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2021 Autumn 2022 SPRING

Vol. 3

Heavens Voyage By Heavens Portfolio

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Pimalai Resort & Spa

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Love is in the Air

A Year Inspired by Wellness


Welcome Letter

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rom tracking polar bears in the frozen Arctic; witnessing grizzlies hunt during the salmon run; and travelling on one of Japan’s new luxury trains; to enjoying breathtaking scenery with charming accommodation and gourmet indulgences

in the likes of Provence, the Italian Dolomites, or on Japan’s Kumano Kodo Trail, there are so many new travel frontiers for us to explore and to share. With Country Holidays guests travelling to the four corners of the globe - from the Arctic to Madagascar and everywhere in between - there are also many tales to tell. We have a love affair with travel, and have always strived to share the latest and greatest destinations, travel products and experiences through our Facebook pages, Instagram account, e-newsletter, and website. While these methods are instant, many details of the remarkable travel experiences we offer are lacking, so I’d like to welcome

Travelling again after Covid 19 is almost you liketo learning howof to walk Weaver again. , From the first issue Journey the newthe travel destination selection to the preparation of magazine the journey, its purpose, and actual travel of Country Holidays andthe a consummate guide itself, a lot of baby steps will need to be made we venture intolooking the post-pandemic world. foras affl uent travellers to explore the world in style. Packed with fascinating places, both established

As the world reopens, we hope that this new issue of Heavens Voyage will be able to help and intrepid; profiles and interviews; and adventures in those first steps - to inspire, to invigorate, and to ignite sparks of anticipation for those and insights, our first issue takes an in-depth look at the destinations you’ ve been longing to visit.

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From the citrus-scented hills of Italy and the lavender fields of southern France to the world’s greatest trains journeys; traces the food trails of exotic floral fragrances of Thailand’ s Koh Lanta and captivating spices of Morocco, it is Iceland; and takes to the mountains of Central Japan on now time to design your perfect journey of the senses and to make up for the time we have new thatmeans allow travellers sacrificed, during which many of us reflected onhiking whatitineraries travel really for us. the chance to the rails on both the newest and most endearing of the

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As the world emerges from the shadows, it’ s wise to remember that everyone has crafted to sharing more adventures you, and a destination list made up of travel dreams We andlook areforward now turning those visions into with reality yourare ownconfirmed adventuresfor in the months come. so it’ s time for you to ensure your flights inspiring and hotels your first to travel journeys of the new era. Wishing you great travels to come!

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Love is in the Air

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Peru to Perfection

Belmond captures the colour, heritage and culture of Peru with luxurious hotels and the return of iconic rail adventures.

Few destinations boast the stunning diversity of landscapes and culture of Peru, a country where you can journey from Alpine

plateaus and vast deserts to verdant, ancient rainforests in hours.

Capturing that sensational beauty, its fascinating traditions and timeless hospitality, Belmond’ s collection of luxury hotels and refined trains prepare to welcome back travellers looking for adventure and creature comforts in equal measure.

Uniquely positioned adjacent to Machu Picchu, Sanctuary Lodge, A

Belmond Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this worldfamous 15th-century Inca citadel. Sitting in the shadows of the Lost City, the lodge boasts a collection of spacious, elegant guest rooms,

all with private terraces and patios from which to breathe in the crisp mountain air.

Even better, guests can combine their stay at the lodge with a journey on the Hiram Bingham, A Belmond Train, which whisks guests on an

exquisite day trip from Cusco to the ruins in sublime 1920s - style

carriages, complete with gourmet dining that showcases the finest Peruvian ingredients.

Guests can explore vibrant Cusco, gateway to Machu Picchu, from the beautifully preserved Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, a former

monastery dating from 1592 that not only boasts some of the city’s best dining but also a picture-perfect courtyard garden that’s the

hive of sociality in the city; as well as the contemporarily styled 55 - room Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel, which is housed in a heritage-listed former convent that was once the home to famed warrior Mancio Serra de Leguizamón.

Located in another of Peru’ s spectacular Incan sites, Rio Sagrado,

A Belmond Hotel, is a serene hideaway perched beside the rushing Urubamba River in the spectacular Sacred Valley. After a day exploring the valley by horseback, guests can return to a soak in the

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heated pool, or a treatment in the Andean-styled Mayu Willka Spa.

Travellers looking to delve into Lima’s acclaimed avant-garde dining scene can do so from the Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel, an intimate urban retreat set beside the Pacific Ocean in one of the city’ s most upscale neighbourhoods.

