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Haute Grandeur visits Dubai

A n I n f o r m a t i v e G u i d e | M AY 2 0 1 7

New Hotel Openings

THE B E ST I N H O T E L A N D SPAS


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INTERVIEW: My Cozy Room Boutique Spa

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Le SPA with L’Occitane

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Ryn Spa at Grand Mercure Phuket Patong

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Crown Spa Macau

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NeoVeda Spa

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Avi Spa Sdn Bhd

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Infinite Luxury Spa at Kata Rocks

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Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences

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Hyakuna Garan

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INTERVIEW: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

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Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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The Shanti Residence Private Villas

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Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

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Gran Melia Xian

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Hotel V Villas Hua Hin MGallery by Sofitel

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Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

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The Farm at San Benito

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Indonesia Thailand

EDITOR’S NOTES Letter From The Editor

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Haute Grandeur visits Dubai 9 HOT NEWS

Mandapa Spa at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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Thailand Thailand Macau India

ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET

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Malaysia

2016 Gala Ceremony HAUTE GRANDEUR VISITS

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

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PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Maldives HURAWALHI ISLAND RESORT

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Thailand

Malaysia Japan

Hong Kong

PICK OF THE MONTH Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort Launches in Portugal

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Malaysia

Noire: At Fairmont Dubai

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PREFERRED SPA PRODUCT REVIEW

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La Prairie Line Interception Power Duo

ASIA The Dheva Spa and Wellness Centre Thailand

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Hua Hin

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INTERVIEW: Fah Lanna Spa

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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

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i.sawan Residen al Spa & Cluba

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The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

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COMO Shambhala Urban Escape

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Away Spa

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Conrad Spa Koh Samui

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Thailand

Taiwan

Thailand Thailand Thailand Taiwan

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Japan China

The Spa at The Grand Ho Tram Strip Vietnam

Indonesia

Thailand

Phillipines

AFRICA Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa

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Woodlands Spa

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Gatsby Spa

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Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah

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Medina Essaouira Thalassa sea & Spa

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Le Diwan Rabat M GALLERY By Sofitel

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South Africa South Africa South Africa Egypt

Morocco Morocco


SO Sofitel Mauritius

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Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm

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Essque Zalu Zanzibar

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Park Inn by Radisson Muscat

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Elite Crystal Hotel

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Mauritius Egypt

EUROPE

Oman Oman

Bahrain

Spa at the Killarney Plaza

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The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall

Haybarn Health Club and Spa

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INDIAN OCEAN

ESPA At The Europe

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Cavalieri Grand Spa Club

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fru Lodge & Spa

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Radisson Blu & Spa, Sochi

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Hotel Portinari

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Hotel PRIVO

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COMO Metropolitan London

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Ireland

United Kingdom Ireland Italy

Spain

Russia

Belgium

Romania

United Kingdom

Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa Greece

Vair Spa Menu Spain

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United Arab Emirates

Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru

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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives

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Season Paradise Hotel

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Araamu Spa at Royal Island Resort & Spa

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Dusit Thani Maldives

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Conrad Maldives Rangali

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Maldives Maldives Maldives Maldives Maldives Maldives

OCEANIA Rumours Waterfall Spa

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InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

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INTERVIEW: KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat

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Cook Islands Fiji

Australia

MIDDLE EAST ESPA at The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

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ShuiQi Spa and Fitness

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Meadowood Spa

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Timeless Spa

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Banyantree Spa Mayakoba

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The Palace Downtown Dubai

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Chateau St Marc

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NORTH AMERICA United States Mexico

Canada

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EDITOR’S NOTE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR DUBAI, there are few places in the world that deserve to be labeled ‘wow’ more than just another city. The UAE is like honey to the bee for the luxury travellers, shoppers & business men & women who wants to connect with the world in an efficient, safe & fast growing city. In the past year I’ve visited the UAE three times and I didn’t hesitate to return last month to attend the Arabian Travel Market & visit some of the finest luxury

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hotels in town (On page 12.) Read more about Palazzo Versace, The Oberoi Dubai & the newly opened The Address Dubai Boulevard with its knockout cuisine! In this issue you’ll also find interviews with hoteliers running Award winning hotels, we

Marinique de Wet FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

hear all about how they keep their properties competitive and in demand. As always, I hope you enjoy the issue and from the Haute Grandeur’s Office we wish you another month of inspiring travels.


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World Travel Market, Africa 2017

Haute Grandeur partners with VOYA Organic Beauty Haute Grandeur selected the world’s preferred organic beauty brand to join the Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards esteemed list of the best product

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From the 19th – 21st of April 2017 Haute

brands we vouch for!

Grandeur Global Hotel & Spa Awards was represented at the World Travel Market, Africa 2017 hosted in Cape Town. This

organic luxury from the sea

successful event brought together the leaders in hospitality and Haute Grandeur was there to keep the leaders in travel informed about what’s happening behind the scenes at the leading Hotel & Spa Awards initiative of the world & we also met with media representatives and travel agents to keep them up to date with the best hotels to book! For more information on Haute Grandeur visit www.hautegrandeur.com

For over 10 years, @VOYAorganicbeauty has had an undeniable presence in the global luxury spa industry and has led the way for results-driven, organic skincare worldwide. VOYA is not only partnered with the Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards but also with Emirates Airlines providing exclusive amenities to First and Business class travellers. VOYA distributes into the world’s top 5 star spas and hotels in 37 countries worldwide, including; Woodhouse Day Spa Franchise USA, Burj Al-Arab Dubai, UAE; The Chateau Resort, Malaysia; Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives; Ashford Castle, Ireland; Canyon Ranch, Tucson and Vegas USA; Four Seasons, USA, Waldorf Astoria, UAE; Mandarin Oriental, London UK.

President & Founder of Haute Grandeur, Mrs Marinique de Wet meeting with Mobolaji Joseph, Project Manager of TRUSTYOU

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Do you have sensitive skin? VOYA’s advanced facial range combines the healing properties of certified organic seaweed with carefully selected natural active ingredients to calm, soothe and desensitize inflamed and

Haute Grandeur PR Manager, Mrs Loggenberger meeting with Thabani Ndlovu Director of International Sales Africa & Indian Ocean for HILTON

reactive skin. By its very nature, seaweed is suitable for the treatment of sensitive skin due to its soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. These advanced skincare products aim to both heal and protect the skin by combining the powerful effects of ingredients such as Sea HeathrR and Comfrey Phytopure with seaweed! Browse https://voya.ie/facial.html


VISITING PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI

United Arab Emirates | Middle East |E| info@palazzoversace.ae |W| www.palazzoversace.ae

Execuding European grandeur and urban glamour, discover a space that mirrors your sense of style while fulfilling your deepest desire. Plan your stay in Dubai this year and live the iconic lifestyle in a cosmopolitan city that echoes the charms of tradition. Explore family, business, honeymoon and other stay offers at www.palazzoversace.ae/specialoffers

VISITING THE ADDRESS ON BOULEVARD DUBAI United Arab Emirates | Middle East | www.theaddress.com

“The hear of Dubai” is a well-worn phrase, and while there is no such official location, the emirate’s Downtown area is pulsating stronger than ever – with a little help from the new Address, The 72 storey curvilinear tower self describes as a city lifestyle resort, in walking distance of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall. Many of the 196 spacious rooms (including 36 lavish suites) have views over The Dubai Fountain and adjacent opera house, with some higher floors commanding views of the Arabian Sea. While the location and amenities will be a huge draw, one very distinguished featre is the hotel’s myriad art installations; 25 pieces collated from 48 artists, including three-dimensional “maps” of Dubai, a large sculpture titled themed around wings and a 46 piece bespoke collection of chandeliers inspired by diamonds and pearls. 9

VISITING THE OBEROI DUBAI

United Arab Emirates | Middle East | www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-dubai/ Boasting views of Burj Khalifa, The Oberoi Dubai is near Dubai’s well-known landmarks. Dubai’s attractions, such as Emirates Park Towers, Dubai Tower and Executive Towers, are within easy walking distance of The Oberoi. Business Bay Metro Station is within a two-minute walk, connecting guests with the rest of the city. This is a prime location property that we highly recommend to both business and leisure travellers.


HOT NEWS

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

NEW HOTEL OPENINGS IN APRIL

NOW OPEN

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CONRAD BORA BORA NUI Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown in Tribeca has officially opened its doors to the local neighbourhood, and aims to be a sanctuary of wellness in the heart of the city. Designed by New York and Toronto-based Yabu Pushelberg, the spa features light, fresh and soothing design elements for an understated yet sophisticated finish: white tay wood walls, and a combination of charcoal-coloured European oak and travertine floors grace the various zones, while the seven treatment rooms feature petal-shaped coves above the tables. Additional facilities include a nail room, eucalyptus steam room, relaxation

ANANTARA VILAMOURA ALGARVE RESORT Vilamoura, Portugal

room, outdoor terrace, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre, sun deck, and 75ft (23m) indoor lap pool with stone-clad columns, wood screens and a custom scratched plaster wall-finish. High technology, results-driven treatments and medi-aesthetic techniques blend with luxury natural products and ingredients including green caviar, chardonnay and gold. Product partners include Dr Burgener and Omorovicza, and the menu will continuously change and evolve in line with the seasons. In addition to body rituals and skincare, the spa also features Eastern-influenced massage offerings designed to promote balance.

HYATT REGENCY RIYADH OLAYA Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Featured treatments include Luxury Green Caviar by Dr Burgener; The Vitaskin Ultrasound, which uses green caviar and gold trace elements to repair the skin; and Omorovicza’s Purifying Mud Ritual, which uses mineralrich moor mud from the thermal waters of Hungary to detox and relax. “We have partnered with the best European brands to offer our guests and clients the most exclusive and bespoke experiences, tailor-made to their skin type,” said Tara Cruz, spa director. “Much like the colourful city we reside in, we unite influential cultures and remedies from around the world to create

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a haven of beauty and wellness. We look forward to welcoming our hotel guests and local residents for the ultimate pampering experience.” THE ADDRESS THE BOULEVARD Dubai, UAE


Kokomo Island Resort NEW HOTEL LAUNCH

Kokomo is set on a 135-acre private island – one of 10 small tropical islands set in Kadavu’s incomparable Astrolabe Reef. Guests arrive via the island’s private floatplane or helicopter and enjoy all-inclusive stays with luxury accommodations in traditional Fijian bures, gourmet cuisine, spa experience and a variety of activities and water sports, including scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with manta rays and more. Kokomo Island is remote in comparison to Fiji’s mainstream tourism and rewards guests with luxurious privacy in surroundings that can only be described as absolute paradise, offering spectacular scenery and a glimpse of authentic Fijian culture.

Kandima Maldives

NEW HOTEL LAUNCH

Kandima Maldives – a new game-changing destination and the country’s first lifestyle resort – has been launched in London, United Kingdom, and Berlin, Germany. Set on a tropical island in Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima Maldives offers guests the opportunity to experience the Maldives “in a new way” – embodying all the positive values of the Maldives, while adding its own innovative, vibrant and playful style. The second resort to open this year, the 3-kilometer long island is just a 30-minute flight from Velana International Airport, followed by a scenic 20-minute boat ride. The resort – the first property under umbrella brand Pulse Hotels and Resorts – promises to be more than just another beach holiday, but an experience, offering time out for adults and fun for children, year-round sunshine, water sports, top activities and a safe environment . Kandima Maldives – with a core philosophy of being smart, playful, responsible, human and rooted – uses state-of-the-art smart technology to elevate the guest experience. It employs the Kandima property management system, the first of its kind; encompassing unobtrusive technology that makes guests stay seamless and interactive, and new RFID wristbands that allow them more freedom. The RFID wristbands allow guests to access their studio or villa, make purchases throughout the resort, book spa treatments and use the self-service drink and food machines. It is also about keeping it green; reducing the amount of printed collateral, incorporating energy saving technology in the rooms, generating hot water and running air-conditioning systems using the heat of the waste generator, recycling waste water and glass and also composting all food waste. The resort offers a choice of 274 stylishly designed studios, beach and aqua villas, with eleven different categories to choose from, all of which have a private terrace. Their locations at different points along the island make the accommodation suitable for honeymooners and couples seeking privacy and families as well as a group of friends looking for activity. With the longest outdoor pool in the Maldives, an abundance of water-sports, the largest beach club, tennis and basketball courts, an art studio, cooking classes, extraordinary restaurants, bars and events, Kandima Maldives promises ‘anything but the ordinary!’.

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Throwback to some glamorous images from our 2016 Haute Grandeur Gala Ceremony

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HAUTE GRANDEUR VISITS Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre |W| pullman-dubai-creek-citycentre.com |E| H2022@accor.com

About Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Haute Grandeur’s President recently visited Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre The hotel is located in the Deira district, connected to one of the city’s largest malls. Close to Dubai International Airport, the location is popular among business and leisure travelers. Offering an amazing view of Dubai’s creek and lush landscape of Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre features the best of the brand’s signature services including the Welcomer, Pullman bed, free Wi-Fi, Connectivity Lounge, Co-Meeting offer for the MICE market, Nespresso® experience, Vinoteca by Pullman wine list and Pullman Fit & Spa Lounge. This hotel radiates Pullman’s DNA and treats cosmopolitan guests to an all-new experience at the top of upscale hospitality range; “Our world is your playground” is the motto at Pullman, combining business and pleasure into a lifestyle where working and relaxing are no longer contradictory terms.

Mr Nishan Silva, General Manager & Mrs Marinique de Wet, President of Haute Grandeur.

10 FAST FACTS : 1. Contemporary 5-star hotel, 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport 2. 10 minutes’ drive from Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority and Dubai Healthcare City

6. Complimentary WiFi 7. Outdoor swimming pool, spa facility, and 24/7 Fitness Center 8. All day dining restaurant, sports bar, café and pool bar

3. Connected to Deira City Centre Mall and Metro station

9. Executive Lounge access for Executive room booking

4. 10 minutes’ drive from Bank Street and Dubai World

10. Newly renovated state of the art 1,000 m² meetings

Trade Centre 5. Incredible views of the creek and the landscape of the Golf and Yacht Club

space with Ballroom and 6 meeting rooms with direct daylight


PULLMAN DUBAI CREEK CITY CENTRE OFFERS EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS FOR IFTAR THIS RAMADAN his Ramadan, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre will be offering an Iftar buffet in Medley Restaurant from 7pm – 9:30pm which will be hosted by the property’s Moroccan Chef Mama, who is known for her rich delicious dishes and amazing hospitality. Guests can ‘break fast’ with dates and crudités, Arabic breads with dipping oils, olives and traditional Ramadan juices which will be waiter-served to your table, before heading to the buffet to enjoy a range of succulent cuisine from curries, hot mezzeh, cheeses and pickles to a huge variety of salads, soups and lamb ouzi. Batoul Jarmourne, who is affectionately known as Chef Mama has worked with some of the most important ministers of Morocco and also with Princess Lalla Amina; the youngest sister of the late King Hassan II of Morocco, in the late Eighties in Rabat. She will be personally greeting all guests to the Iftar buffet experience in the hotel throughout Ramadan. The Iftar menu will be available to book for a special earlybird price of 115AED per person (including water and Ramadan juices) until 20th May 2017, after which the price will be 175AED per person and 70AED per child aged from six to 12 years. There are corporate rates available and for further details on all bookings and packages

call +9714

294 1222 or email at H2022@accor.com.terms.

