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Mandarin Oriental to launch second property in Istanbul

Published April 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Mandarin Oriental to launch second property in Istanbul

sleep April 12, 2019 01:00

By The Nation

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced its second luxury hotel in Istanbul that is scheduled to open in 2022.

The new development comprises three standalone towers and is located in the exclusive Etiler residential area, close to the city’s central business district. One of the towers will house Mandarin Oriental Etiler, Istanbul with 158 guestrooms and suites and 16 serviced apartments. The remaining two towers will house 251 luxurious Residences at Mandarin Oriental. UNStudio from Amsterdam has been appointed as the master planner and architect.

The hotel will have three restaurants and bars, and a selection of adaptable meeting spaces with outdoor areas and terraces, ideal for hosting both business and leisure events. There will also be a spa and fitness centre, offering the Group’s award-winning signature wellness programmes as well as locally inspired treatments. The hotel will have both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

The Residences will feature some of the most exclusive homes in the city, providing owners with extensive private gardens and impressive views of the Bosphorus. Owners will also enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s service and direct access to the hotel’s facilities. In addition, there will be a full suite of bespoke resident facilities, including two outdoor swimming pools with city skyline views, a fitness centre and six beauty treatment rooms.

The owners and developers of the project are Astas Holding AS and Yapi & Yapi. This is the Group’s third venture in Turkey with Astas Holding AS, which is the owner of the Group’s two other Turkish properties –Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum and Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul which is scheduled to open in 2020.

“We look forward to extending further the Group’s presence in one of the world’s most historic and vibrant cities,” said James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental. “Operating two complementary hotels in a single city is something that the Group has already done successfully in Hong Kong and will soon do in London. We believe there is room for more than just one Mandarin Oriental hotel in certain select destinations around the world.” he added.

“Having strengthened our successful collaboration with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Bodrum, and through the upcoming opening of Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul it is our intention to establish this second Istanbul property, uniquely located in the prestigious district of Etiler, as one of the world’s most impressive addresses. The project is slated to cater to a discerning clientele who enjoy this legendary city so rich in history and culture, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia,” said Astas Holding AS and Yapi & Yapi’s board of directors.

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The ultimate in luxury living

Published April 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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The ultimate in luxury living

sleep April 10, 2019 14:44

By The Nation

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Following the recent launch of Rosewood Hong Kong in the art and design district of Victoria Dockside, entrepreneur Adrian Cheng is set to unveil another major project K11 Artus, the first ultra-private luxury residential development of K11 Group, that’s scheduled to open in the third quarter of this year.

The project marks the third milestone of Cheng’s Victoria Dockside development, a 10-year project that includes K11 Atelier, K11 Artus, Rosewood Hong Kong and K11 Musea, a retail destination that’s also slated to open this year.

Artus combines the word “Art” and the Latin term “Domus”, meaning “home.” The 287-residence K11 Artus in Hong Kong will redefine the luxury residence experience by providing Asia’s first hybrid “Artisanal Home” concept with comprehensive hotel services and an inspiring environment,

“This is an artisanal home and a new living standard built for those who prioritise bespoke design, a seamless online-offline experience as well as art and cultural experiences that bring together like-minded individuals,” said Cheng, who is also the executive vice-chairman and general manager of New World Development.

The project is a testament to collaborative design and cutting-edge craftsmanship. The development reflects the combined talents of Asia’s most celebrated designers and the world’s most respected international architectural firms. Kohn Pedersen Fox, the award-winning New York-based architectural studio, designed the building while Bangkok-based P Landscape (PLA) is responsible for the surrounding greenery and lush landscaping. Soaring over Victoria Dockside and taking full advantage of the exclusive location, three individually designed penthouses – by Hong Kong’s Joyce Wang, the UK’s Fiona Barratt and New York-based nemaworkshop – represent the ultimate in luxury lifestyle.

To meet a hassle-free lifestyle supported by technological innovation, the residents will be seamlessly connected through human-centred technology. In addition to the personalised hospitality and butler services, the property goes a step further with AMICI, an intuitive, digital concierge offering 24-hour assistance. Through AMICI, each resident has direct access to services at their fingertips, ensuring immediate responses to requests and providing useful advice.

Visit http://www.Artus.com.hk.