Next month also sees the triumphant return of The Andean Explorer, A Belmond train, South America’ s first sleeper train and one that explores the towering Andes and tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca on one- and two-night journeys between Cusco and Arequipa. Guests

will have regular opportunities to leave the train and explore, with boat trips to the floating villages of Titicaca, as well as the ancient Sumbay Caves.

And for travelers looking to experience all the region has to offer,

a seven-night Grand Tour of Peru can be customised, with options

to continue to Brazil with stays at Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond

Hotel at Iguassu Falls and the iconic Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, where guests can relax and rejoice by the beach in vibrant Rio de Janeiro.



ROMANCE

Love is in the Air

If you’ re looking for a destination that’ s as romantic as it is beautiful, Koh Lanta’s stunning Pimalai Resort & Spa makes an amorous escape to Thailand as easy as falling in love.

One of Thailand’ s most breathtaking destinations, the island

of Koh Lanta is home to Pimalai Resort & Spa, an idyllic hideaway that’ s set against 100-acres of lush jungle and which is coveted by travellers for its pristine beaches and lingering

serenity. Now, couples can make a beeline for the five-star

island retreat this February for the new Love Comes Naturally package.

Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, the new package combines all the essential ingredients of a very romantic escape, including

luxurious accommodation, private island excursions, couple’ s spa treatments, and daily breakfast on the resort’s 900-metre

white sand beach. Guests can choose from sublime guest rooms, suites, or pool villas, all of which boast balconies or terraces overlooking the verdant forest or the azure Andaman Sea.

Making escapes even easier, international guests can now

book a minimum of seven nights at Pimalai this February to take advantage of Thailand’ s no-quarantine Sandbox

programme and will be rewarded with a one-hour couple’ s aromatic massage at the acclaimed Pimalai Spa, and a dreamy day trip to the idyllic Mu Ko Lanta National Park, a spectacular

landscape of ancient limestone karsts wreathed by turquoise lagoons.

In addition, back at the resort, guests will have access to complimentary water sports, including kayaking, windsurfing,

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and paddle-boarding, and bicycle hire for visits to local villages.

The climax of this romantic interlude is an indulgent private Oysters & Bubbles beach dining experience that will fan the flames of love like nothing else.

Pimalai Resort & Spa is one of only 26 members of Small

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INSPIRE Wellness School is Open

New Libations at Armani Hotel Milano

collaborated with Chiva-Som International Academy, one of

Milano continues its Milano Skyline Collection with seven unique

The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has Asia’ s leading spa schools, to launch the Bachelor of Science

of Integrated Wellness and Beauty course. Designed to develop

the next generation of beauty and wellness professionals, the course will offer practical sections conducted at Chiva-Som

International Academy, with graduates of the four- year course

awarded a Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) recognised qualification. The course starts in the semester of August 2022.

The Armani/Bamboo bar at the seventh floor of the Armani Hotel concoctions that pay homage to the city’ s leading landmarks.

Highlights include CityLife, a combination of Tanqueray gin, sake,

salty peanuts, and pineapple juice that’ s dedicated to the creators of three iconic towers, Arata Isozaki, Daniel Libeskind and Zaha

Hadid. A take on a classic martini, 1386, with Tanqueray Ten gin, Cocchi Americano vermouth and aromatic drops, is a tribute to the Duomo of Milan, one of the world’ s most visited cathedrals; while Il

Governatore, a complex blend of Zacapa 23YO rum, brandy Cardenal Mendoza, Rabarbaro Zucca, cinnamon decoction and chestnut, is named for Spanish political figure Juan Fernández de Velasco.

Lakefront Luxury

Family Time in the Big Apple

shores of Lake Geneva, has created a new Active Wellbeing

for visitors to the city. The Family Getaway package has been

Switzerland’ s Beau-Rivage Palace, a haven of peace on the package, led by the in-house sports coaches of the Jérémy

Peltier Team. Designed to help guests (re)-conquer their wellbeing, the package includes one night’ s accommodation,

twin share, in a single or double room with multi-vitamin breakfast; and a tailor-made accompaniment led by a Jérémy

Peltier team sports coach that includes a 90-minute sports and nutritional assessment followed by an adapted session

of assisted relaxation stretching or sports coaching. The offer

also includes a muscle awakening session in the gardens; a hammam and sauna session; as well as free access to the Cinq Mondes Spa and its fitness centre.

