If you love travelling (like we do), we’re sure you’re always on the hunt for a new hotel or destination to head to for your next getaway! Here are some great spots and hotel deals to check out.
New in NZ
Robertson Lodges has opened The Residences at Kauri Cliffs, in the North Island of New Zealand. The three stunningly located private residences each have a saltwater swimming pool and four guest bedrooms with private bathrooms and verandas, family-sized kitchens, and spacious living and dining rooms – perfect for larger groups. Enjoy daily breakfast, pre-dinner drinks, canapés and dinner during your stay, while taking in the gorgeous surrounds. robertsonlodges.com
Long Weekends, 2020
Make good use of the fortuitously scheduled public holidays this year for a whole bunch of long weekends away! Here’s a reminder of the dates that will give you three days away:
- Chinese New Year: 26 January (Sunday, with a holiday on Monday)
- Good Friday: 10 April (Friday)
- Labour Day: 1 May (Friday)
- Hari Raya Puasa: 24 May (Sunday, with a holiday on Monday)
- Hari Raya Haji: 31 July (Friday)
- National Day: 9 August (Sunday, with a holiday on Monday)
- Christmas: 25 December (Friday)
The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure has undergone major renovations and rebranding to become Pullman Melbourne on Swanston. We love the location – close to Little Bourke Street, the city’s shopping and dining district. Plus, guests can enjoy all-day dining at Eva’s Restaurant & Bar, and unwind in the exclusive Club Lounge on Level 15. pullmanmelbourneonswanston.com.au
Love a cocktail? Luxury hotel and serviced apartment Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore has launched a mobile bar service that brings the bartender to you! Between 7pm and 10pm daily, you can indulge in unlimited beverages prepared-to-order by a resident bartender in your serviced apartment. Guests who book the Club Room package can enjoy the premium room service for free, but it’s also available as an add-on ($55 per person) for regular bookings. There’s a wide range of drinks on offer, including wines-by-the-glass and signature cocktails, alongside a selection of canapés from the property’s restaurant, Se7enth. oakwoodasia.com
Want serenity now? The newly opened Aman Kyoto at the foot of Mount Hidari Daimonji looks like a Zen paradise, if you ask us. Surrounded by forests, the luxurious resort has just 26 guest rooms across six room categories and features a traditional onsen. It’s a one-hour drive from Osaka International Airport and two hours from Kansai International Airport. aman.com/aman-kyoto
New Look for a Grand Dame
Hot on the heels of Raffles reopening in Singapore, the historic Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is again welcoming guests after a six-month makeover. Aside from full refurbs to 112 rooms and suites, the hotel has launched a new signature restaurant, “1932”. Try it after a drink at the iconic Elephant Bar, and follow up the next morning with Raffles’ unique Vespa tour of the Angkor temples. For reservations, call +855 23 982 598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hit the Slopes!
From 25 January to 1 February, Powder Byrne is launching Chinese New Year ski packages at Arosa, Switzerland. Prices start from around S$3,800 per person for seven nights, including pre-travel service, airport transfers, childcare and ski programmes and resort services such as complimentary ski guiding and a private driver. powerbyrne.com