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PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: MALDIVES

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The eco-friendly resort openened in December, offering 90 pristine villas and one of the most romantic and luxurious idylls in the Maldives. The five-star escape is nestled among the reefs of the Lhaviyani Atoll, serving a mature, clientele, since guests must be aged 15 or over. A 40-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, guests will arrive to either an Ocean or Beach Villa, which reange up to 132sqm in size, flawlessly blending with the lush, unspoiled surrounds. The interior aesthetics are the epitome of tropical chic, presenting lines, earth tone colours and natural materials in keeping with the resort’s eco friendly approach. 19

What kind of a romantic getaway would it be without incredible food? Among the exquisite dining options is the magnificent ‘5.8’ the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, so named for its unique ocation, 5.8 meters under the surface of the sea. The menu concept is a multi-course tasting extravaganza and is available with wine-pairing options recommended by the sommelier. The cuisine blends fine ingredients into a showcase of modern dining, but the unique location will truly steal the show. If you prefer your liberations above the water, then head to the end of the Ocean Villa jetty, where the Champagne Pavilion is the perfect romantic spot to celebrate your romance with bubbles and canapés. The beachside Coco Bar also has an al fresco deck overlooking the lagoon and is perfect for enjoying sunset or after dinner cocktails.


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Fa c t s a b o u t H a u t e G r a n d e u r E x c e l l e n c e A w a r d S t a t u e • Gain global recognition • Showcase your great achievement to hotel guests by displaying the Award in your hotel lobby • The Award confirm that your hotel offer the highest possible standard and customer experience • Guarantee awareness and build staff morale.


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PICK OF THE MONTH:

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Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort Launches in Portugal Bringing Authentic Luxury to Europe |W| www.vilamoura.anantara.com | Portugal | Europe

Making its debut into Europe, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Just a 15-minute drive from Faro International Airport, Anantara

brings its authentic luxury to southern Portugal’s picturesque

Vilamoura is located close to the ocean, marinas and beaches

Algarve coast with the launch of Anantara Vilamoura Algarve

of the Algarve and boasts stunning views of the Arnold Palmer-

Resort. Nestled amongst orange grove trees and undulating

designed Oceânico Golf Course.

wetlands, the resort brings to life Anantara’s ethos of connecting modern travellers with authentic destinations and ensures the

All of the resort’s 280 newly upgraded guest rooms boast soft

brand’s signature Thai hospitality is paired with indigenous style

touches reflecting the natural woods and fibres of the region

and flavour.

creating a chic and comforting place to relax and unwind overlooking views of picturesque gardens, swimming pools and the prestigious fairways of the golf course. Anantara Vilamoura has teamed up with local artisans from the TASA Project and some unique pieces can be found in the 17 Anantara Suites, with guests being able to appreciate the hand woven pool bags, locally sourced cork coasters and signature Algarvian ceramic fruit bowls. Further comforts include an in-room wine humidor, pillow menu and on-call butler service to attend to guests’ every need. Suite guests also have exclusive access to the indoor pool and sauna at the Anantara Spa, which looks out onto the rolling greens. The prestigious Presidential Suite offers an impressive terrace with a private dining area, a new Jacuzzi and a sundeck for enjoying balmy evenings with friends. To make holidays a truly relaxing experience for parents and one that kids will remember forever, Anantara has partnered with World Wide Kids Company, the resort childcare specialist. The new Adventurers Crèche and the Adventurers Kids Club, which will open mid-May, will be fully equipped with everything for youngsters to have fun. At a resort where indulgence blends authentic indigenous elements and international flair, the newly renovated Anantara Spa offers a wide selection of therapies including the signature Traditional Thai Massage in dedicated rooms, centuries-old Ayurveda rituals, and treatments using locally-sourced ingredients such as Algarvian citrus fruits, figs and almond powder. Healing


continues through the wellness programme with yoga and tai chi

hosts tasting sessions which can include a private visit to a local

sessions on offer. Keeping active on holiday is made easy with

vineyard. Guests can also experience the Wine Guru’s expertise

access to the 24-hour gym with dedicated Personal Trainers and

when indulging in Dining by Design, which offers a choice of

tennis courts.

connoisseur menus coupled with idyllic settings, alongside the services of a personal chef and butler, ensuring a wonderfully

Culinary excellence is at the heart of the Portuguese culture. Using

romantic occasion. Travellers with a sense of adventure can learn

his deep expertise in Portugal’s culinary traditions, Executive

how to create Portugal’s fresh and flavoursome dishes in a Spice

Chef Bruno Viegas has woven his passion throughout Anantara

Spoons cooking class which combines a visit to the nearby Loulé

Vilamoura’s six bars and restaurants. A new wine oriented

fresh food market with an interactive cooking class in an open

restaurant concept comes to life at EMO, where Bruno and the

theatre kitchen with the chef.

resort’s Wine Guru António Lopes have masterfully created a menu that reflects the terroir heritage of the region. Focusing on

Befitting its location overlooking the championship Oceânico Golf

Portuguese grape varieties and local produce, the duo elegantly

Course, Anantara Vilamoura boasts a one-of-a-kind Golf Guru,

pair dishes such as Braised Turbot, Salt Cod Loins and Pata Negra

ensuring golfing holidays are not only seamless, but perfectly

Ham with a selection of over 300 accompanying wines from the

tailored to each golfer´s needs, whatever their handicap.

region, allowing diners to truly savour the tastes of the country. The resort offers spectacular settings and venues for all types of Opening on May 1st, the new lunchtime restaurant Ria will

events – from VIP dinners and weddings, to product launches and

serve freshly caught fish and seafood emulating a traditional

large scale conferences. The stand-alone Conference Centre has

Marisqueira or seafood bistro commonly found along the

capacity for up to 800 people in its eight versatile meeting spaces,

secluded Ria Formosa lagoon, located a short distance away.

most with natural light, and offers direct access for both delegates

The restaurant will showcase choice catches such as Quarteira

and set up vehicles, as well as to the hotel car park.

Prawns, Goose Barnacles, and Wild Caught Turbot, with the Raw Bar serving ceviche and carpaccios from the Algarve. The fresh

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort’s unique signature appeals

ocean produce will be paired with crisp white and rosé wines to

are matched by the distinct discovery of the Algarve. Famed as

round off guests’ alfresco dining experience. Poolside guests can

one of Europe’s most sought-after holiday destinations, this

enjoy this experience without having to leave their chaise longue

southernmost region of Portugal boasts a coastline of pristine

as waiters will circulate the catch of the day within Algarvian

beaches, sandy coves and breath-taking cliffs, whitewashed

wicker baskets and prepare them at the guests’ convenience.

fishing villages and castle towns, olive groves, wineries and golf courses. A bastion of Algarve prestige, guests can take advantage

Anantara’s signature culinary concepts offer unique and engaging

of a sophisticated retreat that feels naturally exclusive, and offers

experiences. Presenting one of the most diverse Portuguese

unique destination experiences.

wine collections in the Algarve, resident Wine Guru António Lopes, who was voted Best Sommelier of Portugal in 2014,

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NOIRE NOIRE

Tuomas Heikkinen Executive Chef Fairmont Dubai

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Multi Award-Winning Restaurant Noire Invites Guests to Step Into the Dark and have an Insightful Experience with a Difference – Blind Dining -

Noire at Fairmont Dubai is the only venue in the region, where

Finnish national chef Tuomas Heikkinen is the Executive Chef at Fairmont Dubai, overseeing more than 100 colleagues in culinary and stewarding operations. Heikkinen has been passionate about cooking since a young age, experimenting in the kitchen and cooking for his family.

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5-star gourmet cuisine in a pitchblack dining room. NOIRE IS THE NEW BLACK Noire at Fairmont Dubai is available from Monday to Friday, 7:30pm. Priced at AED 325, this 1 ½ hour dinner includes a three course menu with paired beverages, and a reception (in the light) to discuss the featured menu with the chef and restaurant manager. This intriguing experience will turn the old saying of ‘first (visual) impressions count’ entirely on its head by encouraging guests to re-evaluate their perceptions through a different thought process.

Participants will experience a complete loss

of vision for 1 ½ hours and will put their trust in the hands of executive chef Tuomas Heikkinen and his team. THE BLIND SIDE Noire at Fairmont Dubai features a fully fitted and blackened out

Having been in the hospitality industry since 1998, Heikkinen says that initially at the age of 18 he wanted to become a lawyer and thought that his ability to speak four languages would give him even further of an advantage in that field. Chef Tuomas eventually ended up pursuing his dream by getting a job in a restaurant in London, continuing his career in Italy, in India, on the Caribbean and most recently in Dubai. Heikkinen has been on the road since then and never looked back. Summarising his extensive career, Heikkinen says that the proudest moment till date has been accepting his first job as head chef at a restaurant with a very challenging management team. “I took this as a self-challenge and saw opportunities instead. After a year of hard work we managed to turn it around to become a very successful and an award winning food and drink destination. To stand in the middle of that restaurant with that buzz and great atmosphere, full of people enjoying the food and having great time was the ultimate reward during my career,” smiles Heikkinen looking back to the experience.

restaurant setting, aptly suited for this new nocturnal pursuit. From an operational point of view, servers will use state of the art night vision goggles to help guests on their way throughout the restaurant, and to assist diners with their multi sensory experience. According to Mohamed Mattar, Restaurant Manager, “Not only is the food and its presentation under visual wraps, but other elements are also removed, including the general ambience of the restaurant, décor, table setting, China and flatware as well as people gazing, of which the latter is sometimes considered almost as important in Dubai as the meal itself.”

Speaking about upcoming innovations at Fairmont Dubai, Heikkinen says that the team is currently in the process of finalising the strategy of taking Noire - dining in the dark concept - to the next level. Noire has been received by the market exceptionally well since the opening in 2013, winning accolades from BBC Good Food Middle East for the ‘Best experiential dining restaurant’, during two consecutive years. The culinary team at Fairmont Dubai is also working on improving the selection at The Chocolate Room, which is the only retail space in Dubai, offering a wide range of chocolate treats, featuring chocolate-coated walls and comprising a total of 200kg of chocolate inside the venue.


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MANDARIN ORIENTAL BODRUM opens for the summer 2017

Luxurious Turkish Riviera resort, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, opened on the 1st of April, boasting brand new services. New fitness and wellness facilities, a butler service for every room category, a new partnership with Worldwide Kids and specially curated room packages will become available at the resort that overlooks the aptly named Paradise Bay. By booking the new Stay and Dine room package, guests can take advantage of the resort’s latest offerings and existing five-star amenities, including its exciting dining options. The Crèche Club for children aged from 4 months to 3 years is run by fully qualified, trained and experienced staff providing age appropriate activities for babies and toddlers to encourage learning through play. Children aged 12 to 17 years are given an opportunity to develop their independence and enjoy inspirational artistic pursuits at the Teens Club. With eight restaurants and bars, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers a tantalizing range of dining options. From a leisurely snack at the Blue Beach Club & Bar to eating alfresco under the stars at Surrounded by ancient olive groves and fragrant pine trees, and with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, the resort’s 129 guestrooms, apartments, suites and villas, each have their own outside space, some with infinity pools that seemingly blend into the blue of the Aegean Sea. The Sea View Rooms and

Assaggio, the chic Italian restaurant perched over the azure waters of Paradise Bay, each eatery offers a distinctive dining experience. At Turkish fish and seafood restaurant, Bodrum Balikçisi, diners enjoy seasonal dishes served in traditional style. The Pool Bar & Restaurant has a children’s dining area.

Mediterranean Suites are the most spacious on the Bodrum Peninsula, and the opulent Presidential Villa is the ultimate in luxury travel. Harmoniously blending-in with the resort’s garden feel, the accommodation combines Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s oriental style with an authentic Turkish look, and offers the utmost in privacy and exclusivity.

Creative cocktails can be savoured at Mandarin Bar, while mouthwatering pastries and desserts can be found at the Mandarin Cake Shop. The resort’s beach venue, Blue Marlin Ibiza, Bodrum, is the Centering on its two private white sand beaches and long shoreline, the resort’s many leisure pursuits range from diving and snorkeling to tennis and basketball. Managed jointly with Worldwide Kids, the resort’s children’s recreational groups includes the Kids Club for 4 to 11 year olds, which features a fun and educational range of arts and crafts, nature and sports activities that are sure to introduce little ones to new discoveries and friendships.

place to chill out and enjoy great music. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is a sanctuary of serenity. Offering the most comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage programmes in the region

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PREFERRED SPA PRODUCT REVIEW:

LA PRAIRIE LINE INTERCEPTION POWER DUO |W| www.laprairieswitzerland.com

THREE TYPES OF WRINKLES, ONE LINELESS FUTURE Discover La Prairie’s latest innovation towards a lineless future. A total intervention to fight all types of wrinkles in just fourteen days and fourteen nights. Introducing Line Interception Power Duo: a 24-hour beauty experience as an alternative to professional procedures. La Prairie’s newest creation targets wrinkles at their inception and helps to smooth them where they have already appeared. In just two weeks, a marked difference. When it comes to fighting wrinkles, each day counts. And each night. Our scientists have identified three types of wrinkles to fight for one lineless future. La Prairie’s Line Interception Power Duo combines the actions of all targeted professional procedures against wrinkles. All wrinkles from expression lines to UV induced wrinkles and gravity related creases & folds.