Your comfy island escape

Published April 9, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Your comfy island escape

sleep April 06, 2019 01:00

By Pattarawadee Saengmanee
The Nation Weekend

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There’s plenty to do around the new Avani+Samui Resort – but the rooms are so nice!

PLANNING A getaway to escape the boisterous Songkran celebrations? Perhaps sprawling in a spacious pool villa at the brand-new Avani+Samui Resort will suit your needs.

A 45-minute drive from Samui International Airport, this upscale property in a residential neighbourhood in Taling Ngam district is in a lush grove of coconut trees.

It has 58 rooms and pool villas in a classy contemporary design that takes its inspirations from nature.

The relaxing lobby is a combination of open lounge and workspace complete with wooden furniture, bookshelves, a white swing and walls painted with flowers.

Just like being at home, guests needn’t worry about arrive early or late to check in. There’s no fixed time for either and the 24-hour Pantry serves a variety of snacks and beverages.

Deploying the AvaniFit concept, the elegant resort looks simple and fits any lifestyle. You can work out and take yoga classes at the 24-hour fitness centre. Families can soak in the two saltwater infinity pools during the day.

On the beach, adventurers can check out the a weekly programme of complimentary activities, like kayaking, stand-up paddling and mountain cycling, while AvaniSpa offers a choice of holistic and relaxing treatments to restore body and soul.

Focusing on extra comfort for contemporary living, the accommodation comes in four types – Avani Deluxe Room, Avani Pool Villa, Avani Beachfront Pool Villa and Avani Two-Bedroom Beachfront Villa – ranging in floor area from 42 to 227 square metres.

One building has 25 deluxe rooms with private balconies overlooking a tropical garden, while the luxury Two-Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa is popular with families.

Spread over 227sqm, it features a comfortable living room and dining area with a pantry corner equipped with a microwave, a wash sink, tableware, Nespresso machine and tea-making facilities.

With direct access to the beach, the outdoor swimming pool is linked to a lounge deck and pavilion, making it a perfect place to admire the beautiful sunsets over Phang Ka Bay.

I spent two nights in the 68sqm Pool Villa filled with eco-friendly modern decor. My room was cosy and spacious with a high ceiling and marble-like white floor, while the living space held a comfy sofa, a 42-inch LCD TV with satellite channels and a portable Bluetooth speaker.

The soft king-size bed had a headboard with several USB hubs, plugs and lights for reading. There was also a mini-bar corner with a small fridge, hi-tech Nespresso machine and tea-making facilities.

Behind the bedroom was a huge walk-in closet with a long wooden bench, bathrobes, slippers, laundry set and electronic in-room safe, plus a vanity area.

Each area had individually controlled air conditioning and the signal of complimentary Wi-Fi was strong enough that I could roam around the villa.

The bathroom was see-through, with ceiling-to-floor windows overlooking the private outdoor pool and deck. There was a separate rain shower and toilet and a counter of two wash basins with all kinds of amenities.

Each morning I woke up early to a view of the pool just a few steps from my bed and soon enough I was jumping into the clear saltwater.

A short walk from my villa, down by the beach, the all-day-dining restaurant Essence serves an international breakfast, Thai specialities and healthy farm-to-table meals using fresh local ingredients.

Alongside, the chic Beverage Pool Truck also has a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails inspired by Samui.

My travel companion and I registered for an island excursion and boarded a classic long-tail boat for a 20-minute ride to Koh Tan, a popular spot for snorkelling among colourful coral reefs and sea creatures.

We continued on to Koh Madsum for a picnic on the beach, which was crowded with Chinese and Western vacationers.

Back on the main island, we got refreshed and joined a waste bin-painting class in the late afternoon. Artist Donna has lived on Samui for a decade and turned her house into an art school where tourists can learn to save the world through art.

The painted bins are donated for use in public areas all around the island.

 

IF YOU GO

High point: The rooms are cosy, comfortable and clean. Guests can check in and out anytime.

Low point: Local people use the beach as their boat dock. And sometimes there’s no privacy.

Pay for it: Until October 31, the rates begin at Bt3,534 for a Deluxe Room, Bt6,999 for a Pool Villa, Bt11,157 for a Beachfront Pool Villa and Bt17,394 for a Two-Bedroom Beachfront Villa.

