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VOL U M E XI I I

An Informative Guide | October 2016

THE BEST IN HOTELS


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INDEX EDITOR’S NOTES

Corte della Maestà Timeless Retreat 34

Rolling Out The Red-Carpet 6

Italy

AFRICA HOT NEWS 8

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge 38 South Africa

INSIGHT 11 UPCOMING EVENT 12 2016 Awards Ceremony

Clanwilliam Lodge & Spa

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La Villa Boutique

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South Africa Ghana

Fairmont Nile City 44 Egypt

2016 HOST VENUE

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Cape View Clifton South Africa

GLOBAL HOTEL GUIDE

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HAUTE GRANDEUR MERCHANDISE 23

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MIDDLE EAST Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi 50 United Arab Emirates

Banana Island Resort 52 Doha

EUROPE Blow Up Hall 5050 26

Mövenpick Hotel Jeddah

Poland

Saudi Arabia

The Serras 28

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

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Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

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Spain

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United Arab Emirates

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Italy

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Inter Continental Lisbon Portugal

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United Arab Emirates

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi 60

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United Arab Emirates

Lake Kora United States

Rosewood Abu Dhabi 62 United Arab Emirates

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa United Arab Emirates

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OCEANIA Emaho Sekawa Resort 106 Fiji

Qamea Resort & Spa

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Dubai

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Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai

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United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Fiji

United Arab Emirates

Lily Beach Resort & Spa

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Taj Exotica Maldives

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Maldives

Park Inn by Radisson Muscat Oman

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INDIAN OCEAN Maldives

The H Dubai 74

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GLOBAL HOTEL GUIDE

ASIA

B E S T I N H OT E L S

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

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Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel

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JW Marrio Hotel Macau

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Thailand China China

AMERICAS

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Hermitage Bay 98 Antigua and Barbuda

Dream Downtown 100 United States

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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ROLLING OUT THE RED-CARPET Welcome to Haute Grandeur, The Best in HotelsTM. These pages capture the essence of what every discerning traveller seeks – remarkable hospitality experiences. With a busy year at the Haute Grandeur office we have finally wrapped up our 2016 Awards results. With great enthusiasm we look forward to our 2016 Awards Ceremony! We will be rolling out the red-carpet in Abu Dhabi, not only to network with the world’s top hoteliers but to celebrate their outstanding achievements as rated for by guests.

Marinique de Wet

The Haute Grandeur Gala Ceremony will be the highlight on the global hospitality

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

industry calendar this year welcoming hotel representatives from more than 60 countries to accept their accolades. I am excited about the steady growth the Haute Grandeur Awards have seen over the last year. We believe transparency within our results is the main reason why this Award has become the leading hotel Award in the world to be recognised by. We are looking forward to our 2017 Awards season as we will shortly introduce the Haute Grandeur Spa Awards allowing the world-wide spa industry to join this prestigious brand in its search for global excellence. We applaud our 2016 Winners and look forward to a dazzling Awards Ceremony presentation on the 20th of October 2016 in Abu Dhabi supported by Etihad Airways & Abu Dhabi Tourism.


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HOT NEWS

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Haute Grandeur partners with Etihad Airways Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards is proudly partnered with Etihad Airways and our preferred airline of choice. To celebrate this collaboration take advantage of our special Haute Grandeur discounted fares valid until 30th of June 2017! Visit www. etihad.com/hautegrandeur


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EDITOR’S INSIGHT

With all the similarities in the hotel business today, hoteliers

Transparency of an Awards concept and how the Award is

find themselves having a limited means of differentiating their

not only promoted by the hotel but also the efforts that are

offerings and proving to guests that they are truly offering a

put in by the Awards organization is of utmost importance.

unique and unsurpassed experience that can not be found “next

There is no point in winning an Award if nobody knows about

door�.

it and therefore promotion of results via multiple marketing platforms from the side of the Awards organization is key.

This is where Awards come in.

Haute Grandeur is proud to promote its members globallyat

In this instance an award is something that can truly differentiate

the lowest possible participation cost in order to provide

one property or one group from another.

maximum benefit to our winners.

When an international body, with the correct backing and credibility, places their seal on a particular property or group it allows for a victor to emerge and provides the winning property with something unique that no one in the vicinity has. Of course there are different factors to keep in mind. The award should always be of benefit. With benefit what I mean is exclusivity. A lot of awards around today are much diluted with far too many winners all over the world. When the awarding brand is diluted the award carries no real weight as numerous other properties will carry the same award. In order to be of true value, excellence should be rewarded as a whole and that to be of true value to a Hotelier, exclusivity is a must. When travelling to a city and a traveller is considering a few luxury hotels all situated in the same area more or less with the same rates, what are they really looking at when making their final decision when booking a hotel? Ask yourself this question and you will soon learn why winning a credible exclusive Award with a concept that is transparent is of utmost importance because be honest, it is and will continue to have an impact on guest perception!

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UPCOMING EVENT

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2016 AWARDS CEREMONY 2 0

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P R O G R A M M E

17:30

Interview opportunities at Registration Point

18:00

Registration Desk Open; Cocktail Reception & Red-Carpet arrival

19:15

MC Able Wamakok opens event proceedings

19:20

First Course is served

19:30

Surprize Show

20:00

Keynote Address : Mrs Marinique de Wet, President & Founder

20:15

Special Guest Speaker : Mubarak Al Shamisi, Director Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau

20:30

Main Course is served

& Voices 3 Band to entertain guests

21:15

Awards Presentation

22:00

Dessert is served

22:45

Closing Remark & Photo Opportunity on the red-carpet

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After Dinner Drinks in designated area


MASTER OF CEREMONIES A B L E WANAMAKOK - ww w.fashi onab l et h a i . com With over a decade’s experience, Hong Kong born, U.S. raised Able Wanamakok is an international TV Presenter for Fashion One Television Network, National TV Host for various travel programs and News Anchor for NBT in Thailand. Able performs in a wide range of arenas such as films, production, emcee(MC), voiceover(VO) and script-writing. Her goal is to always bring smiles to faces.

SPEAKER MR MUBA RA K A L S HA MI S I - DI RECTOR Abu Dhab i Conve nt i on Bure a u - w w w. a budh a bi - cb. a e Mr Al Shamisi is a UAE national who hails from Abu Dhabi’s second city, and its heritage heartland, Al Ain. An experienced professional with strong analytical and management skills, Mr Al Shamisi, who holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Denver, USA, an MA in General Management from the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome and an MA in Quality Management from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, entered the tourism industry in 2004 in the marketing department of the former Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.Since then, Mr Al Shamisi has gained experience across a number of tourism departments including events, overseas offices and served for three years as the Country Manager for the authority’s Gulf Co-operation Council States market based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mr Al Shamisi speaks three languages – Arabic, English and Italian and is also qualified as an internal auditor. In his spare time, Mr Al Shamisi enjoys sport, particularly golf and volleyball, travelling, theatre and reading.

ENTERTAIMENT VOICES 3 - www.v3dxb.com The band is primarily a 4 piece entertaining band, with very versatile vocalists. The band repertoire extends from all the popular, listening pleasure and dance hits that have hit the charts from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s till date. Covering Pop, Reggae, Rock, R&B, Rock and Roll. And everything in between. Their awesome combination of harmony is something to be seen & heard, to be believed.

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2016 HOST VENUE www.fairm ont .com

Welcom e t o Fa i rm o nt Ba b A l Ba hr The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards has been growing its reputation for being one of the world’s unbiased hotel awards organization since it was established in 2014 as an independent initiative to recognize the hotels and establishments who set the gold standard from across 7 continents and 172 countries. This year, we are very excited and privileged to be hosting the 2016 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards Ceremony on October 20, 2016 at the Fairmont Bab al Bahr. On behalf of our entire team, we will be looking forward to welcoming all esteemed guests to this prestigious

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Eddy Tannous GENERAL MANAGER

Gala Ceremony that will be the most dazzling red carpet affair of the year on the luxury hotel industry calendar, highlighting the values of leadership, hard work, dedication and success. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the nominees and winners in advance. These hotels continue to set the benchmark in the hospitality industry, raising the bar of excellence into even greater heights and proving legendary customer service. Once again, I am looking forward to welcoming you all at the Fairmont Bab al Bahr for this exciting event.