2 FORMULAS TO DRAW THE LINE DURING THE DAY Expression lines are formed as life is lived: crow’s feet, worry lines, eyebrow furrows and smile lines come with expressing emotions. Day after day, skin is exposed to these multiple stimuli sending repeated messages to facial muscles to contract, creating wrinkles. Where common injectables work at refraining muscles from contracting by inhibiting the signaling pathway at one specific stage, La Prairie’s Line Interception Power Duo acts at three different stages. Three specialized peptides work on different levels to inhibit the signaling pathway, thus helping to prevent the formation of lines. Skin’s exposure to UVA and UVB harmful rays and also infrared radiation can cause sun-induced fine lines, resulting in premature aging over time. Line Interception Power Duo-Day cream features a SPF 30, UVA and IRA protection, working to prevent these environmentally determined fine lines. Never has a day cream acted so early on the appearance of wrinkles. AT NIGHT Aging and gravity due to skin degradation and weakening can

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create creases and folds. Line Interception Power Duo-Night formula helps the skin to regenerate for a younger-looking face. At night, the skin is in a regenerative mode, skin renewal is accelerated and repair processes take place. As skin ages, these natural processes slow down and are less efficient. Line Interception Power Duo Night formula helps to compensate for this decline and to regenerate the skin at major levels, counteracting the impact of daily aggressions. Formulated with anti-wrinkle peptides, Line Interception Power Duo-Night cream helps stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and strengthen the extracellular matrix.


Additionally, Line Interception Power Duo-Night cream has been formulated to support proteasome activity. By targeting the elimination of damaged proteins in the skin, it helps optimize skin renewal. Skin seems renewed, as if it has recovered new strength. Never has a night cream restored so deeply. Line Interception Power Duo formulas also feature La Prairie’s exclusive Cellular Complex, targeting essential cells and components of the extracellular matrix for a rejuvenated skin appearance. Pioneer in cellular science, La Prairie introduced this complex that is at the heart of every formula since the beginning.

A DUO OF DESIGN A duo of breakthrough formulas working in tandem for one perfect solution. Day and Night. Two different textures, two different sensations, for a pleasurable application day after day, night after night. Two weeks is all it takes for fine lines, vertical and deep wrinkles to fade leaving the skin incredibly smooth, de-lined and relaxed. Two separate chambers are at the core of one sleek object. A dual-barrel in one pump bottle carrying a shiny silver side for the day and a matte black side for the night. Designed with archetypal Swiss minimalism, Line Interception Power Duo was conceived for a precise application process. Its anti-leakage locking mechanism guarantees worry-free travel and an optimized distribution system.

14 DAYS. 14 NIGHTS Line Interception Power Duo is the natural companion of the Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster. Together, they constitute the perfect duo to effectively fight wrinkles. Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster prepares the skin for the extracellular matrix renewal by improving skin quality. Line Interception Power Duo completes renewal at night and protects from wrinkle-inducing stressors during the day. When combining the two products, the benefits are amplified, day after day and night after night. For a problem as ancient as time itself, La Prairie offers a solution from the future.

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Global Spa Awards R EGI S T E R FO R THE 2017 AWARDS

Today’s discerning traveller seeks more than 5-star hospitality. They desire outstanding holistic experiences that indulge, rejuvenate and relax body and mind in ultimate luxury. Superb Spa facilities and service amplifies an establishment’s offering, enhances the appeal of a property, and entices more guests.

Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards Categories •

Airport Lounge Spa

Health & Wellness Spa

Ayurveda Spa

Hideaway Spa

Beauty Salon

Hotel Spa

In celebration of the best Spas in the world, Haute Grandeur introduces a new benchmark in service excellence – the Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards. Based on the same concept as the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards, the Spa Awards follow a transparent, unbiased process – the only one of its kind in the world. Outstanding Spas are recognised and awarded on merit, and winners selected by means of feedback from guests, rather than a judging panel.

Beauty Spa

Male Spa

Boutique Spa

Medical Spa

Casino Hotel Spa

Mineral & Hot Springs Spa

City Spa

Mineral Spa

Country Spa

New Hotel Spa

Day Spa

Private Island Spa

Destination Spa

Resort Spa

Eco Spa

Safari Spa

Emerging Spa

Signature Spa

Female Spa

Treatment Spa

Fitness Spa

Brand Spa

The Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards applaud the finest Spas worldwide recognizing 32 different categories, and are recognised as the highest accolade a Spa can receive. These Awards add value by raising the standard of excellence and encouraging healthy competition within the Spa industry. Winning a Haute Grandeur Global Spa Award not only elevates the status of an establishment, it guarantees guests a remarkable experience.

Game Lodge Spa

Design Spa

Golf Resort Spa

Destination Spa Manager

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ASIA Asia is not only known as the world’s largest and most populous continent, but prides itself in outstanding luxury hotel experiences and impeccable service.


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THAILAND

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The Dheva

Spa and Wellness Centre The Dheva Spa at The Dhara Dhevi, Chiangmai is a destination retreat which has been built on the foundation of wellness. The spa is modelled after the Mandalay palace in 19th century. Lush tropical landscapes and natural beauty surround it, heightening its sense of serenity, and helping those over-stressed with the worries of daily life to unwind.

|W| www.dharadhevi.com |E| dhevaspa@dharadhevi.com


ASIA The spa’s philosophy encompasses the Buddhist Wheel of Wellbeing, symbolizing “the integration of body, mind and soul”. The Dheva Spa believes that true wellness can be achieved with one’s own potential and desire, and it is our role to inspire, guide and treat individuals with personal wellness focus, emphasizing on each dimension of experience through the holistic health modalities. The spa offers Lifestyle Assessment with our health specialists. All treatments are personalized to individual needs with a focus on transformative therapies. Emotional connections are crucial to the wellness process with careful attention from the inhouse specialist team. Exercise rituals, education and aftercare programs, in addition to appropriate cuisine options, all form post of the essence of our wellness retreats.

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The Spa at The Grand Ho Tram Strip

|W| www.thegrandhotram.com

|E| thespa@thegrandhotram.com


ASIA From the moment you enter The Spa at The Grand Ho Tram Strip, with serene music in the background and a smiling face in the foreground, you are presented with a menu of offerings that include four signature Ho Tram Massages, a choice of specialist massages, body wraps, scrubs and rituals, traditional reflexology, facials, manicures and pedicures, along with a special Man Space for gentleman. The Grand exclusively uses all natural Pevonia products for its treatments ensuring that while you are in the hands of our therapists, you remain in the hand of Mother Nature. Guided into the wet areas flanked by two steam rooms, the walk-through showers and heated-stone recliners offer an experience to be savoured. Led from here to the private tranquillity of the treatment rooms, guests are left in the hands of professionals who embody Vietnam’s sense of hospitality and encompass The Grand’s sense of luxury. Each member of the treatment team have been extensively trained by GOCO Hospitality, a leading wellness consultancy located in Thailand, ensuring that the team leave no sense unturned.

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INTERVIEW: Fah Lanna Spa |W| www.fahlanna.com |E| fahlannaspa@gmail.com

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Nareenart Jittrong Guest Relations Manager

“We are inspired by nature. We let the traditional Lanna culture and history guide us in the design of the spa.” How would the association between your

What is your spa’s most unique feature

Restaurant and Spa Product and Souvenir

spa and Haute Grandeur Global Hotel

and selling point?

Shop on site, so our customers and their

Awards impact on guest perception and revenue in your opinion? The

old city of Chiang Mai yet have the luxury

our spa.

associated with many global luxury

spa with ponds, palms, ample gardens

What is the secret to your success,

brands that have high recognition, such

and individual spa villas and bungalows

running a spa that many regard as

as very famous high class high value

situated around the grounds. So, while

outstanding following high customer

hotel chains. To be included in that group

being centrally located close to many

feedback scores?

will give customers the feeling that the

tourist attractions and historical sights,

association between us will stand for

we are a green, tranquil, spacious oasis.

We are inspired by nature. We let the

assurance for a quality experience in a

We are inspired by nature and stay true

traditional Lanna culture and history

luxurious setting.

to traditional Lanna culture and history.

guide us in the design of the spa. Each

Lanna is the historical name for the former

element is carefully considered and

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kingdom of Chiang Mai. So our guests

placed for a reason. Each spa treatment

Excellence Award an important Award to

can experience traditional Northern Thai

villa decorated differently, according to its

win in your opinion?

Lanna style and culture. This really sets

name. We name our spa treatment villa

us apart from any other spa in the area.

after a place/town/district in the former

For the reason as mentioned in the

We also offer traditional treatments, such

kingdom of Lanna and it is decorated to

previous point. The

associated with

as “Tok Sen” massage, which originated

highlight a special aspect of that place.

many global luxury brands that have high

in Chiang Mai and can not be found

Thus, each and every of our 25 treatment

recognition, such as very famous high

any many places. All of this enables us

villas is unique and special.

class high value hotel chains.

to offer a “one of a kind” service to our

the

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eat, drink, shop and enjoy their time at

of space. We are an open plan, open air

makes

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We are located in the heart of the historic are

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family members and friends can relax,

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guests that can not be found anywhere

For our philosophy is: We are children of

else. Additionally, we also have a Cafe &

the North, the former kingdom of Lanna.


We appreciate our arts and culture and we love nature: our rice

The other, very special package we created is a once in a

paddies and the mountains. We enjoy seeing people happy,

lifetime experience: a private hot air balloon ride at sunrise

their faces adorned with beautiful smiles. All this contributed

for two people followed by a couple’s spa package. This is

to something that we built with love. It is called Fah Lanna Spa.

perfect for a marriage proposal, honeymoon or wedding anniversary:

How do you feel the Haute Grandeur Award will compliment your brand and its vision in 2017?

This is the experience of a lifetime! Nobody forgets their first balloon flight. It is truly an experience that cannot

We hope that by being included in the Haute Grandeur award

compare to anything else. The sensation of flying over trees,

and guide and magazine this year, it will give us more global

lakes and streams, spotting wildlife is unique and inspiring.

recognition and strengthen our brand awareness.

If you really want to make a lasting impression, a hot air balloon ride is the ultimate “unforgettable” gift, perfect for

What exciting news about the spa can you share with us, any

your special marriage proposal or wedding anniversary or

special plans for 2017 that you will be implementing?

simply because you want to treat your special loved one to an experience of a lifetime with a private hot air balloon

We just created some very exciting and special new packages

flight for just the two of you. Let us help you make your

that we are delighted to share with our customers. One is a

occasion extra special with flowers, champagne, a banner a

new signature treatment called Fah Lanna Wisdom:

private couple spa package.

The new Fah Lanna Spa Signature package combines ancient

During your flight, you will get a spectacular bird’s eye view

Thai Medical Wisdom with Massage and Traditional Thai Lanna

of the gorgeous Chiang Mai scenery and the surrounding

Culture.

areas, expertly guided by your English-speaking pilot. You

This unique package not only benefits the body, but also the

while you can experience the hot air balloon being prepared

mind and the spirit. Its main focus is on gentle Lanna Thai

for takeoff. You will be served coffee, tea, soft drinks and a

Massage techniques with influences of Thai Medical Traditions,

snack while you watch the balloon filling with hot air and

Thai Herbal Therapies and Ancient Lanna Wisdom.

getting ready for take-off. Once in the air, enjoy breath-

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will be picked up from your hotel and enjoy the sunrise

taking views for over an hour and gently float through The cultural influences in this new signature package make

the clouds taking as many amazing snaps as you can. We

it a one of a kind. It includes elements of traditional Lanna

will arrange for you to have a bouquet of flowers for your

culture such as a short “Wai Kru” ceremony to pay respect to

special loved one when you want to propose to them or

the master of Thai Massage together with the spa therapist.

make your anniversary or other occasion a truly special and

The customer will take flowers, candles and incense into the

memorable experience. After the flight is over, your pilot

treatment room and together with the therapist pay respect

will safely navigate you back to ground and you’ll be enjoy a

before starting the treatment. The therapist will then check

champagne breakfast before you’ll be whisked off to Chiang

the guest’s body balance with a “Taleo” - a Lanna Symbol for

Mai’s award winning Fah Lanna Spa for your luxurious ‘Fah

protection, and perform a skin and spiritual detox using Betel

Lanna Honeymoon’ spa package.

leaves. It is believed this will not only detox the skin but also eliminate any negative aspects. The package concludes with

What advice can you offer to young upcoming spa managers

some gentle body movements after around two hours of

and therapists entering this exciting industry that would

massage. The movements are enabling the therapist to check

like to succeed?

the guest’s body alignment and ability to move. It’s especially interesting as the movements are influenced by traditional

Do what you love and love what you do. You are in the

Thai dance, thus making it an interesting package for people

service industry and your job is not only to treat muscles,

who are interested to learn more and experience aspects of

it’s to make people happy and give them a special and

traditional Thai Lanna culture.

memorable experience. You have to love working with people, love serving and love smiling.

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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei Spread over two floors, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is a true urban escape with a chic design, serene atmosphere and excellent facilities.

|W| www.mandarinoriental.com/taipei/ |E| MOTPE-Reservations@mohg.com


ASIA We welcome you to join a relaxing, rejuvenating and reviving journey with us. One of the most luxurious spas in Taipei, this beautiful space provides a relaxing retreat for the mind, body and soul. With a host of tailor-made treatments and therapies, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei offers a completely holistic experience designed to enhance your physical and mental well-being. A tranquil environment with relaxing lounge chairs to soothe the body and mind in between and after all spa treatments. Listen to music, read a magazine or book, meditate or enjoy a seasonal refreshment and healthy beverage.

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i.sawan Residential Spa & Club i.sawan Residential Spa & Club covers over 7,000 square metres (75,350 square feet) high above the sights and sounds of the city. Master planned and designed by the renowned American interior designer, Tony Chi.

|W| xwww.isawan.hyatt.com |E| isawan.bangh@hyatt.com


ASIA i.sawan offers a rejuvenating retreat from the rigours of daily urban living. Nestled in the garden of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, the Residential Spa & Club offers guests an extraordinary and refreshing array of features which include pampering, fitness, cuisine, accommodation and relaxation. i.sawan is a virtual “garden in the sky� draped in the beauty and quiet of its exquisite and thoughtful design. As a special indulgence, guests can find luxurious, overnight accommodations in one of our six spa cottages - a tranquil escape for those seeking a longer respite from the high paced energy of modern living. Set in exquisite style and incorporating details dedicated to your every comfort, these unique and innovative residences will act as your very own sanctuary the entire time of your visit.

