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.
Plan ahead – a long Bali break!
Once we can travel again, treat yourself to an extra-long vacation at The Residences by The Legian Seminyak, Bali. The property offers all the fab facilities and service of a five-star hotel, plus the privacy of a holiday home by the beach. You can choose from 11 different residences, from intimate one-bedroom options to two- and three-bedroom villas that can house the whole family. For the ultimate treat, we’ve got our eye on The Beach House, which comes with an infinity pool, private tropical gardens, two dedicated butlers, a personal chauffeur and complimentary daily afternoon cocktails and canapés.
Guests also get 20 percent off dining and spa treatments, 10 percent off personal training sessions, and complimentary access to the Technogym and other facilities at The Legian Seminyak, Bali. The long-stay offer is from $6,605 per month (minimum twomonth stay in a one- or two-bedroom residence). Valid for stays until 31 March 2021.
Travel tech company Amadeus has launched a new online bot, Travel-19, to address COVID-19- related travel questions. It’s a one-stop spot for credible information about more than 350 airlines and 60 countries from official sources, including trip cancellations, travel restrictions and government advisories.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has rolled out a series of updates to its I Prefer Hotel Rewards loyalty programme. These include a new flexible member rate (savings from 10 percent) at more than 300 participating hotels, which are fully cancellable up to the day of arrival until 31 December 2020. Over 25 new properties have also joined the group’s loyalty programme.
I Prefer is complimentary and you can sign up here: iprefer.com/enroll
Avani Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka has undergone a revamp, revealing new facilities and a fresh look. Guest rooms and suites have been renovated and new Ocean View Pool Suites have been added. Other highlights include new restaurants, a ballroom, a 24-hour gym, and ziplining and abseiling facilities.
Brisbane Airport’s new runway was officially launched on 12 July after 15 years of planning. To allow Aussies in the future to look back at the significance of the milestone, the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) created a time capsule to be opened in 2070. The sealed capsule is housed in the Kingsford Smith Memorial at the airport. Brisbane is a seven-hour flight from Singapore.
New Asia Openings!
Luxurious oceanfront property Azerai Ke Ga Bay opened in April this year. The Vietnamese hotel has taken over the Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa after a six-month renovation. Many of the contemporary rooms, suites and villas come with either plunge pools or spacious private pools.
Opening this month in one of the Korean capital’s trendiest neighbourhoods is the Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae; it’s also close to Hongdae Subway Station, which has three subway lines. The hotel has an all-day-dining restaurant and lobby bar, along with a fitness centre and laundromat.
The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing has opened in the Chinese city’s central business district. Towering over its surroundings at 62 stories, the hotel offers stunning views of the famous Xuanwu Lake and Purple Mountain.