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Baccarat Hotel New York has created a fun-filled experience exclusively designed with families in mind and combines luxurious

accommodation with early check-in and late check-out to make the most of traveller’ s time in the Big Apple. Young guests will enjoy

a specialty welcome amenity and in-room movie, while parents

will appreciate a complimentary roll away bed for little ones and a bottle of champagne upon arrival. The offer is based on availability

and blackout dates may apply. The offer is not valid in conjunction

with any other offer and does not apply to group bookings.

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A Temple for the Palate

Part of Swire Hotel’ s The House Collective, The Temple House is an elegant urban oasis in Chengdu, which bolsters its reputation as a culinary destination with Michelin recognition of its restaurants Mi Xun Teahouse and Tivano.

Mi Xun Teahouse

Situated in Chengdu’ s trendy retail hub, and set within the

hotel’ s historic Zhanghuali building, Mi Xun Teahouse immerses guests with an ambience of elegance, tranquility and modern

sophistication that whisks diners’worlds away from the bustling city beyond.

A recent recipient of one star in the MICHELIN Guide Chengdu

2022 (making The Temple House the only hotel in the city to earn

this accolade), Mi Xun Teahouse has been a firm favourite among the metropolis’foodies since its opening in 2015.

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RECOGNISE old Daci Monastery nearby. Chef Tony Xu’ s menu of plant-based Sichuan cuisine is laced with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, with signatures like marinated tofu cubes with mushrooms, nuts and iced cherry tomatoes; and handmade spinach noodles with

Dandan sauce, presented on handcrafted ceramic chinaware made by artisans and designed to reflect the venue’ s distinct character and charm.

“ I find inspiration all around me and see no borders in culinary arts, ”says Chef Tony Xu. “ I love experimenting with original ingredients and techniques from different parts of China to put a unique vegetarian spin on traditional Sichuanese cuisine and tea culture”.

Set on the site of the former Daci Temple’ s mulberry garden,

the restaurant’ s dishes can be paired with an array of boutique Chinese teas.

Tivano

Inspired by the diversity and tradition of fine Italian cuisine, Tivano

at The Temple House boasts an innovative multi-layer design that

includes a vibrant open kitchen and stone fired pizza oven as well as a captivating floor-to-ceiling wine wall.

Tivano is helmed by Chef de Cuisine of Western Kitchens Jerome Merlo, who taps into his extensive background in French gastronomy

by adding contemporary touches to authentic Italian fare that’ s laced with the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

“For me, food is an art, a language, and an essential bridge to connect people.”

Guests shouldn’ t miss out on menu highlights like Gnocchi Al

pesto, homemade Spanish gnocchi mixed with fresh pesto and balanced with sweet pea puree, ricotta and mature Parmesan; and

Iberic Pork Cheek, a classic comfort dish with pork that has been braised for hours, served with potato mash, glazed turnip, and a turnip cream sauce.

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INDULGE

The Royal Treatment

Combining spectacular ocean views with some of Dubai’ s best dining and entertainment experiences, Atlantis The Royal is set to be a new benchmark for luxury and indulgence when it opens late 2022.

Dubai is a city that’s no stranger to luxury resorts. However,

Of course, Atlantis The Royal guests will also have access to all

Residences, will combine cutting-edge architecture with world-

select from across the two properties and access to the record-

its newest addition, the stunning Atlantis The Royal Resort and

class service and amenities when it opens later this year. With

designs by Parisian interior designer Sybille de Margerie and GA Design of London, and architecture by New York’s Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, Atlantis The Royal will consist of 6 eye-catching stepped towers, inspired by the elements and the progressive architecture of Dubai.

Within the resort towers, stays will range from the spacious

Guest Rooms through to magnificent Suites and a series of captivating Signature Penthouses, including The Royal Mansion,

a 1,128-square-metre sanctuary, home to an expansive terrace

with infinity pool, 3 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a bar and library, and dedicated 24-hour butler service. All

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balance through mindful change, AWAKEN will possess indoor

and outdoor facilities, including 17 elegant treatment suites, a 6-room Hammam Sensorium, halotherapy salt rooms, a snow

sauna and alchemy shower, a movement studio, and a 25-metre lap pool. These will be complemented by a menu of indulgent treatments, many inspired by traditional Arabic medicine, and a schedule of group fitness and yoga sessions.

In addition to its many family-friendly facilities and luxurious

accommodations, Atlantis The Royal will also offer unparalleled

culinary experiences, with 17 bars and restaurants, including 8 helmed by celebrity chefs. These will include modern Peruvian

eatery La Mar by Gastón Acurio; Dinner by Heston Blumenthal; and Spanish tapas restaurant Jaleo by José Andrés.

