Tatler Travel News: June 2019
1/5 Belmond Royal Scotsman launches bespoke excursions
Luxury sleeper train Belmond Royal Scotsman has launched personalised experiences to take guests off the rails and reconnect with nature through stunning Scottish landscapes.
Guests can now tailor their own itinerary by choosing from a range of activities—from a private stargazing excursion in the Cairngorms National Park to whisky tastings at some of the Highland’s best-known distilleries—for a truly bespoke journey in the wilderness of Scotland.
Find out more at belmond.com
2/5 Aqua Expeditions introduces new fleet
Boutique luxury cruise line Aqua Expeditions has announced two new fleet additions: Aqua Blu (November 2019) and Aqua Nera (August 2020), both open for booking from May 7, 2019. Cruising to the world’s best diving and snorkeling sites, Aqua Blu will primarily serve three destinations on seven-night coastal cruise itineraries around Raja Ampat, Bali-Komodo National Park, and Ambon and Spice Islands.
Whereas Aqua Nera will sail to the Peruvian Amazon, coupled with modern Peruvian culinary experiences curated by award-winning Peruvian culinarian Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
Find out more at aquaexpeditions.com
3/5 AKARYN Hotel Group launches new resorts in Indonesia and Vietnam
Thailand’s homegrown boutique hotel group AKARYN is expanding its portfolio in Indonesia and Vietnam with Aleenta Retreat Bali and akyra Hoi An in the coming months. Following its pioneering resorts in Phuket and Hua Hin, Aleenta in Bali will be home to a spa village and yoga resort, where guests can get pampered with an array of spa treatments and enjoy a serene yoga practice in the outdoors.
Guests who have experienced akyra’s hotels and resorts in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai will find akyra Hoi An a matching beach escape surrounded by golden sand and azure sea of Vietnam’s central coast.
Find out more at akarynhotelgroup.com
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4/5 InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort opens
The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts' first property on the Maldives archipelago is set to launch on September 1, 2019, and reservations now open so you can be one of the first guests at the island’s newest resort.
Offering the first and only ‘All-Club InterContinental experience’, a stay at the resort comes with bespoke guest experiences, including personalised service and exclusive benefits throughout the island, exceptional gourmet concepts at the six dining outlets and signature AVI Spa with six overwater treatment villas.
Find out more at ihg.com/intercontinental
5/5 Singita introduces world’s first safari in South Africa and Antarctica
Luxury African Safari Lodges & Reserves Singita has announced the launch of a limited-edition ‘11-night Adventure to the South’ trip for November 2019, combining African wilderness and icy expanse of Antarctica to give safari lovers a chance to view the rarest wildlife on both continents.
During the epic journey, guests will stay at Singita Kruger National Park and the One&Only Hotel in Cape Town before flying into the heart of Antarctica via a private jet operated by White Desert, a zero-impact, carbon-neutral company and spend the remainder of the trip glamping at Whichaway Camp.
Find out more at singita.com
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