Cladys Magagna Executive Chef Chef Magagna is responsible for Fairmont Bab Al Bahr’s entire culinary operation, from seven restaurants and lounges, including the multi award winning Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar and the Friday brunch epicurean experience at CuiScene, as well as the banqueting operation for 30,000 square feet of meeting space, and a culinary brigade of over 100 colleagues. Magagna brings a wealth of experience to this position with a profession spanning over 15 years

within renowned European restaurants, leading hospitality companies and culinary

institutions. He began his career in 1995 in his native country at the Botticella Restaurant in northern Italy, and from there held progressive culinary positions in Austria at the Martinelli Restaurant (two Gault Millau hats) as Chef de Partie and two years later as Restaurant Chef, and in 2002, at the Novelli Restaurant (one Michelin Star, three Gault Millau hats). Magagna first joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in 2007 at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda and went on to hold key leadership positions, including Executive Chef for both the Fairmont Acapulco Princess and the Fairmont Pierre Marques in Mexico overseeing the entire kitchen operation for both properties, 16 restaurants, over 250 colleagues, and a banqueting operation that could accommodate over 3000 guests.

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The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards is an evening filled with excitement and anticipation, but most importantly a night of celebrating the 2016 ultimate achievement in hoteliering.


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Winning the Best General Manager Title Stefan Heintze, Layana Resort & Spa, Thailand

w w w. l aya na re so rt . co m Stefan & his fun team at Layana Resort & Spa winning the Haute Grandeur Excellence Award for Most Unique Guest Experience


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BES T I N H OTELS

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The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Guide ™ features only the best, inspiring the discerning traveller with a premium selection of handpicked, Award-winning hotels from around the world. Luxury is changing. It is not just about good food or service. It’s increasingly about discretion and simplicity. It’s a bold approach to exclusive hospitality. The Award winning properties in this guide raise the bar in the industry and have proved to be well deserved hotels to visit as rated by their guests. We have designed this limited edition luxury Guide to highlight the world’s Award winning hotel destinations dedicated to deliver personalized services that break the traditional mould of luxury. We trust that by reading this edition you will every time find a hotel that inspire you to explore a new destination. The Global Guide ™ can be used as in-room reading material, for libraries and ideal for lobbies.

COPIES OF THE HAUTE GRANDEUR GLOBAL HOTEL GUIDE ™ FEATURING 2016 AWARD WINNG PROPERTIES CAN BE ORDERED. Please enquire info@hautegrandeur.com


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HAUTE GRANDEUR MERCHANDISE O F F I C I A L H A U T E G R A N D E U R T R O P H Y TM This coveted statuette should be displayed in a prominent location inside your hotel that will show off this prestigious item of recognition. Proposed areas include the hotel’s reception, glass cabinet of hotel lobby and other public areas of interest. Trophies are engraved with Hotel Name, Award year and Category / Categories

PLAQUE The official Haute Grandeur Global Hotel AwardsTM wall Plaque is perfect in displaying that you have been rewarded as the best hotel within a specific or multiple categories, by the world’s most most prestigious Awards initiative in the hotel industry. This item should ideally be displayed outside of the main hotel entrance, in hotel lobbies and receptions or any prominent public space. The material is extra durable and ideal to withstand any weather conditions The Plaque is made to order for winners and finalists only.

FLAGS The flag serves as a useful marketing tool to encourage awareness and can be ordered at a minimum charge. There are two dimensions to choose from and three colour options for your convenience.

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EUROPE

Europe has a rich cultural history extending also into the finest hotels located in this region.

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POLAND

Blow Up Hall 5050 |W| www.blowuphall5050.com

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The name of the complex was inspired by the 1966 British-Italian cult art film “Blowup”


EUROPE Blow Up Hall 5050, a five-star boutique hotel is an interactive

design create in Blow Up Hall 5050 an extremely prestigious, but

work of art with 22 luxurious rooms, bar and restaurant

a truly intimate and warm atmosphere. The unique atmosphere

located in the very heart of Poznan - 3 hour drive via highway

of the hotel is highlighted also by the lack of reception, or the

from Berlin or Warsaw.

numbered door in individually designed rooms. The specially trained concierge available 24 hours a day takes care about a

It’s a combination of luxury, innovative technology and personal

comfort and safety of guests and provides the highest quality

artistic experimentation of its owner and creator Grażyna

of service. Blow Up Hall 5050 is the only facility in Poznan

Kulczyk*. The hotel located is in a historic nineteenth century

and one of the few in whole Poland that belongs to the Tablet

brewery space and historic building of the military prosecutor.

Hotels organization which unites the most prestigious hotels in

It’s a part of Stary Browar– worldwide awarded complex of

the world.

shopping, leisure and art space (over 215 shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafeterias, clubs, exhibition halls and art gallery,

The name of the complex was inspired by the 1966 British-Italian

several world class pieces of art in public spaces). Stary Browar,

cult art film “Blowup”, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. This

also created and own by Grażyna Kulczyk, is one of architectural

is also the name of an electronic project around which Blow

icon of Poznan and Poland, one of the favourite spots for local

Up Hall 50 50 was designed – Blow Up Commission by Rafael

and main destination of tourists. It’s a quite an “extra” for hotel

Lozano-Hemmer, an artist whose work were formerly displayed

guests!

at the Venice Biennale, the Tate Modern in London or Park Avenue Tunnel in New York, which he recently changed into

Perfectly preserved architectural elements of hotel buildings in conjunction with the modernist and minimalist prestigious

sound installation.

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SPAIN

The Serras |W| www.hoteltheserrasbarcelona.com |E| reservations@hoteltheserras.com Our elegant, 5-star boutique hotel overlooking the new luxury Port Vell and the Mediterranean Sea offers a unique hideaway with modern, understated decor. It’s perfect for everything, from weekend breaks and

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business trips, to luxury holidays in the heart of Barcelona. It boasts a cool, trendy atmosphere, world class amenities and dedicated personal service for a truly memorable hotel experience, all within the walls of Pablo Picasso’s first studio in the vibrant Barrio Gótico.


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ITALY

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo |W| www.grandhoteltremezzo.com |E| reservations@grandhoteltremezzo.com On 11 March, Lake Como’s Grandest Dame reopened for the season showcasing the fruits of a meticulous five-year, multi-million renovation project across its rooms, exceptional Spa - in association with leading skincare provider ESPA and lush garden parkland. Famed for its unrivalled position upon Lake Como, the inimitable Grand Hotel Tremezzo retains its place as one of Italy’s leading five-star hotels by continuing to enhance its luxurious hospitality offering without forsaking its celebrated heritage. As well as improvements made throughout this year, Grand Hotel Tremezzo unveils a series of complementary wellness and gourmet programmes designed to indulge and relax both the mind and body. Stylishly chic in design, with panoramic views over Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s T Spa – winning the most ‘Glamourous Getaway’ at the prestigious 2016 Tatler Spa Awards - is the ultimate place to relax and rejuvenate. Last summer it expanded its repertoire following the careful restoration of the 18th century Villa Emilia, to comprise additional treatment rooms, a glamourous mosaic-lined nail studio, and frescoed relaxation lounge facing the lake. ‘Suite Emilia’, a striking suite bedecked in colours reflecting the hotel’s watery and sylvan surrounds with private access to the spa completes the offering. This Spring it welcomes final touches in the form of a Hammam Suite, housed in a luxuriously large and airy chamber with a domed ceiling made of precious Italian Lasa white marble featuring a full sized scrub plinth, water blade style shower, couples bathtub and a steam room. Adding to the experience, is a new humid area that comprises a Mediterranean bath, steam bath and sauna with stunning lake views in addition to the ice fountain, emotional showers and a precious relaxation area decorated with onyx walls. To complement the new spa, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is introducing new fitness and yoga classes, enabling guests to workout whilst enjoying tranquil views of the lake. Fitness enthusiasts will revel in the peace and quiet of Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s gardens whilst experiencing various types of yoga including Hatha Yoga, Nidra Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa. Pampering couple spa treatments in the dedicated Spa Suite will also be available.


complete redesign of Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s historic park and gardens that was originally part of the grand botanical gardens

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Painstaking attention has also been paid to the exterior, with a

of Villa Carlotta. Celebrated landscape architect, designer and botanist Emilio Trabella – responsible for Lake Como abodes Villa Balbianello and Villa Oleandra (home of George Clooney) was in charge of the project and has transformed the hotel’s 25,000 sqm of lush parkland. Part of the plan is the complete makeover of the Flowers Pool – which will now boast rare and precious Travertino Silver and new platforms and solariums to while away an afternoon, whilst Dis Moi Oui (Say Yes!). Offering another form of indulgence, the hotel’s food is also one not to be missed. This season guests can experience Italian cooking classes overseen by Executive Chef Osvaldo Presazzi and thanks to the collaboration of the maestro of Italian haute cuisine Gualtiero Marchesi; guests will be immersed into Italian cuisine and culture through food from the region accompanied by plenty of ‘taste-testing’. A dedicated wine-tasting experience will also be on offer for the first time and will showcase some of the region’s best vintages.

