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TravelTatler Travel News: May 2019

Tatler Travel News: May 2019

Tatler Travel News: May 2019
By Pearl Yan
May 06, 2019
Summer is just around the corner, which calls for a holiday in the sun; whether it's a weekend getaway or an adventure exploring exotic destinations. Here are our top picks in the latest travel offerings to help you stay ahead of the summer crowds

1/7Capella Sanya opens

Photo: Courtesy of Capella Sanya
Photo: Courtesy of Capella Sanya

Opening its door to guests in January 2019, Capella Sanya is designed by world-renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy, who draws inspiration from Chinese cultural elements and the natural landscape of Hainan Island to create 90 exquisitely designed rooms and six private villas amid lush gardens overlooking the South China Sea.

The resort boasts four restaurants, bars and a lounge that pay tribute to flavours found along the legendary Maritime Silk Route, and the Auriga Spa is a serene 4,020-square-metre sanctuary housing Hainan’s first authentic Moroccan bath and the region’s first Snow Cabin.

Find out more at capellahotels.com

2/7W Bali - Ubud opens in 2020

Photo: Courtesy of W Bali - Ubud
Photo: Courtesy of W Bali - Ubud

Following W’s debut in Indonesia with W Bali - Seminyak in 2010, the hotel group is expanding its profile on the island with W Bali - Ubud, set to open in 2020. The hotel will feature 100 guest rooms and suites, including 10 villas with private swimming pools and an EWOW suite—the brand’s take on a presidential suite.

Weaving Balinese elements into the interior design, the property will display modern artwork created by local artists, the finest Balinese cuisine at a partially underground restaurant and locally inspired concoctions served at a cocktail bar on one of the hotel’s highest hills, boasting panoramic views.

Find out more at w-hotels.marriott.com

See also: 48 Hours In Bali

3/7Rosewood Ningbo opens in 2024

Photo: Courtesy of Rosewood Ningbo
Photo: Courtesy of Rosewood Ningbo

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts continues its expansion across Asia with Rosewood Ningbo, expected to open in 2024. Occupying levels 43 to 56 of upcoming mixed-use property complex Ningbo New World Plaza, which comprises the latest K11 Art Mall, K11 Atelier offices, high-end residences and the first art park in the city.

Rosewood Ningo will include 185 guestrooms and 15 suites, along with five F&B venues, a Sense spa, an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a 1,125-square-meter grand ballroom.

Find out more at rosewoodhotels.com

See also: 10 Things To Know About The Rosewood Hong Kong

4/7Airbnb turns NYC's Rockefeller Plaza into luxury suites

Photo: lcarissimi/Canva
Photo: lcarissimi/Canva

New York City’s iconic 32-story skyscraper, Rockefeller Plaza, will soon be bookable on Airbnb thanks to its partnership with RXR Realty, one of the city’s largest real estate developers.

Taking over 10 floors of the building, the luxurious, apartment-style suites will boast unparalleled views of Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Empire State Building . It will also offer a range of curated, authentic New York experiences for travellers.

See also: Here's How You Can Stay In The Louvre For A Night

5/7Celebrity Cruises’ new ship ready to set sail to the Galapagos islands

Photo: Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises
Photo: Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises

Designed and built specifically with the destination in mind, Celebrity Cruises’ luxury mega yacht, the Celebrity Flora, offers a unique cruise experience with all-suites accommodations featuring an outward-facing concept, ensuring the Galapagos islands are the centre of attention at every turn.

Another highlight of the new vessel is the four cabanas, which create the perfect setting for an exclusive glamping experience under the stars, accompanied by a campfire-themed private dinner hosted by a Michelin-starred chef.

Find out more at celebritycruises.com

See also: 10 Most Luxurious Yachts You Can Charter In Hong Kong

6/7Alila Anji's new sky safari experience

Photo: Courtesy of Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence
Photo: Courtesy of Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence

In collaboration with Anji’s Tianzi Lake Airport, Alila Anji has launched two flying journeys to showcase the panoramic beauty of the countryside from a bird’s-eye view.

Hotel guests can opt for a scenic sightseeing tour around Tianmu Mountain, or an adrenaline-pumping flight experience at a low altitude just metres above the ground, perfect for thrill-seeking travellers.

Find out more at alilahotels.com

See also: This Company Offers Private Jet Travel For Pets

7/7Marriott launches home rentals in over 100 markets

Photo: Courtesy of Homes & Villas by Marriott International
Photo: Courtesy of Homes & Villas by Marriott International

The world’s largest hotel group is entering the home-sharing market with Homes & Villas by Marriott International, offering 2,000 premium and luxury homes located in over 100 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Loyalty members can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points at these highly-curated homes, which will come with the same amenities and convenience of a hotel, including 24/7 support, high speed Wi-Fi, premium linens and amenities upon request.

Find out more at homes-and-villas.marriott.com

See also: 3 Best Hotel Loyalty Programmes To Join Now

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