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Saadiyat Rotana ResoRt & Villas


Opening soon with the following facilities: Sim sim all-day dining, Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, Sama Lobby Lounge, Pool Bar, Bodylines Fitness, Aladdin's Cave, mini golf course, the swimming pool and beach access. Set on a spectacular 9km stretch of pristine white beach on Abu Dhabi’s breathtaking Saadiyat Island, featuring idyllic beaches that are home to indigenous Hawksbill turtles, Louvre Abu

Dhabi, the upcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a one-of-a-kind five-star property with a regal presence. With striking modern Arabic architecture and uninterrupted Arabian Gulf views, the luxury property, which is nestled amongst swaying palms and soothing water features, appeals to discerning leisure, business and MICE guests seeking a new resort and destination experience. 

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Experience effortless luxury in our uniquely-designed 327 rooms and suites and 13 beach villas where casual elegance meets contemporary style to reflect the resort’s premier beach-side seing. You will find a range of accommodation options, including Club Rotana executive rooms with added privileges and personalised service. With seven modern dining options that promise fresh ingredients, authentic flavours and new culinary experiences, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a dining destination with a difference. From Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, the first Italian restaurant on Saadiyat Island, Hamilton’s Gastropub, a lively nightspot serving brews along with British/American classics to Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, offering a stunning rooop bar, with more dining options to suit guests' taste and mood.  Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas offers several exquisite venues, from three fully-equipped banquet and event rooms and an elegant ballroom to The Lawn, a spectacular outdoor event venue designed with memorable weddings in mind. Our leisure facilities are outstanding too: work up a sweat in our modern gym at Bodylines Fitness; find solace at Zen the spa at Rotana offering Turkish Hammam and 10 treatment rooms; or make the most of our outdoor pool, two tennis courts, mini golf and a beach club. Aladdin’s Cave, our kids club offers a lazy river, splash pool, cinema zone, water slide and much more that will keep our younger guests active and engaged.


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dEStination One of the Middle East’s largest and most beautiful natural islands, Saadiyat has already gained global recognition as a leading destination for tourism and culture since its transformation began in 2006. A flagship project of Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development Investment Company (TDIC) and one of the emirates’ most ambitious developments to date, Saadiyat Island is envisaged as a centre for luxury experiences for visitors and residents alike. Located just 500m from the mainland, the island, which at 27 square kilometres is around half the size of Bermuda, boasts some 30km of waterfront and 19km of unspoiled white sandy beaches. The masterplan for its development includes six districts encompassing the best of culture, hospitality, leisure, retail, education and more. Saadiyat Island is already home to golf courses, luxury resorts, restaurants, boutiques, marinas, pristine beaches, private villas and high-end apartments, with more to come. The development of the island has been mapped out according to an environmentally-sensitive philosophy. This not only meant enforcing a low-density master plan, but preserving indigenous wildlife, primarily the endangered Hawksbill Turtles that nest on Saadiyat’s sweeping beaches. The island’s original ‘guests’ are now well protected thanks to TDIC’s Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Programme, the only initiative of its kind in the Arabian Gulf.

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But perhaps Saadiyat Island’s most striking current and upcoming features are its architectural landmarks that span museums, a concert hall, art gallery and other major cultural centres. The UAE Pavilion hosts some of the UAE’s most important cultural functions including Abu Dhabi Art, and Manarat Al Saadiyat is an arts and culture centre housing exhibitions and collections from around the globe. But the best is yet to come with three world-class museums set to open their doors soon – Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Zayed National Museum. Designed by globally-renowned architects, these museums are set for icon status and will establish Saadiyat Island as a cultural destination like no other.

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atLantiS Sanya CHina


Atlantean Artifacts Found in China Kerzner International has confirmed the discovery of artifacts from the lost civilisation of Atlantis in Sanya Hainan, China. The site which encompasses over 62 hectares will be home to the new fivestar Atlantis Destination Resort. Holidaymakers from across the globe will uncover a mysterious and captivating world as they explore the myth and wonder of Atlantis. Guests will realise larger-than-life experiences as they come face-to-face with exotic marine life, are exhilarated by the Aquaventure waterslides and indulge in masterful culinary delights. A Unique Discovery The find in the South China Sea has revealed a new understanding of the Atlantean civilisation, the resorts new design combines regional architectural hues and the aquatic theme that is synonymous with the two existing Atlantis Destination Resorts in The Bahamas and Dubai. Unprecedented marine experience will be discovered in Atlantis Sanya, Hainan that will provide once-in-a-lifetime entertainment. There’s something for everyone in the Imaginative World of Atlantis Fans of The Palm and Paradise Island will be familiar with iconic Atlantis experiences which include: • Superb accommodation • Restaurants by world-renowned chefs • A vibrant range of bars and lounges • Indulgent spas and luxury boutiques • Extensive slides and rides at Aquaventure Waterpark • Fresh and salt-water pools, lagoons and marine exhibits • A dolphin interaction and education centre • An interactive Atlantis Kids Club • Magnificent event spaces and endless stretches of beach

Luxuriate in total comfort with a stay in one of the opulent Signature Suites of Atlantis Sanya Extraordinary levels of luxury and comfort are waiting to be discovered at Atlantis. Stately, spacious, and spectacular: the Imperial, Presidential and Royal Suites are some of the most beautifully-appointed suites in Sanya and feature grand terraces that provide dramatic views of Haitang Bay and the Aquaventure Waterpark. The magnificent underwater suites are unlike any other, with outstanding floor-to-ceiling views into the underwater world of The Ambassador Lagoon, making them the perfect romantic getaway. Stays in the Poseidon or Neptune Suite are the ultimate way to discover the mystery of Atlantis marine life with memories to last a lifetime. All Signature Suites come with exclusive access to the Imperial Club Lounges. Ossiano Underwater Restaurant & Bar Feast your eyes on the stunning underwater world of The Ambassador Lagoon while savouring incredible flavours. Ossiano Underwater Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to soak in the mysterious atmosphere of the ocean. With floor-to-ceiling views of the magnificent Ambassador Lagoon, you're sure to be mesmerized and entertained as you dine. Ossiano serves up creative takes on classics from around the globe with an emphasis on fresh seafood. You will discover innovative cuisine in Sanya. The decor is stylish and modern, making the venue the perfect place to linger over wine and coffee aer the meal. Ossiano also offers two private dining rooms with views of The Ambassador Lagoon, allowing diners to get up close to the marine inhabitants.