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Inter Continental Lisbon |W| www.intercontinental.com |E| lisha.reservations@ihg.com Located in the heart of Lisbon, facing Eduardo VII Park, Marques de Pombal Square, close to the luxurious Avenida da Liberdade its modern/iconic shape stands out from the surrounding buildings like a large window overlooking into the city and its monuments, down towards the Tagus River and beyond. With 331 rooms, including 16 sophisticated suites, some with an amazing panoramic view over the city and the river. Guests can enjoy a place to sleep but also an area to relax and spend time. AKLA restaurant - Where food is as it should be. The market flavours shine and colours are always present. The place to share authentic moments. Is a unique experience that unites gourmet Portuguese heritage with cosmopolitan flavours. My-Oh-My Pastry and lobby lounge – The connected square where colors come to life and time slows down over the shared appreciation of delicious food •UPTOWN bar - The new revitalized bar at the heart of Lisbon, combining artisanal products with innovative mixology and renowned Portuguese wines.) Club InterContinental on the Lobby area guests can enjoy the serenity surrounded by a timeless decoration and personalized service to provide a unique guest experience. Whether for a business meeting, a congress, a team incentive, presentations, product launches or social functions the hotel offers 14 multifunctional meeting and banqueting rooms some with natural daylight for up to 550 persons with high tech audiovisual equipment and personalized


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Corte della Maestà Timeless Retreat

|W| www.cortedellamaesta.com |E| info@cortedellamaesta.com


EUROPE The renowned Italian psychologist, author and TV personality,

1940s dusky-pink basin and a giant tub to match – La Badessa

Paolo Crepet, had been visiting Civita for years before he

has a claw-foot iron bathtub in the bedroom – and all the rooms

bought the former bishop’s residence as a second home. He

have locally made lotions and potions full of natural ingredients.

and his wife Cristiana got the chance to buy the attached seminary four years ago and slowly transformed it into a B&B.

Nearby Orvieto in Umbria is known for its magnificent Gothic

The couple are avid collectors and lovingly decorated the

cathedral. Corte della Maesta can arrange horse riding, biking

rooms with their own finds, including the antique piano in the

and horse-drawn carriage tours of the neighbouring countryside,

lounge, known as La Tana del Lupo, or the Wolf’s Lair.

and boating on Lazio’s Lake Bolsena, set in a volcanic crater. If you hire a car, you can visit Bomarzo’s extraordinary “Monster’s

The four large rooms all have scenic views and have been

Grove”, named after the fantastical stone statues scattered

decorated with a considered mix of art, antiques and

around the gardens. Rome is only one hour by train from

contemporary pieces. La Badessa’s (The Abbess) four-poster

Orvieto, so you can spend a day in the frenetic Eternal City and

bed hails from a monastery, while in La Sonnambula (The

return to the tranquillity of Civita.

Sleepwalker), the bed’s ornate headboard came from a 19thcentury theatrical production. In La Scrittrice (The Writer), the iron bedstead is turn-of-the-century Sicilian. A fragment of a 16th-century fresco adorns a corner of the bedroom wall and the flowered wallpaper in the sitting room is a reproduction of that found in Virginia Woolf’s London home. Its bathroom has a

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AFRICA Africa offer hotel experiences that are outstanding in every sense of the word, from bush to city experiences. Here we introduce properties to you that has won the prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards and that is worth a visit.


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SOUTH AFRICA

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Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge |W| www.chitwa.co.za |E| reservations@chitwa.co.za Chitwa Chitwa is proud to announce that the lodge has been nominated for the prestigious Haute Grandeur 2016 Global Hotel Awards. The Awards, established in 2014, have rapidly come to be recognised as the pinnacle of achievement in the hotel industry, with nominees and winners being selected on the basis of guest feedback. This ensures that outstanding hotel experiences are rewarded in a transparent and credible way. “We are delighted to have been nominated for this Award”, commented Stefan and Chantal DuToit, general managers of Chitwa Chitwa, “as it recognises not only what we have achieved here as a team, but also gives us a real incentive to improve on the already high levels of service that we offer our guests. We fully intend to use this nomination to spur ourselves on to deliver an even better guest experience, and at the same time, to continue to be mindful of giving back to conservation and our local communities”. The eight luxury suites at Chitwa Chitwa are as individual as each guest’s experience, and, along with the exclusive Chitwa House, overlook a lake which exerts a mesmerising hold over the wildlife of the area. Continuous animal ‘traffic’ to and from the lake in turn provides a compelling game-viewing experience from the Chitwa Deck Safaris viewing platforms. This living natural masterpiece is complemented by artworks from the Brink family’s own private collection which decorate the lodge and contribute to a uniquely authentic sense of place. Days that begin with breakfast in the thatched lapa can end with sundowners under ancient knobthorn trees and a starlit dinner in a dry river bed, or an elegant meal in the main dining room. Bookended by delicious meals and memorable views, the day can be spent on safari with Chitwa Chitwa’s expert guides and experienced Shangaan trackers ensuring unforgettable wildlife encounters. The entire Chitwa Chitwa team is conscious of being the guardians of a valuable legacy of conservation for future generations, and this informs the family-friendly accommodation and activity options – children of all ages are welcome at Chitwa Chitwa. First-class safari and cultural experiences, incredible cuisine, attentive service and a respectful approach to the local ecosystem combine to create Chitwa Chitwa’s winning formula.


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Clanwilliam Lodge & Spa |W| www.clanwilliamlodge.co.za |E| reservations@clanwilliamlodge.co.za

Escape to the famous Cederberg and magical Olifants River Valley, to the charming Clanwilliam Lodge & Spa, a family, leisure and function venue hotel. If you are looking for a tranquil, serene and relaxing environment, oasis-like and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, a warm welcome awaits you just 2½ hours’ drive north of Cape Town and five minutes’ from the 18 km long Clanwilliam Dam - a favourite for Bass Classic competitions. Our mission is to provide Excellent Service to our Guests above and beyond all else and we constantly seek for something different to surprise! This 100 year old historic structure was built by the first municipal government in Clanwilliam, one of the ten oldest towns of South Africa. Later, the building was used as a hostel for the agricultural school next door. The building was transformed into a hotel in 2006 and opened its doors to its first Guests in December of that year. The natural, rustic architecture, with thick sand coloured walls, archways and cathedral high ceilings, boasts 32 comfortable rooms, standard to luxurious, each with different style and shape. All suites have shower and bath. All Guest rooms have a shower. Premier rooms and suites have king sized four poster beds. Standard rooms have queen or twin beds. An extensive spa menu offers relaxing massage and beauty therapy treatments. Conference, events and catering facilities are all offered on site. The restaurant, next to the pool in the garden, has hosted weddings of up to 150 Guests. The pool and garden area is a favourite for outdoor events in a very calming atmosphere. For those who prefer to get out and explore, the area is abound with enjoyable outdoor activities, from hikes, tranquil nature walks and Bushman Rock paintings, to mountain biking, water activities on the Dam, wine tasting at nearby vineyards and Rooibos farm tours. The Rooibos Tea Factory offer tea tasting, information and interesting Rooibos products. Enjoy the flower splendour of over 200 species of indigenous plants in bloom during August / September each year. After a day out and about, unwind on the hotel’s poolside Bedouin beds, in the sunken cocktail bar or coffee lounge, with subtle Moroccan décor and muted desert-like tones that impart a tranquil and restful mood. During the hot summers, the large, inviting pool with kiddies section, is a favourite for young and old.