Other exciting outlets will include Ariana’s Persian Kitchen by

Ariana Bundy; Milos by Costas Spiliadis, located in front of the

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marble bathrooms with walk-in showers and dressing rooms.

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EXPLORE

Summer in the Alps

The Swiss region of Graubunden may be a wintertime favourite, but it also shines during the summer months, with a host of activities and unique experiences for the whole family.

Alpine Circle

Discover the most beautiful sights of Graubunden individually –

on a tour on the Alpine Circle. Travellers can choose the tour that

suits their preferences, from day trips to multi-day adventures by bus, car or train, and discover highlights such as the Rhine Gorge or the acclaimed Swiss National Park, Switzerland’ s biggest nature preserve, with exciting side trips and unusual experiences along the way. The adventurous can combine sporty canoe

trips with spectacular views, while culture buffs can explore the architectural wonder that is the Landwasser Viaduct and

the region’ s medieval castles. Alternative, tap into the region’ s rich wellness tradition at one of the many spa hotels, tee off at some of Switzerland’ s most beautiful golf courses, or soak in the majesty of the glaciers of Diavolezza.

|Graubunden is famed for its natural beauty

Seeking Heidi

Nostalgic childhood memories are brought back to life at the

Heidi Village in Heidiland, the setting of Johanna Spyri’ s iconic

children’ s storybook, Heidi. Families can ride by horse and carriage through rolling green meadows before immersing themselves in the Heidi Village, which is nestled in the foothills of Maienfeld and includes an interactive hobby farm, a quaint

gift shop, and a recreation of Heidi’ s home, an authentic Walser

hut renovated and converted into a museum. Children will love feeding the goats and immersing themselves in the story of this cheerful, nature-loving girl. |the region is fantastic for families

Travellers can even stay close by at the Swiss Heidi Hotel and be steps from the action, which includes the longest toboggan

run in Switzerland, and to take bike tours through the region’ s vineyards.

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EXPLORE A journey on the Bernina Express weaves its way past the glistening glaciers of the Bernina Range, and past shimmering Italian lakes far

below. Famed as the highest rail journey in Europe, and arguably the most beautiful, the Bernina Express connects the Swiss and Italian Alps. Rail fans will cross suspension bridges over bold gorges, gasp at the flawless views of icy blue Poschiavo Lake and be awed by the

wonder of the Bernina Range and the cascading meltwater of the Piz Palu Glacier from the train’ s panoramic cars.

Lined by incredible scenery, it’s not hard to see why part of the Bernina Express route was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. However, the journey doesn’t just impress with its incredible scenery; guests

can also order traditional favorites like fondue and other regional

specialties, served in cozy dining cars, to pair with the unforgettable |a cable car in Diavolezza

Diavolezza

Home to the fairy-tale mountain scenery of the Upper Engadin, Diavolezza is best known for its three cable cars, all of which are positioned around the famous Bernina massif, with the

4,049-metre peak of Piz Bernina at its heart. On the western side of the Piz Bernina towers the mighty Corvatsch, while the gentler

Diavolezza and Lagalb, favorites among sports fans, are to the east.

No matter the season, if you’re in search of action, fine food, or relaxation, the three mountains of Corvatsch, Diavolezza, and

Lagalb are the spots to be. The trio of cable cars run 365 days a year and offer travellers access to 14 mountain restaurants in

winter and 6 in summer, ensuring guests combine great cuisine

with unforgettable Alpine vistas. For a longer stay, be sure to check in at Grand Hotel Kronenhof, an elegant retreat located just 6km from St. Moritz.

vistas. Travellers can also combine their journey with stays at some

of the best hotels along the route, including Chur’s Hotel Stern, Parkhotel Silvretta in Davos, and the Kulm Hotel and Hotel Laudinella in St. Moritz.

Alternatively, depart on the Glacier Express to experience the Rhaetian Railway (R h B ), a mountain railroad network whose lines connect

Italy and Switzerland via a long labyrinth of wide valleys, tunnels, and

winding mountain paths. Known as the“ slowest express train in the

world, ”the Glacier Express is an eight-hour panoramic journey that traverses the Swiss Alps from St. Moritz to Zermatt, crossing over 291 bridges and delving through 91 tunnels along the way.

