BUTLER’S HELP BEGINS AT HOME The Club Intercontinental, an exclusive resort within InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa now has butler assistance called Itokani, meaning ‘at your side.’ The butlers’ help begins even before the holiday, as they design personalised itineraries from a menu of services, tailored to a range of locally-inspired activities and experiences. These can include golf lessons, surprise romantic dinners or a private island picnic. Highlight of the service is new in-room terrace dining with three-course candle-lit dinners, butler served. The exclusive hideaway resort is located on pristine Natadola Bay, recognised as one of the best beaches in the world by Forbes Magazine.
IDEAL TIME TO VISIT THE FARM MEDICAL RESORT Clients wanting to improve their health need look no further than The Farm at San Benito in the Philippines, one of the leading, award-winning wellness destinations in the Asia Pacific. Its prices have been slashed to those from 2002 and it is offering its ten new villas at half price. The Narra Pool Villas and 2-bedroom The Lankan sit on the ridge by a stream and have heated private pools with hydro jets, palatial bathrooms and breathtaking views. Special programs address diabetes, obesity, hypertension and cancer care. All guests enjoy special resort credits; rejuvenating food; integrated medical services; spa treatments; plus yoga, meditation, circuit training, aqua aerobics and AB blasting.
INDIGO PEARL “BEST LUXURY BEACH RESORT” THAILAND Indigo Pearl, a luxury resort in Phuket, took home the Best Luxury Beach Resort award for Thailand at the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards evening. Mr. Kelly Lewis, the General Manager of Indigo Pearl said, “We are delighted with the recognition of Best Luxury Beach Resort and would like to thank our hard working team. We have set a benchmark as an industry leader with this outcome and we trust that this award will be an inspiration to our entire staff for years to come.” Indigo Pearl is a short distance from the Phuket International Airport and offers 177 accommodation options, as well as restaurants, bars, pools, an award-winning spa, a Thai cooking school and more.
FLAWLESS VICTORY FOR QUALIA
Qualia, a luxury secluded Great Barrier Reef resort on Hamilton Island, has been named Best Resort in the World at the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards. qualia is the first Australian resort to achieve top title, receiving a perfect score for rooms, service, location, design and activities. Sandy Oatley, Chairman of Hamilton Island Enterprises stated, “When we bought Hamilton Island nearly 10 years ago and developed the vision for qualia, it was to create a luxury oasis that maximised the sheer beauty of the idyllic location with a standard of service that was uniquely Australian, yet that would meet and exceed the expectations of the most discerning travellers from around the world. This award is testament that we are doing our job.”
LOUIS XV 25TH ANNIVERSARY CULINARY SUMMIT
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Le Louis XV- Alain Ducasse restaurant, 200 Michelin Star chefs representing 300 stars will meet in Monaco for a unique culinary summit next month. Famous attendees include Tetsuya Wakuda, Joël Robuchon, Michel Guérard and Dane René Redzepi. 21 Michelin Star Chef Alain Ducasse, said, “The themes dearest to me are related to the Mediterranean, deeply rooted in the South, to the Riviera whose produce occupy a fundamental place in my culinary creations… The 25th anniversary of Le Louis XV then appeared to me as a unique opportunity to gather around these values the worlds’ greatest culinary talents for a stroll through the country of taste and excellence.”
CREME DE LA CREME OF SPAS
The best spas in the world for 2012 have been announced in SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice awards with Four Seasons winning two of the top gongs. Major winners are Africa: The Spa at the Oyster Box, The Oyster Box Hotel; Asia: Chiva-Som; Australia: Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat; Europe: The Spa and Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris; North America: Life in Balance Spa, Miraval; South America: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires. Spas were chosen on six continents in 44 countries and across 27 categories (including the new Best for Weddings and Best Pet- Friendly) and this year attracted a record amount of votes.
CARLTON PENTHOUSE IN ST. MORITZ
The new, spacious penthouse sleeps up to six people and is the perfect base from which to enjoy the Carlton Hotel and the exciting winter events in St. Moritz. Crafted by interior designer, Carlo Rampazzi, it sits on the top floor, with 360 degree panoramic views from its five terraces and windows. Available from 14 December to 1 April 2013, there are three large ensuite bedrooms, a luxury kitchen, butler service and private elevator, includes half board; access to the Carlton Spa; transfers to the Corviglia mountain railway station, St. Moritz train station and Samedan airport; services charges and VAT.
PEPPERS FAMILY DEALS
Peppers Beach Club & Spa at picturesque Palm Cove is offering a fantastic family getaway from AU$490 per night in a two bedroom Lagoon Room including full buffet breakfast. The kids will enjoy the resort’s spectacular sandy beach lagoon pool, formal pool and tennis court and, for a fun-filled family day out, a visit to some of the many local attractions such as Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Cairns Night Zoo or a Kuranda Scenic Railway adventure. Stay two nights in a two- bedroom Garden Suite at Peppers Beacon, situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown, from NZ$495 per night and enjoy a gondola ride and either buffet lunch or dinner in Skyline’s scenic restaurant. There is nearby skiing, snowboarding, national parks trails, bungy jumping and jet boat rides Onsite indulge in a hot spa and sauna, visit the gym or book an in-room massage. Valid until March 31, 2013. Minimum two night stay.
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