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La Villa Boutique |W| www.lavillaghana.com |E| info@lavillaghana.com

La Villa Boutique is a true haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Surrounded by lush green trees, our hotel is an oasis of calm and serenity, just minutes away from the thriving urban streets of Accra and the perfect retreat for a spontaneous romantic getaway, a relaxing city break or a business stopover. The hotel is situated in one of Accra’s wealthiest and most exclusive surburb. Osu Ringway Estate, about 10 minutes’ drive away from both the Kotoka International Airport and Accra’s most exotic beach, the La Pleasure Beach. The hotel’s design was inspired by the owners’ shared Italian roots and immense love for all things African. Each of the 35 standard rooms, 3 suites and 2 apartments are decorated with individual colour schemes, chic furnishing and inviting queensize beds to make our guests’ stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Each room is en suite and fitted with eveyrthing you need for work and leisure including a 40inch flat screen TV, minibar, writing desk, electronic safe, DSTV, telephone with IDD facility and luggage stand. There is also a 24hrs Wi-Fi internet connectivity throughout our entire premises with high speed and reliability. Fine dining in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere is the essence of the boutique hotel experience. Our intimate poolside restaurant. The Soprano restaurant specializes in generous portions of contemporary European food and an upcoming Local buffet, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented by our skillful in-house chefs. The professional but laid-back atmosphere of the Soprano restaurant makes it the perfect setting for relaxed breakfasts, private and corporate lunches as well as romantic dinners. Our restaurants stock a wide range of the fine Italian and French wines to perfectly complement our menus. Our bar staff take pride in introducing you to the most exotic alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails We pride ourselves in offering excellent customer service and complete privacy, in a peaceful and quiet setting. Our key features include our soothing swimming pool lush green tress that naturally complement the property’s architecture, as well as a live band to relax and entertain our guests.


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Cape View Clifton |W| www.capeviewclifton.co.za |E| reservations@capeviewclifton.co.za

Appreciate the natural beauty from Cape View Clifton, where function and aesthetics blend to offer you a superior stay. Cape Town boasts some of the best beaches in the world, so if you are a sandand-sea lover nd the time to visit the trendy Clifton beaches below the villa. The tourist attractions of Cape Town are a short drive away and further a eld are the renowned Cape Winelands. Our aim is to provide our guests with the pleasure of being pampered in a private home environment rather than that of a typical hotel. We pride ourselves on being exible to cater for our guests needs. The layout of the property enables us to offer guests various accommodation options, whether they wish to take the entire villa, or have inter-leading rooms for parents with small children. We aim to offer a solution, ensuring the guest feels at home at all times. Staff at Cape View Clifton are discreet and friendly, ensuring each guest has an unforgettable experience in Cape Town.

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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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Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi |W| www.dusit.com/dtad |E| reservations@abudhabi@dusit.com With a prominent stature and unique architecture design, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi comprises 402 rooms and suites and 131 furnished studios and one bedroom apartments. Each room has a wonderful mix of Thai influences and modern lifestyle and has been beautifully designed with the savvy traveller in mind. The hotel offers an array of exquisite restaurants including Benjarong award-wining Thai cuisine, The Capital Grill - offering steaks and Mediterranean specialties and Urban Kitchen - international all-day dining. A host of facilities and services, including Namm Spa and DFiT Fitness Centre, allow guests to nurture their minds and bodies. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers, offering its guests the perfect location from where to explore the graceful capital of the United Arab Emirates. Centrally located 10 minutes away from Abu Dhabi Corniche, the hotel offers easy access to the major business and leisure destinations. The Eastern Mangroves, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are close by while Abu Dhabi International Airport is a mere 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle bus service to key points of interest and shopping malls in Abu Dhabi.Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi offers well-travelled guests the best of modern Arabian hospitality with Thai grace. Ideal for families, young guests under 12 years old stay for free and the hotel offers special room packages, special menus and activities for children. The hotel hosts a variety of wellness facilities and services, including a rooftop outdoor swimming pool, traditional Thai treatments at Namm Spa, personal training and yoga classes at DFiT fitness centre, allowing guests to nurture their minds and bodies. Showcasing the authentic Thai experience at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is its signature restaurant, Benjarong. The outlet takes diners on an authentic culinary journey within a unique Asian setting, adorned with authentic Thai design elements and live show kitchen. The innovative design of the conference and events center, with its stunning glass-panelled Skydome, makes Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi the perfect venue to host unforgettable cocktail receptions and weddings. The hotel offers its guests the perfect location from where to explore Abu Dhabi, with easy access to the major leisure destinations.


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Banana Island Resort |W| www.doha.anantara.com |E| doha@anantara.com This paradise sanctuary, on the shores of Doha in the Arabian Gulf,

Hideaway in true Arabian luxury with 141 rooms, suites, pool villas

open its doors to a luxury getaway destination. A first of its kind in

and over water villas setting the mood for unforgettable holidays. Bask

Qatar, intertwining Thai and Qatari indigenous hospitality, the resort

on our private 800 metre beach and refresh yourself at the 100 metre

offers pure relaxation amidst its rejuvenating surroundings.

long lagoon pool, or master the waves in our surf pool and enjoy a wide range of water sports. Experience how health and beauty go hand in

25 minutes from the heart of Qatar’s vibrant capital, a luxury boat

hand with expert care, from sensual journeys Anantara Spa to holistic

ferry crosses crystal clear water to reach a breathtaking island that

lifestyle programmes at the dedicated wellness centre. Sign up for

feels a world away, while a private helicopter pad offers an exclusive

snorkelling and scuba diving adventures. Leisure and entertainment

arrival with a bird’s eye coastal view. Welcome to Banana Island Resort

also spoil you for choice, from bowling, golf and daily beach games, to

Doha by Anantara - a paradise sanctuary.

our VIP cinema. Evolving culinary temptations showcase sumptuous Middle Eastern culture, refined Italian tastes and delectable world flavours, shisha and signature mocktails at sunset.


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The Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is an intimate haven with fascinating facilities, limitless activities and adventures, both above and below crystal water.

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Mövenpick Hotel Jeddah |W| www.movenpick.com/jeddah |E| reservation.jeddah@movenpick.com

Located on Madinah-Munawarah Road, Mövenpick Hotel Jeddah is surrounded by consulates, ministries, hospitals and major shopping centres, and within minutes from many of Jeddah’s finest restaurants as well as the newly revamped Corniche along the spectacular Red Sea. Guest will enjoy our health and wellness centre features a wide array of fitness equipment, as well as a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and a delightful outdoor pool. Mövenpick Hotel Jeddah is the perfect venue for business meetings and conferences in the heart of the city. The hotel has one boardroom with a prefunction lounge, eight meeting rooms and one banquet hall, with a total space of more than 780 sqm, making it ideal for up to 350 guests. All venues feature the latest audio-visual equipment and lighting. Additional gadgets can be made available upon request. The entire meeting rooms and the boardroom have a natural light. Mövenpick Hotel Jeddah also offers culinary specialities in the famous Views

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restaurant, which features a panoramic view overlooking the swimming pool and Tea Garden Café. This delightful outdoor pool area is the ideal setting for many special events and social gatherings, offering a taste of diverse international cuisines. At the end of each week, Views restaurant offers the most popular Friday Brunch. Guests may also enjoy a luxurious buffet of fresh seafood choices from the Red Sea every Sunday night. During the rest of the week, the hotel provides a rich buffet of international cuisines from around the world. Aside from the sumptuous buffet, the hotel has outside catering services, offering dishes that suit their guests’ needs. They provide the same high quality of service at any event.


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Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach |W| www.movenpick.com/dubai-jumeirah-beach |E| Hotel.Jumeirahbeach.Reservation@movenpick.com

Located on the bustling beach district of The Walk, this upscale hotel features lively dining, leisure and entertainment choices and modern meeting facilities all of which are just a few steps away from the stunning blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach sits at the heart of one of Dubai’s most dynamic urban locations, Jumeirah Beach Residence and is only 30 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport. The hotel is ideally situated to easily access the city’s thriving business hubs, major attractions and entertainment facilities as well as being just a short stroll to one of Dubai’s stretches of inviting coastline. Featuring a modern, chic and contemporary design, the hotel boasts 294 wellequipped, modern and comfortable rooms and suites, all of which offer balconies. The four dining options at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach combine taste, variety, engaging atmospheres and special settings to create memorable dining experiences time and again. At The Talk Restaurant, fresh food in entertaining, interactive live cooking stations and changing themed dinner nights are complemented with a superb à la carte menu. The all-day dining restaurant has an open show kitchen and offers indoor and outdoor terrace seating. Soul is a stylish New York restaurant offering a culinary journey through the streets of

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Manhattan, reflecting the various ethnic neighbourhoods of the city. West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge is an award-winning sports bar with large screens to view live sporting action, a pool table, entertainment and a modern pub menu. The contemporary pool bar offers comfort food and poolside favourite drinks during the day. By evening it transforms into an outdoor lounge where guests can unwind in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the pool and enjoy live BBQ stations, a vast array of international beverages and shisha flavours. Mövenpick coffee and ice cream are served at the Falls Lobby Lounge & Terrace along with a variety of light refreshments throughout the day. A comprehensive room service menu is also available 24 hours a day for those who prefer to dine in the privacy of their room or suite.