Lovers of train travel can visit UNESCO World Heritage sites along the way, or simply sit back and enjoy the nostalgia of steam locomotives, the mesmerizing views from the open scenic carriages ( the place to be

during the crossing of the 88.9- metre - high Wiesen Viaduct ); and the local cuisine served in the gourmet dining cars. Other highlights of the

journey include the Alpine destination of St. Moritz, the spectacular

Rhone Gorge, the Oberalp Pass, and the mighty Matternhorn. In addition, the train offers access to stunning retreats, including

LAAX’ s design savvy rocksresort, Schweizerhof Flims, officially one of Switzerland’ s most hospitable hotels, and Peaks Place, an apartment-

hotel popular with for sports-minded mountain enthusiasts and wellness connoisseurs.

|children at Heidi Village

A Rail Adventure

Graubunden is home to not one but two of the world’ s most spectacular train journeys, the Bernina Express and the Glacier Express.

|the Bernina Express crossing the Landwasser Viaduct

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UNCOVER

Coastal Glamour

Two of the French Rivera’ s most iconic retreats, the Oetker Collection’ s Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc and Château Saint-Martin & Spa, prepare for their triumphant reopening in time for the northern summer.

A Century & a Half in the Making

Nestled at the tip of Cap d’Antibes, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is an

idyllic retreat coveted by celebrities and the jet-set for its privacy, glamour refinement. For over 150 years, the hotel, home to 118 sublime guest rooms, suites and intimate villas, has welcomed

couples, families and friends to its picture-perfect perch above the crashing waves of Anse de l’Argent Faux, also known as the Bay of Millionaires.

Like a scene out of The Great Gatsby, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc,

which was awarded Palace status in 2016, has been a byword for

luxury on the Cote d’Azur since the 1880s. Set across a 22-acre estate of Aleppo pines and weathered cypress trees, the hotel has welcomed the great and the beautiful, from the Windsors

and the Kennedys to Sharon Stone, Madonna, Rita Hayworth, Winston Churchill, and Steven Spielberg.

In addition to being a favourite summertime haunt for multi-

generational families, who visit for the hotel’s stunning

restaurants, which terrace towards the sea cliffs, its iconic saltwater

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villas; the Art Deco-styled hotel continues to host some of the calendar’ s most coveted affairs, including lavish events during

the Cannes Film Festival. This ensures a regular who’s who can be found at the Spa Eden-Roc by La Prairie, home to luxurious

caviar water facials and La Prairie wellness journeys; or holding court at the Eden-Roc Champagne Loune.

Reopening April 15 until October 16 2022, the hotel’ s 2022 season promises the perfect opportunity for guests to celebrate the post-pandemic era, bask in the Mediterranean sunshine,

and enjoy timeless hospitality, which will include the creations of Executive Head Chef Sebastian Broda, who led the hotel’s

Louroc Restaurant to its first Michelin star in 2021. For the 2022 season he is joined by acclaimed pastry chef Lilian Bonnefoi and

chef Christophe Marc, ensuring a culinary destination like no other.

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UNCOVER A Route to Provençal Bliss

With a season spanning April 28 until October 16, Château Saint-

Martin & Spa also prepares for another summer of refined hedonism, with luxurious accommodation meeting world-class gastronomy in the hilltops of Vence.

Nestled among olive groves, this revamped Provencal retreat began

life as a Knights Templar castle back in 1150 ( the original chapel still stands in the grounds of the 34-acre estate) but is better known as a

bucolic hideaway that tones down the glamour of the coast without holding back on the world-class service or the indulgent amenities, which include a fitness centre, two tennis courts, four cabanas and a swimming pool with spectacular panoramic Riviera views.

Those same views are enjoyed from the estate’ s light filled and airy

guestrooms ( there’ s even a duplex suite hidden away in a tower ) and

from its six Provencal-styled villas, which are ideally suited for families and friends looking for their own private summer retreat.

After exploring the property’ s contemporary art trail, which includes

pieces by Manolo Valdés, guests can retreat to the Spa Saint-Martin

by La Prairie, home to four elegant spa suites and a menu of indulgent rituals ( be sure to try the Haute Couture Rose Tango Treatment ) ; or pleasure their palates with cuisine by Executive Head Chef Jean-Luc

Lefrançois that in 2022 includes a new Les Canthares wine tasting

programme. The property’ s two restaurants offer a contrasting

gastronomic interlude, from Michelin-starred Le Saint-Martin with its panoramic terrace, to the timeless flavours of the Mediterranean at bucolic-chic L’Oliveraie.

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DINE

A Culinary Affair

The Datai Langkawi continues its coveted The Chef Series in 2022 with a focus on eclectic Malaysian cuisine.