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Poseidon’s Court Marvel at the underwater wonders of The Ambassador Lagoon while enjoying a delicious sandwich, ice cream or cake. Indulge in a variety of treats at the Poseidon's Court. Discover a wide selection of gelato ice creams, which can be customized with a variety of toppings and cones. Or maybe you'll be tempted by the traditional European pastries and cakes which are sure to satisfy a sweet tooth. Or, if you fancy something savoury, a wide variety of sandwiches can be made to order, perfect to pair a milk shake, bubble tea, or American beer. But whatever you choose, you'll get an uninterrupted view of the magnificent Ambassador Lagoon and its marine life - watch as a colourful array of creatures explore the lost ruins of Atlantis. No other spot in Sanya has a view quite like this! Aquaventure Waterpark Thrilling rides and slides, encounters with dolphins and sea lions and one of the longest rivers in the region: true adventure awaits at Aquaventure! Open year-round, Aquaventure offers extreme levels of fun for the whole family and an unforgeable day out. The waterpark is built to leading international standards. Learn first-hand about the wonders of the oceans as you get up close and personal with dolphins and sea lions, complete with photos. Get the adrenaline pumping with incredible gravity-defying water slides that delight and excite at the same time, or explore the park's fast-moving waterways and mysterious underwater rivers and tunnels. Meanwhile, surf's up at the Wave Pool and Surf Rider. For Atlantis’ youngest visitors and their parents, head down to Splashers to check out the 1,600 gallon tipping bucket, pouring water when it is least expected— to everyone’s delight!


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Dolphin Cay Come nose to nose with dolphins, one of the friendliest ocean creatures, at Atlantis Sanya. Dolphin Cay is a rare opportunity to swim and interact with dolphins and finally cross this incredible experience off your bucket list. Suitable for all ages and swimming abilities, experiences include underwater dives, a swim, or a shallow water interaction. Whatever you choose, Dolphin Cay provides an unforgeable experience and memories to last a lifetime.

The Lost Chambers Aquarium Explore the hidden depths of the oceans with amazing adventures in The Lost Chambers Aquarium. The Lost Chambers Aquarium reveals the mystery of the ancient city of Atlantis which was lost to the seas thousands of years ago. It is home to a myriad of marine animals—over 86,000, including sharks, rays and other distinctive marine life. The Ambassador Lagoon holds over 13.5 million litres of sea water and is the largest openair aquarium with 270 species of marine animals on display in China.


Ahava Spa Discover an oasis of serenity, wellness and beauty and indulge the senses in an atmosphere of pure tranquillity at Ahava Spa and Fitness Centre. The opulent surroundings of Ahava are the perfect place for guests to nourish the mind and pamper the body with a range of aentive services and soothing treatments. Choose a holistic therapy or a relaxing massage to restore balance and leave you completely relaxed. Increase well-being with Ahava's expert face and body beauty treatments that will refresh and renew. You can also keep up with your exercise

regime with a range of state-of-the-art facilities and classes at the fitness centre to ensure you always feel energized. Shopping at The Avenues Shopaholics’ dreams come true at Atlantis Sanya. Guests and visitors get to discover a shopper’s paradise within The Avenues and throughout the resort with a wide selection of boutiques and shops offering luxury fashion, beachwear, jewellery, beautiful handmade garments and more. www.atlantissanya.com

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awaSi iguazú Located just 20 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, Awasi’s new 14-room lodge is situated on the banks of the River Iguazú, surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest. Each villa is assigned with a private guide and 4WD, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, in their own time. www.awasiguazu.com/about/

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BlaCKaDo Blackadore Caye, A Restorative Island is one of the world’s most exclusive island retreats, located in beautiful Belize behind the world’s second largest barrier reef. Originally acquired by Leonardo DiCaprio with the vision to create the future home of the greenest luxury development ever built– this vision is now a reality. Blackadore Caye is the World’s first truly restorative island development – a development completely powered by renewable energy and designed to increase the biological health of species on the island and in the waters around it. The project will contain a world-class luxury hotel resort centered on health, wellness and sustainability, off-the-grid ‘living homes’ a research station on climate change and habitat impacts, leading restoration programs and more. www.restorativeislands.com/blackadore-caye/


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BuLgaRi HotEL JumeiRah BaY islanD Debuting in December 2017, The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai adds a new jewel to the brand luxury hospitality collection. Situated on the exclusive, manmade Jumeira Bay, an island carved into the shape of a seahorse and adjoined by a 300m bridge to central Dubai coastline, the sunny property is a true ‘urban oasis’, for visitors and residents alike. Designed entirely by Antonio Cierio Patricia Viel, the renowned Italian architectural firm that has created all the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, the 158,000 square-metre property is a first-of-itskind development for Bulgari, both in scale and magnitude. Charming with a Mediterranean village feel, the complex features the Resort, six residential buildings with 173 sea facing apartments, 15 private mansions, and Bulgari’s firstever Marina and Yacht Club. www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/dubai


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CoMo uMa Can


nggu COMO Uma Canggu is the newest addition to COMO Hotels and Resorts. Situated on Bali's south coast, the beach front destination offers panoramic views of the so volcanic sand and rolling waves. This luxury resort in Canggu an area liked for its laid-back beach scene and rippable surf peaks - offers exceptional cuisine, meaningful wellness and the same impeccable service COMO is known for across the globe. Guests will leave feeling rested and revived. The resort's COMO Shambhala Retreat nurtures wellness through daily fitness classes, hands-on healing and holistic therapies. This will be complemented by a peaceful night's sleep within the resort's contemporary accommodation, featuring stylish rooms, suites and spectacular threebedroom Penthouses with private rooop pools. www.comohotels.com/umacanggu

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CONCORDE LUXURY


Y RESORT & CASINO Situated right on its own sandy beach Concorde Luxury Resort & Casino in Famagusta, North Cyprus offers contemporary style, 569 rooms and a wide range of facilities for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday in Northern Cyprus. The amenities are excellent, with the restaurant with the most exclusive Turkish and international cuisine, swimming pool, spas and beauty treatments, live events, casino and private beach, as well as excellent hospitality and customer service.

