The definitive list of hotels where you can pamper yourself this July
Become one with Mother Nature with a stay at Amandari’s three-bedroom villa, perched on the edge of the Ayung River Gorge in Bali. Reminiscent of a multi-pavilion palace, the villa offers breathtaking views of the surrounding paddy fields. Its three ensuite bathrooms all feature comfortable king-sized beds, and there is a two-tiered swimming pool to take a dip in while admiring the sight of Batukau, Sanglyang and Lesong Peaks in the distance. Should you venture away from your haven for a spa treatment, or into Ubud and beyond, the villa has its own 24-hour transportation to take guests to their destination.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore has given families another reason to stay at the hotel with its newly rejuvenated Tower Wing featuring Buds by Shangri-La, an interactive indoor and outdoor play space for children of hotel guests and non-guests alike. Spanning over 2,150 square metres, the space is divided into four zones: Explorer for children over four years old, Toddler for children four years and under, themed activity spaces, and an outdoor playground. Buds also features nursing rooms, a Recharge Café for parents and RFID wristband technology to keep children safe and secure. The hotel’s entire ninth floor features themed family suites, with 19 deluxe rooms that include a centralised pantry. Enjoy effortless in-room check in, a dedicated family concierge service and complimentary access to Buds.
Epitome Of Glamour
Claridge’s takes great pride in preserving its unique heritage, without compromising on modern comforts. Dating back to the 1850s, it was, and still is, graced by royalty, celebrities, fashion designers and foreign dignitaries. The hotel’s rooms and suites, beautifully designed and furnished, are some of the most spacious in London. Discover new flavours and revisit classics at the hotel’s restaurants and bars, then work off the calories at its fully-equipped gym, complete with views of the Mayfair skyline. Claridge’s is also the perfect venue for intimate dinners, lavish banquets, private board meetings and weddings; whatever you have in mind, it will be an elegant affair.
Situated on the peaceful waters of Hanoi’s largest lake, Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake is tailored for travellers who wish to revel in tranquility away from the bustling city centre. There are 293 guestrooms and suites, each decked out in cream-coloured walls and elegant dark timber floors and furniture. Of these, 132 are set on two Island Pavilions sitting above the water, each with its own private balcony. When it comes to dining, guests will be spoilt for choice as there are three restaurants, two bars and a café within the hotel. For meetings, events or weddings, there are a number of ballrooms, well suited to any occasion.
Tucked in downtown Auckland, Hotel DeBrett serves as a link between High Street’s hip fashion district and Shortland Street’s booming commercial hub. The hotel has been stylishly reinterpreted into a luxurious boutique hotel with 25 rooms. No two rooms are the same, as each has been individually designed and furnished with its own pieces of art and photography. Stop by the Cornerbar or the iconic Housebar to meet with friends and other guests over drinks. Alternatively, dine at DeBrett’s Kitchen to experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine.