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Residence Inn by Marriott Debuts in Colombia, Offering Upscale Living in the Heart of Bogotá

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Residence Inn Bogota
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Residence Inn by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announced today the opening of its newest property, Residence Inn by Marriott Bogotá. Marking Residence Inn’s debut in Colombia, the hotel is located at Calle 90 # 16-30, just a few steps from 93rd Street Park and in the middle of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan area in the Colombian capital.

Operated by oxoHotel — a company specialized in the conceptualization, development and operation of multi-brand and multi-segment accommodations — the new Residence Inn by Marriott Bogotá welcomes business and leisure travelers with upscale design and architecture that enhances the guest experience with open spaces to relax and live without constraints.

Residence Inn by Marriott Bogotá provides direct access to Chicó Market (Mercado del Chicó), an innovative gastronomic complex with more than 30 gastronomic offerings, located adjacent to the hotel, as well as to Bodytech Calle 90, one of the best medical sports clubs in Colombia.

“We are very pleased to introduce the Residence Inn by Marriott brand for the first time in Colombia,” said Diane Mayer, Vice President & Global Brand Manager of Classic Select Brands, Marriott International. “We’ve seen increased demand for longer stay brands that offer modern amenities, open room layouts and sophisticated design to spread out, recharge and maintain a healthy balance while on the road, whether for business or for fun. Travelers can make the most of their stay by choosing the Residence Inn by Marriott Bogotá.”

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Residence Inn Bogota
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The hotel offers 131 all-suite, flexible guest rooms including studios and one- or two-bedroom suites. Guests will feel right at home with separate areas for living and sleeping with plush bedding and linens, providing an intimate atmosphere that invites connection and productivity.

The hotel design makes use of organic materials and textures combined with warm colors, transition palettes, as well as textiles and ancestral Colombian goldwork that feature crisp and inspiring details, offering comfort the moment a guest enters the hotel lobby.

LONGER STAY
Designed for stays of five nights or more with maximum benefits in mind, Residence Inn stands out for its modern residential decor based on the idea of ​​‘travel the way you live.’ It is a concept where openness, freedom and love for life translate into personalized service and unrestricted experiences.

Fully equipped kitchens in each suite – complete with a refrigerator, cook top, microwave, dishwasher, residential-size appliances, and dishes and cookware – set the stage for home-cooked meals, paired with Residence Inn’s complimentary grocery delivery. Guests will also appreciate large in-suite workspaces with a well-lit desk, ergonomic seat and high-speed wireless internet access.

Residence Inn offers a wide variety of healthy and natural options on rotation for its daily complimentary breakfast, included in the room rate.

“We are delighted to open the first Residence Inn in Colombia in an area surrounded by impressive shops, restaurants and experiences that invite business and tourism. Each suite has been developed to create sensations of being close to home with personalized welcoming moments,” said Juan Carlos Galindo, CEO of oxoHotel. “With this opening, we are not only reaffirming our intention to offer enhanced experiences to our guests, but also to reignite tourism and new hotel projects in Colombia.”

About oxoHotel
oxoHotel is a company that provides solutions for the conceptualization, development and operation of multi-brand and multi-segment lodging services, with excellent hotel management capabilities and with the purpose of achieving the highest profitability for investors, guest satisfaction and the development of all the staff members’ potential. For more information on oxoHotel, visit: oxohotel.com, or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

About Residence Inn by Marriott
Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the longer stays lodging segment with more than 850 properties in over 15 countries and territories. Guests have the freedom to travel the way they live with Residence Inn’s spacious suites featuring distinct living, working, and sleeping spaces. Travelers can maximize their time and thrive while on the road with fully equipped kitchens in each suite, grocery delivery service, 24/7 grab-and-go markets and complimentary breakfasts. The warm and inviting public spaces feature modern residential design allowing guests to feel right at home, paired with the added amenities of upscale hotel living. Residence Inn is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit residence-inn.marriott.com.

Media Contact:
Zasha Pérez Gallardo
Marriott International
+506 7011 4056
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Orlando Gómez Comunicaciones
+57 300 5173500
Orlando@orlandogomez.com

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W Hotels and Cercle to Host Livestreamed Concert by Monolink at a Castaway Island at W Maldives: Gaathafushi

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If you throw a concert in the middle of the Indian Ocean and there’s no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound? You bet it does. W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, today announces a collaboration with Cercle, the ground-breaking French media company known for filming and broadcasting music performances in the world’s most awe-inspiring places, to host an unforgettable live concert at Gaathafushi—the private castaway island at W Maldives. Streaming live on July 26, 2021*, the hour-and-fifteen-minute set will feature a performance by Berlin-based electronic musician Monolink with the island’s white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon serving as the stage.

“From our Sound Suite recording studios to our intimate Living Room stages and DJ booths, there is always live music happening at a W hotel somewhere around the world,” said Carly Van Sickle, Senior Director, Global Brand Marketing, W Hotels Worldwide. “For our next act, we’re excited to be collaborating with the visionaries at Cercle to celebrate the beauty and wonder of one of our most beautiful Escapes—W Maldives—through the power of music.”