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The wellness centre, offering an array of treatments, is in close proximity to the outdoor pool that is only few steps away from the beach of stunning Arabian Gulf, while the health club has the latest equipment complemented by relaxing sauna and steam rooms. At Mรถvenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, the conference and banqueting facilities are both extensive and reflective of the highest levels of service. The Melrose ballroom, three meeting rooms, a spacious pre-function area and a business centre, make the hotel an ideal event venue, whether for a conference, a series of business meetings, a banquet, or a wedding. The Mรถvenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach is a hospitality landmark, situated amongst fashion and lifestyle boutiques as well as art galleries and restaurants, providing a unique and memorable setting for guests.

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Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel & Residences |W| www.pullman-dubai-creekcitycentre.com |E| h2022@accor.com Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre stands watch over the creek and rolling green fairways of Dubai Golf and Yacht Club. Its superb location next to the airport and Deira City Centre shopping mall is just one of this luxury 5-star hotel’s many assets. Four restaurants and bars entice travelers with flavorful fare from around the world. Soma Spa – with a fitness center and rooftop swimming pool – provides a peaceful haven, high above the urban hum. Business services abound at Pullman hotels, with outstanding venues for meetings and events. The overall atmosphere is both soothing and stimulating. Design is sleek and modern. Contemporary furnishings provide utmost comfort, and service is efficiently discreet. For the finest rooms, suites and apartments in town, travelers need look no further than Pullman. Executive Chef, Dwayne Krisko, brings a wealth of international experience to the hotel’s four restaurants and bars. “Medley” takes diners on a culinary trip around the world. This vibrant restaurant resonates to the sounds of live cooking. Italian, Indian, American, French or East Asian – hearty or healthy – the array of international favorites is as abundant as it is colorful. Just let hunger guide you to the open kitchen of your choice. No game or match is complete without refreshments, and no place does them better than “La Fabrique”. Travelers can watch their favorite team on the big screens or shoot some pool with friends while enjoying gourmet bites and beverages from the extensive food and drinks menu. There’s something for everyone at this energetic venue. Busy schedules don’t have to mean skipped meals. Travelers can enjoy a light meal or hearty snack at any time of day or night in “Le Café” lobby lounge at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre. No need to interrupt a relaxing moment by the pool when hunger strikes. Poolside service brings refreshments right to your sun lounger. To accompany cool drinks and light bites, “Azure Pool Lounge” offers superb views of Dubai’s skyline and the Deira district.


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The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal |W| www.ritzcarlton.com/abudhabi |E| reservations.abudhabi@ritzcarlton.com The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal features 447 luxurious guestrooms and suites, as well as 85 private residential-style villas. Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with its own private beach overlooking the creek and the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the hotel consists of ten stately buildings arranged in a crescent formation, complemented by artfully designed water features throughout the 230,670 square meter (57 acre) property. A key highlight of the resort is the one and two-bedroom private villas, complete with spacious outdoor terraces. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi provides 2,182 square meters (23,484 square foot) of flexible meeting space, including the magnificent 1,550-square meter (16,685 square foot) Roma Ballroom that is divisible by three, with an additional 14 individual meeting rooms. The culinary journey at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi is about more than just food. It begins in the intricate detail of the unique design from award-winning Super Potato and carries through to each ingredient selected for the menus developed to suit even the most discerning palate. Boasting 16 Bedouin-inspired treatment rooms and a Moroccan hammam, the all-encompassing ESPA offers relaxation and rejuvenation in a luxurious setting.


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|W| www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/abu-dhabi |E| abudhabi.reservations@rosewoodhotels.com Located on Al Maryah Island at the core of Abu Dhabi’s new International Financial Center and directly connected to The Galleria and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a five-star hotel that brings sophistication to new heights. Inspired by the glistening Arabian Gulf, this ultra-luxury hotel features spacious guestrooms along with round-the-clock personalized butler service. Guests will discover stunning views of the turquoise waterfront, a full spectrum of dining destinations and world-class amenities at this new landmark in Abu Dhabi. Rosewood Abu Dhabi first opened its doors in May 2013, marking the first presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand in the United Arab Emirates. Defining new standards, this five-star hotel offers locals and tourists a distinct and personalized luxury lifestyle experience in the heart of city. Featuring 154 spacious guestrooms and 35 suites, the iconic tower also includes 131 serviced residences, all with access to world-class service. The inspiration for the Handel Architects-designed tower is derived from the glistening Arabian Gulf and the vast desert that surrounds Abu Dhabi city. The 34-story hotel is a dramatic modern structure covered with reflective glass, which was chosen for its daytime shimmer and its nighttime luminescence. The curvilinear architecture of the 470-foot-tall building is designed to suggest the movement in this vibrant city and the inspiration for the interiors of the hotel comes from the meeting of land and sea, desert and sky. Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s interior, designed by the award-winning firm HOK former BBG-BBGM, warmly welcomes guests. The lobby is bordered on one side with a flowing water feature and on the other with a dramatic wall of art to draw guests into the space with warm tones, clean lines and sleek materials. The sophisticated design is juxtaposed with comfortable furnishings and flowing fabrics in warm colors reminiscent of a local souk, an open-air marketplace. Throughout the hotel, traditional Middle Eastern textiles and details are complemented with modern lines and sleek architectural elements. The hotel design is a study in contrasts and sets the standard for luxury design in Abu Dhabi. Offering 9 restaurants, superb shopping and stunning views of the water, the hotel complex provides a sophisticated environment for both business and leisure. As with every hotel in the collection, Rosewood Abu Dhabi encompasses Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy by reflecting the culture, history and geography of its location.


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Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Resort & Spa |W| www.shangri-la.com/muscat |E| reservations.slmu@shangri-la.com The deep turquoise blue water of the Sea of Oman is hypnotic, contrasting vividly with the majestic mountains that rise behind the resort. This is the fascination of Oman. The experience is elevated at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman. Three hotels await your arrival. And each gets better as you explore. Approaching Al Waha, your excitement heightens as a man-made tunnel through the mountain leads you to a sanctuary facing the Sea of Oman. Al Waha lives up to its name with several swimming pools merging to form a serene oasis. Date palms and traditional Dhofari architecture remind you that you are in Arabia. Lunchtime closes in as you head for the resort’s focal point, Al Bandar Hotel. Like its name suggests, this hotel is akin to a town with a mélange of fine restaurants. After you savour the exquisite Arabian flavours of tender roasted meats at Al Tanoor restaurant, you decide to take home a piece of Oman with the intricatelydesigned crafts, jewellery and artwork from the gift shop and art gallery. You saved the best hotel for last. The palatial Al Husn is indeed as its name implies: a suitably exclusive castle. Rooms and suites are amongst the largest in all of Oman, and it’s almost as if you have walked into a real Arabian palace.


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Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Dubai |W| www.sheratondubaimalloftheemirates.com |E| reservations.03889@sheraton.com Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Sheraton Dubai Mall Of The Emirates Hotel. One of our top picks in Dubai. Directly connected to Mall of the Emirates, the Sheraton Dubai Hotel is within 10 minutes’ drive from The Beach Mall and Dubai Marina. Guests can enjoy free WiFi in all areas of the hotel including the rooms. All suites and rooms at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates offer views of the city skyline. Each features free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, minibar and an en-suite bathroom. Some suites include a living room and a kitchenette complete with dining area. Guests can enjoy a wealth of leisure options at Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates such as an indulgent massage at Shine Spa and use of the relaxing spa facilities. After an energizing workout at Sheraton Fitness, guests can take a dip in the rooftop, outdoor pools to refresh. Guests can also unwind on the Vantage terrace, offering a variety of snacks and beverages accompanied by views over the city. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, with its romantic water canals, is 4 km away from Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates. ELS Golf Club is 7 km drive away. An airport shuttle is available upon request.Dubai International Airport is 26 km away from the property. Free valet and car parking is available onsite. Al Barsha is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, shopping for clothes and luxury brand shopping. This property is also rated for the best value in Dubai! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.


