Looking for a spot of pampering? The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown has created an in-room SOAK Service offering an individual and personally curated spa experience. Designed by Spa Director Tara Cruz, the in-room SOAK Service is an indulgent treat for in-house guests who wish to take full advantage of the deep soaking tubs featured in every room and suite within the Hotel.
Baths have long held therapeutic properties for the body. Four of the five offerings are designed for individual travellers who wish to relax, reduce muscle tension and condition the skin while the Rose Revival for Two is a couple’s experience, designed to maximise time together with one’s nearest and dearest. Guests can call The Spa to order any of the SOAK Service experiences directly to their room with advance notice. A Spa Attendant will arrive to the room and personally draw the bath while arranging the appropriate SOAK Service based on the guests’ needs and menu selection, which are themed as Restore, Sooth, Detox, and Seasonal. For romantics at heart, the Rose Revival for Two uses pure Himalayan salts to naturally lift spirits and tuberose and lemongrass to ignite feelings of positivity and love.
Looking to explore Scotland this summer? Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has opened its first hotel in Scotland with the arrival of Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel. Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful squares in the Georgian New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. With a view of Edinburgh Castle and historic hotspots just a short walk away, the hotel is at the perfect intersection between old and new. The 184 rooms and 15 suites are part of seven interconnecting Georgian townhouses which showcase Kimpton’s bold and playful design. At the heart of Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is The Garden, a space full of natural light where guests can sit back and relax for a drink or a meal, whatever the time of day or night. Nearby, destination restaurant BABA is inspired by the flavours of the Levant and offers playfully curated mezze dishes that are best shared around the generous wooden tables while BABA’s unique cocktail menu offers an original twist on the classics, with options such as a Sesamartini or Olive Oil Negroni. Hotel guests will also enjoy Kimpton’s signature perks such as in-room yoga mats and Kimpton’s ‘Forgot It, We’ve Got it’ service offering important guest essentials. Guests can also meet fellow travellers at Kimpton’s daily social hour in the hotel’s BABA Bar, take part in free fitness and wellness classes at the recently refurbished, state-of-the-art gym, or enjoy a relaxing treatment at The Spa.
Family Fun in Danang
The Pullman Danang Beach Resort has introduced new two-bedroom Family Suite rooms and an impressive new design following the completion of a major three-month renovation project.
The renovation included the revamp of 175 rooms and suites, which were completely refreshed with a bright and elegant design, creating a greater sense of space and a relaxed ambience. Contemporary style has been blended with elegant local touches, including modern Vietnam ceramics, to deliver an authentic, enticing and welcoming seafront vibe. The highlight of the revamp is the introduction of the new Family Suites, which provide 122sqm of bright and inviting living space, including two bedrooms, expansive family areas, sleek wooden floors, modern amenities and panoramic views of My Khe Beach and the azure ocean. Each Family Suite is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including three 55-inch TVs, a coffee machine, remote controlled curtains and more, ensuring that every stay is effortlessly entertaining. The renovation was not limited to the rooms, however; guests at Pullman Danang Beach Resort can also now dive into a dramatic new ocean-facing infinity swimming pool, the first in Vietnam to feature Krislite’s fiber optic lighting, allowing guests to plunge into a galaxy of stars.
New Adventure for True North
Pioneer operator True North Adventure Cruises is preparing for no-less than its 32nd season in the awe-inspiring Kimberley region of north Western Australia, during which it will introduce an exciting new itinerary. The Kimberley Coast is renowned for its wilderness qualities, stunning scenery, vibrant indigenous culture and, some of the best fishing action on the planet. True North Adventures first offered adventure-cruises along the Kimberley coast way back in 1987 and the new 13-night Coast and Coral itinerary will kick-off on the Kimberley Coast, with guests of adventure-cruise ship True North savouring all the icons of the region, including the King George Falls, Mitchell Falls, the Hunter River, the Prince Regent River and, Montgomery Reef. Then it’s just an overnight steam to the magnificent Rowleys and more than 300sqkme of pristine coral playground. The maiden Coast and Coral journey will embark in the frontier port of Wyndham on August 24, 2019.