As much an acclaimed dining destination as it is a sustainable,

Lumpur’ s OpenHouse ( A p r i l 2 2 - 2 3 ) ; and chef Raymond Tham

welcome a host of intriguing local and international chefs this

Horiuchi of KL’s acclaimed nose-to-tail French restaurant Entier

tropical haven, stunning Malaysian resort The Datai Langkawi will year as part of the 2022 edition of The Chef Series, a showcase of

culinary talents that has welcomed culinary luminaries such as Michel and Sébastien Bras, Michel Roux, and Nils Henkel to the beachfront retreat.

The 2022 series focuses on eclectic Malaysian cuisine and takes its cues from the Malaysian elevated dining scene, with a programme

featuring six chefs whose restaurants in various regions of Malaysia count amongst the best in the country. This distinguished selection

not only reflects the diversity of cuisines and cultures so alluringly characteristic of Malaysia, but also incorporates more recent

gastronomic and cultural influences from abroad, with culinary

styles spanning traditional, modern and new wave Malaysian, as well as creative takes on international cuisine.

of Beta and Skillet (June 1 7 - 1 8 ). Also look out for chef Masashi

( August 1 8 -19 ), as well as pair of chefs Lee Zhe Xi and Soh Yong

Zhi from Eat and Cook in Kuala Lumpur who specialize in local Omakase ( October 6 -7 ).

Each chef will deliver intimate dining events to guests of the

resort, and create specially crafted menus that embody their unique culinary style and philosophy while embracing local ingredients – from lemongrass and pandan to turmeric and chilli

– many of which will be sourced from The Datai Langkawi’ s own permaculture garden. In addition, fresh seafood and poultry

will be predominantly sourced from local fishermen and organic producers. All visiting chefs will also host cooking demonstrations that offer guests a unique hands-on gastronomic experience.

The‘Eclectic Malaysia’edition of The Chef Series has launched in

January with chef Johnson Wong (January 6 - 7 ) , one of Malaysia’ s most innovative and exciting young talents, who presented a

gastronomic menu in which traditions and tastes from the past

were imbued with new life through a deft infusion of contemporary innovations. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu School in Sydney, the

award-winning chef is renowned for combining local ingredients

with subtly nuanced flavours derived from Malaysia’ s diverse cuisines, resulting in a sophisticated taste that is at once novel, yet hints at joyous nostalgic flavours and memories from the past.

Other featured chefs for 2022 include chef Masaki Arakawa from the capital’ s Sushi Azabu ( February 2 5 - 2 6 ) ; chef Azli Ahmad of Kuala

To book a table for the Chef Series email reservations@dataihotels.com


ESCAPE

A Private Affair in the French West Indies With the reopening of Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, travellers looking for a private tropical retreat will find luxurious solace at the resort’s breathtaking five-bedroom Villa de France.

Considered the only property in the Caribbean with Palace distinction, the recently reopened Cheval Blanc St - Barth Isle de France, the creation of three world- renowned artists : landscape designer Madison Cox, interior designer Jacques Grange, and

sculptor Jean- Michel Othoniel, is perfectly suited for the postpandemic world. The intimate resort’ s Villa de France is the epitome of exquisite Caribbean living, ensuring families and friends travelling together a private Caribbean enclave where they will want for nothing.

Boasting five sumptuous guest rooms, this regal, residential-

styled villa offers direct access to acclaimed Flamands Beach and

spectacular sea views from its spacious living and entertaining

spaces, each of which has been decorated with a curated collection of original art pieces.

Sprawling over 650 square metres, this magnificent villa, one

of the French West Indies’most coveted, features a spacious living room defined by bespoke furniture and high ceilings that

opens onto a private terrace, a pair of infinity- edge pools, and the undivided attention of a dedicated Majordome, who will meet

the needs of even the most exacting of guests. Guests will also

discover a spa suite where signature Cheval Blanc Spa treatments created with Guerlain are conducted by experienced therapists, and a fitness room with state- of- the- art Technogym equipment.

The villa’ s five guest rooms include two with king or twin-sized

beds as well as elegant bathrooms with standalone bathtubs and

rain showers. The magnificent master bedroom overlooks its own terrace with plunge pool, and combines a generous bathtub and rainshower with an independent dressing room and exquisite sea views.

After a day exploring the turquoise Caribbean Sea or whiling away the hours on the sun-kissed beach, guests can capture sunset from

the second floor terrace, before retreating to the villa’ s private

dining room, where Chef Jean Imbert and his culinary team will create bespoke menus that capture the flavours, textures and traditions of the Caribbean.

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IMBIBE

Tempting the Tastebuds

Modern Japanese restaurant Zoku at The Hari Hong Kong continues to seduce the city’ s palates with the arrival of a new chef and new dining venue The Terrace.

