotel in Perth will be named after one of Australian street art’s most influential big wall painters – Matt Adnate.

Adnate is an artist who creates his portraits with spray paint. His monumental works portraying Aboriginal Australians have captivated viewers around the world… and now, with the arrival of The Adnate, Perth will be home to one of the world’s tallest murals, and the first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art.

The imposing 27-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on the west-facing side of the hotel is the largest artwork Adnate has painted on a building and, once completed, will feature faces which represent the cultural history and community of Perth.

This, along with a ‘Laneway Mural’, which spans more than 50m long and features multiple portraits from Adnate and a collaboration with a local Aboriginal artist, and Matt’s interior ‘Staircase Mural’, will completely transform the hotel both inside and out.

Microhire wins major Marriott contracts in Queensland

Microhire Event Image

Audio-visual and staging company Microhire, was recently awarded three major Marriott International contracts, lifting their extensive Marriott portfolio to thirteen five-star hotels and resorts across Queensland, Victoria and Fiji.

The Marriott portfolio, Melbourne Sheraton Hotel, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas, have all awarded Microhire their audio-visual services.

The wins follow a successful 2018, after Microhire were re-signed on for The Westin Brisbane and won W Brisbane contracts.

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