If you love travelling (like we do), we’re sure you still like looking at new hotels or destinations – even while you wait. The good news? There are plenty of new resorts and hotel updates to check out for your future getaways! And, of course, there are some great hotel deals right here in Singapore, with staycations and walking tours to explore too!
More Ways to Get Down Under
Keen for some cultural exploring and world-class coffee in Australia’s second biggest city? Emirates has relaunched daily direct flights from Singapore to Melbourne following a three-year hiatus. This provides an alternative to Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Scoot and Jetstar on the popular route and will help serve a pent-up demand for air travel between the two cities, with the capacity to transport up to 5,000 passengers a week between the two points.
Cliffside in Bali
Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes, a branded collection of private vacation homes, chalets and mansions, has just launched its first Asian property. Uluwatu Estate in Bali has expansive open-air living areas, immaculate gardens and reflection pools connecting eight independent suites. The design is all about modern aesthetics, luxury and comfort, while also capturing the essence of Balinese style. For meals, the estate can arrange private candlelit dinners on the beach or transport guests to one of the many renowned beach clubs nearby.
If you like the sound of a romantic retreat with complete privacy, The Ridge Villas are located in an intimate setting on top of Telunas Private Island, with spectacular sea views. Each of the five couples-only villas comes with a private plunge pool, an air-conditioned master bedroom with king bed facing the water, and an oversized ensuite garden bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower. Each morning, breakfast is served in the outdoor lounge area next to the pool as you overlook the ocean sunrise. Book now to reserve your next weekend getaway!
Hua Hin Beach Break
Radisson Resort & Spa Hua Hin is a new beachside retreat on Cha-am Beach and close to Hua Hin’s top cultural attractions, including historic royal palaces, golden temples, colonial-style architecture and lively night markets. The resort’s 243 well-equipped rooms and suites have modern interiors and balconies overlooking the sea, including Family Suites with bunk beds and children’s amenities. There are lots of dining and social venues in the property too.
Alma, a resort on the Cam Ranh beachfront in Vietnam, has cultivated its own onsite farm to produce fruit, vegetables, herbs and chicken eggs – which means organic ingredients galore for guests’ meals and drinks. With a focus on self-sufficiency and sustainability, landscape manager Ngo Duc Thinh and his team of green thumbs have transformed parts of the family resort into a nursery garden, a chicken farm and a herb garden. They’ll be introducing cooking classes where you can pick and clean your ingredients to cook your own healthy meals.
New in Singapore
Pan Pacific Hotels Group has opened its latest Singapore flagship property and second Pan Pacific Hotel in the city, and is now taking reservations for stays from 1 June 2023. Located in the Claymore enclave just off the Orchard Road shopping belt, Pan Pacific Orchard is a new architectural jewel and lifestyle destination for the area, offering a plethora of lifestyle experiences and privileges, from evening cocktails at PacificClub Lounge to daily breakfast at Mosella.
Pullman Hotels & Resorts makes its Singapore debut with the opening of Pullman Singapore Orchard. The hotel’s signature spaces are designed to celebrate the fashion powerhouses that surround it, with plenty of inspiring artefacts and bold materials. The highlight is the P.S.O. Beach Club, the first-of-its-kind in Orchard, where guests can relax, with ambient music, cosy cabanas, sun beds, a striking pool and a swim-up pool bar.
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