With the trend for experiential travel continuing to make tracks, luxury travellers – or ‘Luxplorers’ – are adapting a ‘carpe diem’ mindset, pursuing adventures that allow them to traverse the world in style. To cater to these adventurous travellers, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has launched safari style Jungle Tented Villas that offers authentic experiences of outdoor living under the stars at the heart of resort’s inland jungle. Unleashing the explorer in every traveller, the Tented Villas offers travellers a safari-style, alfresco luxurious living with an outdoor rain shower, roll-top tub and locally-sourced rustic interiors with complete seclusion. Set in their own private wonderland of wilderness, the Tented Villas are built to mirror the beauty and diversity of the island’s verdant flora and fauna. Built with wooden frames, amber-toned interiors and walls swathed in white canvas, the indoor and outdoor areas offer a spacious alfresco lounge space complete with handmade wooden furniture, bathing facilities and swimming pool – allowing travellers an opportunity to get closer to nature. Film aficionados will love the new private pop up cinema screenings that can be set up in the Jungle Tented Villas, while adventurers can set sail to a nearby deserted island for a castaway picnic. Gourmands can head out to sea for a sunrise fishing trip and learn the art of Maldivian line fishing, before heading back to their jungle abode for a private jungle BBQ.
New Amenities for British Airways First Class
British Airways has repositioned its First Class product as part of a £6.5bn (US$8.5bn) investment. New additions include sophisticated new male and female loungewear designed by luxury British fashion brand Temperley London, which is coupled with bespoke British Airways amenity bags featuring Temperley’s “Star” design and products from British skincare brand ELEMIS. The amenity kit also contains the essentials to cleanse, revive and hydrate. The airline’s chefs have also designed new delicious a la carte menus that focus on fresh seasonal ingredients of British provenance, with dishes served on elegant bone china crockery by William Edwards and complemented by new tableware by Studio William and glassware by Dartington. The airline will also be introducing a new signature afternoon tea service, showcasing the great British tradition of high tea. The menu will include a selection sandwiches, delicate pastries and scones, as well as a wide range of tea infusions. Look out for an improved turndown service that includes new luxurious 400-thread count bedding, accompanied by a foam fibre mattress topper, as well as new high-performance headphones crafted by British audio pioneers Meridian.
New Chelsea Hotspot
Luxury hotel, cruise and train company Belmond has turned a London icon into its chic new home in the capital’s arts district. After a multi-million-pound renovation, Belmond Cadogan Hotel has opened on Sloane Street, an address that has played host to socialites, artists and aristocrats throughout history.
One of the city’s most iconic houses of slumber, the Cadogan has been lovingly refreshed and reinvigorated as a new stage for many of the city’s cultural and social events, from literary gatherings to curated art shows, while also offering luxurious digs at the heart of the British capital. Belmond Cadogan Hotel celebrates British culture, design and quirky eccentricity across its 54 spacious rooms and suites, many of which feature working fireplaces, separate dining spaces, in-room libraries curated by Chelsea institution John Sandoe, and views over Cadogan Place Gardens. With spacious bathrooms replete with free-standing soak tubs, a specially designed house champagne, and handcrafted in-room bars featuring cocktails by Adam Handling you’d be forgiven for rarely venturing out. However, if you do, the hotel can tee you up with a host of exclusive experiences, including tours of the hotel’s 400 piece-strong art collection, the best theatre tickets, and even the chance to take tea at one of the few remaining original Cabbie Shelters in the city.
Summer in Mongolia
Saddle up for a timeless nomadic adventure in Orkhon Valley National Park between June 15 and September 19 with The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts Summer 2019 edition, an annual adventure reserved for just 20 intrepid travellers. A one-of-a-kind adventure, The Pavilions Mongolia offers timeless escapism and reconnection with the essence of life and nature during this unique ‘Genghis Khan Retreat’, which elevates the high-end camping experience to extraordinary new heights. Guests can spend spellbinding summer days exploring boundless untamed landscapes by horseback, kayak, or on foot; and memorable nights ensconced in ornate traditional Mongolian gers. Guests of all ages can channel their inner Genghis Khan with ancient Mongolian pursuits such as archery, horseriding and polo, during which steeds from the 100-strong herd are matched to each guest’s personality traits by some of the world’s finest horse whisperers. Cashmere goat combing; gliding along the river by kayak; trekking through sweeping grasslands; conquering soaring peaks; or attempting to capture the epic landscapes by camera are just a few more examples of the escapist offering. Guests seeking a more serene day can choose to reconnect with daily yoga practice; try a Mongolian massage with the camp’s masseuse; or even experience traditional healing rituals with the resident Shaman.