Cercle has produced and livestreamed some of the most jaw-dropping musical performances ever filmed. From a hot air balloon above Cappadocia, Turkey and the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt to Glacier 3000 in the Swiss Alps and Mont Saint-Michel island in France, Cercle productions have amassed millions of views online. At sundown on July 26th, Gaathafushi Island at W Maldives will join this list of iconic locations, becoming the first hotel to serve as the site of a Cercle show.

“Cercle is all about great aesthetics, culture, nature and music, values which are shared by W, making this collaboration a groundbreaking no-brainer. When two entities have the same goal and vision, everything flows and expectations are exceeded,” said Pol Souchier, Head of Communication at Cercle. “That’s why we wanted to collaborate with W Maldives and the resort’s magnificent Gaathafushi Island. It’s a location we’ve been eager to feature on Cercle, and with Monolink, an artist long-awaited on the channel, we’re thrilled to celebrate the power of music with our loyal fan base alongside W.”

Electronic singer-songwriter Monolink is known for combining melodic techno with dreamy guitar-led folk. His performance will be livestreamed via Facebook, Twitch, and Oculus Venues at 5pm UTC+5*. Cercle will then work their magic to release the official performance video on their YouTube channel in August, which will be broadcast at select W Hotels around the world. Monolink is also releasing a new single today—“Turning Away”—which is now streaming here and on a Cercle-curated playlist on the W brand’s Spotify channel.

This performance in paradise is meant to honor Gaathafushi, the remote island a stone’s throw away from W Maldives. Guests of the Escape can take a two-minute speedboat ride to the secluded beach and enjoy over 76,000 sq ft of tropical playground by swimming in the surrounding lagoon, indulging in a candlelit meal on the beach prepared by a private chef, or simply relaxing and stargazing under a thatched-roof hut. W Maldives also offers an Island Takeover package where guests can book the entire W Maldives property, including Gaathafushi, for the ultimate castaway island experience. The resort is also home to one of the best reefs in the destination with vibrant colors of the coral forest and captivating, diverse marine life right at guests’ doorsteps.

The music won’t stop once Monolink ends his set. Music is the heartbeat of every W hotel and guests of W Maldives can enjoy curated music across the property during pool parties and daily sunset spins by the only Music Curator in the Maldives, Jennifer Dons.

To see Monolink’s performance at W Maldives, watch live on Cercle’s Facebook @cerclemusic or Twitch @cerclemusic and relive the performance on Cercle’s YouTube channel. Stay up to date with the latest and find exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on Instagram at @whotels, @wmaldives and @cerclemusic. For more information, visit w-hotels.marriott.com and cercle.io.

*Date and time are subject to change due to inclement weather.

About W Hotels Worldwide
Born from the bold attitude and 24/7 culture of New York City, W Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., has disrupted and redefined the hospitality scene for over two decades. Trailblazing its way around the globe, with nearly 60 hotels, W is defying expectations and breaking the norms of traditional luxury wherever the iconic W sign lands. With a mission to fuel guests’ lust for life, W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat. The brand’s provocative design, iconic Whatever/Whenever service and buzzing Living Rooms create an experience that is often copied but never matched. Innovative, inspiring and infectious, the brand’s super-charged energy celebrates guests’ endless appetite to discover what’s new/next in each destination, to see more, feel more, go longer, stay later. For more information on W Hotels, visit whotels.com/theangle or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. W Hotels Worldwide is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

About Cercle
Cercle is a media company dedicated to promoting artists and venues through exceptional production in order to raise awareness around art, cultural heritage and great sceneries via two mediums: music and video. Every other Monday, one artist plays an hour-long set in a unique setting, followed by an interview via Facebook Live. Cercle has already collaborated with cultural destinations such as the Eiffel Tower, Château de Fontainebleau, Château de Chambord, Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck, Bourdelle Museum and more.

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Rose Gottwald
Marriott International
rose.gottwald@marriottluxurybrands.com

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SEQUEL
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Five Fantastic Floating Feasts to Fantasize About

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Five Fantastic Floating Feasts to Fantasize About - TRAVELINDEXIn the old days, breakfast in bed was the hallmark of any holiday. They were resplendent affairs, with silver serving domes and white table linens on wheeled carts, and lots of privacy. Enter the smartphone, and its insatiable hunger for everything, including your breakfast. But not your breakfast in bed. That’s boring. Phones prefer pools. And so the rise of the floating breakfast.

As the world of hospitality makes a bee line back to normalcy, questions abound, not the least of which is what do we do with the buffet? But there should be no hesitation for the breakfast that floats.

We’ve rounded up five indulgent floating meals from around Asia that’ll not only encourage social distancing in the era of COVID-19 but will have you reaching for your (hopefully waterproof) smartphone.

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Key to the success of any floating breakfast is the backdrop. Let’s face it, an egg’s an egg no matter where it’s served. But an egg that floats at sunrise on a tray made of coconut wood, in a pool filtered by elephants and moored out among the lush rice paddies of Ubud, well that’s an egg for the ages. At Tanah Gajah Ubud, visitors can breakfast in the estate’s main pool or in their own private pool (when booked into a private pool villa). We suggest a dip following a sunrise hot air balloon ride where you can drink in views of Mt. Agung.
Price — IDR 1,500,000++ per couple, includes 1 bottle of sparkling wine

Banyan Tree Samui
Circle your selections – pancakes, scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, bacon, sausages, Earl Grey tea, coffee, croissants, perhaps a platter of cheeses, cold cuts and olives or even Champagne and orange juice – and lo and behold, it arrives on a trolley the next morning at the requested time. All that remains is for the waiter to delicately place your breakfast on a giant floating basket and glide it across to you as you wallow on a lilo. What a great way to start the day! And because breakfast is included in the daily rate, the price for such lavishness is just an additional service fee of $15 per villa. Just remember – the camera always eats first!