Find it: 53/5 Taling Ngam district, Koh Samui

Call it: (077) 485 299

Browse it: http://www.AvaniHotels.com/Samui

Luxury on the lake

Published April 4, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Luxury on the lake

sleep April 04, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

Following its extensive facelift, Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como will reopen its doors to welcome guests on April 15, with a private, serene setting on the sunlit shores of the lake.

Nestled in verdant botanical gardens, the historic lakefront resort stands in the lovely village of Blevio, within easy reach of Milan and Malpensa International airport, while central Como and the region’s many attractions are all close by.

Designed by acclaimed interior designer Eric Egan, it has 21 rooms, 52 suites and two private, standalone villas and public areas that combines modern Italian elegance with subtle oriental charm.

The lush botanical gardens that surround the resort are home to more than 50 different species of plants, trees and flowers. Italian landscape designer, Patrizia Pozzi, chose materials and styles that refer to the neo-classical elements of the original Villa and gardens, creating a verdant setting that provides places for private relaxation and escape.

 

Acclaimed executive chef Vincenzo Guarino and his experienced team oversee the restaurants and bars at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, offering traditional Mediterranean dishes inspired by local seasonal produce.

With its spacious terrace overlooking the lake, the Co Mo Bar & Bistrot is the ideal place for informal dining at any time of day, and for a traditional Italian aperitif or after-dinner drinks created by expert mixologists.

Aria contemporary fine dining restaurant is tucked away in a lakefront building in the heart of the gardens, serving Vincenzo Guarino’s creative expression of Mediterranean cuisine.

A swimming pool and spacious sundeck float extend out from the shoreline and guests can bask on sun loungers by the pool from midmorning to sunset and enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks at the Pool Bar throughout the day.

Inspired by the pristine water of the lake, The Spa offers its own distinctive selection of heat and water experiences and Mandarin Oriental’s recognised holistic approach to wellbeing. The spacious facility includes four private spa suites, a beauty studio and a fully equipped Technogym fitness centre.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests to Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como very soon”, said general manager Samuel Porreca.

“Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in Europe will be a welcome destination for discerning travellers looking for ultimate privacy, unparalleled views and award-winning cuisine, supported by the brand’s legendary service.”

To celebrate its opening, the resort introduces a Lake Como Experience package, starting from EUR 575 per night (Bt20,660). It includes a lakefront breakfast for two, a threecourse lunch or dinner at CO.MO Bar & Bistrot, daily access to The Spa’s heat and water facilities and 10 per cent off all spa treatments.

Make a reservation at http://www.MandarinOriental.com.

Easter on an atoll

Published March 31, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Easter on an atoll

sleep March 29, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is holding a range of special events to mark Easter.

From April 19 to 22, families can enjoy such fun activities as Pirates of the Ocean Saga, Easter egg hunt and races, and open-air movies. Parents can chill with a castaway experience, hydropool relaxation, sunrise yoga, romantic sunset cruises, and delicious themed dining nights of Asian, hot pot, mezze/Arabic and beach barbecues.

Nature lovers meanwhile can register for a special kayak island tour, snorkelling explorations, a turtle quest, a marine talk at the Ozone hut, and a visit to a Maldivian village. For the special “out of the ordinary” activities, guests can choose from an Equator cruise, safari on a sandbank, a castaway experience, renewal of vows for couples, sunken beach table dining, and cooking classes on Maldivian, Indian, Japanese or Sri Lankan cuisine.

“Easter and the school holiday weeks around it in April are an ideal opportunity for families and couples to take time out and relax together in a pristine beach-island setting,” says general manager John Allanson.

“A few days with Outrigger in the Maldives in April will put body and soul in shape for the rest of the year.”

Online booking can be made at Outrigger.com or by email to reservation.konotta@outrigger.mv.

Pad by the park

Published March 28, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Pad by the park

sleep March 28, 2019 15:18

By The Nation

ONYX Hospitality Group has unveiled a fresh new look for Shama Lakeview Asoke Bangkok, a year after the property was rebranded.

Featuring all-new studios, apartments, lobby, pool terrace and public areas, the property follows an extensive transformation by the developer JR Kyushu Business Development (Thailand).