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The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

|W| www.fourseasons.com/chiangmai

|E| spa.chiangmai@fourseasons.com


ASIA Step into the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and enter a luxurious temple of harmony for body, mind and spirit – an indulgent sanctuary created exclusively for your pleasure and well-being. Our spa treatments are divided according to Thailand’s social harmony. A LUXURY SPA RETREAT Treatments are inspired by ancient Thai rituals, using native herbs, spices and aromatic oils created through traditional rural methods and focusing on the use of organic ingredients. One of our spa specialists will help you choose the most beneficial therapy for your needs. The Spa itself features seven spacious treatment suites offering total privacy for individuals or couples. Each suite offers a variety of facilities, including outdoor showers, private herbal steam rooms and outdoor soaking tubs. Two of the suites have tropical rainshower massage tables. The spa also features a Lanna-style beauty salon.

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COMO Shambhala Urban Escape COMO Shambhala is an award-winning wellness concept developed as a sister brand to COMO Hotels and Resorts. The company is headquartered in Singapore under The COMO Group.

|W| www.comohotels.com/metropolitanbangkok/wellness |E| met.bkk@comoshambhala.com


ASIA Running as a thread through COMO properties worldwide, COMO Shambhala promotes a healthy way of living, learning and eating well. The pursuit of balance is central to the approach, the word Shambhala translating as ‘peace’ in Sanskrit. The COMO Shambhala resort experience combines Asianbased therapies, nutrition, exercise and yoga with a resultsdriven agenda managed by experts in holistic health. Weight loss, anti-ageing and stress management can all be addressed while staying in a spectacular part of the world.

Facilities

are state-of-the-art and usually include yoga rooms, Pilates equipment, hydrotherapy and Ayurveda. The flagship retreat is COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, an award-winning wellness resort in Bali. The COMO Shambhala city spa experience is attached to COMO’s Metropolitan properties in Bangkok, Miami and London, as well as a standalone wellness centre including resident experts in Singapore.

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Away Spa Slip into AWAYÂŽ of life, which is all about an uplifting experience from therapeutic treatments to miraculous massages. Step into our custom-designed spa dressed in welcoming waves of whites with three-dimensional bubble motifs, and immediately feel at ease amid soothing scents, relaxing sounds and soft light - your first step to complete revival. |W| www.wtaipei.com/en/awayspa |E| awayspa.taipei@whotels.com


ASIA In one of our three private comfortable and calming treatment rooms with rainforest showers (two singles and one couplesized with Jacuzzi) or cozy mani-pedi lounge, choose from a luxurious list of facials, massages and beauty treatments to renew any part of your body from head to toe. Our expert technicians can customize for your specific needs. We use Vitaman from Australia for the gents in our marquee DeStressing Facial, De-Stressing Back and Sportmen’s Treatments, and Elemis from the United Kingdom, the only British SPA and skincare brand to invest extensively in Independent Clinical Trials on their facials, for the ladies featured in our headlining Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift, Total Body Makeover and Body Treatments that amazingly reduce the number of wrinkles and improve skin firmness after just one treatment.

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Conrad Spa Koh Samui Conrad Spa Koh Samui is situated on a hill providing 270-degree panoramic views of the ocean, offering a dramatic vista of softly-contrasting hues and azure colors. This visual brilliance forms the backdrop of a luxurious experience where you are taken on a voyage of therapeutic transformation and self-discovery.

|W| www.conradkohsamui.com |E| conradkohsamui.reservations@conradhotels.com


ASIA Conrad Spa Koh Samui is set over two floors and incorporates a mixture of luxurious, spacious and self-contained single and couples treatment rooms. Our stunning treatment suites feature over-sized tubs, steam room and a private deck overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, whilst the VIP suite also contains a private spa plunge pool. The treatment itself forms only part of your unforgettable experience: luxurious in rain showers and saunas that feature unparalleled views of the Gulf of Thailand, enjoy innovative and balanced spa cuisine or just lie back, breathe deep and let go in the tranquil relaxation zone. Facilities also include Thai massage rooms, dedicated beauty salon, spa library and a retail boutique. A wide variety of fitness and wellness activities are offered by our Fitness Centre, including Tai Chi and Pilates

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INDONESIA

Mandapa Spa at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Renowned as a center for spiritual and physical healing,

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Ubud offers a unique setting where visitors can escape the stresses of the everyday world and find peace within.

|W| www.mandapareserve.com |E| reservations.mandapa@ritzcarlton.com


ASIA The Ayung River offers a point of meditation, where the sound of flowing water lulls guests into a state of relaxation. Based on the practice of treating the body to harmonize the soul, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers eight spa treatment rooms (three specifically designed for couples including the suite). The truly holistic experience at Mandapa Spa utilizes a range of ESPA and local products for sophisticated Balinese massages and skincare treatments. Mandapa Spa also features a stateof-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, vitality pool, saunas, and relaxation areas. Mandapa offers comprehensive wellness and lifestyle programs based on six pillars, Balinese Spa, Detox, Nutrition, Alternative Therapy, Body Therapy and Healing. A combination of regular classes from local therapists and workshops from global experts include Art Therapy, Jamu Workshops, and private consultation with healing masters.

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INTERVIEW: My Cozy Room Boutique Spa |W| mycozyroom.com.sg |E| info@mycozyroom.com.sg

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Celine Chan Marketing Director of My Cozy Room Boutique Spa

“Each session begins with an in-depth look at our client’s skin, to determine what their complexion truly requires” How do you feel about being shortlisted,

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Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards!

awards initiative, with a reputation for

benefit them: the same client may be

Our boutique spa has been recognised

transparency. Winning the Excellence

facing different concerns at different

locally for excellence and outstanding

Award would be a celebration of our hard

points in time, hence our on-the-spot

service, but this is the first time we have

work and dedication to continuously

customisation, using only suitable high

been nominated for an international

raising service standards, establishing us

quality products.

award that places us in the company of

as an industry leader not just in Singapore,

the best spa experiences in the world.

but globally as well. Being set apart by

This

Given that Haute Grandeur takes into

such a prestigious award would also add

uncommon, but as we are sincere in our

account only quality guest feedback as

to our credibility and provides us with a

desire to help our clients achieve healthy

part of the judging process, my team and

clear avenue of marketing My Cozy Room

and balanced skin, we feel that such an

I feel heartened that our commitment to

to new customers all over the world.

approach is completely justified.

with quality treatments and hospitality

What is your spa’s most unique feature

My Cozy Room is located just a stone’s

has been acknowledged by the people

and selling point?

throw away from the busy streets of

Haute

Grandeur

Awards

degree

of

personalisation

is

providing everyone who visits our spa

who matter most - our guests. We are

Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping

truly thrilled to be included together

We provide an extensive range of

belt. Nestled in a beautifully conserved

with so many other prestigious spas

services to suit different needs, but most

heritage building locally known as a

from around the globe, and it is such

importantly every treatment performed

“shophouse”, you’ll feel transported to

a wonderful feeling to have made the

at My Cozy Room is bespoke. Each

a romantically decorated and tranquil

shortlist.

session begins with an in-depth look at

haven the moment you step through our


spa provides a comforting and intimate atmosphere. Combined with how we treat everyone with warmth and friendship, we’ve intentionally created a space where all our customers can feel at home. What is the secret to your success, running a spa that many regard as outstanding following high customer feedback scores? I started My Cozy Room with the ambition of creating a boutique spa with heart, which provides its customers with real results. As someone who once suffered from low self-esteem due to a poor complexion, I used to visit a lot of spas searching for solutions for my skin, and can absolutely empathise with all my clients who are now going through the same thing they know that I understand what they are going through, and that I’ll make sure they’re in good hands. My Cozy Room is the result of putting together what I personally experienced as best practices from the spas that I visited, avoiding all the things that I disliked as a customer, and constantly improving our offerings and services. Our genuine aim has always been to help our customers look and feel their most beautiful, and as such we treat every one of them with sincerity. All our therapists are experts at what they do, and take the time to understand the individual needs and concerns of our guests, ensuring that they are properly taken care of with only the right treatment for them, not necessarily what is ‘trendy’ at the moment. After every session, we also make it a point to gather feedback from them, to see how their treatment went, and if they have any suggestions for improvement. We take all of this seriously, and constantly work to improve ourselves. I believe our loyal customers understand our firmly-held values, and appreciate the fact that we are genuine with them, and want only to provide the best possible service. How do you feel the Haute Grandeur Excellence Award based on quality customer feedback will compliment your brand and its vision in 2017? The spa industry is such a competitive market, and in a small city like Singapore, customer satisfaction is extremely important. The fact that the Haute Grandeur Excellence Award is based on quality customer feedback will definitely work to

help us better position our spa as one that provides only high quality service. In 2017 we are hoping to reach out to more people through positive word-of-mouth, and having such a distinguished award in our portfolio will also further encourage our clients to recommend us to their family and friends. What exciting news about My Cozy Room Boutique Spa that you can share with us, any special plans for 2017 that you will be implementing? We are widely known in Singapore as providing one of the island’s best extraction facials, but we are always looking for more ways to provide more effective treatments for problem skin, especially for those suffering from acne issues. We are expecting to roll out new services this year. We are also in the midst of developing our own line of spaquality skin care products, to ensure that our clients can maximise the results of their treatment. We know skin, and this is another step to enable us to help people achieve a healthy and balanced complexion. Like our facials, we will customise each product to each individual’s skin needs for the best results for our clients. What is the single most attractive fact about your spa that you feel assist in ensuring a sound return guest rate?

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door. No matter how busy it might be outside, our boutique

We treat each customer with utmost sincerity. From the moment they step in, how we greet them, to their treatments, to when they leave the spa, we do our best. Apart from the great quality of our treatment which provides visible results, we also strive to make each guest feel comfortable, and we treat them as friends. That way, with each subsequent visit, they feel as though they’re returning to somewhere good and familiar, almost like returning home. 53


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Le SPA with L’Occitane Comprised of 2,500 square meters and offering a decadent

Features:

indoor swimming pool as well as two crystal-blue outdoor

• The Art of Beauty treatments program by La Prairie

swimming pools, and an outdoor children’s pool, the Cavalieri

• Indoor swimming pool featuring a cascading waterfall and

Grand Spa Club is the ideal retreat. At the centre of the Rome Cavalieri hotel’s Grand Spa is a magnificent amethyst Turkish Bath with marble platforms and Roman mosaics. Supplied with wet steam heat, it is a place to stretch out and allow muscles and

hydro-massage pool • Large Roman style amethyst steam room with cold plungepool

mind to uncoil. Hot and cold plunge pools, with hydro-massage

• His and Hers separate saunas

elements, are on offer for stimulating contrasts.

• Large whirlpool • Caldarium-Frigidarium

Separate saunas for men and women are also available. Later,

• Ancient Roman style relaxation area

when your Spa treatment is complete, you can retire to the

• 10 themed and individual treatment rooms

Relaxation Lounge, a re-creation of a Roman rotunda with fabrics, mosaics and classically styled loungers.

• 3 heated outdoor pools • Bouldering • Fitness trail with life circuit • 2 Davis Cup clay tennis courts

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Ryn Spa

at Grand Mercure Phuket Patong The Joy of Wellbeing at Ryn Spa

Ryn Spa provides 5 private treatment rooms for individuals and couples in the warmly lit and cozy ambience comprising

Ryn Spa at Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas

treatment beds, rain shower and toilet.

chooses to fortify the natural essence of traditional spa routines to merge with the simpler modern lifestyle for better exploit

Indeed all guests can continue the spa experience at home with

of joy and wellbeing for the body, mind and beyond. Each

our professional spa product.

treatment thoughtfully caters to specific requirement through the healing power of result-oriented technique and locally produced natural ingredients to devote an unwind relaxation and therapeutic indulgence for your inner soul.

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Crown Spa Macau Considered the Most Luxurious Spa in Macau. Crown Spa

male grooming to manicures and pedicures, dedicated to your

features the most sophisticated wet spa facilities for both male

every need. The hair styling and beauty salon comprises of 6

and female guests including vitality pools, steam, sauna and

hair stations, 5 nail stations, 3 make up and barber stations and

experience showers.

dedicated beauty room. Crown Spa Leisure facilities features a technologically advanced gymnasium with the very latest

Featuring eight spacious and luxurious treatment suites,

Precor fitness equipment including: spinning bikes, motion

including one villa suite and four couple suites. We offer a full

and cross trainers, elliptical, rowing machine, treadmill, upright

range of premium and top of class body and facial treatments.

and recumbent bikes. There is also a 30-meter outdoor heated

Using the brand ESPA which is of the highest quality and have

swimming pool that is complemented by beautifully landscaped

most active natural ingredients. The Crown Spa Salon offers

greenery and rattan style resort furniture to add up to the

a range of hair and beauty treatments from hair styling and

relaxing ambiance.

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NeoVeda Spa After making its presence felt at Craft House, fashion & lifestyle

fragrances, designed to enhance and optimize the total “mind-

store with its mind and body healing and relaxing products,

body experience� and peel away the layers of daily stress. Plush

NeoVeda Spa welcomes you to a new dimension in the world

7000 sq. ft. area is home to a state-of-the-art gym and a spa

of health, wellbeing and fitness.

offering Indian as well as international spa practices. Offering an unparalleled personal care concept, NeoVeda Spa incorporates

Based on the concept of New Ayurveda, NeoVeda Spa

an array of classic and modern treatments, massages, scrubs,

showcases the modern translation of ancient Indian knowledge

wraps, facials, baths, foot and hand care, slimming, toning

of life and well-being. It is a heaven of peace and tranquility

and firming techniques. Explore a world especially devoted to

set in a contemporary ambience, for those who wish to relax,

awakening the senses and giving SIMPLY DIVINE experience

restore and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. An exclusive paradise filled with exotic aromas, essential oils, spice and floral |W| www.hotelmetdelhi.com |E| spa@hotelmetdelhi.com


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MALAYSIA

Avi Spa Sdn Bhd Avi-spa is a luxurious 6,250 square feet standalone double storey spa pavilion built above water. This award-winning spa is Peranakan culture inspired. The spa is located in Avillion Port Dickson, a 5 star beach resort located just an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Within the spa pavilion, there is the avi suites, consisting of both single and couple suites, avi space for short treatment and corporate wellness events and avilounge, where refreshing drinks and meals are served. aVispa is a sanctuary of seclusion from daily life, where stillness,

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simplicity and silence fuse into a contemplative space to create a refuge for elements of solitude to allow body and mind to arrive at an optimum balance of aura and peace.