Meliá Koh Samui
About the only way to beat waking up to a lagoon pool that meanders through Meliá Koh Samui’s grounds like a river is to add a floating breakfast to its surface. A must-try for anyone staying in rooms and suites with private terraces that segue to the lagoon pool, the floating breakfast makes for a mix-and-match affair. Guests select whatever they wish from the resort’s a la carte menu that includes smoked salmon eggs benedict, pastries, delectable Spanish cold cuts and cheese, and fresh fruit as well as coffee, tea and freshly squeezed juices. If you’re feeling up to it, opt for a glass or two of bubbles.

Banyan Tree Lang Co
In a nation as replete with visual manna as Vietnam, it takes something truly jaw-dropping to stand out from the crowd. Luckily, that’s what’s on offer at Banyan Tree Lang Co where one of the nation’s most striking vistas provides the ultimate floating breakfast pick-me-up. While the views over the East Sea and the resort’s own private beach – a pristine 3km long stretch of sand – certainly grab the attention, the repast itself is equally memorable. Breakfast – either Continental, Healthy or American — comes served on a fetching sedge tray. For an additional VND1,500,000 guests can upgrade with a 375ml bottle of Champagne. Now that’s what we call a beautiful start to the day.
Price: Continental breakfast VND550,000++, Healthy Breakfast VND600,000++, American Breakfast VND650,000++

Alma Cam Ranh
If you’re not quite content with a floating tray experience at your pavilion’s private pool, Alma’s 12 swimming pools are also on offer for the picture-perfect feast. Guests populate their tray, available for breakfast and meals throughout the day, by choosing from a broad spectrum of Vietnamese and international dishes on offer at Alma’s host of dining outlets. Whether savoring bacon and eggs or a banh mi and banh xeo for breakfast, or fresh seafood or a pizza later in the day, from the right photo angle the meal will look like it’s about to float away to the next pool or nearby sand and sea. Did we mention Alma offers heart-shaped trays in addition to rectangle ones?

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

GHM Plans a Chedi for the Red Sea at El Gouna

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GHM Plans a Chedi for the Red Sea at El Gouna - TRAVELINDEX - TOP25HOTELSEl Gouna, Egypt, July 20, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / GHM has signed an agreement to unveil another Chedi hotel, this time on the Red Sea at El Gouna in Egypt.

The new hotel — The Chedi El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt — is to be developed on the foundation of an existing, 86-key charming beachfront property. It will be perfected by The Chedi’s signature Asian aesthetics of timeless design.

The Chedi El Gouna marks the third collaboration between the Singapore-based hotel group, GHM, and Switzerland-based Orascom Hotels Management.

The two groups came together on an initial effort that resulted in The Chedi Andermatt, which in five years has established itself as one of Switzerland’s most sophisticated resort experiences.

Orascom and GHM then teamed up to launch The Chedi Luštica Bay on the coast of Montenegro in 2016.

“When you’ve built the kind of momentum we have in Andermatt and Montenegro, it was only a matter of time before a third effort was going to have to come off the ground,” said GHM CEO Tommy Lai. “Given Orascom’s deep roots in Egypt and in El Gouna, a place on the Red Sea was all but inevitable.”

El Gouna is Orascom Development´s flagship town. Stretching over 10km of pristine shoreline on the beautiful Red Sea coast with a total land area of 36.9mn sqm, the town is home to some of the world’s most reputable brands in the tourism and leisure arena.  The town boasts world-class infrastructure, premium services and is famed for its unique lifestyle and growing multinational community.

Its architecture pays homage to the aesthetics of the Nubian village and Egyptian countryside. Some 18 hotels, boasting from three to five stars, and two golf courses form the hospitality backbone of a destination otherwise known for its watersports, beaches and boating.

“We are excited about our partnership with GHM,” said Jens Freise, CCO of Orascom Hotels Management. “We are confident that The Chedi El Gouna will further enhance the town´s gorgeous spirit with its intuitive luxury experience.”

ABOUT GHM
Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an intimate portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience.

Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.

GHM’s portfolio includes:
– The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah, UAE
– The Chedi Muscat, Oman
– The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
– The Chedi Hotel & Residences Luštica Bay, Montenegro

GHM properties currently under development:
– The Chedi Kudavillingili, Maldives
– The Chedi Khorfakkan, Sharjah, UAE
– The Chedi Mumbai, India
– The Chedi Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan
– The Chedi Club Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan
– The Chedi Residences Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan
– The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, Doha
– The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang, Thailand
– The Chedi El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Hyatt Announces Opening of Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay

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Hyatt Announces Opening of Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay - TRAVELINDEXUrayasu, Tokyo Bay, Japan, July 20, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Overlooking the scenic Tokyo Bay and close to central Tokyo, the 350-room Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay offers guests an urban retreat to relax and recharge. Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay. The newly renovated 350-room urban resort is located in Urayasu city in the Chiba Prefecture and offers panoramic views of Tokyo Bay.