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Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai |W| www.steigenberger.com/en/hotels/all-hotels/dubai/dubai/steigenberger-hotel-business-bay |E| reservations.business-bay.dubai@steigenburger.com In the heart of Dubai’s Business Bay district, close to the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai meets the demands of both leisure and business travellers. Mirroring the dynamism of the United Arab Emirates hub, the Hotel deftly weaves state-of-the-art facilities – making it ideal for meeting with your international clients and colleagues – with a level of comfort and style that will please the discerning leisure traveller. But no matter your reason for staying, every guest will appreciate its location on the scenic waterfront of one of Dubai’s newest neighbourhoods, Business Bay, and nearby to Downtown Dubai where some of the city’s most incredible attractions and sights – such as Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and the dancing Dubai Fountain – can be seen and enjoyed with ease. And thanks to Steigenberger’s authentic hospitality, even business focused stays are a pleasure, with high-quality service marking meetings, banquets and conferences. So, business or pleasure – but does it matter when every stay is a joy? This cosmopolitan hotel with a German touch is the first property from the brand in the GCC region, featuring elegant and stylish designs combined with German precision and efficiency. The thoughtful interior design inspired by the story of a delicate cherry tree blossomed in the Himalayas, creates a subtle, uncomplicated hotel by making very clever use of on-trend colours that offer a neutral, calm, serene and light environment. Guests can choose from unique rooms and suites, spread across 19 floors and offering stunning views of the Dubai Canal, the Dubai skyline and the iconic Burj Khalifa. Elegant and modern designs, spacious working desks with Wi-Fi connectivity and marble-fitted bathrooms make this hotel ideal for both business and leisure stays. Three meeting rooms, a beautiful ballroom with natural daylight and a spacious pre-function area offer business guests the perfect amenities for their conferences and events.


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Camembert and the not-to-be-missed Steigen-Burger are all

Bayside Restaurant & Terrace, serving freshly prepared

highlights on the menu – ensuring there is truly something for

international dishes. Featuring a stunning terrace, overlooking

everyone.

the beautiful creek, Bayside is the perfect place to unwind with family and friends. Das Café for stylish afternoon tea; Swim &

The hotel will also soon welcome another unique dining

Tonic pool bar and lounge with breathtaking views of the Burj

concept: Paulaner Biergarten - a lively outdoor venue serving

Khalifa; Neunzehn, an eclectic executive lounge serving all

top German hops.

executive room and suite guests; And Brothaus, a dine-in and takeaway bakery serving freshly baked German bread, pastries

The Spa at the Steigenberger is a special place conducive to

and healthy specials. The restaurant, open daily from early

enhancing fitness and wellbeing where you come in, shake

morning until 11pm, provides the Business Bay area a fresh,

off, unwind, and be at one with yourself, through specialist

neighbourhood eatery for brilliant breakfasts, nutritious salads,

treatments, therapies, massage, exercise, Jacuzzi, swim, squash,

sizzling hot dishes and of course, the freshest crusty bread.

steam and sauna. The Spa offers in fact a fully equipped gym

Available for dine-in and take-away, the cool and contemporary

and one of the few squash courts available in the Business Bay

new restaurant offers an extensive menu with options for

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the health-conscious alongside a variety of tempting dishes for those wishing to indulge. For breakfast, diners can enjoy

The cosmopolitan German hotel offers a comfortable,

dishes including Brothaus’ signature Eggs Benedict “Our Style”.

contemporary stay and high-standard facilities in the heart of

Hot dishes including Tenderloin Steak Sandwich, creamy Baked

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The H Dubai |W| www.h-hotel.com/dubai |E| welcome@h-hotel.com The H Dubai is delighted to announce that the hotel has been shortlisted to win the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2016 in the categories Best Suite Hotel and the Most Luxurious Hotel Lobby. This hotel lobby is definitely a treat to the eye with touches of glamour throughout, introduced through a variety of finishes; mother of pearl, high-gloss timbers and metal detailing contributing to the lobby’s timeless sophistication. Boasting the largest suite in Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road with 1,130 sq m, striding atop the entire 32nd and 33rd floors of the hotel, The H Dubai is a gateway to pure luxury and bespoke experiences. The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards is a respected, recognized and globally-trusted awards initiative that celebrates the very best in hotel and spa experiences across 7 continents, 172 countries and 90 categories. Recognized hotels and resorts determine the world’s finest for their world class facilities and outstanding services and winning this award for the hotel industry is a celebration of ultimate achievement in global hotel excellence. “We are very honoured to be a member of Haute Grandeur Global Awards. Our mission to create the ultimate guest experience and our dedication to providing gracious hospitality really set us apart in a highly competitive marketplace. We are proud to be part of an award that recognizes hotels that consistently provide an exemplary product as measured through guest feedback, the quality assurance process along with level of engagement in brand-wide initiatives. This is an indicative of the hard work, dedication and leadership displayed by our entire hotel team” remarked by Mr. Gonzalo Rodriguez, Hotel Manager of The H Dubai. The Haute Grandeur Hotel Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for Luxury Hotels, Resorts worldwide and recipients are identified for going above and beyond set standards in daily operations and customer service requirements.


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Park Inn by Radisson Muscat |W| www.parkinn.com/hotel-muscat |E| reservations.muscat@rezidorparkinn.com Park Inn by Radisson Muscat hotel is centrally located in the business

Room service: LCD cable TV, individual climate control, minibar, safe

district, shopping areas, historical buildings and convenient to Muscat

box, telephone, free wifi, coffee & tea making facilities, 24 hrs room

International Airport. It displays a modern, sophisticated dècor with

service & 24 hrs front desk.

state-of-the-art facilities. The 175 tastefully furnished guest rooms including seven suites and handicapped in the colourful and vibrant

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Park Inn by Radisson style have been done keeping the business and

Shopping malls

1 km

leisure traveller in mind.

Al Ghubra beach

2km

Grand Mosque

4.5km

Enjoy hotel facilities and amenities like Sama Terrazza rooftop lounge/

Royal Opera House Muscat

6 km

bar, RBG Grill Restaurant, Palm Restaurant, rooftop swimming pool,

National Museum

13 km

fully equipped gym, sauna & steam rooms, salon, gift shop, free wireless internet access, 5 flexible modern meeting rooms, business center and free parking.


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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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Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai |W| www.fourseasons.com/thailand |E| reservations.thailand@fourseasons.com Nestling the majestic Mae Rim Valley, Four Seasons Resort Chiang

those created by world-renown mixologist Javier de la Muelas. Add

Mai features refined local Lanna Kingdom culture and contemporary

another talent to your repertoire at the resort’s acclaimed Thai cooking

designer-enriched Pavilions with stunning views of terraced rice

school and feel the world from different perspectives at The Spa.

fields and misty mountains beyond. Minutes from the historic city of Chiang Mai, the resort is a perfect springboard for discovering the Northern region’s most glittering heritage sites and colourful contemporary life. Explore the resort’s lush tropical grounds to discover intriguing insights into the exotic local flora and fauna. Tick off atmospheric ancestral shrines, rice fields and beloved water buffaloes. Discover local flavours and original cocktails, especially


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Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel Cotai Central

|W| www.sheratongrandmacao.com |E| reservation.macao@sheraton.com Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is the world’s largest

Designed for both business and leisure travelers, Sheraton Grand

Sheraton and Macao’s biggest hotel with more than 4,000 rooms

Macao Hotel has more than 14,000 square meters of meeting space

and suites. Located within the Sands Cotai Central at the heart of the

for large events and has much to offer family travelers with a colorful

Cotai Strip, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel enjoys an enviable position,

cast of DreamWorks characters to entertain the whole family.

with instant access to all of the strip’s exciting attractions. This summer, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel introduced an all-new Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel recently unveiled 80 new luxuriously

version of the hugely popular Kung Fu Panda Academy, an interactive

oversized suites on the uppermost levels of the hotel, adding to its

obstacle course that immerses children and their families in the world

already vast selection of guest suite categories. There are now more

of blockbuster animated film – Kung Fu Panda 3. Just one of the

than 350 suites at Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, creating a “hotel

many offerings available at Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel this summer,

within a hotel” in the now 4,001-room property.

families can also book the Kung Fu Panda Summer Package from just MOP/HKD$1,398++ that lets kids ‘Stay, Play and Eat for Free’.