At aVi spa, guests can enjoy a restful, rejuvenating escape

to reconnect to nature’s elements, beauty and oneself. Unwind with spa treatments that fuse traditional healing methods using the best spa products, promising an escape in pure relaxation & indulgence for guests who are tired of the hustle & bustle of city life. Savour a light and refreshing High tea and evening cocktails which are served daily in the aVi lounge while enjoying the panoramic view of the Strait of Malacca while waiting to treat your sight on the breath-taking sunset. Discover Harmony with aVi Spa in Avillion Port Dickson!

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Infinite Luxury Spa at Kata Rocks Infinite Luxury Spa at Kata Rocks creates unique, luxury spa

All spa programmes at Infinite Luxury Spa are aligned with four

experiences tailor made for each individual guest.

Infinite Luxury Spa core values: uniquely Thai, youthful ageing, rest & recovery, and detox & cleansing. One of the most popular

Every session begins with personal consultation by our

treatments that blend this incredible technology with a truly

therapists who are trained to improvise and adjust treatments

personalized touch is Chakra Wellbeing in chromotheraphy

for maximum healing and relaxation. The Infinite Luxury Spa

chamber. This treatment is based around chakra balancing

menu is flexible by design, merging holistic therapies, classic

essential oils and tailored to each guest. The ritual starts with

spa options and ilÄ -spa inspired treatments with the latest

Himalayan salt body scrub, chakra healing massage, facial

technology available. Infinite Luxury Spa has multiple double

massage and end with pouring oil ritual which involves deep

treatment rooms (suitable for couples), a chromotherapy

relaxation of the central nervous system by pouring warm oil

chamber for coloured light therapy (colourolgoy), a Senso water

over the forehead to restore and relax all five senses. Moreover,

massage bed for promoting spinal integration, a sleeping pod

chromotheraphy chamber is colored to match your energy needs

and infrared sauna for after care relaxation. This innovative mix

during this amazing treatment and unforgettable experiences.

of cutting edge spa technology, versatile holistic treatments based on rejuvenation and five-star amenities position Infinite Luxury Spa in the top tier of Asia spa. |W| www.katarocks.com |E| spa@katarocks.com


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Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences

Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited (“Lanson Place”), a Hong Kong based premium hospitality investment and management brand in Asia, launched the much-anticipated Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21 August 2013 Nestled amongst the concrete jungle enclaved by the bustling city’s skyscrapers, Lanson Place Serviced Residences is a hidden gem that lies in the tranquil area of Bukit Ceylon. Strategically located in the heart of the city where various entertainment, commercial centres and cultural attractions are just a stone’s throw away. This flagship property from Lanson Place is also the first Kuala Lumpur Central Business District “Small Luxury Hotels of the World™” which provides residents not merely an accommodation but also a place where they can truly call a home. Lanson Place boasts unparalleled elegance and impeccable furnishing in each residence with a total of 150 spacious one to three stylish bedroom

|W| www.lansonplace.com |E| enquiry.lpbc@lansonplace.com

serviced residences available, ranging from 85 sq.m to 191 sq.m to suit one’s living style. Each residence features elegant interior with its own exclusive views of the city, a work area with modern


One can expect a comprehensive list of facilities and premium

TV channels with entertainment network plus DVD Player and

amenities at Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences

fully equipped kitchen including microwave, oven, dishwasher,

such as a fully equipped gymnasium, library, Internet centre and

washer and dryer.

billiard area, just to name a few. There is also a dazzling sky

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lounge called 163 Lounge where the residents can unwind and The atmosphere at Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon is one of serenity

enjoy bonding time with their loved ones while immersing in

and elegance. Designed by renowned Japanese designer Mr.

the breath-taking view of KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers.

Koichiro Ikebuchi of Atelier Mura Proprietary Limited, residents will enjoy modern and stylish residences as all units will be fully

Be prepared to be swept off one’s feet by the serene and

fitted with top of the range amenities and equipment. Within

contemporary living as one enters Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon

the property, extensive glazing ensures that the interior will be

Serviced Residences. For more information on Lanson Place

streamed with natural sunlight thus creating a sense of space.

Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences, please visit

“The birth of Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences symbolises the epitome of luxury and sophisticated living without compromising the level of residential comfort and topnotch service that the residents yearn for when they are away from home,” said Mr. Anson Chan, Regional General Manager of Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences. “Lanson Place always strives to become the most preferred serviced residences in Asia,” he continued.

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JAPAN

Hyakuna Garan

The place where only the nature is visible, and only the natural sound can be heard. The hotel is designed in Japanese-Okinawa style, aiming to be at one with nature, utilizing the natural backdrop of ocean views and foliage, and was built with local materials. Inside the mansion, it owns a beautiful corridor going around the restaurant, huge banyan-tree courtyard, a cave with a stone Buddha of over 7 meters in height, art galleries, and cozy library. As to meals, guests stay on a half-board basis, with JapaneseOkinawan mixed Kaiseki full course dinner.

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In the rooftop, there are 6 hermitages established with each openair bath, exclusively available for valued guests for free of charge. We promise the ultimate relaxation with 17 suite rooms, surrounded by untouched nature and breathtaking ocean view of 220 degrees.

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Richard Greaves General Manager and Area Vice President

“CARE and EMPATHY are crucial in many things we do as a company”

What is the secret to your success, running a large hotel What was your thought when you first heard that you

that many regard as outstanding following high customer

have been shortlisted to win the Haute Grandeur overall

feedback scores?

Excellence Award which is a prestigious Global Award based on quality customer feedback?

As mentioned before, CARE and EMPATHY are crucial in many things we do as a company. We care for our employees

We are very honoured to be shortlisted for this award,

so they can be their best. We care for our guests so we strive

regarded as the pinnacle of achievement for hotels globally. As

to understand their needs and their points of view.

our hotel celebrates our 28th birthday this year, we constantly strive to ensure that our products and services are relevant to

How do you feel the Haute Grandeur Award will compliment

guests both of yesteryear and today.

your brand and its vision in 2017?

What is your hotel’s most unique feature and selling point?

If we are to be selected as a winner of Haute Grandeur Award, it will show that our purpose of CARE is recognized by a panel

Service – our company’s reputation of being a caring employer

of independent and unbiased judges worldwide.

means that we are able to retain a lot of our long-serving colleagues, and are able to provide caring service from the

Which category/categories are you participating in?

heart Best Urban Hotel Reputation – our hotel’s long-standing reputation for being

Best Hotel Service

the city’s premier destination for luxury travel and celebrations

Best Lifestyle Hotel

big and small Location – our waterfront location in the heart of the city


What exciting news about the hotel can you share with us, any special plans for 2017 that you will be implemented? By Summer 2016, our hotel has completed massive renovation projects that spanned almost 4 years, involving all of our 542 rooms and suites, Grand Club Lounge, Grand Ballroom and Grand Café. In Summer 2017, there will be refurbishment work for Tiffin Lounge (located right above our hotel lobby), and Salons event venue. As our hotel will soon celebrate our 28th anniversary, there are always plans to update and refresh. What advice can you offer to young aspiring hoteliers that hope to achieve a General Manager position one day? Of course it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be in a senior management position, taking care of a big team. However, I personally believe that caring for team members and colleagues goes a long way. Empathy keeps your listening ears open, and thus helps you (as a leader) to focus on issues

What is the single most attractive fact about your hotel that you feel assist in ensuring a sound return guest rate?

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that really matter. I always remind myself to “walk the talk”.

Our people – service that is second to none. Caring and attentive service that is consistent through week-long events and stays.

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Hilton Kuala Lumpur The height of comfort and style in KL Sentral The ultimate lifestyle hotel, Hilton Kuala Lumpur showcases stylish rooms and suites, gastronomical excellence, an elegant spa, and magnificent event space in the heart of the vibrant KL Sentral area. Towering 35 floors, right next to the Nu Sentral shopping

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mall, this Kuala Lumpur hotel is a destination in itself. Discover a world of exciting attractions nearby, including the iconic Petronas Towers and China Town.

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INDONESIA

The Shanti Residence Private Villas

iNow newly renovated with an alluring and authentic seven bedrooms, beautified by a quiet charming surrounding and refreshing interiors that are truly soulful Balinese in style. This Small Luxury Hotels of The World (SLH) private residence, a pioneer in the Nusa Dua precinct, formerly had five bedrooms decorated in modern contemporary for the past eight years. With the trend headed towards a more authentic heritage, and to keep abreast with competition, The Shanti Residence etches up its intrinsic luxury factor to stay authentic in product and service. “Many a time, the core authentic Balinese hospitality experience

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is easily forgotten when designing a resort,” remarks Adeline Quek, Director- Brand Management. “The essence of Balinese authenticity is love, warmth, compassion and human touch- the attributes that are felt and reflected by the local people and their culture. Their rich heritage and way of life through generations and the Dutch colonial days is the essence we want to showcase to our guests and experience it at The Shanti Residence.”

|W| www.shantiresidence.com |E| reservation@shanticollection.com

The guest experience is the key where authenticity is focussed. Each of the seven rooms are specially named in Sanskrit with a symbolic meaning or virtue to reflect the goodness of humankind


• New interiors throughout the bedrooms, living area and

bed, sleep mask, spacious walk-in wardrobe, pillow menu,

bathrooms, including roofing, furniture, kitchen, flooring,

special turn down service, Penhaligon’s designer amenities,

fittings and soft furnishings

indoor and outdoor shower, and an iconic view. The spanking awesome interiors glow with a Balinese touch especially since it’s customised Balinese furnishings, the aura is immensely an air of tradition, inspired from bygone days.

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and Nature; each room comes with a plunge pool, heavenly

• Special lighting outdoors in the garden lawn and indoors to provide a soft warm touch • Authentic bales in the garden lawn where massages can be done, providing that typical Balinese wellness ritual • Warmer, softer and soothing colour schemes, aesthetics using

Highlights of the renovation at The Shanti Residence:

home grown materials, fabrics and traditional building forms and crafts to reflect true Balinese architecture.

• An individual spa for couple, Ojas (means Vitality in Sanskrit) is created. Featuring both local treatments and products as well as a Thalgo Marine Spa experience • A bespoke wine cellar, with exquisite wine selection handpicked by our Resident sommelier, is perfect for wine tastings and pairings • An enhanced and expanded pool deck area, where one can have Yoga stretches, personal salutations, have a skinny dip

• Picturesque paintings in each room which tell a story of culture • Mini Grand Piano in the living area • Comfy sundecks all around the pool deck, dotted by new and livelier landscaping and horticulture • A gym room • Enhance wifi speed and soon to be rolled out mobile apps for service offerings and requests

and relax all day, or organise a romantic solemnisation or vow

• A lavish dining room perfect for entertainment and a spacious

exchange at The Platform (a private corner at the edge of the

audio & recreational room suited to conduct small meetings

main pool deck where our elegant wedding chapel can be

for up to 25 persons

erected)

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Crown Lanta Resort and Spa Location: The island of Lanta is a very special and unique blessing from mother nature, making this tropical island a magical paradise. Views from the resort offer breathtaking vistas of shimmering sundrenched aquamarine water with tantalizingly palm islets dotting the horizon.

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We invite you to experience the privacy and natural setting of our 4 star boutique resort. With our property stretching across acres of park-like land it boasts gentle hills alongside steep cliffs overlooking the sea, an intimate and private white sand beach, as well as access to the island’s Klong Dao Beach.

Throughout our 83 generously-sized rooms and villas you’ll get the feeling of Thai contemporary architecture meets gracious Thai hospitality. Relax beside one of our two resort pools, enjoy the tastes of Thailand at our on-site restaurants, and be pampered at our rejuvenating Infinity Spa. In the evenings, sit seaside at our Reggae Bar and enjoy a cocktail while experiencing one of the best shows on the island – the sunset.

Our resort is ideally located, giving you the privacy of paradise, while also offering access to all the sights and sounds Koh Lanta has to offer. Crown Lanta has created lasting and vivid memories for guests worldwide, let us have a place in your heart as well.

The island of Lanta is still regarded as a green paradise where you will find splendid scenery such as rugged tree-covered hills, mangroves, small local villages, a National Marine Park, gorgeous vistas, and nine white sandy beaches.

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Crown Lanta Resort and Spa 315 Moo 1, Saladan, Koh Lanta, Krabi, 81150 Thailand Tel: +66 75 626 999 Fax: +66 75 668 351 Email: rsvn@crownlanta.com Website: www.crownlanta.com

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Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

Located about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson resembles the national flower of Malaysia. The iconic Resort is the proud record holder of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for achieving “The most swimming pools in a resort” and “The most overwater villas in single resort”. These results were verified on 14 October 2016. Each of its 639 pool villas is spacious, tastefully decorated and comes with its own private dip pool and steam room for luxury

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and privacy. Many of these villas offer spectacular views of the open sea or the tallest seawater fountain in Malaysia at 400 feet. Complementing the villas are exciting dining and entertainment options. Lexis Hibiscus’ range of function spaces are specially tailored for MICE needs. Many recreational activities are available at Lexis Hibiscus, including a spa, kids club and karaoke. The beach is suitable for |W| www.lexishibiscuspd.com |E| reservations@lexishibiscuspd.com

family and teambuilding as well as water activities while Hibiscus Walk provides guests a selection of Malaysian cuisines.


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Gran Melia Xian |W| www.melia.com/en/hotels/china/xian/gran-melia-xian/ |E| reservations.xian@granmeliaxian.com

Gran Meliá Xian, a spectacular Spanish luxury hotel with comprehensive facilities and services. Exceptionally located in Qu jiang New District, besides Tang Paradise and opposite Nanhu Lake. 10mins walking distance from Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a UNESCO world heritage site. The hotel blends Chinese’s cultural and historical heritage with a decor rich in contrasts. It combines traditional luxury with the surprising avant-garde flair of Gran Meliá Hotels and Resorts • Unique location in Qu Jiang New District, besides Tang Paradise, opposite Nanhu Lake and surrounded by a ten thousand square feet artificial lake • The first Spanish brand hotel in Xian, the only urban hotel with checking hall, private gardens, a lake and an international brand shopping mall • Exclusive “Red Level” Floor with “Red Glove” personalized services, butler service, private gym and YHI Spa • Elegant rooms with the highest ceiling in the city, perfect lake and garden views from the panoramic windows in all rooms and balcony on superior floors • Exclusive restaurants, bars and lounges: La Cava Cigar Bar, Rong Palace Chinese Restaurant and DUO Authentic Spanish Cuisine, the only Spanish restaurant in Xian • The hotel reception accept UnionPay card payment


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Hotel V Villas Hua Hin MGallery by Sofitel

A sophisticated luxury retreat, the award-winning V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel is designed for discerning guests in search of romance, revival and recreation. V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel is the creative vision of renowned French architectural design company, J+H Boiffils. Drawing inspiration from the geometric patterns of terraced rice paddies and the sophistication of Italian villazzos, the result is a refined contemporary lifestyle resort for well-travelled and sophisticated individuals. The 23 exclusive pool villas have been created to tailor to every stay, whether a couple who appreciates intimate privacy, a small get-together of friends and families, or a glad reunion. Drawing inspiration from the geometric patterns of terraced rice paddies and the sophistication of Italian villazzos, V Villas Hua Hin is a private haven where guests can enjoy a life of secluded luxury in a serene natural setting. Each villa’s outstanding facilities and amenities include welcoming bedrooms, spacious en suite

|W| www.vvillashuahin.com |E| reservation@vvillashuahin.com

bathrooms fully equipped with world-class luxury amenities by Hermès, a large private pool, an iPad, complimentary Wi-Fi coverage throughout the whole resort and butler service.