The new dishes can now be experienced on The Terrace, a recently

opened all-day dining enclave by The Hari designers Tara Bernerd & Partners that is defined by an eye - catching three-storey green

wall, which, combined with extensive potted plantings, creates an

urban garden at the heart of bustling Wan Chai. With a light, fresh palette accentuated by natural linens and contrasted by a bold pop of patterned aqua fabrics and patterned book-matched marble,

The Terrace promises to be one of the city’ s most popular dining destinations come the warm months of Spring.

It’ s also the perfect setting for Zoku’ s new brunch and new cocktails laced with the hotel’ s own gin. These include Sprezzatura A tasteful tribute to the culinary culture of Japan, Zoku’ s vitality

continues with the recent arrival of chef Edwin Guzman. Born and raised in Lima, a renowned foodie capital, Edwin has over a decade

of experience working in leading kitchens – including Maido,

Astrid & Gaston, and Aji at Macau’ s MGM Cotai, named one of the

(available at Italian restaurant Lucciola), a blend of The Hari Gin,

apple, lime, sugar syrup, and tabasco served in a Riedel Sour Glass and garnished with a blue cheese-stuffed olive ; and Zoku’ s Blaue Blume, with The Hari Gin, yuzu, peach puree, honey, cider and lime and garnished with blue flowers.

World’ s 50 Best Discovery restaurants – and at Zoku will oversee the restaurant’ s interpretation of innovative yet timeless Japanese cuisine.

Revealing the influence of Ferran Adria, the father of molecular

gastronomy, on his culinary style, Edwin’ s additions to Zoku’ s satisfyingly eclectic menu promise to tantalise and delight. Dishes

not to be missed include Uzuzukuri, sliced flounder with Nikkei ponzu and tobiko ; Toro tartare with rice crackers and caviar ;

Truffle salmon nigiri ; Wagyu nigiri with ponzu-infused quail egg ; Robatayaki tomahawk steak ; and Guindara misoyaki, misomarinated seabass with pickled myoga.

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REJUVENATE

A Year Inspired by Wellness

Defined by the four holistic pillars of rebalance, weight control, immunity boost, and rejuvenation, The Spa Royal Mansour offers a new take on contemporary wellness.

sedentary lifestyle, and other causes of weight gain and its greater

ramifications. The journey offers a comprehensive plan that

includes a dietary detox, physical activities, and spa treatments,

including a signature hammam massage, body scrubs and oxygen therapy. Guests can also opt for optional cuisine workshops with the hotel’ s experienced culinary team.

As part of the Rejuvenation programme, guests will tackle the

issues associated with an unbalanced lifestyle, including an inadequate diet, stress, and the effects of pollution through a

global approach that includes private sports sessions, a traditional Takhlita hair wrap and signature Hammam, a tension and oxidative stress relieving massage, and an endermology session to The Royal Mansour in Morocco has revisited its spa’ s treatments and rituals, introducing new Wellness Programmes that better meet the needs of today’ s luxury traveller. The new curated collection of cutting-edge programmes employs advanced

technology, inspired treatments and the skills of a dedicated team of wellness advisers to deliver real results across 3, 5, 7 or 14-day programmes.

The new Wellness Programmes are defined by four key themes

– rebalance, weight control, rejuvenation, and immunity boost

– that are designed to help guests reconnect with their mental, physical, and emotional well-being, regain self-confidence, and bolster nutrition and immunity.

Under the Rejuvenation programme, guests will tackle chronic

fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, low spirits, and hormonal

imbalance caused by stress through guided yoga, meditation, and art therapy that offers an immersion in colour, light, and body expression.

The Weight Control programme establishes a dialogue with one’ s body, and lets guests address stress, an imbalanced and 26

reactivate cellular activity while reducing the effects of ageing and increasing vitality.

Finally, the Immunity Boost programme counters chronic fatigue, an irregular diet, and troubled sleep by strengthening the immune

system through soothing massages like the Blissful Mama by Subtle Energies; oxygen facial treatments, and holistic rituals designed to release toxins and encourage the body’ s natural defences.

All programmes begin with an in-depth consultation and include body composition analysis, personalised menu, detox drinks and spa access. Programmes can also be combined with full board accommodation.



CAPTIVATE

Three of a Kind

Address Hotels + Resorts opens three exciting new properties in the space of a year, offering a luxurious, contemporary take on three unique destinations.

