- Raffles Bali (opening this year)
RAFFLES BALI: Located in Jimbaran Bay and perched on a hill offering unparalleled ocean views, Raffles Bali will comprise just 32 private villas, each with its own private pool, for the ultimate in luxurious seclusion. Owned by PT Jimbaran Greenhill, the resort has been designed to blend seamlessly with its tropical surrounds. Sprawling over 23 hectares in the exclusive Jimbaran area of Bali, the Raffles will bring new levels of bespoke service in a creative, seductive setting that will capture those famous Jimbaran sunsets. Opening later this year, the resort will feature the famous Writers Bar, a luxurious Raffles Wellbeing Spa celebrating local rituals and healing treatments, and a beautiful restaurant at the heart of the resort, which will provide fresh, imaginative menus in surroundings that speak to the local Balinese architecture and traditions.
- Pullman Maldives (recent opening)
PULLMAN LAUNCHES MOST GENEROUS ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT IN THE MALDIVES: Set amidst 18 hectares of lush tropical flora and fauna on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the all-inclusive Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort boasts 122 decadent villas, including two exclusive Aqua Villas featuring bedrooms submerged beneath the turquoise waters for a truly memorable experience of the region’s marine life up close. The Royal Suite is a resort within a resort and provides complete privacy and indulgence including a high degree of personalised services. Featuring a range of over-water and beachside villas, the resort is surrounded by lush vegetation, a natural lake, sun-kissed beaches and one of the region’s largest and deepest lagoons. With water temperatures slightly cooler than many other islands, the richness of the marine life and the colours of the coral are unparalleled. For example, this is the only place where divers can spot up to 13 species of sharks in the water.
- Raffles Singapore (recently refurbished)
RAFFLES SINGAPORE RETURNS: Raffles Singapore makes its long-awaited return, following the iconic hotel’s sensitive restoration, with exciting new restaurants and bars, new suite levels and stunning interiors. The revitalised Raffles Singapore offers luxurious all-suite accommodations, with Butler service famous the world over for being as ‘gentle as a breeze’. New restaurant collaborations include Le Dame de Pic with Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; BBR by Alain Ducasse; and Yi by Chef Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking. All the elements that make a stay at Raffles so special have been retained including the famous Writers Bar, Tiffin Room and the quintessential Singapore Sling at the refreshed Long Bar.
- Hotel Chadstone, Melbourne (recent opening)
HOTEL CHADSTONE MELBOURNE, MGALLERY OPENS: Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery opened its doors in November 2019, setting a new benchmark for luxury accommodation as the first five-star hotel outside Melbourne’s CBD. On arrival at the 12-storey 250-room hotel, guests can relax and enjoy the finer features from the materials and finishes through to curated artworks and personalised service. Exceptional details encompass the lobby with a bespoke digital art installation, as well as the rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, Altus – capturing views across Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne’s skyline. Renowned chef Scott Pickett’s new restaurant, Pastore, has also opened at Hotel Chadstone serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for hotel guests and visitors, with a menu that reflects Melbourne’s love of quality dining and local produce. Hotel Chadstone is the only five-star hotel in Australia to receive the 5-Star Green Star rating recognising its progressive eco-design and sustainability features.
- Softiel Rome Villa Borghese, Italy (recent opening)
The newly redesigned Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is offering the ultimate romantic getaway with their exclusive Over-The-Top Romantic Experience. Available all-year round, the 5-night VIP experience includes a helicopter tour to a Roman vineyard, a bath for two in Roman donkey milk, a private tour of Villa Aurora, an extravagant floral display in-suite upon arrival, and more. Guests will stay in the hotels luxurious Venus or Cupid Suite’s. If this package wasn’t romantic enough, guests can also choose to partake in a custom jewelry shopping experience at Cazzaniga, and experience a night out amongst Italian society.