It is close to premier attractions such as Tokyo Disney Resort®, the entertainment and shopping district of Odaiba, and Makuhari Messe, one of Japan’s largest convention centers. The property is just 30 minutes by train or car from central Tokyo.

Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay is the eighth Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Japan. Hyatt is strategically growing its presence across the country from major cities to resort destinations, including in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Kyoto, Hakone, and Okinawa.

“We are proud to introduce the Hyatt Regency brand in Urayasu city and to welcome guests to this urban oasis which, with its picturesque views of Tokyo Bay, offers guests and their families a premium experience,” said Haruhiko Fujino, general manager, Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay. “The hotel is ideal for guests looking for a comfortable and relaxing getaway close to Tokyo and is a convenient base for visiting attractions in the area. Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay has been thoughtfully designed to provide seamless productivity and peace of mind, allowing our guests to make special memories with their loved ones.”

Guestrooms

Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay features 350 guestrooms, including 10 spacious suites starting at 581 square feet (54 square meters to 1,733 square feet (161 square meters) and 40 club rooms on the ninth floor and above. The Regency Club lounge, located on the ground floor, has a garden view and offers exclusive experiences for guests staying in a suite or club rooms. Many guestrooms have ocean views with some offering a spacious terrace. There are also guestrooms with three beds for more space and kid-friendly rooms with fun amenities including a tented bed to keep children entertained. The contemporary interiors are rendered in natural woods with highlights of blue and teal, inspired by the refreshing views of Tokyo Bay.

Dining

With four restaurants and bars, the hotel features a range of culinary experiences to tempt the taste buds of every guest.  Exciting international cuisine with a European flair can be enjoyed at The Garden Brasserie & Bar, an all-day dining restaurant based on the concept of an European brasserie surrounded by lush greenery with seats facing a park. Sushi Ema is a traditional Edomae sushi restaurant where guests can enjoy carefully selected seasonal ingredients while seated at a counter crafted from a single hinoki cypress plank in a tasteful Japanese setting. At Teppanyaki Fukitei, chefs prepare creative and dynamic meals with premium Matsusaka beef, seafood and seasonal vegetables that are prepared to highlight their unique flavors. The Rooftop Bar offers a resort-like atmosphere with a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay and is an ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail.

Meetings and Events

Along with the Garden Terrace suited for outdoor gatherings, Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay offers two function rooms, each spanning 1,055 square feet (98 square meters) totaling 2,110 square feet (196 square meters) of event space.

Equipped with projectors, audio equipment and soundproofing, the meeting spaces can be used for hosting virtual meetings and presentations, a formal dinner, or after-wedding party – all supported by Hyatt’s catering expertise and exceptional service.

Fitness

Hyatt Regency Tokyo Bay offers a 24-hour fitness center with modern equipment and a stretching area for yoga and weight training. Guests can also enjoy a refreshing run on the jogging paths along the seafront.

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Centara Confirms Management Agreement for Al Hail Waves Hotel Oman

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Centara Confirms Management Agreement for Al Hail Waves Hotel Oman

Muscat, Oman, July 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s leading hotel operator pushes forward with international expansion plans to become a top 100 global hotel operator within five years. Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts and Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction (ISAHC) announced the signing of a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) for Al Hail Waves managed by Centara.

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The management of the 64-key existing property will come into effect on 1st January 2022, after which Centara will start to refurbish the property to align with Centara’s brand and operational standards while it remains in operation.

“We are proud and excited to launch our third hotel in Oman, a country blessed with stunning nature, fascinating historical sites, and rich cultural heritage. The Omani government has laid out an ambitious roadmap to achieve long term goals set forth in the Omani Tourism Strategy, and with Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction as our partner, we are confident that we will attract discerning travellers with our sharing, caring family values,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer, Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Founded in 1994, Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction (ISAHC) is one of the fastest growing construction companies in Oman with a proven track record for an impressive portfolio including hotels, private villas, and residential buildings. Al Hail Waves managed by Centara will be ISAHC’s third project awarded to Centara after Muscat Dunes Hotel and Centara Muscat Hotel Oman.

“For our latest hospitality project in Oman, we are delighted to work once again with Centara Hotels & Resorts. We share the same position of leadership in everything we do, supported by a common vision of sustainable growth. We have confidence in the group’s international sales and marketing expertise and look forward to a continued journey of success as we offer visitors an appealing choice of top-class hotels in Oman,” said Abdullah Saleh Saif Al Hashmi, Chairman of Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction.

The hotel’s 64 holiday residences include Standard Rooms (20 – 26 sqm) designed for modern living and Studios (35 – 40 sqm) which come fully furnished with facilities including a kitchenette. The largest Two-Bedroom Apartments measure 84 sqm and feature separate lounge and dining areas, as well as amenities and modern comforts for long stays and travelling families.

Other facilities at Al Hail Waves managed by Centara include an all-day dining restaurant, a swimming pool overlooking the Arabian Sea, fully equipped gym, as well as two meeting rooms to accommodate events of up to 150 guests.