Spa & Wellness The SPA & wellness is located on an area of 2,750 m². Free facilities include fitness centre, Turkish Bath, sauna, steam bath. Paid facilities include palace bath, facial and body care treatments, relaxation areas, adventure shower, semi open heated pool, jacuzzi, hairdresser, scrub & foam and massage service.

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The Cote D’Azur Hotel is an incredible project launched 4 km off the shore of Dubai at Main Europe Island in ‘The Heart of Europe’. The Main Europe is the largest island confined with luxurious amenities and facilities for the tourists coming from around the world. Surrounded by a pristine ambiance, it is an outstanding accommodation comprised of beautiful marinas, sandy beaches, retail shops, spa & boutiques, cafeterias, and dining restaurants. Advanced ground-breaking climate control technology is one of the unique features of development on this island. It turns streets and plazas into an

authentic European style climate. Each corner of this project is built or themed on a different beachside destination or highlighted places of the world-class cities of the Europe. Hence, with the stay at Cote D’Azur Hotel, people can enjoy a look at the best features of different countries showcased at one place. Themed boutiques or street cafeteria, every concept is based on the culture of countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, etc. www.cotedazurdubai.com/

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CRownE PLaza MakkaH aL aziziaH


The 1,226-room Holiday Inn Makkah Al Aziziah is located on the intersection of Masjid Ash Shaikh Bin Baz and Al Masjid Al Haram Road, the new Holiday Inn will be 3.5km from the Haram, 0.5 kilometres from Mina, 1km from Jamarat, 1.4km from Mouzdalifah and 10.5km from Mount Arafat. This will be the first Holiday Inn on the Pilgrimage route located in Al Aziziyah area near the city’s business centre. Its 1,226 rooms will be built in two towers and a podium which has three food and beverage outlets including an all day dining restaurant and two coffee shops. Other guest facilities include a ballroom, health club and pool. www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/jeddah/jedmk/hoteldetail

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EMERaLd P kEMPinSki

An impressive 100,000 square meters, the Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel comprises 347 luxuriously appointed rooms, of which 36 are exquisitely spacious suites. Surrounded by pristinely landscaped tropical gardens are eight highly appointed royal villas with stunning views of the Palm Lagoon.

The hotel’s wide variety of international restaurants, boutique mall and cinema provide ample dining and entertainment aractions.

Guests can also enjoy a range of water sports, such as scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing yacht and fishing trips in the Arabian Gulf. Yoga, Pilates and ball games are also available as well as children’s activities and a teen’s club.


PaLaCE i HotEL Last, but not least, the hotel also avails of ďŹ rstclass business and conferencing facilities, making it aî…&#x;ractive not only to leisure travellers, but corporates and business travellers alike.

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The Hotel is characterized by its grand design and regal interiors.

Inspired by 18th century continental Europe, renowned consultants Leo International designed the Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel’s interiors to reflect the majestic era of Louis XV with a contemporary twist that appeals to today’s discerning guests.


Crystal chandeliers, marble and gold and silver leaf plated wood combined with opulent drapery, elegant colour schemes and expansive spaces pay homage to palatial living.

The hotel’s classical design complements the Kempinski Residences and Hotel Apartments Palm Jumeirah, which has been developed in the same architectural style and is located on the adjacent plot.

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Comprising a long trunk, a crown of fronds and an encompassing crescent, Palm Jumeirah extends over six and a half kilometres into the Arabian Gulf. Considered by some as the Eighth Wonder of the World, this astounding man-made island is home to world-class hotels, exclusive residential communities and premium leisure, retail and entertainment aî…&#x;ractions.

A magnet for high-net-worth individuals, hotels on Palm Jumeirah show consistently higher performance rates on average than their counterparts in Dubai. In addition, the limited availability of crescent properties ensures an unquestionable appreciation in property values.


Situated in a prime spot on the western crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the location of the Emerald Palace Kempinski Hotel is unique in that it offers guests breathtakingly uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf, Palm Lagoon and the Dubai skyline.

Its location next to a water inlet in the crescent ensures a constant supply of fresh seawater, while the breakwater effect of the Palm’s crescent creates perfect swimming conditions for guests throughout the year. www.emeraldpalacere.com

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s hotel The Fife Arms in Braemar is being sensitively restored and returned to its former splendour as a first class hotel. The building is a significant landmark in the scenic village famed for the Braemar Gathering annual highland games, the Cairngorms National Park and its Royal Deeside connections. Owned by Iwan and Manuela Wirth, co-Presidents of internationally acclaimed art gallery, Hauser & Wirth, The Fife Arms will build on and reflect their interest in heritage, tradition, contemporary art and culture. They hope to bring their love of art and design to the historic interiors of the building, creating a unique and transformative experience for guests. This begins with the artist and poet Alec Finlay, who is collaborating on the research and design of The Fife Arms. Responding to the elements in the landscape and culture of Upper Deeside and ensuring that these are represented within the building and remain central to the philosophy of the project. www.thefifearms.com/