Address Beach Resort, Dubai

Nestled in the heart of The Beach and Jumeirah Beach Residence,

Address Beach Resort opened its doors in December 2020 as the first-ever Address beachfront property and has since forged a

cult-like following among lovers of the finer things in life. More than just another beachfront retreat, Address Beach Resort spans two 77 - floor towers connected by the tallest inhabited skybridge in the world. It’ s also home to the world’ s highest outdoor infinity pool, offering spectacular views across Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’ s dynamic cityscape.

The resort boasts just 217 guest rooms and suites, including deluxe rooms, one and two-bedroom suites, and a sublime

three-bedroom Presidential Suite. Address Beach Resort is also home to a stunning array of dining outlets, including Li’Brasil,

which showcases Lebanese and Brazilian flavours; coastal classic The Beach Grill, which fronts the resort’ s 100-metre-long beach; and poolside haven ZETA Seventy Seven.

In addition to Address Beach Residences, a collection of 443 fully-

furnished serviced apartments and 478 unfurnished apartments, this indulgent destination features a state-of-the-art fitness centre and award-winning wellness enclave The Spa at Address.

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CAPTIVATE Address Istanbul

Another new addition to the Address line up, Address Istanbul is

located on the Asian side of the iconic Bosphorus and takes its inspiration from the world of contemporary Turkish art. Featuring 182

guest rooms, the new hotel is set across 11 floors of a 48-story tower that’ s topped by Skyview, a spectacular dining destination with views

to both Europe and Asia, as well as to the Golden Horn waterway and the Blue Mosque.

In addition to its modern décor, Address Istanbul combines timeless

hospitality with contemporary wellness, with a 1,000 sqft spa that includes a Turkish hammam (naturally ), a swimming pool, a comprehensive fitness centre and a yoga studio for guests looking to stay active on their travels.

In addition to the vertiginous Skyview, the hotel also features The Restaurant, home to a wide range of culinary delights, including traditional Turkish dishes; and The Lounge, serving Turkish coffee and light bites.

The hotel is also adjacent to Emaar Square Mall, offering guests access

to more than 400 shops and restaurants as well as the Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

Address Beach Resort Fujairah

Another breathtaking beach destination, this one backdropped by

the majestic Hajar Mountains, the new Address Beach Resort Fujairah

combines a classic coastal setting with elegant accommodations and a host of outdoor adventures.

The ultimate beach address in the emirate, itself a hidden gem in

the UAE, the newly-opened Address Beach Resort Fujairah is nestled between the mountains and Al Aqah Beach on the Arabian Sea, making it an ideal destination for adventure seekers and families,

especially between October and April, when the region’ s turquoise waters welcome a host of activities, including diving and snorkelling.

Spanning 578,000 sqft, the resort combines 196 guest rooms and suites with 10 sumptuous privately owned villas and 170 serviced

apartments, all of which capture this unique, picturesque landscape to perfection with refined interiors and modern amenities.

Contemporary and luxurious, Address Beach Resort Fujairah is also

home to four insightful dining outlets, including signature all-day eatery The Restaurant, a beachfront seafood grill, and a vibrant pool lounge, the ideal spot for sunset gatherings. Guests will also be able to finish days of adventure scuba diving, exploring the local Dibba Oyster Farm, or hiking in the mountains with a treatment at The Spa or session at the state-of-the-art fitness centre.

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COMMUNITY

When Empowerment Works As part of Heavens Portfolio’ s on-going community initiatives, the company supports The Foundation for Professional Training, a vocational education platform empowering young women in the Philippines.

Development in Cebu, Punlaan School in Metro Manila – have seen a 95% employment rate for all graduates within one month

of graduation, with students empowered to support themselves and their families while bolstering their communities.

School curriculums offer courses in hospitality and culinary

arts, covering key components like beverage services, cooking, and housekeeping, with a focus on on-the-job training thanks

to strong industry partnerships. Such initiatives are funded through the generosity of donors and sponsors, including Heavens

Portfolio,

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FPTI

scholarship programme that supports all three schools, and offers the next generation independence and a chance to forge ahead with a meaningful career. The phrase‘knowledge is power’takes on new meaning in the Philippines with The Foundation for Professional Training (FPTI) and its efforts to teach employment-led technical vocational

classes to senior high school-aged women in preparation for entry to the workforce.

The Foundation presently operates three technical vocational

schools for young women in grades 11-12 from underprivileged

backgrounds, empowering them with real-world skills as well

as a strong sense of values and work ethic that makes them job-ready and able to compete evenly on the competitive employment market.

Since their inception, the Foundation’ s schools – Anihan Technical School in Laguna, Banilad School for Professional

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