Shama is the Sanskrit term for peace and tranquillity. The fresh new interiors conceptualised by Bangkok-based ASC Interior draw inspiration from the nearby Benjakitti Park and Lake which many of the apartments overlook, featuring a calming residential colour palette dominant with blues from the sky and lake, and greens from the park’s trees and shrubs.

Specially-commissioned art, installations and furnishings throughout the property’s communal spaces and its 429 studios and apartments bring in the elements of the nearby park, reflecting the clouds mirrored on the lake’s surface, trees billowing in the breeze and stonework from the pavements.

In a nod to the property developer’s Japanese roots, Shama Lakeview Asoke has also introduced a collection of tatami studios and one-bedroom apartments, each fitted with a raised tatami seating area – ideal for relaxing tea sessions, informal gatherings and lazy afternoon naps.

As guests and residents move through the lobby, they are greeted by a custom Murano glass chandelier of wave-like ripples, serving as a reminder that the serenity of Benjakitti Park and Lake is just a stone’s throw away. The lobby connects to a lounge area with a co-working corner and coffee bar operated by the neighbouring Coffee Club.

In celebration of the reopening, the property’s newly renovated serviced apartments offer 20-per-cent discount off all rates available at http://www.Shama.com for stays between April 1 to May 31. The offer also includes complimentary upgrade to a lake view apartment, with ONYX Rewards members also enjoying double points redemption.

Harmony by the ocean

Published March 28, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Harmony by the ocean

sleep March 28, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

Six Senses Hotels Resorts makes its way to Cambodia with the opening of its new property Six Senses Krabey Island that offers guests beautiful views of the rocky coastline and azure waters.

Located just a 10-minute drive from Sihanouk International Airport, the 40 luxury villas are sustainable and thoughtfully-designed, with green living roofs and maximum use of natural daylight.

Each villa comes with a sundeck for lounging and alfresco dining and an infinity-edged plunge pool and rain showers, plus a bedroom in the groundbreaking Sleep With Six Senses standard to ensure a good night’s sleep.

The resort has two restaurants with dishes prepared using only local produce and seasonal ingredients, mostly grown at its own 3,700-square-metre organic farm and herb garden. The Tree restaurant offers a modern twist on traditional Khmer cuisine with a creative interpretation of Southeast Asian flavours while AHA serves an eclectic menu of light yet satisfying international favourites for lunch and dinner.

 

There is also the Sunset Bar, furnished with comfy sofas, lazy hammocks and a generous side order of sun dipping over the Gulf of Thailand. An ice cream parlour serves up more than 15 flavours daily on a complimentary basis for guests.

The expansive Six Senses Spa pays tribute to the sacred Khmer Kbal Spean River, offering a wide range of holistic rejuvenation and beauty treatments. It also incorporates a comprehensive gym, rooftop yoga pavilion, indoor aerial yoga studio, Crystal Water Room, Meditation Cave and the Alchemy Bar, for blending natural skin care products and essential oils using pure local ingredients.

During the day, there are several fun activities for all ages and energy levels including water sports, fishing, snorkelling, speedboat excursions to neighbouring islands, an organic farm visit with cooking classes, night sky observatory, horizon lap pool, jungle fitness circuit and the open-air Cinema Paradiso.

To celebrate its opening, the resort offers a 20-per-cent discount and guests can take advantage of complimentary daily half board, daily wellness activities and complimentary wellness screening at the Six Senses Spa when booking a minimum three-night night stay.

Online booking can be made at http://www.SixSenses.com.

Living like a local

Published March 28, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Living like a local

sleep March 26, 2019 14:55

By The Nation

Leading Japanese lingerie brand Wacoal Corp moves into the hospitality business by turning a traditional Kyoto-style townhouse into the Kyo no Ondokoro Fuyacho-Nijo private villa that is scheduled to open this Saturday (March 30).

Situated to the south of Kyoto Imperial Palace, this is its fourth property and can accommodate up to eight guests. Aiming to maintain the beautiful Kyoto-style traditional houses, the Kyo no Ondokoro project offers unique accommodation, where travellers can stay and live like locals.

Occupying more than 180 square meters, it is a mixture of traditional Japanese design and modern art, boasting a living room that is used for performing a tea ceremony, a bathroom complete with Shigaraki-ware bathtub and a kitchen equipped with all kinds of kitchen appliances and tables so that guests can prepare their own meal. The villa also had Wi-Fi, washing machines with dryers and irons, making it a perfect choice for a long stay.