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FouR SEaSonS HotEL BEngaLuRu at EMBaSSy onE Welcome to Four Seasons Private Residences Bengaluru, India, situated across twin 30-storey towers at the centre of Embassy One. With modern interiors imagined by designer Yabu Pushelberg and acres of manicured gardens, the residences are the perfect refuge for those seeking tranquility in the heart of India’s bustling knowledge capital. www.fourseasons.com/content/fourseasons_residences/en/private_residences/bengaluru/


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FouR SEaSonS HotEL kuaLa LuMPuR Surrounded by the multicultural energy of Malaysia’s dynamic capital, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur takes centre stage with panache. Combining extraordinary dining, sleek and spacious accommodations and legendary Four Seasons service, the Hotel is the city’s nexus of success and style. www.fourseasons.com/kualalumpur/

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tHE oCEan CLuB a FouR SEaSonS Ho BaHaMaS Discover the legendary chic of The Ocean Club, combining elevated Four Seasons service with laid-back Bahamian style to create one of the most sought- aî…šer resort experinces in the Caribbean.

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FouR SEaSonS HotEL kuwait at BuRj aLSHaya


Designed with sleek, avant-garde luxury, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya is the stylish new centerpiece of Kuwait City- the most prestigious backdrop for business and the new focal point for the city's elite social sense. www.fourseasons.com/kuwait/

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FouR SEaSonS HotEL MEgèvE The only hotel directly on the Mont d’Arbois slopes, Four Seasons Hotel Megève offers chic, contemporary style in the heart of the French Alps. www.fourseasons.com/megeve/


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FouR SEaSonS HotEL PHiLadELPHia Crowning the skyline's tallest tower, the brand-new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center showcases new restaurants by Michellinstarred chef Jean- Georges Vongerichten and James Beard Award- winner Greg Vernick, along with a 57th- oor spa and indoor inďŹ nity pool. Anticipate Philadelphia's ultimate urban luxury hotel experience. www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia/

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FouR SEaSonS HotEL São PauLo naçõES unidaS Making a landmark debut in Brazil, Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas is redefining luxury in South America's business and cultural powerhouse. Here, world-class service meets local culture, global businesses blend with lush green spaces, and sumptuous accommodations are complemented by the city's best dining and nightlife. www.fourseasons.com/saopaulo/

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FouR SEaSonS HotEL tuniS Bringing an unrivalled beachfront experience to North Africa's Meditarrenean cost, Four Seasons Hotel Tunis combines luxurious ralaxation with smooth eďŹƒciency for business. www.fourseasons.com/tunis/

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FouR SEaSonS RESoRt SEyCHELLE at dESRoCHES iSLand


ES Adventure and rejuvenation awaits you at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island- the only resort on the captivating coral island. Create your own castaway paradise, enjoying unrivalled privacy and absolute freedom. www.fourseasons.com/seychellesdesroches/

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HiLton BELgRadE

An elegant lobby with high ceilings and plenty of natural light greets you upon arrival to Hilton Belgrade, our modern hotel in the heart of the city. Take advantage of being close to businesses and aî…&#x;ractions. Dine on Serbian delicacies, or savor Asians specialties while taking in Old Town views from the rooî…šop lounge. Luxuriate with a spa treatment or a session in a steam room. At the end of the day, escape the hassle and bustle of the city in your stylish room or suite with modern amenities. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/serbia/hilton-belgrade-BEGBSHI/index.html

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HiLton daLian goLdEn PEBBLE BEaCH RESoRt Find your ideal getaway at Hilton Dalian Golden Pebble Beach Resort. Enjoy picturesque sea views and everything you could want and more within walking distance from Discoveryland Theme Park and the beach. We offer a host of amenities such as an indoor pool, fitness center, football court, spa and Kids Club. Our scenic lawn is the perfect seing for your dream wedding and our convention center is the ideal location for a conference or trade show. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/china/hilton-daliangolden-pebble-beach-resort-DLCDCHI/index.html

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HiLton dES MoinES downtown Welcome to Hilton Des Moines Downtown, a bright and modern hotel in step with the tech-centric area. Part of the Des Moines Skywalk system, the hotel is connected to the Iowa Events Center – perfect for convention aendees – and offers quick access to offices, local dining and Des Moines aractions. We have plenty of conveniences for your stay, including a signature restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center, and 14,000 sq. . of stylish event space. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/iowa/hilton-desmoines-downtown-dSMdiHH/index.html

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HiLton HangzHou XiaoSHan


Discover your home in the heart of the city at Hilton Hangzhou Xiaoshan. Ideally located just 15 minutes from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport and 25 minutes from the city center, this contemporary hotel offers easy access to all major locations in Xiaoshan and Bingjiang. With space for indoor and outdoor events, delicious all-day dining, a rooop garden, swimming pool and more, Hilton Hangzhou Xiaoshan offers everything you need for a successful trip. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/china/hiltonhangzhou-xiaoshan-HgHHCHi/index.html

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HiLton iStanBu BakiRkoy


uL Welcome to Hilton Istanbul Bakirkoy, a dynamic city hotel close to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul World Trade Center and Istanbul CNR Expo Center. Nestled by the spectacular coastal road of Istanbul Bakirkoy district, the hotel is surrounded both by entertainment facilities and business hubs. Offering panoramic Marmara Sea views, the hotel's range of unique rooms and suites provide the perfect Hilton accomodation experience. Enjoy aentive service and thoughtful amenities such as a wellness spa, all-day dining, a fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools and Executive Lounge. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/turkey/hiltonistanbul-bakirkoy-ISTIBHI/index.html

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HiLton Santa BaRBaRa BEaCHFRont RESoRt Enjoy the relaxed luxury and natural beauty of the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Set across 8 Spanish-style buildings along the Pacific coastline, our resort has something for everyone – stunning views from every room, a wellness spa, multiple restaurants, a gigantic pool, indoor/outdoor event space, and recreation on land and water. Lush gardens and palm trees fill the resort’s 24 acres, a dramatic seing for your uniquely California experience. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/ hilton-santa-barbara-beachfrontresort-SBAFPHH/index.html