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Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is an away-from-it-all hillside resort set amid the stunningly beautiful Gulf of Thailand. Spacious Pool villas nestle tropical gardens, conserved coconut groves, and the glorious amphitheatre of sky, sea and exotic island. Explore the Secret Garden Spa with unique treatments and techniques. Dine delectably at hillcrest or beachside. Glide through the 50-metre Infinity Swimming Pool. Sit back and relax at CoCoRum bar, boasting authentic and extensive collection of rums in Thailand. Sip something special as you survey the exotic ambiance and savour the exquisite cuisine and music of Latin

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America. Splash in the private bay. Encounter a pristine world of white sand beaches, vibrant reefs, rainforest and sunshine.

|W| www.fourseasons.com/kohsamui |E| reservations.thailand@fourseasons.com


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The Farm at San Benito |W| www.thefarmatsanbenito.com |E| info@thefarm.com.ph

The Farm at San Benito is a health and wellness resort where guests can embark on a holistic healing journey to balance mind, body, and spirit. It is the sole sanctuary of its kind in the Philippines and one of the best in the world. The Farm offer transformative retreats which enables its guests to cope with the ever-increasing stress-filled challenges of everyday life through a well-managed and tailored wellness programs for restoration of balance and harmony by encouraging a commitment to a proactive healthy lifestyle. This luxury wellness escape is set on over 50-hectacre coconut plantation in a lush, natural backdrop. Coupled with fresh air and verdant surroundings, guests are sure to find their own piece of paradise where they can begin their journey to a healthier lifestyle. Retreats at The Farm at San Benito are complete paths to wellness combining healing and rejuvenating treatments, organic vegan cuisine, physical fitness activities, inner balance, and nature’s incomparable beauty.


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AFRICA Here we introduce properties to you that has been shortlisted for the 2017 Haute Grandeur Awards & which comes highly recommendable.


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SOUTH AFRICA

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa Situated in the lush indigenous surroundings of the breathtaking

The spa is the ultimate refuge from the hustle and bustle of city

Wild Coast in Eastern Cape of South Africa, Umngazi River

life and guests are treated to an experience beyond expectation.

Bungalows and its resort spa is the ideal destination for

There’s an authenticity about Umngazi’s location, it’s people and

relaxation and rejuvenation for the whole family.

it’s environment which touches guests on every level – spiritual, emotional and physical. It’s a spa with a soul and a heart beat.

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|W| www.umngazi.co.za |E| reservations@umngazi.co.za


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Woodlands Spa Welcome to Woodlands Spa, where our mantra is

daydream or soul search. The environment at Woodlands

Let go. Relax. Heal.

provides a space for reflection and contemplation renewing the mind, energizing the body, and uplifting the soul.

Located just 5min from Silverstar Casino in Muldersdrift, and the signature Spa for Avianto wedding and function venue.

Our team at Woodlands Spa invites you to enjoy a sensory and meaningful experience which will leave you with a sense of

Woodlands Spa offers bespoke treatments which are designed to

vitality, new found energy and joy.

transport you into deep relaxation. Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile river our approach is holistic, offering a unique blend

We have two overnight retreat rooms with yoga offered daily.

of traditional spa therapies and energy healing experiences.

Why not book our May promotion which includes a healing Woodlands Aroma crystal massage and Breath Work session,

An inviting menu is available at Woodlands offering wholesome

which is a psychotherapeutic, meditative activity that involves

and nutritional meals. Spend time enjoying the beauty of

the conscious alteration of natural breathing patterns.

Woodlands with wide open spaces to meditate, journal,

|W| www.woodlandsspa.co.za |E| bookings@woodlandsspa.co.za


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Gatsby Spa Gatsby Spa, relax and be pampered in truly beautiful and superbly appointed surroundings, enjoying the dream world that combines an integrated program of beauty care, therapies, treatments and leisure activities – all designed to relax the spirit and harmonies the body, regenerate the skin and prolong it’s youth. The Gary Player Health Spa is devoted to fitness, beauty, rejuvenation and relaxation. Be pampered from top to toe with the unrivalled range of treatments and therapies. From Luxury Facials and Relaxing Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Body Wraps and Hair Studio. Choose your indulgence from an extensive array to relax the body and compose the soul. Gatsby Spa have over two decades of luxury spa experience. We own and operate the two salons at Sun City – The Royal Spa (based at the Palace Hotel of the Lost City) and The Gary Player Health Spa at the Gary Player Country Club. Gatsby Spa is a family-run business with a long-term staff contingent and a passion for the health and beauty industry. The Gatsby Spa salons cater to guests of Sun City which include national and international celebrities and dignitaries. From massages for day-trippers, to hair styling for the Miss World pageant, our qualified team provide a professional luxury beauty treatment.

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Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah |W| www.fourseasons.com/kohsamui |E| H5307-re@Sofitel.com

Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah located on Gezirah Island, on the Nile River in the city center, 2 km from the Egyptian Museum, 15 km from the pyramids and Sphinx and 19 km from the International Cairo airport. This luxury hotel offering 433 rooms and suites, 8 restaurants and bars all are overlooking the Nile, with an Oriental inspiration designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Enter So SPA and prepare for a spectacular show. The infinity pool seems to flow into the Nile; above this, a huge Jacuzzi overlooks the pool through a giant glass wall and seems to blend into this magnificent scene. Notorious for offering premium business facilities, the hotel is a sophisticated venue for conferences, seminars & corporate events. Equipped with seven state of the art meeting and events rooms, that have the capacity to hold between 20500 guests. Stunning views from your balcony let you appreciate different aspects of Egypt; the Nile river, the Mosque of Mohammed Ali or the Pyramids. So too does the dĂŠcor of your room.


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Medina Essaouira Thalassa sea & spa -MGallery by Sofitel |W| www.sofitel.com |E| H2967-RE@accor.com Once upon a time at the Medina Essaouira Thalassa sea & spa –MGallery by Sofitel. Located just a few distance from the gate of Bab Sbaa, one of the 5 historical gates of the famous Medina of Essaouira listed since 2001 in the world heritage of Unesco, facing the Atlantic Ocean,The Medina Essaouira Thalassa sea & spa –MGallery by sofitel- offer a memorable trip signed MGallery by Sofitel. Combining authenticity and charm, this 5-star hotel, inaugurated in 2000, is also the reference of well-being of the city due to the expertise of the brand of Thalassa sea & spa. The Medina Essaouira Thalassa sea & spa –MGallery by sofitel- is an atypical 5 star hotel proposing a unique experience to its guests, immersed in the history of the city where it was born. With its singular architecture inspired by both the Moroccan Riad and the maritime ellipse, the hotel combines with an elegant harmony with traditional materials and local craftsmanship; Purple red walls, bright red dye discovered by the Romans, which gave its name to the Purpurar islands facing to the hotel; A central patio and an outdoor swimming pool, a veritable cocoon of water and open-air greenery rhythms the day of the guests. Wall of purple color of the Murex of Essaouira, furniture of Thuya wood, emblematic tree of the Region or lantern of wrought iron; Classic and resolutely traditional, the building and decoration plunge the traveler as soon as it arrives in the atmosphere of Essaouira, the beautifully drawn. The spirit of Medina Essaouira Thalassa sea & spa –MGallery by sofitel- is the successful alchemy between authenticity, tradition, conviviality and serenity.


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Le Diwan Rabat M GALLERY By Sofitel |W| www.hotel-le-diwan-rabat.com |E| h2829@accor.com Located in the heart of the imperial city, close to embassies and ministries, this hotel is perfect for exploring the typical quarters and monuments of Rabat, thus ensuring a unique and memorable experience for its guests. With its elegant yet understated facade, the Diwan, which is a member of the MGallery Collection, combines modern features and Moroccan touches to create a refined, chic and urban stay. The Diwan spirit is based on thoughtfulness, style and esthetic appeal.


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SO Sofitel Mauritius |W| www.sofitel-so-mauritius.com |E| H6707-re1@sofitel.com Sofitel has created a radiant oasis, where Lek Bunnag’s inimitable architecture has been enhanced with exclusive designs by Kenzo Takada. Lush vegetation, a turquoise lagoon, a quietly flowing stream… SO Sofitel Mauritius, on the southern coast of the island, brings you to one of nature’s finest settings. Soothing yet vibrant, elegant and naturally sophisticated… a place complimented by genuinely attentive service to make your stay doubly unforgettable. Enter a world of refinement set beside the languid waters of the Indian Ocean. SO Sofitel Mauritius welcomes you into a fragrant, luminous tropical paradise highlighted by modern architecture and fine materials, a naturally luxurious environment offering comfort and intimacy. The fine art of French-style living has been subtly enhanced by the rich local culture, resulting in a unique and intense celebration of all the senses. At the So Spa and So Fit, achieve total relaxation and well-being through techniques inspired by ageless traditions from all over the world. Discover or rediscover Mauritius in a new way, at a resort where modern design enhances natural paradise.


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Essque Zalu Zanzibar |W| www.essquehotels.com |E| reservations@essquehotels.com

Enveloped by the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Essque Zalu Zanzibar offers personalized hospitality as well as island-style suites and villas that overlook turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to one side and lush green forest to the other. All accommodations spotlight both native artwork and local materials like sumptuous woods, handcrafted furnishings, and traditional thatched roofing.

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Spa at the Killarney Plaza The Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa reigns over the town of Killarney

The additions of Carita & Decleor therapies and products to

with grace and glamour. For business or pure pleasure, a stay at

the Spa at the Killarney Plaza Hotel offer a truly immersive Spa

the Killarney Plaza is the ultimate in luxury, & personal service.

experience. Our Spa philosophy aims to take you on a journey to

Whilst enjoying a town centre location, Spa at the Killarney

reinstate rhythm and harmony in body, spirit and mind. During

Plaza is a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity in what is an

the experience, the outside world is paused while clients are

otherwise bustling town adjacent to Killarney National Park.

taken through a sensory journey commences

Spa at the Killarney Plaza is a protected oasis comprising of six therapy pods, a water garden with therapy pool, an earth, fire and water serail, two lounge areas(one wet and one dry), a pergola for hand and foot therapies and an emporium space where guests are able to experience and purchase our SPA products.

|W| www.killarneyplaza.com

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Haybarn Health Club and Spa With a strong commitment to caring for the mind, body and spirit, the Bamford Haybarn Spa located within The Berkeley Health Club and Spa offers a relaxing day retreat and holistic approach to well-being.

|W| www.the-berkeley.co.uk/health-club-and-spa/ |E| haybarn@the-berkeley.co.uk


EUROPE The philosophy of the Bamford Haybarn spa at The Berkeley is utterly simple. To spirit the peace of the countryside into this most metropolitan of spas, revitalising tired bodies, restoring weary minds and soothing ruffled spirits. Every divine formula is British – for body and well-being – by Bamford and for the face, skincare by Oskia London. Every extract we use is pure, natural, organic where possible, and carefully chosen for lasting efficacy. In the intuitive hands of our highly trained therapists, the effect of each treatment can be felt long after you depart.

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ESPA At The Europe Originating in leading luxury spas and guided by a holistic

There couldn’t be a more perfect environment to experience

philosophy, renowned spa and skincare brand ESPA has spent

ESPA than here at The Europe.

over 20 years caring for your whole wellbeing. As the stunning surroundings of our unique spa combine with

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Their naturally advanced range of nourishing, restorative

Loch Lein’s beauty and serenity to capture your heart and mind,

products and treatments unite plant extracts, marine actives and

let these outstanding spa treatments and products transport

essential oils with the expert hands of highly trained therapists

you to a place of enlightenment, peace and rejuvenation.

to deliver instantly visible and long term results for beautifully healthy skin and spirit.

|W| www.theeurope.com |T| + 353 64 66 71333


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Cavalieri Grand Spa Club Comprised of 2,500 square meters and offering a decadent

Features:

indoor swimming pool as well as two crystal-blue outdoor

• The Art of Beauty treatments program by La Prairie

swimming pools, and an outdoor children’s pool, the Cavalieri

• Indoor swimming pool featuring a cascading waterfall and

Grand Spa Club is the ideal retreat. At the centre of the Rome Cavalieri hotel’s Grand Spa is a magnificent amethyst Turkish Bath with marble platforms and Roman mosaics. Supplied with wet steam heat, it is a place to stretch out and allow muscles and

hydro-massage pool • Large Roman style amethyst steam room with cold plungepool

mind to uncoil. Hot and cold plunge pools, with hydro-massage

• His and Hers separate saunas

elements, are on offer for stimulating contrasts.

• Large whirlpool • Caldarium-Frigidarium

Separate saunas for men and women are also available. Later,

• Ancient Roman style relaxation area

when your Spa treatment is complete, you can retire to the

• 10 themed and individual treatment rooms

Relaxation Lounge, a re-creation of a Roman rotunda with fabrics, mosaics and classically styled loungers.

• 3 heated outdoor pools • Bouldering • Fitness trail with life circuit • 2 Davis Cup clay tennis courts

|W| www.romecavalieri.com |E| ROMHI.GuestServices@waldorfastoria.com


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|W| www.fruttlodge.ch |T| +41 416697979

As a guest at the frutt Lodge & Spa, you will be treated to a unique location on the sunny plateau of Melchsee-Frutt 1 920m above sea level. This hotel is Europe’s highest-altitude 4-star Superior hotel situated on a lake, offering breathtaking views of the starry night sky.


