Refreshed, redesigned and newly opened properties to welcome guests
Hotels across the globe are upgrading their service offerings with a number of enhancements and offers. Here are some notables that you may want to check out…
Alila Anji, a luxury hillside resort overlooking the Tian Fu Lake in Zhejiang province, celebrates the spring season with its Vitality Spring Package, available until 30 June. The two-night stay comes with daily breakfast, gift, a spa treatment, daily yoga or tai chi class and a choice of cycling or bamboo forest hiking. Guests can opt to stroll through an orchard surrounded by beautiful plum blossoms and enjoy a scenic picnic lunch. Return to relax in luxurious rooms and settings, designed to resemble a traditional Chinese village with white exteriors and sweeping dark-tiled roofs that blend seamlessly with its serene hillside setting.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will unveil the first phase of a far reaching renovation on 1 August 2017, with the re-opening of the Knightsbridge-facing guest rooms and suites. Following the reveal of a dramatic new lobby entrance and reception area in January, the guestrooms and suites are now more luxurious and comfortable than ever before, encompassing details inspired by the building’s Edwardian heritage and the natural beauty of Hyde Park. Internationally renowned interior designer, Joyce Wang, commissioned to oversee the overall design concept, sought inspiration from the royal park, and was influenced by the glamour of the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel.
Tucked in a quiet corner of Siem Reap, the newly renovated Anantara Angkor Wat reopens with upgraded suites, restaurants and common areas, with some rooms boasting private plunge pools, teak wood trimmings and sandstone sculptures. The addition of the Jim Thompson Explorer Suites, named after the former Thai silk magnate, will regale aficionados of Southeast Asian textiles, as they lounge on furniture draped in bold-coloured Thai silks. Enjoy butler service, unlimited tuk-tuk transfers to and from the city centre, or visit the rejuvenating spa for a Khmer massage – perfect for after a day of quad biking or trekking at Kulen Mountain.
Alaya Resort Jembawan is the latest addition to the Alaya resorts brand in the heart of Ubud, Bali. With 37 rooms spanning three categories, the boutique wellness retreat has smart furnishings with a hint of Balinese creativity, from private outdoor terraces to local art adorning the walls. Join daily yoga sessions at the yoga pavilion, take part in dance lessons, handicraft and cooking classes, or swim in the two outdoor swimming pools flanked by reclining chairs and shady umbrellas in a tropical garden setting. Over at DaLa Spa, indulge in wellness treatments inspired by Ayurvedic practices.
Located southwest of Seoul, the recently opened Ramada Encore Seoul Magok is designed for both families and business travellers. Towering 12 storeys high with 228 rooms, the hotel offers king, twin and single beds, and is close to some of Seoul’s world-class shopping precincts and attractions, such as Gimpo Airport Lotte Mall, Botanic Park and Hyundai Premium Outlet. The hotel also features an all-day dining restaurant, meeting rooms, a fitness centre, coin laundry services and 24-hour business hub.