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Conveniently located for business or leisure, the Holiday Inn AlgiersCheraga Tower offers fresh and casual personalized hospitality, set in front of the beautiful Dounia Park overlooking the city and the sea in the distance with convenient access from all major motorways. The airport is approximately 30 minutes away. You can call us before your arrival to arrange you a taxi transfer. Guest is 20 minutes away from Downtown, just minutes away from Dely Ibrahim, Zeralda, Hydra District and other appealing addresses like the CIC International Conference Center, the Opera and Sidi Fredj Marina. Be among the first ones to spend a night in one of our 242 new rooms featuring free Wi-Fi and Mini bar. The Holiday Inn Algiers – Cheraga Tower is the only skyscraper hotel in town offering a high experience to your five senses. www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/cheraga-alger/algct/hoteldetail

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Holiday Inn Baguio City Centre is the newest contemporary hotel in the "Summer Capital" of the Philippines. Ideally situated along Legarda Road surrounded by bustling city life day and night. Approximately 248 kilometers north of Manila, we are delighted to deliver genuine hospitality through our friendly and relaxed service. Known for the Panagbenga Festival, Baguio City is a fusion of polite cultural ingenuity and refreshing modern day innovation. Learn the interesting Cordilleran culture and significant historical places. Be charmed by laid-back country lifestyle amidst the highly urbanized metropolis. Feel the invigorating pine breeze and enjoy the ethnic inspired dining experience. Going around the city is fast and efficient with the abundance of public transportation. The hotel is close to shopping and entertainment district, government offices, and universities. Most popular aractions to explore nearby include Burnham Park, Baguio Cathedral, and Session Road. www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/baguio/bagbc/hoteldetail


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hôtel lutetia When the Boucicaut family opened the first modern department store, they changed how Parisians, and then the world, do their shopping. Once they had transformed retail commerce, their decision to innovate hoteliery was almost an aerthought. Their store was such a runaway success, that their many suppliers, bringing luxuries from afar, needed a comfortable place to spend the night. Visiting customers from across Europe also needed an enticement to stay longer. The board of 'Le Bon Marché' decide to open a modern, palace-inspired, luxury hotel in Paris, directly across from their famous store. www.hotellutetia.com/

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iniaLa HaRBouR HouSE A surprise contender for an emerging hotspot, Malta’s capital Valleî…&#x;a is scrubbing up very nicely for its moment in the limelight as European Capital of Culture 2018, rather easily done when you are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the sunniest places in Europe. Another reason to hop on a plane is Iniala Harbour House, which opens at the end of the year. Set on a prime

harbour-front position on St Barbara Bastion, it is the second hotel from a British entrepreneurturned-philanthropist whose Iniala Beach House in Phuket was built on the site of his own beach house, destroyed in the 2004 tsunami (a chunk of the revenues funds his charitable foundation).

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Jacques Garcia knows how to create drama. Rich, decadent and deeply sexy interiors are the French designer’s speciality, as seen at La Reserve and Hôtel Costes in Paris. This spring he brings his theatrical signature style to London for L’oscar. Turning a gorgeous Grade-II former Baptist Church HQ into something decidedly more sinful-looking, Garcia has papered halls in embossed purple leather, while the 39 bedrooms are lavishly decorated in deep purples, rich reds and burnished golds with wonderfully tactile silks, velvets and damask. There are original religious flourishes – including terracoa biblical narrative panels by Doulton above huge marble fireplaces – but the showstopper is The Baptist Grill, which takes over the beautiful octagonal former chapel. www.loscar.com/

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Langham Hotels & Resorts enjoys a legendary heritage, dating back to 1865, with the opening of The Langham in London - Europe's original Grand Hotel.Located in the Burj Khalifa district, in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Langham Place Residences, Downtown Dubai provides a stunning view of the Dubai skyline and a unique insight into the life of this amazing city - all from the ultimate comfort of your living room. www.omniyat.com/project/langhamplace/

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MILLENIUM HOTELS COPtHOrne MaKKaH al naseeM Contemporary in style with 502 spacious rooms and suites with private balconies, offering views of Aisha Al Rajhi Mosque and surrounding areas, the Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem Hotel offers excellent leisure amenities as well as comprehensive range of facilities for business travellers. Restaurants serving international cuisine complement the warm Arabian hospitality offered by a multilingual team of experienced professionals. Located less than a mile from the Mina and Muzdalifah train stations, Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem offers the convenience of Makkah city centre. The Hotel lies about 105 kilometres from King Abdul Aziz International Airport. www.millenniumhotels.com

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MILLENIUM HOTELS Grand MilleniUM BUsiness BaY Grand Millenium Business Bay, with a breathtaking view to the Dubai Canal, a trendy destination for business and leisure travellers, boasts 251 rooms and suites, with offered services and amenities including: • 3 Banquet halls and 9 meeting rooms • 24 hours business centre • 7 Restaurants • Spa and health club facilities • Swimming pool • High speed internet and Wi-Fi acces • Laundry and dry cleaning • Multi-lingual staff www.millenniumhotels.com


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Conveniently located inside Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Millennium Madina Airport Hotel caters to a host of travellers and transit passengers, oering them luxurious accommodation during their stay in Madina, providing a sanctuary for transit passengers and airline crew members seeking rest in a central location, allowing quick visits to the city. There are 227 guest rooms and suites, an all-day restaurant, a lobby cafÊ, a crew lounge, four meeting rooms, an on-site gym, and all the amenities and services you would expect from a highest quality hotel. www.millenniumhotels.com