Situated in the northwest of Muscat on the road connecting Al-Seeb and Al Athaiba, Al Hail Waves managed by Centara is centrally located with both The Seeb corniche and the beach within walking distance from the hotel. The premier leisure destination of Al Mouj is a short drive from the hotel, and the new Muscat International Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

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About Centara
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Its 84 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey, Indonesia and the UAE. Centara’s portfolio comprises six brands – Centara Reserve, Centara Grand Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara and COSI Hotels – ranging from luxury island retreats and upscale family resorts to affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. The group’s newest Centara Reserve brand was unveiled in 2020 as an experiential luxury collection, inviting guests to discover a new era of story-driven hospitality starting with Centara Reserve Samui.

Centara also operates state-of-the-art convention centres and has its own award-winning spa brand, Cenvaree. Throughout the collection, Centara delivers and celebrates the hospitality and values Thailand is famous for including gracious service, exceptional food, pampering spas and the importance of families. Centara’s distinctive culture and diversity of formats allow it to serve and satisfy travellers of nearly every age and lifestyle.

Over the next five years Centara aims to become a top 100 global hotel group, while spreading its footprint into new continents and market niches. As Centara continues to expand, a growing base of loyal customers will find the company’s unique style of hospitality in more locations. Centara’s global loyalty programme, Centara The1, reinforces their loyalty with rewards, privileges and special member pricing.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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Fairfield by Marriott Celebrates Its Brand Debut in Vietnam with the Opening of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong

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Fairfield by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong, celebrating the brand’s debut in Vietnam. Located in the Binh Duong province and inspired by the beauty of simplicity and warm hospitality, the 181-room hotel delivers an inviting and seamless experience, poised to become the destination-of-choice for travelers in southern Vietnam.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Fairfield by Marriott to Vietnam with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. “The opening marks the fifth brand entry within Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio into the fast-growing country of Vietnam – a testament to our focus on bringing a diversified portfolio for different types of travelers. We look forward to expanding our portfolio further across Vietnam to offer new accommodations in attractive destinations.”

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Located in the one of the largest business parks in the province and home to almost 70 international manufacturing companies, Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong is an ideal base for local entrepreneurs and international business travellers. Guests who are looking to explore the destination can easily access popular tourist hotspots including Song Be Golf Resort, Dai Nam Tourist Complex and Hoi Khanh Pagoda. The hotel is within a 45-minute drive from the country’s commercial capital, Ho Chi Minh City and 20-minute drive from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

“Fairfield by Marriott ensures that guests can count on The Fairfield Promise – from the hotel’s level of service to accommodations, if a guest is ever not satisfied with their stay, Fairfield will make it right,” said Diane Mayer, Vice President & Global Brand Manager for Classic Select Brands, Marriott International. “With the opening of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong, we are very excited to introduce the warm hospitality of Fairfield to travelers in Vietnam.”

Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong features 181 spacious, modern and well-equipped rooms with separate work and rest areas. The property’s public spaces feature the “modern calm” aesthetic of the Fairfield by Marriott brand, which encompasses open layouts, multifunctional spaces and natural light. The hotel features two signature restaurants and bar. ORYZAA, the all-day dining restaurant, presents a fresh take on local Vietnamese delicacies and Western classics, featuring the first international breakfast buffet in the area and an à la carte menu of Asian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Guests who are looking to relax after a long day can enjoy cocktails by the poolside at The Pool Bar.

The hotel also features 120 square meters of function space, suitable for meetings, conferences and social events. Guests staying at Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong will have access to an array of amenities including an outdoor swimming pool and open-air pool bar. Guests can maintain their daily routines at the 24/7 fitness center and shop for daily essentials at The Market, a 24-hour convenience store in the hotel.

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“Fairfield by Marriott is a trusted choice for guests seeking a peaceful sleep, nutritious meals and warm service with a friendly smile. Not only is it an excellent option for business travelers, but Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong will also build a bridge between visitors and local residents, by encouraging the exploration of southern Vietnam’s authentic culture, cuisine and natural scenery,” said Sherman Almeida, Hotel Manager of Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong. “We look forward to welcoming business and leisure travelers to experience our warm hospitality and uplifting spaces.”

About Fairfield by Marriott
Fairfield by Marriott was founded on the principles of warm, trusted service and friendly hospitality inspired by its unique heritage as the namesake of the Marriott family retreat, the Fairfield Farm. Its contemporary, uplifting design provides an effortless experience for guests to maintain their routines while on the road. Evoking the feelings of calming simplicity, Fairfield offers thoughtfully designed guest rooms and suites that provide separate quality living, working and sleeping areas. With over 1,150 properties in 13 countries and territories, Fairfield is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enrol for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit Fairfield.marriott.com .

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:
CUC VO (Ms.)
Assistant Marcom Manager
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Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Unveils Its New Vision in China With the Opening of Sheraton Mianyang

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Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announces the opening of Sheraton Mianyang. The 342-room hotel will be the first fully transformed hotel in Asia-Pacific to bring to life the brand’s new vision as part of a worldwide transformation which focuses on design and experience signatures that foster community, gathering, and productivity in all areas of the hotel. Drawing on its roots as a gathering place for both locals and guests in communities around the world, the new approach for Sheraton creates an intuitive and holistic experience with places to connect, be productive, and bring a sense of belonging.

