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.
Save on a Samui Villa!
Villa Blue View, located on the northwest corner of the Thai island of Koh Samui, is offering a 40 percent discount to Expat Living readers. Sitting on a hilltop overlooking the gulf, the villa is designed by award winning architect Gary Fell. It’s flanked by nature, and offers clean modern lines and open spaces, with five spacious ensuite rooms, each with its own unique views. There’s also one bedroom with four single beds for kids. Villa staff are on hand to serve your every need and a chef is available at a daily rate.
You don’t need to travel to Japan to enjoy an onsen experience. Alba Wellness Valley Resort by Fusion is a natural hot springs resort near Hue, Vietnam, and it’s currently offering three new multi-day wellness packages. They include accommodation, nutritional meals and detox drinks, plus daily activities such as hiking, biking and water meditation. Prices start from $712 for two nights.
Hotel Soloha has opened in the bustling Keong Saik neighbourhood in Chinatown. The charming boutique hotel features a mix of the old and new, with bold interiors, indigo blue wooden shutters and panel doors, and tropical artwork designed by local artists.
Fancy an Upgrade?
With online service Upgradus, hotels are able to offer upgrades at discounted rates directly to guests in advance. Just log on, type in where and when you’re staying, and the system will contact the hotel. If the hotel makes an offer, you can choose to accept or decline it before you arrive.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will be opening its doors in October this year. Like its Singapore namesake, the Sydney property is a historic landmark – coincidentally, it’s the city’s old GPO building (1866), just as the Fullerton in Singapore is located within the GPO here (1928). The Sydney CBD is on the hotel doorstep, as are prominent cultural and arts precincts, dining options galore, and city icons such as the Opera House and Museum of Contemporary Art. The hotel offers complimentary heritage tours for hotel guests and the public.
Out with Plastic
The Ovolo group of hotels across Australia and Hong Kong has dispensed with single-use bathroom amenities, replacing them with refillable, recyclable pump bottles, significantly reducing the contribution to landfill. With names like “Ain’t No Scrub”, “Wash This Way” and “Smooth Operator”, the new products are named for the hotel group’s love of music, and are free from parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, synthetic colours and animal testing.
Located in Kata town, newly opened OZO Phuket offers easy access to shops, a traditional night market, dining options and Kata Beach that’s well-known for its surf. Guests can choose from guest rooms and suites across nine categories, with each room having a signature feature wall showcasing the beauty of the locality.