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MILLENIUM HOTELS MilleniUM istaBUl GOlden HOrn Millennium Istanbul Golden Horn Hotel oers a luxurious and comfortable stay in close proximity to all kinds of transportations; 200 metres away from the nearest metro-bus station and only 15 km away from Atatßrk International Airport. With 127 rooms (3 Suites, 23 Deluxe, 88 Superior, 13 Standard rooms) in total, Millennium Istanbul Golden Horn Hotel promises a comfortable and

luxurious stay to its guests. The rooms are decorated in a simple yet very comfortable and luxurious way due to high standard usage of technology and aesthetics. The hotel has two restaurants, a private dining room, a ballroom, two meeting rooms, a spa and health club, plus a wide range of services and amenities. www.millenniumhotels.com

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Millennium Makkah Al Naseem is an upcoming property set in Alrajhi Complex in Al Naseem district in Makkah Al Mukarramah, just 20m away from Alrajhi Mosque. Situated in Makkah city center close to the holy sites of Arafat, Mina and Mozdalifa, it provides a convenient location for those on pilgrimages and on business trips. Find a refreshing range of on-site recreational activities, entertainment, restaurants and business facilities. • 822 rooms and suites • All day dining restaurant and Lobby Lounge • Business Centre and Theatre Rooms www.millenniumhotels.com

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Newly rebuilt, the concept of Mombo Camp is to maintain the Mombo traditions and history stretching back nearly 30 years, as well as to celebrate the major Conservation success possibly one of the greatest conservation successes: the reintroduction of black and white rhino into the wilds of Botswana. The camp’s location – in the Mombo Concession on the northern tip of Chief’s Island within Moremi Game Reserve – is considered one of the best areas for wildlife in Africa. The area boasts enormous concentrations of plains game and predators which begin virtually on Mombo’s decks, the surrounding floodplains teeming with game year round. www.mombo.co.uk/mombo-camp/

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onE&onLy goRilla’s nest loDge Cushioned in the foothills of the breathtaking virunga volcano range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest makes the magical possible as you enjoy a once-in-alifetime, personal encounter with the rare and magestic mountain gorilla, roaming free in its own natural habitat. www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-andonly-gorillas-nest-rwanda


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The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, the second luxury resort for The Ritz-Carlton brand in Ras Al Khaimah, and the brand’s fih property in the United Arab Emirates. Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, just one hour away from the urban metropolis of Dubai, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is the

perfect getaway, seamlessly blending natural beauty and timeless luxury to create an intimate beach retreat. The resort features 32 luxurious tented villas, each with its own pool and direct beach access, offering comfort and privacy complemented by breathtaking views and indulgent amenities. Guests can choose from two types of villas. The Al Naseem Villas feature local design elements inspired by


traditional Bedouin architecture and offer an elevated level of seclusion, while the Al Bahar Villas include open views and private beachfront access. “This resort will offer travelers an ideal launchpad from which to explore and enjoy the UAE’s rich and diverse landscape and tranquil environments,” said

Amit Arora, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. “This stunning new property truly embodies the destination’s culture and traditions while also providing guests with the highest standards of Arabian hospitality, serving as a testament to the long-standing commitment of The Ritz-Carlton to creating unforgeable memories.”

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Immersive programming gives guests the opportunity to explore Ras Al Khaimah’s kaleidoscope of experiences along the shores of the Al Hamra Beach. Resort guests can discover the natural beauty of the area with an aernoon of paddle boarding, a fishing trip on the coast of Ras Al Khaimah, a sunrise or sunset yoga experience overlooking the seashores, or simply

enjoying the resort’s private beach. Meanwhile, young guests can explore the natural wonders and cultural traditions of the destination through the Ritz Kids® program, where they can explore the beachfront, gain a beer understanding of the marine life through educating yet fun beach activities, or develop their inner artist with beach-inspired arts and cras.


“We have been looking forward to the reopening of our beach resort under the management of The RitzCarlton and to giving guests truly memorable experiences,” said Frederic Savoye, President of Hospitality Business, Al Hamra Group LLC. “We are thrilled to introduce the legendary Ritz-Carlton service, which combined with state-of-the-art

facilities, elevated restaurants, and unique spa concepts, will offer the best in beachfront luxury to guests from all over the world.” Resort guests can recharge at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, a seaside sanctuary offering holistic treatments in the comfort of dedicated treatment pavilions.

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This world class spa offers a select menu of local, ocean inspired treatments prepared with flowers and native spices. Two fitness centers are also available 24 hours for guests. Fresh seafood and cuisine prepared with a local twist can be experienced while enjoying endless sea views from the resort’s signature Shore House

restaurant, which showcases gastronomic excellence with fresh catches from the sea and local produce. Exotic sundowners are served every day at sunset on the bar lounge. Those who want a more private dinner experience can choose to dine on the beachfront, in a secluded beach cabana overlooking the crystal blue waters of Ras Al Khaimah or on the beachfront.


Additionally, guests wanting to explore The RitzCarlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert can do so easily with a daily shuî…&#x;le bus traveling to and from the two resorts. Activities such as nature walks through the Al Wadi Nature Reserve, archery or wildlife entertainment with owl and falconry shows can be arranged for a day of desert exploration,

truly oering something for everyone in Ras Al Khaimah. www.ritzcarlton.com/alhamrabeach

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The Rosemont Hotel and Residences at Dubai by Kieferle & Partner & ZAS in JV is a first-in-kind, ultra-luxury urban resort destination. Kieferle & Partner and ZAS were the winning teams in an international design competition. Reflecting a modern city where innovative development shapes the destination, the anticipated debut project for new global hospitality brand Rosemont will be operated by Hilton Curio Collection. Set against the dynamic backdrop of an ever-evolving skyline, Rosemont’s architecture captures a contemporary Dubai. Animated and dynamic, the bold facades reflect the city’s vibrant pulse. kieferle-partner.com/rosemont-five-star-hotelresidences-dubai/

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RoseWooD luang PRaBan Hidden in the lush green jungle that surrounds the historic royal selement of Luang Prabang, a river—emanating from a flowing waterfall—runs through the heart of this exotic retreat. Taking its cue from the French-Lao architecture for which the town is known, the interiors reflect the influences of ancient temples, while luxurious tented villas celebrate the explorer spirit. www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/luang-prabang


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tHE RoyaL at RESoRt and The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences will redefine luxury as we know it. To be located on the crescent of The Palm Island next to the existing Atlantis, the Royal Atlantis will provide a rich cultural and sophisticated lifestyle experience to all its guests and residents. All who visit or live within this luxurious expanse will find themselves immersed in a world of unrivaled ocean views, lush green spaces, incredible dining and entertainment experiences, and much more.