The room rates range from 50,000 (Bt14,500) to 100,000 yen per building. Other services include a left luggage area and a concierge corner to provide information on tourist attractions.

Find out more at http://www.Kyo-Ondokoro.kyoto/en/

Snuggling up to a unicorn (yes, really)

Published March 28, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Snuggling up to a unicorn (yes, really)

sleep March 26, 2019 06:05

By The Nation

In celebration of ‘Unicorn Day’ on April 9, Booking.com is offering three lucky guests the chance to make their unicorn dreams come true, by immersing themselves in an amazing fairy-tale apartment surrounded by the world’s favourite mythical creature – the unicorn.

The Unicorn House, tucked away in the centre of Milan and available during the city’s Design Week, is a fully customised experience, with everything, from ceiling to floor covered by magic horns, stars, fluffy clouds and dazzling rainbows.

The Unicorn House will be available exclusively on Booking.com for three nights only so customers must be quick if interested in snapping up this rare gem. At 10am (CET) on March 28 and April 1 one night will become available for booking on April 10, 11 and 12 respectively on a first-come, first-served basis. This unique experience can be booked for just 70 euros by visiting https://www.booking.com/hotel/it/the-unicorn-house.en-gb.html.

Unicorn mania is a global phenomenon, dominating the web with more than nine million posts on Instagram alone (using #unicorn).

To make Unicorn House even more incredible, Booking.com will provide guests with a welcome hamper full of unicorn themed goodies and a unicorn cake design class taught by famous cake designer Eleonora Di Simine (Nana&Nana cakes). And, after sleeping in a customised bedroom complete with unicorn bedding, bathrobes, pyjamas and slippers, guests will enjoy a delicious unicorn-themed breakfast. This dreamland stay is designed to exceed the expectations of even the world’s biggest unicorn fans.

“This multi-coloured fantasy home is just one example of more than 5.7 million reported listings in homes, apartments and other unique places to stay available to book and start your own adventure on Booking.com. We’re excited to invite guests to stay at Unicorn House, where they’ll be sure to have an enchanting and magical experience,” said Alberto Yates, regional manager at Booking.com.

Revamped Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park taps London’s charms

Published March 21, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Revamped Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park taps London’s charms

sleep March 20, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

Following the reopening of public spaces in December, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London returns to full service on April 15 and showcases allnew guestrooms and suites, including two expansive penthouse suites.

The first phase of the renovation was unveiled in September 2017 and internationally renowned designer Joyce Wang was commissioned to transform the Lobby Lounge and Reception area, which now blend seamlessly with the Rosebery’s nature-inspired decor.

Contemporary materials like acrylic are juxtaposed with more traditional finishes such as blond burl wood and the centrepiece commissioned glass chandeliers enhance the dramatic entrance.

The reception artwork by Fredrikson Stallard is an abstraction of the textured and layered bark of the plane tree, the signature tree of Hyde Park.

“Mandarin Oriental is enormously proud of the heritage of this historic hotel,” says general manager Amanda Hyndman.

“The scope and intricate detail of this momentous renovation is designed to ensure this iconic London establishment is recognised as one of the finest hotels in the world. We look forward to welcoming our guests with kind and intuitive service that is truly British but reflective of our Oriental heritage.”

Wang’s new penthouses take inspiration from the peaceful parkside location as well as the glamour of the early 20th century’s golden age of travel.

All 181 guestrooms and suites are now more luxurious and comfortable, with art-deco-inspired features including carefully selected artworks and custom-designed furniture.

Ranging from 47 to 444 square metres, 40 elegant suites come in two types – Mandarin Oriental Penthouse and Oriental Penthouse, the latter with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private dining room, two kitchens and expansive views of the London skyline.

In all suites, guests will find additions ranging from libraries filled by well-known historic London book-seller Heywood Hill to yoga mats for private practice.

To celebrate the reopening, the hotel has a “Be the First to Stay” package from April 15 to June 30. Priced from Bt27,680, it includes daily breakfast, a bottle of Champagne on arrival, and daily credit depending on room category for the new Spa, Mandarin Bar, the Rosebery or Bar Boulud.

Online booking can be done at http://www.MandarinOriental.com.

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