“Sheraton Mianyang provides a living and breathing showcase of our new vision for Sheraton, underscoring our commitment to well position the brand to meet demand of today’s travelers.” said Amanda Nichols, Global Brand Leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “The new hotel is part of a global reinvention journey currently being undertaken by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts to bring all of its properties in line with the new vision, which will showcase the brand’s new focus on services and design that enable socialization, productivity, and personalization, featuring collaborative venues and technology that enable unique experiences.”

Sheraton Mianyang is located in the heart of the Xianhai Scenic Area in Sichuan, a China national AAAA tourist attraction, which consists of 46 islands and stunning mountains. The magnificent natural landscape acts as a backdrop for the hotel, enabling guests to immerse themselves in nature by hiking in the mountains, and cruising and kayaking in the crystal-clear waters. Travelers can easily access the cosmopolitan city of Mianyang via a 40-minute train from Chengdu or a 40-minute drive from the Mianyang Nanjiao Airport and Mianyang Railway Station.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sheraton Mianyang to the Sheraton community and to celebrate it as the first hotel in China to embody all of the brand’s new signatures. This new hotel exemplifies our vision for the brand, underscoring our commitment to provide a sociable, productive, and personalized hotel experience, which Chinese travelers are looking for,” said Henry Lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. “Within Greater China, Sheraton has the strongest footprint amongst the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, with more than 80 hotels throughout the country. We are committed to continue growing and transforming the brand with two new openings in Xi’an later this year.”

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Lobby at Sheraton Mianyang

A Modern-Day Community Hub
The lobby is at the heart of the guest experience at Sheraton Mianyang. The lobby has been re-imagined as the community hub of the hotel; a holistic, open space that invites people to join together or be alone amongst others, creating a sense of energy and belonging. With a flow that is natural, intuitive, and uncomplicated, guests have what they need within arm’s reach, all set against an inviting backdrop that feels warm and comfortable yet refined. Drawing inspiration to the hotel’s scenic surroundings, the design of the lobby incorporates elements of the Xianhai Scenic Area and the Sichuan bamboo, creating a connection to the local community. A dedicated Community Manager is a friendly face that is always on hand to help guests and locals with anything they need, while also delivering unique guest experiences through curated community programs and events.

Sheraton Mianyang features many of the signature elements of the new vision. This includes the Community Table, an inviting, purpose-built workspace that anchors the hotel’s lobby and allow guests to work, eat, and drink while soaking up the energy of the space. Following Sheraton’s philosophy to embrace both form and function, these tables are custom designed with amenities to keep guests productive, including built-in lighting, outlets, and charging stations.

The Studios, flexible gathering spaces available to book whenever a guest needs it, celebrate collaborative working and connecting with others in a less formal setting. Enclosed with glass, the tech-enabled Studios allow guests to contribute to the energy of the public space while also providing privacy and focus for everything from small group meetings to private dining experiences. The Booths are also strategically placed throughout the lobby, perfect for a spontaneous phone call to connect privately with friends, family, or colleagues from afar.

New Elevated Food & Beverage Experience
Built with its global, productivity-focused guest in mind, Sheraton Mianyang’s new elevated food & beverage offering creates a focal point in the lobby experience. Part bar, part coffee bar, part market, the &More by Sheraton is a central pillar of the new Sheraton vision, transitioning guests seamlessly from day to night with food & beverage options that are locally-sourced, easy to consume while working and customizable to accommodate all tastes and time schedules. Guests can enjoy a wide range of beverages ranging from freshly brewed artisanal coffees during the day to signature cocktails including Espresso Cappuccino Martini and Espresso-Tonic in the evening.

The hotel also features two additional restaurants and a bar, where guests are pampered with a wide array of local delicacies and international cuisines. The all-day dining restaurant Daily Social features a daily buffet with an impressive selection of international and regional culinary favorites, as well as a noodles station serving authentic Sichuan style and from other parts of China. YUE, Sheraton’s signature Chinese restaurant, specializes in authentic Cantonese cuisines and local Sichuan delicacies. The restaurant also features six spacious private dining rooms, all with panoramic views of the Xianhai lake, perfect for family gatherings and business dinners. Unspoken, is a curated, intimate bar that transitions from hidden to active from day to evening, serving creative cocktails and fine wine from all around the world.

Guestrooms & Club Lounge That Bolster Productivity
The new hotel offers 342 spacious and modern guestrooms and suites ranging from 41 to 240 square meters. In the guestrooms, guests are welcomed into a bright, well-lit space with warm, residential appeal, comprised of soft finishes and light wood tones. Most of the guestrooms and suites boast either a lake or mountain view from large French windows, with selected rooms featuring a large balcony to enable guests to stay rejuvenated. All guestrooms feature elements designed for productivity, such as a height-adjustable worktable, integrated power and charging, and layered lighting. The bathrooms are designed with modern walk-in showers and bath amenities by Gilchrist & Soames.

The Sheraton Club Lounge, an exclusive space for Marriott Bonvoy Elite members and Club level guests, offers an elevated experience in which guests are uplifted through meaningful productivity and a connection to the environment. The space is purposefully designed for a layered and engaging experience that transitions seamlessly with activations from morning to evening. Guests will find curated food and beverage offerings, premium amenities, enhanced connectivity, and 24/7 access to provide a private environment.