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Macao Hotel has more than 14,000 square meters of meeting space for large events

Parents can team up with their children to experience the Kung Fu

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel also features DreamWorks-themed

Panda Academy together, for the first-time ever. With five all-new

Family Suites. Kids will love the specially designed Shrek, Madagascar

zones, little Kung Fu Masters and their parents will face daunting

and Kung Fu Panda suites which offer a large living area for playtime.

challenges that will test their wits, physical abilities and inner strength.

Child-oriented features include a 42-inch flat screen TV with XBOX

Plus they will face a powerful foe as their final test!

game console, board games, bunk beds and child-size furniture.

And for even more summer vacation awesomeness, families can book the Kung Fu Panda Summer Package from just MOP/HKD$1,398++ – which will include* accommodation, ferry tickets, dining offers, entry to Kung Fu Panda Academy, and. And on special occasions, families can throw a Kung Fu Panda Kid’s Birthday Party. Located in a private area at the Kung Fu Panda Academy, families can celebrate a birthday or simply get together with friends to enjoy time with Po! Larger groups can have the entire Academy all to themselves.

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JW Marriott Hotel Macau |W| www.marriott.com/hotel/travel/mfmjw-jw-marriott-hotel |E| mhrs.mfmjw.reservation.office@marroitt.com Situated within one of the world’s most spectacular entertainment

About Marriott International

and leisure destinations – Galaxy Macau™, the JW Marriott Hotel Macau is located in the heart of Cotai Macau, offering 1,015 rooms

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging

and suites styled with elegant and sophisticated decor.

company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 4,500 properties in 87 countries and territories.

Marriott International

The hotel offers innovative culinary experiences including classic

reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015.

Cantonese cuisine in a contemporary Chinese setting at Man Ho; an

The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation

all-day dining outlet with international and regional cuisine, Urban

ownership resorts under 19 brands. The company also manages the

Kitchen; the relaxing JW Pool Bar; and the sophisticated lobby lounge

award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The

– The Lounge. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool and

Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together comprise more than

state-of-the-art fitness centre. JW Marriott Hotel Macau is taking the

56 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit

concept of “Edutainment” to Macau via the world’s largest JW Kids’

our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news,

Club, which features an abundance of interactive activities for children

visit www.marriottnewscenter.com

that are designed to educate as well as to entertain. In addition, guests can take advantage of Galaxy Macau’s Grand Resort Deck with tropical gardens and Adventure River. The hotel’s pillar-less Grand Ballroom and venue spaces are ideal settings for weddings and social events.


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AMERICAS South America is renowned for its natural beauty and attract thousands of guests to their stunning beach resorts every year. For the returning guests it is all about the overall experience that should be memorable. Visit our Award Winning hotels in this region to found out why they have been nominated for the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards.


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Hermitage Bay |W| www.hermitagebay.com |E| info@hermitagebay.com St. Johns, Antigua - Few resorts are born. Most are planned, plotted

There is a true sense of arrival at Hermitage Bay from the moment

and orchestrated, mostly with profits in mind. Hermitage Bay however

guests enter the resort gate. Immediately the lush, local flora and

was born out of a seed of an idea and evolved into a hideaway that

fauna of the naturally landscaped grounds becomes center stage,

although it has only existed for less than ten years, seems like it has

bookended by a soaring hillside and white sandy beach. The owner and

been forever nestled among the lush land overlooking the Caribbean

developer’s true love for the raw space and appreciation for the natural

Sea. Situated on the west coast of Antigua, this stunning, privately

island beauty can be found in all of the property details. The resort

owned property came to be a true labor of love to those who conceived

buildings were quite literally carved into the hillside and beachfront

the idea of such a place a decade ago. Now the resort, with its many

where the “land dictated placement.” Rather than a blueprint, each

accolades and awards, has become a beloved Caribbean destination

lodging and public space was carefully created by a hand machete,

that offers peace, serenity and romance in the truest spirit of cultural

creating natural edifices rather than a resort full of foreign objects and

authenticity and sense of place.

unnatural spaces. All materials used have an eye towards preservation and environmental awareness, utilizing indigenous materials (such as

This private oasis, nestled in the lush foliage of the hillside, overlooking

dark wood), and installing energy conserving utilities and systems

one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Antigua, offers guests

throughout the property.

a romantic, tropical hideaway. Made-up of 27 spacious, freestanding suites and flanked by over 140 acres of lush undeveloped land, guests of Hermitage Bay truly feel as if they have been transported to their own private paradise.


Every guest accommodation at Hermitage Bay promises spectacular

Hermitage Bay also offers guests an indulgent spa experience for the

island views and offers true privacy. Guest lodging is comprised of

perfect addition to the already luxurious stay at the resort. Located

luxurious, free-standing suites, with each suite providing the space and

in a secluded section on the hillside, the freestanding spa is a tranquil

comforts one may desire for an extended stay. Suite offerings include:

oasis, yet brims with Caribbean vitality and energy.

17 Hillside Pool Suites, 7 Beachfront Suites and 3 Garden Suites.

rest of the property, the spa utilizes the finest quality products, and

Similarly to the

incorporates local aromatherapy and ingredients into the services. The The resort is purposefully all-inclusive, to add yet another element

skilled therapists offer a wide range of body massages, holistic therapies

of ease and relaxation to the stay. Both the cuisine and service are

and facial and body treatments.

a crucial part of the experience at Hermitage Bay. All-inclusive rates include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres at cocktail time

Hermitage Bay offers guests a true one-of-a-kind experience which

and dinner, together with a choice of several excellent house wines and

infuses local culture and flare to each stay. Guests are invited to go

all beverages, including premium branded drinks. A full wine list and

cockle fishing with their toes in a nearby mangrove, tour the organic

deluxe brands are available at an additional charge.

garden with the chef and try a different locally grown fruit juice each morning of their stay. One thing however is certain: guests will leave

The menus are a combination of Caribbean and European cooking,

with a sense of place after staying at Hermitage Bay, even if they never

and change daily. The resort places an emphasis on local, organic

leave their lounge chair.

ingredients updating popular items and creating new favorites, all with a distinctive island essence. Guests are introduced to indigenous fruits, innovative cooking techniques for local seafood, delicious vegetarian options and premium cuts of meat. Great care is taken by Chef Desroy Spence to provide discerning guests with a quality and memorable

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Dream Downtown |W| www.dreamhotels.com/downtown |E| res@dreamdt.com Fronted by an ocean liner-inspired stainless steel façade and riddled

please) staff that knows the ins and outs of everything NYC. Plus, all

with porthole windows, the grand exterior of Dream Downtown hails

the dining and nightlife you could ask for, built right in.

its 1960s role as the National Maritime Union headquarters. Inside, it’s the stuff of reveries – a lobby that seems to buzz with energy as

Like New York City itself, Dream is a destination where you can get

if alive on its own; a glass-bottomed swimming pool floating in the

into a little mischief – but only if you want to. And don’t worry, we’ll

ceiling high above; pockets of guests and locals alike catching up over

never tell. (We might even join you).

cocktails or being mesmerized by their gadgets. This is your dream. As much a place to play as it is to stay, our downtown hotel offers everything today’s urban traveler seeks for buttoning down, loosening up, or a little of both: 314 loft-style guest rooms and suites, luxurious amenities, unique event spaces and a friendly (if slightly overeager-to-


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A boutique new york city hotel with an emphasis on service and after-dark possibilities

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Set amid the spectacular New York Adirondacks, Lake Kora is a

These camps were no mere tents in the woods. They were, it’s been

historic Great Camp that features charming luxury lodges set on a

noted, “camps” in the same sense that the families’ marble palaces

thousand-acre private wilderness escape. It is the pure distillation of

in Newport were “cottages.” The most stately were compounds of

summertime, of leaping off docks, of gleaming wooden boats plying

resplendent mansions made of timber and stone, able to house

the private lake and dinners by the grand fireplace.

several dozen visitors at once, with guests sometimes outnumbered by staff. Set in the remote, lake-studded woodlands of the Adirondack

It is a magnificent playground for adults and children alike. The camp’s

Mountains, it was here that these families could enjoy nature in its

heritage bowling alley, tennis and squash courts, vintage board games,

purest form and play at “roughing it” in the epitome of rustic comfort

billiards, outdoor roller rink, lake activities, boats and balsam trails are

– a dream no less desired in the modern age.

only the beginning. Facts Until recently enjoyed only by its owners, Lake Kora invites guests to

• Location: Lake Kora is located in the heart of the Adirondack

experience it as a Great camp of their own for a rejuvenating few days,

mountains in Upstate New York and is a thousand-acre escape with

a week, or a month at a time: a fully staffed and all-inclusive rustic

charming luxury lodges set on a completely secluded and private

paradise.

lake. • Season: July through October.