EUROPE These amazing views can be enjoyed right from your room. The 58 rooms and 9 suites are furnished in natural materials, with warm wooden pieces and stylish detail. The interior design is reminiscent of a classic lodge style and provides a fascinating contrast to the distinctive exterior. Culinary delights come courtesy of two restaurants and a hotel bar & lounge offering regional cuisine and a selection of fine wines. By the way, according to Gualt-Millau, the hotel’s wine list is one of Switzerland’s top ten. After a busy day, guests can relax in the 900-square-meter in-house Spa wellness area. Experience the power of Grander Water in the Alpine wellness oasis as you let yourself be pampered with regional products, massages and treatments.

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Radisson Blu & Spa, Sochi

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|W| www.radissonblu.com/en/resort-spa-sochi |E| reservations.spa.sochi@radissonblu.com

Find your own slice of paradise at the upscale Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi, nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea. Quickly travel to Sochi city center by bus or train, or enjoy sporting attractions such as Olympic Park and the international motor racing circuit, both within easy walking distance.


EUROPE Close proximity to Sochi International Airport as well as the local bus and train stations makes our resort the perfect choice for leisure and business travelers. A gorgeous, fully equipped beach facing the Black Sea lies only 100 steps from the main hotel building. Each of the 508 rooms and suites, plus 6 villas, boasts desirable amenities such as Free high-speed wireless Internet, along with stunning sea or mountain views. Options for on-site dining include Italian and Mediterranean classics at Filini, fresh sushi or teriyaki dishes at Umami Asian Grill or international favorites at Sunsets. After dinner, sip a glass of wine at the 24-hour Lobby Lounge & Bar or choose a cocktail from our 2 pool bars open throughout the summer. You can also stop by Voices Karaoke Bar or Oak Tree Bar for an enjoyable late-night party.

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Hotel Portinari

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|W| www.portinari.be |E| info@portinari.be

The traditional Hotel Portinari offers 37 designer guest rooms as well as currency exchange, an elevator and a baggage storage. Since 1984, it has been hosting guests in the center of Bruges.


EUROPE The hotel is located in a shopping area of Bruges, close to Bruges Concert Hall, Historic Centre of Brugge and Our Lady of the Pottery (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie). Guests will find Bruges city center within a 10-minute walk from the property. This hotel is ideally based near parks. All rooms inHotel Portinari are fitted with free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, heating, a work desk and a telephone. Other comforts include complimentary Rituals amenities and an electric kettle with complimentary coffee and tea. Every morning starts with a generous buffet breakfast. A variety of beers and coffee is offered in the lounge bar. Hotel Portinari lies within 25 minutes’ drive to Ostend/Bruges International airport. There are cars for rent on site.

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Hotel PRIVO

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|W| www.hotelprivo.ro |E| reservations@hotelprivo.ro

Located in a private and quiet area close to the Târgu Mureș city centre, PRIVO is a hotel concept where history and modernism complement each other to create an eminent style.


EUROPE PRIVO is a minimalist haven for business and all-out relaxation

The restaurant, wine cellar, conference rooms and Wellness

where design creates a warm and welcoming dialogue

Spa are just a few of the elements through which the hotel

between the modern hotel and the historic ensemble formed

seeks to offer its guests the perfect symbiosis between work

by Villa Csonka and the surrounding park of 3,500 sq.m.

and relaxation.

The hotel is iconic for the new standards of hospitality, offering the guests 4 and 5 star rooms and apartments that will redefine comfort and design criteria. The new hotel welcomes its guests with a modernist approach, a simple, airy design and an atmosphere that reflects the uniqueness of this place. The elegant ambience of the fine dining restaurant and culinary culture propose an international cuisine interpretation using the best ingredients, the local flavors, in a contemporary fashion.

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COMO Metropolitan London

|W| comohotels.com/metropolitanlondon.com |E| res.met.lon@comohotels.com

COMO Metropolitan London is a contemporary Hotel located within Mayfair with an enviable position overlooking the greenery of Hyde Park and close to the neighbourhood of Knightsbridge.


EUROPE The design of the 144 rooms which includes 30 suites has been influenced by the natural flora of Hyde Park with its fresh palettes of natural hues and textures including American walnut, and sycamore along with pale and dark timbers. Light woods and sun-soaked whites with accents of vibrant yellow can be found in the bedrooms, whilst shades of green and berry can be seen in the hotel lobby. The understated style is clean and simple yet accessible and warm balancing the contemporary and the timeless in a re-design completed by Linzi Coppick of Forme UK.

The Japanese –Peruvian

restaurant NOBU buzzes at lunch and dinner with devotees of its flamboyant cuisine. Whilst the Met Bar – a cult classic amongst the music, media and fashion crowd – is a sultry lounge bar. For a quieter moment COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offers a full range of holistic therapies, treatments, yoga and a private gym.

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Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa

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|W| www.ogb.gr

|E| info@ogb.gr


EUROPE Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa is a 5 Star Boutique Hotel in Kyllini with 56 rooms. The room types are: Main Building Double Deluxe (40 sq.m.), Deluxe Bungalow Sharing Pool (45 sq.m.), Family Bungalow Sharing Pool (45 sq.m.), Superior Bungalow Sharing Pool (45 sq.m.), Suite (60 sq.m.), Villa Private Pool (120 sq.m.). The hotel is just 400 m. away from the Kyllini Golden beach and it has its own mini bus, which is transporting the clients to the beach and back at the hotel in just 30’’. The exotic Kyllini Golden Beach is one of the most beautiful Greek beaches earning every year the blue flag for its clean water. Its golden sand and its length of 6 km give its visitors a magnificent feeling of relaxation and joyful time. Ideal for young children, due to the gradual deepening of the sea’s water. Olympia Golden Beach Resort & Spa has also an awarded Spa (The Dream Spa), which provides unique services to its clients.

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Vair Spa It’s ready and it has been released:

The Spa is a place of loving care and is enriched by a deep

the 2017 Vair Spa at Borgo Egnazia.

spirituality. A total experience of humanity finds its expression at Vair, with the help of the therapist-artists, the inspiring and

The first important change is functional and aesthetic. A new

communicative Spa Director Patrizia Bortolin and the presence

look for Vair by Pino Brescia, the designer who created the

of Stefano Battaglia, an extraordinary multi-talented therapist

concept of Borgo Egnazia. Guests will live and breathe the

leading two of the main Vair programmes: Nata Manir and

sweet atmosphere of an herbalist’s shop inside the glam and

Tarant. Stefano Battaglia, called the Vair “Shaman” for the power

magical scenario of Vair.

of his treatments, is a key presence in the Spa.

With this new Spa Menu, the Spa team focuses all their efforts on the life-changing programmes.

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MIDDLE EAST A visit to the Middle East includes the glitziest of cities and the most picturesque of beaches, but make sure you book one of our Award winning hotels to experience the ultimate Arabian hospitality.


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ESPA at The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Experience a secluded serenity beach reserved exclusively for

Inspired by the colors, textures and metal work of the local

the use of spa guests. This hidden oasis sheltered from the

Bedouin culture, ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand

Venetian Village piazza by a handsome limestone faรงade of the

Canal offers a modern spa experience in Abu Dhabi rooted in

Abu Dhabi spa complex is open only to the guests of or above

relaxation and rejuvenation. The journey at this Abu Dhabi spa

the age of 16 and provides a luxurious setting where you can

resort begins at the 2,000-square-meter (21,500-square-foot)

relish a quiet moment of tranquility to the soft sound of the

beachfront spa, offering signature therapies in each of its 16

lapping waves.

luxuriously appointed treatment rooms. Separate relaxation areas for our male and female visitors feature lush greenery and

The private beach offering express spa treatments and healthy

a plunge pool with waterfall.

refreshments is open daily from 10 a.m. till sunset and welcomes guests who have reserved a spa treatment, hammam, massage or facial.

|W| www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotel/uae |E| reservations.abudhabi@ritzcarlton.com


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ShuiQi Spa and Fitness The multi-award winning ShuiQi Spa presents a memorable

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experience for guests, awakening the senses in an aweinspiring and serene water surrounding.

|W| www.atlantisthepalm.com/shuiqi-spa-fitness/shuiqi-spa |E| Linda.AbdulHay@atlantisthepalm.com


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Set over two magnificent floors within the Royal Towers of Atlantis, ShuiQi provides a sublime range of exclusive treatments, bathing options, and traditional therapies that boost wellbeing. Walking through the earth-hue natural stone steps, along streaming water pathways lined with lush flora, guests are warmly welcomed into one of 27 treatment rooms, a tranquil place of serenity, opulence and pure indulgence, ready for an experience that revives the senses. With a focus on the philosophical system of harmonizing the individual with the surrounding environment, the term ‘ShuiQi’ translates as ‘water energy’. Treatments at ShuiQi Spa combine inner wellbeing and aesthetic beauty with exclusive treatments and products from well-known brands such as ESPA, Shiseido, Margy’s of Monte Carlo and Aromatherapy Associates. The numerous high end brands offered, provides ShuiQi Spa with a unique expertise and know-how in the wellness world.

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Timeless Spa Timeless Spa is the haven of calm for travellers passing

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through Dubai International Airport. It is the ideal place to unwind, renew and rejuvenate between flights. Guests can choose from a signature menu of treatments, beauty therapies and exclusive products for a spa experience that is truly timeless.

|W| timelessspa@dih-dca.com |E| timelessspa@dih-dca.com


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Leading guests on a sensory journey, our spa therapists are highly trained in a fusion of healing practices, inspired by cultures across the world, as well as modern rejuvenation, well-being and beauty techniques. Together with spa luxurious products and our own blend of holistic treatments, Timeless Spa presents a serene sanctuary, infused with all the flavours and luxury of the region. Timeless Spa is located at Emirates Terminal 3, in First Class and Business Class Lounges (Concourse A/B), as well as on the hotel level (Concourse B/C).

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Graciously Thai in the Heart of the Emirates´ Capital

Embrace a memorable escape in the world’s third highest hotel atrium nestled in the heart of the Emirates’ capital city. Indulge in our impeccable hospitality and experience the finest blend of Thai graciousness in an Arabian setting. With 402 guestrooms and 125 apartments, the hotel offers exceptional recreational facilities including famous Thai Namm spa, a state-of-the-art 24 hours fitness centre and a rooftop pool with 360 scenic views of the city’s skyline. For reservations, please call +971 (2) 698 8888 or email reservations.abudhabi@dusit.com.

925 Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (Al Muroor Road) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. P.O. Box. 52799. Tel: +971 (2) 698 8888 Email: sales.abudhabi@dusit.com.

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The Palace Downtown Dubai |W| www.theaddress.com |E| stay@thepalace-dubai.com

Poised along the banks of Burj Lake, looking up at Burj Khalifa and featuring vintage architecture reminiscent of a traditional Arabian palace, The Palace Downtown Dubai is an exemplary luxury leisure destination and an ode to Arabian heritage. Set in the heart of Downtown Dubai, one of the region’s most progressive districts, the resort is mere footsteps away from iconic attractions such as Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and Souk Al Bahar. All of the hotels 242 rooms and suites are a haven of comfort and refinement, with a traditional Middle Eastern theme harmonising with contemporary touches of luxury. Whether it is the majesty of Burj Khalifa, the graceful performances of The Dubai Fountain or the enchantment of the Old Town neighbourhood, the views from the private balcony of each room and suite will enthral even the most seasoned traveller. Embark on a fascinating, award-winning culinary journey with preparations and flavours from the Middle Eastern region to the Far East and South America, served amidst stunning views and lively settings both indoors and on our open, welcoming terraces.


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Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm |W| www.parkinn.com/hotel-duqm |E| reservation.duqm@rezidorparkinn.com

Located midway between the cities of Muscat and Salalah, the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm is an ideal accommodation choice when travelling in Oman. Guests can enjoy 73 comfortable chalets and apartments that feature free wireless high-speed internet and grab a meal with delicious on-site, all-day dining. Easy beach access and a pool with a well-stocked bar promote relaxation while in Oman. Park Inn is an ideal choice when staying in Duqm. The 73 contemporary chalets and apartments including 50 one-bedroom chalets, 9 two-bedroom villas, 13 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom apartments are spread over a large area providing a feeling of space and privacy. The design and the character of all accommodation units and the public areas are inimitably Park Inn by Radisson, designed for today’s new generation traveller. The hotel location provides guests with easy access to a variety of nearby attractions such as Ras Madrakah Beach, Duqm Ancient Ruins and Karmah Pass Cliffs. Dining options include the Ocean Restaurant, RBG Grill and a pool lounge. The Ocean Restaurant’s menu features hearty international options accompanied with convenient dining times to suit many different travel itineraries. At the RBG Grill diners can enjoy fresh ingredients, locally inspired specialities and classic dishes as well as a selection of healthy items, ranging from charcoalgrilled cuts of meat and fish to crisp salads and signature dishes.


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And for those who prefer a more casual dining experience the Pool lounge serves light snacks, juices, milkshakes and a selection of beverages. The hotel will also offer free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, laundry service, concierge service, business centre services, children’s area, spa, tennis court, gym and outdoor pool. The hotel’s meeting room features include free wireless high-speed Internet, individual climate control, free car parking, audio visual equipment, free access to business centre and natural daylight.

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Park Inn by Radisson Muscat |W| www.parkinn.com/hotel-muscat |E| reservations.muscat@rezidorparkinn.com

Located midway between the cities of Muscat and Salalah, the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm is an ideal accommodation choice when travelling in Oman. Guests can enjoy 73 comfortable chalets and apartments that feature free wireless high-speed internet and grab a meal with delicious on-site, all-day dining. Easy beach access and a pool with a well-stocked bar promote relaxation while in Oman. Park Inn is an ideal choice when staying in Duqm. The 73 contemporary chalets and apartments including 50 one-bedroom chalets, 9 two-bedroom villas, 13 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom apartments are spread over a large area providing a feeling of space and privacy. The design and the character of all accommodation units and the public areas are inimitably Park Inn by Radisson, designed for today’s new generation traveller. The hotel location provides guests with easy access to a variety of nearby attractions such as Ras Madrakah Beach, Duqm Ancient Ruins and Karmah Pass Cliffs. Dining options include the Ocean Restaurant, RBG Grill and a pool lounge. The Ocean Restaurant’s menu features hearty international options accompanied with convenient dining times to suit many different travel itineraries. At the RBG Grill diners can enjoy fresh ingredients, locally inspired specialities and classic dishes as well as a selection of healthy items, ranging from charcoalgrilled cuts of meat and fish to crisp salads and signature dishes.