The Art of Meeting & Gatherings
Sheraton Mianyang features 1,200 total square meters of event space, including one grand ballroom and 5 meeting rooms. The 800 square meter grand ballroom features high ceilings and can accommodate up to 600 guests. The ballroom is connected to an outdoor lush green terrace, making it an ideal venue caters to large conferences, picture-perfect weddings and social gatherings in different size and scale. All venues are equipped with high-speed internet access and the state-of-the-art audio and visual facilities. Hotel’s dedicated event and catering team will ensure every activity that taking place is seamless and well success.

Leisure and Family Experiences that Create Long-Lasting Memories
Guests have access to an array of leisure facilities at the hotel, including the fitness center, which is equipped with the latest cardio and strength training equipment, a heated swimming pool, a jacuzzi and a sauna room. For family fun, Sheraton Mianyang is proud to offer a forest-themed outdoor children’s playground and an indoor kids’ club for a happy family vacation. Families can also take advantage of the Sheraton Side by Side program, offering activities that loved ones can do together helping them create long-lasting memories.

Guests staying at Sheraton Mianyang can enjoy a scenic hike and admire the enchanting landscape outside of the hotel. Apart from the magnificent natural surroundings, Mianyang is also the hometown of Li Bai, one of the greatest Chinese poets in the history. Guests can visit the poet’s Former Residence and immerse oneself in the architecture, statues, and paintings that depicts his life.

For more information on Sheraton Mianyang and reservations inquiries, please visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/migsi-sheraton-mianyang.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., makes it easy for guests to feel part of something special at over 440 hotels in 70+ countries and territories around the world. As the most global brand within Marriott International’s portfolio sitting at the center of hundreds of communities around the world, Sheraton has a rich heritage in creating a sense of belonging for guests, wherever they are in the world. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts is currently undergoing a major brand transformation at properties around the world to bring its signature community experience up-to-date for the next generation of travelers. The new vision for Sheraton features intuitive design, tech-forward experiences and upgrades to everything from guest rooms to F&B. To learn more, visit www.sheraton.com. Stay connected to Sheraton on Facebook, and @sheratonhotels on Twitter and Instagram. Sheraton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy™, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

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Miraval Resorts Launches Celebration of the Arts

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Miraval Resorts Launches Celebration of the Arts - TRAVELINDEXArizona, United States, July 8, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Miraval Resorts, Hyatt’s destination spa brand with three award-winning resorts, today announces Celebration of the Arts, a new program designed to promote the therapeutic benefits of the arts. The Celebration of the Arts, which launches this summer at Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and Miraval Berkshires, will debut new art programming that is designed to encourage spiritual and emotional nourishment. The new activities will complement and raise awareness for the diverse, existing art programming available at Miraval resorts, which has been central to the brand’s wellness offerings for more than 25 years. As part of the program, Miraval resorts will also invite a celebrated local artist to stay in-residence at each of the three properties to create a mural for the resort and interact with guests as they observe the creative process.

“Miraval has long been an advocate of the arts and its powerful benefits of mindfulness,” said Susan Santiago, head of Miraval operations at Hyatt. “For years, the Miraval brand has championed the works of local artisans, from the sculpture collection at Miraval Arizona to the paintings within the halls of Miraval Berkshires, and has offered creative activities that allow guests to focus on the present moment and look inwards. We’re excited to launch the Celebration of the Arts this summer, which will further immerse our guests in the culture of their destination and help them cultivate meaningful relationships with themselves, other guests and our resident artists.”

Miraval Arizona

During the Celebration of the Arts, Miraval Arizona will invite Lucinda Hinojos to be artist-in-residence this summer. Lucinda, who is of Xicana, Apache and Yaqui descent, is a self-taught muralist and painter who began her arts career by curating underground art exhibits for local artists. She advocates for women’s and immigrant’s rights through her work, and she has frequently worked with immigrant rights organizations to organize art shows. From June 28 to July 23, Lucinda will design and bring to life a mural that embodies her artistic flair and values.

Guests at Miraval Arizona will be encouraged to explore their imagination and enhance their intuition through a myriad of programs, including Paint the Music, a thought-provoking workshop that uses music to immerse guests in an unconstrained and playful experience while guiding them to produce a personal piece of artwork. Guests will also be able to further expand their consciousness in another program titled Artistic Expression Under Glass¸ where they learn to embrace their artistic abilities and foster a greater sense of wellbeing through the art of reverse-painting, a technique that asks guests to work backwards and rethink their approach to accomplishing goals.

Miraval Austin

Self-taught artist Sadé Lawson will be the resident artist at Miraval Austin throughout August. Sadé, who channels the ambitious and creative energy of women in her life into her artwork, has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Austin since 2018. Using her creativity to process the world around her, Sadé harnesses the power of color to address topics from mental wellbeing and racial identity to hope and inspiration. During her stay at Miraval Austin, Sadé will design a mural by the resort’s Discovery Pool.

Coinciding with Sadé’s residency this summer, Miraval Austin will offer Mindful Mandala Rock Painting, a workshop where guests paint and sculpt mandalas, ancient circles that can be used to center oneself and connect with others. Guests will also be able to partake in a new class titled Suminigashi: The Art of Letting Go. During this activity, guests paint with ink on water, creating moving marble designs that flow without manipulation. This beautiful art form reminds guests to free themselves of expectation, a philosophy that mirrors the unrestricted strokes of ink as they glide above the water.

