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.
Meliá Koh Samui has opened along Choeng Mon Beach on the northwestern part of Koh Samui. The nautical-themed beach resort is just 15 minutes away from the airport and has loads of facilities to keep families entertained. Adults will enjoy the beach club and swim-up bar, while children can look forward to fun times at the kids’ club and mini water park. meliáhotelsinternational.com
The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles has completed a redesign and restoration of its historic bungalows, designed to feature famous personalities who have stayed in the hotel over the past 100 years. Bungalow 9, for example, was completed in December and inspired by Charlie Chaplin; it includes a library with classic Charlie Chaplin books and even a Chaplin cocktail kit. dorchestercollection.com
Boutique cruise operator Heritage Line has launched a wellness and mindfulness-focused voyage on Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam. The 10-suite boat Ylang includes a spa and offers wellness activities, with onboard meditation and tai chi. The menus also place an emphasis on health, and feature fresh and light Vietnamese dishes. heritage-line.com
Eco-friendliness, sustainability and design: those are the hallmarks of Parkroyal Collection, a new brand by UOL Group Limited and the Pan Pacific group of hotels. Two existing Parkroyal properties have been renamed as part of this environmentally focused change: Parkroyal on Pickering is now Parkroyal Collection Pickering, and Marina Mandarin is Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay. The latter is also undergoing a $45 million revamp. panpacific.com
Plan a fun staycation with the girlfriends (or the family!) at Lyf Funan Singapore (67 Hill Street, Level 4 ), a co-living property by The Ascott Limited. Conveniently located in the recently refurbished Funan, the space, which also happens to be Southeast Asia’s largest co-living property, takes up nine levels of the mall and offers up to 412 rooms. Through 30 April, book the One of a Kind room at a special rate of $108 per night! lyfbyascott.com
Time for a Thai trip?
Bangkok’s Sam Yot district has welcomed an elegant new boutique hotel, Villa de Pranakorn. Close to the newly opened Sam Yot MRT station and the city’s Old Town, the 47-room hotel has a range of accommodation, from superior and deluxe rooms to luxe suites. Each is fitted with rain showers and comfy beds, with a design that blends contemporary fashion with photos of old Bangkok. villadepranakorn.com
Norwegian Cruise Line has eliminated the use of single-use plastic bottles across its fleet. The brand is also working to stop the use of single-use plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles later in the year. These efforts are driven by the company’s Sail & Sustain Environmental Programme. ncl.com
Got a Spare Million?
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has launched a new holiday concept called “You Run Raffles Maldives” – but it’ll cost you a cool US$1 million! The four-night, five-day rental buyout of the resort is for groups of up to 70 people (we suggest splitting the bill). The deal includes free wining and dining whenever you want, Raffles Butlers, access to a nearby deserted island, and loads more. The rate includes a five percent charitable donation to the Maldives’ Marine Center and an NGO working to protect sea turtles. email@example.com | +960 6828800