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences. This prestigious address features a breathtaking structure that brushes the Dubai Skyline, set amongst a vibrant community. The world’s leading designers, architects and artists have carefully craed these luxury homes, awaiting your arrival. Enjoy the most exclusive address, a property in Dubai, unlike any other in the world.


tLantiS RESidEnCES LIVE A LIFE OF EASE AND ELEGANCE Rising above the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf, The Royal Atlantis Residences are amongst the most exclusive beach homes and apartments in Dubai. Each home includes the height of interior design, creating a haven of space and joy for every Resident.

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THE ULTIMATE IN OCEANFRONT LUXURY The Royal Atlantis Residences are destined to become a world-renowned address. These contemporary living spaces cantilevered into the Arabian sky feature architecture from the finest designers, as well as uninterrupted sights of the Dubai skyline and astonishing ocean views. These luxury residences will provide unparalleled family living and an exceptional place where friends and guests will long to stay. SKY HIGH LIVING: BOLD, BESPOKE, SOPHISTICATION The Royal Atlantis Sky Courts boast perfect seaviews from your enviable home. With up to four bedrooms and vast elevated terraces, a private outdoor pool and architecturally landscaped gardens, the Sky Courts will become the ultimate oceanfront address. LUXURY FAMILY LIVING Styled across two floors, The Royal Atlantis Garden Suites boast two landscaped gardens, a private pool and a huge entertainment space. These duplex garden villas will rejuvenate and offer plentiful space for every member of your family to enjoy this harmonious home.

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LUXURY LIVING: SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND DUBAI SKYLINE The Royal Atlantis Penthouses represent the pinnacle of residential sophistication. With spectacular views of both the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline, they will soon become the most sought-aer homes in the city. Each penthouse has its own terrace, featuring a breathtaking pool. These world class dining and living spaces provide perfect luxury living, ideal for relaxing with your family or entertaining with friends. LIGHT, COLOUR AND TEXTURE: TRANSFORMING INTERIORS INTO ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART Expert of interior design, Sybille de Margerie has commissioned a host of talented modern artists to handcra unique works to personalise each home.

They feature fine textiles, architectural embroidery, hand sculpted leather and delicate porcelain pieces. By selecting works from the artisan of your choice, create a unique collection of curated artwork. A DEDICATED TEAM TO MEET YOUR EVERY NEED Exclusive concierge services are available for all residents. The Royal Atlantis team is always on call to ensure that your daily life is a delight. From helping with housekeeping or butlers providing a lavish dinner to reserving a private jet, all of your requests will be met with the highest levels of skill and professionalism.

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shinta mani WilD Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new concept for a luxury camp experience in Cambodia, combining world class design, hospitality and conservation to create a new model for public/private partnerships that will not only conserve and protect threatened wildlands, but will also create new and sustainable opportunities for the people that traditionally call these lands home. World renowned resort designer and owner of Shinta Mani Wild, Bill Bensley, identiďŹ ed an unprotected wildlife corridor connecting the Bokor National Park with Kirirom National Park, and set out to protect this 400 acre river valley from poaching, mining and logging. Working together with Wildlife Alliance, Fauna & Flora International,The Royal University of Phnom Penh and the the Cambodian Government Bensley and his team are in the process of bringing this new conservation model to life. www.shintamani.com/wild.php

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Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that for a happy life, you should “live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air”. I can think of no beer place to live up to his guiding dictum than on Grenada. You feel good here. It’s that simple. Silversands hotel and private villas are an expression of the love we feel for this island. A place to imitate the sensation of home while revelling in the exotic. A place new and timeless. A place to feel alive. We hope you love it too.

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Silversands is conceived as the antidote to the faceless, homogenous luxury that forms the backdrop to the merry-goround of the frequent traveller. It is a place where luxury is not gated off from the rest of the world, it is a beautiful addition to it. That old adage about variety being the spice of life could not be more fiing across this three-island nation. The arresting colours that carpet this land, bestowed by nature; the waterfalls that froth with sparkling water; the wild, rugged beauty, coupled with a liberal peppering of pure, pristine white sand beaches. The sensation of being lost in this world of unsullied beauty is seductive; for some it will prove irresistibly so. And that’s why Silversands bridges the gap between the five-star hotel and the permanent residence; doed along the beach and amid the hillside above, nine awe-inspiring villas present an opportunity to claim an everlasting piece of this undiscovered hideaway. Here, residents can live entirely selfcontained, or make full use of the hotel’s considerable assets and services. Checking out is no longer an inevitability. The Beachfront Villas, each positioned on impossibly white sands, are designed as an individual pavilion. And within this paradigm of the harmonious hideaway, the tropical life is maximised to astonishing effect. Outdoor pools, decks, and even al fresco dining salas, are framed to create startling tableaux, each scene framed by the natural tropical bounty of Grand Anse beach.

If you squint, Grand Anse Beach’s two mile stretch of white sand is distilled into a single trip of turquoise bleeding into a single strip of celestial white. Not only is it like a postcard sent from a prelapsarian world, but it is also sheltered from high waves, strong currents and winds. Snap up the sea’s bounty and Grenadian atmosphere at the local fish market or beer still, catch it yourself.