Miraval Berkshires

In August, painter and graphic designer Jesse Tobin McCauley will be featured as Miraval Berkshires’ artist-in-residence and create a mural in the tunnel that connects the main resort grounds with the Meadowview Farm and Barn. A resident of Pittsfield, Mass., Jesse studied art at Otis College of Art & Design and has worked as a graphic designer in Los Angeles, New York and the Berkshires. She sits on the board of the Berkshire Art Association, a non-profit organization that aims to increase local access to the arts, and is also part of Group W, an art collective that conceptualizes and holds large-scale exhibitions. Her artwork, which is often characterized by impactful bursts of saturated color, evokes a sense of whimsy and joy from its viewers.

At Miraval Berkshires, guests will be able to partake in the mural’s creation process through interactive chalkboard frames that invite guests to answer introspective questions. Prompts such as “What is your intention?” and “What are you grateful for?” will be displayed in the tunnel, and guests will be encouraged to write their answers on the chalkboards and reflect on their Miraval journey. Coinciding with Jesse’s residency, Miraval Berkshires will also launch a new program named Manifest Your Desires: A Vision Board Creation. During this activity, guests will utilize their creative spirit to construct a vision board, a visual representation of their goals and dreams actualized through imagery and artwork. This activity is intended to inspire and empower guests as they focus their intentions and transform them into reality.

About Miraval
The Miraval brand is a global leader in wellness resorts and spas. Miraval Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. pioneered the destination wellness spa resort category more than 25 years ago with its comprehensive program of mindfulness activities, destination-inspired experiences and spa treatments that incorporate modalities from around the globe.  In 2017, Miraval joined the Hyatt portfolio bringing its in-depth approach to wellness to Hyatt guests and World of Hyatt members globally. In February 2019, Miraval Austin opened in Texas as the brand’s second wellness resort. The newest resort, Miraval Berkshires, located in Lenox, Mass., opened as the brand’s first East Coast destination in July 2020. Together, all three Miraval resorts inspire guests to create a life in balance, foster positivity and cultivate mindfulness.Read original article at Hyatt Newsroom

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A Holistic Wellness Retreat on the Banks of the Zambezi River

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A Holistic Wellness Retreat on the Banks of the Zambezi River

Victoria Falls, Zambia, July 8, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Marrying world-class expertise with indigenous wellness culture and breathtaking scenery, The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara in Zambia will be the location for a holistic wellness retreat from 19-22 August 2021. Set along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, in full view of the spray of the Victoria Falls, guests can expect a retreat that will nourish both mind and body in a naturally serene outdoor environment, with daily Vinyasa yoga and meditation sessions conducted on the Royal deck overlooking the Zambezi.

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The retreat will be conducted by Stuart Kirton of Cape Town’s Yo Yoga Studio. Stuart has been instructing classes since 2003 in a multitude of styles such as Ashtanga, Hot 26, Restorative and Vinyasa yoga. Originally trained and certified in London through the Shadow Yoga method, he has a vast amount of knowledge and experience, spanning over 17 years.

Set on the banks of the Zambezi River, Anantara Spa will provide a spectacular outdoor setting for natural revitalisation in riverside gazebos, immersed in the idyllic beauty of the Zambezi River and surrounding landscapes, with rushing water, chirping birdsong and the calls of wildlife providing an uplifting soundtrack. Daily spa treatments will leave guests feeling relaxed. The spa’s menu reads like an Out-of-Africa odyssey, drawing on revered local wellness traditions and age-old beauty secrets. Signature experiences include the Zambezi Massage and the Anantara Signature Massage. The Zambezi Massage uses a traditional technique also known as Ukuchina. In this massage, warm towels are used in kneading and compression movements to relieve muscle pain and tension.

The combination of authentic African techniques and Western massage creates the ultimate relaxation experience and promotes wellbeing throughout the body. Traditionally performed to rejuvenate and cure malaria, fatigue, muscle pain, inflammation and other body ailments, Ukuchina massage is also a popular postnatal treatment for women and has been passed down through generations. The Anantara Signature Massage combines revered Eastern and Western techniques in purpose-designed movements. A signature oil blend stimulates circulation and deeply relaxes muscles. Reflexology clears any energy blocks and promotes an overall sense of wellbeing.

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Victoria Falls is a haven for bucket list adventures and when guests aren’t relaxing in the hotel or its vast grounds they can experience the myriad of adventure activities that the destination has to offer, such as a swim in the Devil’s Pool, a uniquely located plunge pool right on the edge of the Falls, where the thundering cascade plummets 350-feet, providing a pulse-racing dip for those brave enough to venture into the Zambezi River. A once in a lifetime helicopter ride can be enjoyed as guests watch from above as the mighty Zambezi River carves its way through the steep cliffs of the Batoka Gorge and transforms from a gentle and serene river into the rampant Victoria Falls that descend 120 metres to the floor of the valley. Wildlife river safaris on the Zambezi reveal excellent game and bird viewing and provide a mesmerising way to end the day.

About Anantara
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain and Mauritius, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.

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