FRESH TOUCHES ROLL INTO RAFFLES
With the announcement of several exciting developments, Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is news of the moment. They’re celebrating the arrival of a sleek new fleet of BMW 5 Series and 7 Series limousines to replace their existing Mercedes vehicles. Also an initiative to support and mentor the future chefs of Cambodia will see Raffles Hotel Le Royal collaborate with the Don Bosco Hotel School in Sihanouk to provide cooking classes to aspiring culinary students.
LATAM AIRLINES GROUP COLLECTION
LAN and TAM airlines have successfully combined to create the LATAM Airlines Group S.A., to provide the most comprehensive network of connections and destinations in South America. The fleet of 310 aircraft will initially reach 150 destinations in 22 countries benefitting customers with greater connectivity, improved routes and frequencies and reduced connection times.
TAKING HEART IN ROMANTIC TAHITI
Tahiti and her islands have taken romance to a new level with the introduction of two exclusive excursions to the gorgeous heart-shaped atoll of Tupai. Priced from AUD7,410 per person twin share, the Pure Pleasure package allows guests access to one of Tupai’s most dazzling sand beaches – a privilege not previously extended to visitors. It includes return business class airfares ex Sydney or Melbourne with Air Tahiti Nui, private transfers in Tahiti, two nights at Le Meridien Tahiti, five nights at Four Seasons Bora Bora, a half day lagoon tour and snorkeling safari. That little bit of extra luxury can be found in The Tupai romantic escape add-on which, for an extra AUD1,460, includes helicopter flights, champagne and a photo shoot.
PARK HYATT REAPS AWARD
Sydney’s Park Hyatt was re- established as the city’s premier hotel after being named in two prestigious awards recently; Travel and Leisure magazine’s ‘ The Best New Hotels 2012’, and Australian Gourmet Traveller’s ‘Best Capital City Hotel’. The hotel re-opened in March this year after an 11-month transformation. Noted for its high quality of service and luxurious residential interiors, the hotel has received eight international and Australian awards in 2011 and 2012.
“This recognition is a reflection of the hotel’s continued commitment to service excellence that truly reflects the unique characteristics of our harbour city”, said General Manager Andrew Mensforth.
MEXICAN FAMILY RETREAT
This summer, families can frolic in a 1500-acre nature preserve and experience a luxury villa vacation at the world-renowned Las Alamandas in Costa Alegre, Mexico. The Summer Luxury Family Getaway is a five-night, all-inclusive package with up to two children under 12 staying free.
The package includes a family picnic on a private beach, complimentary kayaks, horseback riding, a tropical fruit platter and three meals daily. Kids will love the plethora of activities on offer including water sports, tennis, beach volleyball, mountain biking and of course, the Kids’ Club.
SPA INDULGENCE AT ULUWATU
Balinese property Semara Luxury Villa Resort, Uluwatu, has introduced a new range of decadent spa and accommodation packages. The new three, five and seven night deals include luxury accommodation and a range of sumptuous spa experiences, along with breakfast for two served in-room, complimentary gym access, free Wi-Fi, tennis facilities and turndown service.
Some of the new stress-busting treatments on offer include Semara Sensation Signature massages, soothing sports massages, organic facials, healing reflexology, luxury manicures, Chakra stone therapy and more.