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SiX SEnSES BHutan Eco-pioneers Six Senses are on fire next year with new hotels planned in Fiji, Bali, Turkey, Cambodia and Israel’s Negev Desert, as well as a network of five lodges in the kingdom of happiness, Bhutan. The first three open in August: on a hillside between apple orchards and pine forest just south of the capital Thimphu; amid the rice fields of the Punakha Valley; and within 12th-century ruins above the National Museum of Bhutan in the gobsmackingly prey Paro Valley. www.sixsenses.com/resorts/bhutan/lodges/thimphu/destination

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the signing of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, slated to open in 2018. Owned by Dubai master developer Nakheel, the hotel will be part of The Palm Tower, a 52-storey mixed-use luxury development and the centrepiece of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah island. The landmark signing marks the fih St. Regis hotel to open in the United Arab Emirates. The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm will offer 289 guestrooms and suites, spanning the first 18 floors of Palm Tower, while the upper floors will comprise 504 luxury apartments. The hotel will feature two swimming pools, including one of the world’s highest infinity pools which will be located on the 50th floor, 210 meters above ground and bordering all four sides of the building for a 360-degree view of the Palm Jumeirah, Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline. The hotel will also offer distinct dining experiences, including a signature restaurant with sweeping city views on the 51st floor and an all-day restaurant.

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Guests at the hotel will get to experience renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand such as the signature St. Regis Butler Service that provides anticipatory service and customizes each stay according to specific tastes and preferences. The hotel will offer easy access to Al Iihad Park, Palm Jumeirah’s 1.1million 2 green oasis that features more than 60 varieties of plants indigenous to the UAE and a 3.2 km looped running track. The Palm Monorail, which is connected to the Dubai Tram and Dubai Metro, is also easily reached. “We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Nakheel as we introduce the St. Regis brand and its exceptional bespoke hospitality to this landmark destination in Dubai,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “This

signing underlines the strong demand for high-end hotel accommodation in the UAE and makes Dubai the first city in the world to boast three St. Regis hotels.” Nakheel Chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Palm Jumeirah is a global destination offering the ultimate in luxury living and leisure. Working with Starwood to open a St. Regis on The Palm reinforces what the island is all about: unrivalled, world-class facilities that set new standards for residents and tourists. The Palm Tower will be the jewel in the crown of this world-famous island and a new architectural wonder for Dubai. We are delighted that St Regis, another name synonymous with luxury, is to manage our flagship hotel, which is set to become one of the most sought-aer establishments in the region.”


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One of 10 new hospitality projects by Nakheel that are underway in Dubai, St. Regis is the latest in a growing list of world-famous luxury hotel brands on Palm Jumeirah, which also includes Starwood’s W Dubai – The Palm that will open later this year. “We are pleased to work with Nakheel on this iconic development which will further cement Starwood’s leadership position in Dubai,” said Neil George, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Middle East and Africa. “The continued growth of the St. Regis brand in the UAE underpins our commitment to Starwood’s luxury portfolio in this dynamic market.” The Palm Tower will feature a public rooop viewing deck on the 52nd floor. The tower will be connected to the new Nakheel Mall that spans 4.4million 2 with 350 shops, a 15screen Vox cinema, 12 fine dining restaurants on its roof terrace, as well as a medical centre and fitness complex. Construction is ongoing and completion is due this year. www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis

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tHE MandaRin oRiEntaL JumeiRah Located in Jumeirah First, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Mandarin Oriental Jumairah Beach is a Hospitality building consists of 257 rooms.


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tHE noMad hotel The NoMad hosts a number of events and performances throughout the year in various spaces within the hotel and restaurant. Events are oî…šen ticketed, but open to the public and guests of the hotel. More details about currently scheduled events can be found here and will be updated regularly. www.thenomadhotel.com/new-york

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RMS University Arms Cambridge, re-created in 2018 by architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, offers 192 rooms and suites across four floors, with views over Parker’s Piece, historic Regent Street, and the hotel’s inner courtyard. The style is undeniably British. Classic Edwardian interiors are combined with bespoke, leather-padded writing desks, low ottomans and tiered chandeliers in playful colours and rooms full of natural light. The result is ambitious, beautiful, and full of life. universityarms.com/

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Urban Valley Resort & Spa, with its new design of modern urban Iuxury, radiates a welcoming amosphere. Set in a prime location overlooking the nature reserve of Ghollieqa Valley, we are a superior four-star luxury hotel that takes your rest and relaxation seriously. It boasts 121 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a lounge bar business centre, two tennis courts, a spa, two outdoor pools with their own bars, plus all the usual fineries and pampering with our pristine services and amenities. urbanvalleyresort.com


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The only way to arrive is in style. Where the glistening Arabian Gulf’s curvaceous coastlines meet the stunning geometry of modern skyscrapers, W Dubai – The Palm is an extraordinary oasis remixing never-ending interpretations of music, fashion, design and fuel from sunrise to sunset, non-stop. From 350 guest rooms and suites with uninterrupted views and dreamy amenities to the go-to glow and glamour of AWAY® Spa, the first Escape in the Middle East redefines city getaways: here, you can be in the center of the action without being the center of aention or to show up and show off. Set your scene with insider access to sizzling W Happenings on the WET® Deck and SoBe rooop, or elevate epicurean encounters at celebrity chef destination restaurants Torno Subito and Akira Back. Fill up on golden sunshine on the crystalline white sands of our beach – the best on the Palm, a private playground for exhilarating water sports or just basking in year-round summertime fun. www.wdubaithepalm.com/


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wa aLE iSLand RESoRt We are a careful and thoughtfully planned conservation resort development that has been oďŹƒcially sanctioned by the Myanmar Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and The Ministry of Hotel and Tourism Our intention is to invite guests to experience the natural beauty of the Myeik Archipelago in a luxury camp that encourages responsible and sustainable care for the environment. waaleresort.com/

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