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And for those who prefer a more casual dining experience the Pool lounge serves light snacks, juices, milkshakes and a selection of beverages. The hotel will also offer free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, laundry service, concierge service, business centre services, children’s area, spa, tennis court, gym and outdoor pool. The hotel’s meeting room features include free wireless high-speed Internet, individual climate control, free car parking, audio visual equipment, free access to business centre and natural daylight.

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Elite Crystal Hotel |W| www.elitegrouphotels.com |E| cro@elitegrouphotels.com

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The Spa at

The Address Dubai Mall When signature rituals, exceptional expertise and inspired treatments blend seamlessly, the result is nothing short of a

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splendid, unforgettable experience. Retreat from urban life at our award-winning spa, which delivers all of this and more with finesse, using only a carefully curated range of wellness products. The Spa offers a wholesome menu of refreshing world-class experiences for both men and women, across our 11 treatment rooms, which include a private couple’s suite, hydrotherapy baths, Ghassoul chambers and an Olympic size pool, one thing remains constant: It is the feeling of vitality that our guests long to return to, time after time. |W| www.theaddress.com |E| spa.dubaimall@theaddress.com


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Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru

|W| www.banyantreespa.com

|E| spa-maldives@banyantree.com


INDIAN OCEAN A secluded coral island in the Indian Ocean, decked out in tropical splendour, blessed with white talc sand and bluest of waters. Vabbinfaru in Maldivian means “round island circled by a round coral reef�. The beaches and waters of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru remains accessible only to our guests, the exquisite beauty of the place is all yours. Unwind with the sea breeze and indulge in ultimate relaxation with our signature Royal Banyan spa package and pampering body massages. Enjoy the nourishing balm of locally grown coconuts used in therapies to soothe your body. Bask in the warmth of welcome in a sanctuary of immaculate settings and let dedicated therapists knead you into relaxation with the lightest of intuitive touches. The combination of beautiful facilities, wonderful therapists and uniquely compounded treatments promises to soothe you into sated repose.

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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives |W| www.hideawaymaldives.com |E| reservations@hideawaybeachmaldives.com

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is located on the crescent-shaped Dhonakulhi Island in the north of the Maldives belonging to the Haa Alifu Atoll. Characterised by its intimate ambience and private location, the Island resort stays true to its name and offers guest ‘a true hideaway’ spanning 297,000 square metres. The golden sandy beaches stretch over one kilometre on each side of the island and the surronding turquoise waters host a rich and colourful sea life. Our 103 villas located amidst the island’s coconut groves, lush vegitation and over the surronding blue lagoon offers an uncompromised privacy for all. An extraordinary culinary journey awaits guests at Hideaway Bech Resort to excite, entice and enchant by our team of creative chefs. The resort offers exclusive villas with personal butlers and 5 dining options. World-class spa treaments and massage therapies are featured at Hideaway Spa & Beauty Palace. Other facilities include a sports complex with 2 tennis courts, 2 outdoor pools and one Children pool.


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Season Paradise Hotel |W| www.seasonparadise.mv |E| reservations@seasonparadise.mv

Season Paradise is a newly opened 4 star hotel nestled on the beachfront of Thulusdhoo island, Kaafu Atoll. Twenty minutes’ speedboat ride from Male International Airport, the island - just 5.79km long and 650m wide - is a perfect place to relax and enjoy local culture and recreational activities amidst the Maldives’ tropical waters. Season Paradise features 48 tastefully furnished rooms and suites, with windows and private balconies large enough to accommodate the spectacular panoramic view. Deluxe rooms, Seaview rooms and Executive suites have all the essential conveniences, including AC, flat screen TV, hot water, hair dryer, minibar, personal safe, as well as tea/coffee facilities. The hotel opens its doors for everyone seeking a sparkling vacation, a lazy honeymoon by the beach, or an unforgettable holiday with family and loved ones.


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Araamu Spa

at Royal Island Resort & Spa Like a flower that is born out of a bud, Araamu Spa was born and created. From jasmine scented coconut oil to hand crafted

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Spa’s, Araamu Spa was born out of a vision of a local brand reaching the international arena and the desire to provide the ultimate in luxurious indulgent. Maldives having its roots in a Kingdom, had its own form of Ancient Asian Baths called ‘veyoge’. Araamu Spa has recreated the long lost cultural heritage and tradition by introducing the first local Spa brand ‘Araamu’, with modern elements with a cultural touch. |W| www.araamuspa.com |E| shareef@araamuspa.com


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Dusit Thani Maldives |W| www.dusit.com/dtmd |E| resmaldives@dusit.com Dusit Thani Maldives blends gracious Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the Maldives, encircled by white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoon. This luxury resort is located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, offering the perfect springboard for discovering the vibrant 360 degree house reef noted for frequent sightings of Spinner Dolphins, Eagle Rays, and Sea Turtles. The resort’s 94 spacious villas and residences feature contemporary Thai interiors integrated with traditional Maldivian architecture, fitted with modern technology and elegant amenities. Each presenting panoramic views of the lavish tropical flora and picturesque crystal clear waters.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali |W| www.conradhotels3.hilton.com |E| mlehi.maldives@conradhotels.com For those who journey to discover inspiration, the award-winning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the quintessence of resort destinations, inspiring travellers to lose themselves in a sanctuary of bliss and live their passionate selves. From navigating aquatic gardens, to discovering rare marine life, dining above and below the water and unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean at every turn, the resort features villas and suites tucked amongst natural greenery and dotted above the Indian Ocean, 12 award-winning restaurants and bars, two spas and a curated collection of locally inspired experiences designed to connect adults and children with the charm of Maldivian culture.

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Rumours Waterfall Spa Boasts three treatment rooms, two full time spa therapists,

spa and therapists to cater to your every need. Our specialties

the amazingly reinvigorating Vichy Shower and a full range of

are the Couples Massage, and the Vichy Shower is extremely

spa and beauty treatments using only the highest quality spa

popular. Centrally situated on the island and open 6 days a

products.

week, the Spa not only caters to Rumours guests who have a priority rate for all treatments, but to other visitors as well.

Entry into the spa sets the scene for relaxation and luxury with cascading waterfalls running the length of the spa into fish laden streams. Added to this, is soft piped music throughout the |W| info@rumours-rarotonga.com

|E| info@rumours-rarotonga.com


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InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa |W| fiji.intercontinental.com |E| reservations.fiji@ihg.com The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is a multi-award winning 266room resort that is situated on a 2km beach at Natadola Bay. The beach has been awarded as the #1 beach in Fiji and Top 25 in the world. With impressive luxury facilities that cater to our guests every need, our Resort is designed to cater for guests that are purveyors of luxury and unique experiences. Iconic to this Resort is Spa InterContinental and the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course; both having won awards and a unique experience for our guests. The Concierge team is also unique to Fiji and is an integral part of our guest experience. The team looks for ways to enrich guest experiences and to take them off the beaten track to discover our diverse Fijian culture and heritage.

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INTERVIEW: KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat |W| www.kalyaanawellnessretreat.com.au

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Karen Civello Spa Manager KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat

“Excellence and professionalism in the area of customer service is key to KalyaaNa’s philosophy” How do you feel about being shortlisted

Excellence Awards are generally seen as

personal responsibility and self-control

and what make this Award result so

the benchmark in the industry as they

delivered through personalized one-on-

unique?

create awareness about the value and

one wellness treatments which focus

importance of constantly raising the bar

on that to help our guests’ manage

Being shortlisted for the Haute Grandeur

of excellence; and are based on unbiased

their thoughts, feelings, behaviour. Our

Excellence Awards is an absolute honour.

quality feedback from guests.

guests’ will benefit from the guidance

The Haute Grandeur Awards program

and supportive caring nature of a team

is so unique as it is an independent

What is your spa’s most unique feature

of highly skilled professionals, who are

and unbiased initiative to honour the

and selling point?

thoroughly educated in wellness and

very highest achievements from across

dedicated to serving their individual

the global spa & hotel industry. Being

Our unique selling point is the provision

shortlisted in these prestigious awards

of

is testament that we are delivering and

retreats to suit guests’ individual goals/

What is the secret to your success,

exceeding our guests’ expectations with

needs, life situation, and circumstances.

running a spa that many regard as

our personalised and professional level of

Embracing a new paradigm in the

outstanding following high customer

care and service

provision of accommodation and health/

feedback scores?

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integrated and comprehensive method

KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat’s

Excellence Award an important Award to

of practice. Guests can check in any day,

reputation for excellence is credited to

win in your opinion?

choose length of stay and spa treatments

our team of highly qualified professionals,

specific to our guests needs. KalyaaNa

each bringing their specialized unique

At KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat

embraces a holistic, non-pharmaceutical,

skills and expertise, to ensure an exclusive

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personalized

and professional experience. If you want

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chosen fields alongside excellent communication skills. I

integral to the experience and meaning of wellness. Ensure

also like to lead by example and aim to show leadership by

you - be authentic, stay present, create space, manage your

personally providing excellent customer service at all times.

energy, have fun & laugh often, and cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

How do you feel the Haute Grandeur Excellence Award based on quality customer feedback will compliment your brand and

What is the single most attractive fact about your spa that

its vision in 2017?

you feel assist in ensuring a sound return guest rate?

A Haute Grandeur Excellence Award based on quality customer

Excellence and professionalism in the area of customer

feedback would compliment our brand and our vision for 2017

service is key to KalyaaNa’s philosophy providing us with

as the Haute Grandeur Global Spa AwardsTM promises to raise

a clear competitive advantage. KalyaaNa is leveraged

service delivery levels by means of awarding only the very best

to provide a uniquely differentiated experience and

in the industry. Our mission is to be award winning leaders in

highly personalized service to guests to enhance spiritual

wellness tourism.

health and wellbeing for the mind, body and soul. We are committed to continually improving service excellence

Which category/categories are you participating in?

and customer satisfaction. Our service to guests reflects our mission statement and is outlined in our Customer

1. Health & Wellness Retreat

Service Policy. We employ the core principles of wellness

2. Eco Retreat

tourism to meet, often exceeding our guest’s expectations,

3. Fitness Retreat

by tapping into sensory, aesthetic and achievement types

4. Country Retreat and

of pleasure during service encounters, providing them

5. Spa Brand

with opportunities for personal learning, achievement and

What exciting news about KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat

physical, and environmental cues has been key to us

that you can share with us, any special plans for 2017 that you

winning numerous customer service awards since we began

will be implementing?

operation in 2012.

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growth. Enhancing our guests’ attention to psychological,

We are planning to launch a cook book and negotiations over the past 12 months with one of Australia’s leading app developers is the development of a wellness app. Purchasers of the app will get helpful wellness tips and trends about nutrition, fitness, relaxation and much more. The creation and launch of the app, forecast to be implemented in 2107 has the potential to go viral from the ITunes store and will be connected with the social network Facebook so information can be shared with family and friends. It is intended that the wellness app will be adapted to work on the bio-metric watch face so users can view information from their wrist instead of holding a heavy phone. What advice can you offer to your aspiring spa therapists? Wellness is a state of wellbeing, essentially a state of balance or equilibrium with one’s own life and lifestyle. Wellness implies that you take time out for your own wellbeing. Indeed, we all aspire to a lifestyle which brings us increased health, happiness and wholeness. The understanding of ‘wholeness’ is

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Meadowood Spa The Meadowood Spa offers guests an elevated spa experience with 8 stunning treatment suites each equipped with a private bathroom and vanity, steam shower and built in lounge seating. The 14,000 square foot sanctuary’s design is rich in dark colors, wood and copper accents to highlight the breathtaking natural

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surroundings nestled in the Napa Valley. The treatment menu highlights the all-suite concept offering guests a wellness experience with each treatment that includes a wellness dialogue with a treatment provider, aromatherapy steam shower prior to service and an organic fresh pressed juice elixir at the end of the experience. 2 garden lounges offer mineral soaking pools, Cedar saunas, steam rooms and outdoor showers. It offers an award winning culinary menu by Chef Victoria Acosta and 2 beautiful retail boutiques. The Meadowood Spa is the only Forbes 5 Star rated spa in the Napa Valley. |W| www.meadowood.com |E| spaconcierge@meadowood.com


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Banyantree Spa Mayakoba Banyan Tree Mayakoba, located in the vibrant Riviera Maya

The theme of luxurious romance and intimacy is the key

and just 40 minutes’ drive from Cancun International Airport,

inspiration behind the concept of The Rainforest. As a pioneer

is home to the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa set in a perfect

of the tropical garden spa concept with its Eastern therapies

synthesis of modern Asian and Mexican tropical design.

and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony, Banyan Tree Spa introduces The Rainforest to heighten the

Marking another first in North America, the leading Asian spa

indulgence quotient. First launched in the internationally lauded

operator - Banyan Tree Spa introduces The Rainforest concept at

Banyan Tree Spa Sanya in China, The Rainforest offers interplay

Banyan Tree Spa Mayakoba. The Rainforest presents a complete

of unique wellness and romance concepts through a series of

hydrothermal experience combining the best of European spa

innovative hydrothermal facilities and treatments.

and hydrothermal therapy with the essence of Asian wellness philosophy to create a romantic haven of serenity, warmth and comfort.

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Chateau St Marc Chateau St Marc is a stunning five star serving corporate and

Enjoy the plethora of onsite amenities such as the well equipped

group events where luxury and dependability are required. Relax

exercise room, onsite dining and private shuttle service that can

in one of the elegantly designed rooms appointed with marble

take you wherever you go.

and granite bathrooms, lavish fixtures and fittings, luxurious bedding and soothing Jacuzzi tubs. Each room has a telephone

Located in the heart of the downtown discover the incredible

with voice mail, LCD TV(s) with High definition capabilities as

selection of superb restaurants, unique shops, and amazing

well as an office desk and a chair so you can conduct business as

attractions within walking distance. Within few minutes walk

usual. In addition the Chateau St Marc provides complimentary

see a concert at the Bell Hockey/Concerts center, experience

continental breakfast, high speed internet access in all rooms

the nightlife on Crescent Street, take in some culture at the

and public areas, next day dry cleaning service and an onsite

Museum of Fine Arts or take a 10 minute taxi and lose yourself

conference for your convenience.

in the romance of Old Montreal. Whatever the purpose of your visit, the team at The Chateau St-Marc are dedicated to making your stay one you will always remember.

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