History – the Adirondack Great Camps

• Accommodations: Nineteen exquisite guest rooms are spread

Around the turn of the last century, those families whose last names

among eight log cottages near the lake’s edge. We do exclusive

are at the forefront of our collective consciousness, signifying power,

buy-outs only with group sizes ranging from 6 up to 25 individuals

good taste, and vast wealth – Rockefellers, Astors, and Vanderbilts

and with an average group size of 12 people.

among them — built “camps” high in the mountains of Upstate New

• Adirondack Fare: Meals are joyous events at Lake Kora. Our chef

York to which to escape the summertime heat and congestion of their

provides fresh, delicious local cuisine and will customize the meals

city homes. These Gilded Age magnates would venture northward in

to your desires from lakeside barbecues to multi-course dinners.

private railway cars, bringing family, friends, and carefully selected business associates up to enjoy their estates with them.


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OCEANIA The region offer a service orientated culture that is evident from the outstanding hospitality experiences we present to you here.


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Emaho Sekawa Resort

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Located on Fiji’s second largest island,Vanua Levu


OCEANIA When you simply do not wish to be found, when you need to escape and unwind, there is no better place to disappear than Emaho Sekawa. Wake up in the morning to the sound of waves, whistling birds and magical rain forest. Exclusive, luxurious and completely private, Emaho Sekawa is an award winning, all-inclusive five star resort. Located on Fiji’s second largest island,Vanua Levu, the resort is surrounded by tropical rain-forest with breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and nearby mountains. This unique location makes Emaho Sekawa the perfect place from which to explore both ocean and rain-forest, while getting to know the authentic, traditional and unspoiled Fiji. From superb world-class scuba diving and snorkeling to year-round sports fishing to lush rainforest and waterfall hikes, here you can try it all, or do as little as you want. Experience the world’s hidden paradise while being wrapped in luxury and romance. Emaho Sekawa is the perfect place for luxury honeymoon, an intimate wedding or a dream vacation.

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Qamea Resort & Spa |W| www.qamea.com |E| sales@qamea.com

“I’ve just spent an amazing week at this luxurious and stunning resort. Every fine detail was catered for and the staff were beyond beautiful, kind and caring. They make you feel like family.” – Sonia Carroll, Australia


OCEANIA Qamea Resort and Spa is perfectly located amongst the champagne sands of remote northern Fiji. Hidden away is our intimate boutique resort nestled amongst tropical lush gardens, overlooking the blue horizon. Those seeking an intimate style of beachfront romance can choose from 17 air conditioned, traditionally thatched, luxuriously appointed bures, with uninterrupted stunning ocean views. Relax on your private hammock at sunset and fall asleep draped in pure white linen in your four poster bed. Spend your days doing as much or as little as you desire, from relaxing in the warmth of the sunshine, hiking to untouched waterfalls, immersing in local culture or unwinding in our award winning intimate Jungle spa, the only Guinot Institute Spa in the South Pacific. And for those looking for adventure, we offer world scuba diving from our PADI accredited 5 Star dive facility. Qamea Resort is undeniably a life changing experience.

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The 125 villas spread across the island will delight even the most pampered holidaymaker.


at night, or simply take both and see how the reef changes

reputation for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and

depending on the time of day. Definitely a unique experience

the exotic house reef just few meters away from the shore.

in Ari Atoll!

The favorable location in the spectacular Ari Atoll places Lily

The website has also been upgraded and features now an

Beach in close proximity to some of the most amazing snorkel

online gift page. Lily Gifts has been rolled out after many future

and dive sites in the world. Enjoy carefree dining, use of the wide

guests as well as repeat guests have been requesting to book

range of activities at the resort and the freedom to discover

activities, such as diving, excursions or special dinners before

the beauty of the Maldivian Island world on excursions. The

arriving to Lily Beach. Therefore it is our pleasure to introduce

luxury all-inclusive concept guarantees a calculable all-round

you to the new one-stop shopping experience, where you can

package that leaves no wish unfulfilled. Every stay at the

conveniently and securely pre-book and pre-pay a wide range

exclusive Platinum Plan resort is an incomparable experience

of gifts. Whether you are the one spending a holiday at Lily

that is remembered afterwards with a fond smile. The 125 villas

Beach or you are giving a wonderful gift to someone you care

spread across the island will delight even the most pampered

about, we hope the new service will be of great use to you and

holidaymaker. Explore the luxurious comfort and seize every

enhance the Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, experience

moment of being treated like royalty at Lily Beach Resort & Spa.

even further.

Lately, the resort has had the pleasure to introduce a semi-

As a result, those in search of perfect recuperation will find

submarine as part of the options available. Coral reefs teeming

their own personal paradise at the Lily Beach Resort & Spa.

with life, colourful reef fish, cheeky moray eels, graceful rays or

There are no surprises to cloud any relaxation!

hunting jackfish – which characters will be in your underwater tale? Every dive is different but each will be an experience to remember. Choose between a dive during daylight hours or

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Savoy Resort & Spa has set a new benchmark for this much-loved corner of the Indian Ocean. Think serene spaces and eye-catching designs. Eclectic cuisine and intuitive service. A world-class spa and the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles. And of course the kids are invited to come along too ...

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Talcum-powder sands, rose-tinted sunsets and carefree, coastal living distinguishes Beau Vallon on the northwest coast of MahĂŠ. And now the most popular bay in the Seychelles is blessed with the five-star standards of a luxury resort.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives is located on the exotic Emboodhu

designed villas are perched over the lagoon with nothing but blue

Finolhu Island, in the middle of one of the largest natural lagoons in

ocean waters and glorious sunsets to block the view. All the villas are

the world. This tropical isle, once known as the ‘Three Coconut Island’,

palm-thatched, built of finest natural wood finishes on the exteriors

ornamented with pale white sand and crystal blue waters is lush with

and the interiors are delightfully appointed in classic Maldivian style.

tropical flora. The resort is only 15 minutes by luxury speedboat, available 24 hours, from Malé International Airport.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is also renowned for its remarkable culinary experience, with a vast array of hand-picked Progressive menu items

The multi award-winning resort seamlessly extends the magic of

from all over the world. The resort proudly caters over five hundred

the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the

different exclusive menu choices to soothe the guests’ palettes

finest in contemporary amenities and services. Luxuriously appointed

presented in a creative, innovative style from “Farm to Plate.”

villas and suites, private plunge pools and personal sundecks with endless views of the Indian Ocean, make this the perfect setting for

No trip to the Maldives is complete without pampering yourself in

a private retreat. Our Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers

a haven of sheer indulgence with Jiva Grande Spa’s Indian inspired

a range of signature wellness experiences. A choice of bespoke dining

treatments. The spa includes a unique Ayurvedaa Pavilion where

experiences, water sports, and recreation options make for a complete

ancient art is administered following an individual consultation with

and exclusive destination holiday.

resident Ayurvedaa physician. It also offers Alepa, a sensual and engaging signature treatment that evokes an aura of the royalty where

Each of the resort’s luxuriously designed 64 villas and suites come with

the couple themselves can apply the therapeutic mud on each other

private Butler Service and are furnished in natural tones and textures

then rinsing off in 4 different shower experiences, surely a total bliss!

and offer spectacular ocean views. Most of the resort’s luxuriously


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Welcome to an island sanctuary where luxury and landscape merge to create a living experience that is one with nature.

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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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Haute Grandeur, The Best in Hotels™ Oct 2016  

These pages capture the essence of what every discerning traveller seeks – remarkable hospitality experiences.

Haute Grandeur, The Best in Hotels™ Oct 2016  

These pages capture the essence of what every discerning traveller seeks – remarkable hospitality experiences.

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